Azerbaijan’s refugee and IDP pain highlighted in the French Senate
As part of a series of events organised in the margins of UN World Refugee Day throughout the world, the French office of The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS) organised a landmark conference entitled The Consequences of a Forgotten Conflict for France: The Current Situation and Prospects for Refugees and IDPs in the long-term – Azerbaijan as a case study, hosted in the Palais du Luxembourg, home of the French Senate.
20:42 22 June
Iran's Khamenei ordered missile strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria: Guards
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ordered weekend missile strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria, Revolutionary Guards said, contradicting a previous report that they were authorised by the country's security council, APA reports quoting Reuters.
04:13 22 June
Mehmet Akarca: No country provided serious assistance to Turkey during refugee crisis
No country provided serious assistance to Turkey during the refugee crisis, said Mehmet Akarca, head of the Turkish Prime Ministry's Directorate General of Press and Information.
15:20 21 June
Stark reminders of Azerbaijan’s IDP plight come to Brussels
Designated as World Refugee Day in 2000 by the UN to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the passing of the 1951 UN Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, 20 June is acknowledged across the world as the day to remember the dispossessed, those unfortunate victims of conflict and war across the world. At present, refugees from such conflicts in Syria and Ukraine, and the subsequent pan-European migration crisis, have come in to stark focus. However, one casualty is that the hierarchy of news importance often results in longstanding tragedies being overlooked, particularly if they were inadequately reported at the time.
12:48 21 June
Air strikes pound southwest Syrian city of Deraa
Government air and artillery bombardments hit rebel-held areas of the Syrian city of Deraa, on the border with Jordan, on Tuesday after a two-day ceasefire expired, witnesses and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, APA reports quoting Reuters.
04:26 21 June
U.S. shoots down drone close to Iraqi-Syrian border
The U.S. military said it had shot down an armed, Iranian-made drone that had been bearing down on its forces near a garrison in Syria's southeast on Tuesday, in the latest sign of increasingly frequent confrontation with Damascus and its allies, APA reports quoting Reuters.
03:29 21 June
Moscow confirms new Astana meeting on Syria slated for July 4-5
The Foreign Ministry of Kazakhstan mentioned these dates earlier on Monday. The office of UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura also confirmed the timeframe for Geneva talks on Syria, scheduled to begin on July 10, following Astana negotiations, APA reports quoting sputniknews.
05:04 20 June
U.S., Russia, Iran draw new red lines in Syria
Russia, Iran and the United States are drawing new red lines for each other in Syria, with Moscow warning Washington on Monday it would treat any U.S.-led coalition planes in its area of operations as potential targets after the U.S. air force downed a Syrian jet, APA reports quoting Reuters.
22:35 19 June
War, violence, persecution push displacement to new unprecedented high: UNHCR report
War, violence and persecution worldwide are causing more people than ever to be forcibly displaced, according to a report published today by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, APA reported.
14:12 19 June
Saudi guards fire on Iranian boat, killing fisherman
Saudi border guards have opened fire on an Iranian fishing boat in the Gulf, killing a fisherman, Iran's Tasnim news agency said on Saturday, amid high tension between the two rival states, APA reports quoting Reuters.
03:29 18 June
U.S. welcomes Syria cease-fire, urges opposition to halt attacks
The United States on Saturday welcomed a 48-hour cease-fire in southern Syria and called on the Syrian government to honor its commitments during that period, APA reports quoting Reuters.
00:49 18 June
Russian warplanes kill 2 top IS commanders: defense ministry
The Russian Air forces eliminated two top Islamic State (IS) field commanders and some 180 terrorists during airstrikes in Syria in early June, the Russian Defense Ministry said Saturday, APA reports quoting Xinhua.
22:59 17 June
Syrian army declares 48-hour cease-fire in Daraa city
The Syrian army said it would suspend combat operations in the southern city of Deraa for 48 hours from Saturday, as mediators announced two separate attempts to convene new peace talks next month, APA reports quoting Reuters.
22:26 17 June
Erdogan slams opposition CHP leader for 'justice' march
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday criticized the leader of the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) over a protest march from Ankara to Istanbul after a party deputy got 25 years in prison for espionage, APA reports quoting AA.
21:42 17 June
Syria talks in Geneva to resume on July 10
The seventh round of Syrian peace talks in Geneva is expected to begin next month, the UN announced Saturday, APA reports quoting Anadolu agency.
20:18 17 June
Russian court extends prison sentence of Azerbaijani national accused of recruiting students for terror organizations
Russia’s Supreme Court has tightened the prison sentence of Azerbaijani citizen Ramil Mirzamov, who was arrested on charges of recruiting four students to the ranks of international terrorist organizations in Iraq and Syria, from eight years to eight years and four months, APA reported citing RIA Novosti.
13:55 16 June
Senate passes new sanctions on Iran, Russia
The US Senate in Congress has voted nearly unanimously to impose new sanctions against Iran and Russia, setting up a possible confrontation with the administration of President Donald Trump as it attempts to improve relations with Moscow, APA reports quoting PressTV.
02:28 16 June
Putin says Russia ready for constructive dialogue with USA
President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday Russia was ready for a constructive dialogue with the United States, APA reports citing Reuters.
20:56 15 June
UN slams civilian losses in US-led Raqqah airstrikes
At least 300 civilians have been killed, and 160,000 displaced amid the intensified airstrikes by the U.S.-led anti-Daesh coalition against Syria's northern city of Raqqah, a UN commission said Wednesday, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.
01:24 15 June
US Senate overwhelmingly approves Russia sanctions
The Senate on Wednesday approved by a wide margin new economic sanctions on Russia, and make it harder for President Donald Trump to potentially lift them, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.
00:44 15 June