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Op-Ed: Iranian aid ship unloads in Djibouti but aid plane unable to land

Djibouti - An Iranian news agency said an Iranian Red Crescent plane carrying 20 tonnes of food for Yemen was denied permission to land in Djibouti the location of a UN food distribution hub.

Op-Ed: Iranian aid ship avoids confrontation and docks at Djibouti

Djibouti - An Iranian aid ship, Nejat or Rescue, that had originally planned to land at the Houthi rebel-held port Hodeida in Yemen, has now sailed to Djibouti where the UN has a transportation hub for distribution of aid to Yemen

Op-Ed: Iranian cargo ship to dock directly at Houthi-held port in Yemen

Hodeida - When stories involving conflicts are involved it is difficult to sort out fact from fiction and propaganda. Often there are serious discrepancies between narratives depending upon their source.

Iran rules out nuclear inspections of military sites

Tehran - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday ruled out allowing nuclear inspectors to visit military sites or to question scientists if Tehran strikes a long-sought deal with world powers.

Iran aid ship to dock in Yemen Thursday: Captain

Tehran - An Iranian aid ship bound for Yemen in defiance of US warnings has entered the Gulf of Aden and is expected to reach port on Thursday, media reported.

Tehran's notorious Evin Prison may become public park

Tehran - It is Iran's most notorious jail, renowned for housing political activists, but if Tehran's mayor has his way Evin Prison will close and be transformed into a public park.

Iran releases seized Maersk cargo ship

Tehran - Iran has released the Maersk Tigris cargo vessel seized by its patrol boats in the Strait of Hormuz last week over a business dispute, Iranian authorities said Thursday.

Celebrities speak up about Jade Helm

The Jade Helm military training exercise has caused quite a media frenzy. From conspiracy theorists to the Governor of Texas, everyone is on high alert. Now celebrities have begun to speak up about the mysterious military operation.

Op-Ed: Is Jade Helm a training operation to impose U.S. martial law?

In video footage recently released, American military is seen training to escort civilians to FEMA camps and initiate martial law. Is there more to the Jade Helm training operation than authorities are saying?

Iran leader criticises rich kids after deadly car crashes

Tehran - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei criticised fast-driving wealthy youngsters Sunday for creating "psychological insecurity" on the streets after two high-speed accidents killed five people.

Japan ousted by world body over bloody Taiji dolphin hunt

Taiji - Responding to pressure from conservationists, the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) has suspended its Japanese member because it is involved in the controversial dolphin hunts that take place each year in Taiji.

Whitney Houston's daughter, Bobbi Kristina, wakes from coma

A lawyer representing Bobby Brown releases a statement confirming that the singer's daughter has in fact opened her eyes after months in a medically induced coma. Brown was married to the late Whitney Houston from which Bobbi Kristina is their only child.

Washington Post journalist faces spy trial in Iran

Tehran - A Washington Post reporter detained in Iran will be tried for espionage and collaborating with "hostile governments", in a decision branded absurd Monday by the White House and the newspaper.

Op-Ed: Iran nuclear talks to resume this week — New details emerge

President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry heralded the recent preliminary agreement with Iran as a historic event. So far, America has catered to many requests while Iran promises little in return.

Afghan president starts Iran visit

Tehran - Afghanistan's president arrived in Tehran Sunday on his first trip to Iran since taking office, with security questions likely to dominate talks after the Islamic State group claimed a massive suicide bombing.

Rouhani says Iran's military strategy purely defensive

Tehran - Iran's military is purely for defence and should not be seen as a threat in the Middle East, President Hassan Rouhani said Saturday amid rising tension with Saudi Arabia.

One detained after gyrocopter lands at the U.S. Capitol

The U.S. capitol remains of high alert after a small gyrocopter lands outside the west end of the Capitol building. The pilot has been detained at this time.

Iran not negotiating nuclear deal with US Congress: Rouhani

Tehran - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani downplayed Wednesday the threat of US congressional action against an eventual nuclear deal, saying Tehran is not negotiating with the lawmakers but with world powers.

Obama agrees to Congressional oversight of Iran nuclear deal

Washington, D. C. - U.S. President Barack Obama agreed Tuesday that Congress has the power to review any proposed nuclear deal with Iran before any provisions take effect.

Iran to name first female ambassador since 1979: media

Tehran - Iran is to appoint a female ambassador for the first time since its 1979 Islamic Revolution, according to unconfirmed media reports Wednesday.The reports said foreign ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham would be named ambassador to an Asian country.
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