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White House responsible for crimes against Iran: Rouhani
Tehran, Sep 27 (IANS) Irans President Hassan Rouhani has slammed the US over imposing "inhumane" sanctions, saying the White House is responsible for all the "hostile measures and crimes" against Tehran.
2020-09-27
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Turkey orders detention of 76 academics over failed coup
Ankara, Sep 25 (IANS) Turkish prosecutors on Friday ordered the detention of at least 76 academics over their alleged links to a network believed to be behind the failed 2016 coup attempt.
2020-09-25
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Turkey favours dialogue on sharing natural resources
Ankara, Sep 25 (IANS) The Turkish National Security Council has said that Ankara is primarily in favour of dialogue on every platform to discuss fair sharing of natural resources in the Eastern Mediterranean region.
2020-09-25
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Excess belly fat linked to higher early death risk
Tehran, Sep 24 (IANS) Researchers have found that excess fat stored around the abdomen is associated with a higher risk of early death from any cause, regardless of overall body fat, whereas larger hips and thighs are associated with a lower risk.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine
Iran's IRGC warns US against inspecting vessels in int'l waters
Tehran, Sep 24 (IANS) The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has warned against any possible attempt by the US to inspect Iranian vessels in international waters.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Iran ready to swap all prisoners with US
Tehran, Sep 22 (IANS) Iran is ready for a complete prisoner swap with the US, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said.
2020-09-22
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Turkey detains 6 Iraqi nationals over IS links
Ankara, Sep 21 (IANS) Police in Turkey on Monday detained six Iraqi nationals in Samsun province over their suspected links to the Islamic State (IS) terror group, state-media reported.
2020-09-21
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Terrorism
Iran urges US to perform duties, respect int'l laws
Tehran, Sep 21 (IANS) The spokesman of Iran's Foreign Ministry Saeed Khatibzadeh on Sunday urged the US to "return to the global community" and perform its duties.
2020-09-21
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine
US cannot restore pre-2015 sanctions: Iran FM
Tehran, Sep 20 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that the US will not be able to restore the pre-2015 sanctions against Tehran in its unilateral attempt in the UN Security Council.
2020-09-20
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Istanbul adopts alternate working hours to curb Covid-19
Istanbul, Sep 19 (IANS) Turkey's biggest city of Istanbul has adopted alternate working hours for public employees to curb the spread of Covid-19 in the wake of the increasing number of daily cases, Governor Ali Yerlikaya announced.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine
Iran FM dismisses fresh US attempt at extending UN arms embargo
Tehran, Sep 18 (IANS) The Iranian foreign minister dismissed the fresh US attempt at extending a UN arms embargo on Iran.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Turkey urges world to adopt more mediations for conflict resolutions amid COVID-19
Istanbul, Sep 18 (IANS) Turkey's Deputy Foreign Minister Sedat Onal urged the world to exert more efforts to carry out effective mediation for the peaceful resolutions of conflicts across the globe amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
US threatens sanctions over arms trade with Iran
Tehran, Sep 17 (IANS) The US has threatened to impose new sanctions to prevent foreign arms trade with Iran after the expiration of the UN embargo against Tehran.
2020-09-17
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Iran slams report on alleged plot to kill US envoy
Tehran, Sep 15 (IANS) Iran's Foreign Ministry has slammed a US media report about Tehran allegedly trying to assassinate the US Ambassador to South Africa in revenge for the killing of Qasem Soleimani, a former commander of Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC).
2020-09-15
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
'No slowdown in transmission rate of COVID-19 in Turkey'
Ankara, Sep 15 (IANS) Turkey does not see any slow down in transmission rate of the novel coronavirus, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said.
2020-09-15
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Iran's president opens new academic year amid COVID-19 challenges
Tehran, Sep 14 (IANS) The new academic year of Iran's universities and higher education centers officially began with a message of the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday, state TV reported.
2020-09-14
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Turkey urges Greece for talks to resolve East Med dispute
Ankara, Sep 12 (IANS) Turkey has urged Greece to participate in unconditional and direct talks in an effort to resolve the ongoing Eastern Mediterranean dispute.
2020-09-12
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Iran votes in runoff parliamentary polls
Tehran, Sep 11 (IANS) Iranians on Friday headed to polling stations to vote in the runoff parliamentary elections held across nine provinces.
2020-09-11
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
2017 Istanbul nightclub shooting suspect gets 40-plus life terms
Istanbul, Sep 8 (IANS) A Turkish court handed down 40 aggravated life sentences plus over 1,300 years to the gunman in the 2017 New Years attack on an Istanbul nightclub that killed 39 people.
2020-09-08
Category: International, Turkey,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Iran to hold runoff parliamentary polls on Sep 11
Tehran, Sep 8 (IANS) Iran is scheduled to hold the runoff parliamentary elections in nine provinces on September 11 in full compliance with the Covid-19 health protocols.
2020-09-08
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
34 injured in Iran earthquake
Tehran, Sep 7 (IANS) At least 34 people were injured in a 5.1-magnitude earthquake that hit Ramian county in Iran's Golestan province on Monday.
2020-09-07
Category: International, Turkey,Environment/Wildlife
Erdogan, Michel president discuss latest developments in Eastern Med
Istanbul, Sep 7 (IANS) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and President of the European Council Charles Michel discussed the latest developments in the Eastern Mediterranean over the phone, Turkey's Directorate of Communications said.
2020-09-07
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Those behind Natanz nuclear site blast identified: Kamalvandi
Tehran, Sep 7 (IANS) The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI)'s spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi said that the elements behind the July 2 blast at the Natanz nuclear facility have been identified, official news agency IRNA reported.
2020-09-07
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
New measures in place as Turkey sees surge in COVID-19 cases
Ankara, Sep 7 (IANS) Turkey has imposed new restrictive measures to curb the spread of the COVID-19 as the country witnessed an alarming surge in new cases, deaths and seriously ill patients.
2020-09-07
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Iran welcomes IAEA report as "positive, constructive"
Tehran, Sep 6 (IANS) The recent report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Iran's nuclear program is "positive and constructive," said Kazem Gharibabadi, Iran's ambassador to the Vienna-based international organisations.
2020-09-06
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Turkey ready for every possibility in East Med: Erdogan
Istanbul, Sep 6 (IANS) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey is prepared for every possibility and consequence regarding the Eastern Mediterranean issue.
2020-09-06
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Iran's president opens schools urging observance of "strict" health measures
Tehran, Sep 6 (IANS) The Iranian President Hassan Rouhani officially announced the opening of new school year, state-run IRNA news agency reported.
2020-09-06
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Iran's enriched uranium stockpile '10 times limit'
Tehran, Sep 5 (IANS) Iran now has more than 10 times the amount of enriched uranium permitted under an international agreement, the UN's nuclear watchdog said.
2020-09-05
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Turkey urges Greece to support NATO-backed de-escalation talks
Ankara, Sep 4 (IANS) Turkey has urged Greece to support a NATO-sponsored initiative aimed to launch technical talks between Athens and Ankara to calm the escalating tension in the Eastern Mediterranean.
2020-09-04
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Erdogan, Merkel discuss East Med tension
Ankara, Sep 4 (IANS) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and German Chancellor Angela Merkel held virtual talks on regional affairs, particularly the latest tension in the Eastern Mediterranean.
2020-09-04
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Turkey's daily Covid-19 cases exceed 1,600 1st time since May
Ankara, Sep 4 (IANS) Turkey confirmed 1,642 new Covid-19 cases, the first time exceeding the 1,600 mark since May, raising the total to 274,943, the Health Ministry announced.
2020-09-04
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine
Iran to play friendlies against Uzbekistan, Tajikistan
Tehran, Sep 4 (IANS) Iran's national football team will play friendly matches against Uzbekistan and Tajikistan as part of their preparation for 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
2020-09-04
Category: International, Turkey,Sports,Football
Turkey blames France for "bullying" East Mediterranean
Ankara, Sep 4 (IANS) Turkey is going after its rights and interests in the Eastern Mediterranean, not seeking tension, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said, accusing France of "bullying" the region.
2020-09-04
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Turkey experiences 2nd peak of Covid-19 pandemic: Minister
Ankara, Sep 2 (IANS) Turkey is currently experiencing the second peak of the first wave of the Covid-10 pandemic, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said.
2020-09-02
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine
Iran to reopen schools in low-risk regions
Tehran, Sep 2 (IANS) Iran's Education Ministry has announced plans for reopening of schools in low-risk regions, while high-risk regions will continue with online classes.
2020-09-02
Category: International, Turkey,Education
Iranian winger Mohammadi joins Qatari side Al Arabi
Tehran, Sep 1 (IANS) Iranian winger Mehrdad Mohammadi has joined Qatari side Al Arabi, Tehran Times reported on Tuesday.
2020-09-01
Category: International, Turkey,Sports,Football
Turkey begins online schooling
Ankara, Sep 1 (IANS) Turkish students have started online schooling amid growing concerns over the spread of the novel coronavirus the country has witnessed a surge in the number of positive cases.
2020-09-01
Category: International, Turkey,Education
EU urged to put anti-Iran 'terrorists' on trial
Tehran, Sep 1 (IANS) A top Iranian official has urged the European Union (EU) to put anti-Tehran "terrorists" on trial, while regretting that some member states of the bloc have given these elements shelter.
2020-09-01
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Iran registers 1,905 new Covid-19 cases; 371,816 in total
Tehran, Aug 30 (IANS) Iran's Covid-19 cases on Saturday rose to 371,816 with the registration of 1,905 new infections over the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Medical Education reported.
2020-08-30
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine
Erdogan, NATO chief discuss East Med tensions
Ankara, Aug 29 (IANS) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg spoke about the escalating tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean over the phone.
2020-08-29
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Rouhani stresses 'important responsibility' of IAEA in keeping n-deal
Tehran, Aug 28 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has stressed the "important responsibility" of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in keeping the landmark 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran.
2020-08-28
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Turkey won't compromise in East Med disputes: Erdogan
Ankara, Aug 27 (IANS) Turkey will defend its right of hydrocarbon explorations in the Eastern Mediterranean and make "no concessions" in the ongoing territorial disputes in the region, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.
2020-08-27
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Iran agrees to give IAEA access to 2 requested locations
Tehran, Aug 27 (IANS) The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) has agreed to grant the inspectors of the International Atomic Energy Organization (IAEA) with an access to two locations in the country, according to a joint statement by Iran and the IAEA.
2020-08-27
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Iranians' "resistance" led to US "diplomatic defeats": Iran president
Tehran, Aug 27 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that the "resistance" of Iranians against the US pressures has resulted in the "diplomatic failure" of the United States, official IRNA news agency reported.
2020-08-27
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Turkey seizes 540 kg cocaine in NW province
Istanbul, Aug 26 (IANS) Turkish customs officers on Wednesday seized 540 kg cocaine in the northwestern province of Kocaeli during an operation, Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan tweeted.
2020-08-26
Category: International, Turkey,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Iran's Covid-19 death toll tops 21,000
Tehran, Aug 26 (IANS) The death toll in Iran due to the dreaded Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) has climbed to 21,020 on Wednesday after an overnight registration of 119 new fatalities, the Ministry of Health and Medical Education said.
2020-08-26
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine
'UN's dismissal of return of anti-Iran sanctions shows US global isolation'
Tehran, Aug 26 (IANS) The rejection of United States' bid in the UN Security Council to take actions to return sanctions against Iran showed US "global isolation", Iran's Permanent Mission to the United Nations said in a statement.
2020-08-26
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Turkey adopts new Covid-19 restrictions in 14 provinces
Istanbul, Aug 26 (IANS) Turkey on Wednesday adopted new restrictions on some social activities in 14 provinces to curb the rising Covid-19 cases across the country.
2020-08-26
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine
IS suspect who planned to attack Istanbul detained
Ankara, Aug 25 (IANS) Turkish authorities have detained an Islamic State (IS) suspect who planned to carry out an attack in Istanbul, local media reported on Tuesday.
2020-08-25
Category: International, Turkey,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Hepatitis drugs may be effective against Covid-19: Study
Tehran, Aug 25 (IANS) New research adds to the growing body of evidence that sofosbuvir and daclatasvir, a drug combination commonly used for the treatment of hepatitis C, can improve clinical outcomes in patients with moderate or severe Covid-19.
2020-08-25
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine