ANKARA (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of Iranians chanted "Death to Israel" in nationwide rallies on Friday at which they also burned flag of the Islamic State militant group which claimed responsibility for attacks in Tehran this month, state TV reported.
KUALA LUMPUR: Late buying of Genting Malaysia underpinned the FBM KLCI's positive close on Friday while the trading value and volume declined ahead of the long weekend.
MADRID (Reuters) - The Barcelona state prosecutor said on Friday it was not opposed to substituting a 21-month prison sentence for a fine for tax fraud handed down to soccer player Lionel Messi, as long as the fine was the maximum allowed under law.
PUTRAJAYA: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi advised Malaysians to be calm and prudent in evaluating the allegations and slander that are planned by the foreign media to undermine the country's image.
(Reuters) - Middlesbrough winger Stewart Downing has been told he will not feature in new manager Garry Monk's plans next season and can leave the club, according to multiple reports in the British media on Thursday.
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's defence minister warned on Friday that Ankara would retaliate against any threatening moves by the Kurdish YPG militia in Syria and welcomed a U.S. pledge to take back weapons from the group after the defeat of Islamic State.
KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak expressed the hope that Muslims in general and especially those in Malaysia will take the opportunity of Aidilfitri to forgive one another and foster peace and unity as prescribed by Prophet Muhammad.
Facebook Inc is launching a UK programme to train and fund local organisations to combat extremist material online.
(Reuters) - Stoke City's 36-year-old striker Peter Crouch is not contemplating hanging up his boots anytime soon and the club's top scorer last season believes his age has made him "hungrier" to continue playing.
MARAWI CITY/SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia agreed on Friday to send two surveillance planes to help the Philippines tackle Islamist rebels, as jets and artillery pounded militant positions in a southern town held for more than a month by Islamic State loyalists.
(Reuters) - Premier League newcomers Huddersfield Town are facing a claim of wrongful dismissal after sacking their goalkeeping coach Nick Colgan last week, the Times reported on Friday.
(Reuters) - Everton will challenge for a top four spot in the Premier League next season if they can improve their away form, midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has said.
BAKU (Reuters) - Sauber drivers Pascal Wehrlein and Marcus Ericsson have admitted they were shocked to learn of the sudden departure of team principal Monisha Kaltenborn, the first woman to run a Formula One outfit, earlier this week.
PETALING JAYA: Four army personnel escaped with their lives after the car they were in went out of control and slammed into the guardrail of a bridge on the AMJ Highway in Melaka on Friday.
(Reuters) - Ireland will hold talks with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) about the possibility of playing a test match at Lord's in 2019 after they and Afghanistan were granted full-member status by the International Cricket Council on Thursday.
A June 27 release date for the standalone version of cult classic Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is said to have come from an inside source at a major US retailer.
DUBAI (Reuters) - Four Arab states boycotting Qatar over alleged support for terrorism have sent Doha a list of 13 demands including closing Al Jazeera television and reducing ties to their regional adversary Iran, an official of one of the four countries said.
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said on Friday the death of U.S. university student Otto Warmbier soon after his return home was a mystery and dismissed accusations that he had died because of torture and beating during his captivity as "groundless."
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The likelihood that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed is close to 100 percent, Interfax news agency quoted the head of the defence committee in Russia's upper parliamentary house as saying on Friday.
DUBLIN: Ireland raised 3 billion euros ($3.4 billion) by selling a quarter of Allied Irish Banks (AIB) on Friday in a remarkable turnaround for a company at the forefront of reckless lending during the "Celtic Tiger" boom.