Category: World

Iran open to dialogue with Saudi Arabia, says top diplomat

Kamal Kharrazi, the head of Iran’s Strategic Council on Foreign Relations and a foreign policy adviser to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, told FRANCE 24 on Friday that Iran was open to “dialogue” with Saudi Arabia despite escalating tensions. “We know they (Riyadh) have made many mistakes in Yemen, Bahrain, Iraq and Syria, but we are still

Muslims protest against metal detectors at Jerusalem shrine

Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli forces outside Jerusalem’s Old City on Friday as tensions mounted over new security measures at a highly sensitive holy site and prompted police to restrict access for Muslim prayers. The unrest came after Israeli ministers decided not to order the removal of metal detectors erected at entrances to the Haram

Casualties reported after quake hits Greek island of Kos

At least two people were killed on the Greek island of Kos Friday when a magnitude 6.7 earthquake shook the popular summer resort holiday destinations of the Dodecanese Islands in Greece and the Aegean coast of Turkey. The epicentre of the quake was approximately 10.3 kilometres (6.4 miles) south of the major Turkish resort of

Chile poised to ease strict laws on abortion

Chile was poised to lift its total ban on abortion, after the Chamber of Deputies on Wednesday weighed a measure to decriminalize the procedure in certain cases, the last step before it would go to President Michelle Bachelet for her signature. Until now, the South American country has been part of a small group of