Iran has announced retaliatory sanctions on 15 American companies over their support for Israeli crimes and terrorism two days after Washington imposed bans on nearly a dozen foreign companies or individuals for aiding the Islamic Republic.
Iran announces sanctions on 15 US companies
Two years into a bloody Saudi war on Yemen, the Red Crescent Society in the violence-hit country calls on the international community to provide more humanitarian aid to the Yemeni families displaced in the wake of Riyadh’s military campaign.
World must assist families displaced by Saudi war: Yemeni Red Cross
The head of Saudi-led coalition in the war on Yemen has warned that the military alliance will attack Yemen’s western port city of Hudaydah unless the United Nations intervenes.
Saudi Arabia threatens to attack Yemen’s Hudaydah port
Belgian police arrested a man on Thursday after he tried to drive into a crowd at high-speed in a shopping area in the port city of Antwerp, a police chief said.
Man arrested trying to drive into crowd at high speed in Belgium’s Antwerp
A former Russian lawmaker and key witness in a treason case against Ukraine's ousted leader Viktor Yanukovich was shot dead in broad daylight outside a hotel in central Kiev on Thursday, police said.
Exiled former Russian lawmaker shot dead in Kiev: police
A 6,800-tonne South Korean ferry was hoisted to the surface on Thursday nearly three years after it capsized and sank into violent seas off the country’s southwestern coast, an emotional moment for the country as it searches for closure to one of its deadliest disasters.
South Korean ferry that sank 3 years ago, killing over 300, lifted from sea
The attacker who killed three people near the British parliament before being shot dead was British-born and was once investigated by MI5 intelligence agents over concerns about violent extremism, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday.
UK parliament attacker British-born, had been investigated over extremism concerns
Spokesman of Foreign Ministry Bahram Qasemi on Thursday condemned recent terrorist attack outside the British Parliament in London.
Iran strongly condemns attack on British parliament
For the first time since the triumph of the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran, a cruise ship equipped with recreational facilities entered waters of the Kish Island in southern Iran on Wednesday evening.
First cruise ship enters Kish island waters
Australia rejected 500 Syrian refugees on security grounds during more than a year of vetting while accepting 12,000 eligible for resettlement from Middle Eastern camps, an official said Thursday.
Australia rejects 500 Syrian refugees, justifies security concern citing London attack

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