Eminent Indonesian Quran reciter Sheikh Ja’afar Abdulrahman passes away while reciting verses from the Holy Quran live on air.
Reporters Without Borders has warned that the situation of media freedom in democracies worldwide is at “a tipping point.”
The occasion marks the anniversary of the day Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was chosen as Allah’s final messenger.
Ayatollah Khamenei pardons or commutes the sentences of 593 eligible Iranian convicts on the occasion of Eid al-Mab'ath.
Pope Francis likens the refugee detention camps in European states to concentration camps.
Thousands of people hit the streets in cities across the United States and beyond to celebrate science and censure disregard for knowledge.
The UN warns of an increased risk of nuclear accidents amid worsening relations between nuclear-armed countries.
The Cassini space probe has taken a picture from the Earth when it was some 1.4 billion kilometers away from our planet.
The US embassy in London summons a three-month-old baby to make sure it is not resorting to terrorism.
Torrential downpours have caused flooding and landslides in northwestern Iran, killing a total of 48 people in four provinces.
German magazine Der Spiegel claims that Real Madrid football star Cristiano Ronaldo paid $375,000 to a woman to silence her after allegedly raping her in 2009.
The World Health Organization says dramatic improvements are needed in ensuring access to clean water and sanitation worldwide.
Narges Kalbasi Ashtari, 28, arrived in Iran’s central city of Isfahan at noon on Wednesday.
Some UN peacekeepers are said to have coerced victims into performing sexual acts.
Pope Francis has dismissed a Roman Catholic priest from New Hampshire who was convicted of stealing $300,000 from a hospital, a bishop and a deceased priest's estate.
A study shows Islam will be the world’s largest religion by 2075.
Massive earthquake jolts Iran's second largest city, partially or fully destroying several nearby villages.
NASA says its New Horizons spacecraft is now halfway between Pluto and next flyby stop in the Kuiper Belt.
Iranian people are celebrating Sizdah Bedar, the traditional Persian festival of nature, by spending time outdoors with family and friends.
Fewer than 300 people have taken part in a rally in favor of Islamophobia in the British capital.
A report says global food crises deteriorated significantly in 2016 with conditions further worsening this year.
Japanese whale hunters slaughtered 333 minke whales in the Antarctic amid international condemnation.
The World Health Organization says the number of depression at international level has increased nearly 20 percent in the past decade.
The Netherlands' doctors oppose a controversial proposed law that would allow elderly people the right to get professional assistance to end their lives.
According to the study, workplace exposure to very low frequency electromagnetic fields may be linked to a doubling in risk of developing the ALS.
A 100-kilogram gold coin worth $4 million, bearing an image of Queen Elizabeth II, is stolen from a museum in Germany.
Milad Tower in Tehran has joined other iconic buildings and monuments around the world plunging into darkness on Saturday to mark Earth Hour.
Two young girls, a two-year-old and a four-year old have been found “brutally” stabbed in the US State of North Carolina.
At least one child has been killed and over 63 people wounded in a major pile-up on a road leading to the northeastern Iranian city of Mashhad.
UNICEF predicts that 25 percent of children may live in areas with severely limited water resources by 2040, endangering their lives.
US tech giant Google has released a set of tools it says are designed to protect elections globally.
Iran will officially move clocks forward by one hour at midnight on Tuesday to observe Daylight Saving Time.
At least one person is killed and five go missing after huge sea waves hit the southern Iranian port city of Dayyer.
Iranians are celebrating the historical festival, while officials caution youths against setting off fireworks.
At least seven people are killed and four others injured in a fireworks explosion in northwestern Iran.
The UN says the world is facing the largest humanitarian crisis since 1945, as over 20 million people are starving in four countries.
The WHO says environmental risks are responsible for one in four deaths among children each year.
Iran sends a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to urge creation of a regional task force to address the pressing issue of dust storms plighting the region.
US President Donald Trump’s speech at his first joint address to Congress has been rated at a seventh-grade reading level as footage of him emerges practicing in a limo.
A GOP lawmaker mocks Democratic congresswomen wearing white in protest during a Trump speech.
Pew Research Center says Islam will replace Christianity as the most popular religion in the world after 2050.
SpaceX announces plans to take two tourists on a flight around the Moon in 2018.
Despite boycotting the Oscar ceremony over US President Trump’s Muslim ban, Iranian director Asghar Farhadi wins the Academy Award for best foreign-language film.
Pope Francis warns that water scarcity across the globe could lead to a third world war.
The newly discovered planets orbiting TRAPPIST-1 star are hugely far way, making them unsuitable candidates for future human colonies.
Iran’s Ministry of Health has detected flu in birds in 15 Iranian provinces and has prohibited the use of local poultry products nationwide.
Scientists find seven Earth-like planets in the orbit of a small star located some 40 light-years away.
The Russian Defense Ministry releases photos of its latest expedition in the Arctic, where it is putting its state-of-the-art snow vehicles to the test.
The province has been reeling from sandstorms which are said to originate in Iraq and Saudi Arabia but a combination of events recently have brought Khuzestan to the brink of virtual collapse.
Blizzard, snow drifts, and flooding have besieged cities in several Iranian provinces, while cutting off access to many villages in other areas.
Electricity is restored throughout most of Iran’s Khuzestan province, says the National Disaster Management Organization.
Wintery weather and a cold snap hit many parts of Iran and shut down schools and educational institutions.
Heavy snow hits most parts of Iran as officials order the evacuation of a village over a potential dam failure.
Two young girls have been shot in the head in separate incidents less than 30 minutes apart in Chicago, Illinois.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei grants clemency to 631 convicts on the occasion of the upcoming anniversary of the Islamic Revolution.
UN warns of Daesh threat despite reports of decline in the groups revenue.
Avalanches kill at least three people and injure two others in the northern Iranian county of Damavand.
"I think that these measures should be removed sooner rather than later," Guterres said.
India reported 200,000 cases of leprosy in 2015.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says a travel ban issued by the US will probably not be effective against terrorism.
The UN chief has criticized border closures in some of "the most developed countries" in the world.
The Muslims' largest international body slams Trump’s visa ban, says it gives rise to extremism.
A child is born in a Iranian hospital with the use of an embryo which had been frozen for 14 years.
Iranian researchers and scientist unveil the world's first herbal medicine to treat Alzheimer’s.
Over 2,300 families have been displaced due to the recent floods in southeastern Iran.
A newly published report shows that the 2015 total cost of violence is equivalent to 13.3 percent of the GDP.
The operations for the removal of debris end at the site of the Plasco high-rise, which came down over a week ago.
Over 100 families have been uprooted from their homes in six villages hardly hit vy floods in southeastern Iran.
The death toll rises to 20 -- 16 fire fighters and four other citizens -- on the eighth day of the rescue operations after rescuers pull out the bodies of three firefighters from the debris.
The ban prohibits the use of cutlery, bags, cups and other forms of single-use plastic across Delhi.
An Iranian official says 60 percent of refugees in Iran, 48.5 percent of whom are females, have received proper education.
The holy city of Mashhad in northeastern Iran is officially introduced as the cultural capital of the Muslim world for the Asia region for 2017.
A Turkish Airlines plane with 70 passengers on board makes an emergency landing in Iran's western city of Kermanshah.
The bus was traveling from France to Hungary when it crashed.
The Netherlands marks the National Tulip Day by displaying thousands of colorful flowers.
Thousands of people have staged protest rallies across the globe to vent frustration at the inauguration of US President Donald Trump.
The year 2016 is officially announced as the warmest year on record.
The Iranian president tested products manufactured by three knowledge-based companies.
Prime Minister Abe will soon seek to impose a cap on the number of overtime hours employees can work.
With only days left of his administration, US President Barack Obama pays $500 million for a UN program to help poor countries cut their greenhouse gases in a fight for a better climate worldwide.
Oxfam voices alarm over the widening economic gap between the world’s super-rich and the poorest.
The new UN chief urges a whole new approach to prevent war and promote peace instead of focusing on responding to crises.
The blaze broke out at Qasr al-Awliya Hotel in the holy Iraqi city of Karbala.
The new UN secretary general vows to combat sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers.
Four people are killed and four others injured in a 5.1-magnitude earthquake that jolted rural areas in southern Iran.
The Chaldean Catholic Archbishop of Tehran says Christians live in peace and security in the Islamic Republic.
Major cities across the world usher in the year 2017 with festivities and beefed-up security.
In his first address as Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, appeals to world citizens to work toward peace.
Iranians react bitterly to photos of homeless people living in empty graves outside the capital.
Iran sends two consignments of relief aid weighing 70 tonnes to people in Syria’s recently-liberated city of Aleppo.
Worshipers around the world mark the birth of Jesus Christ, as conflicts and terror attacks continue to grip the world.