UK Unaware of Whereabouts of at Least 100 Child Refugees Smuggled from Calais
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - 167 minors as young as 13 arrived in the United Kingdom from the refugee camp in the French city of Calais since August 2016 and 104 of them went missing, with UK authorities having no information about their location, according to media reports.
Erdogan Says Muslims Won't Remain Silent on Al-Quds Crisis
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Turkey's president has condemned Israeli security measures at a sensitive Jerusalem (Al-Quds) holy site saying the Islamic world would not remain silent.
8 Suspected Migrants Found Dead in Packed, Overheated Tractor-Trailer in Texas
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Eight people were found dead and some 17 with life-threatening injuries in the back of a packed and overheated 18 wheeler in San Antonio, Texas, early on Sunday.
ICRC Says 600,000 Yemenis Could Contract Cholera in 2017
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - More than 600,000 people are expected to contract cholera in Yemen this year, the International Committee of the Red Cross warned Sunday as the war-torn country's healthcare system faces collapse.
Thousands Ordered to Evacuate as Heavy Rains Hit Northeast Japan
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Tens of thousands of people in northeast Japan were told to evacuate their homes on Sunday as heavy rain caused major flooding and cut some rail links, authorities said.
Macron’s Ratings Fall by 10% over Month, Show Worst Dynamics Since 1995: Poll
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - French President Emmanuel Macron's approval ratings fell by 10 percent in one month, reaching 54 percent, a poll by Ifop pollster for Journal du Dimanche newspaper said.
UAE, Saudi Arabia Reject Qatari Emir's Call for Dialog
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The United Arab Emirates has rejected a Qatari call for dialog, saying Doha has to change its policies before talks could take place to lift a Saudi-led blockade of the Persian Gulf Arab state.
Pentagon Says Syria Not Used Chemical Weapons since US Strike in April
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Syrian government forces have not used chemical weapons since April, when the United States carried out a missile attack on a Syrian military airbase near the city of Homs, according to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford.
Turkey Buying S-400 Air Defense System from Russia Would Be ‘Concern’ for US
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - If Turkey decided to buy the S-400 air defense systems from Russia, it would be a cause for concern in the United States, according to Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford.
Russia Says Agrees to Safe Zone Mechanism with Syrian Rebels
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Russia's defense ministry said Saturday that its officials had signed a deal with Syrian rebels at peace talks in Cairo on how a safe zone near Damascus will function.
Spain Rescues 57 Migrants from 2 Boats in Mediterranean
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Spain's maritime rescue service says it has saved 57 migrants from two boats trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea from Morocco.
US Police Chief Quits over Death of Unarmed Woman
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Minneapolis police chief Janee Harteau has resigned at the request of the city’s mayor, who said that she and the public had lost confidence in Ms. Harteau following the fatal police shooting of an unarmed Australian woman.
Number of Homeless Children in Temporary Accommodation across England Rises 37%
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Councils across England are housing the equivalent of an extra secondary school of pupils per month as the number of homeless children in temporary accommodation soars, according to local government leaders.
Egypt Court Sentences 28 to Death over 2015 Prosecutor Killing
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - A Cairo criminal court on Saturday sentenced to death 28 people over the 2015 killing of Egypt's top prosecutor and handed 15 others jail sentences of 25 years each.
Errant US Airstrike Kills 12 Afghan Police Officers, Official Says
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - An errant US airstrike confirmed by the Pentagon killed 12 Afghan National Police officers and wounded two others, Helmand provincial police Chief Abdul Ghafar Safi said Saturday.
Diplomatic Row Escalates between Germany, Turkey
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Germany's government is signaling to Turkey that its patience is running out and it can hit back against escalating provocations, but has sought to stop well short of burning its bridges with its NATO ally.
UN Envoy Complains of State Surveillance in Myanmar
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Activists and journalists in Myanmar continue to be followed and questioned by state surveillance agents, a UN envoy said on Friday, at the conclusion of a visit she said was beset by official snooping and access restrictions.
Pentagon Chief Says He Thinks Daesh Leader Al-Baghdadi Is Alive
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Pentagon chief James Mattis said that he believes Daesh (also known as ISIL or ISIS) chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is still alive, following various claims he was dead.
Qatar's Ruler Says Time to Resolve Differences in Talks
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Qatar's emir called on Friday for dialogue to resolve a political crisis pitting his country against four Arab states, saying any talks must respect national sovereignty, but the call was unlikely to end the rift.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer Resigns
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, President Donald Trump's embattled spokesman during the first six months of his presidency, is resigning his position, according to two people with knowledge of the decision.