News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Jun 23, 2019, 09.15 AM(IST)

File photo of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Photograph:( Reuters )

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Trump vows new Iran sanctions, Tehran warns US against attack

US President Donald Trump on Saturday pledged to hit Iran with "major" new sanctions as Tehran warned Washington that any attack would see its interests across the Middle East go up in flames.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un receives 'excellent' letter from Trump: Report

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has received a personal letter of "excellent content" from US President Donald Trump, the country's state news agency said Sunday.

Donald Trump says planned immigration sweep delayed for two weeks

President Donald Trump said Saturday he was delaying a planned immigration sweep for two weeks to allow time for his Republican Party and opposition Democrats to find a political solution to the hot-button issue.

J&K: Two terrorists gunned down in Shopian encounter

Two terrorists were gunned down in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district on Sunday during an encounter between security forces and terrorists.

Amid US-Tehran tensions, Indian airlines decide to avoid part of Iranian airspace

All Indian operators, in consultation with Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), on Saturday, decided to avoid the affected part of Iranian airspace to ensure safe travel for the passengers, news agency ANI reported. All flights will be re-routed suitably.


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