Iran turns to diplomacy amid high regional tensions

Iran turns to diplomacy amid high regional tensions

Tehran: Iran’s foreign minister will embark on a diplomatic tour to try to salvage the nuclear deal amid high tensions following the US withdrawal and global fears over reports of unprecedented clashes with Israel in Syria. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will leave late on Saturday for visits to Beijing, Moscow and Brussels, a spokesman […]

Israel hits nearly all Iran infrastructure in Syria, says ‘if it rains on us, it’ll storm on them’

Israel hits nearly all Iran infrastructure in Syria, says ‘if it rains on us, it’ll storm on them’

Jerusalem: Israeli raids overnight hit “nearly all the Iranian infrastructure in Syria”, Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Thursday after strikes Israel says were in response to rocket fire at its forces it blamed on Iran. “We hit nearly all the Iranian infrastructure in Syria,” Lieberman told a security conference. “They need to remember the […]

‘We’re sorry’: UK apologizes for Belhaj rendition that led to torture by Gaddafi forces (VIDEO)

‘We’re sorry’: UK apologizes for Belhaj rendition that led to torture by Gaddafi forces (VIDEO)

UK Attorney General Jeremy Wright has apologized to Abdel Hakim Belhaj and his wife Fatima Boudchar, admitting the UK government’s complicity in their rendition and ‘mistreatment’ at the hands of Muammar Gaddafi’s Libyan forces. Putting an end to a six-year legal dispute, Wright admitted to the Commons that “the United Kingdom government’s actions contributed to […]

North Korea frees three US detainees ahead of Trump summit

North Korea frees three US detainees ahead of Trump summit

North Korea has freed three US citizens from prison, according to a tweet from US President Donald Trump. It is viewed as a goodwill gesture ahead of a historic summit between Mr Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un. Mr Trump said he would greet the men when they return with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, […]

Iran nuclear deal: Trump to reveal US decision ahead of deadline

Iran nuclear deal: Trump to reveal US decision ahead of deadline

Media playback is unsupported on your device President Donald Trump is to reveal whether the US will abandon the nuclear deal with Iran and reimpose sanctions. Mr Trump has been highly critical of the 2015 accord, under which Iran limited its nuclear activities in exchange for sanctions relief. European states see it as the best […]

Kadyrov praises Putin's role in defeating terrorism, restoring Chechen economy

Kadyrov praises Putin's role in defeating terrorism, restoring Chechen economy

Thanks to Vladimir Putin’s resolute decisions the Chechen people have defeated terrorism and restored the economy in the republic, Ramzan Kadyrov said ahead of the Russian Presidential Inauguration ceremony. “Chechnya has transformed. We all remember that 18 years ago we had no schools, no roads and no infrastructure, the economy was on the lowest possible […]

India police arrest main suspect after teen raped and burned alive

India police arrest main suspect after teen raped and burned alive

Indian police say they have arrested the main suspect in an alleged gang-rape and murder of a teenage girl. Dhanu Bhuiyan and his accomplices are accused of burning the 16-year-old alive on Friday in the state of Jharkhand. She was killed after her parents complained to village elders that she had been raped, according to […]

Iran's Rouhani warns Trump of 'historic regret' over nuclear deal

Iran's Rouhani warns Trump of 'historic regret' over nuclear deal

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has warned that the US will face “historic regret” if Donald Trump scraps the nuclear agreement with Tehran. Mr Rouhani’s comments come as the US president decides whether to pull out of the deal by a 12 May deadline. Mr Trump has strongly criticised the agreement, calling it “insane”. The 2015 […]

US Navy resurrects Second Fleet in Atlantic to counter Russia

US Navy resurrects Second Fleet in Atlantic to counter Russia

The US Navy has said it will re-establish its Second Fleet, as Russia becomes more assertive. Chief of Naval Operations Adm John Richardson said the fleet, disbanded in 2011, would oversee forces on the US East Coast and North Atlantic. He said the National Defense Strategy, published earlier this year, made it clear that the […]