1. Iran, IAEA Meeting to Pave Way for Cooperation between Tehran, World Powers
    TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran announced that its upcoming meeting with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) could pave the way for more comprehensive cooperation between Tehran and the Group 5+1 (the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany).
  2. IMF to Maintain Ties with Iran despite Pressures
    TEHRAN (FNA)- The International Monetary Fund (IMF) opposed a call by a New York-based anti-Iran group to halt business with the Central Bank of Iran (CBI).
  3. Iran Develops Know-How to Produce Bio-Ethanol
    TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian scientists managed to develop a special anti-malware and produce bio-ethanol.
  4. Turkey may refuse to hand over Hashemi per 1989 agreement with Iraq
    Using the provisions of the existing mutual legal assistance agreement signed between Turkey and Iraq on Sept. 19, 1989, Turkey can refuse to hand over fugitive Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi, who is currently in Turkey, if the Iraqi government formally requests his handover.
  5. Shia Scholars are Under Pressure in Azerbaijan
    “Azerbaijan is the second Shia country in the world but unfortunately anti- Islamic acts hurt Muslims especially Islamic scholars and cleric,” Hojjatol Islam Vali Oqlou underlined.
  6. Thousands of Saudi Shia protesters stage anti-government rally in Qatif
    Anti-government protesters have rallied in the Qatif region of Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province, condemning the regime’s crackdown on peaceful demonstrators.
  7. Iran to send living creature into space by next 3 months
    The Head of Iranian Space Agency (ISA) said Wednesday the country plans to send living creature into space by next 3 months.
  8. Iraq, Kuwait ask UN to repair border markers – Talks ongoing on missing POWs, stolen property
    KUWAIT: Kuwait and Iraq have jointly asked the United Nations to start repairing border markers, delayed for years due to Iraqi objections, a senior Kuwaiti official said yesterday.
  9. Obama tightens penalties on Iran, Syria
    President Barack Obama is tightening penalties on foreign entities and individuals who try to evade sanctions on Iran and Syria.
  10. Najaf offers hope for Iraq investment boom
    NAJAF, Iraq: With its sweeping highway, solar-powered street lights and plethora of hotels, the Shiite holy city of Najaf is a beacon for investment in Iraq, outshining other areas where projects have been slow to take off.