0900 GMT April 19, 2018
Thousands demand Japanese PM's resignation amid corruption scandal
Thousands attend a protest in front of the National Diet Building in Tokyo to demand the resignation of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe over an ongoing corruption scandal.
Putin calls for UN Security Council session on Syria
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday called for a United Nations Security Council session to discuss the recent attack by the US on Syria.
Duterte tells ICC prosecutor she will be arrested in Manila
Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte has reminded the International Criminal Court (ICC) that the Hague-based tribunal lacks jurisdiction in the Philippines, warning that its chief prosecutor would be arrested if she sets foot in the country.
China announces live-fire drills along Taiwan Strait
China has announced that it will launch live-fire naval drills in the strait which separates the mainland from the breakaway island of Taiwan.
National Day of Pakistan celebrated in Iran
By Farzam Vanaki
Iran: Oil at $60 good, bullish on India gas deal
Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said $60 a barrel is a good price for both oil producers and consumers and what is important is to avoid volatility in the market.
Tehran, Beijing to boost nuclear cooperation: Diplomat
Energy cooperation between Iran and China is important, and the two countries are to boost ties in all areas including peaceful use of nuclear energy, Iran's ambassador to Beijing said on Wednesday.
Iran oil minister in India for IEF16 ministerial meeting
Iranian Petroleum Minister Bijan Zangeneh arrived in this Indian capital early on Wednesday to take part in the 16th International Energy Forum (IEF).
UK sends third navy ship to Asia-Pacific to monitor North Korea
The United Kingdom is deploying a third navy warship to Asia-Pacific in order to monitor North Korea amid diplomatic tensions with Pyongyang over its ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programs.
Shotgun pellets cause 'irreversible damage' in Kashmir
A number of recent empirical studies say thousands of people in Indian-controlled Kashmir have fallen victim to pellet weapons used by security forces over the past few years, Press TV reports.
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