Iran captures British oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz, UK says seizure of Stena Impero 'unacceptable'

Iran's Revolutionary Guard has captured British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero in the Strait of Hormuz

Gasfitters warn after Christchurch explosion: Check before you light gas

Gasfitters say the Christchurch gas explosion is a reminder of the need to check for gas leaks before lighting any gas appliance

Twelve Israeli youths held in Cyprus over rape of 19-year-old UK tourist at resort

Twelve Israeli youths have been remanded in custody in Cyprus on suspicion of raping a 19-year-old British tourist at a holiday resort

US warship 'takes defensive action', shoots down Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz

United States President Donald Trump says a US warship has destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz, after the aircraft threatened the ship by flying within 900 metres of it

Girl killed by father's golf ball in 'fluke accident'

A six-year-old girl has died after her father accidentally hit her with a golf ball at a course in the United States

A group of Assad terrorists was killed in Daraa after their bus was targetted on the way which links the city of Daraa and al-Yadoda

A group of Assad terrorists was killed in Daraa after their bus was targetted on the way which links the city of Daraa and al-Yadoda

Area 51 raids: US Air Force warns UFO enthusiasts against 'storming' air force base


More than one million people have signed up to a joke Facebook event, calling on users to meet at Area 51

Erdogan condemns attack on Turkish diplomats in Erbil


Turkish president on Wednesday condemned the armed attack targeting Turkish diplomats in Erbil, Iraq

Iraq: Turkish diplomat martyred in armed attack in Erbil



A Turkish diplomat has been martyred in an armed attack at a restaurant in Erbil, Iraq on Wednesday

Regime airstrikes kill 9 in Syria’s de-escalation zone


At least nine civilians were killed and 14 others injured in fresh regime airstrikes in the de-escalation zones in northwestern Syria

Arab dignitaries in Ashraf 3 Conference

Dignitaries from several countries across the Middle East and North Africa attended a conference in Ashraf 3, home to members of the Iranian opposition group People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) in Tirana, Albania.

Russian warplanes hit White Helmets centre in Hama’s Morek

Russian warplanes targetted the White Helmets volunteers in Idlib countryside's Khan Sheikhoun on Sunday (July 14) as they were rescuing injured civilians, Orient News correspondent said

New Zealand begins first gun buyback collection after Christchurch massacre

New Zealand has started the first of more than 250 gun buyback collections for banned military-style semi-automatic weapons in the wake of the Christchurch mosque massacres

Venezuela's president slams UN report


Venezuela's president denounced the latest UN Human Rights report on his government, saying it is fraught with “false statements and distortions”

Rohingya girl makes emotional plea to UN refugee chief

A Rohingya girl recently wrote an emotional letter to a UN high official seeking the organization’s help in protecting tens of thousands of Rohingya children living in crowded makeshift camps in Bangladesh

Turkey: Russian S-400 hardware deployment continues

missile systems is continuing, Turkish National Defense Ministry said

Vatican opens tombs to solve missing person case, finds two more mysteries instead

The cold-case search for a girl missing since 1983 has failed to find her body, but uncovered an even older mystery — the disappearance of two 19th century Italian princesses

981 foreign investors become Turkish citizen


Hundreds of foreign investors have become Turkish citizens since late 2018, according to data by the country’s Interior Ministry

China slammed at UN over Uighur detention

22 countries, mainly Western states, call on China to refrain from arbitrary detention of Uighurs, other minorities

Air Canada flight hit by turbulence, 35 people suffer minor injuries

Flight AC33, which was flying from Vancouver to Sydney, Australia, with 269 passengers and 15 crew onboard, "encountered unforecasted and sudden turbulence approximately two hours past Hawaii