Palestinian Begin Mass Hunger Strike in Support of Prisoners
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Members of the Palestinian resistance movement Islamic Jihad in the besieged Gaza Strip have gone on a mass hunger strike to show support for Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails who have been refusing to eat for nearly two weeks.
Woman Shot by Police During Counter-Terrorism Operation in London
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Armed officers have shot a woman during a counter-terrorism operation that saw four suspects, including a teenage boy, arrested in north London.
Tillerson Says China Asked North Korea to Stop Nuclear Tests
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Thursday that China has threatened to impose sanctions on North Korea if it conducts further nuclear tests.
Belgrade Recalls Envoy from Paris over Ex-Kosovo PM Extradition Case
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A French appeals court on Thursday refused a Serbian request to extradite former Kosovo prime minister Ramush Haradinaj to face war crimes charges, prompting Belgrade to recall its ambassador from Paris.
Israeli Tank Fires on Southern Gaza Strip, No Casualties Reported
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – An Israeli tank shelled the southern part of the Gaza Strip as the Tel Aviv regime goes ahead with its acts of aggression against the besieged Palestinian coastal sliver.
Russian Intelligence Ship Sinks Off Turkey's Black Sea Coast: Authorities
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A Russian naval intelligence ship sank off Turkey's Black Sea coast after colliding with a vessel carrying livestock Thursday and all 78 personnel on board were evacuated, Turkey's coastal safety authority said.
Turkey Detains Dozens for Suspected Links to Gulen
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Twenty-five people were detained in Turkey and more than 200 police officers temporarily suspended for suspected links to US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen according to reports Thursday, as part of a massive sweep on the network of the alleged coup plotter.
Arab League Urges ICRC to Intervene on Palestinian Prisoners
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Arab League Chief Ahmed Abul Gheit urged the International Committee of the Red Cross to intervene with Israeli authorities to halt their "abuse" of Palestinian prisoners.
Iraqi Forces Retake Town of Hatra Southwest of Mosul
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iraqi forces Thursday retook the town of Hatra, southwest of Mosul, on the third day of an operation that saw them wrest back a nearby UNESCO-listed ancient city, a statement said.
Post-Brexit UK Not to Have Same Rights as EU Members: Merkel
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Britain Thursday not to have any "illusions" that it would have the same rights as an EU member after it leaves the bloc.
Japan Minister Quits over Remarks about 2011 Tsunami
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Japanese minister for disaster reconstruction, Masahiro Imamura, stepped down Wednesday over a gaffe that has enraged Tohoku residents.
US Missile Shield Aims to Cover Sudden Nuclear Strike against Russia: General Staff
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The United States is pursuing global strategic domination through developing anti-ballistic missile systems capable of a sudden disarming strike against Russia and China, according to the deputy head of operations of the Russian General Staff.
Macron Campaign for French Presidency Off to Slower Start Than Le Pen: Poll
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Fewer French voters believe centrist Emmanuel Macron got off to a good start in the last lap of France's presidential election than far right leader Marine Le Pen, a poll showed on Thursday.
US Eyes Sanctions, Diplomacy to 'De-escalate' North Korea
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Trump administration said North Korea's pursuit of nuclear weapons is an urgent national security threat and the US will exert pressure through diplomatic measures and tighter economic sanctions.
US Moves THAAD Anti-Missile to South Korean Site, Sparking Protests
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The US military started moving parts of an anti-missile defense system to a deployment site in South Korea on Wednesday, triggering protests from villagers and criticism from China, amid tension over North Korea's weapons development.
Turkey Can Not Join EU with New Constitution: Lead EU Lawmaker
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Turkey will close the door on joining the European Union if it adopts constitutional changes backed at a referendum last week, a leading member of the EU parliament responsible for dealings with Ankara said Wednesday.
Saudi Election to UN Women's Rights Group Likened to 'Making an Arsonist into Fire Chief'
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Rights groups were outraged after an announcement from the United Nations that Saudi Arabia was elected to the body's women's rights commission.
Trump Administration to Brief Full US Congress on North Korea Policy
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – US lawmakers want to leave briefings on North Korea on Wednesday with something many think has been absent in the Trump administration so far: a clear strategy for dealing with a major national security threat.
ASEAN Statement to Go Easy on Beijing over South China Sea Dispute
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Southeast Asian nations would adopt a softer than usual tone about South China Sea disputes at a leaders' summit on Saturday in Manila, and exclude references to militarization or island-building, according to a draft of the chairman's statement.
May Hosts EU Leaders as Brexit Positions Harden
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday will hold her first talks with key EU Brexit negotiators, as the bloc hardens its position ahead of a summit to lay down its "red lines".