Erdogan, Putin to discuss Syrian peace plan next week
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday he will meet Russia’s President Vladimir Putin next week to discuss a plan agreed by their countries and Iran to reduce the fighting in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province, APA reports quoting Reuters.
04:07 21 September
Lavrov, Abbas discuss efforts to restore Palestinian unity
Efforts to restore Palestinian unity were in focus of a meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on the sidelines of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, the Russian foreign ministry said on Tuesday, APA reports quoting TASS.
00:36 20 September
Iran says it will not renegotiate nuclear deal
Iran will not renegotiate its nuclear deal (JCPOA – Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) with world powers, said Ali Akbar Velayati, senior advisor to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on international affairs, APA reported.
16:28 19 September
US Senate overwhelmingly approves defense spending bill
The U.S. Senate on Monday approved a $700 billion defense budget but failed to tackle many controversial issues that lawmakers hoped to address, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.
06:48 19 September
France defends Iran nuclear deal, Trump to decide soon
France made a fresh plea on Monday for the United States to preserve the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and suggested its provisions expiring after a decade could be strengthened, as U.S. President Donald Trump said he would decide on the matter soon, APA reports quoting Reuters.
23:08 18 September
Russian Foreign Ministry: Lavrov and Tillerson discuss Syria by phone
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov had a phone conversation on Saturday to discuss the situation in Syria, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on its official Facebook page, APA reports citing TASS.
07:55 17 September
US denies U-turn on climate deal
The US has insisted it will leave the Paris climate accord, despite reports that it may be softening its stance, APA reports quoting BBC.
07:26 17 September
Jets strike U.S.-backed forces in eastern Syria
U.S.-backed militias in Syria said they came under attack on Saturday from Russian jets and Syrian government forces in Deir al-Zor province, a flashpoint in an increasingly complex battlefield, APA reports quoting Reuters.
03:37 17 September
Iraqi army liberates ISIS-held Akashat town near Syria border
Iraqi government forces, backed by allied fighters from the Popular Mobilization Units, have liberated Akashat town near border with Syria from the ISIS terrorist group, APA reported citing Press TV.
18:47 16 September
EU must change its view of Turkey: Turkish FM
Turkey’s foreign minister on Thursday urged European countries to change their view of Turkey, saying that unless the EU sees Ankara as an equal partner, “a healthy relationship won’t be possible”, APA reports citing Anadolu.
05:31 15 September
American fighting for ISIL captured in Syria
US Military reports say a US citizen fighting for Daesh was captured by Kurdish soldiers in Syria and then handed over to American forces, APA reports quoting CNN.
01:24 15 September
The Contract of the New Century: New opportunities to strengthen independence, political and economic stability
On September 14, Baku hosted a signing ceremony of the Amended and Restated Agreement on the Joint Development and Production Sharing for the Azeri and Chirag fields and the Deep Water Portion of the Gunashli field in the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea
18:00 14 September
Evacuated Islamic State fighters reach Syria's Deir al-Zor: pro-Damascus commander
Baku-APA. Buses carrying evacuated Islamic State fighters reached jihadist territory in Syria’s Deir al-Zor on Wednesday after IS released a Hezbollah prisoner, a commander in the military alliance fighting in support of Damascus, APA reports quoting Reuters.
05:35 14 September
Azerbaijan strips 151 people of citizenship for fighting for terrorist organizations
A total of 151 people have been stripped of their Azerbaijani citizenship in the past year for fighting in the ranks of terrorist organizations, said State Security Service Deputy Head Ilgar Musayev.
11:44 12 September
US top court temporarily upholds Trump's refugee ban
The Supreme Court agreed Monday to uphold President Donald Trump's executive order banning refugees from entering the U.S., hours before it was set to be upended, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.
00:17 12 September
US aircraft evacuates over 20 İSİL commanders from Deir ez-Zor
A military and diplomatic source has told Sputnik that a US Air Force plane had evacuated Daesh (ISIS, banned in Russia) field commanders from Deir ez-Zor. The US-led coalition has denied the allegations, APA reports quoting Sputnik.
21:12 07 September
Syrian opposition must accept it has not won the war: U.N.
Syria’s opposition must accept that they have not won the six-and-a-half year war against President Bashar al-Assad, U.N. peace talks mediator Staffan de Mistura said on Wednesday, APA reports quoting Reuters.
02:00 07 September
Syrian army breaks 3-year IS siege to Deir al-Zour
Following days of intense battles on the outskirts of Deir al-Zour in eastern Syria, the Syrian forces and allied fighters broke Tuesday the three-year siege of the Islamic State (IS) to government-held parts in the city, APA reports quoting Xinhua.
22:48 05 September
Two Russian soldiers killed by shelling in Syria's Deir al-Zor province
Two Russian servicemen have been killed in Deir al-Zor province after Islamic State militants shelled a convoy they were escorting, the Russian Defence Ministry was cited as saying on Monday, APA reports quoting Reuters.
07:45 05 September
Iran: Improvement in Syria creates chances to find political solution
Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif says that the improvement of the situation in Syria provides an opportunity to work out a political solution to the Syrian crisis, APA reports quoting Sputnik.
05:24 03 September