18 September 2014 23:35
The referendum results will be announced on September 19 (Friday) on 7 AM local time in Scotland. If Scots vote for independence, they will end 3 centuries of union with England. With the death of Elizabeth I, his closest kin in Scotland, King James VI of Scotland ascended to the throne to be King James I of England and Scotland....
18 September 2014 21:10
Iranian Ambassador to Beirut Mohammad Fathali underlined that the US-led anti-ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) coalition is only a political showoff and the West is not serious about fighting terrorism in the region.
"Terrorism and extremism could be uprooted in the region if all types of support for the terrorist groups are cut off," Fathali told reporters after...
18 September 2014 20:23
Behind the Scenes
- Worries of Western countries, especially the European states, mounted after intelligence reports on sleeper cells spread fears among public. These reports, which came from senior Arab leaders, prompted tight security measures.
- It is estimated that a Saudi-Iranian reconciliation is about to witness developments in the foreseeable future. The first sign of this rapprochement takes back to...
18 September 2014 15:01
An Armenian soldier is killed in fresh clashes with Azerbaijani troops in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.
“Private Mger Akopian, 24, was fatally wounded on September 18 while on duty,” the regional Defense Ministry said in a statement issued on Thursday.
Last month, rising tensions between Azerbaijan and Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh left over 20 troops dead.
Armenia and Azerbaijan have been locked in a...
18 September 2014 11:22
Striking Air France pilots have defied government calls to go back to work, rejecting new assurances that low-cost operations would not threaten their jobs.
The work stoppage was set to go into a fourth day on Thursday, grounding more than half of Air France’s flights and costing the company an estimated EUR 10-15 million euros (USD 13-19 million) a day.
18 September 2014 11:13
Independence referendum polls open in Scotland, with the leader of the “Yes” campaign having encouraged the electorate to step up to “a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”
Polling stations opened across the country at 0600 GMT on Thursday.
In case of a “Yes” vote, Britain and Scotland will hold talks on the North Sea oil, the EU membership, and the UK's main nuclear submarine base.
18 September 2014 11:04
Over a dozen people have lost their lives in the volatile Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine at the backdrop of a ceasefire between Kiev government forces and pro-Russian forces reached earlier this month.
The press center for Ukraine's military campaign in the east said on Wednesday that at least 12 civilians were killed in the shelling of the town of Nyzhnya...
17 September 2014 23:43
Massoud Barzani announced on Tuesday that his people would never abandon their right to self-determination, Anadolu news agency reported.
According to a statement issued by the Kurdish presidency, the news agency quoted Barzani, during a meeting with the Council of Dohuk governorate, as saying that terrorists, in reference to the Islamic State, were able to overwhelm the armies of two states...
17 September 2014 23:22
As Scotland’s independence vote draws near, concerns are growing over possible vote rigging in the absence of international observers, which may cause the vote to play into the hands of the British government.
Informed sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, have told Press TV that absence of international observers to monitor the independence referendum and close competition between pro- and anti-independence...
17 September 2014 23:21
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has called on pilots at the country’s flag carrier, Air France, to end a strike that has grounded half of the airline's flights this week and cost it millions of euros in lost revenue and reimbursements.
"This labor dispute must end. I'm asking Air France pilots to stop this dispute and sit down at the (negotiating)...
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