Netanyahu says he spoke to Biden about Covid, Iran

US President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke by phone on Thursday after a month of silence that raised concerns in Israel about a frostier relationship between the two allies. Continue Reading

Imran pitches for border markets with Afghan, Iran

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday directed the authorities to set up border markets along the country’s borders with Afghanistan and Iran to boost employment opportunities and help curb smuggling. Continue Reading

Total confirmed corona cases in India reaches 52

The number of confirmed cases of novel corona virus in the country has risen to 52, with two fresh positive cases one each from Delhi and Rajasthan being reported, the health ministry said today. Continue Reading

IAF brings back 58 Indians from coronavirus-hit Iran

A military transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) brought back 58 Indians from corona virus hit Iran today, official said. Continue Reading

15 Iran fighters killed in US strike

Fifteen fighters, including commanders, have been killed in US strikes against a pro-Iran armed group in western Iraq, an official from the Tehran-backed Hashed al-Shaabi paramilitary told AFP. Continue Reading

208 killed in Iran protests: Amnesty

At least 208 people in Iran have been killed amid protests over sharply rising gasoline prices and a subsequent crackdown by security forces, Amnesty International has said, as one government official acknowledged telling police to shoot demonstrators. Iran has yet to release any nationwide statistics over the unrest that gripped the Islamic Republic beginning 15 November with minimum prices for government-subsidized gasoline rising by 50 per cent. Continue Reading

US ‘locked and loaded’ to respond to Saudi oil attack: Trump

President Donald Trump said the US is ‘locked and loaded’ to respond to an attack on Saudi oil infrastructure that Washington has blamed on Iran, as Riyadh raced to restart operations at plants hit by drone attacks. Continue Reading