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Iranians honor 40 days after Imam Hussein martyrdom anniversary
20 Nov 2016 11:56

Iranians honor 40 days after Imam Hussein martyrdom anniversary

Iranians of all ages and social strata have taken to the streets and religious commemoration centers across the country, unified by one cause, honoring the ۴۰th day after the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein, the third Shia Imam. The occasion called Arba’een occurs ۴۰ days after Ashura, the ...

 
Iraqi forces kill, injure some 240 Takfiris in anti-terror fight
20 Nov 2016 11:54

Iraqi forces kill, injure some 240 Takfiris in anti-terror fight

Amid battles to rid Iraq of Daesh terrorists, the country’s armed forces have carried out fresh operations, killing and wounding around ۲۴۰ Takfiri militants on several fronts. An unnamed Iraqi security source said on Sunday that a number of Daesh elements lost their lives and sustained injuries ...

 
Trump, Romney discuss ‘various theaters in the world’ despite previous enmity
20 Nov 2016 11:52

Trump, Romney discuss ‘various theaters in the world’ despite previous enmity

US President-elect Donald Trump has met with his former opponent, top Republican Mitt Romney, to discuss “various theaters in the world.” The two long-time foes met privately in the clubhouse at Trump's golf course in Bedminster Township, New Jersey, on Saturday. In the run-up to the US ۲۰۱۶ presidential ...

 
Policeman gunned down in eastern Saudi Arabia
20 Nov 2016 11:50

Policeman gunned down in eastern Saudi Arabia

A police officer has been gunned down in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province, the latest in a spate of such incidents in the oil-rich province as well as elsewhere across the country. The Saudi Interior Ministry said the shooting took place in a neighborhood northwest of the provincial capital of ...

 
Israel to build 30,000 settler units when Trump sworn in
20 Nov 2016 11:48

Israel to build 30,000 settler units when Trump sworn in

Tel Aviv reportedly intends to construct more than ۳۰,۰۰۰ new settler units in east Jerusalem al-Quds after US president-elect Donald Trump is sworn into office in January ۲۰۱۷. According to an Israeli daily, the project will get off the ground under President Trump as the New York billionaire apparently ...

 
Dozen killed, 50 wounded as blast rocks NW Aleppo Province
13 Nov 2016 13:56

Dozen killed, 50 wounded as blast rocks NW Aleppo Province

An explosion has reportedly hit the northwestern outskirts of Syria’s Aleppo Province, leaving at least a dozen people dead and some ۵۰ others injured. The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the blast took place at a checkpoint near the town of Afrin on Sunday. It further noted ...

 
Iraqi Kurds
13 Nov 2016 13:54

Iraqi Kurds' destruction of Arab villages could be war crime: HRW

Iraq's Kurdish security forces have unlawfully destroyed Arab homes and villages in northern Iraq over the past two years in what may amount to a war crime, rights group Human Rights Watch said on Sunday. Kurdish peshmerga fighters are part of a ۱۰۰,۰۰۰-strong Iraqi alliance, backed by U.S.-led air ...

 
Prosecutors to question South Korean president over political scandal
13 Nov 2016 13:53

Prosecutors to question South Korean president over political scandal

South Korean prosecutors will question President Park Geun-hye over a political corruption scandal engulfing her presidency, an official said on Sunday, the first time a sitting president will be questioned by prosecutors over a criminal case. Hundreds of thousands marched in the capital Seoul on Saturday ...

 
Toyota to settle U.S. truck rust lawsuit for up to $3.4 billion
13 Nov 2016 13:51

Toyota to settle U.S. truck rust lawsuit for up to $3.4 billion

Toyota Motor Corp (۷۲۰۳.T) has agreed to a settlement of up to $۳.۴ billion for a federal class action brought by U.S. owners of pickup trucks and SUVs whose frames could rust through, plaintiffs lawyers have said in court papers. The proposed settlement covers about ۱.۵ million Tacoma compact pickups,...

 
U.S. banks
13 Nov 2016 13:44

U.S. banks' post-election rally may be just an appetizer

The U.S. banking sector's dramatic rally post Election Day is likely just a taste of bigger gains to come, as investors expect banks to reap huge benefits from rising interest rates and lighter regulation under a Donald Trump presidency. In recent years, bank stocks have been held back by heavy regulation ...

 
Reports of hate crimes rising across US after Trump’s election victory
11 Nov 2016 11:53

Reports of hate crimes rising across US after Trump’s election victory

Reports of hate crimes and racially motivated violence against minorities have increased in the United States after the election of Donald Trump as president.There was a spate of hate crimes reported on social media and to police on Thursday that was targeted against Muslims, Latinos and African Americans....

 
Trump unable to scrap Iran-P5+1 nuclear deal: Pundit
11 Nov 2016 11:48

Trump unable to scrap Iran-P5+1 nuclear deal: Pundit

US Republican president-elect Donald Trump promised in his election campaign that he would tear up a nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 group dubbed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Press TV has interviewed two political experts on that issue. Frank Emspak, a radio producer and political ...

 
Time for US to end backing Israel’s perpetual crimes: Hamas
11 Nov 2016 11:43

Time for US to end backing Israel’s perpetual crimes: Hamas

The political bureau chief of the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas has called upon US President-elect Donald Trump to withdraw the longstanding American support for Israel, stating that the Tel Aviv regime is a “burden” for Washington.“Now is the time to acknowledge that Israel has ...

 
Muslim ban statement removed from Donald Trump
11 Nov 2016 11:40

Muslim ban statement removed from Donald Trump's website

A statement on US President-elect Donald Trump's plan to ban all Muslims from entering the United States has been removed from his campaign website.Trump’s December 2015 statement calling for a "total and complete shutdown" of Muslims vanished from the website on Wednesday, after the ...

 
Syria recounts crimes of foreign-backed terrorists in letters to UN
11 Nov 2016 11:38

Syria recounts crimes of foreign-backed terrorists in letters to UN

Syria has written to the UN on the crimes perpetrated against the country by the terror groups backed by Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar, saying terrorism would only be eradicated if those countries dropped their support for the militants.Syria’s Foreign and Expatriates Ministry recounted ...

 
Obama extends national emergency against Iran
4 Nov 2016 11:23

Obama extends national emergency against Iran

US President Barack Obama has extended the country’s national emergency with respect to Iran despite last year’s nuclear agreement with Tehran and the P۵+۱ to lift sanctions. In a letter sent to Congress on Thursday, Obama told lawmakers that US relations with Iran have not returned to normal,...

 
Scandal is all my fault: South Korea president
4 Nov 2016 11:21

Scandal is all my fault: South Korea president

South Korean President Park Geun-hye says she is solely to blame for an ongoing crisis involving an old friend of hers who allegedly meddled in state affairs despite having no formal position. Speaking in an emotionally-charged, televised address to the nation on Friday, President Park said the scandal ...

 
Police start evacuating Paris migrant camp on heels of Calais closure
4 Nov 2016 11:18

Police start evacuating Paris migrant camp on heels of Calais closure

French police moved in at dawn on Friday to evacuate thousands of migrants living in tents under a railway bridge in northeast Paris where numbers have soared since the closure of another large camp outside the port city of Calais last week. Police moved in around ۰۵۰۰ GMT, a Reuters journalist at the ...

 
UK court says Brexit needs parliament
4 Nov 2016 11:16

UK court says Brexit needs parliament's approval, complicates government plans

A British court ruled on Thursday that the government needs parliamentary approval to start the process of leaving the European Union, potentially delaying Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plans. The government said it would appeal against the High Court ruling and Britain's Supreme Court is expected ...

 
Car bomb rocks southeast Turkey after pro-Kurdish lawmakers detained
4 Nov 2016 11:14

Car bomb rocks southeast Turkey after pro-Kurdish lawmakers detained

A car bomb rocked southeastern Turkey's largest city on Friday, killing one person and injuring more than ۴۰, security sources said, hours after police detained politicians of the mostly Kurdish region's biggest party. The blast struck an area near the police station where some of the party leaders ...