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June 23, 2016

Hossein Bagheri (Photo:
17:18 GMT
Israeli shooter Sergey Richter claimed a bronze medal in the 10-meter air rifle competition at the World Cup event in Baku, Azerbaijan on Thursday, but the medal ceremony would overshadow his success.

June 22, 2016

Afghanistan has seen an increase in Daesh activities, warns Iran.  (AFP/file)
11:30 GMT
Iran's UN mission called attention to a report by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, which had found that armed conflict in Afghanistan currently stood at its highest level since 2001
Yemeni children stand next to food rations that a local charity is distributing to families affected by the country's ongoing conflict during the fasting month of Ramadan on June 15, 2016 in an empoverished part of the capital Sanaa. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
07:30 GMT
A quarter of Yemen's population is at risk of famine, of which three million children are currently at risk of malnutrition.

June 21, 2016

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has introduced changes to the foreign ministry, including appointing Jaberi ansari as the new deputy foreign minister for Arab and African affairs. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
Jaberi Ansari replaces Abdul Lahyan as the deputy foreign minister for Arab and African affairs.

June 20, 2016

The national Iranian men’s basketball team (Photo:
15:23 GMT
Iran will take part at the 2016 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament after winning two titles in WABA and Challenge Cup.
A busy street in Tehran (AFP/Atta Kenare)
09:30 GMT
Noting that the arrests were made over the last few days, an Iranian official added that the attacks were planned for the holy month of Ramadan.

June 19, 2016

230 of Iran's 250 planes need to be replaced. (Twitter)
13:00 GMT
Iran's purchase of 100 Boeing passenger planes now awaits US government approval.
Boeing was pipped by European rival Airbus who signed a preliminary agreement in January to sell Iran 118 aircraft valued at $27 billion. (Wikimedia Commons)
05:23 GMT
As Iran anticipates is biggest aviation deal in history with Boeing, finalization rests upon financing the purchase in light of Iran's continued difficulties in accessing the dollar.

June 16, 2016

The plan envisages increasing the country’s refining capacity to about 3.2 million barrels a day by 2020 from 1.85 million currently. (Ship and Bunker)
14:00 GMT
Iran looks to cut dependency on fuel imports with a new plan that includes the construction of five new plants, upgrades to existing refineries, and improving the quality of fuel sold domestically.

June 15, 2016

Iranian female sports shooter Golnoush Sebghatollahi (Photo:
16:46 GMT
Iran’s female sports shooter Golnoush Sebghatollahi has collected a silver medal at the Olympic Games Training Camp in France.
Qatar led the Middle East for growth in millionaires from 2007 to 2015, with an 80 percent expansion. (Shutterstock)
12:00 GMT
The number of high net-worth individuals in Jordan is predicted to jump by 75 percent, in Iran (70 percent) and in the UAE (50 percent) by 2025, according to the Middle East 2016 Wealth Report.

June 13, 2016

(Photo: ©Tony Rotundo, United World Wrestling)
17:27 GMT
Iran’s national wrestling team won the title of the 2016 Freestyle World Cup after defeating Russia’s outfit.