UN condemns Iran executions, calls to stop death penalty

The United Nations (UN) has condemned the executions of a 17-year-old boy and a 22-year-old man in Iran and called on Tehran to stop the death penalty. In a statement, on Tuesday, November 28, Elizabeth Throssell, spokeswoman for the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, said, “The execution of Hamid Reza Azari, is the first reported execution of an alleged child offender in Iran this year.” The spokeswoman reminded

PM Modi, world leaders express solidarity with Israel, Iran congratulates Hamas

New Delhi: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday expressed shock over the attack on Israel and said his country stand in solidarity with Israel at this difficult hour. Several leaders of countries such as the United Kingdom, Germany, France, and India condemned the fresh rocket attack launched by Hamas on Saturday morning. As per later reports over 40 Israelis soldiers and 198 Palestinians have been killed so far. In

Iran will not stop Israeli-Saudi normalisation: Netanyahu

Jerusalem: Iran will not stop Israel from realising normalisation of ties with Saudi Arabia, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, responding to a statement from Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. Iran will not prevent Israel from “further expanding the circle of peace for the benefit of the citizens of Israel, the peoples of the region and all humanity,” Netanyahu said on Tuesday in a statement released by his office. Also

Iran, Maldives resume diplomatic ties after seven years

Tehran: Iran and the Maldives have announced the resumption of diplomatic relations after a seven-year hiatus. The decision was made “in line with the two nations’ interests and aspirations,” the Iranian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday in a statement. The announcement came after a meeting between Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and Maldivian Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Ahmed Khaleel on the sidelines of the 78th session of the

UAE condemns terrorist attack on religious shrine in Shiraz, Iran

Abu Dhabi: The UAE has strongly condemned the terrorist attack that targeted a religious shrine in the city of Shiraz, Iran, which resulted in numerous deaths and injuries. In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan affirmed that the UAE expresses its strong condemnation of these criminal acts and its permanent rejection of all forms of violence and terrorism aimed at undermining security and

Iran: 90 journalists held since anti-hijab protests began in Sept 2022

Tehran: More than 90 journalists have been arrested or summoned by the Iranian authorities since the protests triggered in September 2022 by the death of Mahsa Amini in custody. “The Support Committee for arrested journalists reports the arrest or summoning of more than 90 journalists in various Iranian cities over the past 10 months,” reported the reformist daily Shargh. Also Read Iran denies connection between 2 female journalists case with Mahsa Amini’s

Iran executes 5 men convicted of gang rape

Tehran: Five persons were executed by the Iranian authorities on Wednesday, August 9, after being convicted of kidnapping and gang-raping a woman in May 2022. The execution took place in the north-western city of Marand in the East Azerbaijan province. The five accused are also involved in other crimes, the judiciary’s Mizan News Agency said without elaborating. حکم اعدام ۵ متجاوز به عنف در شهرستان مرند اجرا شد محکومان، سال

Iran, Syria remove bilateral trade tariffs: Minister

Tehran: Iranian Minister of Roads and Urban Development, Mehrdad Bazrpash, has announced that Iran and Syria have eliminated bilateral trade tariffs, media reported. Bazrpash made the announcement on Monday at a meeting of the heads of the Iran-Syria Joint Economic Commission co-chaired by visiting Syrian Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade Mohammad Samer al-Khalil in Iran’s capital Tehran, Xinhua news agency reported. Besides, Iran and Syria agreed to use their

Iran to start power exchange with Russia: Energy Minister

Tehran: Iranian Energy Minister Ali-Akbar Mehrabian has reportedly said that his country will soon begin electricity exchange with Russia through Azerbaijan. Iran has considered two routes, one via Azerbaijan and the other via Armenia and Georgia, for electricity exchange with Russia, Mehrabian told Iranian Students’ News Agency (ISNA), noting that Iran is holding the final negotiations for the start of the projects, Xinhua news agency reported. The Azerbaijan route involves

Russia disrupted the supply of paid Su-35 fighters to Iran

Russia did not supply Iran with a large batch of Su-35 fighters, which Tehran paid for in full and expected to receive in 2023, writes Bourse & Bazaar with reference to sources familiar with the matter. According to them, Tehran ordered 50 fighter jets from Moscow during the second presidential term of Hassan Rouhani, which ended in 2021. Then Russia promised to fulfill the contract in 2023. Now, however, no