Yemen Cholera Cases Could Pass 300,000 by September: UN
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - A cholera outbreak in war-ravaged Yemen could infect more than 300,000 people by the end of August, up from nearly 193,000 cases today, the United Nations said Friday.
472 Civilians Dead in Month of US-Led Syria Strikes: Monitor
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - US-led coalition airstrikes on two Syrian provinces have killed 472 civilians over the past month, a monitor said Friday, more than double a previous 30-day toll.
US Milking Sponsor of Terrorism Saudi Arabia, IRGC Official Tells RT
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - As the US influence in the Middle East wanes, it increasingly associates itself with dictatorships like Saudi Arabia, whose “dark face” and “role in supporting terrorism is known to everyone in the region,” a high-ranking official of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps told RT.
Kazakhstan Expects US, Jordan, UN to Participate in Astana Talks on Syria
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Kazakhstan expects the US, Jordan and the UN to confirm their participation in the international meeting on Syria, Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov told reporters on Friday.
Turkey Rejects Call to Shut Military Base in Qatar
TEHRAN(Tasnim) - Turkey rejected a call from four Arab states on Friday to shut down its military base in Qatar, saying the base was a guarantor of security in the Persian Gulf and demands for its closure represented interference in its ties with Doha.
Baghdadi Death Near 100 Percent Certain: Interfax Quotes Russian Senator
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The likelihood that Daesh (also known as ISIL or ISIS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed is close to 100 percent, Interfax news agency quoted the head of the defense committee in Russia's upper parliamentary house as saying on Friday.
North Korea Tests Rocket Engine, Possibly for ICBM: US officials
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - North Korea has carried out another test of a rocket engine that the United States believes could be part of its program to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile, a US official told Reuters.
France Outlines Tough New Anti-Terrorism Law
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - French President Emmanuel Macron's government on Thursday set out a tough new anti-terrorism law that has already faced protests from civil rights groups.
Arab States Send Qatar 13 Demands to End Crisis, Official Says
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Four Arab states boycotting Qatar over alleged support for terrorism have sent Doha a list of 13 demands including closing Al Jazeera television and reducing ties with Iran, an official of one of the four countries said.
India Successfully Launches Rocket with 31 Satellites: Space Agency
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) successfully launched on Friday PSLV-C38 rocket on a mission to send 31 satellites, including India's Cartosat 2 and NIUSAT satellites along with 29 foreign nano satellites, into orbit, ISRO said in a press release.
Russian Warships, Sub Launch Cruise Missiles at Daesh Targets in Syria
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Russian Defense Ministry stated that the country's Navy warships and a submarine launched six Kalibr cruise missiles on Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) targets in Syria.
Illegal Drugs Market 'Thriving': UN
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The global narcotics market is "thriving", with production of cocaine and opium substances soaring and opioids wreaking havoc, the UN crime and drugs agency said Thursday in a gloomy annual assessment.
White House Aims to Speed US Drone, Wireless Technologies
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The White House is bringing together drone makers, wireless companies and venture capitalists on Thursday to look at ways the US government can help speed new technologies to the marketplace.
UN Experts Urge Egypt to Halt Executions after 'Flawed Trials'
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A group of UN human rights experts on Thursday demanded that Egypt halt the planned executions of six men sentenced to death on the basis of forced confessions.
Main Forest Fires in Portugal under Control: Official
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The main forest fires raging in Portugal since the weekend, which have killed more than 60 people, were brought under control on Thursday, the civil protection agency said.
Scandal Clouds Outlook for Japan's Abe, Tokyo Poll May Give Clues
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Just a few months ago, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe looked to be cruising to a third term that would make him Japan's longest serving leader and put him on track to achieving his dream of revising its post-war, pacifist constitution.
Muslim Teen’s Memorial Set on Fire in Washington
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The memorial for a Muslim teen murdered near a Virginia mosque was set on fire in Dupont Circle in Northwest Washington on Wednesday, according to fire officials.
Blast Damages Wall Next to NATO Military Area in Turkey: Media
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – An explosion damaged a wall next to a NATO military area in Turkey's western coastal city of Izmir on Thursday, Turkish media reported, but there were no reports of casualties.
N. Korea Calls Trump A 'Psychopath'
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – North Korea on Thursday called US President Donald Trump a "psychopath" as tensions soar following the death of American student Otto Warmbier, who was evacuated in a coma from North Korean detention last week.
Destruction of Mosul Mosque Sign of Daesh Defeat
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) terrorist group on Wednesday blew up the Grand al-Nuri Mosque of Mosul and its famous leaning minaret, Iraq's military said in a statement, as Iraqi forces seeking to expel the group from the city closed in on the site.