Serbia Withdraws Entire Staff from Its Embassy in Macedonia
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The entire staff of the Serbian Embassy in the Macedonian capital has been withdrawn for urgent consultations in Belgrade in a move that has further strained relations between the Balkan neighbors.
Qatar Denies Blocking Saudi Planes Ferrying Pilgrims to Hajj
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Qatar is denying an allegation that it is blocking Saudi planes from transporting Qatari citizens to the annual hajj pilgrimage.
Moscow to Further Examine US Decision to Limit Issuing Visas to Russians
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Russia will further examine the US decision to suspend and then to limit issuing of visas to Russian nationals, but it will not create difficulties for US nationals trying to obtain a visa for Russia, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Monday.
Merkel Hits Out at Predecessor in Russia Row Ahead of Election
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel criticized her predecessor, Gerhard Schroeder, on Monday for taking a new job at Russian oil producer Rosneft and said she did not intend to take any posts in industry once she leaves politics.
US Scales Back Visa Services in Russia after Putin Cuts Its Staff
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The United States said on Monday it was scaling back its visa services in Russia after Moscow ordered it to sharply cut its diplomatic staff in retaliation over new US sanctions.
Spain's Far-Right Group Targets Granada Mosque after Barcelona, Cambrils Attacks
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - A Spanish far-right group attacked a mosque in the Andalusian city of Granada in the wake of recent terror attacks in Barcelona's central Las Ramblas area and coastal town of Cambrils, media reported.
University of Texas at Austin Moving Statues of Four Figures Tied to Confederacy
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The University of Texas at Austin is removing the statues of four figures tied to the Confederacy, the school's president said on Sunday, saying they had become symbols of white supremacy.
Ten Sailors Missing after US Warship, Tanker Collide near Singapore
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Ten sailors are missing after a US warship collided with an oil tanker east of Singapore on Monday, the US Navy said, and the second accident involving US Navy destroyers in Asian waters in little more than two months.
US, South Korean Troops Start Drills amid North Korea Stand Off
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - US and South Korean troops kicked off their annual drills Monday that come after President Donald Trump and North Korea exchanged warlike rhetoric in the wake of the North's two intercontinental ballistic missile tests last month.
Polls: Majority in 3 key States 'Embarrassed' by Trump
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - A suite of new NBC News/Marist polls has found that majorities in three key states that helped tip the election for President Donald Trump now say they feel "embarrassed" by his conduct in office.
Iraq's Kurds Might Put Off Independence Vote: Report
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iraq's Kurds may consider the possibility of postponing a planned Sept. 25 referendum on independence in return for financial and political concessions from the central government in Baghdad, a senior Kurdish official said.
Senate Republicans Getting Fed Up with Trump
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - President Trump’s relationship with Senate Republicans is deteriorating by the day. Senate Republicans are getting fed up with what they see as Trump’s lack of discipline and chaotic leadership style. Several are criticizing him more openly than ever before.
UNAMA Human Rights Report on Mass Killings in Mirza Olang
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) released Sunday the initial findings of its human rights fact-finding into the 3 to 5 August attack on Mirza Olang village in Sayyad district of Sari Pul province.
US Treasury Chief Defends Trump after Criticism by Classmates
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Saturday defended President Donald Trump's response to bloodshed following a rally of white supremacists and neo-Nazis, rejecting calls from former Yale classmates that he resign from the administration in protest.
Ukraine: New US 'Buffer Zone' against Russia
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The Ukrainian Navy plans to open a NATO doctrine and tactical center before the end of this year, the Navy’s deputy chief of staff for Euro-Atlantic integration, said on Thursday.
About 4,000 People Participated in Protest against Far-Right Rally in Vancouver
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Around 4,000 people took part in a protest against a far-right anti-immigration demonstration in the Canadian city of Vancouver, local media reported.
Malcolm Turnbull's Counter-Terrorism Plan Urges Installation of Barriers
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s plan to stop terrorist vehicle attacks in Australia says bollards and stairs should be installed to protect stadiums and shopping centres, and bollards and plant boxes used to protect pedestrians in shared traffic zones.
Dallas Anti-Racism Rally Marred by Scuffles at Pioneer Park Cemetery
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Thousands of people have attended a peaceful rally against white supremacism in Dallas. The event was marred by scuffles with supporters of a Confederate monument at Pioneer Park Cemetery. Dozens of protesters are defying police orders to disperse.
Nimes Railway Station in Southern France Returns to Normal after Evacuation
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Nimes railway station in southern France has returned to normal after an evacuation Saturday evening following a witness report of suspicious one or more armed individuals.
Boston Crowd of Anti-Racists Dwarfs 'Free-Speech' Rally (+Video, Photos)
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - More than 10,000 demonstrators chanting anti-Nazi slogans forced a small group of conservatives to cut short a "free-speech rally" in Boston, in a repudiation of racism a week after deadly white supremacist violence in Charlottesville.