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UN demands Iran drop 'demeaning' new hijab law

The push in Iran to step up penalties comes a year after a wave of protests.

23 Sep 2023 3:12 am
United States and China launch economic and financial working groups with aim of easing tensions

The announcement follows a string of high-ranking administration officials' visits to China this year.

22 Sep 2023 7:10 pm
Azerbaijan claims full control of breakaway region; holds initial talks with ethnic Armenians

Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov reaffirmed Azerbaijan's determination to guarantee Nagorno-Karabakh residents all rights and freedoms in line with the country's constitution and international human rights obligations, including safeguards for ethnic minorities.

22 Sep 2023 12:04 pm
Zelenskyy visits Canada for first time since war started seeking to shore up support for Ukraine

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will address the Canadian Parliament on Friday as he continues his efforts to shore up support from Western allies for Ukraines war against the Russian invasion

22 Sep 2023 10:17 am
Who are Rupert Murdoch's children? What to know about the media magnate's successor and family

Media magnate Rupert Murdoch is stepping down as the leader of both Fox News parent company and his News Corp media holdings, with his son, Lachlan, set to take his place

22 Sep 2023 8:10 am
NASA shifts UFO debate from sensationalism to science | Data

NASAs recent initiative to systematically scrutinise UFO sightings is a step in the right direction

21 Sep 2023 5:12 pm
Saudi Crown Prince MbS says getting 'closer' to Israel normalisation

Prince Mohammed bin Salman also voiced concern about the possibility of Iran, a mutual adversary of Saudi Arabia and Israel that the U.S. wants to contain, could obtain a nuclear weapon

21 Sep 2023 5:10 am
Six Palestinians killed in latest fighting with Israel, at least 3 of them militants

Palestinian health officials say the death toll over a day of fighting between Israel and the Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip has risen to six

20 Sep 2023 11:12 pm
Iran MPs vote to toughen penalties for women who breach dress code

Irans legislature approved the Support for the Culture of Hijab and Chastity bill for a trial period of three years, the official IRNA news agency reported

20 Sep 2023 11:04 pm
White House supports Canadian probe into serious allegations around Nijjars killing, urge India to cooperate: John Kirby

The U.S. is going to stay in touch with both its partners, India and Canada, about this issue

20 Sep 2023 6:06 pm