Tag Archives: Iran

30Nov/17

UK’s May criticises Trump retweet, urges support for Yemen and Iran nuke deal

AMMAN, JORDAN (NOVEMBER 30, 2017) (UK POOL) – British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday (November 30) that U.S. President Donald Trump was wrong to retweet a video from a far-right British group which she said was “hateful” and spreads division. Continue reading

13Nov/17

UK’s Johnson apologises for distress caused by remarks on jailed aid worker in Iran

LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (NOVEMBER 13, 2017) (PARLIAMENT TV) – British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Monday (NOvember 13) apologised for causing distress with remarks he made about a Iranian-British aid worker jailed in Iran. Continue reading

13Nov/17

Earthquake kills 348 in Iran, destroys only hospital in worst hit area – state TV

SARPOL-E ZAHAB COUNTY, KERMANSHAH PROVINCE, IRAN (NOVEMBER 13, 2017) (IRINN) – A magnitude 7.3 earthquake on Sunday (November 12) killed at least 348 people and injured some 6,600 in Iran with death toll likely to rise as rescuers were searching for dozens trapped under rubble in remote, mountainous areas, state media said. Continue reading

11Nov/17

How Saudi Arabia turned on Lebanon’s Hariri

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA (NOVEMBER 6, 2017) (SAUDI TV) – From the moment former Lebanese prime minister Saad al-Hariri’s plane touched down in Saudi Arabia on Friday (November 3), he was in for a surprise. There was no line-up of Saudi princes or ministry officials, as would typically greet a prime minister on an official visit to King Salman, senior sources close to Hariri and top Lebanese political and security officials said. His phone was confiscated, and the next day he was forced to resign as prime minister in a statement broadcast by a Saudi-owned TV channel. Continue reading

08Nov/17

Resignation again strikes scandal-ridden UK govt

International Development Minister Priti Patel has resigned amid reports of undisclosed meetings with senior Israeli politicians. It’s yet another blow to UK PM Theresa May. Jacob Greaves reports. Continue reading

09Oct/17

Corker says Trump threatens ‘World War III’ – NYT

The war of words between U.S. President Donald Trump and Republican Senator Bob Corker escalating Monday, with Corker firing the latest shot – telling The New York Times that Trump is treating the presidency like ‘a reality show,’ with reckless threats toward other countries that could set the U.S. ‘on the path to World War III.’ Lisa Bernhard reports Continue reading

08Oct/17

Solar cars begin race across Australian desert

DARWIN, AUSTRALIA (OCTOBER 8, 2017) (BRIDGESTONE WORLD SOLAR CHALLENGE) – The World Solar Challenge began on Sunday (October 8) with nearly 40 solar cars crossing Australia’s tropical north to its southern shores, a gruelling 3,000 km (1,864 mile) race through the outback. Continue reading

19Sep/17

Maduro calls Trump ‘new Hitler’

CARACAS, VENEZUELA (SEPTEMBER 19, 2017) (VENEZUELAN GOVERNMENT TV) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called U.S. President Donald Trump “the new Hitler of international politics” after Trump’s hard-edged speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday (September 19). Continue reading

02Jul/17

Qatar says demands are ‘made to be rejected’

ROME, ITALY / DOHA AND ABU SAMRA, QATAR-SAUDI ARABIA BORDER, QATAR / ANKARA, TURKEY
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Demands made of Qatar by four other Arab states were designed to be rejected, Doha’s foreign minister said on Saturday, explaining that their ultimatum was aimed not at tackling terrorism but at curtailing his country’s sovereignty. Scarlett Cvitanovich reports. Continue reading

12May/17

Study finds sea salt is contaminated with microplastics

Plastic waste we’ve been throwing in the ocean is now coming back to us via the food we eat.
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