TEHRAN, January 22 -A court in Vietnam sentenced one former official from state oil and gas group PetroVietnam to life in prison and another to 13 years on Monday for embezzlement and violating state rules amid a widespread corruption crackdown, state media said.
TEHRAN, January 22 -CNN political reporter Maeve Reston half-joked about her network’s obsession with all things Russia, but at the same time conceded the voting public simply doesn’t care about the “Russiagate” conspiracy.
TEHRAN, January 22 -US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says Turkey gave advance notice that it was planning to launch an attack on US-allied Kurdish militias in Syria, but he did not specify if Washington tried to dissuade Ankara.
TEHRAN, January 22 -US Senate members have failed to strike a deal to end the government shutdown, pushing the deadline back by 11 hours.
TEHRAN, January 22 -Turkey “warned” the United States ahead of launching an attack against Kurds in northern Syria, says Defense Secretary James Mattis.
TEHRAN, January 22 -A landslide in southwestern Colombia has killed 13 people on a small public bus in a rain-soaked mountainous area, authorities said Sunday.
TEHRAN, January 21 - The Russian Defense Ministry has accused the US of fueling tensions in northern Syria by supplying arms to militant groups.
TEHRAN, January 21 - Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi voiced the country’s concern about Turkey’s ground incursion into a city and Kurdish enclave in Syria known as Afrin and said Tehran stresses the need to protect the territorial integrity of the Arab country.
TEHRAN, January 21 - There are no talks yet about any potential new meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was quoted as saying on Sunday by state run RIA news agency.
TEHRAN, January 21 - A U.S. Navy destroyer this week sailed near the Scarborough Shoal, a disputed lagoon claimed by China in the South China Sea, U.S. officials said on Saturday, and Beijing vowed to take "necessary measures" to protect what it said was its sovereignty.