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Saudi hackers attack Iran’s Al-Alam Twitter account

Iran’s Arabic-language Al-Alam news network says hackers affiliated to the Saudi Arabian regime have broken into its official Twitter account. Al-Alam said on Monday that the act of online sabotage had been “a hasty reaction” after the Iranian network provided extensive coverage of the liberation of the Iraqi city of ...

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Senior MP: Iran to keep up advisory support to Syria

A senior parliamentarian says Iran is to keep up its advisory support for the Syrian government and military in the Arab country’s fight against foreign-backed terrorists. “We reserve our right to support the Syrian government and people against terrorists,” Tasnim news agency quoted MP Alaeddin Boroujerdi as saying Monday. “Based on that ...

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Iran launches Freedom of Information website

Iran has launched a website that allows its citizens to freely seek and obtain information from all government organizations and institutions according to law. The website was officially launched during a ceremony attended by Iranian Minister of Culture Seyyed Reza Salehi Amiri and Minister for Communications and Information Technology Mahmoud ...

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Russia: North Korea tested medium-range missile not intercontinental

Russia has said that North Korea did not fire an intercontinental ballistic missile in its recent test despite the US’s insistence that it did. “A Voronezh-type radar station deployed in the Irkutsk region monitored the launch of the Hwasong-14 medium-range ballistic missile (IRBM) from North Korea, which flew a distance ...

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Italy’s Eusider signs Iran ferrosilicon deal

Italy’s service center and trader company Eusider says it has signed a long-term agency agreement with the biggest ferrosilicon producer in Iran. The exclusive distribution agreement with Iran Ferroalloys Industries Company would give Eusider “the right space to market” Iranian ferroalloys, the company said. Through the agreement, “we will add ...

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India, bracing for protests, puts Kashmir on lockdown

India has placed Kashmir under high security order and deployed tens of thousands of government forces to the volatile Himalayan region on the death anniversary of a popular pro-independence figure. The curfew was enforced in the Indian-administered Kashmir on Saturday, with the government cutting off all internet services and blocking ...

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President Moon says ‘dialog’ best option for Korean crisis

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has said Seoul preferred to resolve the Korean crisis through dialog. However, he warned that Pyongyang’s “nuclear provocation” could open options other than dialog. North Korea, on Tuesday, launched what was announced by local media as an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of hitting the US ...

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