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US Army: two-star major general committed suicide at Alabama base
30 Oct 2016 11:28

US Army: two-star major general committed suicide at Alabama base

Recent death of a two-star US general at an army base has been officially ruled as suicide, pointing to the growing concerns about persistently high rate of suicide in the ranks of the US military. The ۵۵-year-old major general, identified as John Rossi from New York, was the incoming commander of Redstone ...

 
US military personnel in UK bases identify drone targets: Report
30 Oct 2016 11:27

US military personnel in UK bases identify drone targets: Report

The United Kingdom is playing a covert role in the lethal US drone program, with American military personnel helping identify targets for airstrikes from British Royal Air Force (RAF) bases, according to their job specifications. An RAF station located near Molesworth, Cambridgeshire, has posted job ...

 
Arab coalition air strike kills 45 in Yemen: relatives, sources
30 Oct 2016 11:24

Arab coalition air strike kills 45 in Yemen: relatives, sources

Arab coalition warplanes struck a prison in the Yemeni city of Hodeidah, killing ۴۵ people including inmates, a local official, relatives and medical sources in the Houthi-controlled Red Sea port said on Sunday. The prison in the city's al-Zaydiyah district was holding ۸۴ prisoners when it was struck ...

 
Turkey sacks 10,000 more civil servants, shuts more media in post-coup crackdown
30 Oct 2016 11:20

Turkey sacks 10,000 more civil servants, shuts more media in post-coup crackdown

Turkish authorities have dismissed more than ۱۰,۰۰۰ civil servants over their suspected links with U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, blamed by Ankara for orchestrating the failed coup in July. Thousands of academics, teachers and health workers were among those removed through a new emergency rule ...

 
Clinton takes on FBI director in latest email flap
30 Oct 2016 11:18

Clinton takes on FBI director in latest email flap

Hillary Clinton on Saturday challenged FBI Director James Comey to provide a fuller explanation of investigative steps he is taking related to her use of a private email server, as the Democratic presidential candidate accused him of "deeply troubling" behavior ۱۰ days before the U.S. elections....

 
Major nuclear powers vote against UN push to ban nukes
28 Oct 2016 10:38

Major nuclear powers vote against UN push to ban nukes

A United Nations General Assembly committee has approved a resolution to launch negotiations on a treaty that would outlaw the production, stockpiling and use of nuclear weapons, despite objections from the world’s nuclear powers. On Thursday, four of the five UN Security Council member states ...

 
Bahrain court jails, revokes nationality of 15 dissidents
28 Oct 2016 10:26

Bahrain court jails, revokes nationality of 15 dissidents

A court in Bahrain has imprisoned and revoked the citizenship of more than a dozen people after convicting them of terror charges as the ruling Al Khalifah regime continues with its heavy-handed crackdown on political dissidents in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom. On Thursday, the Fourth High Criminal ...

 
772 Daesh terrorists killed, 23 captured since start of Mosul operation: Iraq
28 Oct 2016 10:24

772 Daesh terrorists killed, 23 captured since start of Mosul operation: Iraq

Iraq’s Joint Operations Command (JOC) has announced that more than ۷۰۰ Takfiri militants have been killed and nearly two dozen others arrested ever since government forces and allied fighters launched a massive operation to dislodge the terrorists from the northern city of Mosul. A total of ۷۷۲ ...

 
Iraqi army aims to reach site of Islamic State executions south of Mosul
28 Oct 2016 09:52

Iraqi army aims to reach site of Islamic State executions south of Mosul

The Iraqi army was trying on Thursday to reach a town south of Mosul where Islamic State has reportedly executed dozens to deter the population against any attempt to support the U.S.-led offensive on the jihadists' last major city stronghold in Iraq. Eleven days into what is expected to be the biggest ...

 
A week into battle for Mosul: Turkey ignores Iraq’s rejection and joins war
24 Oct 2016 11:11

A week into battle for Mosul: Turkey ignores Iraq’s rejection and joins war

Turkey has confirmed its involvement in the battle for Mosul despite Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's opposition to such measures. On Sunday, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildrim announced that Turkish troops had joined the military offensive by the request of Kurdish Peshmerga forces, who were ...

 
Security forces open fire near Iranian Embassy in Ankara
24 Oct 2016 10:59

Security forces open fire near Iranian Embassy in Ankara

A dozen shots have reportedly been fired outside the Iranian Embassy in Turkey capital, Ankara. According to informed sources, the shots heard may have been fired by security forces at a checkpoint near the embassy building to warn a suspicious vehicle, IRIB reported early on Monday. Earlier, the US ...

 
Top U.S. diplomat to meet Philippine foreign minister amid
24 Oct 2016 10:56

Top U.S. diplomat to meet Philippine foreign minister amid 'separation' issue

The most senior U.S. diplomat for Asia has arrived in the Philippines and will meet the country's foreign minister on Monday amid confusion over the status of ties between the two long-time allies, said the U.S. embassy in Manila. The visit by U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific ...

 
Qatar’s former emir passes away at 84
24 Oct 2016 10:54

Qatar’s former emir passes away at 84

Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani, Qatar’s former ruler and the grandfather of current emir Sheikh Tamim, has died at the age of ۸۴. The former emir, who ruled the Arab kingdom from ۱۹۷۲ until ۱۹۹۵, died on Sunday, Qatar’s state news agency QNA reported. He was deposed by his own son Sheikh ...

 
Anti-Trump messages on trump.tv, on supporter’s T-shirt
24 Oct 2016 10:47

Anti-Trump messages on trump.tv, on supporter’s T-shirt

Amid rumors that GOP nominee Donald Trump is planning to start his TV station if he doesn’t win the US ۲۰۱۶ presidential vote, the domain names of trump.org and trump.tv are being used against his campaign by an anonymous buyer, calling for a “No” vote for the real estate mogul. On Sunday,...

 
Air strikes, fighting break Russian-declared ceasefire in Syria
23 Oct 2016 11:08

Air strikes, fighting break Russian-declared ceasefire in Syria's Aleppo

Fierce fighting and air strikes broke the third day of a four-day unilateral Russian ceasefire in the divided Syrian city of Aleppo on Saturday, a monitor said. The first Syrian or Russian air strikes on Aleppo since Russia began the pause in hostilities on Thursday hit a key front line in the city's ...

 
Sanaa air raids resume as Yemen truce expires: residents
23 Oct 2016 10:56

Sanaa air raids resume as Yemen truce expires: residents

Warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition attacked targets in Sanaa at dawn on Sunday, hours after a three-day truce in Yemen's war expired, residents in the capital said. The ceasefire, agreed in order to allow an increased flow of much-needed humanitarian aid, ended without renewal after a day of heavy ...

 
Terrorists block civilians from leaving east Aleppo: Syria
21 Oct 2016 12:46

Terrorists block civilians from leaving east Aleppo: Syria

Syria’s UN envoy says al-Qaeda-linked terrorists are preventing civilians from leaving the areas they control in the northwestern city of Aleppo. Bashar al-Ja’afari made the remarks on Thursday during a UN General Assembly session, which had been held to address the situation in the beleaguered ...

 
Pentagon chief to stress Iraq sovereignty in Turkey talks
21 Oct 2016 12:36

Pentagon chief to stress Iraq sovereignty in Turkey talks

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said he would stress the need to respect Iraq's sovereignty during a visit on Friday to Turkey, which has been locked in a dispute with Baghdad over who should participate in the campaign to retake Mosul from Islamic State. Carter, acknowledging it was a delicate issue,...

 
Philippine minister
21 Oct 2016 12:35

Philippine minister 'clarifies' Duterte comments, says trade with U.S. safe

The Philippines will maintain trade and economic ties with the United States, Trade Minister Ramon Lopez said on Friday, a day after President Rodrigo Duterte announced his "separation" from Washington. Duterte made his comments in Beijing, where he was paving the way for what he calls a new ...

 
Obama calls Trump
21 Oct 2016 12:32

Obama calls Trump's presidential election rhetoric 'dangerous'

US President Barack Obama has criticized Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for his repeated claims that the presidential election on November ۸ would be rigged, describing the claims as “dangerous.” Obama made the comments on Thursday at Miami Gardens, Florida, during a rally in support ...