TEHRAN, Feb 21 - Two Turkish ships will begin drilling in search of oil and gas off Cyprus "in the coming days", Turkey's foreign minister said Thursday, in a move likely to stoke tensions on the divided island.
TEHRAN, Feb 21 - Kazakhstan's president has fired the government over what he calls a failure to raise living standards and diversify away from oil and gas in the Central Asian nation.
TEHRAN, Feb 21 - Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani voiced the country’s readiness for cooperation with China in the implementation of “One Belt, One Road” project, a mega infrastructure project stretching across Asia, Europe and Africa.
TEHRAN, Feb 21 - A German court on Thursday convicted two former employees of gun maker Heckler & Koch over their role in the delivery of weapons that ended up in troubled areas of Mexico, and ordered the confiscation of proceeds from the sales totaling some 3.7 million euros ($4.2 million).
TEHRAN, Feb 21 - American security agencies have arrested a Coast Guard lieutenant who is accused of stockpiling guns and ammunition for a planned mass killing.
TEHRAN, Feb 21 - Hungary has accepted hundreds of refugees with Hungarian ancestry from crisis-hit Venezuela under a government program involving a local charity, news website index.hu reported on Thursday.
TEHRAN, Feb 21 - Five independent experts linked to the U.N. human rights office are calling for quick and impartial investigations of mistreatment by Indonesian security forces of indigenous Papuans, including alleged killings, unlawful arrests and use of snakes to terrorize.
TEHRAN, Feb 21 - The United Arab Emirates' Armed Forces signed AED 20 billion ($5.45 billion) in defense contracts this week at the IDEX military exhibition in Abu Dhabi, a spokesman said on Thursday.
TEHRAN, Feb 21 - A Pakistani court has extended the detention of a provincial assembly speaker and opposition member arrested on corruption allegations.
TEHRAN, Feb 21 - Human Rights Watch (HRW) accused the Mozambican government Thursday of arbitrarily detaining journalists covering the fight against a jihadist insurgency in the country's north.