2021-05-09: News Headlines

Staff (2021-05-09). Death toll rises to 58 in Kabul girls' school bombing. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — The death toll from an explosion outside a school in Afghanistan's capital Kabul has risen to 58, Afghan officials said on Sunday, with doctors struggling to provide medical care to at least 150 injured.

Anonymous103 (2021-05-09). The Way Out Of The Impasse Between Iran & U.S. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by Eric Zuesse, originally published at On June 18th, Iran will hold its Presidential election. The current Government is led by Iran's moderates, who are the people that aren't closed-minded to the possibility of America's being less than 100% determined to take back Iran as America had grabbed that country in the 1953 U.S. coup there, which ended Iran's democrac…

Staff (2021-05-09). Harvesting 'echium amoenum' in Mazandaran. en.mehrnews.com SARI, May 09 (MNA) — Also known as red feathers, Echium amoenum is a medicinal herb indigenous to the northern part of Iran and Caucasus.

Staff (2021-05-09). Rocket hits Zionist settlement of 'Eshkol'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Palestinian media quoted Zionist sources as saying that a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip hit the 'Eshkol' area.

Staff (2021-05-09). Zionist regime launches airstrikes in southern Gaza Strip. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Zionist regime's military forces claimed that it has targeted a military base belonging to the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, in southern Gaza Strip.

Staff (2021-05-09). Hezbollahon forces full alert at border with occupied lands. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Simultaneously with the Zionist regime's military exercises, Hezbollah forces are reportedly on full alert at the border with occupied Palestine.

Staff (2021-05-09). Iran coronavirus update: 14k news cases, 386 deaths. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — According to the Iranian Health Ministry, 14,141 new COVID-19 infections have been detected across the country in the past 24 hours.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-09). Taliban leader says US repeatedly breached Doha accord. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Hibatullah Akhundzada said Sunday that the US has repeatedly violated the peace agreement reached with the Taliban in Qatar's capital of Doha in 2020.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-09). Judiciary chief condemns barbaric terror attack in Kabul. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) —The head of the Iranian Judiciary strongly condemned Yesterday's deadly terrorist attack in Kabul and offered his condolences to the people of Afghanistan.

Staff (2021-05-09). Iran rejects transportation of goods by trucks to Karabakh. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Iranian embassy in Baku announced that Iranian trucks do not transport goods to Karabakh.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-09). VIDEO: Berlin rallies condemn Zionists' atrocities. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Hundreds of people gathered in the German capital on Sunday to protest the recent forceful eviction of Palestinians in occupied Quds by the Israeli regime.

Staff (2021-05-09). Turkmenistan extradites 3 prisoners to Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Turkmenistan handed over three Iranian prisoners to the Islamic Republic on Sunday.

Staff (2021-05-09). Kolm-e Bala village in W Iran. en.mehrnews.com ILAM, May 10 (MNA) — Located in Ilam Province, west Iran, Kolm-e Bala village is considered a resort for most people in the province in the summer due to its lush nature and cool weather and historical monuments.

Staff (2021-05-09). Briefing on Iran's daily developments. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — The following are the Islamic Republic of Iran's latest developments in the last 24 hours.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-09). Expert consultations continue in Vienna between Iran, P4+1. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Consultations on drafting solutions to the remaining disagreements revolving around the JCPOA revival between Iran and the P4 +1 have been underway in Vienna since Friday.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-09). Quds Day rallies in Pakistan, Germany. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — On International Quds Day, Pakistanis held rallies to express their support for Quds and the Palestinian people and condemn the Israeli occupation. Drive-in rallies were also held in some German cities.

Staff (2021-05-09). 2021 Eid al-Fitr prayers to be held across Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Deputy head of the Policy-Making Council of Iranian Friday Prayer Leaders announced on Sunday that 2021 Eid al-Fitr prayers will be held across Iran this week.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-09). Hadi gov. admits 7,800 troops killed, injured in Marib battle. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — An official with the government of resigned President Mansour Hadi's government has admitted that as many as 7,800 of their fighters have been killed or wounded since the battle for control of Marib started four months ago.

Staff (2021-05-09). Iran, Azerbaijan mull over coop. in food security. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Islamic Republic of Iran and Republic of Azerbaijan mulled over bilateral cooperation in the field of food security.

Staff (2021-05-09). Iran seeking practical, immediate lifting of all sanctions. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament Speaker said that the country seeks the complete, practical and immediate lifting of all sanctions in line with the policies set by the Islamic Revolution Leader.

Staff (2021-05-09). Haniyeh discusses current events in occupied lands. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — In a letter to Ayatollah Khamenei, Head of Hamas' Political Bureau Ismail Haniyeh discussed the ongoing developments in the occupied lands, calling for a firm stand by the Islamic world to support Palestinians.

Staff (2021-05-09). Cowardly attacks have no effect on will of Afghan people. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — In a message to his Afghan counterpart, the Iranian Parliament Speaker said that cowardly attacks have no effect on the will of the Afghan people.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-09). Foreign Ministry announces new Iranian ambassador to Syria. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Mehdi Sobhani started work as the new ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Syria on Sunday.

Staff (2021-05-09). Over 1.1 tons of narcotics busted at Iran's eastern borders. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Commander of the Border Guards of Iran Police said that during several separate operations in the east of the country, the border guards were able to confiscate over 1 ton of illicit drugs and dismantle some smuggling gangs.

Staff (2021-05-09). Front pages of Iran's English dailies on May 9. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Here are the front pages of Iran's English-language dailies on Sunday, May 09.

Staff (2021-05-09). Iran's footbal influenced by cruel sanctions: min. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Iranian Sports Minister Masoud Soltanifar said on Sun. that Iran's football is truly influenced by the cruel anti-Iranian sanctions.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-09). Media reports of explosion on oil tanker in Syria's Banyas. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Media are reporting an explosion on an oil tanker near the Syrian port of Banyas in the Mediterranean Sea.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-09). Iran seeking guaranteed lifting of banking sanctions. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Abdolnaser Hemmati, Governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) says that "Iran has called for the guaranteed and absolute lifting of sanctions against its banking industry during the nuclear talks [underway in Vienna.]"

Staff (2021-05-09). VP signs Iran-Uganda customs coop. agreement directive. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — First Vice President Es'hagh Jahangiri approved a directive and bylaw related to the signing of a cooperation agreement between the two governments of Islamic Republic of Iran and Uganda in the field of customs affairs.

sputniknews (2021-05-09). Leaked Docs Reportedly Reveal How Washington's 'Arab NATO' Initiative to Isolate Iran Failed. sputniknews.com Despite continuing to expound much of his predecessor's foreign policy agenda, President Biden's administration has yet to bring up "Arab NATO", the Trump-era effort to build a coalition of Middle Eastern states to "confront Iranian aggression," terrorism and extremism, and to "promote economic growth" and energy security.

Staff (2021-05-09). Headlines of Iranian Persian dailies on May 9. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Mehr News takes a look at the headlines of Iran's Persian-language dailies on Sunday, May 09.

World Nuclear News (2021-05-09). Work Starts On First Disposal Tunnel At Finnish Repository. eurasiareview.com Excavation of the first final disposal tunnel has started at the Onkalo underground used nuclear fuel repository near Olkiluoto, Finnish radioactive waste management company Posiva Oy announced today. The repository – the first in the world for used fuel – is expected to begin operations in the mid-2020s. | Used nuclear fuel will be placed in the bedrock, at a depth of about 450 metres. The disposal system consists of a tightly sealed iron-copper canister, a bentonite buffer enclosing the canister, a tunnel backfilling material made of swellable clay, the seal structures of the tunnels and premises, and the en…

Staff (2021-05-09). Risk of Vienna talks to increase after May 21: Ulyanov. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Head of Russian delegation chief in nuclear talks in Vienna said that risk of Vienna talks will increase after May 21.

Ivana Lima* (2021-05-09). Nord Stream 2: To Gain Or To Refrain? — OpEd. eurasiareview.com Why Germany Refuses to Bend under Sanctions Pressure: | The chances of the sanctions war around Nord Stream 2 to rage on after the construction of the pipeline is finally over seem to be high. That said, we have to admit, with regret or with joy, that it will be completed, and for the following reasons: | Germany, like any other European country, has set itself the task of abandoning coal and nuclear energy within the next few decades. In reality, however, there is no alternative to coal and nuclear energy. Simultaneously forsaking gasoline and diesel cars, which is something Europe dreams about, will…

Staff (2021-05-09). Afghanistan after two decades of US presence. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Two decades after the US military presence in Afghanistan, the country is still witnessing several explosions in recent days, instead of moving away from insecurity and instability.

Staff (2021-05-09). VIDEO: Chinese rocket debris crashes back to Earth. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — The remnants of China's largest rocket have plummeted back to Earth, plunging into the Indian Ocean near the Maldives, according to Chinese state media, ending days of speculation over where the debris would hit.

Staff (2021-05-09). For 10 straight days Colombians hold protests. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Rejecting a tax reform bill passed by President Ivan Duque, demonstrators in Colombia hold protests for 10 straight days.

Staff (2021-05-09). 100 Palestinians injured in Zionist forces attack on Quds. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Some 100 people were seriously injured in a brutal attack by Zionist military forces on Palestinian civilians in Quds last night.

Staff (2021-05-09). Turkish President says Israel a terrorist, oppressive regime. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Naming Israel as a terrorist and oppressive regime that attacks Muslims who protect their sanctuaries and their homeland, the Turkish President called on Muslims to take action against Zionsists' brutality.

Staff (2021-05-09). Great achievements gained in fight against Zionist occupiers. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Adviser to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution for International Affairs said great achievements have been gained in the fight against Zionist occupiers.

Staff (2021-05-09). Zarif calls on all Afghans to unify against ISIL terrorists. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Foreign Minister Zarif called on all lovers of Islam and Afghanistan to end any civil conflicts and unify against the terrorists who brutally attacked innocent school girls in Kabul.

Staff (2021-05-09). Two PMU forces martyred in ISIL attack on Samarra. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Two members of Hashd al-Sha'abi martyred in Saladin following ISIL assault on Samarra.

Staff (2021-05-09). IRGC, Army made great strides in field of defense systems. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — "Over the past years, we have made great strides in the field of research and producing of defense systems, including missile, radar, and electronic warfare systems", IRGC Aerospace Force Commander said.

Staff (2021-05-09). Iraqi security forces thwart attack on oil well in Kirkuk. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — An Iraqi security source announced on Sunday that the plot to blow up an oil well in northwestern Kirkuk was thwarted.

Staff (2021-05-09). VIDEO: Fire breaks out near Israeli military site in Haifa. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — A huge fire is reported to have broken out in the occupied land in Haifa on Sunday.

Staff (2021-05-09). More details emerge about fire near Haifa. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Earlier on Sunday a huge fire was reported to have broken out in the Israeli occupied land near Haifa port on Sunday.

Staff (2021-05-09). CTG rejects having role in Soleimani' assassin. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — The Iraqi Kurdistan's Counter-Terrorism Group (CTG) has distanced itself from participating in the assassination of IRGC Commander Lt. Gen. Martyr Qasem Soleimani back in Jan. 2020.

Staff (2021-05-09). Increasing death toll of explosion in Shia district in Kabul. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Above 55 people were killed in the attack in a Shia neighborhood in west Kabul and the number is still increasing.

Staff (2021-05-09). 3 wounded by Aventura Mall shooting in Florida. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — According to US police, three people were injured in a shooting Saturday at Aventura Mall, with the gunfire stemming from an argument between two groups of people near the Hugo Boss store.

Staff (2021-05-09). Riyadh condemns any Israeli moves violating Intl. laws. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — The Foreign Ministry of Saudi Arabia condemned the Zionist regime's brutal attacks in the Aqsa mosque, saying that the Zionists must not violate international legal decisions.

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