Turkey completes building wall on borders with Syria, Iraq
Turkey finished building concrete wall along the state’s border with Syria and Iraq for security reasons, local media reported Saturday, citing the Turkish General Staff, APA reports quoting Sputnik.
00:57 15 January
Turkey and Russia to invite U.S. to Syria talks: Turkish minister
Turkey and Russia have decided to invite the United States to Syria peace talks due to be held this month in the Kazakh capital Astana, Turkey's foreign minister said on Saturday, APA reports quoting Reuters.
20:54 14 January
US says it has not received formal invitation to Syria talks in Astana
The United States has not received a formal invitation to Syria peace talks being organized by Russia and Turkey to be held in the Kazakh capital of Astana on Jan. 23, the U.S. State Department said on Friday, APA reported citing Reuters.
13:24 14 January
After 2016 campaign, more Americans consider Russia a threat: poll
Americans are more concerned than they were before the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign began about the potential threat Russia poses to the country, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Friday, APA reports quoting Reuters.
07:55 14 January
Iraqi forces reach Nineveh government building in Mosul
Iraqi forces fighting Islamic State in Mosul have reached the Nineveh province governance building and raised the Iraqi flag there, a senior U.S. defense official said on Friday, APA reports quoting Reuters.
06:45 14 January
Iraqi forces make gains against Islamic State in Mosul
Iraqi special forces stormed the Mosul University complex in the city's northeast on Friday and pushed Islamic State back to reach two further bridges across the Tigris river, the military said, APA reports quoting Reuters.
22:30 13 January
Syria accuses Israel of bombardment
Syria has accused Israel of bombarding an area west of Damascus, with reports of a military airport being hit, APA reports quoting BBC.
06:27 13 January
Russia, Turkey agree to coordinate airstrikes against terrorists in Syria
Russian and Turkish military officials on Thursday agreed to coordinate airstrikes against terrorist targets in Syria and signed a memorandum on combat flight safety during missions in Syrian airspace, the Russian Defense Ministry said, APA reports quoting Sputnik.
22:00 12 January
Migrant flow to Europe must be prevented: Hungarian PM
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Thursday that his country would not allow the migrants' flow to Europe, adding that protection of Hungary’s borders would continue to be a top national security priority, APA reports quoting Anadolu agency.
21:34 12 January
U.S. sanctions Syrian officials for chemical weapons attacks
The United States on Thursday blacklisted 18 senior Syrian officials it said were connected to the country's weapons of mass destruction program, after an international investigation found Syrian government forces were responsible for chlorine gas attacks against civilians, APA reports quoting Reuters.
20:59 12 January
Russia steps up military presence in Syria, despite Putin promise
Despite Russian President Vladimir Putin's recent order to reduce Moscow's military forces in Syria, two U.S. officials tell Fox News the opposite is taking place.
12:58 12 January
Putin not ‘war criminal’, Trump’s State Dept. pick says
Calling Vladimir Putin a “war criminal” for Russia’s actions in support of Syrian forces in Aleppo would be inaccurate, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to be America’s next top diplomat said Wednesday, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.
07:12 12 January
Turkish jets hit 12 Daesh targets in northern Syria
At least 12 Daesh targets were destroyed in northern Syria on Tuesday as part of Operation Euphrates Shield, according to the Turkish military, APA reports quoting AA.
20:39 10 January
Russian Aerospace Forces in Syria fulfilled task set by Putin: defense minister
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday that the Russian Aerospace Forces in Syria have accomplished the task set by President Vladimir Putin, APA reported citing Sputnik.
15:24 10 January
US increases support for Turkish military operations in Syria
U.S. aircraft have begun regular aerial intelligence surveillance in support of Turkey’s offensive against the Islamic State in northwestern Syria, in anticipation of increased U.S. support for the flailing Turkish military operation around the town of al-Bab, reads an article posted by The Washington Post, APA reports.
12:56 10 January
Azerbaijan detains 16 foreigners for illegal hunting in 2016
Sixteen foreigners (citizens of the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Pakistan, Iraq and Syria) were detained in Azerbaijan for illegal hunting in 2016, the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources told APA on Monday.
10:50 09 January
Turkish president, UN chief discuss Syria, Cyprus
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres over the phone on Saturday about the developments in Syria and Cyprus, according to a presidential source, APA reports quoting Anadolu agency.
22:58 07 January
Five terrorists detained on Turkey-Syria border
Security forces detained five terrorists who attempted to cross into Turkey from the PKK/PYD-controlled areas in northeastern Syria, according to a gendarme source, APA reports quoting Anadolu agency.
20:16 07 January
Pentagon confirms Daesh leader Mahmud al-Isawi killed in Syria
US Department of Defense confirmed that Mahmud al-Isawi, a Syria-based leader of the Daesh was killed in an airstrike, APA reports quoting sputniknews.
20:36 06 January
CMO chairman sends letter to Syrian mufti
Chairman of the Caucasian Muslims Office (CMO), Sheikh-ul-Islam Allahshukur Pashazade has sent a letter to Sheikh Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun, the Grand Mufti of Syria, in order to clarify the authenticity of the statement made on behalf of the latter regarding the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
17:11 06 January