Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Crisis

Seoul says North fired ballistic missile towards Sea of Japan

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff has confirmed the launch of a ballistic missile by the neighboring North towards the Sea of Japan on Tuesday. In September, Pyongyang conducted a series of new missile tests.

Russia halts diplomatic ties with NATO

Russia has announced the suspension of NATO information bureau in Moscow. The country says it will also halt the operations of its mission to NATO. It comes after the bloc expelled eight Russian diplomats for alleged ‘undisclosed espionage' at its Brussels headquarters.

OIC chief: Afghanistan not a safe haven for terrorists

The secretary general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation has warned about Afghanistan turning into a safe haven for terror groups like Daesh.

China: US, Canada threatening peace and stability in Taiwan Strait

The Chinese military has lashed out at the United States and Canada for sending warships through the Taiwan Strait. Beijing says the North American nations were threatening peace and stability in the region.

UN: Syrian govt., opposition agree to begin drafting constitution

The Syrian government and opposition groups have agreed to start drafting a new constitution, the United Nations (UN) says. The drafting committee is comprised of 45 members from the Syrian government, opposition, and civil societies.

Russia reports record-high daily COVID deaths

The number of people who have died of the coronavirus in a single day in Russia has reached a new record. The country has reported 1,002 deaths on Saturday. Russia’s health care system has been facing mounting strain in the recent weeks.

Brazil president facing ‘criminal charges’ over COVID response

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro could face 11 criminal charges after the country’s Senate investigated the government’s handling of the Coronavirus pandemic, according to the senator in charge of the probe.

Iran strongly condemns terrorists attack in Kandahar

The Iranian Foreign Ministry has issued a statement in condemnation of Friday’s terrorist attack in Kandahar, Afghanistan. The attack, a bomb blast, happened at the Fatemieh Mosque in Kandahar.

Second Iran shipment of relief aid in Kunduz

A second Iranian plane carrying aid for those affected by the recent terrorist blast in Kunduz, Afghanistan has arrived in the province.

Dozens killed, many wounded as blast hits Afghan Shia mosque

An explosion has rocked a Shia mosque in the Afghan city of Kandahar during Friday prayers. At least 32 people were killed and dozens more injured. The death toll is expected to rise. The incident comes a week after a Daesh-claimed bombing at another Shia mosque in Kunduz took lives of dozens.

Two more UK energy suppliers collapse, 250k affected

The UK’s energy supply market took another hit on Wednesday after two more companies collapsed. The fresh wave of crisis has affected hundreds of thousands of British customers.

US planning to resume Afghanistan flights

The US State Department plans to resume evacuation flights from Afghanistan by the end of this year. The move would help American citizens, residents and some visa applicants leave the country.

Putin: Arms race underway since US pullout from ABM Treaty

The United States triggered an arms race after its unilateral withdrawal from the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty almost two decades ago, Russian President Vladimir Putin says.

Protest Rally Held in Downtown Tehran against Power Cuts

A number of shop owners at Aladdin and Charsou shopping malls in downtown Tehran have held a rally to protest power cuts at the renowned mobile markets.

IRGC Chief Vows to Solve Water Problems in Southern Iran

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Chief says the IRGC stands with the people of Khuzestan province to solve the problems in the southern province.

Ayatollah Khamenei Urges Officials to Resolve Water Shortage in Southern Iran

The Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution has called for the swift resolution of the water shortage problems of people in the south of country, especially Khuzestan province whose people have been holding massive protests in recent days.

Iran Welcomes Cessation of Hostilities in Karabakh

Iran’s Foreign Ministry has, in a statement, welcomed the recent agreement reached between the Azerbaijan Republic, Armenia and Russia to end the Karabakh conflict.

Iran Unveils Details of Initiative to Resolve Nagorno-Karabakh Crisis

The Iranian foreign minister has announced details of Tehran’s initiative to help settle the Nagorno-Karabakh crisis.

Iran’s Envoy Meets Armenian PM to Discuss Nagorno-Karabakh Crisis

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Abbas Araqchi has submitted to Armenia Tehran’s initiative to help settle the Nagorno-Karabakh crisis.

Iran’s Envoy Meets Azeri President in Baku Before Visiting Moscow

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs has sat down with the Azerbaijan Republic’s President Ilham Aliyev in the Azeri capital, Baku.

Iran, Russia Have No Disagreement on Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: Ex-Envoy

Iran’s former ambassador to the Azerbaijan Republic says Tehran and Moscow see eye to eye when it comes to the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

Iran’s Military Says Ready to Set up Field Hospitals to Treat COVID-19 Patients

A senior Iranian military commander says the Armed Forces stand ready to set up makeshift hospitals to treat coronavirus patients if need be.

Iran Says Its Joint Initiative with Russia, Turkey Can End Karabakh Dispute

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has informed Baku of a joint initiative by Tehran, Moscow, and Ankara to settle the decades-old dispute over the Nagorno-Karabakh region.

Official Hails Baku’s Call for Iran to Play Pivotal Role in Maintaining Peace

A top Iranian official has welcomed the Azerbaijan Republic’s proposal that Iran, Russia and Turkey play a more pivotal role in maintaining peace and stability in the region.

Iran Praises Russian Mediation to End Karabakh Fighting

The chief of staff of the Iranian president has commended Russia for its mediation in the fighting between the Republic of Azerbaijan and Armenia, saying Tehran welcomes a ceasefire and an end to the fighting in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.

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