1. Iran slams UN report on its human rights situation as ‘politically motivated’
    Tehran: Iranian foreign ministry dismissed a recent report by the United Nations human rights investigator on Iran as “politically motivated,” “biased” and without any legal basis, Press TV reported on Saturday.
  2. MP: Zionists Buying Turkey’s Bordering Areas with Syria
    TEHRAN (FNA)- Zionists have bought half of Turkey’s bordering areas with Syria in Hatay province, a senior Turkish legislator revealed, warning that the move has posed a great danger to his country’s national security.
  3. Car Bomb Blast Kills 15 in Pakistan
    TEHRAN (FNA)- At least 15 people were killed and 17 others injured when a car bomb blast ripped through a market in Pakistan’s Northwest town of Dera Adamkhel on Saturday morning.
  4. Iraq Denies Return of US Troops
    TEHRAN (FNA)- A Baghdad government spokesman on Saturday denied some recent US media reports alleging that the United States’ special forces have come back to Iraq to assist the country’s security forces in quelling escalating violence.
  5. Syrian Army Kills Qatari, Saudi Terrorists in Aleppo
    TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army killed scores of Saudi and Qatari terrorists in Karam al-Jabal district of Aleppo, Syria’s second largest city which is also its commercial hub, on Friday, media reports said. Syrian Army Kills Qatari, Saudi Terrorists in Aleppo.
  6. Iran to Grant Islamic Noble Prize to Scientists
    TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran announced on Saturday that it plans to award Noble-like science and technology prizes to selected Muslim scientists.
  7. UN envoy, German minister in Turkey for Syria talks
    DAMASCUS — Peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi and German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle were in Istanbul for talks with Turkish leaders on Saturday as tensions soared between Damascus and Ankara over cargo seized from a Syrian passenger plane.
  8. U.S. Says Russian Shipment to Syria Didn’t Violate Sanctions
    MOSCOW — The Obama administration acknowledged on Friday that a shipment of Russian-made equipment confiscated on its way to Damascus did not violate sanctions, but said that Moscow’s policy of supplying aid to President Bashar al-Assad of Syria was “still morally bankrupt.”
  9. Syrian army takes pounding as Turkey tensions rise
    Damascus, Oct 13: The army has taken a pounding at the hands of rebels in northern Syria, a monitoring group said today, as tensions between Damascus and Ankara escalated over cargo seized from a Syrian passenger plane.
  10. US thinks Iran behind cyber attack in Saudi: Ex-official
    WASHINGTION: The United States believes Iran was behind a major cyberattack on Saudi Arabia’s state oil company and a Qatari gas firm, a former US official who has worked on cyber security issues said Friday.