Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks during a news conference in Baghdad. Reuters/ File
Discussions between Britain and the United States on building up their military presence in the Gulf are ongoing, Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokeswoman, Alison Donnelly, said on Friday amid tensions with Iran.
Witnessed by a large crowd of Emiratis and residents alike, the parade featured live military displays by various units of the Armed Forces and Presidential Guard.
The end on Thursday of US sanctions waivers for purchases of Iranian oil is likely to hit India’s economy hard, increasing fuel costs and quickening inflation, analysts say.
Burundi’s ruling party youth league is forcing citizens to donate money to fund next year’s election, Human Rights Watch said on Friday, as fears of abuses and renewed violence grow ahead of the vote.
South Africa’s struggling state power utility Eskom warned that power cuts would occur again from 9am (0700 GMT) on Friday until 6am on Saturday, as its generating units continue to perform at low levels of reliability.
Indian police shot dead four men on Friday who were suspected of raping and killing a 27-year-old veterinarian in the southern city of Hyderabad last week, a senior police official told Reuters.