Amnesty International accuses international oil majors Shell and Eni of negligence when addressing spills in Nigeria.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said the use of a nerve agent in an attack on a former Russian spy in Britain was "unacceptable" and called for a thorough investigation.
Tehran's Mayor Mohammad-Ali Najafi reportedly resigns from his post, citing ill health.
The IRIB’s World Service and Russia’s RT news channel sign a memorandum of understanding for cooperation in media affairs.
Iranian search teams find the black box of a Turkish private jet that crashed earlier in an Iranian mountain range , also recovering 10 bodies from a total of 11 who had been on board.
A private Turkish plane flying from the United Arab Emirates to Istanbul with at least 11 people on board crashes in western Iran.
Although more than half of infertility cases have their underlying problem in the male, the male reproductive problems are still scientifically sidelined.
Campaigners have warned global nuclear tensions helped boost investments in atomic weapons production by around $81 billion in 2017.
The Arctic just finished its warmest winter on record. And sea ice hit record lows for this time of year. Scientists say what’s happening is unprecedented.
Ayatollah Khamenei emphasizes the need for measures to preserve urban vegetation.
Seven search teams are dispatched to the site of a passenger plane crash on a mountaintop in southwestern Iran to recover the remaining bodies buried under heavy snow.
A new theory says the Moon was formed before the Earth in the aftermath of a giant collision between the proto-Earth with a Mars-sized object.
Vodafone Germany and Nokia will connect Earth to its sole natural satellite by a 4G network they plans to install on the moon next year.
Scientists have found microorganisms in the world’s driest desert, a discovery which raises the hope of finding alien life forms on Mars.
The outgoing UN human rights chief says that UNSC veto-wielding members are second only to criminals.
More than 20 Red Cross staff has left the organization over sexual misconduct.
The UNAIDS deputy head says he will not seek to renew his term in office although he was cleared of a sexual harassment allegation.
Iranian rescue teams have been forced to suspend their hunt for a crashed passenger plane due to heavy snow.
Iranian mourners attend a funeral ceremony for the police forces who lost their lives in a recent wave of attacks by members of a Dervish cult in northern Tehran.
The Iranian president says violence against police will never be tolerated, in reaction to Monday's attacks in Tehran that left 5 security forces dead.
The first bodies recovered from Iran's Aseman plane crash site in snow-capped mountains have been transferred to the ground.
A new study suggests that land plants appeared some 500 million years ago, 100 million years earlier than previously thought.
Oxfam has said it was investigating 26 new cases of sexual misconduct which had been reported since a scandal broke earlier this month over its handling of a 2011 case in Haiti.
The bodies of 30 victims of the recent plane crash in Iran’s southwestern mountains are found.
Three policemen and two Basij volunteer forces have lost their lives in a series of attacks by members of a Dervish cult in Iran's capital.
Rescue teams and locals keep searching for an Iranian airliner which went missing in bad weather in snow-capped mountains in southwest Iran Sunday morning.
Geneticists in New York are using DNA science to help find missing people by identifying the remains of discovered dead bodies.
The latest updates on the Sunday morning crash of an Iranian airliner with 66 passengers on board.
A passenger plane goes down in central Iran during a flight from Tehran to the southwestern city of Yasuj, killing all passengers and crew.
As Iran’s yearly Fajr International Film Festival (FIFF) is only about two months away, aspiring cinematographers are queuing up to try their chances at snatching the event’s top accolade.
The Oxfam head hits back at criticism over a prostitution scandal that he said was “out of proportion” as the British charity agreed not to bid for more government funds until it cleans up its act.
British charity Oxfam unveiled an action plan Friday to tackle sexual misconduct following the "stain" of a prostitution scandal.
A global charity says at least 357 million children - or one in six worldwide - are living in conflict zones.
Scandal-hit British charity Oxfam faces fresh claims of sexual assault and rape, this time between aid workers in South Sudan.
Ayatollah Khamenei pardons, commutes or substitutes the sentences of 565 Iranian convicts on the occasion of the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution victory.
Thousands of websites around the world have been infected by hackers using the sites' computing power to "mine" cryptocurrencies.
Scientists say our Sun will likely enter an 11-year cooldown cycle in the next 30 years, but the phase has no effect on global warming.
The executive director of UNAIDS, Michel Sidibe, mishandled a sexual assault complaint against his top deputy, according to an internal United Nations investigation.
Here are five things to know about SpaceX, as the aerospace company plans to send its own Tesla roadster into space.
A new study says at least three out of the seven planets of the TRAPPIST-1 system may have Earth-like atmospheres.
Firefighters are working to extinguish a huge fire that has engulfed a building of Iran’s Energy Ministry in downtown Tehran.
A new study show that polar bears need more energy than previously thought, as they are running out of food on thawing Arctic ice.
A new study warns that current breast cancer treatments can cause heart failure and other serious cardiac problems.
Nearly 30 percent of young people between the ages of 15 and 24 in countries affected by conflict and disaster are illiterate, triple the global rate, UNICEF says.
Here is a selection of photos showing recent snowfall in Tehran, Iran.
The storm touches more than 20 provinces and over two-thirds of the population, delivering its heaviest punch to the north where it has dumped over 80 centimeters of snow in the altitudes.
Experts warn of hundreds of safety hazards in buildings across Tehran on the anniversary of Plasco blaze.
Ayatollah Khamenei authorizes the Iranian administration to allocate $150 million to tackling heavy dust pollution in Khuzestan Province.
Eighty-two percent of last year's wealth went to the richest one percent, according to Oxfam's inequality report this year.
NASA has removed astronaut Jeanette Epps, who would have been first African American ISS crew member, from upcoming mission the International Space Station.
Sexual harassment is widespread and there is a culture of impunity for the perpetrators at United Nations offices around the world, staffers at the world body have reportedly claimed.
Consolidated data from five leading international weather agencies shows that "2015, 2016 and 2017 have been confirmed as the three warmest years on record".
An Iranian female volleyball player wins her right to play with hijab in Belgium’s professional league.
Iranians in various cities hold rain prayers amid a historic dry spell covering much of the country.
China says an Iranian tanker that collided with a freighter and sank after burning for more than a week in the East China Sea has produced two oil spills.
British energy giant BP will take an additional charge linked to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster in 2010.
A newly found dinosaur had iridescent feathers like modern humming birds, a study suggests.
Pope Francis has warned that the world stood on the "edge" of nuclear war, admitting the situation terrified him.
A new study suggests that genome-downsizing was the main reason why flowering plants conquered the Earth.
Officials cite evidence to conclude that all sailors aboard the ill-fated oil tanker that was burning in Chinese waters for days died early into the collision.
A NASA-made 3-D virtual tour of the Orion Nebula shows you what you may see in a nearby stellar nursery.
A Chinese rescue team has recovered two bodies from a still-burning Iranian oil tanker a week after it collided with a Chinese freighter vessel and caught fire in the East China Sea.
Steep slopes on Mars have revealed huge structures of buried ice in the Martian mid-latitudes.
Global warming will increase the risk of river flooding over the coming decades, endangering millions more people around the world, according to a study published Thursday.
Despite years of research and advancements, maritime navigation is still a perilous trade.
An Iranian oil tanker, which collided with a Chinese cargo vessel in East China Sea, burns on for a third straight day as dire environmental conditions hamper a search and rescue operation.
US President Donald Trump has delayed his made-up “fake news” awards show as top late night TV figures race to push for winning the award.
The tremor on Saturday struck Sarpol-e Zahab in Kermanshah Province which was hit by a massive tremor last month.
Dozens reportedly go missing as an Iranian oil tanker collides with a cargo ship off the eastern coast of China.
A study claims the genetic analysis of 11,500-year-old DNA from a baby girl has provided evidence for the existence of a new group of first Native Americans.
Here is a brief look at interesting photos of the week from January 1, 2018 to January 6, 2018.
Bone-chilling cold has gripped much of the United States as 2018 began.
The chairman of the Islamic Seminaries of Iran writes a congratulatory letter to Pope Francis, felicitating him on the occasion of New Year and proposing interfaith dialog.
Pope Francis highlights the plight of refugees as the world’s “weakest” in his New Year address.
Over a quarter of the world's land could become "significantly" drier if global warming reaches two degrees Celsius, a study warns.
Pope Francis deplores deadly wars, injustice and lies in the world, saying such man-made ills ruined the past year and worked to undermine humanity.
With their tax cuts, Trump and the GOP have made alcohol cheaper in US. Health experts are now warning of its dire consequences.
Habibollah Khojastepour, deputy for political and security affairs of Lorestan Province, says no bullet was fired by Iranian military, law enforcement, and security forces.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres warns of present and future challenges in the world, appealing to world leaders to unite to end conflicts.
The International Federation of Journalists says 81 journalists were killed and many more faced harassment in 2017.
The UN’s children agency says children, trapped in conflict zones, came under “shocking” levels of attacks throughout 2017.
The French coast guard has rescued a Polish sailor in the Indian Ocean who says he spent seven months with only his cat for company in a broken-down boat.
A light earthquake is felt in the province of Tehran and surrounding regions.
Pope Francis has denounced the “corrupted” elements and the “cancer” of cliques in the Catholic Church who portray themselves as “martyrs” when they are removed.
The Iranian Seismology Institute says the risk of a major earthquake in Tehran has decreased following several weak aftershocks.
A magnitude 5.2 earthquake hits city of Malard in Iran’s Tehran province.
A Tennessee woman gives birth to a daughter who spent 24 years as a frozen embryo.
Reporters Without Borders says 65 journalists and media workers have been killed across the world in 2017.
A UN report estimates that there are 258 million international migrants today, a 49-percent rise since 2000.
Iranian authorities say they will introduce “harsher” measures if air pollution persists in its current choking levels.
The number of the casualties -- which were mostly recorded in Afghanistan, Libya, Ukraine and Yemen -- showed a 30% surge compared to 2015.