US looking at military options for Russia

Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey says the Pentagon is looking at possible military responses to Russia’s actions in Ukraine.
 

IKCO to work with French carmakers

Iran’s leading auto manufacturer, Iran Khodro Company (IKCO), has announced plans to cooperate with French automakers Renault and PSA Peugeot Citroen to produce four new vehicles in Iran.
 

‘Iran to launch 10 refineries in S Pars’

Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh says 10 new refineries are expected to come on-stream in South Pars region in the south of the country.
 

Americans mark Quds Day, slam Israel

Thousands of people took to the streets in several cities across the United States on Friday to express anger at Israel’s atrocities in the besieged Gaza strip.
 

Hamas, Israel to observe 12-hour truce

 

‘Nigeria detains Kaduna blasts suspect’

Nigeria has arrested a man in connection with two separate bombings in the northern city of Kaduna, the Defense Ministry says.
 

Afghan Taliban warns against US pact

Taliban’s leader in Afghanistan has warned against the presence of US-led troops in the country after 2014, saying it means more fighting.
 

Death toll from Israel war keeps rising

The Palestinian death toll from the ongoing Israel’s aerial and ground attacks on the besieged Gaza Strip keeps rising dramatically.
 

'2 Egyptian officers killed in Sinai'

Two senior officers have been killed by unknown gunmen in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, a security source says.
 

Most US people executed not evil: Study

A new study shows that prisoners put to death in the US are hardly ever the worst of the worst criminals.
 

Iran cineastes condemn crimes in Gaza

Many Iranian cineastes have expressed their criticism over the world’s silence on the ongoing Israeli war crimes in Gaza Strip.
 

Gaza war death toll rises to 940

The death toll from Israel’s brutal attacks on the Gaza Strip rose to 940 as more Palestinian bodies are pulled out of the rubble despite a 12-hour ceasefire.
 

Gaza war death toll rises to 961

The death toll from Israel’s brutal attacks on the Gaza Strip rose to 961 as more Palestinian bodies are pulled out of the rubble despite a 12-hour ceasefire.
 

Probe launched into UK’s Big Society

The Charity Commission has launched an investigation into allegations that British Prime Minister David Cameron’s Big Society Network misused government funds.
 

Turks urge Israeli missions closure

Hundreds of Turkish protesters have held demonstrations on International Quds Day, demanding the closure of the Israeli missions in Turkey.
 

350k Somalis in need of food aid: UN

More than 350,000 people in Somalia’s capital city of Mogadishu are in acute need of food aid, the United Nations has warned.
 

Iran self-sufficient in diesel fuel

Iran's Oil Minister says the country has become self-sufficient in the production of diesel fuel.
 

EU sanctions hit Russia intel. chiefs

The European Union has targeted two Russian intelligence chiefs with its sanctions, after announcing it was working on adopting tougher economic sanctions against Moscow.
 

CAR Seleka military chief rejects truce

The military chief of the mostly Muslim Seleka group in the Central African Republic (CAR) has refused to accept a recent ceasefire with anti-Balaka Christian militants.
 

Netanyahu imperils Israel’s future: Zbig

US foreign policy guru Zbigniew Brzezinski says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is isolating Israel and “endangering its longer-range future” by attacking the Gaza Strip.