19 December 2014 15:57
Australian authorities say eight children aged between 18 months and 15 years old have been found dead at a house in the northern city of Cairns, reportedly after a mass stabbing.
The police said Friday that a woman was also found with stab wounds at the property in the city’s suburb of Manoora.
The 34-year-old woman was taken to hospital and is...
16 December 2014 14:52
The death toll from a militant attack on an army-run school in Pakistan’s northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has risen to around 130 including 126 children, officials say.
The incident occurred on Tuesday when a group of pro-Taliban militants wearing military uniforms stormed the school in the city of Peshawar.
“The attack started with the gunmen entering the school in the morning...
8 December 2014 8:44
Mounting evidence and initial DNA tests show the 43 students who went missing in Mexico in September were burned at a garbage dump by drug gang members, the country's attorney general says.
Jesus Murillo confirmed on Sunday that experts in Austria had identified one of the missing students from a piece of bone in a bag of ash and burned tire...
3 December 2014 23:17
Iraq's Interior Ministry said on Wednesday that a woman detained by Lebanese authorities was not the wife of so-called “Islamic State” leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, but the sister of a man convicted of bombings in southern Iraq.
"The one detained by Lebanese authorities was Saja Abdul Hamid al-Dulaimi, sister of Omar Abdul Hamid al-Dulaimi who is detained by authorities and sentenced...
2 December 2014 22:46
Top military officials in Tehran strongly rejected western media reports alleging that Iranian fighter bombers have struck ISIL positions in Iraq in coordination with the US.
Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces General Massoud Jazayeri on Tuesday dismissed as totally untrue the western media reports quoting US defense officials as saying that Iranian warplanes have bombed ISIL positions...
2 December 2014 16:56
Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani underlined that the differences between Tehran and the six major world powers have been narrowed down and attainment of a final nuclear deal is now possible.
"I believe that Iran (and the world powers) nuclear negotiations are making progress and there is no reason to have a negative view about the talks," Larijani said in a...
26 November 2014 18:44
An Afghan woman has killed at least 25 Taliban militants in revenge for the killing of his son, who was shot dead before her eyes in western Farah province, local media report.
The woman, identified as Reza Gul, picked up arms after her son, who was leading a small group of police forces in a village in Farah, was killed by...
25 November 2014 23:22
The Congressional Black Caucus has slammed a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer who shot dead a black teenager in August, saying the ruling “is a slap in the face to Americans”.
The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), which is an organization representing the African American members of the US Congress, called the decision a "miscarriage of...
15 November 2014 17:56
- Spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi underlined that the country has provided the International Atomic Energy Agency with correct information, blaming the IAEA for the deficiencies in its new report on Iran's nuclear program.
"Iran has given correct information to the IAEA and it was the agency which has not entered the information correctly in...
12 November 2014 15:30
Iraqi army soldiers and volunteer forces have managed to free the central areas of the oil-rich city of Baiji in the northern Salahuddin Province from the ISIL militants.
Top Iraqi army commander Abdul-Wahab al-Saadi said on Tuesday that the army forces had gained control of the local government and police headquarters in the oil-producing city.
A senior military official in the capital,...
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