25 October 2014 15:17
Iranian firms specialized in nuclear technology are prepared to offer Nigeria their expertise to help boost electricity supply in the country, a senior diplomat announced.
"Iran is ready to share its experiences with Nigeria to use nuclear energy for power generation," Iranian Ambassador to Nigeria Saeed Kouzehchi said in Abuja on Friday.
He noted that Iran is using its nuclear technology to...
25 October 2014 15:15
The consulates of Canada, Belgium, France and Germany in the Turkish capital Istanbul were evacuated on Friday after receiving suspicious packages, according to Turkish authorities.
The US consulate in Istanbul also received an envelope of suspicious yellow powder, but the building was not evacuated, a US State Department spokeswoman confirmed in Washington, DC.
Seven people from the Canadian consulate had been taken...
25 October 2014 15:14
Kurdish rebels have regained a strategic hill in the town of Kobane in northern Syria from the ISIS after heavy fighting on Saturday.
At least 11 militants and four Kurdish fighters were killed in the fighting over Tel al-Shaer, a village on a strategic hill overlooking the town, Kurdish Rudaw news agency reported said.
Fighting between both sides continued until early Saturday...
25 October 2014 15:08
Activists in Saudi Arabia are set to defy a no-women driving law by getting behind the wheel amid warnings of punishment by officials.
Saudi activists are encouraging women to drive themselves in public on Sunday on the anniversary of an October 26 campaign last year by female drivers in defiance of a driving ban in the kingdom.
In recent weeks, campaigners have...
25 October 2014 15:03
Deputy-FM for Arab and African Affairs commended the Iraqi PM for the formation of his cabinet and announced that Iran would welcome cooperation with Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Egypt in fighting terrorism.
In regard to the Iraqi Prime Minister Heidar al-Ebadi’s visit to Iran on October 20, the Deputy-FM for Arab and African Affairs Amir Abdollahian noted that the Iraqi delegation...
25 October 2014 15:01
The Iraqi security forces on Saturday killed the commander of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorist group, Suhail Jalud, in Tikrit city in Salahuddin province.
"The security forces killed the so-called 'Wali of Sayed Ghraib' area during a military operation in Tikrit city," a security source said.
25 October 2014 15:00
The Syrian army killed tens of militants in fierce clashes in the Northwestern parts of the Muslim country.
At least 20 terrorists who intended to attack a military post in the Southwestern parts of Idlib were killed in an army ambush in the province on Saturday.
On Wednesday, the Syrian Army stormed the hideouts of terrorists and foreign-backed rebels in Idlib province,...
25 October 2014 14:59
An Iranian border commander underscored that no clashes occurred between his forces and the Pakistani soldiers along the border on Friday.
Border Guards Commander in the Southeastern Iranian Province of Sistan and Balouchestan Brigadier General Rohambakhsh Habibi underscored that no clashes have occurred between the Iranian and Pakistani military forces along the border.
Media reports said on Friday that Pakistani and Iranian...
25 October 2014 14:59
The United States is considering bombing some Syrian oil pipelines, which are currently under ISIL control, a State Department official has revealed.
According to the Independent, Julieta Valls Noyes, the US deputy assistant secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs, recently said in London that Washington may target oil-related infrastructure inside Syria.
She said that the attacks would include "kinetic strikes against...
25 October 2014 14:57
Fresh clashes have erupted between the Lebanese army and militants in the northern city of Tripoli.
The clashes broke out early Saturday, two days after government troops raided an apartment in the Dinniyeh region to capture a defected soldier.
Lebanese troops raided the historical market of Tripoli to arrest militants holed up there.
Reports say several people including soldiers were wounded in the...
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