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.
Yanghee Lee concerned over arbitrary arrests during security operations in Rakhine state
Filmmaker Saleh Daldam is reportedly detained for ‘working to detriment of national security’
Japanese PM says he will try to convince the new US administration led by Donald Trump to reconsider decision to scrap deal
Gen. Dostum's guards are accused of abducting and sexually assaulting his political rival in northern Afghanistan
Singapore's foreign ministry said Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying told Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in a letter that investigations had been completed and the Terrex vehicles would be released.
Spicer said Monday that the US "is going to make sure we protect our interests" in the sea.
The men were the second batch of would-be refugees denied asylum by German authorities and deported, despite growing insecurity in Afghanistan.
The agreement, the biggest trade deal in history, was seen as a counter to China's rising economic influence. It was signed last year but has not gone into effect.
Some 21,000 internally displaced while 66,000 have fled to Bangladesh since October attacks, security ops, report says
The bodies of six women and three men were washed ashore at a beach near the town of Mersing earlier Monday, the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency said.
At least eight soldiers and a rebel get killed in clash in North Cotabato amid peace talks in Rome, Italy
Mountaineering experts say climbing in winter is more dangerous than spring -- when most people tackle the 8,848 metre peak -- owing to high winds and extreme cold.
The announcement of a probe came a day before parliament was due to debate a report by lawmakers who in October recommended the criminal prosecution of former central bank chief Arjuna Mahendran.
Xu Xiang's was the first insider trading case to be brought to court in the country and involved more than 40 billion yuan ($5.8 billion), respected Chinese financial magazine Caixin reported.
Turkish authorities became suspicious the group was planning to enter Syria, where IS controls territory, and decided to send them back to Indonesia, said the spokesman, who like many Indonesians goes by one name.
Several others wounded during encounter in northeastern India, military says