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From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

Iranian President Warns of Wider War if Armenia-Azerbaijan Fighting Continues

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is warning that current fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan could spill over its borders and evolve into a regional war. President Rouhani expressed his concerns about...

Fighting Intensifies in Nagorno-Karabakh, Turkey Testing Both Russia and US

Armenia and Azerbaijan are accusing each other of targeting civilian populations in a dangerous flare-up over the disputed separatist enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh. As the newly reignited conflict intensifies in a...

Armenia, Azerbaijan blame each other for hitting civilian areas

YEREVAN — Armenia and Azerbaijan accused each other on Monday of attacking civilian areas on a ninth day of fighting, the deadliest in the South Caucasus region for more than...

Armenia to Work With OSCE on Nagorno-Karabakh Cease-Fire

Armenia responded positively on Friday to a call by France, Russia and the United States for a cease-fire between its forces and the Azerbaijani forces, which continue to clash...

Navid Afkari’s Execution Was Hasty, His Lawyer Tells Radio Farda

Babak Paknia, an attorney involved in Navid Afkari's legal case, dismissed as "unfounded" the Fars provincial judiciary's statement on carrying out the death penalty against the young athlete. Following the...

Social Media Firms Deleting Evidence of War Crimes, Human Rights Watch Says

Social media companies are taking down videos and images that could be vital in prosecuting serious crimes, including war crimes, according to a new report from Human Rights Watch. In...

Huge fire breaks out at Beirut port a month after devastating explosion

A huge fire broke out at the Port of Beirut on Thursday, triggering panic among residents traumatized by last month's massive explosion there that killed and injured thousands of people. It was...

Iranians shattered by economic pressures, rising rents amid COVID-19 pandemic

Abbas Tajik, 38-year old butcher in west Tehran, goes home at night feeling overwhelmed with depression after hearing his customers' stories of poverty. Day after day, he witnesses them becoming...

Beirut explosion linked to Russian ship storing ammonium nitrate left in port, called ‘floating...

Investigators probing the devastating blast in Beirut that killed at least 135 people and injured 5,000 more are pointing to a Russian ship docked in the city's port for nearly seven years without appropriate...

Beirut explosion brings city ‘to its knees’ as citizens grapple with loss, destruction

BEIRUT — It seemed like all hope was lost. But after 15 hours buried under the rubble of his home in Beirut, Imad Atar was miraculously pulled out alive by...