• Abbas Mousavi 2019-12-29 18:35

    Tehran condemns terror attack in Somalia

    TEHRAN — Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi has denounced a terrorist attack in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, which has killed and injured dozens of people.

  • Freed sailor arrives in Tehran after four years 2019-09-24 21:56

    Freed sailor arrives in Tehran after four years

    TEHRAN – An Iranian sailor, who was taken hostage by Somali pirates in 2015 and released days ago, arrived in Tehran on Tuesday.

  • Efforts underway to free 18 Iranian fishermen kidnapped by Somalis 2018-09-17 00:32

    Efforts underway to free 18 Iranian fishermen kidnapped by Somalis

    TEHRAN – A lawmaker has said that efforts are ongoing for the freedom of 18 fishermen from Chabahar, who are detained by thieves and terrorists in Somalia.

  • Iran rescues four sailors held by Somali pirates 2018-06-09 02:38

    Iran rescues four sailors held by Somali pirates

    TEHRAN – Intelligence forces have rescued four Iranian sailors from the captivity of pirates in Somalia following a complicated operation.

  • Iran protests Somalia over fishing boat shooting 2017-10-12 10:14

    Iran protests Somalia over fishing boat shooting

    TEHRAN – Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi on Wednesday strongly criticized Somalia for opening fire on an Iranian fishing boat, which killed the captain of the vessel and injured a sailor.

  • Iranian sailor shot dead by Somalian forces 2017-10-10 09:39

    Iranian sailor shot dead by Somalian forces

    TEHRAN – Somali regional officials said on Monday that the Iranian captain of a fishing boat was killed and another sailor was injured after security forces opened fire during an operation in the Indian Ocean.

  • iraq 2017-04-03 08:33

    By Mary Ellen O'Connell

    Mosul civilian casualty disaster is sign of an even bigger problem

    The United States is acknowledging a role in an air attack in Mosul, Iraq, where the civilian death toll appears to exceed 140 people.

  • Central African Republic 2017-04-03 08:31

    For one war-wracked nation, a path to happiness

    One of the world’s most fragile countries is also its least happy. According to a new United Nations report, the Central African Republic (CAR) ranks last among 155 nations surveyed for “happiness,” even below Syria. (Norway tops the rankings.) Is there a way to help this landlocked country of 4.6 million people feel more joy and hope?

  • Travel ban 2017-03-08 02:12

    By Farhana Khera & Johnathan Smith

    Don’t be fooled, Trump’s new Muslim ban is still illegal

    President Trump’s executive order barring immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries experienced nearly universal defeat in the federal courts. On Monday, he issued a revised version of that order, but it still suffers from a fundamental, and fatal, flaw: It constitutes unlawful religious discrimination.

  • Somalia 2017-03-06 02:37

    By Amanda Erickson

    In Somalia, a drought killed 110 people in just 48 hours

    The signs of crisis are everywhere. Each day, thousands flood the capital in search of food. More than 7,000 internally displaced people sought help from one feeding center in just a day, a level of demand the center cannot possibly meet.

  • refugee 2017-03-03 04:54

    By Jorge Moreira da Silva

    How poor countries foot the refugee bill

    The Syrian refugee crisis has focused attention on the need to improve management of refugee flows during times of crisis.

  • Famine 2017-02-25 03:49

    Sitting by as disaster unfolds

    Millions face starvation, but the world is turning away. We are too late to prevent this severe food crisis – but we can and must act now to save lives

  • دزدان سومالی 2017-02-14 20:28

    Eight Iranian sailors in pirate captivity freed

    TEHRAN – Iran confirmed on Tuesday the freeing of eight Iranian sailors, in captivity since May 2016 by Somalian pirates amid continuing effort to release the remaining captives.

  • migration crisis 2017-01-18 14:19

    By William Lacy Swing

    The world needs a new strategy to tackle the migration crisis

    Thousands are dying trying to reach Europe. World leaders meeting at Davos should adopt a strategy to stop this unnecessary loss of life. Inequality: how do we assess it? Sometimes it’s about someone not having enough to eat. In this snowy season in the northern hemisphere, it’s also about not having enough heat – and dying as a result.