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Afghanistan peace deal step forward

Afghanistan peace deal step forward

An Iranian diplomat says Tehran welcomes as a step forward the recent landmark agreement between the Afghan government and Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the leader of a militant group. “Any Afghan government negotiation with the opposition groups that leads to a kind of political agreement is a positive step forward, and we hope this step will boost [&hellip

PM vows to protect UK troops in Iraq from legal abuse

PM vows to protect UK troops in Iraq from legal abuse

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has vowed to protect British troops in Iraq war from any instances of legal abuse, defending an eight-year occupation of the Arab country. Addressing a meeting with senior British military commanders on Thursday, May said “every effort must be made” to prevent any abuse of the legal system against army [&hellip

Kenyan Speaker Arrives In Tehran.

Kenyan Speaker Arrives In Tehran.

Special Advisor to Parliament Speaker for International Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said that Kenyan National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi arrived in Tehran on Friday on the invitation his Iranian counterpart Ali Larijani. The official is scheduled to discuss parliamentary and bilateral relations as well as regional and international developments with the Iranian officials. Amir-Abdollahian further noted [&hellip

Iran Complying With JCPOA, EU Foreign Policy Chief Says.

Iran Complying With JCPOA, EU Foreign Policy Chief Says.

The European Union foreign policy chief says Iran is complying with the landmark nuclear agreement it struck with the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany last year. According to Press TV, speaking at a press briefing following a meeting between the foreign ministers of Iran and the 5+1 group of countries [&hellip

Work on Coco Beach-Aga Khan Hospital flyover due June 2017.

Work on Coco Beach-Aga Khan Hospital flyover due June 2017.

Construction of a flyover from Coco Beach over the Indian Ocean to the Aga Khan Hospital in Dar es Salaam to ease traffic congestion in the city’s Central Business District (CBD) is set to start in June, next year, President John Magufuli, has affirmed. Dr Magufuli said at the State House in Dar es Salaam [&hellip

Tanesco For ICSID Award Freeze.

Tanesco For ICSID Award Freeze.

The Tanzania Electric Supply Company (TANESCO) has decided to seek annulment of the award issued by International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) over payments of 148.4 million US dollars to a bank despite emerging victorious on power tariffs dispute. Speaking during an interview with the ‘Daily News’ yesterday, TANESCO Managing Director, Engineer Felchesmi [&hellip

Police Lift In-House Political Ban.

Police Lift In-House Political Ban.

Police force lifted the in-house political meeting ban starting today. However, Commissioner of Police for Training and Operations, Mr Nsato Mssanzya said other political rally bans—demonstrations and outside ones—stick. The police lifted the ban following satisfactory political situation. The army instituted the ban in June this year. The police said members of parliament are allowed [&hellip

Justice David Maraga Nominated As New Chief Justice.

Justice David Maraga Nominated As New Chief Justice.

The Judicial Service Commission has nominated Justice David Maraga for appointment as Chief Justice. His name will be forwarded to the President Uhuru Kenyatta for formal appointment and fowarded to National Assembly for approval by MPs. Maraga 66 was named the top candidate after beating a list of 13 candidates who applied to be the [&hellip

President Rouhani Meets With UN Secretary General In New York.

President Rouhani Meets With UN Secretary General In New York.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called for Iran’s help towards finding a solution to the conflicts in Syria and Yemen. Ban made the request during a meeting with President Hassan Rouhani held on the sidelines of the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Wednesday. During the brief meeting, [&hellip

Charlotte Protests: State Of Emergency Declared After Violent Clashes.

Charlotte Protests: State Of Emergency Declared After Violent Clashes.

Violent protests raged in Charlotte for the second night over the police shooting of an African-American man, prompting the North Carolina governor to declare a state of emergency. One person was left on life support after getting shot by another civilian Wednesday night during the unrest, the city tweeted. Earlier, the city had said the [&hellip