Iran sends 60 tons of humanitarian aid for Gaza

Iran sent 60 tons of humanitarian aid to Egypt to be transferred to the Gaza Strip through the Rafah border crossing, Anadolu Agency reports. The aid consignment included food, medical supplies and medicines, according to the Iranian state television on Friday. The aid was sent from Tehran Airport to Egypt in coordination[…]

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Is Iran’s Raisi an ayatollah? Depends who you ask

Ebrahim Raisi is Iran’s president. He’s a principilist cleric with fiercely conservative beliefs who headed the judiciary for four years. But is he an ayatollah? Yes, according to his entourage, who have been referring to him as such ever since he assumed the presidency two years ago. Not everyone agrees. And in[…]

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Iran, Saudi Arabia discuss cancelling visas, developing tourism

Iranian Deputy Minister of Cultural Heritage and Tourism Maryam Jalali Dehkordi announced the continuation of Iranian and Saudi efforts to develop tourism relations and cancel visa requirements between the two countries. Maryam Jalali Dehkordi, who is currently in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, to participate in World Tourism Day activities, confirmed: “I met[…]

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Kuwait renews calls for Iran to demarcate maritime borders

Kuwait renewed its call for Iran, on Monday, to demarcate maritime borders between the two countries, Anadolu Agency reports. The state news agency, KUNA, citing a Foreign Ministry source, said the offshore Durra gas field is located in Kuwait’s sea territories. “Natural resources in this area are shared between Kuwait and Saudi Arabia,”[…]

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Iran hangs two men for blasphemy

Iran has executed two people who had been sentenced to death for blasphemy, the judiciary’s news website Mizan reported on Monday. Yousef Mehrdad and Sadrollah Fazeli Zare were executed for crimes including blasphemy, insulting the religion of Islam, the prophet and other sanctities, Mizan reported. It did not say when[…]

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UAE cancelled Netanyahu visit fearing he would say something against Iran

The United Arab Emirates cancelled Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned visit in January due to concerns his conduct during the visit could increase regional tensions with Iran, the Walla new site reports, citing three Israeli officials with knowledge of the matter, the Times of Israel reported. According to the report, the Prime Minister’s[…]

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