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Iran urges Canada’s answer over killing of national by police

Tehran has condemned the fatal shooting of an Iranian national by the Canadian police, calling for Ottawa’s explanation over the issue. “Unfortunately, we have been informed that an Iranian citizen residing in Canada, Babak Saidi, who was also sick, has been killed by a police gunshot,” Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman ...

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Vietnam jails 24 over ‘terrorism, subversion’

Vietnamese courts have sentenced two dozen people to jail on charges of plotting terrorist attacks in the Southeast Asian country and attempting subversion against the conservative communist government. At the end of a two-day trial on Wednesday, a court in Vietnam’s southern city of Ho Chi Minh handed down prison ...

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Afghanistan, India launch second air corridor to boost trade

Afghan and Indian authorities have attended a ceremony to inaugurate an air route between the two cities of Kabul and Mumbai amid efforts widen to boost trade between the two neighboring countries. The Kabul-Mumbai corridor was officially launched Wednesday at the Hamid Karzai international airport in Kabul. The project follows ...

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Saudi Arabia bombs civilians after each defeat in Yemen: Iran

Iran has sharply condemned a deadly Saudi air raid against a market in the Yemeni city of Ta’izz, saying the Riyadh military resorts to the massacre of defenseless civilians whenever it suffers defeat in its aggression. “During over a thousand days since the outset of this devastating war, Saudi Arabia ...

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‘China wants link between Gwadar, Chabahar ports’

Iran says it has received a request from China to establish a connection between Pakistan’s Gwadar port – which Chinese companies are developing – with Iran’s southeastern port of Chabahar. Abdolrahim Kordi, the managing director of Chabahar Free Trade Zone, was quoted by Iran’s media as saying that China had ...

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Light earthquake jolts Tehran gently

A light earthquake has been felt in Iran’s Tehran Province and surrounding cities.  The epicenter of the quake has been reported to be on the border between Tehran and Alborz provinces, near the city of Malard. According to initial reports, the magnitude of the seismic event was 4.2 and occurred ...

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