Iran blames ‘regional terror sponsors & their US masters’ after military parade attack

Following a deadly attack on a military parade in southern Iran, the country’s foreign minister said that regional sponsors of terrorism and their “US masters” are to be held accountable for such assaults. Top Iranian diplomat Mohammad Javad Zarif vowed to respond “swiftly and decisively” after gunmen opened fire in Ahvaz on

At least 10 killed, 20+ injured during attack on military parade in Iran – local media

An army parade in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz has come under attack. The assault has claimed lives of at least 10 people and left some 20 injured, local media reports. Gunmen opened fire from behind the stands during a military parade in Ahvaz on Saturday. Shooting broke out several

Foreign critics of Philippines drug war will be ‘human live targets’ to military – Duterte

The controversial president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, has told his military that his foreign critics will make great ‘live human targets’ for home troops, as only his countrymen have the right to question his policies. Duterte, who has two complaints filed against him at the International Criminal Court (ICC)

US sanctions aimed to squeeze ‘main competitor’ out of arms market – Moscow

The new punitive measures the US imposed on buyers of Russian weapons – China in particular – is just a sign of unfair competition, aiming to get rid of “hyper-competitive” Russian-made arms, the Kremlin says. Moscow is already “tired” of reacting to every single hostile move from Washington, but will not let

Build that wall: Climate scientists propose walling off Antarctic ice sheets to protect them

A group of researchers have devised an audacious proposal to stave off one of the worst effects of climate change: building a massive wall under the Antarctic ice sheet to keep it frozen place for the next millennium. It would constitute the largest geoengineering project in humanity’s history, aimed at

US cannot seek a new treaty with Iran when it violated the last one – Iranian FM

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has rubbished US calls for a new treaty with Tehran, and blasted the US for violating its obligations by withdrawing from the Iran deal. He said the US “only mocks calls for peace.” “US calls JCPOA ‘a personal agreement between two governments’, claiming it

Brexiteer politicians are ‘liars,’ who left campaign ‘next day’ after UK referendum – Macron

France’s President Emmanuel Macron has lashed out at the UK leaders of the Brexit campaign, calling them “liars,” who misled British people and abandoned them the “next day” after the referendum. “Brexit is the choice of the British people… pushed by those who predicted easy solutions. Those people are liars.

German domestic spy chief removed, set to take up Interior Ministry post amid migrant row

Hans-Georg Maassen has been removed as the head of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency and will become a senior official in the Interior Ministry. That’s after he questioned videos of far-right violence in Chemnitz. Maassen, who has been the president of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV) since

Plane passengers suffer nose & ear bleeding as crew ‘forgot’ to maintain cabin pressure

A packed Indian Boeing 737 passenger plane had to abort its climb, turn around and return home after over two dozen people on board suffered nose and ear bleeding as the crew forgot to switch on the pressure control. The passengers on board Jet Airways flight 9W 967 started bleeding

Terrifying piranha with ‘human teeth’ pulled from Russian river (PHOTO)

A creepy 13-inch-long (32cm) piranha with square human-like teeth has been pulled from a river in Russia, thousands of miles from its native waters. The startling discovery was made last week by a local fisherman named Yuri, who reeled it in from the Black River of Kalitva in the village of Morozovka,