Trump wants to build 'Safe Zones' in Syria, make Gulf states pay for It
"It is necessary to create safe zones in conflict torn countries like Syria instead of taking people into the United States and the Gulf states should pay for those safe zones", - Trump said, APA reports quoting Sputnik.
06:32 19 February
Turkey steps up scrutiny on Muslim migrants from Russia
Turkey has increased scrutiny of Russian-speaking Muslim communities in the past few months following a series of attacks blamed on Islamic State, a concrete example of the renewed relationship between the two countries, APA reports citing Reuters.
06:50 17 February
‘Dunford-Gerasimov meeting in Baku indicates Azerbaijan’s growing influence’
The meeting in Baku of Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford and Chief of the General Staff of Russia's Armed Forces Valery Gerasimov indicates Azerbaijan’s growing influence, MP Rasim Musabeyov told APA on Thursday.
18:50 16 February
Iraq car bombing kills 12 in capital
At least 12 people were killed when a car rigged with explosives exploded Wednesday in eastern Baghdad, a security official said, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.
03:11 16 February
US confirms use of depleted uranium in Syria
The U.S. used thousands of depleted uranium rounds in two 2015 air raids in Syria, Central Command confirmed on Tuesday, APA reports quoting AA.
00:02 15 February
Turkish president meets UN secretary general in Turkey
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Saturday discussed the fight against terrorism and the situation in Syria, according to a statement issued by the presidential spokesman, APA reports quoting AA.
23:35 11 February
Suicide bombings kill 10, wound 33 in Mosul, Baghdad
At least 10 people were killed and 33 wounded on Friday, in a series of suicide bombings that hit Baghdad and parts of Mosul recently recaptured from Islamic State, medical and security sources said, APA reports quoting Reuters.
05:44 11 February
Daesh abducts 385 civilians in Iraq
Daesh late Thursday, abducted 385 civilians, including women and children, in this northern Iraqi city, a senior Iraqi army official told Anadolu Agency, APA reports.
04:27 10 February
Khamenei thanks Trump for “showing real face” of US
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says the Islamic Republic has no reason to be thankful to the former US President Barack Obama as “he is responsible for sanctions against Iran.”
15:25 07 February
US Embassy Warns of Possible Attacks on Baghdad Hotels
The US embassy in Baghdad received information that terrorist attacks on hotels in the Iraqi capital frequently visited by western travelers are possible, APA reports quoting sputniknews.
00:30 07 February
After judge lifts travel ban, Trump fumes, vows to act
U.S. President Donald Trump denounced a judge who lifted the travel ban he had imposed on citizens of seven mainly Muslim countries, vowing that his government would reinstate it as affected travelers scrambled to try to quickly enter the United States, APA reports quoting the The New York Times.
05:28 05 February
Iran ‘unmoved’ by US president's ‘threats’
Iran remains "unmoved by threats", Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said via Twitter on Friday evening, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.
21:57 03 February
Iraq’s Hashd al-Shaabi takes strategic town near Mosul
Iraqi Hashd al-Shaabi ("popular mobilization") forces on Wednesday recaptured a village west of Mosul from the Daesh terrorist group, according to a Hashd al-Shaabi officer, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.
22:47 01 February
US State Deptartament makes public notice revoking visas for 7 muslim-majority states
The US Department of Justice made public the details of the Department of State notice that implemented President Donald Trump’s executive order last Friday to revoke most visas from seven Muslim-majority nations, APA reports quoting Sputnik.
05:30 01 February
Iran stops issuing visas to Americans
Iran has stopped issuing visas to Americans, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said Tuesday, in a widely anticipated response to President Donald Trump’s 90-day ban on Iranian citizens entering the U.S., the Wall Street Journal reported.
19:19 31 January
US Senate Democrats want Trump immigration order enforcement postponed
The Trump administration is being asked to delay enforcement of a presidential executive order on immigration until the White House answers questions about the measure, Democrats on the US Senate Homeland Security Committee said in a letter to Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, APA reports quoting sputniknews.
07:52 31 January
White House says more countries may be added to US travel ban list
President Donald Trump’s administration does not rule out adding new countries to the list of states banned from entering the United States, White House spokesperson Sean Spicer said in a press briefing on Monday, APA reports quoting sputniknews.
05:24 31 January
Scotland's First Minister urges May to cancel Trump's visit over entry ban
Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon called on UK Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday to cancel the scheduled visit of US President Donald Trump to Britain, saying that the travel ban, which he imposed on Friday, was contradicting fundamental values, APA reports quoting sputniknews.
21:18 30 January
Iraqi MPs call for retaliatory ban on US citizens
Iraqi members of parliament have voted to call on the government to enact a reciprocal travel ban on US citizens, if Washington does not withdraw its decision to prohibit the entry of Iraqis, APA reports citing Aljazeera.
18:51 30 January
Former Iraqi PM slams Obama foreign policy, says it created ISIS
Head of Iraq’s ruling Dawa Party Nouri al-Maliki has harshly criticized US strategy in Iraq, describing the Obama administration’s foreign policy as “a failure” which in his words led to the creation of Islamic State in the country, APA reported citing Rudaw.
10:25 30 January