Kayhan Kalhor to perform in US capital

Iranian musician and Kamancheh virtuoso Kayhan Kalhor is planning to stage its music programs in Washington, D.C., United States.
 

Roadside bomb kills girl in Thailand

A roadside bomb explosion has killed one person and wounded seven others in Thailand’s southern province of Pattani.
 

Palestinian envoy raps UN statement

Palestinian envoy to the United Nations has criticized the UN Security Council for not adopting a resolution against the Israeli regime over its three-week-long aggression in the Gaza Strip.
 

Ukraine fighting stops MH17 site visit

International experts have been prevented from visiting the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine due to heavy fighting in the area. 
 

Turkey to host Iran music ensemble

Iranian choral music group, Mahan Ensemble, has been selected to perform at Korofest music festival in the Turkish city of Istanbul.
 

Iran urges pressure on Israel over Gaza

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has called for putting pressure on the Israeli regime to end its relentless attacks against Palestinians in Gaza.
 

Israel admits attacking UN school

The Israeli army has acknowledged that its forces fired a mortar shell into a UN-run school in Gaza, killing 16 Palestinians who had sought refuge there.
 

Albright: Putin living in his own world

Former US secretary of state Madeleine Albright has criticized Russian President Vladimir Putin over the current crisis in Ukraine.
 

10 Japanese die of heat wave

At least ten Japanese have died of a heat wave that swept through the country over the weekend.
 

‘Muslim states must help end Gaza siege’

The Iranian foreign minister has called on Muslim countries to step up diplomatic efforts to help end Israel’s crippling blockade on Gaza amid the regime’s fatal assaults on the Palestinian territory.
 

Warning of Tripoli catastrophe after huge oil depot blaze

Libyan firefighters have failed to put out huge oil tank blaze started by clashes around Tripoli airport.
 

US, UN call for immediate Gaza ceasefire

Lull in fighting in Gaza during beginning of Eid al-Fitr, after day of strikes, counter-strikes between Hamas and Israel.
 

The Metamorphosis of Bashar al-Assad, by Thierry Meyssan

Since the retirement of Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez’s death and the interdiction of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to nominate a candidate in Iran’s (...) [Voltaire Network]
 

'US proof of Russian fire in Ukraine released via email, social media is fake'

The US State Department has released satellite images via email which it says act as “evidence” that Russia is firing rockets at Ukrainian troops across the ...
 

Oh Irony! US joins Gaza peace calls while being major arms supplier to Israel

Many weapons used by Israel come from the US, a major supplier to the IDF. RT's Marina Portnaya reports. RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! http:/...
 

UN joins US in calling for immediate ceasefire in Gaza

Security Council releases statement urging truce during Eid al-Fitr as Obama voices concern at civilian toll, in call with Netanyahu.
 

Haaretz: Kerry Ceasefire Proposal Called for Open Israel-Gaza Borders

A draft of US Secretary of State John Kerry's ceasefire proposal that was shown to Israeli officials on Friday called for the opening of Gaza-Zionist border crossings and ensuring "the economic livelihood" of Palestinians in the Strip, an Israeli newspaper reported Sunday.
 

Libyan Army, Militants Clash in Benghazi Leaves 38 Killed

At least 38 people, mostly soldiers, were killed in 24 hours of fierce fighting between the Libyan army and militants in the eastern city of Benghazi, officials said Sunday
 

UK Warns Citizens against Travelling to Libya

Britain was on Sunday advising its citizens against travelling to strife-torn Libya and urged all those currently in the country to leave, although its embassy in Tripoli remains open
 

Investigations Resume over Air Algerie Crash, Lebanese Delegation Head to Mali

French investigators Sunday scoured through the debris of a shattered Air Algerie jetliner in Mali's remote desert north to get to the cause of the third global air disaster in eight days