- Iran, India in Consultation over Joint Venture in North-South Corridor
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran and India are consulting over the construction of a part of North-South Corridor which will connect Iran’s Southeastern port city of Chabahar to the Northeastern city of Mashhad, a senior Iranian railroad official said.
- Hundreds of MKO Members Seeking to Return to Iran
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iraqi officials announced that nearly 1,000 members of the anti-Iran terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) have underlined their intention to defect from the terrorist group and return to Iran.
- Iran Wraps Up Parliament Elections after Announcing Results of Run-Off Vote
TEHRAN (FNA)- The ninth parliamentary elections in Iran officially came to and end after the results of the Friday’s run-off elections were announced by the Iranian interior ministry on Saturday.
- Ahmadinejad rivals ahead in parliamentary runoff
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Early returns in Iran’s parliamentary runoff elections Friday showed conservative rivals of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad leading in many constituencies in the vote that was billed as an endorsement of the country’s controversial nuclear program.
- Bahrain arrests prominent rights activist
MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) – A prominent human rights activist has been arrested by Bahraini authorities, a statement said Saturday, in a move that could further escalate the nearly 15-month-old unrest between opposition groups and the rulers of the Gulf kingdom.
- Amnesty Rejects Charges against Iranian TV Reporter in Baku as “Fabricated”
TEHRAN (FNA)- Amnesty International said the charges leveled against a detained reporter working for the Iranian television in Azerbaijan are “fabricated”, and asked the Baku government to release the journalist.
- ‘Give Shias 20 pc share in schemes for Muslims’
Noted Shia cleric Kalbe Jawad on Saturday demanded carving out of 20 per cent share for Shia Muslims in all the government schemes being run for the welfare of Muslims.
- Iranian trade mission heads for India
An Iranian trade delegation is to pay a six-day visit to India from Sunday in a return visit after Indian businessmen came to the Islamic republic earlier in the year, media reported on Saturday.
- Iran slams Google for leaving Gulf nameless
Iran on Saturday criticized Google for leaving the body of water separating it from the Arabian peninsula nameless on its online map service, saying it would hurt the Internet giant’s credibility.
- Deadly blasts target two Syrian cities
At least five reported dead in Aleppo with further blast in capital, a day after Annan’s spokesman said truce on track.