A ferry overloaded with people celebrating the Kurdish new year and Mother's Day capsized in the Tigris River near the Iraqi city of Mosul on Thursday, killing at least 83 people, including families, officials said.
The United States has targeted two Chinese shipping companies over the alleged evasion of sanctions imposed on North Korea, the first such steps since US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's summit collapsed last month.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif headed to Istanbul Thursday evening to attend an emergency meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on terrorist massacre of Muslims in New Zealand.
Iran says reports that it has hacked into the phones of Israeli officials are part of the “lies” Tel Aviv spreads against the Islamic Republic on a daily basis, asserting that Tehran would rather put its technological prowess to good use.
Iran has called on the United Nations Security Council to address the Israeli regime’s “provocative” policies, warning that it will not hesitate to exercise its right to self-defense if the regime proceeds with its threats of blocking Iranian oil shipments.
Russia has called on the United States to resume bilateral efforts towards nuclear disarmament and stop fueling speculations about the possibility of a limited nuclear war, as both countries are poised to leave a crucial Cold War-era arms control treaty.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has offered congratulations to Iranians on the occasion of Nowruz, and called on the government and the nation to boost production in the country.