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Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Turkish forces shell Syrian Kurdish fighters

The Turkish military shelled a group of Syrian Kurdish fighters south of the town of Jarablus on Thursday, a Turkish security source said, a day after Turkey launched its first US-backed incursion into Syria.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Monday, 22 August 2016

Turkey backtracks on 'child suicide bomber' statement: Kurdish wedding bomber 'may not have been child'

Turkey's Prime Minister Binali Yildirim says authorities are in no position to verify whether a child suicide bomber was responsible for a blast that killed at least 54 people on Saturday, reversing an earlier assertion by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Friday, 19 August 2016

Russian defense official proposes non-NATO anti-terror coalition: Russia, China, Iran, India

The chairman of the Russian Duma's defense committee said this week the time has come for Russia, China, India and Iran to form an anti-terrorism coalition that is not aligned with the "aggressive" NATO.

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Syrian warplanes hit Kurdish-held areas for first time

Syrian government warplanes on Thursday bombed Kurdish-controlled areas of the city of Hasaka in northeastern Syria for the first time in the five-year-old civil war, the spokesman for the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia and a monitoring group said.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Analysts say Iran’s consent to let Russia use its air base changes Middle East lineup

Iran’s permission to Russian planes involved in the operation against the Islamic State terrorists in Syria to make stopovers at its Hamadan airbase is considerably changing the lineup of forces in the Middle East, analysts have told TASS.

Monday, 15 August 2016

Yasukuni Shrine : Abe sends ritual offering, 2 Cabinet ministers visit war-linked shrine

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering on Monday to the war-linked Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo while two Cabinet ministers visited there on the 71st anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War II, immediately drawing criticism from South Korea, one of the Asian neighbors that suffered from Japanese wartime aggression.

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Kurdish forces in fresh push to capture Mosul

Kurdish Peshmerga forces launched a fresh attack on ISIS militants early on Sunday, as part of a campaign to capture the de facto ISIS capital Mosul, a Kurdish official said.

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Thousands of Venezuelans enter Colombia after border reopening

Pedestrian crossings between Colombia and Venezuela that had been closed for nearly a year were reopened early Saturday, allowing thousands of Venezuelans to make their way to this border city to buy food and medicine.

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Libya pro-govt forces announce capture of ISIS Sirte headquarters

Pro-government forces in Libya said they seized control of the Islamic State group's headquarters in Sirte on Wednesday as they push to oust the jihadists from the coastal city.

Monday, 8 August 2016

US urges Russia to halt Syria sieges; Russia slams humanitarian aid politicization

US urges Russia to halt Syria sieges; Russia slams humanitarian aid politicization
The United Nations Security Council must not allow civilians on both sides of the Syrian city of Aleppo to be cut off from humanitarian aid, the United States said Monday as Russia accused Washington of politicizing a humanitarian issue.

Saturday, 6 August 2016

UN Suspends Yemen Peace Negotiations

The United Nations suspended peace talks Saturday between Yemen's Sunni government and Shi'ite Houthi rebels, after rebels moved forward with a unilateral plan to appoint a governing council in areas seized since fighting erupted in 2014.

Friday, 5 August 2016

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Brazil Senate committee votes to put Rousseff on trial

A Senate impeachment committee voted on Thursday to put suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on trial in the full chamber for breaking budget laws, opening the way for her to be removed from office.

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Russian defense ministry says terrorists block exit of civilians from eastern Aleppo

Terrorists are blocking the exit of civilians from the eastern part of Aleppo in every possible way threatening them with shooting or public execution, Lieutenant General Sergei Chvarkov, the head of the Russian center for reconciliation of the opposing sides in Syria, said on Wednesday.

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Monday, 1 August 2016

Europe must not be blackmailed by Turkey overs visas: German vice chancellor

Europe will not be blackmailed by Turkey in talks on visa liberalization, German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said on Monday as relations with Ankara are strained in the aftermath of a failed coup.

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