Thursday, February 22, 2018
SYRIA - The US-led international coalition is transferring a group of Daesh terrorists to Hassaké, Syria. Residents of the Syrian town of Hassaké say on Wednesday (February 21st) that they have seen American helicopters evacuating elements of Daesh detained in a...
GERMANY - On Wednesday, February 21, Angela Merkel warned China that it should not link its investments in the Balkans to political issues, at a time when Beijing is suspected of wanting to extend its influence in Europe. "We are for...
UNITED STATES - During his visit to Ukraine, US Assistant Secretary of State John Sullivan accused Russia of aggression against his neighbor. According to the Kyiv Post newspaper , John Sullivan on Wednesday urged the Ukrainian authorities to "fight against corruption"...
SYRIA - A Turkish spy plane was targeted by the DCA of the Syrian Popular Forces as it flew over the Afrin region. According to al-Mayadeen report, Syrian Popular Forces air defense intercepted a Turkish spy plane over the al-Ziara crossing...
UNITED STATES - The main US stock indexes ended Wednesday in the red after the publication of the protocol of the January meeting of the Federal Reserve System (FED) of the United States, according to the bidding data. The Dow Jones...
SYRIA - The international coalition led by the United States to combat the Islamic State group caused air strikes on a village in the province of Deir ez Zor in northeast Syria, with 12 residents becoming victims, the Syrian national...
VENEZUELA - President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro announced on Wednesday about the imminent release of another crypto currency - the gold "petro". According to Maduro, this will happen next week. "I do not want to rush things, but we have a surprise about...
VENEZUELA - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday called for early legislative elections almost two years ahead of schedule to coincide with the April 22 presidential election. Maduro said that "the date of the (legislative) elections for the renewal of parliament,"...
MALI - Two French soldiers were killed and a third wounded in a hand-made mine explosion in north-eastern Mali, a region bordering Niger, a haven known to jihadi groups chased by the joint force of the five Sahel nations. "With great...
UNITED STATES - US President Donald Trump and his Middle East peace mediator Jared Kushner and Special Envoy Tramp Jason Greenblatt asked members of the UN Security Council on Tuesday to "support" the peace plan Washington is preparing for the...
SYRIA - A second batch of pro-Syrian forces entered the Afrin region on Wednesday to support Kurdish fighters in their standoff against the Turkish offensive against the region a month ago, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and official Syrian...
GERMANY - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday warned of China's attempts to link its investments in the Balkans to political issues, amid accusations that Beijing is seeking to strengthen its influence in Europe through this means. "We are with free...
SYRIA - The Syrian army launched a bloody military offensive on the eastern Ghouta, the last stronghold of opposition factions near Damascus, which Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime seeks to restore. In four days, some 300 civilians were killed and more...
NIGERIA - The attack by the Boko Haram Islamic group on Monday at a girls' school in northeastern Nigeria raised fears of a repeat of the "Shibook" scenario in 2014 after the loss of scores of pupils two days ago....
UNITED KINGDOM - British pro-European activists have decided to run a red bus to warn of the dangers of leaving the European Union, such as those advocated by the break-ins during the referendum. The bus was presented as part of a...
LIBYA - Three members of the forces loyal to the martyr Khalifa Hafer were killed Wednesday in a car bomb attack on a checkpoint in the central region of the city of Aden, an AFP spokesman said. The blast wounded two...
SYRIA - Two Turkish soldiers were killed Wednesday in southeast Turkey near the Iraqi border in an attack attributed to Kurdish rebels, the Turkish military said. A Turkish army statement said two soldiers were killed and one wounded when a hand-grenade...
NIGERIA - Nigerian military rescues 76 schoolgirls, bodies of two others recovered, after Boko Haram attack on village - residents and government officials say. Earlier it was reported that scores of pupils are still missing two days after the Boko...
KOSOVO - Kosovo's security forces should not turn into an army, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at a news conference with Serbian President Alexander Vucic. "We welcomed and approved the EU mediation mission, which was supported in the resolution...
SYRIA - 219 people returned to their homes in Syria 219 days ago, Major-General Yury Yevtushenko, representative of the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of Warring Parties in Syria, said at a briefing. "The Russian Center for Reconciliation, together with...