Trump says concerns about Iran driving Israel, Arab states closer
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that shared concern about Iran was driving Israel and many Arab states closer and demanded that Tehran immediately cease military and financial backing of "terrorists and militias", APA reports quoting Reuters.
04:49 23 May
Islamic Solidarity Games came to a close with a stunning Closing Ceremony at Baku Olympic Stadium - UPDATED-3
Azerbaijan has made history by successfully hosting another high-profile international sporting event – the 4th Islamic Solidarity Games. Baku experienced a thrilling 10 days of sport and solidarity. With a haul of 75 medals, Azerbaijan topped the overall medal table of the Games. Azerbaijan`s state anthem was played 75 times, the country`s national flag was raised 162 times throughout this multi-sport event.
23:20 22 May
Rouhani says regional stability impossible without Iran
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday stability could not be achieved in the Middle East without Tehran's help, responding to criticism of the Islamic Republic from U.S. President Donald Trump who is visiting the region, APA reports quoting Reuters.
23:07 22 May
Man responsible for killing Russian Su-24 pilot in 2015 sentenced to five years
Alparslan Celik, the man who took responsibility for murdering one of the pilots of Russia's Su-24 jet downed by Turkey in Syria in 2015, has been sentenced to five years in prison for illegally possessing weapons, APA reports citing Sputnik.
14:04 22 May
U.S. calls on Iran to halt support for 'destabilizing forces'
The United States on Saturday said it hoped Hassan Rouhani, Iran's newly re-elected president, will halt his country's support for "destabilizing forces", end ballistic missile tests and carry out democratic reforms during his second term, APA reports quoting Reuters.
04:31 21 May
U.N. sees 'incremental progress' after Syria talks
U.N. envoy Staffan de Mistura ended four days of Syria talks on Friday, saying there had been "incremental progress" and he planned to reconvene negotiations in June, APA reports quoting Reuters.
04:28 20 May
Mattis: Militia hit by US strike in Syria Iran-directed offensive force
The pro-Syrian government force the US-led coalition targeted with a strike on Thursday was an Iran-directed militia with offensive capabilities, US Defense Secretary James Mattis said in a press conference on Friday, APA reports quoting sputniknews.
23:15 19 May
ISIL attacks Syrian Deir ez-Zor with rockets, kill 3 civilians
ISIL terrorists attacked the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor on Thursday with rocket shells and killed three civilians, APA reports quoting Sputnik.
23:15 18 May
Turkish Economy Minister: "Ankara wants to remove barriers in Turkish-Russian trade"
Ankara believes that there must be no barriers in Turkish-Russian trade, country’s Minister of Economy Nihat Zeybekci said Thursday, APA reports quoting Sputnik.
21:58 18 May
US coalition strike on Syrian army occurred within established Safe Zone
A US defense official told Sputnik that the US-led coalition struck the Syrian army near the town of At Tanf in the area of an established safe zone backed by Russia, Iran and Turkey, APA reports quoting Sputnik.
21:27 18 May
U.S. extends sanctions relief under Iran nuclear deal
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday extended wide sanctions relief for Iran called for under a 2015 international nuclear deal even as he imposed narrow penalties on Iranian and Chinese figures for supporting Iran's ballistic missile program, APA reports quoting Reuters.
02:21 18 May
Azerbaijan launches campaign to aid Syrian children
The Great Silk Way International Youth Union of Azerbaijan has launched a social campaign “Hope for Syria’s Children and Youth”, dedicated to June 1 – the International Day for Protection of Children.
14:14 17 May
US Treasury adds more anti-Syria sanctions: 2 Assad's cousins on the list
The United States added five Syrian individuals and five entities to the nonproliferation sanctions list, the Department of the Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) said on Tuesday, APA reports quoting Sputnik.
22:25 16 May
Trump: "US backs Turkey in the fight against terrorist groups like ISIS and the PKK" - UPDATED
US President Donald Trump and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan commented on bilateral ties and the fight against terrorism ahead of joint talks, APA reports quoting Sputnik.
21:18 16 May
Iraq’s al-Sadr urges Tehran, Riyadh to engage in talks
Iraqi opposition leader and Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr on Monday urged Saudi Arabia and Iran to engage in “serious dialogue” with a view to averting what he described as a potential "sectarian war" in the region, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.
22:01 15 May
Merkel: Germany will move its soldiers if Turkey refuses lawmaker visit
Berlin may move its soldiers to another country if Ankara does not grant permission to members of the German parliament's defence committee to visit staff currently serving in a NATO mission on a Turkish air base, Chancellor Angela Merkel said, APA reported citing Reuters.
16:40 15 May
Home hope Abdullayev shines in welterweight prelims - PHOTOSESSION
Azerbaijan's Tamerlan Abdullayev produced one of the performances of the day as the boxing events continued on Sunday with the men's welterweight (69kg) preliminaries.
18:34 14 May
IV Islamic Solidarity Games: Azerbaijan wins 22 medals - LİST
22:40 13 May
Russia to welcome any US contribution to setting up de-escalation zones in Syria — Lavrov
Russia will welcome any contribution by the United States to the memorandum on establishing de-escalation zones in Syria, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told reporters, APA reports quoting TASS.
06:47 12 May
US-led coalition warplane strikes Syria’s Raqqah
A warplane belonging to the U.S.-led coalition reportedly struck a target near Syria’s Daesh-held city of Raqqah on Wednesday, killing 10 civilians and injuring another 13, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.
05:18 11 May