1. Iran’s Election: Principalists In Disarray After Hashemi Disqualified
    As Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani’s candidacy broke the arrangement among Iran’s presidential candidates, his withdrawal did the same too.
  2. Iran self-reliance miracle in the airline industry
    Iran, which has been under several rounds of sanctions in the past years, has recently started renewing its air fleet through purchase of foreign planes and domestic production in a bid to improve conditions in its aviation industry.
  3. Iran Readying to Fly Own Model of US RQ-170 Drone
    TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iranian legislator underlined the Iranian Armed Forces’ capabilities to hunt down alien Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), and said the Iranian type of the US drone which was tracked and hunted down in Iran late in 2011 will have its first flight in the near future.
  4. SARS-like virus claims new life in Saudi
    A man who had contracted the coronavirus has died in Saudi Arabia, raising the death toll in the Kingdom from the SARS-like virus to 17, the health ministry announced on its website on Wednesday.
  5. Syrian FM on surprise visit to Baghdad
    Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem landed in Baghdad on Sunday on an unannounced visit for talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, a senior government official said.
  6. IAEA relies on US for its Iran probe
    VIENNA – The UN nuclear agency responsible for probing whether Iran has worked on a nuclear bomb depends on the United States and its allies for most of its intelligence, complicating the agency’s efforts to produce findings that can be widely accepted by the international community.
  7. Pakistan Taliban issue fresh threat to kill ‘Satan’ Musharraf
    The outlawed Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan have issued a fresh threat to assassinate former President Pervez Musharraf, currently detained in his palatial farmhouse over a string of high-profile cases.
  8. Iraq officials says separate attacks kill 14
    BAGHDAD (AP) — A string of attacks killed at least 14 people in Iraq on Sunday, officials said, in the latest violence of what has been a particularly bloody month in the country.
  9. Hezbollah Beirut heartland hit as Syria war rages
    BEIRUT: Two rockets hit Hezbollah’s heartland in Beirut on Sunday as the Lebanese Shiite group battled alongside Syrian regime forces and Damascus said it agreed “in principle” to attend a Geneva peace conference.