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Two young men were shot dead on a second night of protests over water shortages in southwest Iran. Iran faces its worst drought in 50 years, with protests erupting in several towns and villages in Khuzestan province over the water crisis, which has affected households, devastated agriculture and the breeding and leads to blackouts. The …

LONDON – The British Minister for Health has said he has tested positive for the coronavirus and is showing mild symptoms. Health Secretary Sajid Javid said he had tested positive with a rapid test and is self-isolating while awaiting the results of a more accurate PCR test. Javid said on Saturday: “I am grateful to …

Presenting the Slovenian Presidency’s foreign affairs priorities to the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, Foreign Minister Anže Logar was questioned by MEPs on an unofficial document on the redistribution of the borders of the Western Balkans, the situation in North Macedonia and Albania, and the recent statements by Prime Minister Janez Janša on Iran and …

Four Iranian nationals have been accused of attempting to kidnap Iranian-American human rights activist and journalist Masih Alinejad in New York City and return her to Iran for imprisonment Four Iranian nationals were charged Tuesday with conspiring to kidnap a journalist in New York and smuggle her out of the country to Iran, the Justice …

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday urged Iranian dissidents to “continue the fight” against the radical regime in Tehran, as a prominent dissident group meets at the top to renew calls for an Iran secular and democratic. “We must continue to support the Iranian people as they fight for a freer and more …

Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi plans to visit Iran, possibly in mid-August, to forge ties with his new government led by a hard-core conservative, diplomatic sources said on Friday. Motegi is expected to meet his Iranian counterpart as Japan aims to strengthen its traditionally friendly ties with Iran and discuss with the administration of President-elect …

Iranian officials have expressed support for the Afghan people following the recent instability in Afghanistan and accused the foreign military presence of being a factor behind the security problems in the country. “The security of Afghanistan is very important to Iran, but the security in Afghanistan must be provided by the Afghans themselves,” Iranian President-elect …

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan receives Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the Presidential Airport in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on November 27, 2019. WAM / Handout via REUTERS DUBAI, July 5 (Reuters) – Rare public disagreements between the UAE and Saudi Arabia over OPEC policy point to growing …

The last: South Africa’s COVID-19 resurgence, centered in Johannesburg and driven by the delta variant, sets a record number of new daily cases, health officials said on Sunday. More than 26,000 new cases were reported on Saturday, up from 24,000 the day before, according to the National Institute of Communicable Diseases, surpassing the country’s highest …

PProfessor Christophe Fraser, an infectious disease epidemiologist at the University of Oxford, said the NHS Test and Trace app only tells recipients to self-isolate if they are at risk of becoming infected, as a result of criticism that he is interviewing too wide a range of people. The expert who advised the Department of Health …