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Venezuela quake upgraded to 7.3, ‘hazardous tsunami waves’ possible

A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 has struck the northern coast of Venezuela, according to the USGS. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has issued a warning for coastal areas within a 300 km radius of the epicenter, RT English reported.

22 August 2018 01:50 AM

Two charged in US with spying for Iran

Two Iranians have been charged in the US with spying for the Tehran government - photographing Jewish institutions and collecting information on the Iranian opposition, the BBC has said.

21 August 2018 11:20 PM

Jet crashes in US's Arizona, two killed

A homemade plane has crashed into the middle of an intersection in Phoenix, killing one passenger and critically injuring another, the Daily Mail has said.

21 August 2018 11:10 PM

Terrorist arrested in western Baghdad

A terrorist has been arrested in western Baghdad, according to Security Media Center.

21 August 2018 09:27 PM

Bomb goes off in eastern Baghdad, two wounded

Two people have been wounded after a bomb went off in eastern Baghdad, according to a security source.

21 August 2018 09:06 PM

US sanctions Russian ships for North Korea trade

The U.S. sanctioned owners of six Russian ships over claims they are helping transfer refined petroleum products to North Korean vessels in violation of international prohibitions, as tensions with both Moscow and Pyongyang intensify, Bloomberg has said.

21 August 2018 08:54 PM

Britain presses for more EU sanctions against Russia

Britain will press the European Union on Tuesday to increase sanctions against Russia, saying it should stand "shoulder to shoulder" with the United States, which hit Moscow with new economic restrictions this month, euronews has said.

21 August 2018 08:36 PM

Several Houthi militiamen killed as Yemeni army advances

More than 23 members of the Houthi militia were killed and others were detained in battles in As Sawadiyah District in Al Bayda Governorate, Al-Arabiya has said.

21 August 2018 08:18 PM

Bahrain stops issuing entry visas for Qatari citizens

Bahrain has announced on Tuesday that due to the continuous aggressive irresponsible actions by the Qatari government against Bahrain, the kingdom decided to stop issuing entry visas to Qatari citizens, Al-Arabiya has said.

21 August 2018 08:08 PM

Trump lashes out at Facebook, Twitter for closing anti-terror pages

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that it is "very dangerous" for social media companies like Twitter and Facebook to silence voices on their services.

21 August 2018 04:30 PM

Several Houthi militiamen killed as Yemeni army advances

More than 23 members of the Houthi militia were killed and others were detained in battles in As Sawadiyah District in Al Bayda Governorate, Al-Arabiya reported.

21 August 2018 02:41 PM

Kurdish blocs call for accelerating parl’t largest bloc formation process

The head of Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) parliamentary bloc in the previous parliament, Areez Abdullah said that Kurdish blocs call on political blocs in Baghdad to accelerate the formation of the parliament’s largest bloc formation in order to hold dialogues on the formation of the new government.

21 August 2018 02:03 PM

In Pictures: Eid al-Adha celebrations take place around the world

Muslims around the world are celebrating one of the most important festivals in the Islamic calendar with prayers, family gatherings and animal sacrifices.

21 August 2018 01:33 PM

Iraq to ask U.S. for exemptions on some Iran sanctions

Iraq’s economy is so closely linked to Iran that Baghdad is going to ask Washington for permission to ignore some U.S. sanctions on its neighbor, Iraqi government and central bank officials said.

21 August 2018 12:54 PM

Oil firm on tighter U.S. outlook

Oil prices held firm on Tuesday, with U.S. fuel markets seen to be tightening, although the release of crude from the American strategic reserve somewhat offset an expected supply cut due to upcoming sanctions against Iran, Reuters reported.

21 August 2018 12:07 PM

Masum to call for holding parl’t first session on August 30: source

Well-informed source said on Tuesday that Iraq’s President Fuad Masum will invite the parliament to hold its first session on August 30.

21 August 2018 11:28 AM

Two arrested for allegedly spying for Iran in U.S.

Two Iranian men were indicted on Monday for allegedly spying for Tehran in the United States, including conducting surveillance at a Jewish facility and gathering information on backers of the militant Iranian opposition Mujahideen-e Khalq, the Justice Department said.

21 August 2018 11:11 AM

UN Secretary-General congratulates Muslims on Eid al-Adha

Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres congratulated on Tuesday Muslim people on the occasion of Eid al-Adha.

21 August 2018 10:49 AM

IED explosion wounds 2 in Baghdad

Security source said that two people were wounded in an improvised explosive device (IED) explosion in Baghdad.

21 August 2018 10:22 AM

Several blasts heard in Afghan capital Kabul

Several explosions were heard in the diplomatic district of the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday, but there was no immediate information on casualties, Reuters witnesses and a security official said.

21 August 2018 09:51 AM

Trump says 'most likely' to meet North Korea's Kim again

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he would “most likely” meet again with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, while defending his efforts to convince Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons.

21 August 2018 09:24 AM

Bolton: Iran among four countries attempting to meddle in US election

an is one of the four countries the US is most concerned about meddling in its upcoming November midterm elections, National Security Adviser John Bolton said on Sunday, according to Jerusalem Post.

20 August 2018 11:47 PM

Iraqi forces kill two suicide bombers in Nineveh

Two suicide bombers have been killed in Nineveh's district of Tal Afar, according to Security Media Center, which said the Iraqi forces seized the motorcycles used by the terrorists.

20 August 2018 11:01 PM

When is Eid Al-Adha and how is it celebrated?

Muslims around the world are preparing to celebrate Eid al-Adha, one of the two most important festivals in the Muslim calendar, the Week UK reports.

20 August 2018 09:54 PM

10,000 troopers deployed to secure Eid al-Adha celebrations

Plan to secure Eid al-Adha celebrations has already been implemented, with 10,000 troopers being deployed to secure shrines, parks and tourist places, according to Major Gen. Faysal Al-Abadi, commander of Diyala police forces.

20 August 2018 09:39 PM

ISIS terrorist, who helped launch group's site on Telegram, arrested in Mosul

Iraqi forces on Monday arrested an ISIS terrorist who is one of the founders of the group's site on Telegram in Mosul.

20 August 2018 07:24 PM

Iran tells EU to speed up efforts to save nuclear deal

Iran urged Europe on Monday to speed up efforts to salvage a 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and major powers that U.S. President Donald Trump abandoned in May, saying French oil group Total has formally pulled out a major gas project, Reuters said.

20 August 2018 07:11 PM

U.S.-led coalition service member killed in Iraq crash

A member of the U.S.-led military coalition fighting ISIS militants was killed and several injured when their helicopter crashed on a counter-terrorism mission in Iraq late on Sunday, the coalition said, according to Reuters.

20 August 2018 06:36 PM

Death toll nears 400 in India's flood-hit Kerala, dozens missing

The death toll in India’s southern state of Kerala rose on Monday to nearly 400 after its worst flood in a century, as authorities handed out medicine and disinfectants to ward off disease in thousands of relief camps, Reuters has said.

20 August 2018 06:16 PM

Allawi calls for an urgent national meeting

The head of al-Wataniya Coalition Ayad Allawi called for holding an urgent national meeting in order to discuss a unified national program based on true partnership.

20 August 2018 03:09 PM

U.S. helicopter crashes in Iraq injuring several soldiers

An American special operations helicopter crashed early Monday morning in Iraq, injuring several U.S. service members onboard, Newsweek reported.

20 August 2018 02:55 PM

Oil giant Total has pulled out of Iran and giant gas project, reports say

French oil giant Total has officially left Iran and abandoned its deal to develop a giant natural gas field in the country, Iran's oil minister reportedly told state television Monday, leaving the isolated republic to look for a replacement.

20 August 2018 02:32 PM