Iran’s state railway company and its Italian counterpart have signed a deal worth 1.2 billion euros ($1.3 billion) to build a high-speed rail line between Iranian cities of Arak and Qom.
Six volunteer fighters, two from the US and one from the UK, were killed in Syria while fighting alongside Kurdish forces to retake the city of Raqqa from Islamic State.
Pope Francis has established a new path to canonization as a saint, adding the “free and voluntary offering of one’s life” to the three previously recognized ways to sainthood.
Three Iranian Christians have been sentenced to prison as the country increases its crackdown on Christianity.
A grim Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) report circulating in the Kremlin today states that an elite unit from the National Security Counterterrorism Division (CTD) of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have just arrived in Leflore County, Mississippi, after a suspected Islamic terror attack brought down a US Marine “Harvest HAWK” equipped Lockheed Martin KC-130 aircraft that was enroute from the Millington Regional Jetport (NQA), Tennessee, to Soto Cano Air Base (also known as Palmerola Air Base) in the Central American nation of Honduras.
In a new interview, Pope Francis said he fears there are “very dangerous alliances between powers who have a distorted view of the world,” including such an alliance between the United States and Russia.
China has dispatched its naval forces to the Horn of Africa to set up an army base in Djibouti, where several global players have a military presence.
China’s intelligence network has 25,000 spies now operating in the United States, with an additional 15,000 American recruits that have increased spying activities since 2012, according to reports.
A Hawaii-based active duty US Army soldier, Ikaika Erik Kang, has been arrested on suspicion of providing material support to the Islamic State. He had been under FBI investigation for over a year.
The Swedish government has told the Church of Sweden that ministers cannot refuse to marry same-sex couples.
The cholera outbreak in Yemen is spiraling out of control with more than 300,000 cases of the disease in the past 10 weeks, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross.
Freedom has died in Canada: Christian school ordered to stop teaching parts of the “offensive” Bible
A public, K-12 Christian Academy in Alberta, Canada, has been told to stop teaching certain parts of the Bible, which can be deemed as “offensive” by certain groups of people. Cornerstone Christian Academy (CCA) received a warning from the Battle River School Division (BRSD) to discontinue referring to various parts of Scripture in the Bible, claiming that these passages violate fundamental human rights. Laurie Skori, CCA’s board chair told NationalPost.com that the BRSD has “broken our trust” by talking to the media. She also said that this issue was made merely to “create controversy.”
London witnesses up to three acid attacks every week, LBC has found, saying the Metropolitan Police recorded up to 83 incidents just this year.
Secret tunnel found 30 feet below the Pyramid of the Moon in Mexico’s Teotihuacan ruins may have been built to ‘replicate the underworld’
Archaeologists at Mexico’s Teotihuacan ruins site say they have found evidence that the city’s builders may have dug a secret tunnel under the Pyramid of the Moon.
Airbus said Wednesday it had won a major order from China of 140 planes for $22.8 billion, during a visit by President Xi Jinping to Berlin.
France has announced its intentions to make 11 vaccines mandatory for children in the face of record low confidence in its population that vaccines can be trusted.
NASA working on Earth defense technology to destroy asteroids that could obliterate human civilization
The initiative, called Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART), is a refrigerator-sized aircraft designed to deliberately crash into a smaller component of the Didymos asteroid, a binary asteroid system slated to make a distant approach to Earth in October 2022, and then again in 2024. The asteroid system has been on NASA’s radar and was closely monitored since 2003. It is made up of two bodies: Didymos A that measures about half a mile in size, and Didymos B, which measures around 530 feet.
Almost half involved women and girls living in London, a third were women and girls born in Somalia, and 112 cases were UK-born nationals.
Now, WikiLeaks documents have revealed how the CIA infected offline computers using air-gap hacking.
Iranian security forces have rounded up over 50 elements linked to terrorist groups in Iran’s western province of Kermanshah, a prosecutor says, the latest in a wave of arrests after the twin terrorist attacks in Tehran in early June.