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All measures taken to save Russian kidnapped in Syria - Foreign Ministry
22 Aug 2014 16:11

All measures taken to save Russian kidnapped in Syria - Foreign Ministry

Moscow has taken all measures to save the life of Russian tourist Konstantin Zhuravlev, kidnapped in Syria last year, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement Friday.“Given the delicacy of the issue, and since any careless publication or information leak can cause an irreparable damage,...

 
‘Apartheid is flourishing’ in US, says UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
20 Aug 2014 17:45

‘Apartheid is flourishing’ in US, says UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights says clashes between police and protesters in Missouri shows that “apartheid is flourishing” in the US, similar to South Africa during the apartheid era.Navi Pillay condemned on Tuesday the excessive use of force by police against demonstrators protesting ...

 
UN calls on Azerbaijan to stop persecuting and release activists
19 Aug 2014 17:25

UN calls on Azerbaijan to stop persecuting and release activists

UN human rights experts have condemned the increased prosecution of human rights activists in Azerbaijan and urged Baku to "reverse the trend of repression."In a statement issued by the office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, the experts said they are "appalled" by several ...

 
Turnabout’s fair play? Germany intercepts Hillary Clinton phone call
16 Aug 2014 17:51

Turnabout’s fair play? Germany intercepts Hillary Clinton phone call

Germany's foreign intelligence agency intercepted at least one phone call made by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, according to German media reports. Her phone was tapped “accidentally” while she was on a US government plane.Daily newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung (SZ) and regional public ...

 
Saudi Arabia tells Israel only peace can ensure its survival
13 Aug 2014 13:17

Saudi Arabia tells Israel only peace can ensure its survival

Saudi Arabia told Israel on Tuesday that it must reach a peace agreement with the Palestinians if it is to survive as a nation, and criticized Muslims for being divided and failing to stop the Jewish state attacking its Arab neighbors.“Israel has to realize that peace is the only solution for ...

 
EU expands sanctions on Syria
22 Jul 2014 19:34

EU expands sanctions on Syria

European Union foreign ministers agreed Tuesday to expand sanctions on Syria over the government's "violent repression" of its civilian population.The ministers added three people and nine entities to the current list of those subject to an asset freeze and a ban on entering the EU, a statement ...

 
Barzani referendum plans follow Israel support
2 Jul 2014 15:57

Barzani referendum plans follow Israel support

Masoud Barzani, the president of the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), has announced plans for holding a referendum on independence for the region following support by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for Kurdish independence.In an interview with the state-run British Broadcasting ...

 
China jails 113 in Xinjiang for terrorism
30 Jun 2014 16:08

China jails 113 in Xinjiang for terrorism

Chinese courts have sentenced 113 people to jail terms ranging from 10 years to life in mainly Uighur Muslim Xinjiang province for terrorism and other charges, according to a government-run news portal.The tianshan.net website said in a Sunday report that the sentences were handed out last Wednesday ...

 
Crisis in region may push Turkey to search for allies
29 Jun 2014 16:33

Crisis in region may push Turkey to search for allies

While the Middle East is passing through critical times due to the conflict in Iraq, Turkey certainly needs to find partners in the region to cooperate with -- although it has harmed the very ground for such cooperation with some regional actors due to its foreign policy, say experts.Turkey's troubled ...

 
Israel threatens Syria with more attacks
24 Jun 2014 15:27

Israel threatens Syria with more attacks

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has threatened that Israel would carry out more assaults against Syria, following recent airstrikes and shelling against targets inside the Arab country.Netanyahu said on Monday that Israel would respond with even tougher force if Syria retaliates.“Last ...

 
Hillary Clinton warns US not to fight for Maliki
15 Jun 2014 14:17

Hillary Clinton warns US not to fight for Maliki

The US former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said the United States should not intervene in Iraq as PM Nouri al-Maliki's administration was unable to function for all Iraqis despite US support. Referring to the Iraqi government, Clinton said on Friday: “You’d be fighting for a dysfunctional,...

 
US Senate calls for air strikes on Iraq
13 Jun 2014 13:32

US Senate calls for air strikes on Iraq

Sen. Lindsey Graham has called on US President Barack Obama to authorize airstrikes in Iraq in order to halt the progress of al-Qaeda groups. “There is no scenario where we can stop the bleeding in Iraq without American airpower,” Sen. Graham (R-S.C.) said after leaving a classified Senate ...

 
Australia says seeking military technology cooperation with Japan
11 Jun 2014 14:45

Australia says seeking military technology cooperation with Japan

Australia wants greater military technology cooperation with Japan, and in talks between the two on Wednesday, wants to take a step paving the way for a possible agreement for Japan to supply it with stealth submarine designs, Australia's Defence Minister said."We are taking small and determined ...

 
Russia warns against NATO eastward expansion
10 Jun 2014 16:01

Russia warns against NATO eastward expansion

Tension between the Obama administration and Israel will remain as long as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continues his “inhumane” policies toward Palestinians, an analyst in Washington says.The Israeli regime will not reach a real peace deal with the Palestinians as long as Netanyahu ...

 
Israel’s
10 Jun 2014 15:54

Israel’s 'inhumane' policies causing split with US: Analyst

Tension between the Obama administration and Israel will remain as long as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continues his “inhumane” policies toward Palestinians, an analyst in Washington says.The Israeli regime will not reach a real peace deal with the Palestinians as long as Netanyahu ...

 
EU lost its foreign policy sovereignty to US – Marine Le Pen to RT
7 Jun 2014 17:28

EU lost its foreign policy sovereignty to US – Marine Le Pen to RT

The EU has lost control of its foreign policy to Washington, France's National Front leader Marine Le Pen told RT, calling the bloc's diplomacy a “catastrophe” in which no independent voice of reason could be heard. “The European Union's diplomacy is a catastrophe,” Le Pen told RT's Sophie ...

 
Valery Bolotov, head of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People
7 Jun 2014 17:23

Ukraine rebels say fight will go on

Pro-Russian separatists poured scorn on peace overtures from Ukraine's new president Petro Poroshenko on Saturday as fighting rumbled on in the east of the country. Taking the oath of office in Kiev, Poroshenko appealed to the rebels to lay down their arms, offering peaceful dialogue and immunity from ...

 
Putin planning To release evidence exposing 9/11 as an inside job
6 Jun 2014 13:11

Putin planning To release evidence exposing 9/11 as an inside job

As tensions between the U.S. and Russia remain at an all time high comparable to that of the Cold War, it seems that strong-armed Putin has had just about enough of Obama’s petty nuisances. Several analysts have recently speculated that to put Obama in his place once and for all, Putin was set ...

 
Openness on Israeli issues seen in survey of Iranians
6 Jun 2014 13:08

Openness on Israeli issues seen in survey of Iranians

An unusual survey of Iranian public opinion indicates that ۴۰ percent of Iranians would be willing to give up any ability to produce nuclear weapons in the future in return for the full removal of sanctions. Nearly ۴۰ percent of those asked agreed that Iran should recognize Israel if Israel reached ...

 
US set to slap $10bn fine on BNP Paribas over alleged violation of sanctions
31 May 2014 14:11

US set to slap $10bn fine on BNP Paribas over alleged violation of sanctions

France’s biggest bank, BNP Paribas, is facing a hefty fine of $۱۰ billion over charges that it violated US sanctions against Iran and other countries. The US Justice Department is reportedly pushing the bank to plead guilty to the charges and to pay one of the biggest penalties ever imposed on ...