Ryabkov: IAEA not authorized to inspect Iran military sites

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SHAFAQNA- Speaking to TASS news agency on Saturday, Ryabkov said: 'I would like to say absolutely clear and directly that acquiring some false topicality the theme of the IAEA work on Section T of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)…

Two bomb attacks targeted two Shia mosques in Kabul, over 70 killed

SHAFAQNA- At least 72 people, including women and children, have been killed and scores of others injured in two bomb attacks that targeted two Shia mosques in Afghanistan. The first explosion rocked Imam Zaman mosque in the western…

Iraqi PM, Military Announce Hawijah Liberation from ISIL

SHAFAQNA- Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said armed forces have liberated the strategic town of Hawijah, kicking the Takfiri group out of its last bastion in the northern part of the Arab state. Speaking from the French capital,…

9 killed, 30 injured in Sufi shrine blast in Balochistan

SHAFAQNA- By Aamir Latif Nineteen people were killed and 30 others injured in a suicide blast at a shrine in southwestern Balochistan province on Thursday, according to officials and local media reports. A suspected suicide bomber blew…

Taxi drivers in Prague protest Uber, block access to airport

SHAFAQNA - Czech taxi drivers are blocking a major road to Prague’s international airport to protest Uber and other ride-hailing services, AP reported Monday. The protest began in the morning with taxis driving slowly in both directions on…

More than 2mn refugees flee conflicts, violence this year - UN

SHAFAQNA - More than two million people have been forced to flee as refugees this year because of conflicts and violence, according to the UN refugee chief. Filippo Grandi told UNHCR’s annual executive committee meeting in Geneva that war-ravaged…

Twin suicide attack at Damascus police station leaves several dead - report

SHAFAQNA - Two suicide bombers attacked a police station in the Syrian capital Damascus on Monday, state television said, citing the Interior Ministry. Al-Mayadeen TV channel said four militants carried out the attack, killing more than 10 people.…

Iraq & Iran to conduct joint military exercise – media

SHAFAQNA - The armed forces of Iran and Iraq plan to conduct joint military drills on the border in the coming days, Tasnim news agency reports, citing the Iranian Deputy Chief of Staff Massoud Jazayeri. The official added that necessary measures…

Five injured, four detained in two ‘linked’ stabbing incidents in Sheffield

SHAFAQNA - Five people were injured in two stabbings in Sheffield city centre early Saturday morning, South Yorkshire Police tweeted. “We are dealing with two linked stabbing incidents in Sheffield city centre in the early hours of Saturday…

Hundreds protest against Catalonia independence vote in Barcelona

SHAFAQNA - Hundreds of people took to the streets of the Catalan capital Barcelona on Saturday, to denounce the upcoming referendum on the region’s separation from Spain. The vote is scheduled to take place on Sunday. Anti-independence protesters…

World would ‘breathe sigh of relief’ if Russia, US mended ties - Lavrov

SHAFAQNA - A number of international issues today require cooperation between Moscow and Washington, and the world is expecting this from the two states, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Friday. The world would“breathe with…

US embassy issues warning about neo-Nazi demonstration in Gothenburg, Sweden

SHAFAQNA - The US embassy in Sweden has issued a warning to its citizens ahead of a planned neo-Nazi march in Gothenburg on Saturday. The diplomats said the event could turn violent. The demonstration has been organized by the Nazi group Nordic…

Blast near Shiite mosque in Afghan capital causes casualties – officials

SHAFAQNA - Suicide attackers hit the Afghan capital Kabul on Friday near a large Shiite mosque, causing several casualties, Reuters reported, citing officials and witnesses. The blast hit the Qala-e Fatehullah area, near the Hussainya mosque.…

French unions block fuel depots in protest against labor reforms

SHAFAQNA - French trade unionists blocked access on Monday to several fuel depots in protest against an overhaul of employment laws, seeking to test the government’s will to reform the economy. In southern France, protesters’ unions set…

Uber CEO apologizes to London users for company’s mistakes

SHAFAQNA - The new CEO of Uber offered contrition for past mistakes on Monday, just days after London’s transport authority said it would scrap the company’s operating license. Dara Khosrowshahi issued a letter to London’s Evening Standard…

Putin to meet with Erdogan in Ankara on September 28 - Kremlin

SHAFAQNA - Russian and Turkish Presidents Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan have agreed in a telephone conversation to meet in Ankara on September 28, TASS reported Monday. “It has been decided… to continue exchange of opinions on…