World Bulletin / News Desk
One of Europe's leading satellite providers said it had taken Iranian state television and radio channels off the air to comply with tougher European Union sanctions on the Islamic state.
Iranian officials said the move by Paris-based Eutelsat was illegal and against the West's own principles of free speech, state media reported on Tuesday.
The Eutelsat decision hit 19 channels provided by Iran's state broadcasting network (IRIB) including English-language Press TV - used by Tehran to broadcast its news and views beyond the country's borders.
Iran's Culture and Islamic Guidance Minister Mohammad Hosseini said the shut-down was illegal and "a clear violation of the West's claim for supporting freedom of speech and information," the Iranian Students' News Agency (ISNA) reported.
The European Union stepped up sanctions on Iran's banking, shipping, and industrial sectors on Monday over Tehran.
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.
After 18 years, the Indian state of Tripura has stripped the army of a draconian shoot-to-kill law.