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Turkey orders detention of 166 people in coup-related operation: media
7 Oct 2016 10:31

Turkey orders detention of 166 people in coup-related operation: media

Turkish authorities issued detention warrants on Friday for 166 people, including police chiefs, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported, in an operation linked to July's attempted coup, which Ankara blames on followers of U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen.The operation was aimed at Istanbul police headquarters ...

 
Leaked remarks by Kerry prove US role in Syrian crisis
2 Oct 2016 10:05

Leaked remarks by Kerry prove US role in Syrian crisis

Leaked remarks by US Secretary of State John Kerry to a group of Syrians linked to US-backed terrorists fighting the Damascus government prove Washington’s role in the Syrian crisis since its outset, says a Lebanese academic. “I've argued for use of force. I stood up. I’m the guy who stood up and ...

 
At least 77 hurt after gas cylinder explodes in southern Spain
2 Oct 2016 10:03

At least 77 hurt after gas cylinder explodes in southern Spain

At least 77 people have been injured, five of them seriously, after a gas cylinder exploded on Saturday in a restaurant in the Spanish town of Velez-Malaga on the southern coast, a spokesman for the Andalucia region's emergency unit said. The spokesman said the explosion occurred at about 1.00 p....

 
Australia says MH17 missile suspects might be confirmed by year-end
2 Oct 2016 10:01

Australia says MH17 missile suspects might be confirmed by year-end

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said on Sunday the names of those responsible for shooting down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine in 2014 might be confirmed by the end of the year. "By the end of the year, maybe early next year, the list of those that we believe should be held accountable ...

 
Southern Philippines rebels free three Indonesian hostages
2 Oct 2016 09:59

Southern Philippines rebels free three Indonesian hostages

Abu Sayyaf rebels linked to Islamic State freed three more Indonesian captives on Sunday after a three-month ordeal, the Philippine government said, taking the number of hostages released to nine in the past two weeks. They were handed over in Sulu to Nur Misuari, founder of the Moro National Liberation ...

 
Hungary votes on EU refugee quotas referendum
2 Oct 2016 09:57

Hungary votes on EU refugee quotas referendum

Hungarians on Sunday began voting on a referendum over European Union plans to relocate refugees and migrants among member states. The right-wing government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban has fiercely opposed the EU plan, which seeks to share 160,000 asylum seekers around the 28-member bloc via mandatory ...

 
US-pushed
30 Sep 2016 12:13

US-pushed 'no-fly' zone in Syria 'nothing but air cover to terrorists'

Commenting on the recent revelation by an al-Nusra commander that the US is supplying the extremist groups with its weapons through third countries, Gordon Duff, Senior Editor of Veterans Today website says the aim of the "no-fly" zone pushed by Washington has only one purpose – to provide air cover ...

 
Turkey might continue Syria incursion for years
30 Sep 2016 12:07

Turkey might continue Syria incursion for years

A senior Turkish official says Ankara's military incursion into Syria could last for years if necessary. Turkish troops entered the Syrian territory in a sudden incursion which resulted in the occupation of Jarablus after Daesh left the city without resistance earlier this month. Turkey has ...

 
Reprieve accuses UK Foreign Office of training Bahrain forces
30 Sep 2016 12:05

Reprieve accuses UK Foreign Office of training Bahrain forces

International human rights organization Reprieve has accused the UK Foreign Office of running a program to train Bahraini forces, who it says are systematically torturing and abusing regime opponents. Reprieve published a report Thursday calling on Northern Ireland Co-operation Overseas (NI-CO) ...

 
Pakistan ‘briefs UN Security Council president on India tensions’
30 Sep 2016 12:03

Pakistan ‘briefs UN Security Council president on India tensions’

Pakistan says it has briefed the presidency of the United Nations Security Council of the escalating tensions with India in an attempt to avert a potential “crisis.” Pakistan’s UN Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi said on Thursday that she had met with Gerard van Bohemen, who is New Zealand’s UN ambassador ...

 
UN fails to launch independent robe into rights abuses in Yemen
30 Sep 2016 11:58

UN fails to launch independent robe into rights abuses in Yemen

The UN Human Rights Council has once again failed to launch an independent international investigation into rights violations in Yemen, with activists reporting “aggressive” Saudi lobbying against such a probe. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, along with a number of EU states,...

 
US not pursuing no-first-use nuclear arms policy: Carter
28 Sep 2016 11:50

US not pursuing no-first-use nuclear arms policy: Carter

The United States is not pursuing a “no-first-use” policy with regard to its nuclear weapons, says US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter. Under the no-first-use doctrine, a nuclear power undertakes not to be the first one to use nuclear arms during a possible war. “It has been the policy of the United ...

 
Germany: Negotiations only way to solve Syria conflict
28 Sep 2016 11:38

Germany: Negotiations only way to solve Syria conflict

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has voiced skepticism over the implementation of a no-fly zone over Syria. "Given the way the situation is at the moment, I'm skeptical that we can enforce a no-fly zone right now," she said following a meeting with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak. She noted ...

 
Intelligence chiefs warn of
28 Sep 2016 11:33

Intelligence chiefs warn of 'terrorist diaspora' after Daesh fall

US intelligence and counterterrorism officials warn that the military campaign to rout Daesh in Iraq and Syria will create a “terrorist diaspora” in the West, putting the US in a period of “sustained vulnerability” for years to come. "The so-called caliphate will be crushed," FBI Director James Comey ...

 
Another black man shot dead by US police
28 Sep 2016 11:27

Another black man shot dead by US police

An African-American man has been shot and killed by police in San Diego, California, amid protests over police killings of black people. The shooting happened on Tuesday afternoon and witnesses said the victim was mentally challenged and unarmed when shot by police. At around 2 p.m., gunfire erupted ...

 
Saudi Arabia should account for Mina tragedy: Iran
24 Sep 2016 11:29

Saudi Arabia should account for Mina tragedy: Iran

Iran’s deputy ambassador to the United Nations (UN) says Saudi Arabia has been refusing to conduct a responsible, thoroughgoing, and transparent investigation into the deadly crush that occurred during Hajj rituals last year. Gholam-Hossein Dehqani made the remarks at a meeting of the Organization ...

 
Thousands of Argentinians reach capital in nationwide anti-gov
3 Sep 2016 11:35

Thousands of Argentinians reach capital in nationwide anti-gov't rallies

Thousands of Argentinians from five country's different provinces rallying against government social policy reached Buenos Aires, media reported.

 
URGENT: Iranian Supreme Leader Sends Crucial Message to World Audience on Terrorism
29 Nov 2015 19:23

URGENT: Iranian Supreme Leader Sends Crucial Message to World Audience on Terrorism

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei released an important message to the world youth on global terrorism, including the recent terrorist attacks in Paris.

 
Egypt
27 Jan 2015 14:33

Egypt's grand mufti backs Brotherhood arrests

Egypt's grand mufti Tuesday backed the arrest of more than 500 supporters of the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood following clashes over the weekend on the anniversary of the country's 2011 uprising."I am not sad for this outcome as such criminals ought to be prosecuted," Egypt's Grand Mufti ...

 
FBI: 3 Russians charged with spying, 1 arrested in New York
27 Jan 2015 14:29

FBI: 3 Russians charged with spying, 1 arrested in New York

Federal prosecutors in the United States have announced charges against three Russian men who allegedly operated an international spy ring based out of New York City.US attorneys said Monday that Evgeny Buryakov, Igor Sporyshev, and Victor Podobnyy have been charged “in connection with Buryakov’...