Category Archives: International

NASA to Pay Russia $424 mln More for Lift Into Space

NASA said Tuesday it will pay $424 million more to Russia for giving US astronauts a lift to the International Space Statio The hefty bill includes the training and transporting of six astronauts to and from the ISS in 2016 and the first half of 2017 in Russian Soyuz spacecraft. That comes down to $70.6 million a seat, an increase of ... Read More »

Seven kills 68 Injures Suicide Attack at Quetta IGP House

The police chief of restive southwestern province of Balochistan narrowly escaped a suicide attack Sunday that killed at least seven people and wounded 68 others, officials said. Inspector General Mushtaq Sukhera had just entered his residence in the provincial capital Quetta when a suicide bomber in a vehicle laden with explosives blew themselves up outside. “At least two policemen, three paramilitary ... Read More »

Militants Enter Syria from Turkey

More than 90 percent of the foreign militants enter Syria via Turkish soil to fight Syrian military. The Saturday issue of Turkish paper Aydinlik also adds that a number of foreign militants have joined the Syrian opposition through Jordanian border. The Turkish daily wrote that the militants from Chechen, Egypt, Libya and Morocco enter Syria via Turkey. Quoting from the ... Read More »

‘Iran not paralyzed by US-led sanctions’

Iran’s Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance, Shamseddin Hosseini says US-led sanctions have not paralyzed the Islamic Republic, and pointed that some such bans have worked in favor of the country.During an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, Hosseini said “…I don’t believe that such sanctions have crippled us.”Some of such measures taken against the country’s economy have actually had a ... Read More »

China opposes military option on Syria

China has stressed its opposition to any military intervention in Syria while condemning the use of chemical weapons as a violation of international laws.According to Xinhua, Beijing disapproves of military interventions in any country and that position is also consistent and clear, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a press briefing on Friday. Hua called on all Syrian ... Read More »

Iran condemns the death of innocents in the US or anywhere else in the world.

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the Islamic Republic condemns the death of innocents in the US or anywhere else in the world.  According to Press TV, Ayatollah Khamenei told a group of Army commanders on Wednesday “Pursuant to Islamic logic, the Islamic Republic of Iran opposes any blast or the killing of innocents be it ... Read More »

Assad says West will pay for ‘supporting’ Qaeda

DAMASCUS: President Bashar al-Assad warned on Wednesday the West that it will pay a heavy price for its alleged support of Al-Qaeda in Syria and said his regime’s defeat is not an option. Assad, whose regime has been battling an uprising since March 2011, told state television Al-Ikhbariya in an interview that the West is playing with fire and that ... Read More »

High blood pressure afflicts 12 million in Bangladesh: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) raises alarm against high blood pressure or hypertension on the World Health Day-13 as the disease kills nearly 1.5 million in Southeast Asia and afflicts 12 million in Bangladesh. High blood pressure or hypertension kills nearly 1.5 million people every year in South-East Asia making it the single-most important risk factor for non communicable diseases ... Read More »

Egyptians protest near Saudi Embassy

Egyptian demonstrators have gathered outside the Saudi Embassy in the capital, Cairo, calling on Riyadh authorities to release Egyptian prisoners held in the kingdom without charge.   According to Press TV, shouting slogans against the Saudi regime on Wednesday, the protesters also demanded the freedom of Egyptian lawyer and rights activist Ahmed al-Gizawi, who has been arrested on charge of ... Read More »

Pope sends condolence message to Iran, Pakistan, quake victims

Leader of world Catholics, Pope Francis, in a message condoled with Iranian nation on occurrence of strong earthquake in Iran’s southern Sistan-o Balouchestan province, as well as southern parts of Pakistan. According to IRNA, Vatican Radio, Pope Francis appealed for solidarity with those affected by the earthquake that struck Iran and Pakistan on Tuesday afternoon. In his appeal, which came ... Read More »