OPEC and the oil group's allies hold a key output meeting on Thursday facing new challenges as the Omicron coronavirus variant has roiled markets and other US-led nations decided to tap their strategic reserves.
The World Trade Organization (WTO) became the first major diplomatic casualty of the new coronavirus variant when it postponed its first ministerial meeting in four years due to the deteriorating health situation.
Iran’s deputy Judiciary chief declared the end of the first round of the meeting of the joint investigation committee probing the assassination of Iranian anti-terror commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani.
Secretary-General of the Iranian National Commission for UNESCO Hojatollah Ayoubi announced the approval of Sheikh Kharaqani’s birthday and the meeting of Shams and Rumi on UNESCO’s list of commemorations and anniversaries in 2022 and 2023.
Iran’s President-elect Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi said an era of “friendship, cooperation and empathy” has begun for all political groups to work toward resolving the people’s problems, after holding a “very good” meeting with his six former rivals in the June 18 presidential race.
President Vladimir Putin is ready to discuss a range of rights issues with his US counterpart Joe Biden when they meet next month, including the "persecution" of those behind the US Capitol protests, Moscow said Monday.