Almost 70,000 Migrants, Refugees Arrive in Europe by Sea in 2017: IOM
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - International Organization for Migration said that nearly 70,000 migrants and refugees have arrived in Europe by sea since the beginning of 2017 with more than 1,500 people having died or gone missing.
UN Names Team to Investigate Crimes against Myanmar Rohingya
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The United Nations named a trio of independent experts Tuesday to investigate widespread allegations of killings, rape and torture by Myanmar security forces against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state.
N. Korea Says Ballistic Missile Test Successful: State Media
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test of a new ballistic missile controlled by a precision guidance system and ordered the development of more powerful strategic weapons, the North's official KCNA news agency reported Tuesday.
Total of 108 People Stay in Moscow Hospitals Following Storm
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - 108 people remain in hospitals as a result of a heavy storm, which hit Moscow region on Monday, the head of the Moscow Department of Health said.
South Korea Says Conducted Joint Drills with US B-1B Strategic Bomber
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - South Korea said on Tuesday it had conducted a joint drill with a US supersonic B-1B Lancer bomber after North Korea's state media earlier accused the United States of staging a drill to practice dropping nuclear bombs on the Korean peninsula.
Panama's Former Strongman Manuel Noriega Dead at 83
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Panama's former dictator Manuel Antonio Noriega, who died in Panama City late Monday, was physically diminished after decades of imprisonment for crimes committed during his 1983-1989 rule.
West Bears Responsibility for Chaos, Terrorist Attacks in Mideast, N. Africa: Lavrov
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The western states that supported regime changes and financed militants in the Greater Middle East, particularly in Libya, bear responsibility for the chaos ravaging the region, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said during his visit to Cairo.
Civilians Lack Food, Water, Medicine as Mosul Battle Mounts: UN
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Tens of thousands of civilians in parts of Mosul held by Daesh (also known as ISIL or ISIS) are struggling to get food, water and medicine, the United Nations said, days into a new push by Iraqi government troops to take the northern city.
Le Pen: France Excluded Itself from Negotiations on Syria Peace Process
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - It was France that did not want to get involved in the negotiations on Syria's reconciliation, and not otherwise, Marine Le Pen, the leader of France's right-wing National Front (FN) party, said on Monday.
BA Computer Crash: Passengers Face Third Day of Disruption at Heathrow
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Travellers warned to check status of flights before heading to airport as Gatwick says it will run full schedule on Monday.
Spain Police: 2 Britons Arrested for Ramming Pedestrians
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Authorities in Spain say the two men arrested for ramming into pedestrians in a southern coastal town are British nationals who appeared to be drunk. Eight people, including a newborn baby and the driver, were injured.
Russia Condemns Latest N. Korea Missile Launches, Calls for Restraint
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Russia condemned on Monday the latest missile launches conducted by North Korea, while calling the world community for restraint, RIA news agency quoted a deputy Russian foreign minister as saying.
Japanese, US Diplomats Agree on Inadmissibility of Pyongyang’s Provocations
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The US and Japanese diplomats agreed on Monday on the inadmissibility of North Korea's lasting provocations after Pyongyang's latest missile launch, adding that the two countries will continue close cooperation to suppress the DPRK.
Australia Promises 30 More Troops for NATO's Afghanistan Mission
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Australia will send an additional 30 troops to join the NATO-led training and assistance mission in Afghanistan, bringing its total deployment there to 300, Defense Minister Marise Payne said on Monday.
UK Police Arrest 16th Person in Connection with Manchester Attack
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - British police said on Monday they had arrested a 16th person in connection with the Manchester suicide bombing last week.
Man Arrested after Sheriff's Deputy, 7 Others Shot in Mississippi
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - A Mississippi man went on a shooting spree overnight, killing a sheriff's deputy and seven other people in three separate locations in rural Lincoln County before the suspect was taken into custody by police, authorities said on Sunday.
North Korea Fires Missile in Third Test in Three Weeks
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - North Korea has test-fired a missile into Japanese waters, the latest in a series of launches that have ratcheted up tensions over its nuclear weapons programme.
New Jersey Nightclub Shooting Kills 1, Injures 5
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - An early morning shooting at a New Jersey nightclub has left one person dead and five others injured.
Airbus Starts Building First Helicopter Plant in China
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Airbus has begun building its first helicopter assembly plant in China, and the European plane maker plans to produce 18 machines a year there in hopes the country will soon open up its low-altitude airspace.
German poll: Lead for Merkel's Conservative Bloc Widens
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - A poll of German voters shows Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc's lead widening as the main challenger Social Democrats continue to lose support.