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Saturday, 21 July 2018

Friday, 20 July 2018

Several killed as Israeli air strikes hit targets 'throughout Gaza'

Gaza Strip
Israeli aircraft and tanks hit targets across the Gaza Strip Friday after shots were fired at troops on the border, the army said, with Hamas reporting three members of its military wing killed.

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Kurds to Increase Cooperation with Syrian Gov't

Kurds to Increase Cooperation with Syrian Gov't
Chairman of the Kurds' Syrian Democratic Council Ilham Ahmad announced plans to set up offices in several Syrian cities, including Damascus.

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Israeli army turns away displaced Syrians along Golan Heights

Golan Heights
Scores of displaced Syrians were turned away by the Israeli army units on Tuesday as they attempted to approach the border fence along the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

Friday, 13 July 2018

So-Called US-Led Coalition Succeeded Only in Killing Innocent Syrians: Foreign Ministry

So-Called US-Led Coalition Succeeded Only in Killing Innocent Syrians
Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates has affirmed that the illegal US-led coalition, purportedly against Daesh, has succeeded only in killing innocent Syrians and destroying the Syrian infrastructure along the Euphrates.

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Trump and Merkel meet after he calls Germany a 'captive' of Russia'

Trump and Merkel meet after he calls Germany a 'captive' of Russia'
US President Donald Trump has held talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the sidelines of a NATO summit in Brussels, hours after he fiercely criticised German policy on defence spending and gas imports from Russia.

Saturday, 7 July 2018

North Korea, U.S. split after denuclearization meeting

North Korea, U.S. split after denuclearization meeting
North Korea expressed regret Saturday over the attitude of U.S. negotiators during their talks this week to work out details on how to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula as agreed to by their leaders in their recent summit meeting.

Friday, 6 July 2018

No nerve agents but maybe chlorine used in Douma, says watchdog

No nerve agents but maybe chlorine used in Douma
The world's chemical arms watchdog said today it had found no evidence of nerve gas after an attack on the Syrian town of Douma, but chlorine may have been used.

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Iran threatens to block Strait of Hormuz in response to US attempts to stop its oil exports

Iran threatens to block Strait of Hormuz
Tehran will close the Strait of Hormuz, effectively blocking all the oil shipments from the Persian Gulf if Washington succeeds in its attempts to reduce Iranian oil exports, an Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander said.

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Baghdad denies deal between Peshmerga, US-led coalition

deal between Peshmerga, US-led coalition
Iraq’s Defense Ministry on Tuesday denied reports that a deal had been struck between Peshmerga forces loyal to northern Iraq’s Kurdish Regional Government and a U.S.-led coalition to “protect” Iraq’s Kirkuk province and other “disputed” parts of the country.

Saturday, 30 June 2018

Afghan president ends 18-day cease-fire with Taliban

unarmed Taliban fighters were seen on the streets of Kabul
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday ended his government's cease-fire with the Taliban, ordering security forces to resume operations.

Friday, 29 June 2018

EU migration deal welcomed by UN agencies

EU migration deal welcomed by UN agencies
In a joint statement, the UN Migration Agency (IOM) and the UN Refugee Agency (UNCHR) said that while the finer detail of the accord needs to be examined, they “stand ready to support a common approach”.

Thursday, 28 June 2018

‘No problem’: Tsipras cool with Germany sending migrants back to Greece to ‘share the burden’

‘No problem’:
Athens “doesn’t care” if some migrants return from Germany to Greece as part of a possible deal with Berlin, PM Alexis Tsipras said. His words are in sharp contrast with the mood on Greek islands overwhelmed by the migrant influx.

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Border crossing of Spielfeld: Austria simulates response to migrants in border exercise

austria slovenia borders migrants
Several hundred Austrian police officers and soldiers have performed an exercise on the country's southern border with Slovenia to simulate different responses to any repeat of the 2015 migrant crisis.

Saturday, 23 June 2018

Italian Deputy PM: Very Existence of United Europe to be Decided within the Year

Existence of United Europe to be Decided within the Year
Ahead of the EU summit, where the latest disagreements within the bloc over migration policy are expected to be on the agenda, Italy lambasted Paris for “lecturing” Rome and resisted Germany’s plans to turn away refugees which have been registered in other countries.

Friday, 22 June 2018

Friday, 15 June 2018

China strikes back: Beijing sets 25% tariff on $50 bln worth US products

China strikes back: Beijing sets 25% tariff on $50 bln worth US products
Responding to US President Donald Trump’s decision to impose tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese imports, Beijing has adopted a 25 percent tariff on 659 American products worth the same amount.

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Chinese Hackers 'Steal Secret US Navy Plans for Supersonic Submarine Missiles'

Chinese Hackers
Chinese government hackers have been accused of stealing sensitive data from the computers of a US Navy contractor, including plans for submarine-launched supersonic anti-ship missiles.

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Turkey halts migrant re-admission deal with Greece

Turkey halts migrant re-admission deal with Greece
Turkey suspended its migrant re-admission deal with Greece days after Athens released from prison eight Turkish soldiers who fled their country after a 2016 attempted coup.

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Kim Jong-un 'begged' for summit to take place

Kim Jong-un 'begged' for summit to take place
Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani has said North Korea's leader "begged" for their summit to be rescheduled after the US president cancelled it.

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

US-Led Coalition’s Attacks Target Locals for Their Refusal to Join Separatist Militias: FM

US-Led Coalition’s Attacks Target Locals for Their Refusal to Join Separatist Militias
Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said the illegitimate US-led International Coalition has been targeting civilians in the villages of al-Hasaka, Raqqa and Deir Ezzor as a retribution for their refusal to join US-allied separatist militias, SANA reported.

Saturday, 2 June 2018

Moallem: Syria’s Sovereignty Indubitable, Turkey and US Are Invaders

Moallem: Syria’s Sovereignty Indubitable, Turkey and US Are Invaders
Foreign Minister Walid Al-Moallem said that Syria’s sovereignty in Tanaf is indubitable, stressing that Turkey and US are invaders and should withdraw from the Syrian territories.

Friday, 1 June 2018

Saudi threatens military action against Qatar over S-400

Saudi threatens military action against Qatar over S-400
Saudi Arabia, one of the countries blockading Qatar, has threatened military action against its Gulf neighbour if it acquires the Russian-made S-400 aerial defence system, French daily Le Monde reported on Friday.

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Trump’s decision on tariffs closed doors to other talks – Macron

Trump’s decision on tariffs closed doors to other talks – Macron
France’s President Emmanuel Macron slammed the US move to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada, Mexico and the European Union, calling the decision “unlawful” and a “mistake.”

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Netanyahu: Israel Deals 'Harshest Blow' to Gaza Militants in Years

Netanyahu: Israel Deals 'Harshest Blow' to Gaza Militants in Years
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu commented on a recent exchange of fire between the Israeli Defense Forces, Hamas and the Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine.

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Hungary to penalise NGOs that aid illegal immigrants

Hungary to penalise NGOs that aid illegal immigrants
Individuals or groups who help migrants not entitled to protection to submit requests for asylum or who help illegal migrants to gain status to stay in Hungary will be liable to jail under a new bill submitted to parliament.

Friday, 25 May 2018

Israeli court justifies use of live ammunition by military in border demonstrations

Israeli court justifies use of live ammunition by military in border demonstrations
Israel's High Court of Justice rejected two petitions against the Israeli army's use of live ammunition last week to quell a Gaza protest, in which 59 Palestinians died.

Thursday, 24 May 2018

UN chief ‘deeply concerned’ over cancellation of US-North Korea summit

UN chief ‘deeply concerned’ over cancellation of US-North Korea summit
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday that he was “deeply concerned” by the cancellation of the planned meeting between the leaders of the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), commonly-known as North Korea.

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Arab League Suspends Ties With Guatemala Over Embassy Relocation to Jerusalem

Arab League Suspends Ties With Guatemala
The League of Arab States (LAS) revoked its cooperation agreement with Guatemala and suspended all bilateral ties after Guatemala relocated its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the LAS press service said on Wednesday.

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Germany wants to extradite Catalonia's independence leader Carles Puigdemont

Carles Puigdemont
Ex-Catalan leader, Carles Puigdemont, one of the leaders of the region's secession movement wanted in Spain on rebellion charges, will most likely be extradited from Germany on lesser charges.

Monday, 21 May 2018

South Korea Rules Out Halting Joint Drills with US despite Pyongyang's Protests

South Korea Rules Out Halting Joint Drills with US
The South Korean Defense Ministry ruled out the possibility of halting or scaling down the annual joint military drills with the United States even despite the resentment on the part of North Korea, the ministry's spokeswoman Choi Hyun-soo said at a briefing on Monday.

Friday, 18 May 2018

Cuba plane: More than 100 die in Havana air crash

More than 100 die in Havana air crash
More than 100 people have died after a Boeing 737 airliner crashed and exploded near Jose Marti International Airport in Havana, Cuban state media says.

Thursday, 17 May 2018

US-Backed SDF Forces Fear Armed Uprising by Civilians in Northern Syria

US-Backed SDF Forces Fear Armed Uprising by Civilians in Northern Syria
Fierce tensions have started between the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces and civilians in Eastern Deir Ezzur as armed uprisings against the SDF have spread in occupied areas in Northern Syria.

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

North Korea threatens to pull out of U.S. summit; cancels talks with South

North Korea threatens to pull out of U.S. summit; cancels talks with South
North Korea said Wednesday it is canceling high-level talks with South Korea and threatened to pull out of a summit with the United States over the allies' ongoing military exercises.

Monday, 14 May 2018

South Africa removes Israel ambassador over IDF’s ‘violent aggression’ in Gaza

South Africa removes Israel ambassador over IDF’s ‘violent aggression’ in Gaza
The South African government is withdrawing its ambassador to Israel in response to the “violent aggression” by Israeli forces at the Gaza border, which saw 55, including six children, killed on Monday.

Friday, 11 May 2018

Europe moves to safeguard interests in Iran after US pullout

Europe moves to safeguard interests in Iran after US pullout
Europe's largest economies lobbied to protect their companies' investments in Iran today, seeking to keep the nuclear deal with Tehran alive after Washington pulled out and threatened to impose sanctions on European companies.

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Europe Can No Longer Rely on US to Protect It

Europe Can No Longer Rely on US to Protect It
As European countries failed to prevent US President Donald Trump from pulling Washington out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the tension between Iran and the US escalates.

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

That's not a deal for the US. That's a deal to hurt the world and, certainly, Israel: Trump

That's not a deal for the US. That's a deal to hurt the world and, certainly, Israel
After pulling the United States out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, U.S. President Donald Trump said Wednesday his administration plans to put strong sanctions on Iran "very soon."

Sunday, 6 May 2018

Iran to U.S.: 'Historic regret' if nuke deal scrapped

Iran to U.S.: 'Historic regret' if nuke deal scrapped
Iran President Hassan Rouhani warned the United States on Sunday that it would be a "historic mistake" if the nation abandons the nuclear deal.

Friday, 4 May 2018

OPCW inspectors finish fact-finding mission in Syria’s Douma

Russia’s military police were ensuring their security
The fact-finding mission of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has completed its work in Syria’s Douma and returned to The Hague, the OPCW said on Friday.

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Israel Wants Russia to Respect 'Its Security Interests' in Syria - Lieberman

Israel Wants Russia to Respect 'Its Security Interests' in Syria
Tel Aviv doesn't want any conflict or tensions with Russia, the country's Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said in an interview with the Russian newspaper Kommersant, adding that the two countries have had good partnership relations.

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Saturday, 28 April 2018

China, India agree to peace along shared border

China, India agree to peace along shared border
Leaders of India and China agreed Saturday to maintain peace along the border shared by both countries less than a year after a military standoff there.

Friday, 27 April 2018

Trump has not decided on Iran nuclear deal, Pompeo says

Iran nuclear deal
New U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said President Donald Trump has not taken a decision on whether to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal but was not likely to keep to it without substantial changes.

Thursday, 26 April 2018

South Korea, U.S. to stop military drills for summit

South Korea, U.S. to stop military drills for summit
South Korea and the United States have decided to suspend their annual combined military drills on the inter-Korean summit day, defense authorities here said Thursday.

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Russia’s mission to OPCW will bring people who took part in the fabricated Douma video as witnesses

OPCW
 Russia’s mission to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said that it will bring eyewitnesses who took part in the fabricated video of Douma chemical attack on which they depended to accuse the Syrian army of using chemical weapons in Douma on April 7th and carry out tripartite aggression against Syria on April 14th.

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Over 4,200 Kurdish Militias Killed, Held Captive in Turkish Army "Operation"/invasion in Northern Syria

Kurdish Militias
The Turkish Army General Staff announced in a statement on Saturday that a sum of 4,254 Kurdish fighters have been killed or held captive in the operation in Afrin region that started on January 20.

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