Key cardinal rebukes pope over abuse comment in rare move
A key U.S. cardinal distanced himself on Saturday from comments by Pope Francis on sexual abuse, saying they had caused “great pain,” a remarkable move pointing to divisions in the Roman Catholic Church over how to treat accusers, APA reports quoting Reuters.
05:40 21 January
Trump's dealmaker image tarnished by U.S. government shutdown
For President Donald Trump, this weekend was supposed to be a celebration, APA reports quoting Reuters.
04:31 21 January
Turkey’s bombers hit 108 targets of 113 designated in Syria’s Afrin - General Staff
Turkish fighter jets on Saturday hit 108 targets of the PYD/PKK terrorist organization as part of Turkey’s military operation in northwestern Syrian city of Afrin on Saturday, security officials said, APA reports quoting Anadolu agency.
22:27 20 January
Russia, Iran, Turkey agree lists for Congress in Sochi - president’s representative
Russia, Iran and Turkey have agreed lists of participants in the Syrian National Dialogue Congress, the final formalities may take a couple more days, the Russian president’s Special Representative for the Syrian settlement Alexander Lavrentyev said on Saturday after consultations with Iran and Turkey, APA reports quoting TASS.
21:11 20 January
Erdogan: Ground operation in Syria's Afrin begins
A ground operation in Syria's Afrin has "actively" begun, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday, APA reported citing Anadolu Agency.
16:17 20 January
U.S. government shuts down as lawmakers still searching for a deal
The U.S. federal government shut down at midnight Friday as senators continued to scramble to reach a deal to fund the government, APA reported citing CNN.
10:09 20 January
Supreme Court to decide legality of Trump travel ban
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday set up a major showdown over presidential powers, agreeing to decide the legality of President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban targeting people from six Muslim-majority countries, APA reports quoting Reuters.
05:54 20 January
US: Afrin operation does not serve Turkey's interests
The U.S. does not believe a military operation by Turkey in Syria’s northern city of Afrin would serve Ankara’s interests regarding the security of its southern border, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.
02:02 20 January
Rohingya refugee leaders draw up demands ahead of repatriation
Rohingya leaders in a Bangladesh refugee camp have drawn up a list of demands they want Myanmar to meet before authorities begin sending back hundreds of thousands in a repatriation process expected to begin next week and last for two years, APA reports quoting Reuters.
01:16 20 January
Azerbaijan simplifies visa procedures for 2018 Formula 1 Grand Prix
Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev has signed an order simplifying visa procedures for foreigners and stateless persons who will travel to the Republic of Azerbaijan in connection with the 2018 Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
18:06 19 January
Black January martyrs commemorated in UK Parliament
On 18 January, the Black January dead were remembered during a landmark reception in the Macmillan Room of Portcullis House in the UK Parliament, located a few metres from Big Ben.
15:40 19 January
Azerbaijani president offers condolences to Uzbek counterpart
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has sent a letter of condolences to Uzbekistan’s President Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
13:07 19 January
Nine dead as huge storms batter Europe
Nine people including two firefighters were killed Thursday as violent gales battered northern Europe, snapping air and train links, APA reports quoting AFP.
07:51 19 January
Ex-CIA Director Stansfield Turner dead at 94; served under Carter
Stansfield Turner, a Navy admiral and Rhodes Scholar who was Director of Central Intelligence under President Jimmy Carter, died on Jan. 18 at home in Seattle, Washington. He was 94, APA reports quoting Reuters.
07:04 19 January
Libyan forces launch operation against militants
Commander Khalifa Haftar’s forces, backed by Tobruk-based House of Representatives in Libya, started an operation Thursday against the Justice and Equality Movement, which fights the Sudanese government in Darfur, APA reports quoting Anadolu agency.
06:42 19 January
US House appoves short-term spending bill, avoid shutdown
The US House of Representatives passed legislation on Thursday to extend government funding through February 16 to avert a shutdown, APA reports quoting Sputnik.
06:25 19 January
Russia not going to join Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons — Lavrov
Moscow has no plans to join the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told a session of the UN Security Council on nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction, APA reports quoting TASS.
05:20 19 January
Pentagon training PYD/PKK-led ally as ‘hold force’
The Pentagon on Thursday dismissed the recently announced name "Border Security Force" for local security forces being trained in Syria, saying the U.S.-led coalition is training the PKK/PYD-led SDF as a "stabilization” and “hold force", APA reports quoting AA.
00:54 19 January
Egypt appoints new intelligence chief
Abbas Kamel, director of the office of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, has been appointed acting chief of Egypt’s national intelligence agency, APA reports quoting AA.
22:36 18 January
Ukrainian parliament adopts law on Donbas reintegration
Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada has adopted as a whole the bill on the state policy aiming to secure sovereignty of Ukraine over the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, APA reported citing 112.International.
14:29 18 January