Thousands have rallied across Turkey and major European cities to express solidarity with the Syrian Kurdish border town of Kobani, which has been under ISIL terror attacks in recent weeks, Press TV reports.
In an international show of support for Kobani, the demonstrators took to the streets in Turkey’s capital, Ankara, and the cities of Istanbul and Izmir as well as European cities, including Rome, Brussels, Hamburg, London,
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the Islamic Republic is very serious on reaching a deal with the P5+1 group of world powers over the country’s nuclear energy program.
“In the Islamic Republic of Iran, there has been a strong political will for [the conclusion of] an agreement and therefore Tehran is very serious in the talks to find a solution [to the nuclear issue],” Zarif told his Chinese counterpart Wang
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, US Secretary of State John Kerry and outgoing EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton will hold talks on Tehran’s nuclear issue in Oman early next month.
US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said on Friday that Zarif, Kerry and Ashton are slated to meet in the Omani capital Muscat on November 9-10 to discuss steps toward a comprehensive final deal on Iran’s civilian nuclear
TEHRAN (FNA)- More than one in four children in the UK are now living in poverty and the number is rising sharply because of the Government’s harsh austerity measures, the United Nations Children’s Fund warned.
In its Children of the Recession report, published on Wednesday, the UNICEF revealed that child poverty in the UK increased by 1.6 percent to 25.6 percent following the 2008 recession, The Independent
The British prime minister says his country will refuse to pay a £1.7-billion bill demanded as budget contribution by the European Union (EU), calling the Union’s behavior “appalling.”
"We are not suddenly going to take out our checkbook and write a check for two billion euros (USD 2.5 billion); it is not happening," said David Cameron in a news conference on the sidelines of an EU summit over the member states’ climate
At least five Britons are travelling to Iraq and Syria every week to join the ISIL Takfiri group, the UK s most senior police officer says.
The figure, according to the Metropolitan police commissioner, Bernard Hogan-Howe, represents a "minimum" and “the drumbeat of terrorism in Britain” is now “faster and more intense”.
"We still have an average of five people joining them a week. Five a week doesn t sound much
Protesters have gathered on the streets of Paris in support for Kurdish fighters in the Syrian city of Kobani.
Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of the French capital Paris on Saturday, demanding that Western governments take immediate action to liberate the besieged Syrian town.
The demonstrators also hailed the Kurdish fighters’ resistance against the Takfiri ISIL militants.
Members of the French Kurdish
Israel has expressed anger at the British parliament’s vote in favor of recognizing the state of Palestine.
The Israeli Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that the vote in favor of recognizing Palestine as a state risks undermining efforts for what it called “real peace with Palestinians.”
Meanwhile, Britain s Ambassador to Israel, Matthew Gould, said public sentiment in the UK and around the world has shifted against
The British Parliament has passed a non-binding resolution to recognize the Palestinian state with a majority of the votes.
British Members of Parliament (MPs) voted in favor of the motion with a majority of 274 to 12 after a six-hour debate on Monday.
The debate was initiated in the House of Commons by Labour MP Graham Morris, who said that the UK is morally responsible to take action because of its history as a colonial
Germany’s Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier says his country is attempting to convince both Iran and Turkey to join the coalition against the Takfiri ISIL militants.
In an interview with German Tagesspiegel daily, Steinmeier added that longstanding animosities in the Middle East should be solved as an effort to ensure a united front against the ISIL terrorist group.
"We are trying to convince the Arab countries,
Over 20,000 Kurds have staged a protest rally in Germany against the ISIL Takfiri terrorists’ attacks in Syria.
Police said the protest was held in the western German city of Dusseldorf on Saturday as it was called by several Kurdish organizations to censure assaults by the ISIL militants on Kurdish towns in Syria, particularly the besiegement of the town of Kobani.
The protest comes as Berlin is concerned about a spillover
British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says London has “not ruled out” taking part in airstrikes against ISIL militants in Syria.
The British foreign secretary made the remarks during a visit to Washington.
Hammond said the UK would consider participating in airstrikes against the militants in Syria if the United States requested assistance.
“We would also frankly need to be in a position where public and
Kurds have taken to the streets in Istanbul and some other cities across Europe to slam ISIL attacks on the Syrian town of Kobani and the international inaction.
According to reports on Monday, thousands of Turkish Kurds poured into the streets of Istanbul and other Turkish cities to express solidarity with the people of the Syrian city of Kobani. They also denounced Ankara’s stance toward the ISIL terrorists.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says a no-fly zone should be established over Syria, claiming that such a zone is required to protect part of the country from attacks by Syria s air force.
"A no-fly zone must be declared and this no fly-zone must be secured," Erdogan told reporters on Friday on his return from the 69th annual session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, the Associated Press reported.
A newly-released online video shows some people in ISIL clothes with the group’s flag travelling freely in the Turkish city of Istanbul.
The video filmed on the Istanbul metro shows two young men wearing ISIL T-shirts freely heading for their destination.
This comes as shops in several countries have been promoting ISIL clothes, toy equipment and gifts.
The footage has raised major concerns that those purchasing such clothes are
Addressing the 69th session of the UN General Assembly in New York on Thursday, Cameron said Iran “could be part of the solution” in defeating the terrorist group. “Iran s leaders could help in defeating the threat from ISIL,” Cameron said.
The British premier added that Iranian authorities “could help secure a more stable, inclusive Iraq, and a more stable, inclusive Syria,” and urged the international
“Iran is far towards the top of our priorities for mid-term measures that will help reduce our reliance on Russian gas supplies,” an unnamed European Commission source involved in developing EU energy strategy told Reuters on Wednesday. “Iran s gas could come to Europe quite easily and politically there is a clear rapprochement between Tehran and the West,” the source noted.
During a Tuesday meeting with his
The Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Borge Brende, said on Tuesday that the Palestinian issue is in a critical phase and that the upcoming months will be crucial with regard to the political and economic developments in Palestine.
During a speech to the Ad-Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC) meeting in New York, Brende said that the donor countries should provide the necessary fund needed for rebuilding Gaza, adding that easing the
Unemployment rate in Portugal has hit a new record high of 17.7 percent in the first quarter of 2013, data show.
Portugal’s National Statistics Institute (INE) said on Thursday that
the number of jobless people rose from 16.9 percent in the fourth
quarter of last year to 17.7 percent in the first quarter of 2013.
Youth unemployment also rose to 42 percent in the first quarter of
2013, from 36 percent a year earlier,
A senior Norwegian diplomat has lashed out at the Tel Aviv regime saying the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories is “redefining” the relationship between Norway and Israel.
British Prime Minister David Cameron has revealed his government’s intentions to get more deeply involved with the civil war in Syria by supplying terrorists fighting the country’s popular government with heavy weaponry.
Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has criticized the electoral systems in the United States and Europe, saying elections have turned into a battleground for the capitalists.
The Iranian ambassador to the United Nations has slammed the recent report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Tehran’s nuclear energy program.
Workers in the Greek capital, Athens, have gone on a two-day strike to protest the government’s proposed tough austerity measures.
British Prime Minister David Cameron resorts to Iranophobia to sell weapons to Arab dictatorships in the Middle East region.
A political analyst says the US and European countries are sacrificing the well-being of their own people for the sake of the Israeli regime.
Italian police forces have clashed with protesters who demand an end to harsh austerity measures introduced by the government of Prime Minister Mario Monti.
Several thousand Spaniards have taken to the streets in the capital Madrid to express their disapproval of government public sector cuts and tax hikes while offering financial support to ailing banks.
Thousands of Italians have poured into the streets in the capital Rome to protest against tough austerity measures introduced by the government of Prime Minister Mario Monti.
The British media published reports on Thursday that London has rebuffed a request from Washington to use British bases near the Middle East for a possible attack on Iran...
Official data show that Spanish unemployment rate has exceeded 25 percent in the third quarter of 2012 as the country continues to grapple with economic woes.
Members of Hungary’s Jobbik ultra-nationalist party have burned an Israeli flag in front of a major synagogue in the capital Budapest, calling on the government to cut diplomatic and economic ties with the Tel Aviv regime.
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei sent a message to Hajj pilgrims.
Iranian Oil Minister Rostam Qasemi says Tehran will halt oil exports if more sanctions are imposed on the country.
The British High Court has been told that the country’s assistance in the US assassination drone strikes against the Pakistani soil may involve acts of encouraging murder or war crimes.
Britain’s Culture Secretary, Maria Miller, has warned the British state-run broadcaster BBC that its handling of sexual abuse allegations involving former broadcaster Jimmy Savile has raised "very real concerns" about public trust and confidence in the Corporation.
A pro-Palestine Greek activist has censured the Tel Aviv regime’s militia-like interception of a humanitarian aid ship attempting to break the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip.
A prominent author says evidence proves that the Israeli regime and the Western military alliance NATO are the sole beneficiaries of Lebanese security chief Wissam al-Hassan’s assassination.
The Israeli Navy’s Saturday attack on the Gaza-bound ship carrying medicines and humanitarian aid, Estelle, was not the first and is not going to be the last of its kind.
Camil Durakovic, a 33-year-old Muslim, has won the majority of votes in a municipal election in Bosnia’s Srebrenica, where more than 8,000 Muslim men and boys slaughtered by Serbs in Europe s worst massacre since World War II.
Reiterating Tehran’s stance against the production and use of nuclear weapons, Iran’s Ambassador to the UN nuclear agency Ali Asghar Soltanieh says nukes are “a threat to security and political power.”
Executive Director of Iran International Exhibitions said here Monday despite western imposed sanctions for our country’s peaceful nuclear program, Iran’s non-oil exports have been constantly increasing in recent years.
Provisional figures released by Greece’s national statistics authority have shown the country’s deficit and public debt for 2011 are worse than estimated.
Iran once again dismissed the Western allegations that it has been made to return to the negotiating table under economic sanctions...
Two Russian experts have dismissed unilateral sanctions, including the recent EU ban against Iran over its nuclear energy program as illogical and baseless.
Thousands of Britons march in central London to express their anger against the UK government’s spending cuts and austerity measures.
The Israeli navy attacked an international pro-Palestinian activist ship carrying humanitarian supplies in the Mediterranean sea on Saturday to prevent it from reaching Gaza.
Thousands of Spanish students and teachers have taken to the streets in the capital city Madrid to protest against spending cuts in the European state.