Tag Archives: Islamic Republic of Iran

06Dec/16

Highlights of main world events in January and February 2016

Among the highlights of the main World news events for January and February 2016 are — Iranian protesters storm the Saudi embassy; North Korea tests hydrogen nuclear device; the world’s most wanted drug boss is arrested; legendary rock star David Bowie dies; tourists are killed in a suicide bombing in Istanbul; Islamist gunmen storm hotel in Burkina Faso; Iran releases American prisoners; sanctions are lifted on Iran; WHO declares emergency over Zika virus; more than a 100 killed in Taiwan quake; dozens killed in train crash in Germany kills; Syrian government launches offensive in Aleppo and a charity hospital is bombed in Idlib.

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17Jan/16
European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini (L) and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

EU, US announce lifting of Iran nuclear-related sanctions

China Central Television (CCTV) – Both the European Union and the United Sates announced on Jan. 16 to lift sanctions over Iran under the historic nuclear deal after the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) confirmed all the preparation steps have been completed by Tehran.
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03Jan/16

Iran predicts “divine vengeance” after Saudis execute Shi’ite cleric

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says Saudi Arabian politicians will face divine retribution for the death of Shi’ite cleric Nimr al-Nimr.
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03Jan/16

Protesters set fire to Saudi embassy in Tehran over Shi’ite cleric execution

Iranian protesters set fire to the Saudi Embassy in Tehran, as Shi’ite Muslim Iran react with fury to Saudi Arabia’s execution of a prominent Shi’ite cleric.

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29Nov/15

Highlights of world events from July to September 2015

World events during the third quarter of the year include the movement of migrants across Europe, twin blasts in China which tore through an industrial port area and the escape from prison of Mexico’s most notorious drug lord.
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31Aug/15

Republican presidential hopefuls Trump, Cruz and Bush appear on a talk show hosted by Sarah Palin

Donald Trump talks about his showdown with a Univision reporter, Ted Cruz lashes out at Planned Parenthood and the Obama administration’s Iran policy and Jeb Bush chides Hillary Clinton over emails as all three Republican presidential hopefuls appear on a talk show hosted by Sarah Palin.

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26May/15

Washington Post reporter goes on trial behind closed doors in Tehran

Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian’s trial begins on espionage charges behind closed doors in Tehran, 10 months after he was arrested at his home and imprisoned.

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04May/15

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Fiorina enters 2016 White House race

Former Hewlett-Packard Chief Executive Carly Fiorina joins a crowded Republican field of candidates entering the 2016 presidential race.
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05Apr/15

Zarif stresses benefits to Iran of framework nuclear deal

All United Nations Security Council resolutions related to Iran’s nuclear programme will be lifted immediately if a final deal is agreed, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says.

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02Apr/15

Obama: ‘historic’ Iran framework could make world safer

U.S. President Barack Obama says a framework agreement reached at talks on Iran’s nuclear program is “a good deal” that would, if fully implemented, prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.
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