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Assad regime told to follow Moscow’s lead

Russia has asked the Assad regime in Syria to follow its lead. It warned that Syria conflict could last for several years if ceasefire is not obsereved. In an interview with the Russian media outlet Kommersant Thursday, Vitaly Churkin, Russia’s permanent representative at the UN, Vitaly Churkin said: “If the Damascus regime insists on a … Continue reading Assad regime told to follow Moscow’s lead

Turkey vows to expand fight against terror threats

ISTANBUL Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed that his country reserves the right to carry out every kind of operations at home and abroad against terror threats. “Turkey will use its right to expand its rules of engagement beyond [responding to] actual attacks against it and to encompass all terror threats, including PYD and … Continue reading Turkey vows to expand fight against terror threats

India-Nepal sign 9 agreements to boost ties

Nepal PM visit to India Our Correspondent / India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepalese counterpart K P Sharma Oli today held delegation level talks which culminated in signing nine agreements in fields like road infrastructure, arts and culture and railways sector. The agreements were inked after the delegation level talks between Prime Minister … Continue reading India-Nepal sign 9 agreements to boost ties

Kurdish militant group claims responsibility for suicide bomb attack in Ankara

AMN / A Turkey-based Kurdish militant group has claimed responsibility for Wednesday’s suicide bomb attack in Ankara. The Kurdisdan Freedom Falcons issued a statement Friday to say they carried out the Car bombing to avenge Turkish military operations against Kurdish civilians. The group says the bomber was a man born in eastern Turkey. The attack … Continue reading Kurdish militant group claims responsibility for suicide bomb attack in Ankara

British PM seals a deal for special status in EU after a marathon summit

British Prime Minister David Cameron sealed a deal for special status in the European Unions, EU, after a marathon summit, paving the way for him to campaign to stay in the bloc in a historic referendum. The unanimous agreement came after two days and nights of intense negotiations in Brussels, with Cameron overcoming dogged opposition … Continue reading British PM seals a deal for special status in EU after a marathon summit

Russia asks UNSC to call for Syria’s sovereignty be respected

Russia asked the United Nations Security Council, UNSC, to call for Syria’s sovereignty be respected, for cross-border shelling and incursions to be halted. It also calls for abandoning attempts or plans for foreign ground intervention. Russia circulated a short draft resolution to the 15-member council over concerns about an escalation in hostilities after Turkey this … Continue reading Russia asks UNSC to call for Syria’s sovereignty be respected

Palestinian and UN officials ask Israel to free a journalist

Palestinian and UN officials asked Israel to free a journalist who has been on a hunger strike for nearly 3 months. Israeli authorities detained the Palestinian man in November. They believe he is a Hamas militant but have not charged him. Doctors have been keeping him under surveillance at a hospital. They say he has … Continue reading Palestinian and UN officials ask Israel to free a journalist

US warplanes carried out air strikes against IS in Libya

AMN / US warplanes carried out air strikes against Islamic State-linked militants in Libya Friday killing 40 militants in an operation targeting a suspect linked to two deadly attacks last year in neighbouring Tunisia. It was the second US air strike in three months against Islamic State in Libya, where the hard-line Islamist militants have … Continue reading US warplanes carried out air strikes against IS in Libya

Vietnam lodges formal complaint to UN against China

AMN / Vietnam has lodged a formal complaint to the UN over China’s placement of a surface to air missile battery on a disputed island in the South China Sea. The country’s foreign ministry said Friday that these are serious infringements of Vietnam’s sovereignty over the Paracels, threatening peace and stability in the region as … Continue reading Vietnam lodges formal complaint to UN against China

Turkey to continue shelling in northern Syria

ANKARA Turkish premier’s chief media adviser has said that his country will continue shelling positions of PYD, the Syrian affiliate of PKK terrorist group, in northern Syria, Since Feb. 13, Turkish military has been shelling northern Syria intermittently in retaliation to artillery fire from PYD forces based around Azaz. “We will continue to do this … Continue reading Turkey to continue shelling in northern Syria

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