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Tens of thousands in U.S. cities protest Trump immigration order
30 Jan 2017 11:45

Tens of thousands in U.S. cities protest Trump immigration order

Tens of thousands of people rallied in U.S. cities and at airports on Sunday to voice outrage over President Donald Trump's executive order restricting entry into the country for travelers from seven Muslim-majority nations. In New York, Washington and Boston, a second wave of demonstrations followed ...

 
Duterte: US endangering regional security by storing arms in Philippines
30 Jan 2017 11:41

Duterte: US endangering regional security by storing arms in Philippines

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has accused Washington of constructing permanent arms depots in his country, in a move which he said will disrupt regional security. "They're unloading arms in the Philippines now ... I'm serving notice to the armed forces of the United States. Do not do it,...

 
Attack on Quebec mosque kills six, two suspects arrested
30 Jan 2017 11:39

Attack on Quebec mosque kills six, two suspects arrested

Six people have been killed in a shooting attack on a mosque in Canada’s Quebec, according to police, who have arrested two suspects in the case. Assailants opened fire at people inside the mosque, known as the Islamic Cultural Center of Quebec, during evening prayers at ۲۰:۰۰ local time on Sunday ...

 
Trump defends travel ban:
30 Jan 2017 11:10

Trump defends travel ban: 'This is not about religion'

President Donald Trump says his executive order banning people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States “is not about religion,” amid protests and backlash in the country and around the world. "America is a proud nation of immigrants and we will continue to show ...

 
Iran welcomes Russia in Europe gas transfer plan
23 Jan 2017 14:07

Iran welcomes Russia in Europe gas transfer plan

Iran welcomes Russian participation in the $۲.۵ billion construction of a pipeline to transfer Iranian gas to Europe, a deputy oil minister says. IGAT-۹ is a ۳۵ billion cubic meter per year pipeline that Iran plans to use to send gas from its giant South Pars field to Europe via Turkey. Russian companies ...

 
Turkey sacks deputy head of TMSF state fund in post-coup purge
23 Jan 2017 14:06

Turkey sacks deputy head of TMSF state fund in post-coup purge

Turkey has sacked a deputy head of the TMSF state fund and sealed off two local television stations as Ankara intensifies a crackdown following a failed coup attempt last year. Reuters cited the Official Gazette, the Turkish government’s official journal, as saying that the dismissal of Zulfukar ...

 
Diplomat says China would assume world leadership if needed
23 Jan 2017 14:05

Diplomat says China would assume world leadership if needed

China does not want world leadership but could be forced to assume that role if others step back from that position, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Monday, after U.S. President Donald Trump pledged to put "America first" in his first speech. Zhang Jun, director general of the Chinese Foreign ...

 
White House vows to fight media
23 Jan 2017 14:02

White House vows to fight media 'tooth and nail' over Trump coverage

The White House vowed on Sunday to fight the news media "tooth and nail" over what it sees as unfair attacks, with a top adviser saying the Trump administration had presented "alternative facts" to counter low inauguration crowd estimates. On his first full day as president, Trump ...

 
Ethics lawyers to sue Trump over foreign payments
23 Jan 2017 14:00

Ethics lawyers to sue Trump over foreign payments

A group including former White House ethics attorneys will file a lawsuit on Monday accusing President Donald Trump of allowing his businesses to accept payments from foreign governments, in violation of the U.S. Constitution. The lawsuit, brought by the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington,...

 
Zarif calls for UN immediate action to Rohingya Muslim
7 Jan 2017 11:26

Zarif calls for UN immediate action to Rohingya Muslim's situation

Zarif urged António Guterres to engage actively with the Government of Myanmar and take basic steps to end the serious concerns of international community over the situation of Rohingya Muslims. The full text of his letter to the UN chief follows: I would like to draw your kind attention to an ...

 
Iraq war veteran accused of killing five at Ft. Lauderdale airport
7 Jan 2017 11:23

Iraq war veteran accused of killing five at Ft. Lauderdale airport

An Iraq war veteran took a gun out of his checked luggage and opened fire in a crowded baggage claim area at Fort Lauderdale's airport on Friday, killing five people, months after he showed up at an FBI office behaving erratically. Esteban Santiago, ۲۶, who was taken into custody immediately following ...

 
U.S. intel report: Putin directed cyber campaign to help Trump
7 Jan 2017 11:22

U.S. intel report: Putin directed cyber campaign to help Trump

Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an effort to help Republican Donald Trump's electoral chances by discrediting Democrat Hillary Clinton in the ۲۰۱۶ presidential campaign, U.S. intelligence agencies said in an assessment on Friday. Russia's objectives were to undermine public faith in the U.S....

 
Huge US military force in Germany to boost NATO presence in E Europe
7 Jan 2017 11:20

Huge US military force in Germany to boost NATO presence in E Europe

The US military has begun the deployment of hundreds of combat vehicles such as tanks as well as artillery guns along with ۳,۵۰۰ troops to Germany in an alleged bid to boost NATO’s deterrence force against Russia in Eastern Europe. US warships started unloading the military hardware, which includes ...

 
Kerry calling for war crimes against Syrians: Analyst
7 Jan 2017 11:18

Kerry calling for war crimes against Syrians: Analyst

US Secretary of State John Kerry’s recent remarks about bombing Syria signals Washington’s willingness to start wars with countries that threaten its imperialist agenda, says an analyst in London. Catherine Shakdam, director of Shafaqna Institute for Middle Eastern Studies, told Press TV ...

 
European states back potential arms control deal with Russia: German paper
25 Nov 2016 11:55

European states back potential arms control deal with Russia: German paper

More than a dozen European countries have expressed willingness to engage in dialog with Russia toward reaching an arms control deal, potentially upsetting planned US-led military build-ups near Russian borders. Germany and ۱۵ other countries are pressing for the arms control deal with Russia, German ...

 
UK workers face worst decade for pay over Brexit
25 Nov 2016 11:52

UK workers face worst decade for pay over Brexit

The UK workforce faces the worst period for wages in at least ۷۰ years as the British referendum to exit the European Union lowers real income and living standards, a new report has warned. Britons would earn less in real wages in ۲۰۲۱ than they did in ۲۰۰۸, according to a report by the Institute for ...

 
25 Nov 2016 11:47

UK workers face worst decade for pay over Brexit

The UK workforce faces the worst period for wages in at least ۷۰ years as the British referendum to exit the European Union lowers real income and living standards, a new report has warned. Britons would earn less in real wages in ۲۰۲۱ than they did in ۲۰۰۸, according to a report by the Institute for ...

 
Suicide truck bomb kills about 100 in Iraq, mostly Iranian pilgrims
25 Nov 2016 11:42

Suicide truck bomb kills about 100 in Iraq, mostly Iranian pilgrims

A suicide truck bomb killed about ۱۰۰ people, most of them Iranian Shi'ite pilgrims, at a petrol station in the city of Hilla ۱۰۰ km (۶۲ miles) south of Baghdad on Thursday, police and medical sources said. Islamic State, the ultra hard-line Sunni militant group that considers all Shi'ites to be apostates,...

 
Trump will pursue
25 Nov 2016 11:37

Trump will pursue 'regional hegemony' in South China Sea: Chinese academics

A Donald Trump presidency does not mean the United States will withdraw from the South China Sea, but rather will continue pursuing "regional hegemony", Chinese academics who drafted a report for an influential government think tank said on Friday. Ensuring "absolute control" over ...

 
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 ...