08 March 2010 Tarihinde Eklenen Konular
8 March 2010 16:50
Iraq's electoral body says the 62.4 percent of the eligible 20 million voters cast their ballot in the Sunday elections, despite rains of mortar and rocket attacks.
Hamdiyah al-Husseini, a senior official with the Independent High Electoral Commission, announced the final figure at a Monday news conference in Baghdad, AFP reported.
Husseini also gave a percentage breakdown for each of...
8 March 2010 15:51
Turkish officials put the death toll from a strong earthquake in eastern Turkey at 51 after rescuers called off search-and-rescue operations in the area.
Fifty-one people were killed by the 6.0-magnitude earthquake that shook eastern Turkey early Monday morning, Turkish Hurriyet Daily News reported.
At least four of the dead were children.
Deputy Prime Minister Cemil Cicek put the death...
8 March 2010 15:06
Palestinian resistance groups rejected Palestinian Authority's decision for indirect negotiations with the Zionist regime.
Eight Palestinian resistance groups, settled in Damascus, issued a statement which says the Palestinian Authority was forced to agree on a four month indirect peace talks with Israel by Washington and Israel.
The Palestinian Authority had demanded a complete halt to Israeli settlement building as...
8 March 2010 15:05
The Islamic Republic of Iran and Ecuador on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for construction of power plant.
IRI Energy Minister Majid Namjou and his Ecuadorian counterpart, Miguel Calahorrano signed the MoU for construction of two power plants (100 and 50 MW power plants) in Ecuador, IRIB reported.
Namjou said that the Ecuadorian delegation traveled to Iran to complete and...
8 March 2010 14:39
Israel has given the green light for the construction of 112 new homes in a settlement in the occupied West Bank despite a moratorium on the expansion of settlements.
Israeli Environment Minister Gilad Erdan has declared that the new homes will be constructed in the Beitar Ilit settlement near Bethlehem, AFP reported.
In November, Israel announced a 10-month moratorium on...
8 March 2010 14:29
An Iranian diplomat in Kabul said Monday President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad would head a high-ranking delegation to Afghanistan on Wednesday, rejecting reports of delays in his visit.
Afghan sources in the presidential office had earlier claimed that Ahmadinejad had postponed his visit, which, they said, had been originally scheduled for Monday.
The Iranian source, however, told Press TV that Tehran had...
8 March 2010 13:24
The head of the Iranian Offshore Oil Company (IOOC) says a European company is to invest in Iran's Lavan gas field in the Persian Gulf.
"The technical and investment details of the development plan of Lavan gas field have been agreed between Iran and the European firm," Mahmoud Zirakchianzadeh told Shana news agency on Monday.
He said a delegation from...
8 March 2010 13:22
In a landmark visit to Tel Aviv, US Vice President Joe Biden will remind Israeli officials that the hefty military aid they receive from Washington should ease their worries about Iran's nuclear work.
Biden, who is slated to arrive on Monday, is expected to warn his hosts against an attack on Iranian nuclear sites, particularly now that world powers are...
8 March 2010 12:02
Abu Obaida, the spokesman for the Qassam Brigades the armed wing of Hamas, accused the Zionist occupation with trying to confuse the Palestinian resistance factions capturing Gilad Shalit and to foil the prisoners' exchange deal.
Abu Obaida, in a press statement on Sunday, said that the Zionist enemy obstinacy was aborting the deal including rejecting certain names.
He said, "We never changed...
8 March 2010 11:56
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that his father predicted the 9/11 attacks on New York's twin towers back in the '90s.
The remark was made during the 100th birthday celebration of the premier's father, Benzion Netanyahu, Haaretz reported.
The Israeli prime minister added that those who do not know their past will not understand their presence and will...