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24 October 2014 16:03

Visiting Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari in a meeting in Beijing with Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan discussed ways to further broaden bilateral ties and cooperation between the two countries. According to Fars news agency, during the meeting on Thursday, Sayyari termed his meeting with the Chinese defense minister as an opportunity for further enhancement of cooperation between...

24 October 2014 14:30

China along with 20 other nations have inked a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to establish a new Beijing-backed infrastructure lender for Asia. The MOU to set up the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) was signed during a ceremony in the Great Hall of the People in the Chinese capital on Friday. “In China we have a folk saying,” Chinese President Xi Jinping...

24 October 2014 8:22

Pakistani religious scholars have censured Saudi Arabia for the death sentence handed down to prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr, Press TV reports. On Thursday, the clerics took to the streets of Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi and denounced the Saudi government for issuing the verdict against Nimr. They described the death sentence given to the dissident Saudi cleric as...

24 October 2014 7:53

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says Washington and Seoul have agreed that the US will maintain its control over the South Korean army in the event of war with North Korea. Hagel made the remarks on Thursday after meeting with South Korean Defense Minister Han Min-koo at the Pentagon, Washington. The US was scheduled to transfer wartime control of South Korean troops...

23 October 2014 21:13

North Korea has reportedly decided to close its borders to all foreign tourists in an attempt to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Travel agencies specializing in North Korean tours made the announcement on Thursday, saying the country was closing the borders to tourists until further notice. “We have just received news from our partners in Pyongyang that the country...

23 October 2014 14:43

The chief of the Iranian Navy has underscored the need for the further enhancement of ties with China in different areas, particularly in the defense and maritime sectors. In a Thursday meeting with his Chinese counterpart Admiral Wu Shengli in China’s capital, Beijing, Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari called for the promotion of bilateral naval cooperation to fight piracy and terrorism as...

23 October 2014 14:40

The police of Hong Kong say security forces have detained eight anti-election law protesters in a commercial district of the city as demonstrations in the region gain momentum. Police said in a statement that the detainees, including seven men and a woman, were arrested during late Wednesday clashes with security forces in a key protest site in the Mong Kok district. The...

23 October 2014 14:37

Pakistani authhorities have vowed to tighten security along the border with Iran in a bid to halt terrorist attacks against Iranian guards. The commitment was made during a meeting between security officials of the two states in the Iranian capital, Tehran on Wednesday. At the meeting, the Pakistani delegation headed by Frontier Corps Inspector General Major General Ejaz Shahid, and the Iranian...

23 October 2014 14:30

Unidentified assailants in Pakistan have opened fire on a bus carrying Shia Muslims in Balochistan’s provincial capital of Quetta, killing at least eight members of the Hazara community. Witnesses said that two armed men opened fire on a bus carrying Hazara people and managed to flee from the scene. According to local reports, six of the victims were killed on the spot...

22 October 2014 13:04

India has cleared USD 400 million of due oil payments to Iran facilitated by an interim nuclear deal between the Islamic Republic and the P5+1, which allows the release of part of the blocked Iranian funds. The payment was transferred to the central bank of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which was then deposited to the Islamic Republic’s account in the...

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