Category: International News

Latest advances prove Iraq ability to defeat Daesh: UN

Latest advances prove Iraq ability to defeat Daesh: UN

A United Nations official says recent strategic gains by Iraqi armed forces against Daesh indicate that the troops are capable of defeating the Takfiri terrorist group. Speaking at the UN Security Council on Friday, Jan Kubis, the special representative of the UN secretary general for Iraq, referred to the victories in Fallujah and Qayyarah as [&hellip

American Muslims protest rising Islamophobia

American Muslims protest rising Islamophobia

Hundreds of American Muslims and members of inter-faith organizations have staged a rally in the US capital to condemn terrorist attacks attributed to Muslims, as well as rising Islamophobia in the country. The protesters gathered on Saturday at the National Mall in downtown Washington, DC, as part of ‘The American Muslim March on Washington’. The [&hellip

Zarif sets off on four-leg West Africa tour

Zarif sets off on four-leg West Africa tour

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has left Tehran on a four-nation tour of West Africa to discuss possible ways of expanding relations. According to the reports, heading a politico-economic delegation, Zarif left Tehran for the Nigerian capital, Abuja, on Sunday on the first leg of his tour which will also take him to Ghana, Guinea-Conakry [&hellip

Afghanistan observes day of national mourning after Kabul attack

Afghanistan observes day of national mourning after Kabul attack

Afghanistan is observing a day of national mourning after a Daesh-claimed bomb attack left 80 dead during a demonstration in the capital, Kabul. People held funeral processions on Sunday for those killed at the Deh Mazang Square during a peaceful demonstration by Shia Hazaras against a controversial power line project. The Daesh Takfiri terrorists claimed [&hellip

Shia Bahraini clerics voice solidarity with Sheikh Qassim

Shia Bahraini clerics voice solidarity with Sheikh Qassim

Dozens of Shia Muslim clerics have staged a gathering in Bahrain to express their support for distinguished religious figure Sheikh Issa Qassim and denounce the Al Khalifah regime’s decision to revoke his nationality. On Saturday, the religious figures called on authorities to reinstate the citizenship of the 79-year-old Shia cleric, saying such a move would [&hellip

Nigeria lifts hijab ban at Lagos schools

Nigeria lifts hijab ban at Lagos schools

An appeals court in Nigeria has ruled against a ban on Nigerian Muslim girls to wear the headscarf to schools in the southwestern state of Lagos. The appeals court in Lagos overturned an earlier ruling in 2013 that had banned the right to hijab in government schools in the state. The new ruling “has restored [&hellip

Hague rejection of China claims, ruling US wanted: Journalist

Hague rejection of China claims, ruling US wanted: Journalist

Press TV has conducted an interview with Michael Penn, a journalist and political commentator from Tokyo, to discuss Cambodia’s act in preventing Southeast Asian countries from reaching a consensus over the South China Sea dispute after an international tribunal rejected Beijing’s territorial claims to the waters. The following is a rough transcription of the interview. [&hellip

Iraqis digging trench around Fallujah to ward off Daesh

Iraqis digging trench around Fallujah to ward off Daesh

Iraqi forces are digging a trench around Fallujah to keep Daesh terrorists at bay and prevent any potential onslaught and systematic looting of the recently-liberated city. Lieutenant General Abdulwahab al-Saadi, the commander of Fallujah Liberation Operation, said the ditch will have a single opening for local residents to move in and out of the western [&hellip

Brexit poses risk to global growth: G20 nations

Brexit poses risk to global growth: G20 nations

The United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union poses risks to the world economy, the G20 group has warned. Brexit “adds to the uncertainty in the global economy,” finance ministers from the world’s biggest economies said in a communiqué Sunday after a meeting in the Chinese city of Chengdu. However, they said EU countries were [&hellip

Six dead in two separate US shootings

Six dead in two separate US shootings

Six people have been shot dead and several others wounded in two separate shootings in the United States, officials say. Four people, including one adult male, two adult females and a child, were shot dead on Saturday at an apartment complex in Bastrop, Texas. The incident left another child injured, who was taken to hospital, [&hellip