‘Bans may make Russia more independent’

 

Lightning kills 1, injures 13 in LA

 

Death toll in E Ukraine reaches 1,129

The United Nations says at least 1,129 people have been killed since Kiev launched its military operations three months ago against pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine.
 

Iran urges Muslim action against Israel

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has called on the Muslim countries to take action in regional and international arenas to end the Israeli regime’s attacks against Gaza and facilitate the delivery of food and medical supplies to the besieged coastal sliver.
 

Israel resumes Gaza attack on Fitr

Israel has continued to pound the Gaza Strip for the 21st consecutive day despite international calls for a ceasefire.
 

Iran raps attack on Nigeria Quds rally

Iran has strongly deplored a deadly assault by Nigerian forces on a group of demonstrators taking part in the rallies held in support of the Palestinian nation on International Quds Day.
 

Israeli forces, Palestinians clash in WB

Israeli forces have clashed with Palestinian demonstrators following Eid al-Fitr prayers in the West Bank, Press TV reports.
 

‘Gaza war prelude to Israel collapse’

A senior Iranian commander has slammed the Israeli regime’s military offensive against the Gaza Strip, saying the bloody war on the besieged Palestinian land will trigger the regime’s downfall.
 

18 killed in militant attack in Philippines

At least 18 people, including children, have lost their lives during a militant attack in the remote southern Philippine town of Talipao, the military says.
 

UK passport workers set to strike

Thousands of British passport workers are set to strike over staff shortages, which they say have caused the country's ongoing backlog crisis.
 

US: Images show Russia’s attacks

The United States says it possesses satellite images showing Russia firing rockets into eastern Ukraine and dispatching artillery to pro-Russian forces fighting in the country.
 

Rouhani offers congrats on Eid al-Fitr

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has extended his felicitations to the heads of states and people of Muslim countries on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.
 

Nasrallah hails Iran’s support

Hezbollah Secretary General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah has lauded the Iranian nation’s “firm” and “permanent” support for the resistance front, saying unity among Muslims will foil all enemy plots.
 

Takfiris kidnap Cameroon vice PM wife

Boko Haram Takfiri militants have kidnapped the wife of Cameroon's vice prime minister during a deadly attack in the northern town of Kolofata, officials says.
 

Israel to continue offensive in Gaza

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel will continue its military operations in Gaza regardless of the high civilian casualties.
 

Tanker with Kurdish oil to unload cargo

The US Coast Guard has cleared a tanker carrying crude oil from Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan region to unload its $100 million cargo at sea, off Texas.
 

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.