World Bulletin / News Desk
The United States will temporarily allow non-governmental organizations to transfer money to Iran to help the country rebuild from an earthquake disaster, the Treasury said on Tuesday.
The United States has an array of sanctions in place against Iran.
Iran was hit by two powerful earthquakes on Aug. 11 that flattened villages in the northwest of the country and killed more than 300 people.
Treasury said it was issuing a license that will temporarily allow NGOs to transfer up to $300,000 into Iran for reconstruction activity until Oct. 5.
To transfer more than $300,000 to Iran, NGOs will need to apply for a special license, Treasury said.
Unidentified gunmen have shot dead two soldiers in southern Thailan.
China has passed legislation forcing communist units in all workplaces to ensure uniform laws across the nation.
21 people were killed when suspected Baluch fighters kidnapped dozens in attack on Pashtuns traveling to Karachi from Baluchistan capital
The cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in South Korea has tripled in less than a week
The US has China has placed mobile artillery weapons systems on a island of the Spratlys archipelago in the disputed South China Sea and has accused China of spreading chaos in the region
Pakistan has been rocked by a fake degree scandal with a new Pakistani TV channel owned by company accused of fraud and money laundering is suspended
Myanmar has released details of its census but has been blasted by rights group for excluding the Rohingya from its census.
A meeting today between 17 Asian nations will discuss the Rohingya crisis that has forced thousands of people to flee their homeland.
"There is something wrong with humanity's thinking" says the Dalai Lama as he urges Aung San Suu Kyi to aid the Rohingya
A radioactive leak from a medical consignment was detected in the cargo area of the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi this morning.
The Leader of largest faction in MNLF says met with MILF chair and a representative of Nur Misuari at Organization of Islamic Conference venue in Kuwait
With their their houses set on fire, Muslims have fled their village and have sought refuge in the local police station after they were attacked.
Yang Xiuzhu will be extradited from the US to China. He has been accused of embezzling more than $40 million.
Japan's top government spokesman said that there was no risk to human life after a volcano erupted on the remote southern island of Kuchinoerabujima.