Tuesday, November 21, 2017

US strategy to fight ISIS terrorists caused humanitarian catastrophe in Syria — Russia

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Oleg Syromolotov said that the Washington's strategy to fight slamic State (IS, ISIS/ISIL) group had proven to be fully inefficient and that targeting of both civilians and civilian institutions in Syria by the US air crafts has caused humanitarian disasters, reported...

73 Syrian soldiers, allies killed within past 24h in fights against IS terrorists

At least 73 Syrian soldiers and allied fighters were killed within the past 24 hours in battles with the Islamic State (IS, ISIS/ISIL), UK-based monitoring war group reported on Friday. The soldiers lost their lives during the battles that have flared since Thursday in the desert region...

US will admit up to 45,000 refugees next year — President Trump

The United States will admit a maximum of 45,000 refugees during the 2018 fiscal year, President Donald Trump said in a memorandum to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and released by the White House on Friday.

US cuts embassy staff in Havana & urges citizens not to travel to Cuba citing ‘attacks’

The US has ordered more than a half of its personnel working at the US Embassy in Havana to return home. The order was accompanied by a travel alert, advising its citizens against visiting Cuba following what it called "specific attacks" on US personnel...

Spain halts extradition of Turkish-Swedish reporter Yalcin

The Spanish government said Friday it will not extradite a Turkish-Swedish reporter and writer to Turkey. Hamza Yalcin was arrested last month on a Turkish warrant for alleged terrorism links. Government spokesman Inigo Mendez de Vigo said the process against Yalcin had been dropped because...

Iraq, allies made gains in their offensive to liberate the northern district of Hawijah

The Iraqi army and its allied forces have made gains in their offensive to liberate the northern district of Hawijah from Islamic state (IS, ISIS/ISIL) terrorists. Troops are now engaged in the second phase which began earlier on Friday, after an announcement by Prime Minister...

Iraq govt blocking all international flights to-from Kurdistan

Iraq’s central government is blocking all international flights to and from Kurdistan as tensions over the region’s secession vote escalate. Almost all foreign airlines have suspended flights to the airports in Erbil and Sulaymaniyah, in compliance with a notice from Baghdad. Iraq’s central government, which...

Tensions between govt of Spain and Catalonia running high as Oct. 1 nears

Tensions between the governments of Spain and Catalonia are running high as October first, the date of the Catalan independence referendum, nears. The Spanish government has reiterated that the Sunday vote is illegal and that it will not be allowed to go ahead. Catalonia has, however,...

Too early to speak on date of new US envoy’s presentation of credentials — Kremlin

It is too early to speak about the date of the presentation of the new US ambassador’s credentials in Moscow, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday. Earlier media reports said that Jon Huntsman could take part in the ceremony of diplomatic credentials’ presentation at...

World would ‘breathe sigh of relief’ if Russia, US mended ties — Lavrov

A number of international issues today require cooperation between Moscow and Washington, and the world is expecting this from the two states, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Friday. The world would “breathe with relief” if Russia and the US established such cooperation, he...

Iran naval forces will definitely carry out more extra-regional missions — commander

Iran's Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari says the country’s naval forces will definitely carry out more extra-regional missions in the future in a bid to improve security. “The presence of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the high seas is among the missions of...

UN agrees to send war crimes investigators to Yemen

The UN Human Rights Council was deadlocked Friday over whether to send war crimes investigators to Yemen, a move being pushed by some EU states but fiercely resisted by Saudi Arabia, told AFP news agency.

US-led forces acknowledge killing 50 more civilians in Iraq, Syria — rising total number to 735

The U.S. led coalition fighting Islamic State militants on Friday confirmed that another 50 civilians had been killed in strikes in Iraq and Syria, raising the total number of civilians it has killed to 735 since the conflict began in 2014. In its monthly update...

‘Everything prepared’ for Catalan vote — but, Madrid says won’t happen

Catalonia's leader has made clear his government is determined to go ahead with an independence vote on Sunday that Madrid calls illegal, thrusting Spain into its most dramatic political crisis for decades, told Reuters. Supporters of the ballot are determined to vote on Sunday in...

Islamic State and other terrorist groups continue receiving outside support — Russia

The Islamic State (IS, ISIS/ISIL) group and other terrorist groups appear to continue receiving funding, equipment and other kinds of support from outside sources, despite all measures taken by the United Nations, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Oleg Syromolotov said Friday, as quoted by FARS...

At least 10 Hezbollah fighters killed in an attack by Islamic State in Syria’s Homs

At least 10 Hezbollah fighters were killed Friday in an attack by Islamic State (IS, ISIS/ISIL) terrorists in Syria's Homs district, according to websites linked to the group. The pro-Hezbollah websites, which typically publish the names of Hezbollah casualties in Syria, posted photos of the...

Latest airstrikes bring Syria’s Idlib civilian death toll to at least 100

The civilian death toll in Syria's Idlib province following 10 days of intense airstrikes has surpassed 100, according to a tally by Anadolu Agency. Anadolu Agency correspondents based in the area said that areas of both the Idlib and Aleppo provinces were rocked by fresh...

Man hailed as a hero after finding Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev died aged 70

The man who was hailed as a hero after finding Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in his backyard died Wednesday. He died aged 70. In the early evening of April 19, 2013, David Henneberry stepped out for some fresh air at his home in Watertown,...

US does not recognize Kurdistan independence referendum

US does not recognize Kurdistan regional government's unilateral independence referendum, said U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday. United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Friday that Washington "does not recognize" the Kurdish independence referendum held earlier in the week and called...

UN chief Antonio Guterres urges Myanmar to end the “nightmare” faced by Rohingya refugees

UN chief Antonio Guterres exhorted Myanmar's leaders to end the "nightmare" faced by Rohingya refugees fleeing an army campaign, after at least 19 people drowned with scores more feared dead when a boat carrying Rohingya families capsized off Bangladesh, reported AFP news agency on...

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