Turkey Summons Swiss Envoy over Kurdish Rally
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Turkey summoned the Swiss ambassador on Sunday to protest at a Kurdish rally in Bern, which Ankara dubbed a "terrorist gathering", a diplomatic source said.
Prosecutors Seek Arrest of South Korea’s Former President
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – South Korean prosecutors said Monday that they want a court to issue a warrant to arrest former President Park Geun-hye on corruption allegations.
Egyptian Court Jails 56 over Migrant Boat Shipwreck
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – An Egyptian court sentenced 56 people to prison on Sunday over the capsizing of a migrant boat that left over 200 people dead last year, judicial sources said.
One Killed in Cincinnati Nightclub Shooting
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – One person was killed and 14 others injured when gunfire broke out at a nightclub in Cincinnati early Sunday, police said.
Communal Strife in Home State of India's Modi Kills One, 14 Hurt
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – One person was killed and about 14 injured when violence erupted following a scuffle between Muslim and Hindu school students in Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state of Gujarat, a senior administrative official said on Sunday.
Bulgaria Votes in Tight Parliamentary Election
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A tight race is predicted in Bulgaria's parliamentary election on Sunday as the Socialists, seen as closer to Russia, aim to prevent another comeback by two-times centre-right premier Boyko Borisov.
Beijing's Pick Lam Chosen as Hong Kong Leader
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A committee dominated by pro-Beijing elites chose Hong Kong's next leader Sunday in the first vote since huge pro-democracy protests erupted over the election system in 2014.
Britain Prepares to Launch Brexit
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Britain will take an unprecedented step into the unknown on Wednesday with the first formal move towards leaving the European Union, starting a two-year process that has already divided the country.
French Center-Right Senators Back Macron's Presidential Bid
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The frontrunner in France's presidential election, Emmanuel Macron, received yet another boost to his candidacy on Sunday when nine lawmakers from a center-right party allied with conservative rival Francois Fillon decided to rally behind him.
Mosul Strikes Said to Have Killed Up to 200 Civilians Being Investigated
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The US-led military coalition in Iraq said Friday that it was investigating reports that scores of civilians — perhaps as many as 200, residents said — had been killed in recent American airstrikes in Mosul, the northern Iraqi city at the center of an offensive to drive out Daesh.
UN: Tel Aviv Ignores Demand to Halt Settlement Building
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Israel has not taken any steps to halt illegal settlement building on occupied Palestinian territory as demanded by the Security Council, the United Nations said on Friday.
EU Leaders Seek Unity on 60th Anniversary of the Bloc's Founding Treaty
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Leaders of the European Union met in Rome on Saturday to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the bloc's founding treaty and demonstrate that the EU can survive the impending departure of major power Britain.
Police Make New 'Significant Arrests' over London Attack
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – British police said Friday they had made two further "significant" arrests over a terror attack on parliament, as they appealed for information about the homegrown killer who left four people dead.
At Least 50 Killed by Armed Men in CAR
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – At least 50 people have been killed and dozens more injured since Tuesday after armed men attacked three villages in the central Bambari region of the Central African Republic, local residents who fled their homes said.
Trump Tastes Failure as US House Healthcare Bill Collapses
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – US President Donald Trump suffered a stunning political setback on Friday in a Congress controlled by his own party when Republican leaders pulled legislation to overhaul the US healthcare system, a major 2016 election campaign promise of the president and his allies.
Putin Meets France's Le Pen in Moscow
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Russian President Vladimir Putin met Marine Le Pen during a visit to Moscow on Friday by the French far-right presidential candidate, Russian state television showed.
UN to 'Urgently' Send Rights Probe to Myanmar
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The UN rights council agreed Friday to "urgently" launch an investigation into violations against Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims, including torture, murder and rapes allegedly committed by troops.
Russia Denies Supplying Taliban after NATO Claim
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Russia on Friday denied allegations by the commander of NATO that Moscow may be assisting the Taliban as the insurgents fight US and NATO forces in Afghanistan.
One Killed in Cairo Blast as Hosni Mubarak Is Released from Prison
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – At least one person died and three more were injured after an explosion in a suburb of the Egyptian capital of Cairo.
Toronto Schools to No Longer Allow Student Trips to US
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Canada's largest school system announced it will no longer allow student or staff trips to the US, citing uncertainty over US President Donald Trump’s travel ban.