Thursday, January 18, 2018

Russia began supplying S-400 complexes to China

Russia began deliveries under the contract of air defense systems (air defense) S-400 Triumph to China. This was reported by Interfax with reference to an informed source. "Practical implementation of the contract for the supply of S-400 to China has begun," the source said briefly. In...

Exclusive: Trump denies the transfer of the US Embassy to Jerusalem in a year

US President Donald Trump denied on Wednesday that the planned transfer of the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem would take place within a year after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he expected to be transferred by that date. US Secretary of State Rex...

Seven Buddhist demonstrators killed by Burmese police in Rakhine

Burmese police opened fire on angry demonstrators in the western part of the country on Tuesday evening, killing seven people in the tense state of Rakhine, the scene of violence against the Muslim minority of the Rohingya. It occurred at a gathering of some 5,000...

Taliban leader agreed to a meeting to revive Afghan peace talks

A delegation endorsed by the movement's top leader visited the Pakistani capital this week for talks aimed at exploring prospects for resuming peace negotiations to end the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan, senior Taliban officials said. This was reported by Reuters news agency. It was not clear...

12 killed and 48 injured in a suicide attack in Nigeria

Suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers blew themselves up in an attack in the northeastern city of Maiduguri, killing 12 people and injuring 48 on Wednesday, officials from the emergency management agency in Borno state said. The suicide bombers carried out the attack in the Mona...

Netanyahu says the US embassy can be moved to Jerusalem within a year

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday that the United States could move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem within a year, Israeli media reported. "The embassy will be moved to Jerusalem faster than you think, within a year from now," the media quoted...

Turkey says it will take steps in the Syrian border area if its demands are not met

Turkey will not hesitate to take steps in Afrin and other areas across the border with Syria to maintain its national security if its demands are not met, Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said on Wednesday. "The formation of a terrorist corridor and a terrorist army...

Turkey says it will immediately respond to any threats from western Syria

Turkey will immediately respond to any threats from western Syria that could harm the state or its citizens, the Turkish National Security Council said on Wednesday. Ankara was angered by the announcement by the US-led coalition in northern Syria that it was working with Syria's...

Italy approves military mission in Niger and increases its forces in North Africa

Italy's parliament agreed on Wednesday to increase its military presence in Libya and deploy up to 470 troops in Niger to combat illegal immigration and human trafficking to Europe. At the end of last year, Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said he would redeploy some troops...

Syrian opposition coalition condemns US announcement to form a border security force

The National Coalition for Revolutionary Forces and the Syrian opposition on Wednesday condemned Washington's attempt to form a border security force in Syria, voicing its rejection of Kurdish fighters' control of areas where the Islamic state was expelled. The US-led coalition announced Sunday that it...

Pentagon says it does not create a regular “border guard” force in Syria

The Pentagon said on Wednesday it was not creating a new army or a regular border guard force in Syria after Turkey reacted angrily to US plans to train fighters, including Syrian Kurds, for internal security. "The United States continues to train local security forces...

Israeli military killed two armed Palestinians: reports

Israeli security forces liquidated in the West Bank of the river two Palestinian militants from the cell involved in the rabbi's assassination last week, local radio reports. The border police, which includes a special anti-terror unit, confirmed the operation in the large city of Jenin...

Saudi Arabia turns two billion dollars to the Yemeni government to solve its financial problems

Saudi Arabia decided on Wednesday to deposit two billion dollars in the central bank of Yemen, a day after the head of the newly-recognized government of Yemen asked for urgent financial aid to the country plunged into an armed conflict. An official statement received by...

Turkish forces has begun firing on YPG positions: media

On early Thursday, Jan. 18, Turkish forces has begun firing on YPG positions in Afrin, Syria, reports media in Turkey. https://twitter.com/haberturktv/status/953759299528003584 Earlier it was reported that the Turkish Armed Forces opened fire on Saturday on the positions of Syrian Kurds from the forces of the People’s...

Washington calls on the United Nations to step up pressure on Pakistan

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley confirmed on Wednesday after returning from a visit to Afghanistan that the Kabul government wants major powers in the world to put more pressure on Pakistan. Hailey and the other 14 UN Security Council ambassadors have been in talks...

First video of the rocket fired by the Yemeni rebels toward Saudi Arabia

The CNN network published a video that it said was the remains of a rocket fired by the Yemen Ansar Allah group in Saudi Arabia. CNN said it was the first news crew to be informed of this rocket, which dropped last month, about 15 miles from...

Bangladesh says it receives more than 1 million Rohingya on its territory

Bangladesh has counted more than 1 million Rohingya refugees living in camps near its border with Burma, according to the official in charge of the refugee registration project, as preparations are underway to bring them home. The Bangladeshi army began recording biometric data for refugees...

Trump denies plans to transfer the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem in one year

US President Donald Trump has denied plans to transfer the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem within a year. "In one year, we are talking about different scenarios," Trump said in an exclusive interview with Reuters on Wednesday when asked whether he plans to move...

Israeli soldiers were injured in clashes in Jenin

A Palestinian was killed and several Israeli soldiers wounded in an armed clash in the northern West Bank town of Jenin on Thursday, Israeli media reported. According to reports armed clashes occurred in the center of Jenin amid intrusions by the Israeli army, adding that...

US intends to maintain military presence in Syria and after the defeat of IS: Tillerson

The US plans to maintain its military presence in Syria and after the rapid defeat of the terrorist group Islamic State. This was stated on Wednesday by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. "But let's say it clearly: the US will maintain a military presence in...