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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has strongly criticized statements by German officials aimed at scaring off financiers interested in investing in his country.
Three Chinese warships are in Russia's major Baltic Fleet base in the western seaport town of Baltiysk to participate in China's first joint naval drills with Russia in the region.
The Saudi Interior Ministry says three men have been shot dead in an exchange of gunfire with security forces in the Shia-populated Qatif province.
The latest shipping figures show India’s purchases of crude oil from Iran in June dropped drastically but instead increased significantly from Venezuela as well as Iraq and Egypt.
Recent Israeli-imposed restrictions on Palestinians’ worshiping at the al-Aqsa Mosque, one of the most important holy sites in Islam, have escalated tensions between the two sides. Clashes between Palestinian worshipers and Israeli regime forces outside the mosque compound continued for a sixth day in a row on Thursday. The scuffles left at least 50 Palestinians injured, some of them in critical situation and at least one of the protesters needed surgery. To discuss the new wave of tensions between Israelis and Palestinians, Press TV has interviewed with Catherine Shakdam, director of the Shafaqna Institute for Middle Eastern Studies from London, and Maxine Dovere, a reporter and political commentator from New York.
The United Nations has censured the Saudi-led coalition against Yemen for a recent air raid that killed about 20 civilians in an area without military targets.
A senior Iranian cleric has warned that the US-Israeli lobby is making efforts to damage Iran’s relations with its neighboring countries amid a new rift in ties between the Islamic Republic and Kuwait.
Pakistan's Supreme Court has finished hearings regarding the family wealth of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and will begin deliberations on whether to disqualify him for corruption.
A Bahraini human rights group says detainees being held at a detention center in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom will be punished by solitary confinement and torture in case they seek medical attention from prison authorities.
At least four people have reportedly lost their lives during clashes in the occupied Palestinian lands as tensions remain high there in the wake of the Tel Aviv regime’s crackdown on Palestinian worshipers wishing to pray at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound.
Araqchi: US poisoning atmosphere for global business community
Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli forces outside Beit-ul-Moqaddas’ Old City on Friday as tensions mounted over new security measures at a highly sensitive holy site.
Maduro vows to “capture all fascist terrorists”
Trade exchanges between Minsk and Tehran showed a significant growth this year compared to the figure for last year, said the chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus.
The United Nations on Friday blamed a Saudi-led coalition for a deadly airstrike on civilians in Yemen this week, saying there were no military targets in the area hit.
The Syrian Army and members of Lebanon’s Hezbollah group launched a major ground offensive on Friday aimed at ending the years-long presence of hundreds of terrorists in a border area between the two countries.
Latest shipping figures show India's crude oil purchases from Iran in June dropped drastically but instead increased significantly from Venezuela as well as Iraq and Egypt.
The US Army's top commander in Europe has said Russians only understand the language of strength and hates weakness, and called on Germany to increase military spending.
Iran's Foreign Ministry summoned Kuwait’s charge d’affaires in Tehran for “some explanations” after Kuwait told the Iranian Embassy to reduce its diplomatic staff in the Persian Gulf state and close down some of its technical offices following a court ruling last year that implicated some Iranians in a spying case.
Iran's Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) forces killed three terrorists and wounded four others in the country’s northwest border on Thursday evening.
The United States has planned to bar its citizens from traveling to North Korea following the death of an American university student there.
Antonio Conte revealed his decision to cut Diego Costa from his future plans was made in January.
Jürgen Klopp said Liverpool is not a selling club after rejecting an €80 million (£72 milloin) bid from Barcelona for Philippe Coutinho.
Iranian athletes picked up more honor at the ongoing 2017 World Para Athletics Championships in London, England, and collected five more medals in the competitions to take the Islamic Republic’s medal tally to twelve.
Experts who exhumed the body of Salvador Dalí to collect samples for use in a paternity claim have revealed that the enigmatic artist's trademark moustache still graces his face almost three decades after he died.
An outbreak of cholera in Kenya poses a high risk to the region and a moderate threat globally, the World Health Organization said on Friday, adding that Yemen's cholera outbreak also is far from being controlled.
Turkey's Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci sought to calm rising tensions with Germany on Friday as Berlin said it was reviewing all applications for arms projects from Ankara.
Despite global sanctions over its weapons programs, North Korea's economy grew at the fastest pace in 17 years thanks to a jump in exports and increased production in mining and other industries, the South's central bank said Friday.
The British government could agree to free movement of people during a Brexit transition period, newspapers reported on Friday in what would be a major reversal of current plans.
An Iranian musician, Parvin Bahmani, has been teaching alphabets to nomadic children through music, songs and dance.
The representative of Zoroastrians in Iran's Parliament hailed the peaceful coexistence among members of three monotheistic religions: Islam, Judaism and Zoroastrianism in Yazd pointing to the registration of the central Iranian city on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Israeli police barred men under 50 from entering Beit-ul-Moqaddas' Old City for Friday Muslim prayers as tensions rose and protests erupted over new security measures at a highly sensitive holy site.
The rare ban came after Israeli ministers decided not to order the removal of metal detectors erected at entrances to the Haram al-Sharif mosque compound, known to Jews as the Temple Mount, following an attack nearby a week ago that killed two policemen.
The euro rose after European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi's comments bolstered the single currency even as interest rates were kept low again.
Ripple, a San Francisco-based digital currency start-up, recorded $30 million worth of transactions in the second quarter of 2017 as 25 new exchanges listed its token, XRP.
Seven million people die each year from tobacco-related deaths, according to a new report published by the World Health Organization.
Almost half of British exporters have not reviewed their sales strategy in the year since Britain voted to leave the European Union, potentially leaving them exposed to losses, a survey by Lloyds Banking Group showed on Friday.
The Caribbean accounts for seven of the world’s top 36 water-stressed countries and Barbados is in the top ten. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) defines countries like Barbados, Antigua and Barbuda, and St. Kitts and Nevis as water-scarce with less than 1000 m3 freshwater resources per capita.
Young people's trust in key figures such as politicians has fallen sharply over the past five years but they remain largely happy, a global study said.
Health and Welfare Minister Park Neung-hoo is forecast to aggressively push forward welfare expansion that could entail tax hikes, local observers said on Friday.
The internal affairs ministry urged the country’s central and local governments to do more to address an expected rise in the number of people with limited access to grocery stores.
The International Monetary Fund’s board has given its provisional approval to a $1.8 billion contribution to an EU-led rescue plan for Greece, holding up its end of a bargain struck with European authorities last month.
Portugal placed €1.75 billion ($2 billion) in six- and 12-month treasury bills at average yields more negative than the previous comparable auctions, according to Portuguese Treasury and Debt Management Agency (IGCP).
The Austrian economy is on track for steady growth of an average 1.7 percent each year until 2021, a leading research institute said.
Our mental abilities have undergone a significant decline since the Victorian era, as genes driving intelligence have become less common since the 19th century, scientists say.
Cutting through the ocean like a jet through the sky, giant bluefin tuna are built for performance, endurance and speed.
A study of ancient clam fossils suggests rising seas could once again encourage parasite infestations in brackish water ecosystems.
In France in the summer of 2003, so many people died that the mortuaries over-flowed with bodies and refrigerated lorries had to be used instead.
The cause was the country’s worst-ever heatwave, which saw temperatures hit a record 44.1°C in Conqueyrac, near Montpellier in southern France. Some 15,000 deaths were attributed to the searing heat, which also killed another 9,000 across Europe, the Independent reported.
However, according to a new study, the heatwaves of the future in the world’s most popular tourist destination could be much, much worse.
Trying to predict what would happen if there was a similar hot spell towards the end of this century — after decades of global warming — the researchers concluded that temperatures could ‘easily exceed 50°C’.
But they seemed to struggle to believe that such extreme temperatures could be reached in France, given such conditions today are associated with desert areas like Death Valley in the United States.
Writing in the journal Environmental Research Letters, the scientists said the highest summer temperatures could rise by anything from 6°C to 13°C by 2100 compared to the historic records.
“Recent decades have seen the repeated occurrence of hot summers in France characterized by intense heatwaves and daily record temperatures,” they said.
“In France and Western Europe, the 2003 summer is the warmest on record, with seasonal mean temperature anomalies of about plus 3.2°C on average across France.
“The August heatwave of 2003 is the most intense heatwave observed during the instrumental period over France and Central Europe and has therefore been called a mega-heatwave because of its exceptional characteristics.”
Using computer models, the researchers tried to work out what would happen if a similar mega-heatwave hit in 2100, when average temperatures are predicted to be significantly higher, depending on greenhouse gas emissions.
“Results indicate that record maximum value in France could easily exceed 50°C by the end of the 21st century,” they concluded.
However, they added that their results might be affected by the type of plants that grow in France, seemingly doubting their own figures.
“These extreme temperatures are experienced in desert regions, which question how realistic such projected extreme temperatures could be in France,” the researchers said.
“Apart from the potential limitations associated with [climate model] physics, the vegetation could be further investigated as it also controls the heatwave magnitude and will experience changes with global warming.”
They divided France into five regions, with the East and North seeing the largest increases to top temperatures of 12.9°C and 12.2¬°C respectively.
Brittany saw the lowest rise of 6.6°C, while the south-west and Mediterranean regions saw respective rises of 9.6°C and 7.7°C.
The UK Met Office’s description of the 2003 heatwave makes clear just how bad things got, making the prospect of significantly hotter weather somewhat daunting.
“More than 20,000 people died after a record-breaking heatwave left Europe sweltering in August 2003,” the Met Office said.
“The period of extreme heat is thought to be the warmest for up to 500 years, and many European countries experienced their highest temperatures on record.
“The lack of rainfall meant very dry conditions occurred over much of Europe. Forest fires broke out in many countries.
“In Portugal, 215,000 hectares area of forest were destroyed. This is an area the same size as Luxembourg.
“It is estimated millions of tons of topsoil were eroded in the year after the fires as the protection of the forest cover was removed. This made river water quality poor when the ash and soil washed into rivers.
“About 15,000 people died due to the heat in France, which led to a shortage of space to store dead bodies in mortuaries. Temporary mortuaries were set up in refrigeration lorries.
“There were also heat-related deaths in the UK (2,000), Portugal (2,100), Italy (3,100), Holland (1,500) and Germany (300).
“France requested aid from the European Union to deal with the effects. Many parts of Europe saw their temperature records broken during this summer, including the UK. A sweltering 38.5°C was recorded in Brogdale in Kent on August 10, 2003, a record high which still stands today.”
Deaths linked to Aids have halved in a decade, official figures showed.
Researchers have found having a healthy lifestyle and not engaging in risky behaviors can increase a person's life expectancy by up to seven years.
More than a third of dementia cases might be avoided by tackling aspects of lifestyle including education, exercise, blood pressure and hearing, a new report suggested.
Stomach bloating is a common digestive complaint and can be caused by a variety of conditions — down to diet or even irritable bowel syndrome.
Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Friday the government would stick to its aim of achieving a primary budget surplus in the fiscal year ending in March 2021 despite its most recent projection for a $73 billion (£56.34 billion) shortfall.
Undereducated and unprivileged individuals are more vulnerable to the risks of death from heat waves, a study by a local research team said on Friday.
The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator has called on Britain to clarify key issues, including its exit bill and the rights of citizens after the second round of talks wrapped up EU headquarters with "fundamental" differences remaining.
Polish lawmakers have adopted a controversial reform of the Supreme Court, despite days of street protests, concern from the opposition over judicial independence and EU threats of unprecedented sanctions.
A senior Russian official has denounced fresh US sanctions against Iran on "unfounded" grounds, saying they will only undermine the implementation of the 2015 nuclear agreement with Tehran.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a warning against the misuse of AIDS medicine leading to drug resistance, and gradually increased deaths.
A senior military commander says Iran's fight against terrorists is not limited to evicting them from the country's borders and goes far beyond them.
A senior Kremlin official says the Iraqi military is going to receive “a large batch” of advanced Russian-made T-90 battle tanks later this year under a major deal struck between Moscow and Baghdad.
The recent terror attacks in the UK underscore Saudi Arabia’s role in funding terrorism in Britain and the government of Prime Minister Theresa May is unlikely to publish a damning report about the role of Riyadh in British extremism, an analyst in London says.
The leader of Yemen’s Ansarullah movement has condemned Washington’s so-called campaign against terrorism as a plot by US statesmen to exercise complete control over the Middle East countries, and to achieve their goals there.
Indian lawmakers and provincial legislators have elected a new president from the country's lowest and poorest Dalit caste.
About one in eight Americans who voted for US President Donald Trump last year said they would not do so again after witnessing Trump's turbulent first six months in the White House, according to a poll.
A Brazilian judge has ordered assets of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to be frozen and sold.
At least 33 people have been killed in clashes between cattle herders and farmers in Nigeria's northern Kaduna state, a police chief says.
Palestinians continue holding demonstrations outside the al-Aqsa Mosque compound to voice their outrage at Israel’s latest move to impose new restrictive measures at the holy site.
US report on the status of terrorism in the world is of no value and it constitutes a futile attempt by Washington to deviate the global public opinion from its support for terrorists and its role in promoting terrorism, says Iran Foreign Ministry.
Research shows that 35% of dementia cases can be prevented if people increase early life education, reduce mid-life hearing loss, obesity and high blood pressure, and stop smoking.
A seminar on understanding the business opportunities between Iran and Indonesia was held by Indonesia’s Ministry of Trade in Tangerang on Wednesday.
Kuwait has reportedly told the Iranian Embassy to reduce its diplomatic staff in the Persian Gulf state and close down some of its technical offices following a court ruling last year that implicated some Iranians in a spying case.
U.S. drug distributor Cardinal Health has put its China business up for sale, drawing keen interest from state-backed Chinese pharmaceutical firms in a deal that may be worth up to $1.5 billion, sources familiar with the matter said.
Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab-African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad discussed issues of mutual interests in a meeting held on Thursday.
The 4.7-magnitude earthquake which shook the neighboring Republic of Azerbaijan was also felt in northern cities of Iran's northwestern province of Ardebil on Thursday.
Charity organizations have called on the UN to blacklist the Saudi-led coalition over serious violations of children’s rights in Yemen as statistics reveal massive child fatalities caused by the ongoing war against the impoverished nation.
The Iran men's national under-19 volleyball team has defeated the Tunisia men's national under-21 volleyball team in a preparation match for the 2017 Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) Volleyball Boys' U19 World Championship, which is scheduled to be held in Bahrain later this year.
Qatar has slammed the Saudi-led quartet of boycotters for their “disorganized” conduct and “conflicting statements” after they apparently backed down from a number of the terms on their list of demands aimed at ending the dispute with Doha.
The 12th round of human rights’ talks between Iran and Japan kicked off in Tokyo on July 19, the news is reported on Thursday.
Under the 2018 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill, the secretary of state is asked to certify that Pakistan is cooperating with the US in counter- terrorism efforts against the Haqqani network, the Quetta Shura Taliban, Lashkar-e-Tayba, Jaish-e-Mohammed, al-Qaeda, and others.
Forty four Chinese and Malaysian suspects have been detained in the Philippines over the kidnapping and beating of a Singaporean woman abducted at a Manila casino, authorities said Thursday.
The EU foreign policy chief say the “strong” nuclear deal struck in 2015 between Iran and the P5+1 states is the outcome of “collective cooperation,” emphasizing that the landmark accord does not just belong to the signatories but the entire global community.
Palestinian attorneys and civil society groups have strongly urged the International Criminal Court (ICC) to speed up inquiries into Israeli abuses and war crimes against Palestinians.
US recent sanctions against Iran and its lack of commitment to the Islamic Republic are violation of the spirit and letter of the July 2015 landmark nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), senior Iranian official said on Thursday.
Iranian economic, commercial and scientific delegation which is currently in South Africa discussed areas of cooperation with the country’s officials over the past two days.
Iran Ambassador to Pakistan Mehdi Honardoost met Chairman of the country's Senate Mian Raza Rabbani and handed over the invitation from his Iranian counterpart Ali Larijani to attend the swearing-in ceremony of President Rouhani slated for August 5, 2017, in Tehran.
Dozens of protesters have been arrested in the United States while holding a sit-in against President Donald Trump’s proposed healthcare bill.
A shorter menstrual cycle and early menopause which leads to lesser estrogen exposure to the body can make women vulnerable to depression, says a study.
The 5.8-magnitude quake hit at 9:11 am (local time) off Fukushima prefecture in the Pacific Ocean with the epicentre located 34 kilometres under the sea, according to the US Geological Survey.
O visa programme is intended for use by those who have extraordinary abilities or a demonstrated record of extraordinary achievement.
The Trump administration has decided to end the CIA’s years-long covert program to arm and train what they call Syrian moderate opposition, militants fighting the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
The United Nations has demanded access to the “man-made catastrophe" in Yemen after Saudi Arabia imposing a blockade on the war-hit country denied entry to three reporters traveling on a UN aid flight to the Yemeni capital Sana’a.
Russia says it is sending a new humanitarian aid flight to Yemen, where people have been dealing with famine and an outbreak of cholera following a months-long Saudi-led war.
Syrian military forces and allies have made advances near the city of Raqqah as they close in on the Daesh-held territories east of the country.
A pro-opposition monitoring group says at least 15 civilians have been killed after the US-led coalition, purportedly fighting the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group, conducted air raids on the Syrian province of Raqqah.
A top Iranian commander has warned against the repercussions of Washington’s possible designation of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organization, saying the move would cost the US dear.
Protesters in wheelchairs have attempted to block the entrance to the House of Commons in the UK Parliament to demonstrate cuts to disability benefits.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has announced a cabinet reshuffle, replacing or swapping 11 of the country’s 26 ministers.