Iranian teenage musicians to perform in Denmark

A group of Iranian teenage musicians will perform at a music festival in Denmark later this month.... Continue reading

US opioid crisis cost $500 billion in 2015, higher than previously estimated

The US opioid epidemic ravaging American communities cost over $500 billion in 2015, more expensive than previously thought, according to a new analysis by the US government.... Continue reading

Russia summons French envoy over arrest of billionaire lawmaker

Russia has protested the arrest of a billionaire Russian lawmaker in France as the authorities summoned a French diplomat over the case.... Continue reading

US says attacks on Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar is 'ethnic cleansing'

The United States has described the ongoing violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar as "ethnic cleansing", accusing the country's forces of perpetrating "horrendous atrocities" against Rohingyas.... Continue reading

Kushner’s Mideast gambles worry US political pros

Jared Kushner, who is US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and who entered the White House largely because of that relation, has been causing unease among professionals in US politics with his reckless forays into Middle Eastern politics.... Continue reading

Turkey, Russia ink deal for two S-400 air missile defense systems

Turkish Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli says Turkey and Russia have signed an agreement for the purchase of two S-400 missile defense systems, stressing that the first delivery of the anti-aircraft weapon system to the Turkish military is expected in 2019.... Continue reading

White House soldiers removed over improper contact with foreign women

Three military personnel have been removed from their White House jobs over allegations they had "improper contact" with foreign women in Vietnam where President Donald Trump was spending part of his Asia tour.... Continue reading

Bahrain sentences rights campaigner to 2 years in jail

A prominent human rights activist in Bahrain has been sentenced to two years in prison for complaining about the human rights situation in the country.... Continue reading

UN urges Iraq’s Kurdistan to respect court ruling on secession vote

The United Nations has called on the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to abide by a top court ruling that declared the recent secession referendum in northern Iraq unconstitutional.... Continue reading

‘Butcher of Bosnia’ gets life in war crimes case

The UN tribunal on war crimes in the former Yugoslavia has convicted ex-Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic to life in prison for ordering the massacre of 8,000 Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica in 1995.... Continue reading

Russian president talks to Trump, regional leaders on Syria

Ahead of a trilateral summit with Iranian and Turkish presidents in Sochi, Russian President Vladimir Putin has discussed the Syria crisis with his US counterpart and the leaders of Saudi Arabia, Israel and Egypt.... Continue reading

Trump’s blacklisting of N Korea justifies need for nukes: Pyongyang

North Korea has denounced US President Donald Trump’s decision to re-designate it as a so-called state sponsor of terror, saying the move amounts to a “serious provocation" that justifies Pyongyang’s development of nuclear weapons.... Continue reading

Attempts to change geographical borders in region will fail: Iran’s Rouhani

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says any attempt to change geographical borders in the region will fail, vowing the Islamic Republic’s resolve to continue its fight against terrorists until their eradication.... Continue reading

Lebanon PM tells supporters he is standing with them

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri says he will stand with his supporters after suspending his shock resignation, which he announced in Saudi Arabia earlier this month.... Continue reading

‘Daesh one of numerous US-Zionist plots foiled by Iran’

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says Iran has managed to thwart several plots hatched by the US, Israel and the reactionary regimes in the Middle East, citing the elimination of the Daesh terror group as an example.... Continue reading

Iran, EU hold high-level talks amid Trump's threats

Iran and the EU have started their third round of high-level talks following the 2016 implementation of a nuclear deal between the Islamic Republic and world countries.... Continue reading

Iraq court rules Kurdistan secession vote unconstitutional

Iraq's Supreme Federal Court has ruled Kurdistan’s controversial secession referendum as unconstitutional, saying the results of the vote are void.... Continue reading

Lebanon, Palestinian groups rap Arab League for labeling Hezbollah

The Lebanese government and Palestinian resistance forces have strongly condemned a decision by the Arab League to designate the Hezbollah resistance movement as a terrorist organization.... Continue reading

Iraqi police forces seize major Daesh chemical depot in Anbar

Iraqi security forces have uncovered a major chemical depot belonging to Daesh Takfiri terrorists in the country’s western province of Anbar, as government forces, backed by fighters from the Popular Mobilization Units, are purging the territory of the last remnants of the terror group.... Continue reading

Riyadh cancels official’s visit to Berlin over criticism

Saudi Arabia has canceled a visit by one of its senior officials to Berlin, a day after recalling its ambassador to the country in protest at the German foreign minister’s criticism of Riyadh.... Continue reading