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Hong Kong protesters clash with police at shopping malls

Tue, 12/24/2019 - 15:40
Rioters in Hong Kong have clashed with riot police in upscale malls in Hong Kong during a series of flashmob rallies.

Russia ‘watching US for new missile deployments in Europe, Asia-Pacific’

Tue, 12/24/2019 - 15:09
Russian President Vladimir Putin says Moscow will closely monitor the potential deployment of short- and intermediate-range missiles by the United States abroad, particularly in Europe and the Asia-Pacific, four months after Washington exited from an arms control treaty with Moscow.

US National Security Adviser warns UK about allowing China’s Huawei in 5G network: Report

Tue, 12/24/2019 - 15:09
US National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien has warned Britain about allowing China’s Huawei company into its 5G telecommunications networks, saying such a move would pose a risk to UK’s secret intelligence agencies, according to British media.

UN panel to probe ‘Israeli apartheid’ in West Bank

Tue, 12/24/2019 - 14:52
The United Nations’ anti-racism panel is set to probe grievances by Palestinians holding Israel responsible for practicing “apartheid” in the Tel Aviv-occupied West Bank.

Fingers crossed as India vows to expedite Chabahar project

Tue, 12/24/2019 - 14:21
Iran and India have agreed to speed up the development of Chabahar port which New Delhi views as a gateway to access Afghanistan and Central Asia.

Condemnations pour in as court exonerates Saudi officials in Khashoggi murder case

Tue, 12/24/2019 - 14:14
A Saudi court ruling over the state-sponsored killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi has drawn outrage across the political spectrum, including from a number of states, the United Nations, several rights groups and even some American lawmakers. They have unanimouslydenounced the ruling that dismissed charges against top Saudi officials, saying it failed to deliver justice.

Fingers crossed as India vows to expedite Chabahar project

Tue, 12/24/2019 - 13:38
Iran and India have agreed to speed up the development of Chabahar port which New Delhi views as a gateway to access Afghanistan and Central Asia.

Official: Iran to announce discovery of new oilfield soon

Tue, 12/24/2019 - 13:36
The National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) expects to announce the discovery of a new oilfield in the southwestern province of Khuzestan by March 2020, an NIOC official said.

Iranian officials felicitate counterparts on Christmas

Tue, 12/24/2019 - 13:25
Iran’s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani and other officials in separate messages on Tuesday congratulated their Christian counterparts on the occasion of Christmas.

IRGC rejects rumors about top commander’s killing

Tue, 12/24/2019 - 13:22
Spokesman for the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) General Ramezan Sharif dismissed recent rumors that Commander of IRGC Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh had been killed in an Israeli missile attack on Syria.

China, South Korea, Japan agree to promote North Korea-US dialogue

Tue, 12/24/2019 - 13:19
China hosted the leaders of squabbling neighbors South Korea and Japan for their first official meeting in over a year on Tuesday, flexing its diplomatic muscle with America's two key Asian allies and seeking unity on how to deal with North Korea.

Export of Gainsborough painting blocked by UK government

Tue, 12/24/2019 - 13:14
Ministers placed a temporary ban on the export of an oil painting by the English landscape artist Thomas Gainsborough in the hope that a UK gallery or museum can raise the funds to acquire it.

Notre-Dame will not host Christmas mass, first in over 200 years

Tue, 12/24/2019 - 13:12
Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris will not hold Christmas services this week for the first time in over two centuries, as workers continue to shore up the fragile building after a devastating fire.

Iran’s defense minister unveils academic achievements

Tue, 12/24/2019 - 13:11
Defense Minister of Iran Brigadier General Amir Hatami unveiled 10 technological achievements of students at a university affiliated with his ministry.

Iran’s ‘Greyish’ nominated for Audience Choice Award in Uruguay

Tue, 12/24/2019 - 13:08
Iranian short animated piece ‘Greyish’ directed by Eqbal Shirzaei-Sani was nominated for the Audience Choice Award for Best Short Film at the 12th edition of Montevideo Fantastic Film Festival in Uruguay.

Iran’s envoy: Tehran-Beijing cultural ties to strengthen

Tue, 12/24/2019 - 13:07
Iran’s ambassador to Beijing said on Tuesday that Iranian cultural ties with China will develop markedly thanks to efforts made by both countries’ academicians.

India beefs up security amid outrage against new law

Tue, 12/24/2019 - 13:01
Indian authorities stepped up security and shut down the Internet in various places on Tuesday while members of the ruling party planned marches backing a new citizenship law even though nationwide protests against it are escalating.

Putin: Russia leading world in hypersonic weapons

Tue, 12/24/2019 - 12:46
President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Russia has got a strong edge in designing new weapons and that it has become the only country in the world to deploy hypersonic weapons.