07 March 2010 Tarihinde Eklenen Konular
7 March 2010 17:16
Iraq's parliamentary elections have witnessed a notable voter turnout, with Iraqis going to polling stations despite the ongoing violence in the country.
Almost 20 million Iraqis cast their ballots before the polling stations closed Sunday afternoon. Meanwhile, violent attacks claimed the lives of 38 people and injured 110 others on the day, AFP reported.
Iraqi Baathists, whose Saddam-linked party candidates...
7 March 2010 16:26
Iran deplores Canada's move to vote against a UN-backed resolution extending the deadline for a full and credible probe into Israeli war crimes during its last year assault on Gaza.
"During the tenure of Harper, Canada followed the policy of turning a blind eye to realities and has always given priority to dual and contradictory behaviors," said Iranian Foreign...
7 March 2010 15:24
The Israeli blockade on the Gaza Strip has so far resulted in the death of 500 Palestinians, says a Palestinian lawmaker as the siege enters its 1,000th day.
Jamal al-Khudari, Palestinian legislator said most of the mortalities had been caused due to the medical shortages which were a result of the siege, the Palestinian Ma'an news agency reported on Sunday....
7 March 2010 13:23
Iran says world powers will fail to reach a consensus on imposing new sanctions against Iran over the country's nuclear program.
"Since the principle of sanctions lacks the legal and logical basis regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran's basic right to peaceful nuclear activities; and since this policy is pursued under the political pressure of certain countries, it is natural...
7 March 2010 13:22
Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani on Sunday strongly criticized the Italian government for the arrest of an accredited television journalist for alleged arms sales to Tehran.
Larijani said Italian authorities are responsible for the mistreatment of Hamid Masouminejad, who was detained on Wednesday.
Italian counterterrorism prosecutor Armando Spataro claims the arrests were made after a nine-month investigation, including intercepted phone conversations...
7 March 2010 13:21
Iran's president is expected to discuss the problems facing Afghanistan with Kabul officials during a Monday visit to the war-torn country.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will meet with his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai during his one-day visit to Kabul, Mehr News agency reported.
Finding solutions to the challenges facing Afghanistan and trade talks are expected to be high on the meeting's agenda....
7 March 2010 11:20
As Iraqi people prepare to cast their ballots in a key parliamentary election, Iran's Parliament (Majlis) Speaker Ali Larijani warns against US interference in the voting process.
Speaking on the morrow of a deadly blast which killed at least four Iranians in the central Iraqi city of Najaf, Larijani said Washington's ongoing military presence in the country is the main...
7 March 2010 11:19
Beijing blames the soured Sino-US relations on Washington policies in the region, insisting better ties are possible should the US respect China's interest.
"The responsibility for the difficulties in China-US relations does not lie with China," Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said on Sunday on the sidelines of the annual meeting of the National People's Congress.
Washington's planned sale of...
7 March 2010 10:18
The head of China's Central Bank has declared that the country is ready to end pegging its currency in dollars, but said that any changes would be gradual.
Zhou Xiaochuan, governor of the People's Bank of China, described the decision as a "temporary" response to the global financial crisis, but gave no timescale for any change in policy.
7 March 2010 10:03
At least 24 Iraqis have been killed and dozens of others wounded in Baghdad as rains of mortar and rocket attacks started hitting the country since polling stations opened early Sunday.
Sixteen people were killed when two buildings in the capital were blown up in what appeared to be dynamite, AFP reported.
Four more were killed by mortar attacks in...