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‘We Don’t Have Political Problems with India’: Iran’s Zarif Urges Delhi to Defy US Sanctions & Resume Buying Iranian Oil

‘We Don’t Have Political Problems with India’: Iran’s Zarif Urges Delhi to Defy US Sanctions & Resume Buying Iranian Oil

January 18,2020

NEW DELHI - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has called on India to shirk Washington’s “maximum pressure” sanctions campaign and continue sourcing its energy ...

Putin Calls for Referendum on Constitutional Changes

Putin Calls for Referendum on  Constitutional Changes

January 16,2020

MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday proposed a referendum on amending Russia’s constitution to increase the powers of parliament while maintaining a ...

Exclusive: U.N. Sanctions Experts Warn - Stay Away from North Korea Cryptocurrency Conference

Exclusive: U.N. Sanctions Experts  Warn - Stay Away from North Korea  Cryptocurrency Conference

January 16,2020

UNITED NATIONS - United Nations sanctions experts are warning people not to attend a cryptocurrency conference in North Korea in February, flagging it as a likely sanctions ...

Australian Wildfire Smoke Stokes Health Fears in Cities

Australian Wildfire Smoke Stokes  Health Fears in Cities

January 16,2020

CANBERRA, Australia — Fire alarms have been sounding in high-rise buildings across downtown Sydney and Melbourne as dense smoke from distant wildfires confuse ...

Philippines Volcano Spews Lava Half-Mile High, threatens to Erupt Again as Flights Grounded

Philippines Volcano Spews Lava  Half-Mile High, threatens to Erupt Again as Flights Grounded

January 16,2020

MANILA - A volcanic eruption in the Philippines continues to spew lava half a mile into the sky, creating lightning bolts, and threatening to erupt again even as tens of thousands ...

EU Launches Iran Nuclear Deal Dispute Action

EU Launches Iran Nuclear Deal  Dispute Action

January 15,2020

BRUSSELS — Britain, France and Germany have launched action under the Iran nuclear agreement paving the way for possible sanctions in response to Tehran’s attempts to roll ...

Libyan General Haftar Left Moscow Talks Without Signing Truce with Tripoli-Based GNA

Libyan General Haftar Left Moscow Talks Without Signing Truce with  Tripoli-Based GNA

January 15,2020

TRIPOLI - Khalifa Haftar, who leads the Libyan National Army, failed to come to terms with the rival Government of National Accord, leaving the closely-watched Moscow talks ...

Canada: Iran Giving Access to Data Recorders from Downed Ukrainian Passenger Jet

Canada: Iran Giving Access to Data Recorders from Downed Ukrainian Passenger Jet

January 15,2020

OTTAWA - Canada’s Transportation Safety Board on Monday said Iran has given investigators permission to analyze the “black box” flight data recorders from the Ukrainian ...

Johnson: New Trump Deal Can Replace the Iran Nuclear Pact

Johnson: New Trump Deal Can Replace the Iran Nuclear Pact

January 15,2020

LONDON - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday called on U.S. President Donald Trump to replace the Iranian nuclear deal with his own new agreement to ensure that ...

Heads of Libya’s Warring Sides in Russia for Talks

Heads of Libya’s Warring Sides  in Russia for Talks

January 14,2020

TRIPOLI - The leaders of Libya’s two warring sides have arrived in Moscow for talks, a day after a ceasefire brokered by Russia and Turkey came into force. The development on Monday came amid suggestions that ...

Kazakhstan - Iran Flight Implemented for First Time Since Ukranian Plane Crash

Kazakhstan - Iran Flight Implemented for First Time Since Ukranian Plane Crash

January 14,2020

NUR SULTAN - The plane of the Iranian Mahan Air airline company implementing flight on the route Almaty – Tehran has successfully landed in the Imam Khomeini International ...

Iran Police Shoot at Those Protesting Plane Shootdown

Iran Police Shoot at Those Protesting Plane Shootdown

January 14,2020

TEHRAN - Iranian security forces fired both live ammunition and tear gas to disperse demonstrators protesting against the Islamic Republic’s initial denial that it shot down ...

Australian ‘Megablaze’ Brought Under Control

Australian ‘Megablaze’ Brought  Under Control

January 14,2020

CANBERRA - Exhausted firefighters said they had finally brought Australia’s largest “megablaze” under control Monday, as wet weather promised to deliver much-needed respite for ...

China Says Will Not Change Position on Taiwan After Landslide Election

China Says Will Not Change Position on  Taiwan After Landslide Election

January 13,2020

TAIPEI - China will not change its position that Taiwan belongs to it, Beijing said on Sunday, after President Tsai Ing-wen won re-election and said she would ...

Russian MP Slutsky Calls Iran’s Admission of Responsibility for Ukrainian Boeing Crash ‘Courageous’

Russian MP Slutsky Calls Iran’s Admission of Responsibility for Ukrainian Boeing  Crash ‘Courageous’

January 13,2020

MOSCOW - By admitting responsibility for shooting down the Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) flight on January 8, Tehran proved wrong accusations of pursuing a destructive ...

Queen, Prince Harry, Senior Royals Set for Crisis Meeting

Queen, Prince Harry, Senior Royals  Set for Crisis Meeting

January 13,2020

LONDON - Queen Elizabeth II will host a showdown meeting with Prince Harry on Monday in an attempt to solve the crisis triggered by his bombshell announcement that he and wife Meghan ...

New Indian Citizenship Law Fulfills Wishes of Mahatma Gandhi & Other Freedom Fighters – PM Modi

New Indian Citizenship Law Fulfills Wishes of Mahatma Gandhi & Other Freedom Fighters – PM Modi

January 13,2020

NEW DELHI - The new citizenship law aimed at helping religious minorities that come to India from Muslim-majority states is in line with the ideas of Mahatma Gandhi and other independence ...

Ukrainian Interior Ministry Expects Iran Identify Plane Crash Victims’ Bodies, Return Them to Kyiv

Ukrainian Interior Ministry Expects Iran Identify Plane Crash Victims’ Bodies, Return Them to Kyiv

January 12,2020

KYIV - The Ukrainian Interior Ministry has handed over to Tehran the DNA samples collected from the relatives of the people killed in the crash of a Ukraine International Airlines ...

Oman Names Culture Minister as Successor to Sultan Qaboos

Oman Names Culture Minister as  Successor to Sultan Qaboos

January 12,2020

MUSCAT — Oman announced Saturday culture minister Haitham bin Tariq Al Said as the new ruler of the Gulf Arab country, ending speculation over the mystery of who would succeed ...

Kazakhstan, Malaysia Mutually Interested in Bilateral Cooperation Deepening

Kazakhstan, Malaysia Mutually Interested in  Bilateral Cooperation Deepening

January 12,2020

NUR SULTAN - Kazakhstan and Malaysia expressed mutual interest in the further deepening of the bilateral political cooperation, Trend reports with reference to ...

Canada, Under Pressure at Home Over Plane Crash, Warns Iran World Is Watching

Canada, Under Pressure at Home  Over Plane Crash, Warns Iran  World Is Watching

January 12,2020

OTTAWA/EDMONTON, Alberta - The Canadian government, under pressure at home to be tougher on Iran over intelligence reports it shot down a passenger jet, on Friday reiterated calls for ...

Iraqi Cleric Condemns U.S. And Iran as Fears of Wider Conflict Persist

Iraqi Cleric Condemns U.S. And Iran as Fears of Wider Conflict Persist

January 11,2020

BAGHDAD - Iraq’s top Shi’ite Muslim cleric on Friday condemned the U.S.-Iranian military confrontation taking place on Iraqi soil, saying it risked plunging the war-ravaged country and ...

US-Iran Tensions After Soleimani Killing: All The Latest Updates

US-Iran Tensions After Soleimani Killing:  All The Latest Updates

January 11,2020

WASHINGTON - Fears of imminent war between Iran and the United States have sparked following the United States’s assassination of ...

Prince Harry’s Wife Meghan Returns to Canada Amid Royal Storm

Prince Harry’s Wife Meghan Returns to  Canada Amid Royal Storm

January 11,2020

OTTAWA - Prince Harry’s wife Meghan has returned to Canada following the couple’s bombshell announcement that they were quitting their frontline royal duties, their spokeswoman said ...

Kazakh Bek Air’s Plane Crash: Icing Considered Main Reason for Crash

Kazakh Bek Air’s Plane Crash: Icing Considered Main Reason for Crash

January 11,2020

NUR SULTAN - Interstate Aviation Committee is considering icing of the plane to be the main reason for Bek Air’s plane crash, Kazakhstan’s Deputy Prime Minister Roman Sklyar said, Trend ...

Iraqi PM Received ‘Verbal Message’ From Iran About Missile Attack

Iraqi PM Received ‘Verbal Message’ From Iran About Missile Attack

January 09,2020

BAGHDAD - Iraq’s caretaker Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi was alerted by Iran that its response to the US assassination of its top military general was either imminent ...

Ukrainian Airliner Crashes in Iran, Killing 176

Ukrainian Airliner Crashes in  Iran, Killing 176

January 09,2020

DUBAI/KIEV - A Ukrainian airliner crashed shortly after take-off from Tehran early on Wednesday, bursting into flames and killing all 176 people on ...

US-Iran Missile Strikes, Syria & Libya: What’s on the Table When Putin Meets with Erdogan

US-Iran Missile Strikes, Syria & Libya: What’s on the Table When Putin Meets with Erdogan

January 09,2020

MOSCOW - Arriving in Turkey for the grand opening of a gas pipeline, Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to discuss the recent escalation of the US-Iranian ...

High-Stakes Decision Looms for Trump in Showdown with Iran

High-Stakes Decision Looms for Trump in Showdown with Iran

January 09,2020

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump faces one of the greatest tests of his presidency after Iran launched ballistic missiles at Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops. It was Iran’s most brazen direct ...

Netanyahu Says Israel Should ‘Stay Out’ of Fallout from US Killing of Soleimani, Per Report

Netanyahu Says Israel Should ‘Stay Out’ of Fallout from US Killing of  Soleimani, Per Report

January 08,2020

JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sought to distance himself from the U.S.-led airstrike that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, telling Security Cabinet ...

Muslims should unite after Iran commander’s killing: Malaysian PM

Muslims should unite after Iran commander’s killing: Malaysian PM

January 08,2020

KUALA LUMPUR - Muslim countries should unite to protect themselves against external threats, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Tuesday after describing the U.S. killing of ...

Turkey’s Export from Ankara, Istanbul to Kyrgyzstan Rises

Turkey’s Export from Ankara, Istanbul  to Kyrgyzstan Rises

January 08,2020

BISHKEK - From January through November 2019, Turkey’s export from Ankara and Istanbul to Kyrgyzstan amounted to $286.9 million, Turkey’s Ministry of Trade told Trend ...

Japan Issues Arrest Warrant for Ghosn’s Wife, looks for Ways to Bring Him Back

Japan Issues Arrest Warrant for Ghosn’s Wife, looks for Ways to Bring Him Back

January 08,2020

TOKYO - Tokyo prosecutors on Tuesday issued an arrest warrant for Carlos Ghosn’s wife Carole for allegedly lying in testimony, as officials sought ways to bring the fugitive car ...

‘Remove America from The Region’: New Head of Iran’s Quds Force Promises to Avenge Soleimani’s Killing

‘Remove America from The Region’: New Head of Iran’s Quds Force Promises to Avenge  Soleimani’s Killing

January 07,2020

WASHINGTON - Tehran will avenge the assassination of Qassem Soleimani by driving the US out of the region, his successor said shortly after another Revolutionary Guard ...

German Fm: Iran’s New Nuclear Policy May End Agreement with World Powers

German Fm: Iran’s New Nuclear Policy May End Agreement with World Powers

January 07,2020

BERLIN - In an interview with Deutchlandfunk (DLF) radio Monday German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Iran’s announcement on Sunday that it would not comply with any ...