FIFA president Gianni Infantino said on Thursday that a two-year diplomatic rift between Saudi Arabia and Iran should not be allowed to get in the way of football.
The head of Iran's wrestling federation has resigned after criticizing the authorities for letting athletes be punished because of the country's ban on facing Israeli opponents.
Demonstrators gathered outside the UN in Geneva and some diplomats left in protest over an address given by Iran's justice minister, who has been sanctioned by the EU over human rights violations.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said that Moscow will continue to help Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government to defeat what he called the "terrorist threat."
Four Western powers have condemned Iran for allegedly violating an arms embargo on Yemen a day after Russia vetoed a UN resolution taking aim at Tehran over the same issue.
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has said Iran's ballistic-missile program is very worrying, and that it's necessary to avoid it becoming a factor that threatens the country's neighbors.
Iranian officials have revealed new details on a recent embezzlement case in the country’s Oil Ministry.
Russia says a daily "humanitarian pause" will be introduced in the Syrian rebel-held enclave of eastern Ghouta starting on February 27.
Russia has vetoed a UN Security Council draft resolution on Yemen which would have called out Iran for failing to stop the supply of Iranian-made missiles to Huthi rebels.