Iran cuts power supply to Iraq amid rising domestic demand

Iran cuts power supply to Iraq amid rising domestic demand

Iran's Energy Minister Reza Ardekanian said on July 17 that Iran has cut power export to the neighboring Iraq amid rising domestic energy consumption. (Jul 18, 2018 07:40:36)

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World News in Brief: July 17

  Jul 17, 2018 07:45:15
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday (July 16) kept its growth forecasts for the global economy unchanged for this year and next year (to reach 3.9 percent in 2018 and 2019, in line with its previous forecasts in April), but warned of escalating trade tensions that could derail the global recovery. 

Iran nuclear deal among “hot” topics at international forums

  Jul 16, 2018 17:18:02
NDO – The topic concerning the nuclear issue signed between Iran and the P5+1 group (the US, the UK, France, Russia, China and Germany), as well as the role of Iran in the region, have attracted huge attention at many international conferences and forums.  

Myanmar state counselor calls for next move to complete union accord

  Jul 16, 2018 14:24:05
Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi on July 16 called for the next move to complete a Union Accord for Peace following the adoption of more basic principles as part of the union pact. 

Trump arrives in Helsinki for summit with Putin

  Jul 16, 2018 07:25:25
US President Donald Trump arrived in Helsinki, Finland, on July 15 evening for the summit with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, for their first stand-alone meeting since Trump took office in January 2017. 

World News in Brief: July 16

  Jul 16, 2018 07:25:16
At a meeting on July 15 with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron held at the Kremlin, Russian President Vladimir Putin praised the positive development in Russia-France relations and confirmed that mechanisms of cooperation between the two countries are being restored, the Kremlin said. 

Myanmar armed groups vow to continue peace meetings with gov't

  Jul 15, 2018 09:50:25
Seven armed groups have vowed to continue peace meetings with the government, saying that they will discuss the message delivered by Myanmar authorities at the 21st Century Panglong Peace Conference in Nay Pyi Taw, official media reported on July 15. 

Feature: Jazz festival rocks Istanbul's summer nights with super melodies

  Jul 15, 2018 09:09:00
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Nearly 100,000 residents evacuated before flood peak passes Chongqing

  Jul 15, 2018 08:02:11
Nearly 100,000 residents were temporarily evacuated as a flood peak passed the city proper of southwest China's Chongqing Municipality on July 14. 

World News in Brief: July 15

  Jul 15, 2018 08:01:51
Israel and Gaza militant groups agreed a ceasefire on Saturday (July 14) a Palestinian official said, after Israel launched dozens of air strikes against the Palestinian enclave's ruling Hamas group and gunmen fired more than 100 rockets across the border. 

China floods wreak havoc, block roads and railways; more rain due

  Jul 14, 2018 09:06:46
Heavy rain and thunderstorms are wreaking havoc across China, with floods along major rivers destroying bridges, blocking roads and railways and forcing thousands of residents to evacuate, state media reported on July 14. 

Roundup: Kremlin expects Putin-Trump talks to pave way for mending ties

  Jul 14, 2018 07:33:24
Moscow hopes the upcoming meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump will be the first step towards normalizing relations between the two countries, the Kremlin said Friday, July 13. 

Over 120 killed, 150 injured as suicide blast hits political meeting in SW Pakistan

  Jul 14, 2018 07:33:13
128 people including a political leader were killed and over 150 others injured when a suicide blast hit a political meeting in Mastung district of Pakistan's southwest Balochistan province on Friday, July 13, officials said. 

World News in Brief: July 14

  Jul 14, 2018 07:33:04
The UN member states finalized text of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration Friday (July 13), marking the first time they came together to negotiate an agreement covering all dimensions of international migration. 

Putin sees Trump as "counterpart" at upcoming talks: Kremlin

  Jul 13, 2018 20:46:43
Russian President Vladimir Putin regards US President Donald Trump as a negotiation partner at their upcoming talks in Helsinki, the Kremlin said Friday, July 13.