Russia, Syria launch mass humanitarian operation in Aleppo
Baku – APA. Russia and the Syrian government have launched a joint large-scale humanitarian relief operation in Aleppo, establishing three corridors for civilians and one for militants with weapons and equipment, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Thursday, Sputnik reports.
13:49 28 July
Mortar, bombing in Baghdad kill six, including four children
Baku-APA. A mortar attack south of Baghdad at a camp for people displaced from the war with Islamic State killed four children and a woman on Wednesday, while a separate suicide bombing in a northern district killed a policeman, security sources said, APA reports quoting Reuters.
00:25 28 July
Truck bomb blast kills dozens in northeast Syria city: monitors
Baku-APA. A large truck bomb blast claimed by Islamic State killed nearly 50 people and wounded scores more in the northeastern Syrian city of Qamishli near the Turkish border on Wednesday, a monitoring group and state television reported, APA reports quoting Reuters.
23:31 27 July
At least 44 killed in double bomb attack in Syrian Kurdish city
Baku. Farid Mirzayev – APA. At least 44 people were killed in a double bombing in the Kurdish-majority city of Qamishli in northeast Syria on Wednesday, state TV said, as reported by the AFP news agency.
14:23 27 July
Pentagon: US-Russian talks on Flight Safety in Syria ‘Constructive’
Baku-APA. US and Russian officials held constructive dialogue via videoconference on Tuesday on flight safety measures to deconflict air operations in Syria, US Department of Defense spokesperson Peter Cook said in a press release, APA reports quoting Sputnik.
05:43 27 July
Hollande: 'Killing priest, attacking church means attacking France'
Baku-APA. French President Francois Hollande said that the Europe is subjected to unprecedented threat from Islamist militants following a deadly Daesh hostage crisis in Normandy, APA reports quoting the Daily Mail.
04:41 27 July
Cooperation with Russia in Syria would not be based on trust -U.S. general
Baku-APA. Any military or intelligence cooperation between the United States and Russia to strike targets in Syria would include measures to ensure U.S. operational security and would not be based on trust, a top U.S. military official said on Monday, APA reports quoting Reuters.
03:26 26 July
UN calls for 48-hour cease-fire in Aleppo
Baku-APA. The United Nations on Monday urged a 48-hour humanitarian cease-fire in Aleppo, Syria, where hundreds of thousands of residents remain trapped due to ongoing fighting, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.
00:15 26 July
ISIS-affiliated group hacks websites of Azerbaijani company - UPDATED
Baku. Yegane Lachinzade – APA-Economics. Team System Dz, pretending to be ISIS-affiliated hacker group, has hacked the websites of several companies of the Azerbaijani-based Nurgun Group.
11:40 23 July
Lavrov: Rebuilding coop. with Turkey depends on Syria
Baku-APA. Rebuilding confidence between Turkey and Russia depends mostly on the cooperation over the Syria crisis, Moscow's foreign minister said Friday, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.
05:48 23 July
Russian serviceman killed by self-detonating bomb in Syria
Baku-APA. A Russian serviceman has been killed in Syria by a self-detonating bomb, said the Russian defense ministry, APA reports quoting Reuters.
04:09 23 July
Kerry, Russian foreign minister to discuss Syria in coming days
Baku-APA. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday that he would meet his Russian counterpart in the coming days to discuss an American proposal for closer military cooperation and intelligence sharing on Syria, APA reports quoting Reuters.
23:00 22 July
American fighting with Kurds against Islamic State killed in Syria
Baku-APA. An American man who died fighting alongside Syrian Kurdish fighters to oust Islamic State from the northern Syrian city of Manbij has been named as Levi Jonathan Shirley, APA reports quoting Reuters.
21:28 22 July
Russian FM talks on US pre-conditions of co-op on Syria
Baku. Turbat Baghirova – APA. The U.S. stands ready to combine efforts with Russia in the fight against terrorism in Syria in case Bashar al-Assad steps down as Syrian president, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, RBK reported.
16:30 22 July
Yasin Aktay: "Turkish pilot made decision to shoot down Russian Su-24 jet himself"
Baku-APA. The pilot of Turkish F-16 fighter jet that shot down a Russian Su-24 combat plane over Syria in November last year made the decision on his own, the deputy chair of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) Yasin Aktay told on Thursday, APA reports quoting Sputnits.
21:41 21 July
Kerry warns of new challenge in securing Iraq after Islamic State
Baku-APA. The battlefield momentum in Iraq and Syria has shifted against Islamic State, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday, but the international community must now also confront the challenge of stabilizing newly liberated areas, APA reports quoting Reuters.
07:20 21 July
French lawmakers extend state of emergency after Nice attack
Baku-APA. French lawmakers approved a six-month extension of emergency rule on Wednesday after last week's truck attack on holiday crowds in Nice, the third deadly assault in just 18 months for which Islamist militants have claimed responsibility, APA reports quoting Reuters.
02:10 21 July
Germany fears more 'lone wolf' attacks after train rampage
Baku-APA. Germany is likely to face more Islamist attacks, its interior minister said on Wednesday, but played down any link between the government's open-door refugee policy and Monday's ax assault on a train in Bavaria, APA reports quoting Reuters.
22:27 20 July
Afghan refugee with ax attacks passengers on German train
Baku-APA. A 17-year-old Afghan refugee wielding an ax and a knife attacked passengers on a train in southern Germany on Monday evening, severely wounding four, before he was shot dead by police, the interior minister for the state of Bavaria said, APA reports quoting Reuters.
05:32 19 July
Turkey Incirlik airspace closed
Power to Turkey's Incirlik Air Base in Adana has been cut, the U.S. consulate in Turkey said Saturday. Local authorities are preventing movement onto and off the base, according to the consulate, which warned U.S. citizens to avoid the air base until normal operations are restored.
18:23 16 July