WORLD NEWS AS REPORTED IV

Iran calls for expanding cultural, media ties with China

IRAN DAILY - 8 hours 23 min ago
Iran and China should try to enhance cultural cooperation in addition to their economic and political relations, said the director general of the Foreign Media Department of Iran's Culture Ministry.

Russia to host summit on Syria with Iran, Turkey presidents

IRAN DAILY - 8 hours 29 min ago
Russia will host a Syrian summit on November 22 involving officials from Iran and Turkey, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday.

Envoy: UK to pay over £400mn debt to Central Bank of Iran

IRAN DAILY - 8 hours 55 min ago
Iran's ambassador to Britain said an outstanding debt owed by the UK to Tehran will be transferred to the Central Bank of Iran soon, in what will mark an end to the decades-long legal dispute between the two sides.

At 1.04cr, India sees record domestic flyers in Oct

TIMES OF INDIA - 8 hours 57 min ago
This October saw 20.5 per cent more domestic flyers that the 86.7 lakh who flew in same month last year. The January to October, 2017, period has seen 9.5 crore domestic flyers, up 17.3 per cent from 8.1 crore flyers in same period last year.

Sitharaman tears into UPA for neglecting defence

TIMES OF INDIA - 9 hours 12 min ago
Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman tore into the Congress today for alleging irregularities in the acquisition of 36 Rafale aircraft, saying a deal for the planes was done in a transparent manner and had to be struck quickly as the UPA government had let defence preparedness lag for 10 long years.

China Open: Sindhu loses to teenager in quarters

TIMES OF INDIA - 9 hours 15 min ago
World No 2 and defending champion PV Sindhu has been eliminated from the China Open Super Series after a surprising 11-21, 10-21 loss to Chinese teenager Gao Fangje in Friday's quarter-final in Fuzhou.

1st Test: India 74/5 before rain washes out Day 2

TIMES OF INDIA - 10 hours 18 min ago
Before the play was called off on Day 2 due to rain forcing, India had reached 74/5 with Cheteshwar Pujara waging a lone battle, batting on 47* along with Wriddhiman Saha (6*).

Gujarat: BJP releases 1st list of 70 candidates

TIMES OF INDIA - 10 hours 41 min ago
The BJP on Friday released its first list of candidates for the Gujarat elections, to be held in two phases on December 9 and 14. The list comprises 70 candidates for elections to the 182-member Gujarat Assembly.

US allies frustrated by Trump as they lobby hard to keep Iran deal

IRAN DAILY - 10 hours 42 min ago
US allies campaigning hard in the halls of Congress to preserve the Iran nuclear deal are finding the process frustrating and confounding.

Terrorism is fundamentally denial, destruction of human rights: UN chief

IRAN DAILY - 11 hours 47 min ago
Terming terrorism as denial and destruction of human rights, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the fight against terrorism will never succeed unless human rights are protected.

Those with doubts should introspect now: Jaitley on Moody's upgrade

TIMES OF INDIA - 11 hours 54 min ago
Finance minister Arun Jaitley today used the announcement of a Moody's rating upgrade of India to slam the opposition's critique of the note ban and the rollout of GST. '"Many who had doubts in their minds about India's (economic) reform process would need to now seriously introspect ," he said.

Iranian freestyle, Greco-Roman wrestlers rush to help quake-hit people

IRAN DAILY - 12 hours 9 min ago
Members of the Iran men’s national freestyle and Greco-Roman teams have rushed to aid the victims of the recent earthquake in the western part of the country, which has left at least 500 people dead, hundreds of people dead and dozens of villages destroyed.

Zimbabwe army claims ‘progress’ made in talks with Mugabe

IRAN DAILY - 13 hours 28 sec ago
Zimbabwe’s military claimed Friday that it was making “significant progress” in talks with President Robert Mugabe for his departure from power while it pursues and arrests allies of the president and his wife.

World Armenians leader extends condolences to Iran quake victims

IRAN DAILY - 13 hours 31 min ago
World Armenians Leader Catholicos Karekin II in a message extended condolences on the devastating earthquake in west of Iran, which left many dead and injured.

In Germany, Bassil warns ‘Lebanon no toy in others’ hands’

IRAN DAILY - 14 hours 36 min ago
Lebanon’s foreign minister warns that his country should not be treated as a plaything by any country, as he continues his foreign tour aimed at securing the return of Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who is said to be under house arrest in Saudi Arabia after he was forced to resign.

Toyota to re-enter electric vehicles in China

IRAN DAILY - 14 hours 38 min ago
Toyota Motor Corp. will introduce electric vehicles in China from 2020 and is considering selling battery-powered autos developed by its local partners under the Japanese marque as Beijing prepares to tighten environmental regulations.

Can brain training reduce dementia risk?

IRAN DAILY - 14 hours 49 min ago
More than 30 million people worldwide live with Alzheimer’s disease, and while researchers are pushing hard to find a cure, their efforts so far have met with failure.

China overhauls public-private projects

IRAN DAILY - 14 hours 57 min ago
China’s finance ministry has ordered an overhaul of its existing public-private partnership (PPP) projects and tightened approval rules for new ones, as Beijing has grown increasingly concerned about rising hidden debt risks from potential abuses of the program.

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