How Pakistan kept a tight vigil on Jadhav's meeting with wife, mother

TIMES OF INDIA - Mon, 12/25/2017 - 14:17
In a carefully choreographed event that unfolded in tweets, photos and TV footage, Kulbhushan Jadhav, who is on death row in Pakistan for alleged spying, met his wife and mother on Monday.

Pakistan allows Indian ‘spy’ on death row to meet family

IRAN DAILY - Mon, 12/25/2017 - 14:12
Pakistani authorities allowed an Indian national sentenced to death for spying to see his family for the first time since his arrest, a rare and highly-anticipated meeting arranged amid tight security in Islamabad.

Two Turkish soldiers killed in PKK attack in southeast

IRAN DAILY - Mon, 12/25/2017 - 13:55
The Turkish military has announced the death of two of its soldiers in an attack by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the country’s troubled southeastern region.

Protests planned across US if Trump fires Mueller

IRAN DAILY - Mon, 12/25/2017 - 13:40
A series of progressive groups are organizing protests across the United States in the event that US President Donald Trump decides to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating the alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Pak says Jadhav's meet with kin not last, but silent on consular access

TIMES OF INDIA - Mon, 12/25/2017 - 13:32
Shortly after a meeting between jailed Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav and his mother and wife, Pakistan was at pains to clarify that this was not their "last meeting." This was basically an assurance that Jadhav, who is on death row in Pakistan, will not be executed - atleast not anytime soon.

Pakistan wants to further promote ties with Iran: Official

IRAN DAILY - Mon, 12/25/2017 - 13:23
Speaker of National Assembly of Pakistan Sardar Ayaz Sadiq on Monday said that Pakistan attached immense importance to fraternal relations with Iran and wanted to further cement trade relations through enhanced parliamentary cooperation between the legislatures of the two countries.

Uzbekistan, Iran consider transit cargo transportation

IRAN DAILY - Mon, 12/25/2017 - 13:21
Uzbekistan and Iran discussed transit cargo transportation in a meeting hosted by Uzbek Foreign Trade Ministry for Deputy Minister of Industry, Mines and Trade of Iran Mojtaba Khosrotaj.

Iranian police seize 1.8 tons of illicit drugs

IRAN DAILY - Mon, 12/25/2017 - 13:20
Iran’s anti-narcotics police forces have managed to capture about 1,800 kilograms of various kinds of illicit drugs in the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan, a provincial police commander announced.

Iranian envoy, Omani minister discuss gas export project

IRAN DAILY - Mon, 12/25/2017 - 13:19
Iran and Oman discussed a major project to export Iranian gas to the Arab country.

Astara-Astara railway commissioned

IRAN DAILY - Mon, 12/25/2017 - 13:18
Astara-Astara railway was officially commissioned on Monday, announced an Iranian official.

Foreign firms need Iranian partners to operate in Iran: Shahdaei

IRAN DAILY - Mon, 12/25/2017 - 13:16
Foreign companies interested in developing Iran's oilfields should find an Iranian partner, said Deputy Oil Minister Marzieh Shahdaei on Monday.

Int'l narrators to recount stories in Iranian festival

IRAN DAILY - Mon, 12/25/2017 - 13:09
The 20th International Storytelling Festival will be held from January 21 to 25 at the Institute for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults (IIDCYA) in Tehran.

Lebanese PM Hariri 'pressured to resign' by Saudis

IRAN DAILY - Mon, 12/25/2017 - 13:01
Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri arrived in the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh expecting to spend the day with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, but instead found himself manhandled by Saudi security forces and forced to resign his position, according to a report by The New York Times.

RK Nagar loss: AIADMK cracks whip against TTV aides, warns 'betrayers'

TIMES OF INDIA - Mon, 12/25/2017 - 12:57
Stung by the shock defeat of its candidate, E Madhusudhanan at the hands of rebel party leader and independent candidate, TTV Dhinakaran in the RK Nagar bypoll, the ruling AIADMK on Monday removed several supporters of the latter from the party.

Roger, Rafa shine; rivals hobble into 2018

IRAN DAILY - Mon, 12/25/2017 - 12:52
Written off as dead men walking, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal defied time to sweep the Grand Slams in 2017 while the injury curse which dogged their rivals looks set to be the new year's early storyline.

Breaking with tradition, Italian football in action over festive period

IRAN DAILY - Mon, 12/25/2017 - 12:51
For a competition that has always held holidays as sacrosanct, Serie A is taking a big break from tradition this week.

Talk of Real sacking Zidane 'comical', Henry says

IRAN DAILY - Mon, 12/25/2017 - 12:49
Thierry Henry called talk of Real Madrid sacking manager Zinedine Zidane due to the team's current form this season "comical."

S. Williams to make comeback in Abu Dhabi

IRAN DAILY - Mon, 12/25/2017 - 12:47
Serena Williams will return to tennis in Abu Dhabi next Saturday, almost four months after giving birth.

Yemeni missile kills several Saudi mercenaries

IRAN DAILY - Mon, 12/25/2017 - 12:44
Yemeni forces fired a Zelzal 2 (Earthquake-2) ballistic missile at a position of Saudi-backed mercenaries in the Nihm district of the country's western Sana'a province, inflicting heavy casualties on them.

Six killed in Daesh-claimed attack in Kabul

IRAN DAILY - Mon, 12/25/2017 - 12:42
A suicide bomber killed six civilians in an attack near an Afghan intelligence agency compound in Kabul Monday in the latest assault claimed by the Daesh terror group in the capital.