4 October 2015 9:32
Iran is to reclaim a satellite seized by Italy due to the sanctions imposed on Tehran over its peaceful nuclear program.
Head of the Iranian Space Organization Mohsen Bahrami in an interview with Mehr News Agency on Saturday said talks are underway with Rome on the returning of the Iranian Mesbah satellite.
The top space official said “Because of the sanctions,...
4 October 2015 9:18
During a recent deep sea survey, marine biologists working with Scottish research agency Marine Scotland hooked a rare species of shark.
The false catshark (Psuedotrakias microdon) -- sometimes called the sofa shark for its paunchy, pillow-like body -- hadn't been seen in 15 years. Many Scots likely don't know the shark lives in the waters off the Scottish coast.
4 October 2015 9:08
Portugal is about to go to the polls with voters set to give their verdict on four years of austerity by either re-electing the center-right coalition that steered the country through a punishing bailout or turning to the socialists who promise to ease painful reforms.
However, neither side is likely to win an absolute majority in the 230-seat parliament following...
3 October 2015 18:20
A British woman who took part in this year's Hajj rituals in Saudi Arabia says the Saudi authorities running the pilgrimage were Muslims in name only.
In an article published on the website of The Guardian, British writer and activist Sabreena Razaq Hussain said a number of factors, including Saudi authorities’ treatment of pilgrims, contributed to the deadly crush during Hajj...
3 October 2015 9:18
The Baitul Futuh Mosque in south London has reopened six days after a fire destroyed parts of its building. As our London correspondent Mohamed Walji reports, several high profile figures were among people who came for Friday prayers and the reopening.
2 October 2015 16:48
The Pentagon is considering the use of military force against Russia to protect US-trained militants in Syria, a move that could trigger war with America's arch-rival, a report says.
US authorities quoted by the Associated Press on Thursday, said senior military leaders and defense officials are considering whether or not they should use military force if American-trained militants in Syria come...
1 October 2015 8:06
The United States and Russia will hold a military meeting shortly to avoid accidental conflict in Syria, Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday after meeting his counterpart Sergey Lavrov.
"We agreed on the imperative of, as soon as possible -- perhaps even as soon as tomorrow, but as soon as possible -- having a military-to-military de-confliction discussion," Kerry told reporters...
29 September 2015 23:02
Denmark's defense minister has resigned after being dogged for weeks by media over appointments he made in his former role as head of the administrative region of Southern Denmark.
" Holst assessed that the turbulence related to his earlier service as chairman of the region, which is still unresolved, would be overshadowing his work as defense minister," Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen told Danish broadcaster...
29 September 2015 7:27
French President Francois Hollande says Iran and Russia must be part of a resolution of the crisis in Syria while maintaining his stance on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
“We must, with Russia, with Iran, with neighboring countries, with the Persian Gulf countries, find another solution than Bashar al-Assad,” Hollande said while addressing the United Nations General Assembly on Monday.
“We have to...
29 September 2015 7:17
Pope Francis says Church officials who covered up sexual abuse of children by priests are "guilty" of wrongdoing.
He said on Monday that abuse by priests was "nearly a sacrilege" and "those who have hidden (such acts) are guilty -- including some bishops."
The 78-year-old pontiff admitted to the church officials' wrongdoings upon his return to the Vatican from the United States.
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