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Militants kidnap 14 Iranian security personnel - media

Militants have abducted 14 Iranian security personnel near the Pakistan border, Iranian media reported. The reports cited an unnamed but informed source as saying two of abducted are members of the powerful Revolutionary Guard's …

Earthquake in China felt in Kazakhstan

A 5.4-magnitude earthquake hit Jinghe County in Mongolian Autonomous Prefecture of Bortala, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, at 10:10 a.m. Tuesday, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC). The …

Royal Air Force plane crashes in Saudi Arabia

A Saudi Royal Air Force plane crashed during a training mission in northwest of the kingdom, killing all of its crew, a Defense Ministry source was cited as saying on the state news agency SPA. The report did not say how many crew …

Russian Orthodox Church breaks ties with Constantinople

The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church has ruled that further Eucharistic ties with the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople are impossible, Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations …

Man killed outside Armenian restaurant in California

One man died and another was wounded when a gunman opened fire outside an Armenian restaurant 'Ararat' in Glendale, the U.S. Police are trying to determine the identity of the person who died, and the motives for this …

 Former Makhachkala mayor gets 4 years in prison

The Makhachkala court has sentenced the former mayor of Dagestan’s capital Musa Musayev to 4 years in prison for abuse of office resulting in grave consequences, the Investigative Committee’s press service …

Intelligence forces smash terrorist team west of Iran

Iran’s Intelligence Ministry forces raided a terrorist cell in a western province, killing 2 in a gunfight, Tasnim news agency reported. In a statement on Saturday, the Intelligence Ministry said it tracked and spotted the …

Lorry crash in Turkey's Izmir 'kills 15'

At least 15 people, including a number of children, have been killed in Turkey after a lorry carrying migrants plunged off a road, state media say, BCC reported. The lorry crashed through a barrier and landed in an irrigation canal 20m …