Iran president-elect ready for ‘constructive dialogue’ with Europe

Iran president-elect ready for ‘constructive dialogue’ with Europe

Iran‘s president-elect Masoud Pezeshkian said he looks forward to improved relations with European nations, even though he accused them of reneging on commitments to mitigate the impact of US sanctions. Pezeshkian on July 6 won a runoff election against ultraconservative Saeed Jalili. The 69-year-old has called for “constructive relations” with Western countries to “get Iran … Read more

SIT traces donor involved in Kerala organ trade case

SIT traces donor involved in Kerala organ trade case

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the illegal organ trade and the related human trafficking case has found Shameer, a Malayali donor, who was missing ever since the Ernakulam Rural police exposed the racket involved. Though originally from Palakkad, he was settled at Pollachi in Tamil Nadu for a long time. The SIT had been … Read more

Germany: Free Balochistan Movement raises alarm on Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal

Germany: Free Balochistan Movement raises alarm on Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal

The Free Balochistan Movement (Germany chapter) staged a demonstration in Dortmund, Germany, on May 25, aiming to draw attention to the consequences of Pakistan‘s nuclear tests in Balochistan on May 28, 1998. The protest sought to raise awareness about the dangers posed by Pakistan‘s nuclear arsenal. Protesters distributed German-language pamphlets and voiced grievances against ongoing … Read more

Iran President Ebrahim Raisi dead: Who is Mohammad Mokhber, Iran’s new president?

Iran President Ebrahim Raisi dead: Who is Mohammad Mokhber, Iran’s new president?

Mohammad Mokhber, 68, has been appointed as Iran‘s interim president following the death of Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter crash. Mokhber, Iran’s first vice president, now leads a three-person council responsible for organizing a new presidential election within 50 days.Who is Mohammad Mokhber? Iran’s New PresidentMohammad Mokhber was born on September 1, 1955. He is … Read more

Who is Ebrahim Raisi, Iran’s president whose helicopter suffered a ‘hard landing’ in foggy weather?

Who is Ebrahim Raisi, Iran’s president whose helicopter suffered a ‘hard landing’ in foggy weather?

DUBAI: United Arab Emirates – Iran‘s hard-line President Ebrahim Raisi has long been seen as a protege to Iran’s supreme leader and a potential successor for his position within the country’s Shiite theocracy. News of his helicopter making what state media described as a “hard landing” on Sunday immediately brought new attention to the leader, … Read more

Calls for calm after reported Israeli strike on Iran

Calls for calm after reported Israeli strike on Iran

World leaders appealed for calm Friday after reported Israeli retaliation against Iran added to months of tense spillover from the war in Gaza, with Iranian state media reporting explosions in a central province.Israeli officials made no public comment on the attack and Iranian officials played down its significance.Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said Israeli micro-drones … Read more

Iran-Israel tensions | Seriously concerned over escalating hostilities: India

Iran-Israel tensions | Seriously concerned over escalating hostilities: India

An anti-missile system operates after Iran launched drones and missiles towards Israel, as seen from Ashkelon, Israel on April 14, 2024 | Photo Credit: Reuters India on April 14 said it is seriously concerned over escalating hostilities between Israel and Iran, and called for immediate de-escalation of the situation. Iran-Israel tensions LIVE updates¬†April 14, 2024 … Read more

Israel goes to UNSC seeking terrorist tag for Iran’s revolutionary guards corps

Israel goes to UNSC seeking terrorist tag for Iran’s revolutionary guards corps

Israel, in a significant development, has demanded ‘terrorist’ tag for Iran‘s revolutionary guards corps after drone strikes by the latter on its territory, reports said on April 14. According to the reports, Israel placed a request with the United Nations Security Council to hold a meeting to unequivocally condemn Iran. Designate its Islamic Revolutionary Guard … Read more

What is Iran’s ‘Axis of Resistance’?

What is Iran’s ‘Axis of Resistance’?

Iran said it launched dozens of attack drones at Israel on Saturday, in an assault that could trigger a major escalation between the regional archenemies. Iran had vowed to retaliate against Israel for an airstrike on its embassy compound in Damascus, adding to concerns about the potential for further escalation of conflict in the Middle … Read more

World reactions to Iran strikes on Israel

World reactions to Iran strikes on Israel

Countries around the world condemned Iran‘s strikes on Israel late Saturday, warning the attack threatened to further destabilise the Middle East. Here are some of the main reactions so far: United States –US President Joe Biden promised “ironclad” support for Israel after holding an urgent meeting with top security officials. “I just met with my … Read more