Taliban militants killed 30 Afghan soldiers and captured a military base in the western province of Badghis on Wednesday, the provincial governor said, their first major attack since a cease-fire for the Eid al-Fitr holiday. The three-day Taliban cease-fire ended on Sunday.
Lionel Messi’s 31st birthday this weekend is an ominous reminder Russia may be his last World Cup and final chance to emulate fellow Argentine great Diego Maradona in lifting the ultimate prize.
The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen has seized control of Hodeida airport and continues to attack pockets of Houthi resistance nearby, a coalition spokesman said on Wednesday.
Belgium need to improve on its performance in Mondays 3-0 win over Panama as its World Cup campaign progresses against Tunisia, according to head coach Roberto Martinez, but he said they "should not look for perfection".
Academy-Award winning director Martin Scorsese will be honored with the 13th annual Rome Film Fests lifetime achievement award. Italian director Paolo Taviani will present the honor.
Cristiano Ronaldo took just four minutes to score the goal that made him the top-scoring European in international football as Portugal beat Morocco 1-0 in Moscow to dump Herve Renards men out of the World Cup.
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The United Nations Human Rights Council returned to business as usual on Wednesday despite the US pulling out a day earlier. Russia blasted the American move, calling it "boorish" and saying the US "inflicted a powerful blow to its human rights reputation."
Irans Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh called on the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to resist calls from Washington to alter its output policies.
The United Nations General Assembly elected 18 members of the Economic and Social Council to serve three-year terms beginning on January 1, 2019, the UN Information Center (UNIC) in Tehran said in a statement on Wednesday.
Iran exported 18.72 million tons of commodities worth $7.55 billion during March 21-May 21 compared to figure for the same period last year showing a growth of 4.6 percent and 19 percent in terms of weight and value, respectively.
The Norwegian Foreign Ministry says Oslo supports efforts by the European Union to safeguard the Iran nuclear deal, amid the blocs promises that it will protect the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) following the US withdrawal from it.
Iran can turn into a hub for exports of agricultural products in the region if it effectively battles water crisis and manages water shortage, said a former Iranian agriculture minister.
The 71st Locarno Festival will pay tribute to the Taviani Brothers, and honor the memory of Vittorio Taviani, who died last April. Paolo Taviani will be a guest of the festival and present a new print of the their film Good Morning Babiylon (1987) in the outdoor cinema the Piazza Grande, recently restored by Italys National Film Archive and Istituto Luce-Cinecitta.
Iranian traditional medicine, also known as Persian traditional medicine, is one of the most famous and ancient forms of traditional medicine, whose earliest record can be traced back to 6,500 BC.