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Iran downs US "spy" drone: IRNA

Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) on Thursday downed a US "spy" drone in the southern Hormozgan province, official IRNA news agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/20 18:38:34

Saudi Crown Prince liable for Khashoggi murder: UN expert

Evidence suggests Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman and other senior Saudi officials are liable for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a UN rights investigator said Wednesday.
Source: Reuters | 2019/6/19 22:23:41

Iran urges normalization of economic ties with world amid US sanctions

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday urged normalization of economic relations between Iran and other countries amid US sanction pressures.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/19 21:21:00

Iran says not to extend 60-day deadline for signatories of nuclear deal

Iran will not extend the 60-day deadline for the parties to the 2015 nuclear deal to take practical measures to save Iran's interests, the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/19 20:34:00

Iran says it will not give Europe more time to shield it against US sanctions

Iran said on Wednesday it will start enriching uranium at a higher level in July and won't give European powers any more time to prevent this move by protecting Tehran from US sanctions.
Source: Reuters | 2019/6/19 19:43:40

Rocket hits foreign oil firms in Iraq's Basra, leaving two Iraqis wounded

Several international oil companies in Iraq, including the US ExxonMobil, were hit by a rocket on Wednesday, which left two Iraqi workers wounded, a security source said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/19 16:40:52

Chinese envoy stresses counterterrorism needs of Syria

A Chinese envoy on Tuesday asked the international community to keep in mind Syria's counterterrorism needs in seeking a solution to the problems in the northwest of the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/19 9:50:06

Iran says it won't wage war

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday Iran would not wage war against any nation, sounding a note of restraint after the US announced more troop deployments to the Middle East.
Source: Reuters | 2019/6/18 20:53:40

Migrants drown

This handout picture released on Monday by the Turkish coastguard shows illegal migrants being rescued after their boat sank in the Aegean sea, off the coast of southwestern Turkey. Turkish coastguard said eight people died and 31 others had been rescued after the boat sank off the coast of Bodrum district in Mugla province.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/18 20:18:40

9.7b on Earth by 2050: UN

The world population is expected to climb to 9.7 billion in 2050 from 7.7 billion today, with the population of sub-Saharan Africa doubling, a United Nations report released Monday said.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/18 18:08:40

Netanyahu's wife convicted of misusing public funds

An Israeli court Sunday convicted the wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of fraudulently using state funds for meals, under a plea bargain which dropped more severe charges.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/17 20:58:40

Two damaged tankers reach safe waters after dangerous Gulf attacks

Two damaged tankers arrived safely Sunday at locations off the Emirati coast after they were rocked by explosions in Gulf waters, in an incident Saudi Arabia blamed on its regional arch-rival Iran.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/17 20:48:40

Fewer but newer nukes in world

The overall number of nuclear warheads in the world has declined in the past year but nations are modernizing their arsenals, a report published Monday said.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/17 20:43:40

Iran says British stance over targeted oil tankers in Sea of Oman "unacceptable"

The Iranian Foreign Ministry has summoned British Ambassador to Tehran Robert Macaire over the accusations by London against Tehran concerning the recent attacks on two oil tankers in the Sea of Oman, Tehran Times daily reported on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/17 11:05:13

Turkey says delivery of S-400s to begin in July

Turkey expects the delivery of the controversial Russian S-400 missile defence system to begin in July, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying in Turkish media on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/16 20:23:39

Saudi Arabia blames Iran for tanker attacks

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman blamed Iran for attacks on oil tankers in a vital Gulf shipping channel, despite Iran's vehement denial, adding he "won't hesitate" to tackle any threats to the kingdom, according to an interview published on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/16 20:18:40

Shifting sands

Recent dynamics in the Middle East have shadowed the stability in the region, Global Times reporter Lu Wenao (GT) talked to Safwan Masri (Masri), executive vice president for Global Centers and Global Development at Columbia University, and a senior research scholar at Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs, to share his thoughts over the region.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/16 20:12:47

Iran denies tanker attack role

Iran dismissed as "baseless" on Friday US accusations it executed twin attacks that left two tankers ablaze in the Gulf of Oman, raising fears of conflict in the strategically vital waterway.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/14 22:43:40