8 February 2016 12:50
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says the role of Iran in fighting terrorism in the Middle East region is highly noteworthy.
The Islamic Republic “can be a stabilizing factor in an unstable region,” Tsipras said during a joint press conference with Iran’s First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri in the Iranian capital, Tehran.
Heading a politico-economic delegation, the Greek premier arrived in the...
8 February 2016 7:43
Anti-migration and anti-Muslim protests by far-right groups are on the rise across Western Europe and disgruntled authorities hanging on to dear political life are not doing anything about it.
Almost everywhere, in Germany, France and Britain in particular, masked protesters are marching against what they call EU’s open-door migration policy. Uneasy about the mass arrivals, the protesters are carrying placards with...
6 February 2016 15:38
Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Hashem Husseini Bushehri, manger of seminaries met with Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace stressing the relations between Muslim and Christian leaders as a necessity for the current world and counted oppression, corruption, irreligiousness and anti-spirituality approaches as some of the joint challenges of both religions, reported Taqrib News Agency...
6 February 2016 14:18
France’s energy giant Total will start importing 160,000 barrels per day (b/d) of crude oil from Iran later this month, Iran’s petroleum minister says.
Bijan Zangeneh said an agreement, signed last month in Paris between National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) and Total, will take effect on February 16.
“As per the contract signed between NIOC and Total, this French company will buy...
6 February 2016 14:16
Spain’s Socialist Party (PSOE) has snubbed an offer by the anti-austerity Podemos Party to hold exclusive talks – only involving the two factions – to form a new government.
The development came following a Friday meeting between Podemos (We Can) leader Pablo Iglesias and PSOE leader Pedro Sanchez in the capital, Madrid.
The meeting was held to discuss a potential establishment of...
6 February 2016 9:33
Iran’s FM Zarif articulated his concerns about human rights violation, Islamophobia, and discrimination against Muslims in Western countries.
No country in the world could claim perfection in observing human rights, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said at an event in the British parliament.
The Iranian chief of diplomacy who is in London to discuss Syrian crisis voiced concern over the breach of...
6 February 2016 9:11
Iran has announced a plan to build a 1.8-billion-euro oil refinery in Spain as recent sanctions relief allows Tehran to resume oil delivery to Europe, Spain’s foreign minister has said.
José Manuel García-Margallo, quoted by the Spanish newspaper El Pais, said the planned refinery would produce 120,000 b/d of oil.
The paper said an Iranian delegation travelled to Spain on January 28 and...
4 February 2016 20:17
The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) has censured France for failing to stop the corporal punishment of children and ill-treatment of Roma and asylum-seeking minors.
The CRC issued non-binding recommendations on Thursday, calling on the government in Paris to work more effectively to halt violence against children.
“No violence against children is justifiable,” said the CRC after a...
4 February 2016 15:25
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has met with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on the sidelines of an international conference in London for raising aid for war-stricken Syrians.
During the Thursday meeting, Zarif and Ban discussed the latest developments in the Middle East region and mechanisms for regional cooperation.
World leaders and officials have gathered in London to attend the conference aimed...
4 February 2016 15:24
Greek police use tear gas as they scuffle with protesters during a mass rally in Athens against government's austerity measures sought by Western creditors.
About 50,000 Greeks marched on parliament Thursday, carrying banners and flags and chanting anti-bailout and anti-government slogans.
Black-clad youths hurled stones and petrol bombs at police, who responded with rounds of tear gas and stun grenades, Reuters reported.
The government of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras,...
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