Kim Jong Un

S. Korea, DPRK repair relations

SEOUL. — South Korea’s unification ministry in charge of inter-Korean affairs said yesterday that it reopened a communication channel with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in the truc...
Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari

Iran targeted for resistance against US

TYEHRAN. — The chief commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says enemies have been struggling to pose cultural and economic threats to the Islamic Republic, which has stood up to ...
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey steps up IS arrests

ANKARA. — Turkey yesterday arrested more suspected Islamic State (IS) jihadists in a major crackdown on the extremist group ahead of high-security New Year celebrations overshadowed by the first anni...
Minister Mohammad Khaza

Russian bank to fund Iran’s developments

TEHRAN. — Iran will use funds from the Eximbank of Russia to implement some infrastructure projects, local media reported yesterday. The Central Bank of Iran and the Export Insurance Agency of Russia...
newyearfireworks28dec

Cities across the globe welcome New Year

DOHA. — Festivities began around the world to cheer the advent of the New Year, with Australia, New Zealand and Japan being some of the first countries to bid farewell to 2017. In the Australian city...