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Monday, 14 August 2017

Pyongyang’s main economic lifeline falls as China bans key imports from N. Korea

China bans key imports from N. Korea
China has announced a full ban on imports of coal, iron, and seafood, among other goods from North Korea, thus cutting key export revenues for Pyongyang.

Saturday, 12 August 2017

KRG to maintain plan for holding independence referendum: Official

Kurds turkey iran iraq syria
Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) will maintain their plan to hold a referendum on independence on Sept. 25, despite a U.S. request to postpone it, a high-ranking Kurdish official told Reuters on Aug. 12.

Friday, 11 August 2017

Risk of US-North Korea war 'very high,' Russian FM Lavrov says

Risk of US-North Korea war very high
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday cautioned that the risks of escalation of tensions between the United States and North Korea were "very high" following the recent war of words between Washington and Pyongyang.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Nagasaki mayor marks 72nd anniversary of atomic bombing

Nagasaki
Nagasaki's mayor marked the 72nd anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing in his city Wednesday by demanding Japan join a recently adopted U.N. treaty banning nuclear weapons.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Iraqi VP Urges Immediate Probe into US Attack against Popular Forces

al-Rutba district in Iraq’s Anbar province
 Iraqi Vice-President Nouri al-Maliki condemned the recent US strikes against Hashd al-Shaabi (popular forces), and urged an immediate probe into the hostile action by Washington troops in his country.

Saturday, 5 August 2017

US-Led Coalition Attacks Raqqa National Hospital with Phosphorus Bombs

internationally-banned white phosphorus bombs
The US-led coalition, allegedly fighting ISIS in Syria, has attacked the National Hospital in the city of Raqqa with internationally-banned white phosphorus bombs, according to the Deputy Director of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent’s (SARC) branch in Raqqa Dina al-As’ad.

Saturday, 29 July 2017

IRGC Commander Warns of ‘Serious Consequences’ of US Acts in Persian Gulf

Islamic Revolution Guards Corps
Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) for Political Affairs Brigadier General Rasoul Sanaei-Rad warned that US naval forces’ recent acts in the Persian Gulf could have serious repercussions for Washington.

Friday, 28 July 2017

North Korea test-fires improved ballistic missile


 East Sea
North Korea launched an improved ballistic missile with intercontinental range late Friday, South Korea's military said, a provocation seen as Pyongyang's answer to Seoul's recent dialogue offer and the international community's move to toughen sanctions.

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

EU concerned over U.S. sanctions on Russia

The European Union
The European Union on Wednesday said it is concerned with the United States' proposed additional sanctions against Russia, citing a threat to energy independence.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Libyan rivals agree on nationwide ceasefire

Libya
The two main rivals in conflict-ridden Libya have agreed on a nationwide ceasefire, except for in the fight against terrorist groups, and will work on holding early presidential and parliamentary elections, according to a joint declaration.

Saturday, 22 July 2017

US contributed to ISIS creation, now tries to claim victory over it : Iraqi VP

Mosul iraq
The recapture of Mosul is an achievement of the Iraqi people while the US is trying to highjack it and claims it was them who "led that war," Iraq's Vice President Nouri al-Maliki has told the RIA Novosti news agency.

Friday, 21 July 2017

UN blames Saudi-led coalition for deadly Yemen strikes

air strike on civilians in Yemen
The United Nations has blamed a Saudi-led coalition for a deadly air strike on civilians in Yemen this week, saying there were no military targets in the area hit.

Thursday, 20 July 2017

US decision to shut down training program of “Syrian opposition” enhances Russian-US cooperation

Syrian opposition
The Head of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Russian Upper House of Parliament Konstantin Kosachev said the U.S. decision to shut down the US Central Intelligence Agency’s program to equip and train “moderate opposition” in Syria opens new opportunities for Russian-US cooperation in the war on terrorism in the country, SANA reported.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Qatar admits that it is against the Arab coalition in Yemen

Qatar admits that it is against the Arab coalition in Yemen
Qatar admitted that it was compelled to join the Arab Coalition to restore legitimacy in Yemen, in a clear and implicit admission that it was from the very beginning, against the legitimacy coalition in Yemen.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Malorossiya project is personal initiative of self-proclaimed republic's leader : Kremlin

donetsk lugansk
The idea of the establishment of a new state Malorossiya is a personal initiative of Alexander Zakharchenko, Head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), Russian president’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday.
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