Market figures show that South Korea’s imports of crude oil from Iran hit the highest level in six months in September in a fresh sign that the Islamic Republic is pushing ahead with plans to regain the market share it lost as a result of multiple-year sanctions.
Iran’s oil exports to South Korea at six-month high
Iran has dispatched its third consignment of humanitarian aid to the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. More and more Rohingya are fleeing the violence in Myanmar to neighboring Bangladesh. PRESSTV, Yusef Jalali reports.
Iran sends third batch of relief supplies to Rohingya refugees (Video)
Two separate suicide and gun attacks on police and soldiers in Afghanistan left at least 71 dead and nearly 170 wounded Tuesday in the latest devastating assaults on beleaguered security forces.
Terrorist attacks kill over 70 people in Afghanistan
China's biggest political event, the Communist Party congress, has begun in Beijing under tight security.
China's Communist Party congress begins in Beijing (Video)
A blind Japanese pianist has not allowed his disability to get the better of him.
Blind Japanese pianist plays by ear (Video)
The United States and South Korea are set to hold naval drills next week despite international calls for the de-escalation of tensions with North Korea.
US, South Korea to hold joint naval drills
President Xi Jinping declared China is entering a "new era" of challenges and opportunities on Wednesday as he opened a Communist Party congress expected to enhance his already formidable power.
Xi declares 'new era' for China as party congress opens
The United States is not ruling out the eventual possibility of direct talks with North Korea, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan said on Tuesday, hours after Pyongyang warned nuclear war might break out at any moment.
Official: US not ruling out eventual direct talks with N. Korea
Myanmar security forces have carried out "well organized, coordinated and systematic" attacks aimed at preventing members of the Rohingya ethnic group from returning, the UN Human Rights office said in a report on Wednesday.
Army offensive aimed at 'preventing' Rohingya return
A Russia Foreign Ministry official said Moscow may order Washington to slash the number of its diplomatic personnel across Russia to 300 people or even fewer in a tit-for-tat measure against the US.
Russia ‘may cut number of US diplomats to 300 or fewer’

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