International

Respect the rights of Kashmiris in determining their own des...

( Iran )

Tehran | WTNS | Feb 21:Foreign Minister of Islamic Republic of Iran Dr. Javad Zarif has called for the need to respect the rights of the people of Kashmir in ‘determining their own destiny’ and offered to mediate and play a “constructive role” in bringing the conflict to an end. Wilayat Times Reports that In an interview with Press TV, Iran’s state television news channel, Responding to a question on “what has been the policy of president Rouhani” and what does he tell India about the...

Extremist Jewish Settlers defile Al-Aqsa courtyards...

( Palestine )

Gaza | WTNS | Feb 20:Extremist Jewish settlers broke into the courtyards of the holy Al-Aqsa Mosque from the Maghareba Gate, under Zionist police protection. Jerusalemite sources reported that 22 settlers entered the Al-Aqsa Mosque during the morning period, carried out provocative tours and performed Talmudic rituals in the eastern area. The settler incursions are part of periodic tours aiming to change the fait accompli in the Holy City and Al-Aqsa Mosque. Calls continue for all...

65 media activists killed in Afghanistan in last 3 years:Uni...

( Afghanistan )

Srinagar | WTNS | Feb 20: The United Nations Mission in Afghanistan in a report announced that sixty-five human rights and media employees have been killed in Afghanistan since 2018 up to Jan. 2021. 65 media and civil activists who have been killed in Afghanistan, 11 have been killed since September 12, 2020, i.e. start of peace talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government, Reuters reported. According to this report, 33 victims were employees working in various media outlets...

US Unconditional Return to JCPOA Only Way to Resolve Issue w...

( China )

Beijing | WTNS | Feb 20:Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying stressed that the Iranian nuclear issue is currently at a critical stage with both opportunities and challenges. “China holds that the return of the United States to the JCPOA is the only correct approach to resolve the impasse on this issue. All parties should act with greater urgency, work together to implement consensus reached at the foreign ministers’ meeting last December, and push for the unconditional return...

Biden says Yemen war has to end but US will continue to supp...

( Jammu and Kashmir )

Washington | WTNS | Feb 05:Joe Biden said on Thursday that the United States was ending its support for offensive operations in the Saudi-led war in Yemen, saying the war “has to end,” but pledged to continue U.S. support for Saudi Arabia. In his first foreign policy speech as president, Biden signaled that the US would no longer be an unquestioning ally to the Gulf monarchies, announced a more than eightfold increase in the number of refugees the country would accept, and declared that the days...

Iran Blacklists US Envoy to Yemen...

( Iran )

Tehran | WTNS | Dec 11:Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs imposed sanctions on US Ambassador to Yemen Christopher Henzel for his key role in the Arab country’s humanitarian crisis. In a statement issued here, the Iranian ministry described Henzel as a key contributor to the humanitarian crisis in Yemen. The statement highlighted the US ambassador’s role in leading the destructive war in Yemen, killing the innocent and oppressed people of this country, offering arms, financial and political...

American Muslim mother not allowed in courtroom because of H...

( US )

Washington: | WTNS | Dec 11:A Muslim woman from Haltom City of Texas, United States, says she went to municipal court on Tuesday to pay a fine for a speeding citation but wasn’t allowed inside because she was wearing a hijab. The city said it regretted the incident and had changed its policy to allow for religious head coverings. Kendra Montemayor, a mother and teacher who converted to Islam in 2011, got emotional in a video on Facebook Live as she walked out of the courthouse. “I just came...

Report:Iranian Nuclear Scientist Assassinated Near Tehran...

( Iran )

Tehran| WTNS | Nov 27:Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was assassinated near Tehran on Friday. Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, a scientist involved in Iran’s nuclear industry, was assassinated by unknown attackers near Tehran on Friday, according to Wilayat Times News Service dispatches. Raja News also said in a report that the top scientist has been assassinated in Absard county near Damavand, 60 km east of Tehran. Fakhrizadeh was reportedly the only Iranian scientist that Israeli Prime Minister...

Israeli PM flew to Saudi Arabia to hold secret meeting with ...

( Saudi Arabia )

Riyadh | WTNS | Nov 23:Benjamin Netanyahu has made an unannounced trip to Saudi Arabia to meet the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, and the US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, according to an Israeli cabinet member. The Sunday night visit marks the first reported meeting between leaders of the long-time foes, one that Israel has been pushing for in its efforts for regional acceptance despite previously being considered a far-fetched ambition. Hebrew-language reports, citing unnamed Israeli...

Saudi warplanes bombard residential areas in Yemen...

( Yemen )

Sanna | WTNS | Nov 07:Saudi fighter jets have launched a series of airstrikes against residential areas in Yemen’s Ma’rib and al-Jawf provinces. The al-Masirah television network reported that the warplanes fired five missiles at Ma’rib’s Medghal district on Friday. The Saudi bomber jets also dropped a missile in al-Jawf’s Khabb wa ash Sha’af district and another in Rahabah neighborhood of the same province, the report added. There has been no report yet on the number of...