Venezuela Prosecutor Decries Maduro Plan, Unrest Worsens
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Venezuela's state prosecutor panned unpopular President Nicolas Maduro's plan to create a grassroots congress, deepening a rare public split among the ruling Socialists as the death toll from two months of unrest hit 51.
US, Japanese Firms Collaborating on New Missile Defense Radars: Sources
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Raytheon Co and Lockheed Martin Corp are working with Japanese partners on rival projects to develop new radars that will enhance Japan's shield against any North Korean missile strike, a report said.
South Korea's Ex-Leader Park Abused Power to Gain Bribes, Prosecutor Says
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – South Korea's former leader Park Geun-hye abused her power and pressured companies to pay her tens of millions of dollars in bribes, a prosecutor told a Seoul court at the start of her corruption trial on Tuesday.
China, Russia Launch Long-Haul Challenge to Boeing, Airbus
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - China and Russia Monday launched an ambitious project to jointly develop a long-haul jet to challenge Boeing and Airbus, just two weeks after the successful test flight of the first made-in-China large passenger plane.
Turkey Puts 200 Suspected Military Coup Plotters on Trial amid Heavy Security
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Turkey put on trial 200 suspects on Monday including senior military officers accused of plotting and orchestrating last year's failed coup, in a court case where prosecutors are calling for life sentences.
'The Silk Road: Glorious Past and Even Brighter Future'
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Over 2,000 years ago, an official delegation sent by the Chinese Emperor arrived in this piece of land after an arduous long journey.
Charity Organization Warns Yemen at Imminent Risk of Deadly Mass Cholera Epidemic
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - According to an international charity Save the Children, deadly cholera outbreak in Yemen should be put under control as soon as possible, otherwise it could bring "thousands" of deaths.
Police Raid Anti-Erdogan Rally in Istanbul
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Police in Istanbul have fired tear gas at protesters angry with the results of a recent referendum which gives President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sweeping new powers.
N Korea Launches Hamper Denuclearization, US Should Show Restraint: Ryabkov
TEHRAN(Tasnim) - Russian Deputy Foreign Minister said that North Korea's continuing missile launches do not facilitate the task of denuclearization but the United States should still exercise restraint.
Explosion at Hospital in Thailand Leaves at Least 24 Injured
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Thai police say 24 people have been injured in a bomb explosion at a hospital in Bangkok.
Protesters Call for Temer Resignation as Uncertainty Grips Brazil
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Demonstrators gathered across Brazil on Sunday to call for the resignation or ouster of President Michel Temer who is implicated in a widening corruption scandal that is undermining his government's fragile efforts to end a historic recession.
N. Korea Says Ballistic Missile Ready for Deployment after 'Successful' Test
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - North Korea on Monday confirmed the "successful" launch of a medium-range ballistic missile, Pyongyang's state media reported, adding the weapon was now ready to be deployed for military action.
Rights Group Condemns Turkey for 'Arbitrary Dismissal' of Public Sector Workers
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Amnesty International on Monday accused Turkey of implementing "arbitrary dismissals" of public sector workers in a series of purges since last year's failed coup.
More Prisoners Join Jailed Palestinian Hunger Strikers
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Some 220 Palestinian prisoners have joined the "Freedom and Dignity" mass hunger strike which began last month.
Erdogan Elected Leader of Turkey's Ruling Party
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pledged to fight Turkey's enemies at home and abroad on Sunday as he was re-elected leader of the ruling AK Party.
Saudi Armored Vehicle Exploded in Besieged Shiite Town
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – An armored vehicle belonging to the Saudi military has reportedly exploded in the besieged Shiite town of Awamiyah, which has been under attack by regime forces over the past days.
Brexit Secretary Davis Warns Britain Will Walk Out of Talks If EU Demands €100 Billion
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Britain will walk out of Brexit talks unless Brussels drops its demand to charge €100bn (£86bn) to leave the EU, David Davis has warned.
Trump Praises Sisi, Says He Hopes to Visit Egypt
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - US President Donald Trump said on Sunday he hoped to visit Cairo soon, praising President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi after a meeting in Saudi Arabia and declaring that "safety seems to be very strong" in Egypt.
Thousands in Madrid Back No-Confidence Vote against PM Rajoy
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Thousands of Spaniards have rallied in Madrid to support a no-confidence vote against conservative Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy brought by the far-left Podemos party.
N. Korea Fires Unidentified Projectile: S. Korea
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - North Korea fired a ballistic missile into waters off its east coast on Sunday, South Korea and Japan said, a week after it tested an intermediate-range missile which experts saw as advancement in the reclusive state's weapons program.