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09 Feb 2024


Amid Israel-Palestine tensions, Meta removes Iranian Supreme Leader's accounts

Today, Meta announced the removal of Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's Facebook and Instagram accounts due to violations of its content policies.

Chinese-origin engineer arrested in US for stealing missile tracking technology

Chenguang Gong, a former engineer and US citizen originally from China, has been arrested on federal charges, for allegedly stealing trade secret technology.

US, UK strike 36 Houthi targets to end ship attacks

Militaries from the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States (US) conducted more strikes against the Houthi-controlled areas in Yemen on Saturday.

03 Feb 2024

Joe Biden

US strikes 85 Iran-linked targets in Iraq, Syria

The United States (US) on Friday carried out major airstrikes across Iraq and Syria, hitting 85 targets linked to Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and the militias it backs, CNN reported.

29 Jan 2024

Web Series

'Shahrzad' to 'Mortal Wound': Best Iranian dramas to watch

Embark on an enjoyable journey through the diverse and compelling world of Iranian television with this curated list of the best Iranian shows.

29 Jan 2024


Iran executes 4 people convicted of spying for Israel's Mossad 

Iran carried out the execution of four people on Monday morning after they were found guilty of espionage for Israel, according to Tehran's judiciary, AFP reported.

20 Jan 2024

Pakistan News

Iran informed Pakistan before January 16 missile strike, claims report 

Iran allegedly informed Pakistan about its Tuesday (January 16) missile strike against the terrorist group Jaish al-Adl on the latter's soil beforehand, local media has reported.

20 Jan 2024

Pakistan News

Pakistan, Iran agree to 'de-escalate' tensions days after exchanging airstrikes

Pakistan and Iran have agreed to de-escalate tensions following tit-for-tat missile strikes between the two countries this week.

18 Jan 2024

Pakistan News

Pakistan retaliates, hits Iran targets; 9 killed in airstrikes

Pakistan on Thursday struck targets in Iran, a day after warning Tehran of "serious consequences" following its missile attacks on the terrorist group Jaish al-Adl's headquarters in Balochistan, reports said.

17 Jan 2024

Pakistan News

Pakistan expels Iranian ambassador, recalls envoy after missile attack

Amid Iran's breach of Pakistani airspace, Islamabad recalled its ambassador from Tehran and expelled the Iranian ambassador to Pakistan, escalating tensions.

17 Jan 2024

Pakistan News

Pakistan condemns Iran's missile strike on its territory

Pakistan on Tuesday strongly condemned an Iranian airstrike inside its borders that killed two children, calling it an "unprovoked violation of its airspace".

16 Jan 2024


Iranian forces strike Israel's Mossad 'spy headquarters' in Iraq

Iran's Revolutionary Guards attacked the "espionage headquarters" of Israel in Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdistan region on Tuesday.

15 Jan 2024

Majid Majidi

'A Separation' to 'Children of Heaven': Best IMDb-rated Iranian movies

If you are looking for some cinematic masterpieces beyond Hollywood, embark on a cinematic journey into the rich tapestry of Iranian cinema, a realm that beautifully weaves together culture, history, and human emotion.

14 Jan 2024

Movie Review

NewsBytes Recommends: 'The Song of Sparrows'—finding life amid despondency

Over the decades, Iranian films have built a staggering reputation for capturing the world as it really is, sans any gloss, glitter, or starry glimmers.

Stop attacks on ships or face consequences: US to Houthis

The United States (US) and 12 allies issued an ultimatum to Yemen's Houthi rebels on Wednesday to cease their ongoing attacks on vessels in the Red Sea or potentially face targeted military action.

03 Jan 2024


Iran: Twin blasts near General Qasem Soleimani's memorial kill 100

Over 100 people were killed and nearly 200 others were injured during a procession commemorating the fourth anniversary of General Qasem Soleimani's assassination in Kerman, Iran, on Wednesday.

31 Dec 2023

Indian Army

Indian Navy enhances maritime security amid attacks on vessels

The Indian Navy said that it has enhanced maritime surveillance efforts in the central and north Arabian Sea and augmented force levels after the recent attacks on merchant vessels operating in the region.

26 Dec 2023


New Delhi: Explosion near Israel embassy, no casualties; probe launched

An alleged explosion happened near Israel's embassy in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, on Tuesday evening. However, no casualties have been reported.

24 Dec 2023

Indian Navy

Ship with 25 Indian crew onboard hit by drone attack

The Indian Navy on Sunday said a Gabon-flagged vessel, identified as MV Saibaba, with 25 Indian crew members onboard, was hit by a drone attack in the Red Sea.

24 Dec 2023


Pentagon claims Iranian drone 'attack' hit ship off Gujarat coast

The United States (US) Department of Defense on Sunday claimed the drone attack on a Japanese-owned chemical tanker, MV Chem Pluto, near India's coast was launched from Iran.

18 Dec 2023

Travel And Tourism

Ancient marvels: A glimpse into the cities of bygone eras

Exploring the world's historic cities is like turning the pages of an enormous history book. Every city tells stories of victories, setbacks, cultural breakthroughs, and tales of the human spirit.

16 Dec 2023


Iran executes Mossad agent accused of spying for Israel

Authorities in Iran have executed a Mossad agent who was allegedly acting as a spy for Israel, Iranian media reported on Saturday.

9 dead after US airstrikes on Iran-linked site in Syria

For the second time in the past few weeks, the United States (US) warplanes carried out airstrikes on a weapon storage facility in eastern Syria on Wednesday, killing nine people.

07 Nov 2023

Narendra Modi

Iranian president seeks Modi's intervention for immediate ceasefire in Gaza

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has urged India to utilize "all its capacities" to put an end to Israel's actions in Gaza amid the ongoing conflict.

US to 'intervene militarily' if Hezbollah, Iran attack Israel: Report

The United States (US) government has warned Iran and Hezbollah—the Lebanese terror group backed by it—that it will "intervene militarily" if they attacked Israel, reported The New York Times.

29 Oct 2023


'Crossed redline': Iran warns Israel of possible action in Gaza

Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi on Sunday warned Israel about potential intervention from other countries due to its continued counterattacks against the Palestinian terror group Hamas in Gaza.

28 Oct 2023


Iran: Teen dies after alleged hijab encounter with morality police

Iranian teenager Armita Geravand, who sustained injuries in a mysterious incident on Tehran's Metro on October 1 while not donning a hijab, has passed away, Iranian state media reported on Saturday.

Oil prices jump as US strikes Iran-linked targets in Syria

Oil prices surged by over $1 per barrel on Friday after the Pentagon said the United States hit targets in Syria affiliated with Iran, Reuters reported.

25 Oct 2023


Hamas used tunnel landlines, planned Israel attack for 2 years

A small group of Hamas operatives secretly planned the attack on Israel over a two-year period using landline phones in the web of tunnels underneath Gaza spanning 500km, CNN reported.

24 Oct 2023


What's stopping Israel from launching ground offensive against Hamas

As the conflict between Israel and Hamas entered its 18th day on Tuesday, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) believes it is ready to launch its ground offensive and that it should begin soon, Times of Israel reported.

19 Oct 2023


All about Hezbollah and its role in the Israel-Hamas war

Amid the Israel-Hamas war, neighboring Lebanon's Hezbollah has attracted the spotlight after reports that, behind the scenes, the United States (US) has urged Israel not to start a war with the party.

US asking Israel backstage not to war with Hezbollah: Report

The United States (US) has been privately urging Israel not to launch a military campaign with Hezbollah, a Shiite Lebanese militant and political group backed by Iran, according to a report by The Times of Israel.

17 Oct 2023


Israeli Air Force strikes Hezbollah targets in Lebanon

Israeli Air Force on Tuesday claimed to have hit targets linked to the Iran-backed terror group Hezbollah in Lebanon overnight.

16 Oct 2023


Iran ordered Hezbollah attacks at Lebanon border, alleges Israel

The Israeli military on Monday accused Iran of ordering the attacks by Hezbollah at the Israel and Lebanon border on Sunday.

16 Oct 2023

Benjamin Netanyahu

'Hands on trigger': Iran warns of escalation amid Israel-Hamas war

Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian has warned Israel of escalation of the conflict in the region if the Jewish country continues its attack on Palestinians in Gaza, Fars News Agency reported on Sunday per Reuters.

15 Oct 2023


Iranian filmmaker Dariush Mehrjui (83), wife stabbed to death

Leading auteur director Dariush Mehrjui, revered globally for his contribution to Iranian cinema's New Wave movement, has been stabbed to death by an unknown assailant at his residence in Karaj, near Tehran, reported Iranian media.

15 Oct 2023


Israeli forces ordered to capture Gaza City, destroy Hamas leadership

Israel has ordered its forces to seize Gaza City and destroy Hamas's current leadership, following the surprise attack by the terrorist group that killed 1,300 people and stunned Israel, The New York Times reported.

15 Oct 2023


Islamic nations' body calls emergency meeting to discuss Israel-Hamas conflict

A top grouping of Islamic nations has called for an "urgent" meeting in Saudi Arabia to discuss the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict. The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will be addressing the "military escalation" and "threat to defenseless civilians in Gaza."

11 Oct 2023

Joe Biden

No specific information on Iran's role in Hamas attack: US

The United States (US) on Tuesday said that there was "no specific information" that would implicate Iran in the recent terrorist attack carried out by Hamas against Israel, PTI reported.

09 Oct 2023


Iran helped Hamas plan attack on Israel for weeks: WSJ

Iran allegedly helped Palestinian militant group Hamas in planning its unprecedented Saturday attack on Israel weeks ago, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) has reported.

06 Oct 2023

Nobel Peace Prize

Jailed Iranian activist Narges Mohammadi wins Nobel Peace Prize

Iranian activist Narges Mohammadi (51) has won this year's Nobel Peace Prize for fighting against women's oppression in Iran and for promoting human rights at large.

06 Sep 2023


Amid India-Bharat renaming row, here's a list of renamed countries

The official invitation that was sent out for the G20 summit dinner to be held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan mentions "President of Bharat," instead of "President of India."

23 Aug 2023

Xi Jinping

Xi Jinping's mysterious absence at BRICS Business Forum raises questions

Chinese President Xi Jinping's "unexplained" absence from a scheduled key speech at the BRICS Business Forum in Johannesburg, South Africa, has sparked rumors about his health and political standing.

24 Jul 2023


Iranian director threatened to withdraw 'Critical Zone' from Locarno Festival

Artistic freedom in Iran has been a debatable topic for years. Now, reports are rife that director Ali Ahmadzadeh is under threat from the country's Ministry of Security for his upcoming film Critical Zone which will premiere at the Locarno Film Festival.

04 Jul 2023

Narendra Modi

Putin, Jinping, Sharif to attend Modi's virtual SCO Summit today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to host the virtual summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) on Tuesday.

23 Jun 2023

Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett to attend Locarno Film Festival with 'Shayda'

Locarno Film Festival is one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world. Cate Blanchett and Zar Amir Ebrahimi are set to grace the festival's closing night to promote the Iranian-Australian director Noora Niasari's debut film Shayda.

20 May 2023

Amnesty International

Iran executes 3 anti-government protesters despite international outrage

Iran has executed three men in connection with the anti-government protests that erupted in the country last year, reported Reuters.

17 May 2023


Iranian-Israeli film 'Judo' first look unveiled

Judo is an upcoming Iranian-Israeli film that is in a slight buzz among cinephiles. Now, the makers have unveiled the first look of the movie, starring Zae Amir-Ebrahimi and Arienne Mandi.

24 Mar 2023


Syria: Iranian drone attack kills US contractor; peace on edge

Fresh tensions between Iranian and United States (US) forces flared in Syria as the Pentagon claimed that an Iranian drone bombed a facility on a coalition base in northeast Syria, killing a US contractor and wounding six others.

06 Mar 2023

Crime Against Women

Iran: Suspected targeted poison attacks affect girls from 50+ schools

A string of suspected targeted poisonings of schoolgirls in Iran has triggered a wave of panic in the country.

05 Mar 2023


Iran: Schoolgirls fall sick; poisoning by extremist groups suspected

Iran is facing a new challenge as hundreds of schoolgirls in a dozen cities have been hospitalized due to an "unexplained illness."