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Iran warns citizens of involvement in “illegal” protests

  • 30 December 2017 - 15:13
Iran warns citizens of involvement in “illegal” protests

Iran's government has told people to avoid "illegal gatherings" after two days of angry anti-establishment protests in the country. Tens of Iranians have been arrested in protests over corruption and living standards, according to the BBC, adding that anonymous social media posts have urged...

Tunisia demands public apology from UAE over no-women fly order

  • 27 December 2017 - 15:03
Tunisia demands public apology from UAE over no-women fly order

Tunisia is demanding a public apology from the United Arab Emirates after Emirates Airlines denied boarding to Tunisian women on flights to the Gulf country. On Friday, the UAE-owned carrier stopped accepting Dubai-bound female passengers from Tunisia. UAE officials later cited security reasons...

Tunisia suspends Emirates Airlines flights from and to UAE over female travel ban by the Emiratis

  • 25 December 2017 - 13:11
Tunisia suspends Emirates Airlines flights from and to UAE over female travel ban by the Emiratis

Tunisia suspended Sunday Emirates Airlines flights after a public outcry over security measures in the United Arab Emirates targeting women from the country. Tunisia’s transport ministry said in a statement it had "decided to suspend" Emirates flights to Tunis "until the airline is able to...

Pyongyang says latest UN resolution is “an act of war”

  • 24 December 2017 - 14:44
Pyongyang says latest UN resolution is “an act of war”

North Korea said newest UN sanctions are an "act of war" The official news agency KCNA said the sanctions equal to a complete economic barricade, according to a Korean foreign ministry statement. The latest resolution was put in place by the United States and was supported by all Security...

Tropical storm Tembin kills more than 200 people

  • 24 December 2017 - 14:21
Tropical storm Tembin kills more than 200 people

At least 200 people have been killed after intense flooding and landslide caused by tropical storm Tembin hit the southern Philippines. Mindanao island, home to 20 million people, was struck by the powerful storm on Friday destroying villages. A massive rescue operation is ongoing as more...

Catalonia election too close to call

  • 21 December 2017 - 12:03
Catalonia election too close to call

Voting began on Thursday in Catalonia in a closely watched and decisive election. Catalonians are heading to voting stations to choose between parties in favor and against staying in Spain, which will mark a turning point in the region. The election, called by the Spanish government, comes...

Iran denies supplying Houthis with missile launched toward Saudi Arabia

  • 21 December 2017 - 11:55
Iran denies supplying Houthis with missile launched toward Saudi Arabia

Iran refuted accusations by Saudi Arabia and the US about it supplying Yemen's Houthis with the missile that targeted the Saudi capital on Tuesday. A spokesman for the Iranian foreign ministry said the accusations are "baseless," affirming that Iran has no "arms links with Yemen,stating the...

Reporters Without Borders: 65 journalists killed in 2017

  • 19 December 2017 - 12:30
Reporters Without Borders: 65 journalists killed in 2017

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said on Tuesday, that Sixty-five journalists and media personnel were killed worldwide in 2017. According to annual figures published by RSF, Syria is the deadliest country for journalists with 12 reporters killed , followed by Mexico, where 11 were...

Armed group attack intelligence training center in Kabul

  • 18 December 2017 - 12:47
Armed group attack intelligence training center in Kabul

Intelligence agency training facility in Kabul was attacked by an armed group on Monday, starting an exchange of fire between it and the Afghan police. This is the latest attack to hit the Afghan capital. A group of armed attackers entered the National Directorate of Security, Afghanistan's...

Argentina fires head of its navy over submarine disappearance

  • 17 December 2017 - 13:13
Argentina fires head of its navy over submarine disappearance

The head of the Argentinian navy has been sacked as a result of the disappearance of a submarine carrying 44 crew members. Navy Admiral Marcelo Srur's dismissal comes as demonstrations by the missing crew's family and friends demanding search operation to go on. Communication with the...