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Tuesday, Jan 16


Oil prices near three-year highs, supported by healthy demand


Brent crude oil shed some of its recent gains on Tuesday, falling nearly $1 a barrel but healthy demand underpinned prices near $70, a level not seen since 2014's market slump.

Rohingya repatriation plan leaves them ‘at risk of further attacks’


Campaigners condemned an agreement to return thousands of persecuted Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar.

Palestinian Central Council calls on PLO to end recognition of Israel


The Palestinian Central Council called on Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) to suspend recognition of Israel in response to US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Beit-ul-Moqaddas as the regime's capital.

Romania’s ruling Social Democrats propose MEP Dancila as new premier


Romania’s ruling Social Democrat Party (PSD) chose to nominate European MP Viorica Dancila as the new prime minister in a unanimous vote on Tuesday after Mihai Tudose stepped down following a row with the party leadership.


Leader: West propaganda machine seeks to sideline Palestinian cause


Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Tuesday called on Muslim countries to counter the "dangerous and horrific Western propaganda empire" which, he said, is run by Zionists.

Migrant arrivals in Germany down sharply in 2017


The number of new asylum seekers in Germany fell sharply last year to 186,000, the government said Tuesday, easing pressure on Chancellor Angela Merkel as debate rages on whether to impose a cap on migration.

Leader receives top Muslim world parliamentarians


Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei met participants in the 13th Session of the Parliamentary Union of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Conference.

EU 'hearts still open' to Brexit reversal


European Union leaders love-bombed Britain on Tuesday, holding the door open for it to change its mind about ending its four-decade membership of the bloc next year.


Police: 13 siblings held captive in filthy California home


A couple was arrested after police discovered that their 13 children had been held captive in their California home in filthy conditions, some shackled to beds with chains and padlocks, officials said Monday.

Zarif, Lavrov discuss Syria, Iranian nuclear deal over phone


Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov discussed Syrian crisis and Iran’s nuclear deal in a phone call on Tuesday, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.


UN warns 22 million Yemenis in need of aid


More than three-quarters of Yemenis are now in need of humanitarian aid as the Saudi-led war against the Arab country nears its third year, the United Nations said on Tuesday.


Lebanon speaker urges Islamic states to move embassies to Al Quds


The Lebanese Parliament speaker called on all the Muslim countries on Tuesday to relocate their embassies to the holy city of Al Quds as the capital of Palestine and stop buying Israeli commodities.

The latest: Kosovo president condemns Serb leader's shooting


Kosovo President Hashim Thaci has strongly denounced the killing of a Serb political leader in the northern city of Mitrovica.

Philippine volcano ‘fireworks’ draw tourists as residents flee


Spectacular lava ‘fireworks’ shooting from its crater are drawing tourists to the Philippines’ most active volcano, authorities said Tuesday as scientists warned of a potential dangerous eruption within days.


Bangladesh, Myanmar agree on Rohingya repatriation plan in two-year period


Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed to repatriate the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled a recent army crackdown in Myanmar within a period of two years.


Turpin: Shackled siblings found in Perris, California home


Two parents have been arrested in California after police found they allegedly kept their 13 children captive at home, some "shackled to their beds with chains and padlocks".

Iran mission in Sarajevo opens memorial book for tanker victims


The Embassy of Iran in Sarajevo said it has opened a memorial book to commemorate the sailors of the Sanchi oil tanker.


Rouhani: Iran views no Muslim country as ‘rival’


No country can solve its domestic problems through dispatching troops to other regional countries, said President Hassan Rouhani in the 13th Conference of Parliamentary Union of the OIC members (PUIC) in Tehran on Tuesday.

Iran Parliament security commission will pursue Sanchi case: Larijani


Iran's Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Commission is charged with following-up the case of the Jan 6 collision of the Iranian oil tanker (Sanchi) with a Chinese freighter which led to the tragic death of all 32 crews on…

Five arrested, others killed in operation to nab Venezuela former police pilot


Venezuela said five members of a ‘terrorist cell’ linked to a police pilot who has defected and who attacked the country’s Court during anti-government unrest last year, have been arrested and several others have been killed in an…


Oil spill around sunken tanker expands in East China Sea (Video)


The oil spill on the water surface around the sunken Iranian tanker in the East China Sea had expanded from 10 to 58 square kilometers from Sunday to Monday, China's maritime authority said.

Islamic Parliamentarians conference opens in Tehran


The 13th Session of the Parliamentary Union of the OIC members (PUIC) started here on Tuesday with the attendance of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani.


Erdogan warns US against forming 'terror army' on its border with Syria


Turkey has warned the US it was ‘playing with fire’ over plans to set up a 30,000-strong force to police its border with Syria, saying it had tanks ready at the frontier.

At least six civilians are killed in Saudi airstrikes in Yemen's Hudaydah province


Saudi warplanes have launched a series of attacks on Yemen's western province of Hudaydah, killing at least six people.

Saudi forces shoot Shia youth to death in kingdom's Qatif region


Saudi Arabian troops have fatally shot a youth during operations carried out in the kingdom's Shia-populated Qatif region in Eastern Province.

US ‘policy of Armageddon’ means nuclear attack even against non-nuclear states (Video)


The United States will probably use its nuclear weapons even against a non-nuclear power, says an American author and political commentator, describing such policy as that of ‘Armageddon.’

Iran flag flown at half-staff in Vienna


Concurrent with declaration of Monday as a national mourning day in Iran, its flag was flown at half-staff at the Iranian embassy in Vienna as a sign of respect to the victims of the oil tanker Sanchi and expressing sympathy with their…

Monday, Jan 15


Iran’s attorney general orders probe into oil tanker collision


Iran’s Attorney General Mohammad Ja’far Montazeri ordered a full investigation into the cause of a tragic incident of collision between an Iranian oil tanker and a Chinese freighter in the East China Sea.

Germany seeks more detail on Washington’s JCPOA demand


A Japanese ship has started cooling operation on the Iranian tanker which has been burning since Jan 6 on, director general of National Iranian Tanker Company said.

Libyan capital’s airport shut as nine killed in fighting

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At least nine people were reported killed in fierce fighting that forced the closure of the Libyan capital's only civilian airport on Monday, officials said, after a militia in charge of security there said it had been attacked.