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 2021-04-17 09:07 

FARS News Agency

FarsNews Agency Myanmar Frees Thousands of Prisoners But Many Dissidents Excluded...

TEHRAN (FNA)- The military rulers of Myanmar have ordered the release of 23,184 prisoners from jails across the country under a New Year amnesty, a Prisons Department Spokesman sta ....

 2021-04-17 09:06 

FARS News Agency

FarsNews Agency US Justice Department Sues Trump Ally, Alleging Millions in Unpaid Taxes...

TEHRAN (FNA)- The US Justice Department on Friday sued Roger Stone, a longtime ally of former President Donald Trump, accusing Stone and his wife, Nydia, of owing nearly $2 million ....

 2021-04-17 09:05 

Al Jazeera

Iran says GCC trying to derail nuclear talks in Vienna...

Vienna talks continue with expert working groups working on measures that need to be taken to full compliance with JCPOA...

 2021-04-17 09:05 

MehrNews.com

VIDEO: Protestors urge release of prisoners in Bahrain...

TEHRAN, Apr. 17 (MNA) Bahraini demonstrators chanted slogans calling for the immediate release of political prisoners in the Al-Khalifa regime jails....

 2021-04-17 09:04 

FARS News Agency

FarsNews Agency Iranian FM Dismisses Viability of Taliban’s Plan to Revive Emirate in Afghanistan...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that the Taliban should be a part of the process to establish peace in Afghanistan, rejecting viability of the grou ....

 2021-04-17 09:02 

SANA

"For Syria "Forum in Hungary affirms that national unity achieved great evacuation...

Budapest, SANA- Forum of "for Syria "in Hungary affirmed that the Syrian people's unity was able to achieve the great evacuation and can today confront all conspiracies targeting the country, its sovereignty and independence. In a statement on...

 2021-04-17 09:00 

SANA

President al-Assad receives cables of congratulation from Iranian President and Malaysian King on Evacuation day...

Damascus, SANA- President Bashar al-Assad received a cable of congratulation from President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, on the occasion of Evacuation Day, wishing the Syrian people more progress and success. President Rouhani hoped bi...

 2021-04-17 08:58 

SABA News

[ Yemen ]

Al-Adhraei: UN partner in maritime piracy on fuel vessels...

SANA'A, Apr. 17 (Saba) - The executive director of the Yemeni Petroleum Company (YPC), Engineer Ammar al-Adhraei, said on Friday the United Nations is a partner in maritime piracy on fuel ships....

 2021-04-17 08:56 

JPost.com

China says Iran nuclear talks to continue, pick up pace...
 2021-04-17 08:52 

Al Jazeera

Prince Philip: Small funeral to bid farewell to Duke of Edinburgh...

The queen will lead just 30 mourners at the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral that is restricted by COVID rules....

 2021-04-17 08:52 

JPost.com

Twitter says services down for some users...
 2021-04-17 08:50 

FARS News Agency

FarsNews Agency Spokesman Rejects Ukrainian Official’s Claim on Iran’s Intentional Downing of Passenger Plane...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh dismissed allegations by Secretary of Ukraine's national security and defense council Oleksiy Danilov that Tehran ....

 2021-04-17 08:50 

i24 News

Musk's SpaceX wins NASA $2.9 billion contract to take humans back to the moon...
 2021-04-17 08:46 

Al Jazeera

Is Turkey's economy heading towards another recession?...

From firing central bank governors to a currency hovering around record lows, investors are losing confidence in Turkey....

 2021-04-17 08:46 

FARS News Agency

FarsNews Agency Grand Jury in Black Man Death Voted 15-5 to Clear 3 Cops...

TEHRAN (FNA)- A grand jury investigating the police suffocation death of Daniel Prude last year in Rochester, New York, voted 15-5 not to indict the three officers who restrained h ....

 2021-04-17 08:46 

MehrNews.com

FM Zarif to host Serbian counterpart to discuss bilateral tie...

TEHRAN, Apr. 17 (MNA) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will host his Serbian counterpart Nikola Selakovi in Tehran on Sat. to discuss bilateral talks....

 2021-04-17 08:45 

FARS News Agency

FarsNews Agency Iran Calls for Annihilation of All WMDs...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN Majid Takht Ravanchi in a statement underlined his country's demand for annihilation of all Weapons of Mass D ....

 2021-04-17 08:45 

Press TV

No letup in protests to force expulsion of French envoy from Pakistan...

Security forces in Pakistan are fast clearing major highways and road links occupied by protesters over the past several days demanding the expulsion of the French ambassador....

 2021-04-17 08:42 

Al Arabiya

Worldwide COVID-19 death toll passes 3 mln: John Hopkins...

The global death toll from the coronavirus topped a staggering 3 million people Saturday amid repeated setbacks in the worldwide vaccination campaign and a...

 2021-04-17 08:42 

FARS News Agency

FarsNews Agency NATO Urges Russia to Allow Access to Ukrainian Ports on Sea of ​​Azov...

TEHRAN (FNA)- NATO is concerned about Russia's plans to restrict access to a number of areas of the Black Sea, calls for free access to Ukrainian ports on the Sea of Azov, as wel ....

 2021-04-17 08:40 

FARS News Agency

FarsNews Agency Two Dead, Two Wounded in Texas Shooting...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Two people dead and an officer and another person wounded in San Antonio, Texas, after a routine traffic stop turned into a shootout....

 2021-04-17 08:40 

FARS News Agency

FarsNews Agency FSB Detains Ukrainian Diplomat in St. Petersburg for Obtaining Classified Data...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) has detained a consul of the Ukrainian General Consulate in St. Petersburg for obtaining classified information from the datab ....

 2021-04-17 08:39 

FARS News Agency

FarsNews Agency Yemen: UN Complicit in US-Saudi Act of Piracy Against Fuel Tankers...

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Yemen Petroleum Company (YPC) lashed out at US-backed invading Saudi coalition for impounding Yemeni fuel tankers, calling the United Nations "a partner in the ma ....

 2021-04-17 08:37 

FARS News Agency

FarsNews Agency Washington Sees Moscow's Response Measures as 'Escalatory', Reserves Right to Retaliate...

TEHRAN (FNA)- The United States sees Russia's announcement of response actions as "escalatory" and reserves the right to retaliate, a State Department spokesperson stated....

 2021-04-17 08:37 

FARS News Agency

FarsNews Agency Iran Discusses Bilateral Ties, JCPOA with Russia, China in Vienna...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Seyed Abbas Araqchi in a joint meeting with Russian and Chinese diplomats in Vienna reviewed mutual cooperation and the latest develop ....

 2021-04-17 08:36 

Times of Israel

Hezbollah said making preparations for Lebanon's possible collapse...

Terror group stocking up on supplies, including fuel from Iran, as it prepares to protect its Shiite backers, assume an even larger role in society if country's leadership crumblesTerror group stocking up on supplies, including fuel from Iran, as it p...

 2021-04-17 08:33 

MehrNews.com

Leader tasks Army to boost its readiness...

TEHRAN, Apr. 17 (MNA) On the occasion of Iran's National Army Day, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei tasked the Army to boost its readiness as much as needed....

 2021-04-17 08:31 

MehrNews.com

Nigeria: Boko Haram attack kills 18, injures 21...

TEHRAN, Apr. 17 (MNA) In a Boko Haram attack on Nigeria's northeastern town of Damasak, 18 people were killed and 21 others wounded....

 2021-04-17 08:29 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Former Diplomat: Stopping Vienna talks is Israeli demand...

Tehran- IRNA- A former diplomat evaluated the stopping of the talks as Israeli demand, saying that Israel is sabotaging Iran's nuclear industry, to create rifts within the political system, to impose favorite atmosphere in the international arena agai...

 2021-04-17 08:24 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Chabahar FTZ flagbearer of development in Makran coasts...

Chabahar, April 17, IRNA A look into the efforts made during the past eight years shows that how the Makran coasts turned into a center for both manufacturing sector and trade, while it was only trade hub in the past....

 2021-04-17 08:22 

SANA

For the 10th day, Hasaka city center without water due to stealing electricity feeding Alouk station by terrorists...

Hasaka, SANA- For the 10th day in a row, water hasn't been pumped to the city center of Hasaka, where Turkish occupation and its terrorist mercenaries steals electricity through network feeding the Alouk water station. Director General of Hasaka Water...

 2021-04-17 08:20 

Oman Observer

Dust rising winds experienced in parts of Oman...

Saturday morning has been windy and the weather bulletin from Oman Met Office cautions on chances of dust rising winds The post Dust rising winds experienced in parts of Oman appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2021-04-17 08:17 

Al Jazeera

Israeli air strikes target Gaza again after rocket attack...

Israel imposed a blockade of Gaza's sea and land borders after Hamas seized control in 2007....

 2021-04-17 08:15 

SANA

Epic of Evacuation Day... tales of sacrifice and resilience...

Damascus, SANA-The Syrians commemorate on Saturday the 75th anniversary of the evacuation of French occupier while they are facing the fierce attack of the new occupiers who wage a deadly war through their terrorist agents and an economic blockade which t...

 2021-04-17 08:14 

Oman Observer

Covid death toll nears 3 million as India cases surge...

The global coronavirus death toll was expected to reach three million on Saturday, as the race for immunisation continues and The post Covid death toll nears 3 million as India cases surge appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2021-04-17 08:14 

SABA News

[ Yemen ]

FM congratulates Syrian counterpart on evacuation day...

SANA'A, Apr. 17 (Saba) - Minister of Foreign Affairs Hisham Sharaf sent a congratulatory cable to Minister of Foreign Affairs of Syrian Dr. Faisal Al-Meqdad....

 2021-04-17 08:13 

Press TV

Israel launches aerial attacks against Gaza Strip for second night...

Israeli fighter jets conduct a series of fresh airstrikes against positions across the besieged Gaza Strip....

 2021-04-17 08:13 

Al Arabiya

India's Modi calls for limited Hindu festivals as COVID-19 cases surge...

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday appealed to devotees to keep a key Hindu festival symbolic as the country reported more than 200,000 new...

 2021-04-17 08:12 

Al Arabiya

Rwandan woman deported from US faces seven charges related to genocide...

A Rwandan woman who was deported by the US after serving a prison term for lying on her naturalization application faces seven charges related to the 1994...

 2021-04-17 08:11 

Oman Observer

Muscat-Salalah bus services suspended: Mwasalat...

Muscat: The public transport company, Mwsaslat, said that Route 100 (Muscat-Salalah) will be suspended starting from today, April 17, 2021, The post Muscat-Salalah bus services suspended: Mwasalat appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2021-04-17 08:09 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

How Europe can defend human rights?...

Tehran, April 17, IRNA - In a worthless and showy act, the European Union imposed sanctions on eight commanders and noble Iranian officials. Union leaders have imposed the sanctions because of what has been called "human rights abuses in Iran....

 2021-04-17 08:08 

MehrNews.com

ISIL blows up oil well in Iraq's Kirkuk: report...

TEHRAN, Apr. 17 (MNA) Iraqi sources reported that elements of the ISIL terrorist organization blew up an oil well in Kirkuk province....

 2021-04-17 08:08 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

President: Lifestyle needs major shift to contain COVID-19...

Tehran, April 17, IRNA President Hassan Rouhani saaid on Saturday that lifestyle needs major shift to contain COVID-19 pandemic....

 2021-04-17 08:01 

Gulf Times

[ International ]

Videos pile pressure on US police over racism, killings...

More shocking bodycam footage, more fatal shootings by officers, and a murder trial nearing its conclusion -- public trust in the US police has seldom been more strained....

 2021-04-17 08:01 

Gulf Times

[ International ]

Giant clam shells worth $24.8 million seized in Philippine raid...

Philippine authorities said Saturday they have seized some 200 tonnes of illegally harvested giant clam shells worth nearly $25 million in one of the biggest known operations of its kind in the country....

 2021-04-17 08:01 

Gulf Times

[ Community ]

DPS-MIS girls win runners-up trophy at Qatar National Championship...

Six senior girls of the DPS-Modern Indian School (DPS-MIS) participated in the Qatar Debate Nationals (Girls) and bagged the runner-up trophy. The competition was organised through online platform Zoom recently....

 2021-04-17 08:01 

Gulf Times

[ International ]

Two Russian cosmonauts, NASA astronaut return from ISS...

Two Russian cosmonauts and a NASA astronaut touched down Saturday on the steppe of Kazakhstan following a half-year mission on the International Space Station, footage broadcast by the Russian space agency showed...

 2021-04-17 07:56 

MehrNews.com

Russia detains Ukrainian diplomat: Tass...

TEHRAN, Apr. 17 (MNA) Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) has detained a consul of the Ukrainian General Consulate in St. Petersburg for obtaining classified information from the databases of law-enforcement agencies and the FSB....

 2021-04-17 07:56 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Lahore, Iranian cities to renew agreements on sister city...

Islamabad, April 17, IRNA -- A delegation of Pakistan's Indus Foundation and Director of Iran's Cultural Center in eastern city of Lahore have decided to renew Sister City agreements of Lahore with Mashhad and Isfahan....

 2021-04-17 07:55 

Times of Israel

As in 1970s, Northern Ireland's Jews look to weather violence in Belfast...

Feuding protesters are split into British loyalists and those who want a united Ireland; decades back, unrest eventually reached the Jewish communityFeuding protesters are split into British loyalists and those who want a united Ireland; decades back, unr...

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