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National and religious reconciliation: key mission for media
29 Oct 2017 16:16

National and religious reconciliation: key mission for media

Iranian cultural figure highlighted bringing national and religious reconciliation as the key mission of media.

 
Iran’s President Rouhani visits IAEA head in Tehran (photo)  <img src="/images/picture_icon.gif" width="16" height="13" border="0" align="top">
29 Oct 2017 16:15

Iran’s President Rouhani visits IAEA head in Tehran (photo)  

Iranian Presiedent, Hassan Rouhani, visits head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano in Tehran

 
 
Egypt shakes up security chief following militant attack
29 Oct 2017 16:15

Egypt shakes up security chief following militant attack

Egypt has replaced military forces chief of staff following a militants ambush in northeastern part of the country that has left 16 law enforcement agents dead.

 
Wisconsin joins US states targeting firms boycotting Israel
29 Oct 2017 14:18

Wisconsin joins US states targeting firms boycotting Israel

Wisconsin has made the last US state joining others in a campaign which targets firms supporting Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS), campaign against Israel.

 
Top Afghan official kidnapped in Pakistan
29 Oct 2017 14:17

Top Afghan official kidnapped in Pakistan

Deputy governor of Afghanistan’s Kunar Province has been bundled into a car in the Pakistani city of Peshawar, police sources have said on Sunday.

 
Qatari Emir warns against military intervention in Doha affairs
29 Oct 2017 14:16

Qatari Emir warns against military intervention in Doha affairs

Qatar’s Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has warned against any intervention in the Persian Gulf state will lead to chaos in the region as a deadlock in diplomatic relations between Doha and Saudi-led group of nations persist.

 
Role of Youtube, Facebook fake news in raising Kurdish-Shiite tensions
29 Oct 2017 14:16

Role of Youtube, Facebook fake news in raising Kurdish-Shiite tensions

Thereafter clashes in northern Iraq this week, hundreds of fake pictures have flooded Iraqi social media. Some are real, some not, but leaders on both sides say it’s leading to a dangerous escalation of tensions.

 
Barzani gambled it all and Lost– Kurdistan Pres. ending Career
29 Oct 2017 14:16

Barzani gambled it all and Lost– Kurdistan Pres. ending Career

Kurdistan President Massoud Barzani has written a letter to the parliament of Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government announcing that he will not run for president again and will go out of office on November 1 as his much-extended term of office ends.   Barzani ...

 
29 Oct 2017 12:34

How Bangladesh sells its future to centain Arab countries

James Montague, in an extract from his book The Billionaires Club (Bloomsbury), explains why millions of migrants pay a heavy price to keep some Arab nations afloat

 
Iraq’s Nasseriyah residents welcome Arba’een pilgrims (photo)  <img src="/images/picture_icon.gif" width="16" height="13" border="0" align="top">
29 Oct 2017 12:33

Iraq’s Nasseriyah residents welcome Arba’een pilgrims (photo)  

Millions of pilgrims set off for the holy city of Karbala before Arba’een ceremony. Iraqi residents in cities on the way to Karbala serve the pilgrims as they pass these cities on their way.

 
A Syrian baby is receiving medical attention due to malnutrition in the de-conflict zone of Eastern Ghouta of Damascus, Syria on 14 October 2017
29 Oct 2017 12:09

UN warns of ‘shocking’ starvation in besieged Damascus outskirts

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein warned on Friday of the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the besieged eastern outskirts of Damascus, AlKhaleejonline.com has reported.

 
US rabbis calls for end to Israel’s arms deal with Myanmar
29 Oct 2017 12:05

US rabbis calls for end to Israel’s arms deal with Myanmar

Jewish rabbis in the United States have filed a petition demanding that Israeli regime puts an end to its arms deal with Myanmar government as its violence against Muslim minority forces hundreds of thousands to flee.

 
Karatekas of 6 nations competing in Sanandaj
29 Oct 2017 12:05

Karatekas of 6 nations competing in Sanandaj

Iranian western city of Sanandaj is hosting an international one-day tournament of kyokushin-style karate.

 
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu seen with his wife Sara Netanyahu
29 Oct 2017 12:05

Sara Netanyahu faces new lawsuit

The wife of the Israeli Prime Minister is facing a new legal action, media reports revealed on Friday. Sara Netanyahu is accused by a former housekeeper of treating her “like a slave”.

 
‘Pet Man’ to go on screen at two intl. festivals
29 Oct 2017 12:02

‘Pet Man’ to go on screen at two intl. festivals

Iranian animated short ‘Pet Man’, directed by Marzieh Abrar Paidar, has been accepted to compete at two international film festivals in US and Spain.

 
Iraqi Kurdistan leader Barzani will hand over presidential powers on 1 November
29 Oct 2017 12:01

Iraqi Kurdistan leader Barzani will hand over presidential powers on 1 November

Iraqi Kurdistan’s veteran leader Masoud Barzani will not extend his presidential term beyond 1 November, a Kurdish government official said on Saturday.

 
A general overview of a meeting held in Knesset, Israel
29 Oct 2017 11:23

Proposal to ban non-Jews from election to Israeli parliament

The ruling Israeli coalition may propose a bill in the Israeli Knesset that blocks non-Jews from being elected to the parliament, Quds Press reported on Friday. The bill would apparently prevent intervention by the Supreme Court in decisions taken by the Israeli Central ...

 
UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock visits a camp for displaced people in the Yemeni province of Hajjah on 26 October 2017 (AFP)
29 Oct 2017 11:17

UN aid chief decries 'shocking' humanitarian conditions in Yemen

UN aid chief Mark Lowcock on Saturday voiced alarm at the "shocking" humanitarian conditions in conflict-hit Yemen and called on warring parties to respect international law.

 
Tehran refinery blaze under investigation
29 Oct 2017 11:14

Tehran refinery blaze under investigation

The spokesman of Iranian parliament's energy commission has said a group designated by parliament’s energy commission will be dispatched to Tehran Oil Refinery to investigate reasons behind the incident occurred on Friday.

 
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