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...
21 October 2014 11:18
At least four Afghan soldiers have been killed and around a dozen people injured in a roadside bomb attack in the capital, Kabul.
The Afghan Ministry of Defense said in a statement that the blast occurred Tuesday morning in the western part of Kabul while the soldiers were on their way to the ministry.
“In a remote-controlled bomb attack against an army...
19 October 2014 16:29
Indian and Pakistani troops have exchanged fire along the de facto border in Kashmir during the latest flare-up of cross-border violence between the two sides.
According to a statement by the Pakistani army, the exchange of fire began when Indian troops resorted to “unprovoked” fire across the Line of Control (LoC), which separates the Pakistani- and Indian-administered parts of Kashmir, on...
19 October 2014 15:24
A Pakistani energy delegation is slated to pay a visit to Iran in the near future to discuss expediting the implementation of the Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline, Iranian oil ministry announced on Sunday.
"Tehran and Islamabad are determined to implement their gas exports contract and a Pakistani delegation will travel to Iran soon to expedite construction of the gas export pipeline to...
19 October 2014 15:12
The son of Pakistan’s assassinated former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has made his formal political debut in a major demonstration, Press TV reports.
Tens of thousands of supporters of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) took to the Bagh-i-Jinnah grounds of the port city of Karachi to show their support for the former prime minister and PPP.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, 26, who is...
18 October 2014 10:31
Commander of the Iranian Border Guards in the Southeastern Province of Sistan and Balouchestan announced that his forces have killed a large number of outlaws in clashes at the border with Pakistan.
Brigadier General Rohambakhsh Habibi said on Friday that the Zahedan Border Guards Brigade had received tips on the movement of a group of armed militants at the zero point...
17 October 2014 23:49
Sixteen people have been confirmed dead, with 10 others heavily injured, in a South Korean accident in which a ventilation window at an outdoor theater collapsed, Yonhap News Agency reported on Friday citing the fire authorities.
A total of 26 people were standing above the ventilation grate for a better view of a K-Pop performance at an outdoor theater in...
17 October 2014 23:30
At least sixteen people have been killed and eleven others seriously wounded in South Korea when a ventilation grate they were standing on to get a better view of an outdoor pop concert collapsed.
Fire officials said the incident took place at 5:53 p.m. local time (0853 GMT) on Friday as some 700 people were attending the concert organized by the...
17 October 2014 17:24
Senior Muslim clerics in Pakistan have condemned crimes committed by ISIL, saying the Takfiri militants’ acts run counter to Islamic teachings.
“Islam and Muslims cannot support the killing of innocent people and destruction of their properties at the hands of the ISIS ,” read the statement issued by the Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC) on Friday.
“The PUC … appeals to people and...
17 October 2014 14:04
China has condemned a visit by Japanese lawmakers to a controversial war shrine in Tokyo, saying the move would flare up tensions between the two countries.
On Friday, 110 Japanese parliamentarians from five parties paid homage to the Yasukuni Shrine, which honors some 2.5 million people, who died in World War II and other conflicts.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has also...
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