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China again urges dialogue to settle dispute on Korean Peninsula

China has again warned against moves that could trigger a military conflict on the Korean Peninsula, saying a current dispute over North Korea’s intensified weapons program should only be settled through dialogue. “The peninsula issue must in the end be resolved via dialogue and consultation,” said Chinese President Xi Jinping ...

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Rouhani stresses long-term security cooperation with Turkey over Syria

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has stressed the importance of long-term cooperation with Turkey on bolstering security in the region, especially in Syria. Rouhani made the remarks during a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held on the sidelines of an Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in Istanbul on Wednesday. “The Sochi ...

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6,700 Rohingya killed in Myanmar only in one month: MSF

The international medical charity Doctors Without Borders says at least 6,700 members of the persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority group were killed in state-sponsored violence in Myanmar only in a period of one month beginning on August 25. The announcement was made by Doctors Without Borders, also known by its French ...

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UN warns against ‘sleepwalking’ into war with North Korea

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned the international community against the danger of “sleepwalking” into a war with North Korea over its nuclear and missile programs. “The worst possible thing that could happen, would be for us all to sleepwalk into a war that might have very dramatic circumstances,” said ...

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UN chief urges Washington to honor obligations under Iran deal

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has welcomed support for the 2015 Iran deal from all the signatories except for the US, calling on Washington to also honor its obligations under the landmark agreement. Guterres made the remarks in a report on implementation of a UN resolution that endorsed the July 2015 ...

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Female Afghan officers receive military training in India

Nearly two dozen female Afghan officers are receiving weapons training at a military academy in southern India. Media reports said Wednesday that the women had learned tactics and logistical and navigational skills at the academy in the southern Indian city of Chennai. This week they were taught how to use ...

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Tehran Stock Exchange breaks all-time high record

Tehran Stock Exchange’s main index – TEDPIX – broke an all-time high record in Wednesday trading by surging into the 93,000 lane.  TEDPIX gained 654 points to stand at 93,283 – a level never seen in the Exchange’s history since establishment in 1966. The bulk of the growth was provided ...

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Russian military delegation in North Korea

A Russian Defense Ministry delegation has arrived in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang. The development was reported Wednesday by Russia’s Interfax news agency, citing sources in North Korea’s Embassy in Moscow without elaborating on details about the visit. The visit followed the Tuesday announcement by US Secretary of State ...

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