US military considering more troop deployments to Iraq: Official
Baku-APA. US military officials are considering a possible boost to the country’s current troop levels in Iraq, says a senior commander leading the US-led military efforts against the ISIL, APA reports quoting Press TV.
23:41 23 June
UN says Syrian towns being shelled after aid deliveries
Baku-APA. The UN on Tuesday said it was concerned about a new trend of shelling in Syria before and after humanitarian aid convoys reached besieged towns and cities, APA reports quoting Anadolu agency.
23:35 21 June
Iran says arrests ten 'terrorists' who planned to bomb 50 targets
Baku-APA. Iran has arrested 10 Sunni Muslim militants who were planning to bomb 50 targets across the country, Iranian intelligence minister Mahmoud Alavi said on Tuesday, according to the Fars News site, APA reports quoting Reuters.
22:39 21 June
Islamic State launches counter-attacks on U.S.-backed forces, Syrian army
Baku-APA. The Islamic State group launched a counter-attack against fighters trying to capture the Syrian city of Manbij on Monday, inflicting heavy casualties on the U.S.-backed forces, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the militants said, APA reports quoting Reuters.
06:27 21 June
Battle for Falluja will end in western district, says Iraqi commander
Baku-APA. U.S.-backed Iraqi forces fighting Islamic State militants in Falluja are advancing toward jihadist strongholds in western districts where they expect the final push to recapture the city will take place, the Iraqi commander said on Monday, APA rpeorts quoting Reuters.
04:14 21 June
Orlando shooter threatened car bomb, explosive vests: FBI
Baku-APA. The alleged gunman in a deadly massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, U.S. threatened to put bomb vests on hostages, according to partially redacted transcripts of the shooter’s calls released Monday by the FBI, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.
02:20 21 June
Assad discusses military cooperation with Russian defense minister
Baku-APA. Syrian President Bashar al Assad met Russia's defense minister during a visit to the Syrian capital and discussed military cooperation, state television said on Saturday, APA reports quoting Reuters.
05:52 19 June
U.S. denies plan to include Syrian opposition in Assad government
Baku-APA. The United States denied it has proposed including members of the Syrian opposition in the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, contradicting Russian President Vladimir Putin, APA reports quoting Reuters.
07:43 18 June
Pentagon: Russia hit US-backed forces in Syria
Baku-APA. Russia has hit U.S.-backed anti-Daesh forces in a series of airstrikes in southern Syria near al-Tanf, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.
04:23 18 June
Obama, Saudi prince discuss Middle East turmoil
Baku-APA. President Barack Obama met Saudi deputy crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman on Friday at the White House to discuss the turmoil in the Middle East, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.
03:20 18 June
Putin says accepts U.S. is sole superpower, dilutes Trump praise
Baku-APA. President Vladimir Putin said on Friday he accepted the United States was probably still the world's sole superpower and he was ready to work with whoever won the presidency, but didn't want to be told how to live by Americans, APA reports quoting Reuters.
22:55 17 June
Iran – main obstacle to achieving peaceful coexistence in Middle East and beyond, says Israeli ambassador
He was commenting on the statement made on June 16 by Iran’s ambassador to Azerbaijan on the Israeli-Palestinian problem.
12:57 17 June
US State Dept officials call for strikes against Syria’s Assad
The "dissent channel cable" was signed by 51 mid- to high-level State Department officers involved with advising on Syria policy. It was first reported by The Wall Street Journal.
10:31 17 June
UN making progress in Syria's besieged towns: UN envoy
Baku-APA. The United Nations’ Syria envoy said Thursday they have made progress, saying a psychological barrier was broken by reaching Syria's besieged areas of Daraya and Douma after several very bad weeks for humanitarian access, APA reports quoting Anadolu agency.
03:20 17 June
U.S., Iranian FM meet in Oslo over nuclear deal, Syria
Baku-APA. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif here on Wednesday morning to discuss the nuclear deal, dubbed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), as well as the Syria issue, APA reports quoting Reuters.
06:29 16 June
Russia wants Turkey relations 'to be normalized'
Baku-APA. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday that Russia wants to normalize relations with Turkey, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.
21:55 15 June
Erdogan’s words could ease Turkey-Russia strain: minister
Baku-APA. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s congratulatory message to Russia could be a step toward normalizing relations between the two countries, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said Tuesday, APA reports quoting Anadolu agency.
04:50 15 June
White House: Extremists pervert Islam
Baku-APA. President Barack Obama will not legitimatize terrorist organizations by calling them “radical Islam” which perpetuates the myth that they represent Islam against the West, a White House spokesman said Monday, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.
05:14 14 June
Erdogan hits out at support for Syria terror groups
Baku-APA. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has used a speech at a Saturday iftar fast-breaking meal to criticize some countries for supporting terror groups in Syria, APA reports quoting Anadolu agency.
04:28 12 June
Al Qaeda leader pledges allegiance to new Taliban leader
Baku – APA. Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri, in an online audio message, pledged allegiance to the new head of the Afghan Taliban, who was appointed last month after his predecessor was killed in a US drone strike, Reuters reported.
12:33 11 June