Police Make New 'Significant Arrests' over London Attack
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – British police said Friday they had made two further "significant" arrests over a terror attack on parliament, as they appealed for information about the homegrown killer who left four people dead.
At Least 50 Killed by Armed Men in CAR
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – At least 50 people have been killed and dozens more injured since Tuesday after armed men attacked three villages in the central Bambari region of the Central African Republic, local residents who fled their homes said.
Trump Tastes Failure as US House Healthcare Bill Collapses
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – US President Donald Trump suffered a stunning political setback on Friday in a Congress controlled by his own party when Republican leaders pulled legislation to overhaul the US healthcare system, a major 2016 election campaign promise of the president and his allies.
Putin Meets France's Le Pen in Moscow
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Russian President Vladimir Putin met Marine Le Pen during a visit to Moscow on Friday by the French far-right presidential candidate, Russian state television showed.
UN to 'Urgently' Send Rights Probe to Myanmar
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The UN rights council agreed Friday to "urgently" launch an investigation into violations against Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims, including torture, murder and rapes allegedly committed by troops.
Russia Denies Supplying Taliban after NATO Claim
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Russia on Friday denied allegations by the commander of NATO that Moscow may be assisting the Taliban as the insurgents fight US and NATO forces in Afghanistan.
One Killed in Cairo Blast as Hosni Mubarak Is Released from Prison
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – At least one person died and three more were injured after an explosion in a suburb of the Egyptian capital of Cairo.
Toronto Schools to No Longer Allow Student Trips to US
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Canada's largest school system announced it will no longer allow student or staff trips to the US, citing uncertainty over US President Donald Trump’s travel ban.
Deadly New Zealand SAS Raid in Afghanistan Under Scrutiny
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Pressure mounted on the New Zealand government Friday to call an inquiry into a botched special forces raid in Afghanistan that reportedly left six civilians dead, including a three-year-old child.
France's Scandal-Tainted Fillon Accuses Hollande of Media Leaks
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – French center-right presidential candidate Francois Fillon on Thursday accused President Francois Hollande, a Socialist, of orchestrating media leaks that have dented his image as a scandal-free leader a month ahead of the key vote.
Canada Lawmakers Pass Anti-Islamophobia Motion
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Lawmakers in Canada's House of Commons, with strong encouragement from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government, passed a motion Thursday paving the way for future measures to combat Islamophobia.
South Korea Prepares to Move Sunken Sewol Ferry to Port
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Salvage operators were preparing to move South Korea's sunken Sewol ferry on to another vessel to transfer it to port Friday, nearly three years after it went down with the loss of more than 300 lives.
Trump Demands A Vote on Healthcare Plan Friday, 'Up or Down'
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – US President Donald Trump warned House Republican lawmakers that he will leave Obamacare in place and move on to tax reform if they do not get behind new healthcare legislation and support it in a vote on Friday.
China Says Has No Dispute with Philippines over Benham Rise
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – China and the Philippines do not and will not have a dispute over Benham Rise, China's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday, referring to a vast area the United Nations has declared to be part of the Philippines' continental shelf.
US Senate Panel to Weigh Confirmation for SEC Nominee Clayton
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Jay Clayton, the Wall Street attorney tapped by President Donald Trump to lead the US Securities and Exchange Commission, will face questions on his vision for the agency at his confirmation hearing on Thursday before the Senate Banking Committee.
Amnesty Condemns US, UK over Yemen Arms
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Amnesty International Thursday condemned the United States and Britain for transferring arms to Saudi Arabia to use in its war in Yemen.
China Says US Should Respect China's Air Defense Zone
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – China said on Thursday the United States should respect its air defense identification zone (ADIZ), after CNN reported China had warned a US bomber it was illegally flying inside China's self-declared zone in the East China Sea.
Most US Muslims Experienced Religious Discrimination in 2016: Poll
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The majority of Muslim Americans experienced religious discrimination during 2016, and many said they feared for their own or their family’s safety from hate groups following the election of US President Donald Trump, a new poll revealed.
Red Cross Warns on Mass Hunger in Yemen, Somalia
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The world has got just three to four months to save millions of people in Yemen and Somalia from starvation, as drought and war wreck crops and block aid across the region, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Wednesday.
Erdogan Warns Europeans Not to “Walk Safely" if Current Attitude Persists
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday that Europeans across the world would not be able to walk safely on the streets if they kept up their current attitude.