TEHRAN, oct 21_North Korea blames actions of the neighboring South and the United States for rising tensions on the Korean Peninsula, urging Washington and Seoul to find new solutions to help break an impasse in the diplomatic process with Pyongyang and resolve the standoff in the volatile region.
TEHRAN, oct 21_Thousands of people have gathered in central London to mark 40 days since the martyrdom anniversary of Islam’s 3rd Shia Imam.
TEHRAN, oct 20_Archaeologists in Egypt on Saturday opened the coffins of two of the 30 mummies discovered earlier this year and estimated to be 3,000 years old.
TEHRAN, oct 20_Indonesian President Joko Widodo was sworn in on Sunday for a second five-year term leading the world’s third-biggest democracy, after an election dominated by economic issues but also the growing influence of conservative Islam.
TEHRAN, oct 20_Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says Turkey does not want to see a single Kurdish militant left in the planned "safe zone" in northern Syria at the end of a fragile ceasefire in the region.
TEHRAN, oct 20_President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey will “implement its own plans” if Ankara and Moscow fail to find a solution to the presence of Syrian government forces in a “safe zone” that his country seeks to establish in northern Syria, warning also that Ankara will “crush the heads” of Kurdish militants if a deal with Washington on withdrawal of Kurdish forces from the region is not fully implemented.
TEHRAN, oct 19_For the first time in five years, the Syrian army has crossed into the Kurdish-held area east of the Euphrates.
TEHRAN, oct 19_UN chemical-weapons inspectors say they are investigating the possible use of white phosphorus-loaded munitions by Turkish-backed forces during their recent incursion into northeastern Syria.
TEHRAN, oct 19_Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri has delivered a speech addressing recent protests driven by grievances against corruption and economic woes. He has given a 72-hour ultimatum for "partners in the government" to exhibit determination in bringing about "real reforms."
TEHRAN, oct 18_Hundreds of Kurds and pro-Kurdish protesters gathered outside the US Consulate in Thessaloniki on Thursday to protest the US withdrawal from northern Syria and Turkey's military operations in the area.