Syria peace talks in Geneva focus on political issues
The second day of the fourth round of the intra-Syrian talks in Geneva on Friday focused on political issues including transitional governance, a new constitution, and free and fair elections, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.
02:23 25 February
Islamic State car bomb kills more than 50 in northwest Syria
An Islamic State car bomb killed more than 50 people on Friday in a Syrian village held by rebels, a war monitor said, a day after the jihadist group was driven from its last stronghold in the area, APA reports quoting Reuters.
23:41 24 February
Iraqi warplanes strike Daesh positions in Syria
Iraqi warplanes have struck a number of sites associated with the Daesh terrorist group inside Syrian territory, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Friday, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.
23:39 24 February
Chief of Staff : “Turkey will provide support to normalize life in al-Bab”
Turkey will provide assistance to Syrians returning to al-Bab and help normalize life in the town, Chief of General Staff Hulusi Akar said in a statement Friday, following the seizure of the Syrian town of al-Bab, APA reports quoting Reuters.
21:00 24 February
Syrian opponents meet for first time in three years
UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura has urged the warring sides who met face-to-face in peace talks on Thursday for the first time in three years to end the almost six-year conflict, APA reports quoting Anadolu agency.
02:57 24 February
UN Syria envoy opens new round of Intra-Syria talks
UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura has officially opened the new round of intra-Syrian talks in Geneva at a welcoming reception with participation of all Syrian sides and the International Syria Support Group (ISSG), APA reports citing Sputnik.
22:55 23 February
Germany to increase NATO commitment, up troop size to almost 200,000
Germany will increase the size of its military by 10 percent over the next seven years the defense ministry announced Tuesday, just one day after US Vice President Mike Pence called on allies in Europe to increase their commitment to NATO, APA reports quoting sputniknews.
07:13 23 February
Baku court sentences ex-ISIL fighter to 10 years in prison
The Baku Court on Grave Crimes on Wednesday pronounced a verdict sentencing ex-jihadist Ramin Khanmuradov to 10 years in a maximum security prison, APA reported.
18:19 22 February
ISIS suicide bomber in Iraq was former Gitmo detainee
A terror suspect who received a seven-figure payoff after he claimed he was tortured while being held at Guantanamo Bay blew himself up in a suicide bombing in Iraq, according to reports Tuesday, APA reports quoting New York Post.
06:17 22 February
Germany announces plan to expand national army
Germany on Tuesday announced a plan to expand its national army Bundeswehr in light of "increasing responsibilities", APA reports quoting Xinhua
03:26 22 February
UNICEF: Boko Haram drafted 2,000 child soldiers
At least 2,000 children were forcefully conscripted as combatants by Nigeria’s Boko Haram militants in 2016 alone, UNICEF said Tuesday as world leaders gathered in Paris for a conference on the protection of children in armed conflict, APA reports quoting Anadolu agency.
23:18 21 February
Four Russian servicemen killed in car blast in Syria
Four Russian servicemen were killed in Syria on February 16, when a radio controlled bomb targeting a Syrian military convoy exploded, the Russian Defense Ministry has said in a statement, APA reported citing RT.
17:04 20 February
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
Lavrov, Mogherini discuss situation in Eastern Ukraine
Lavrov and Mogherini discussed on Saturday the situation in eastern Ukraine among other issues, a statement published on the website of the European Union External Action Service (EEAS) said, APA reports quoting Sputnik.
05:29 19 February
Islam is not source of terrorism, says Germany's Merkel
Islam is not the source of terrorism, and Islamic scholars and Muslim countries should speak up against fundamentalists to make this clear to the world, Chancellor Angela Merkel has said, APA reports quoting Anadolu agency.
21:11 18 February
Munich Security Conference kicks off
The 53rd Munich Security Conference kicked off in Germany Feb. 17.
18:01 17 February
US' Tillerson calms allies on Syria ahead of Geneva talks
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, trying to reassure allies that Washington was not tilting towards Moscow over the Syrian conflict, told them on Friday that the United States backed U.N. efforts to broker a political solution to the war, officials and diplomats said, APA reported citing Reuters.
17:03 17 February
Munich Security Conference to kick off today
The 53rd Munich Security Conference will kick off on Feb. 17.
11:00 17 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
Russia may lose interest in dialogue with NATO if it yields no results — NATO envoy
Russia believes dialogue with NATO is useful but will lose any interest in it if it yields no results, Russia’s Permanent Representative to NATO Alexander Grushko said on Thursday, APA reports quoting TASS.
02:30 17 February