World Bulletin / News Desk
Italy will represent Canada's interests in Iran as a "protecting power", Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird said on Monday, 10 days after Canada broke off diplomatic relations with Iran.
"The government of Italy has agreed to provide critical support in urgent cases involving Canadians who require consular assistance in Iran, among other functions," Baird stated.
Canada pulled all its diplomats out of Iran and then cut off ties on Sept. 7, citing several concerns including what it said was Iran's refusal to guarantee the protection of Canadian diplomats and its support of terrorism. It has also expelled Iranian diplomats from Ottawa.
Orhaneli and Tuncbilek thermal power plants located in western central provinces of Kutahya and Bursa have been privatised for $521 million
The relationship should be at the level of official political, diplomatic and economic channels between the two countries.
President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has given orders not to deport Malian refugees who entered Algeria illegally due to deteriorating security conditions in Mali,
Russian consumers also suffer as Apple halts sales and foreign car deliveries halted.
European Union says court's decision is legal ruling, not a political decision, which will be made by EU governments.
All New Year's Eve festivities, including church services and New Year's Day outings, have been prohibited
Iran and the P5+1 group hold talks in Geneva after both sides failed to meet Nov. 24 deadline in Vienna
Doctor using same hypodermic needle repeatedly believed responsible for 90 cases in village
Resolution approved by vote of 498 to 88 calls for recognition of Palestinian state to take place as a result of peace talks with Israel.
The Turkish International Cooperation and Development Agency has distributed food, clothing, and stationary to the people of Myanmar in Arakan state.
Cuba has released American aid worker Alan Gross after five years in prison in a reported prisoner exchange with Havana that the United States said heralds an overhaul of U.S. policy toward Cuba.
Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke nominated to become the next prime minister.
Pakistan-Afghanistan relations have been tense for years, each accusing the other of backing anti-government militants.
The interim deal agreed this month restored the KRG's budget allocation in return for handing some Kurdish oil over to Baghdad.
Htin Lin Oo's lawyer said the 10-minute video segment of a two-hour speech that circulated online was purposefully misinterpreted by extremists.
Employees who escaped said that when the attack happened, the bank was busy with government workers who had come to collect their salaries.