Archive for the ‘Eurasia’ Category

Iran attends St Petersburg International Economic Forum in Russia

Thursday, May 24, 2018 Comments Off

The 22nd St Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) started work on Thursday in the Russian port city with Iranian representatives in attendance.

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EU moves to use euro in dealings with Iran: Salehi

Thursday, May 24, 2018 Comments Off

Ali Akbar Salehi, director of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, announced on Saturday that the European Union had made proposals and also taken initial steps to use euro in transactions with Iran.

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Russia: U.S. demands to Iran ‘totally unacceptable’

Thursday, May 24, 2018 Comments Off

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Wednesday the U.S. has put forward totally unacceptable demands to Iran, criticizing the U.S. government for its policy of “ultimatums” and “threats” towards Iran.

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Europeans reject US list of demands from Iran

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Comments Off

European officials criticized US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for demanding dramatic changes in Iran’s foreign and nuclear policies, with European Union top diplomat rejecting any alternative to the 2015 nuclear agreement. The EU’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini warned Monday there was “no alternative” to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) after Pompeo […]

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Iraqi forces arrest 13 IS members in Mosul

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Comments Off

Up to 13 Islamic State (IS) militants were arrested Monday in their former stronghold of Mosul, a police chief was quoted as saying. “Nineveh police arrested the 13 militants upon accurate intelligence data in al-Entisar, Judaydat al-Mufti and al-Nour districts in Mosul’s eastern side,” Baghdad Today website quoted Nineveh Police Chief Brig. Gen. Hamad Nems […]

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Tension Rises on Morocco-Algeria Border as Polisario Militants Launch Military Exercises

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Comments Off

Tension has returned to the Moroccan-Algerian borders after militants from the Polisario Front launched maneuvers and parades, with the participation of Algerian officers and experts, in the Tifariti, region east of Morocco’s defense wall. Tifariti is located on the Moroccan side of the border with Algeria. Morocco withdrew its military forces from the region in […]

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Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt hold talks on Libya

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Comments Off

The tripartite ministerial meeting on Libya kicked off on Monday in Algiers, and foreign ministers of Algeria, Tunisia and Egypt discussed the developments in the conflict-ridden Libya. Algerian Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel, his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry and Tunisian counterpart Khemaies Jhinaoui are expected to discuss the holding of a referendum on a new constitution […]

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JCPOA joint commission to convene on Friday to assess U.S. nuclear deal exit

Monday, May 21, 2018 Comments Off

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on Sunday that a meeting of the joint commission of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) will take place in Vienna on Friday to discuss the U.S. exit from the multilateral nuclear agreement.

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EU to launch legal process to prevent US bans from affecting businesses in Iran

Friday, May 18, 2018 Comments Off

The European Commission is set to launch a legal process based on a powerful law to block American sanctions against Iran as European Union powers mobilize to save the landmark 2015 nuclear deal following Washington’s unilateral pullout.

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EU tells Iran it will try to protect firms from U.S. sanctions

Friday, May 18, 2018 Comments Off

Tehran is being given assurances that European governments will seek to protect companies doing business in Iran from renewed U.S. sanctions, as foreign ministers prepare to meet in Brussels to salvage the nuclear deal.

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Turkey, Israel expel envoys as ties sour over Gaza bloodshed

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Comments Off

Turkey and Israel have expelled their envoys amid growing tensions between the two sides over the killing of dozens of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip at the hands of the Tel Aviv regime’s forces.

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European energy commissioner may visit Iran on May 19-20

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Comments Off

European Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Canete may visit Tehran on May 19-20 to discuss EU-Iran energy cooperation, EU spokeswoman Maja Kocijancic told reporters. The program is still in the final stage of negotiations, said the EU spokeswoman.

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Talks to save JCPOA ‘on right track’, Zarif says

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Comments Off

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said the negotiations aimed at protecting the multilateral nuclear deal after the U.S. withdrawal are “on the right track.”

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International Conference of News Agencies kicks off in Pakistan

Monday, May 14, 2018 Comments Off

The International Conference of News Agencies (ICNA) kicked off on Sunday in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad…20 national news agencies from Arab and foreign countries are participating in the ICNA. It coincides with the 70th anniversary of Pakistan’s Independence Day.

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UK, France and Germany say remain committed to nuclear accord

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Comments Off

The UK, France and Germany have issued a joint statement assailing President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the nuclear deal with Iran… “It is with regret and concern that we, the leaders of France, Germany and the United Kingdom take note of President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States of America […]

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Trump withdraws U.S. from nuclear deal

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Comments Off

In a declaration on Tuesday, Donald Trump officially withdrew the United States from the 2015 nuclear agreement, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA. “I am announcing today that the United States will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal,” Trump said from the White House. Trump also said he will reinstate economic […]

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Belgrade to host Iran-Serbia Joint Economic Committee meeting on June 20

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Comments Off

The fifteenth meeting of Iran-Serbia Joint Economic Committee will be held in the Serbian capital, Belgrade, on June 20 and 21, a director in Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization (TPO) announced.

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Algerian Forces Find Weapon Cache in Libya Border

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 Comments Off

Algeria Ministry of Defense announced today the discovering ofa weapon cache allegedly belonging to terrorists in Tarat town, border with Libya. The pictures published by the Algerian authorities showed two antitank missiles, two sniper rifles,two Kalashnikov machine guns and munitions.

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Middle east events and news

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 Comments Off

Ceasefire Agreement Between Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham And Jabhat Tahrir Syria On April 24, 2018, following months of fighting, Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), Jabhat Tahrir Syria (JTS), and the Suqour Al-Sham Brigades signed a ceasefire agreement. The Importance Of Jihad On The Oceans In The Eyes Of Prophet Muhammad The Urdu-language weekly Haftroza Al-Qalam recently ran […]

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Middle east events and news

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: On Telegram, Al-Qaeda In The Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) Spokesman Rejects UN Role In Kashmir: ‘The UN Is The International Government Of Oppressors, Infidels, And Tyrants’ On April 16, 2018, a jihadi Telegram channel shared a video of an interview with Al-Qaeda In The Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) spokesman Ustad Usama Mehmood, in which he answered […]

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Pakistan raises arms budget

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 Comments Off

Pakistan has unveiled Rs5.66 trillion federal budget that set 6.2 per cent gross domestic target for 2018-19 with primary focus on economic stability, infrastructure development and social sector uplift.

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At least 21 dead in NE Nigeria Boko Haram attacks

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 Comments Off

Suspected Boko Haram militants killed 21 people in separate attacks in a remote northeastern region of Nigeria, security officials and a witness said on Monday. The jihadists shot dead 18 forest workers who had been collecting firewood in Borno state, close to the town of Gamboru, on the border with Cameroon on Sunday, according to […]

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Fresh clashes in South Sudan ‘devastating’ for civilians: UN

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 Comments Off

A new surge in violence in South Sudan’s civil war is having “devastating impact” on thousands of people ahead of peace talks that are now set to resume next month, the United Nations said on Friday. The UN statement reported gunfire overnight near a temporary peacekeeping base in Leer where 600 civilians have sought shelter […]

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France concerned by rising violence in CAR

Monday, April 30, 2018 Comments Off

France on Wednesday expressed concern at the spike in violence in Central African Republic (CAR) which has been marred by ethnic violence and also attacks against international peacekeeping forces. France has a small military contingent in CAR, mainly to protect French residents but it also offers support and advice to mainly African UN peace-keepers who […]

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France says 3 jihadists killed in Mali clash

Saturday, April 28, 2018 Comments Off

A clash between French soldiers and an armed jihadist group in northwest Mali left three “terrorists” dead, Paris said on Thursday, while local media reported injuries among French special forces. The three were “neutralised” in a confrontation near the village of Goudam, west of Timbuktu, on the 21st of April, French army spokesman Colonel William […]

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Bulgaria supports NATO accession talks with Bosnia, Macedonia, Georgia

Saturday, April 28, 2018 Comments Off

Speaking at the North Atlantic Council in Foreign Ministers’ session in Brussels on Friday, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva said Bulgaria supports NATO’s open door policy and believes that it is time to put under way the Membership Action Plan for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and Georgia.

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Algeria, Mali express desire to increase energy cooperation

Friday, April 27, 2018 Comments Off

Algeria and Mali expressed the desire to boost cooperation in the field of hydrocarbons, said the Algerian Ministry of Energy in a statement on Tuesday. Malian Minister of Mines and Petroleum Tiemoko Sangare hailed the experience of Algeria in the field of hydrocarbons and expressed desire for more intense cooperation, said the statement their

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UN urges Malians to implement peace accord to ensure successful elections

Friday, April 27, 2018 Comments Off

A United Nations official on Wednesday urged parties concerned in Mali to implement the 2015 peace accord in order to ensure successful elections this year. “The peace process is complex, but it is time to move from promises to action to meet agreed deadlines,” Mahamat Saleh Annadif, special representative of the UN Secretary-General and head […]

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Trump warns Iran against restarting nuclear program

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Comments Off

US President Donald Trump has called on Iran not to restart its nuclear program, shortly after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned Washington against violating the 2015 nuclear deal, saying any failure to respect the multinational agreement would entail “grave consequences.”

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Rouhani warns of ‘severe consequences’ if US exits nuclear deal

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Comments Off

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned US President Donald Trump on Tuesday to remain in the nuclear deal Tehran signed with world powers in 2015, or face “severe consequences.”

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Iraqi PM says will continue airstrikes without intervention in Syrian affairs

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Comments Off

The Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi has denied intentions to intervene within Syrian affairs, saying airstrikes against Islamic State will continue. In his weekly speech, Abadi said, “we don’t want to intervene within Syrian affairs. The Syrian people should have self-determination.”

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Greece, Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia discuss Balkans

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Comments Off

On Tuesday (April 24) afternoon, Alexis Tsipras will be in Bucharest to participate in the 3rd high-level quadrilateral meeting of Greece, Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia. The co-ordination of the four states ahead of the EU-Western Balkans Summit that will be held in Sofia, the capital of the EU’s presiding country, Bulgaria for the first half […]

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Zarif: Macron is correct in saying there’s no ‘plan B’ for nuclear deal

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Comments Off

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday that French President Emmanuel Macron is correct in saying there’s no “Plan B” for the 2015 nuclear deal… “President Macron is correct in saying there’s no “Plan B” on JCPOA. It’s either all or nothing…European leaders should encourage President Trump not just to stay in the […]

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Macron: US should stay in JCPOA as long as there is no better option

Monday, April 23, 2018 Comments Off

French President Emmanuel Macron said he has no “plan B” for the Iran nuclear deal and that the United States should stay in the agreement as long as there is no better option. He made the remarks in a Fox News interview on Sunday, the day before he arrives in Washington for a three-day state […]

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Iran, Russia, Syria, Iraq hold intelligence committee meeting

Monday, April 23, 2018 Comments Off

Iran, Russia, Syria and Iraq held a quartet intelligence committee meeting in Baghdad on Thursday…The meeting was primarily aimed at sharing intelligence in campaign against terrorism. Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami represented Iran at the meeting.

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