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Israel

Netanyahu hints at Israel’s involvement in attacks against Iranian-linked targets in Iraq

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hinted on Thursday that Israel might be involved in attacks against Iranian-linked targets in Iraq. In recent weeks, there have been a series...
Syria

Syrian army controls towns in the northwest that have been under opposition control for...

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) -- The Syrian army seized control of a group of towns and villages it had lost in the early eight-year war and continued its offensive in the northwest,...
President Donald

In the latest retaliation – Trump raises tariffs on imports from China

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) -- President Donald Trump said on Friday the United States would subject Chinese imports to a 5 percent surcharge in response to what he called a politically motivated...
Oil

Oil falls on economic concerns after US fuel stocks rise

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) -- Oil prices eased on Thursday, paring earlier gains as it is under pressure from worries about the global economy and a bigger-than-expected rise in oil product inventories...
VOP News

Russian opposition freed Navalny expects protests to escalate

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) -- Russian dissident Alexei Navalny, in his first comments after his release on Friday, predicted an increase in opposition to President Vladimir Putin and mounting protests against the...
VOP News

Hong Kong airport faces new protests

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) -- Hong Kong is gearing up for several anti-government protests on Friday and weekend airport unrest, while there were no signs that demonstrations in the Chinese-ruled city would...
VOP News

Putin orders a response to a US missile test with similar measures

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the Defense Ministry and other government agencies on Friday to analyze the danger posed by a new US missile test and a...
VOP News

Russian republic of Chechnya opens what it says is the largest mosque in Europe

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) -- Authorities in the Russian republic of Chechnya on Friday opened what they said was Europe's largest mosque, at a grand ceremony attended by local and foreign officials. The...
Rohingya

International report: Sexual violence against Rohingya in Myanmar shows intent of genocide

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) -- Rohingya women and girls in 2017 was an indication of the army's intention to genocide to destroy the Muslim-majority ethnic minority, UN investigators found in a report...
VOP News

Protesters in Kashmir challenge India’s restrictions and clash with security forces

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) -- Indian security forces used tear gas to disperse stone-throwing residents in the main city of Srinagar in Kashmir on Friday, the third consecutive week of protests in...
VOP News

Sri Lanka has suspended its emergency law imposed after Easter attacks

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) -- Sri Lanka suspended its emergency law on Friday after Easter attacks, a military spokesman said, signaling a return to calm on the island heading for presidential elections...
Syria War

Syrian Army controls an opposition pocket in Hama countryside

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) -- The Syrian army has wrested control of an enclave of land in the northwest of the country from the grip of the opposition, which has controlled the...
VOP News

Erdogan to Putin: Syrian army attack causes a major humanitarian crisis

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) -- President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Friday that Syrian army attacks in the northwest were causing a major humanitarian crisis and threatening...
VOP News

Syrian army controls towns in the northwest that have been under opposition control for...

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) -- The Syrian army seized control of a group of towns and villages it had lost in the early eight-year war and continued its offensive in the northwest,...
VOP News

Erdogan says he will talk to Trump about developments in Idlib, Syria

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday he would discuss developments in northwestern Syria by telephone with his US counterpart Donald Trump in the coming days...
VOP News

South Yemen separatists declare ceasefire with government forces in Shabwa

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) -- Separatists in southern Yemen have declared a two-day ceasefire in clashes with government forces in Shabwa province. The Southern Transitional Council said in a statement that it "calls...
VOP News

Trump climbs trade war with China

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) -- US President Donald Trump has announced an increase in trade duties on Chinese exports. Trump wrote on Twitter that as of October 1, the $ 250 billion in Chinese...
VOP News

Fed: We will take appropriate steps to continue the US economic expansion

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) -- Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Friday that the Fed will take appropriate steps to ensure the US economy continues to expand despite the "significant risks" of...
VOP News

Hanoi is concerned about the activities of the Chinese fleet in Vietnamese waters

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) -- Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuoc on Friday expressed serious concern over recent developments in the South China Sea, "where Chinese ships have been anchored in Vietnamese...
VOP News

Egyptian security forces arrest a young man and a girl in a mosque during...

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) -- Egyptian security forces arrested a young man and a girl while practicing vice in a bathroom in a mosque in the city of Abu Kabir in the...