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US Embassy in Iraq Hit By Rocket Attacks
US Embassy in Iraq Hit By Rocket Attacks

Three rockets have hit the US embassy in Iraq’s capital, wounding at least one person, in the first direct strike

27 Jan 2020
China Names HIV Drugs as Part of Treatment Plan for Coronavirus
China Names HIV Drugs as Part of Treatment Plan for Coronavirus

China is using AbbVie Inc.’s HIV drugs as an ad-hoc treatment for pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus while the

26 Jan 2020
Iraq Protesters Wounded as Clashes with Security Forces Continue
Iraq Protesters Wounded as Clashes with Security Forces Continue

Security forces shot live rounds to clear protest hotspots in Baghdad and southern Iraq for a second day Sunday, sparking

26 Jan 2020
Iranian FM Hits Back at Trump Over “No Thanks!” Tweet
Iranian FM Hits Back at Trump Over “No Thanks!” Tweet

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif struck back at US President Donald Trump for basing his foreign policy on Fox

26 Jan 2020
Trump Says ‘No Thanks’ to Iran’s FM Negotiation Proposal
Trump Says ‘No Thanks’ to Iran’s FM Negotiation Proposal

US President Donald Trump rejected on Sunday a negotiation proposal by Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif on the condition

26 Jan 2020
Pompeo Slams Iran For Funding Militias, Using Terror Proxies
Pompeo Slams Iran For Funding Militias, Using Terror Proxies

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo slammed Iran for funding Iraqi Shi’ite militias, Hamas, Hezbollah in an interview on Friday...

25 Jan 2020
34 Troops Have Brain Injuries From Iranian Missile Strike, Pentagon Says
34 Troops Have Brain Injuries From Iranian Missile Strike, Pentagon Says

The US Defense Department has said that 34 American service members have traumatic brain injuries from Iranian airstrikes on Al

25 Jan 2020
Russia Invites NATO Countries to Take Part in Int’l Army Games 2020
Russia Invites NATO Countries to Take Part in Int’l Army Games 2020

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Friday that Russia has invited 90 countries, including those from the North Atlantic Treaty

25 Jan 2020
20 Dead, Over 1,000 Injured after 6.5 Magnitude Quake Hits Turkey
20 Dead, Over 1,000 Injured after 6.5 Magnitude Quake Hits Turkey

A powerful earthquake has killed at least 20 people and injured more than 1,000 in eastern Turkey, as rescue teams

25 Jan 2020
US Bans Trade And Investment Visas For Iranians
US Bans Trade And Investment Visas For Iranians

Iranian nationals will no longer be eligible for E-1 and E-2 trade and investment visas, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration

23 Jan 2020
China Coronavirus; Fears Over The Spread of Deadly Virus
China Coronavirus; Fears Over The Spread of Deadly Virus

A sense of anxiety is growing in Wuhan as the Chinese city goes into lockdown in an effort to control

23 Jan 2020
Pakistan, Iran Agree to Cooperate on Human Rights at World Forums
Pakistan, Iran Agree to Cooperate on Human Rights at World Forums

During the meeting both sides stressed the need for exchange of views and experiences on the issue of human rights

23 Jan 2020
Rouhani: ‘We’ll Never Seek Nuclear Weapons’
Rouhani: ‘We’ll Never Seek Nuclear Weapons’

US President Donald Trump pulled Washington out of the deal in May 2018 and reimposed sanctions on Iran...

23 Jan 2020
US Iran Envoy Threatens Esmail Ghaani with Same Fate as Soleimani
US Iran Envoy Threatens Esmail Ghaani with Same Fate as Soleimani

Esmail Ghaani, the new Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force commander, will face the same fate as his slain

23 Jan 2020
Iran Guard’s Officer Shot Dead In Oil-Rich Province
Iran Guard’s Officer Shot Dead In Oil-Rich Province

A mid-ranking Revolutionary Guard officer has been killed by unknown assailants at his home in southwestern Iran...

22 Jan 2020
US President Offers to ‘Help’ India, Pakistan on Kashmir Dispute
US President Offers to ‘Help’ India, Pakistan on Kashmir Dispute

US President Donald Trump has reiterated an offer to help mediate between India and Pakistan over the disputed territory of

22 Jan 2020
Iranian Lawmaker Offers $3 Million to ‘Whoever Kills Trump’
Iranian Lawmaker Offers $3 Million to ‘Whoever Kills Trump’

If we had nuclear weapons today, we would be protected from threats ... We should put the production of long-range

22 Jan 2020
More U.S. Troops Leave Iraq for Medical Treatment After Iranian Missile Attack, Pentagon Says
More U.S. Troops Leave Iraq for Medical Treatment After Iranian Missile Attack, Pentagon Says

More U.S. service members have been transported out of Iraq for medical treatment and evaluations following Iran’s missile attack on

22 Jan 2020
Turkmen President Instructs to Accelerate implementation of TAPI Project
Turkmen President Instructs to Accelerate implementation of TAPI Project

President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has ordered to intensify the construction of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India...

21 Jan 2020
Russia Hopes Iran Won’t Withdraw From N-Deal
Russia Hopes Iran Won’t Withdraw From N-Deal

Moscow hopes that Iran will not withdraw from the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), Russian Deputy Foreign

21 Jan 2020
Top Pakistani Activist Says Prevented from Leaving Country
Top Pakistani Activist Says Prevented from Leaving Country

Pakistani authorities refused to let a top human rights lawyer leave the country, citing her "anti-state activities", she told AFP,

21 Jan 2020
Iraqi Security Forces Kill Five Protesters: Reports
Iraqi Security Forces Kill Five Protesters: Reports

Five protesters were killed on Monday in three Iraqi cities as demonstrators across the country ramped up pressure on the

21 Jan 2020
Dozens of Houthis Killed in Clashes with Yemeni Army
Dozens of Houthis Killed in Clashes with Yemeni Army

The Yemeni army destroyed a Houthi battalion and killed several Houthi leaders, according to Yemeni military sources on Tuesday...

21 Jan 2020
Iran Threatens to Quit Non-Proliferation Treaty
Iran Threatens to Quit Non-Proliferation Treaty

Iran threatened on Monday it could quit the global nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) if European countries refer it to the

21 Jan 2020
Iran Warns of ‘Final Step’ on Nuclear Deal
Iran Warns of ‘Final Step’ on Nuclear Deal

Iran says it could take a “final and more effective” step concerning its nuclear deal with world states if the

20 Jan 2020
Iran Says Will Target Any Country Used for Anti-Tehran Plot
Iran Says Will Target Any Country Used for Anti-Tehran Plot

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi says the Islamic Republic reserves the right to target ...

20 Jan 2020
Tehran to Act beyond ‘Summoning’ if UK Envoy Repeats Illegal Move: Iranian Official
Tehran to Act beyond ‘Summoning’ if UK Envoy Repeats Illegal Move: Iranian Official

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi warned that Iran would adopt a more decisive stance in case the UK ambassador

20 Jan 2020
Alice Wells in Pakistan Ahead of Afghan Peace Deal
Alice Wells in Pakistan Ahead of Afghan Peace Deal

Chief US diplomat for South Asian affairs, Alice Wells, has arrived in Islamabad on a four-day “crucial” visit, just ahead

20 Jan 2020
German Foreign Minister Criticizes US Pressure on Iran
German Foreign Minister Criticizes US Pressure on Iran

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas negatively perceives the US approach to Iran, believing that the policy of threats will not

19 Jan 2020
Iran’s Parliament Speaker Calls on EU to Observe Justice Dealing with JCPOA
Iran’s Parliament Speaker Calls on EU to Observe Justice Dealing with JCPOA

Iran's Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has deplored the negative stance taken by the three European countries...

19 Jan 2020
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