Iran is an active and influential country both in the region and across the world and is considered to be an important actor on the international relations scene, said the Iranian foreign minister on Sunday.
Iran FM hails nation's regional, global ties
Qatar is celebrating National Day amid the ongoing Persian Gulf diplomatic crisis, which appears to have created a greater sense unity among the nation's 2.5 million residents.
Qatar marks National Day amid Persian Gulf crisis
A raging California wildfire powered by fierce winds grew into the third-largest in state history on Saturday as forced evacuations turned neighborhoods into ghost towns and ash fell in some areas like heavy snow.
Thousands flee as wildfire ‘beast’ grows to California’s third-largest
A suicide bomb attack on a Pakistan church claimed by the Daesh terror group killed at least eight people and wounded 30 during a service on Sunday, just over a week before Christmas.
Bombers attack church in Pakistan, eight dead
At least 14 policemen were killed in a Taliban attack on two security check posts in Lashkargah, capital of the Helmand province, on Saturday night, local security sources said.
At least 14 Afghan policemen killed in Taliban attack
A Saudi airstrike killed a dozen women in the northern Yemeni province of Ma’rib, the country's Al-Masirah TV said Sunday.
Saudi airstrike targets Yemen wedding ceremony, kills 12 women
The UN Security Council is considering a draft resolution affirming that any change to the status of Beit-ul-Moqaddas has no legal effect and must be reversed, in response to the US decision to recognize the city as Israel's capital.
UNSC weighs measure rejecting US Beit-ul-Moqaddas bid
Tens of thousands of Indonesian Muslims took to the streets in the country’s capital Jakarta, denouncing US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Beit-ul-Moqaddas as Israel’s “capital.”
Indonesians protest against Trump’s Beit-ul-Moqaddas decision
Voters across Chile began casting ballots in a tight presidential runoff Sunday morning, choosing between a center-left candidate and a billionaire former president, and deciding whether to reverse years of economic and political overhauls.
Votes in bitterly divisive presidential election
An election in Catalonia will fail to conclusively resolve a political crisis over an independence drive in the region, the final surveys before the Dec. 21 vote showed.
Poll: Catalan election to return hung parliament

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