14 March 2010 Tarihinde Eklenen Konular
14 March 2010 20:35
As Iran prepares for the Persian New Year, the Judiciary chief said Sunday the events of the past year, which ends March 21st, have made the Islamic Republic stronger than before.
Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani said although the year was "bittersweet," its events had paved the ground for the foundation of the revolution, the Iranian Labor News Agency reported.
14 March 2010 18:41
Early results from Iraq's general election show former premier Iyad Allawi's Iraqiya Alliance is leading in the northern province of Kirkuk.
Iraqiya garnered 123,862 votes, while the Kurdistania Alliance, which had been expected to secure most of the votes, was second with 120,664 votes, followed by Goran with 20,152 votes.
About 61 of the ballots have been counted with complete...
14 March 2010 18:40
Chairman of Iran's Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani calls on Iranian youth and university students to choose a "rational" manner to express their views.
Rafsanjani said Sunday that everybody should be free to express their views, adding that "I will never ask them to remain silent."
However, the former president added, "We should speak in a way that our...
14 March 2010 17:43
Iran's envoy to the Vatican said Sunday diplomatic efforts are underway to secure the release of an Iranian journalist detained in Italy over alleged arms smuggling.
Ali Akbar Naseri, the Iranian ambassador, made the comments in Tehran where he met with Iranian lawmakers to review the case of Hamid Masouminejad.
Masouminejad is an employee of Iran's national broadcaster, IRIB. He...
14 March 2010 14:46
The Council of Elders in Kyrgyzstan has demanded that the country's authorities shut down a US base at Manas International airport outside the capital, Bishkek.
Besides the closure demand, the council is also calling for an immediate withdrawal of the US troops from their country.
"Until the entire contingent leaves , all flights of combat airplanes must be banned, but...
14 March 2010 14:44
President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of Brazil is planning to pay an official visit to Tehran in May, an Iranian official said Sunday.
Mir Qassem Momeni, the head of Iran-Brazil Friendship Association, said economy will top President Lula's agenda during his visit to Iran, slated for May 15.
According to Momeni, the Ministers of Development, Industry and Trade as...
14 March 2010 13:50
Early results from Iraq's general elections show Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's coalition having a wide lead in the southern oil hub of Basra.
Maliki's State of Law coalition had 219,657 votes compared to 121,497 for the Iraqi National Alliance.
Iraqiya, led by former Prime Minister Iyad Allawi, had 36,093 votes. The totals represented 63 percent of the vote in Basra...
14 March 2010 13:49
Iran's envoy to OPEC says there is no need for the organization to change output targets in the upcoming meeting in Vienna.
”OPEC is expected to insist on the members' quota compliance in the next meeting," Mohammad Ali Khatibi was quoted by SHANA as saying on Sunday.
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries meets in Vienna on March 17...
14 March 2010 12:47
An American soldier has been killed and two others have been wounded in an attack on a US military base in central Iraq.
The US military said in a Sunday statement that the soldier, who was not named, was killed by indirect fire in a mortar or rocket attack on a base in Diyala province.
"The wounded were evacuated to...
14 March 2010 11:52
After of series of breakthroughs in space research and technology, Iranian scientists prepare to send a rocket carrying a new payload of living organisms into orbit.
Mohammad Rezaei, a senior expert with Iran's Aerospace Organization, said Sunday that the space mission may take place as soon as next year, Mehr News Agency reported.
“As soon as the Kavoshgar 3 (Explorer...