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Iran’s economy in meltdown as sanctions loom

Inflation is 60% and 10m people out of jobs

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Khamenei urges Iran’s military to ‘scare off’ enemy: official website

“Increase your power as much as you can, because your power scares off the enemy and forces it to retreat,” the website quoted Khamenei as saying at a graduation ceremony for cadets of Iran’s regular armed forces.

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Israel signals it could attack Iranian weaponry in Iraq

Israel sees in Iran’s regional expansion an attempt to open up new fronts against it

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Iran’s Khamenei says war unlikely but urges boosting defense capacities

Iran announced plans to boost its ballistic and cruise missile capacity and acquire modern fighter planes and submarines to boost its defenses as the country faces increased tension with the United States

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Iran’s Revolutionary Guards kill four militants in a border clash

In June, three Iranian security personnel and three militants were killed in a cross-border attack from Pakistan.

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Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei says nuclear deal can be abandoned if does not serve interests

Iran’s supreme leader says Tehran should give up hope on Europe to save the deal

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Iran has arrested ‘dozens of spies’, says intelligence minister

The conservative Tasnim news agency said this was a reference to Gonen Segev, a former Israeli energy and infrastructure minister who was charged with spying by a Jerusalem court last month

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Facebook, Twitter dismantle disinformation campaigns tied to Iran and Russia

Facebook last month removed 32 pages and accounts tied to another misinformation campaign without describing its origins

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Iran to open lawsuit against US sanctions at ICJ

The ICJ is expected to take a couple of months to decide whether to grant Tehran’s request for a provisional ruling, while a final decision in the case may actually still take years.

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International Court of Justice hears Iran lawsuit to have US sanctions lifted

Iranian lawyers will ask the International Court of Justice on Monday to order the United States to lift sanctions ordered by the Trump administration against Tehran. The lawsuit filed with the ICJ says the US sanctions, which are damaging its already weak economy, violate terms of a little-known 1955 friendship treaty between the two countries….

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One dead, many injured in 6.0 quake in western Iran: media

The shallow quake hit 26 kilometres (16 miles) southwest of the city of Javanrud in Kermanshah province, the US Geological Survey said,

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Asian Games 2018: Iran’s Moradi breaks weightlifting’s oldest world record

Iran’s Sohrab Moradi smashed a world record in men’s 94 kilogram weightlifting competition during the Asian Games 2018 in Indonesia

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Facebook, Twitter remove accounts linked to Russia and Iran

Facebook and Twitter unveiled fresh crackdowns on misinformation campaigns from Russia and Iran as analysts warned of more efforts to manipulate public debate ahead of the November US elections. Facebook announced late Tuesday that it removed more than 650 pages, groups and accounts identified as “networks of accounts misleading people about what they were doing,”…

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Iran threatens to hit US, Israel

Iran warned on Wednesday it would hit U.S. and Israeli targets if it were attacked by the United States after President Donald Trump’s security adviser said Washington would exert maximum pressure on Tehran going beyond economic sanctions. A U.S.-Iranian war of words has escalated since Trump withdrew Washington from the world powers’ nuclear deal with…

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Asian Games 2018 updates: Pakistan win handball, volleyball, kabaddi fixtures

Pakistan will play its next volleyball match against Iran on August 22

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Iran unveils first domestic fighter jet

Iran unveiled its first domestic fighter jet at a defence show in Tehran on Tuesday

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Iran says no OPEC member can take over its share of oil exports

Iran told OPEC on Sunday no member country should be allowed to take over another member’s share of oil exports, expressing Tehran’s concern about Saudi Arabia’s offer to pump more oil in the face of U.S. sanctions on Iranian oil sales

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Iran is wishing Pakistan a Happy Independence Day

Iran has put up banners on its roads and metro trains to congratulate Pakistan on its 72nd Independence Day

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Imran Khan accepts King Salman’s invitation to visit Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz called PM-in-waiting Imran Khan on Monday and congratulated him on his party’s victory in the July 25 elections. The king told Imran that Pakistan was an important ally of Saudi Arabia and the kingdom wants a close relationship with the South Asian country. Imran thanked King Salman and said…

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Iran’s Khamenei rejects Trump offer of talks

Iran’s Supreme Leader on Monday rejected U.S. President Donald Trump’s offer of unconditional talks to improve bilateral ties and he also accused the Iranian government of economic mismanagement in the face of reimposed U.S. sanctions. Washington reimposed the sanctions last week after pulling out of a 2015 international deal aimed at curbing Iran’s nuclear program…

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Imran Khan accepts Hassan Rouhani’s invitation to visit Iran

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday telephoned PM-elect Imran Khan and felicitated him on the PTI’s victory in July 25 election. During a telephonic conversion, Mr Rouhani invited Khan to visit Iran and the PTI chairman has accepted the invitation. However, the visit would be finalized by the foreign ministries of the two countries after…

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