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Iraq, Iran and Syria’s Military Chiefs to Hold Damascus Meeting on ‘Terrorism’

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BAGHDAD – Iraq’s defense ministry said on Monday that a military meeting between officials from Iran, Iraq and Syria will take place in Syria to strengthen security co-operation, The National reported Monday. The tripartite convention is expected to focus on countering terrorism and sustaining stability in the region, the ministry …

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93,000 Iranian Workers Without Pay During New Year

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TEHRAN – According to the Islamic Job Council Association of Iran Ten of thousands of Iranian workers will be jobless or months behind in their salary payments on the Persian New Year next week, NCRI reported Wednesday. Ali Khodai, deputy chair of the Council, said: “Salary compensations for 93,000 workers …

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Iran, E3 to Discuss INSTEX in Tehran Today

Iran

TEHRAN – Tehran will be hosting on a fresh round of expert talks between Iranian experts and representatives from France, Germany, UK and EU about the implementation of the EU’s trade mechanism for Iran called INSTEX, Mehr News reported Tuesday. In this meeting, the latest status of the Instrument in …

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Iran President in Iraq to Expand Mutual Trade To $20bn

Iran

TEHRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who is currently on a historic visit to Iraq, said Monday that Tehran and Baghdad can easily raise their mutual trade to 20 billion dollars a year. Rouhani made the comment in Tehran before leaving for Baghdad, which is his first visit to the …

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US Doubles Trade with Iran but Bans Europe, Asia: Germany

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BERLIN – While the US companies have doubled their trade volume with Iran, Washington continues to ban the European Union firms from doing business with the country, said a senior German official. The remarks were made in a tweet by Miguel Berger, the Director-General for Economic Affairs and Sustainable Development …

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US Urges UN to Toughen Iran’s Restrictions on Missile Testing

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NEW YORK – The United States on Thursday accused Iran of carrying out three missile launches in defiance of UN resolutions and urged the Security Council to “bring back tougher international restrictions” against Tehran, AFP reported Friday. In a letter to the council by AFP, US acting ambassador Jonathan Cohen …

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Turkish Envoy Urges Regional Cooperation to Stop Foreign Meddling

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BAGHDAD – The Turkish ambassador to Baghdad stressed the importance of the visits by the Iranian and Turkish presidents to Iraq, saying cooperation between the three countries will prevent foreign interventions in the region, IRNA reported Saturday. Ankara believes that the consensus between Iran, Iraq, and Turkey prevent foreign interventions …

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Global Internet Freedom Declines for Eighth Consecutive Year

Freedom House

WASHINGTON – Freedom House report finds more and more countries are cracking down online, Internet freedom around the world has declined for the eighth consecutive year, raising fears that state censorship online is becoming the norm rather than the exception, the Week reported Friday. The website says that a new …

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Iran Envoy Welcomes Pakistan’s Mediation in Saudi-Yemen Conflict

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ISLAMABAD – The Ambassador of Iran to Pakistan has welcomed Pakistan’s mediatory efforts for the peaceful resolution of conflict between Saudi Arabia and Yemen, IRNA said Thursday. Talking to Pakistan’s official news agency APP, Mehdi Honordoost said the mediation would prove to be positive, to ensure peace in the region. …

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UN Envoy for Syria to Hold Talks with Iran, Russia, Turkey

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NEW YORK – The UN envoy for Syria Stefan De Mistura is seeking meetings with Iran, Russia and Turkey as guarantors of Astana peace talks, IRNA reported Wednesday quoting, Spokesperson for the United Nations Secretary-General Stéphane. According to IRNA News, ‘The Special Envoy looks forward to hosting within the context …

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