Missing Kurdish tanker seen near Texas

An oil tanker loaded with approximately USD 100 million worth of disputed crude from Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region has been spotted near the US coast several days after vanishing.
 

UK manufacturing falls to 14-month low

Britain's manufacturing sector has registered its poorest performance in 14 months, fueling concerns over the country’s economic recovery, data shows.
 

Iran parl. team to visit PG states

An Iranian parliamentary delegation plans to visit the three Persian Gulf Arab states of Oman, Kuwait and Qatar in the near future, an Iranian lawmaker says.
 

US Sen. defends Israeli attacks on Gaza

US Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren has defended Israel’s bombings against the Palestinian people during the latest war in the besieged Gaza Strip.
 

Lesotho PM to return from 3-day exile

Lesotho's prime minister is set to return to the country after three days in exile in neighboring South Africa, where he fled following an apparent coup.
 

Israeli forces kidnap 6 Palestinians

Israeli forces have abducted at least six Palestinians from two villages and a refugee camp in the occupied West Bank.
 

Tehran to host annual AALCO summit

Iran will host the 53rd annual summit of the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO), which will focus on the significant issues of international law.
 

US will open second drone base in Niger

The US military is preparing to open a second drone base in Niger to allegedly track Takfiri militant groups in north and west Africa amid expanding its operations in the continent.
 

‘More Scots back independence from UK’

A newly-released poll shows support for Scottish independence is rising just weeks ahead of a referendum that could lead to Scotland breaking away from the UK.
 

Tehran to host Parvin E'tesami Filmfest

The eighth National and fourth International Parvin E'tesami Film Festival is scheduled to be held in the Iranian capital city of Tehran.
 

Iran Assembly of Experts summit opens

The 16th Summit of Iran’s Assembly of Experts has begun in the capital, Tehran, with the country’s senior officials in attendance.
 

US, allies can’t defeat Putin over Ukraine

The US and its European allies would not be able to defeat Russian President Vladimir Putin over the crisis in Ukraine because Moscow has lots of cards to play, an American author says.
 

‘No military solution to Ukraine crisis’

The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has warned Western powers that there is no military solution to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine as NATO leaders mull creating a very high-readiness force to counter Russia’s possible threats.
 

‘Israel digging own grave in Palestine’

Illegal Israeli settlers are in fact “digging their own grave” by grabbing more of the land the entire international community knows is Palestinian, an analyst writes in a column for Press TV.
 

Israel land grab draws global criticism

The Israeli regime’s plan to grab hundreds of hectares of Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank has drawn worldwide condemnations.
 

11 Egypt policemen killed in Sinai bomb blast

Officer, 10 conscripts killed in roadside bomb blast that struck their armoured vehicle on road leading to Rafah.
 

Fast food workers will protest in US

American fast food workers are planning to stage nationwide demonstrations across the United States to protest against their low wages.
 

UK accused of Hong Kong ‘interference’

Chinese authorities have demanded Britain not to carry out an inquiry into the situation in Hong Kong, accusing UK of “highly inappropriate interference” in its affairs.
 

‘Melbourne’ gains intl. acclaim in Italy

Iranian drama Melbourne directed by Nima Javidi has received critical acclaim at the 71st Venice International Film Festival in Italy.
 

Pakistan parl. to hold joint session

Pakistan is to hold a joint session of parliament to discuss the ongoing political turmoil amid persistent anti-government protests.