Archive for the ‘Eurasia’ Category

Iran, EU to hold nuclear meeting, high-level talks in Brussels

Monday, November 26, 2018 Comments Off

Iran and the European Union plan to hold the third seminar on peaceful nuclear cooperation and the fourth round of high-level political talks in Brussels, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Abbas Araqchi says, Press TV reports. In a post on his Twitter account on Sunday, Araqchi said the two “important events” in relations […]

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China’s CNPC replacing France’s Total in SP gas project: Zanganeh

Monday, November 26, 2018 Comments Off

Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said China’s state-owned CNPC has officially replaced France’s Total in Iran’s multibillion-dollar South Pars gas project, Tasnim news agency reported on Sunday.

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US-backed forces resume anti-Daesh assault

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Comments Off

A Kurdish-led force backed by a US-led anti-Daesh coalition said on Sunday that it was resuming its offensive against the Daesh group in eastern Syria. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an Arab-Kurdish alliance, had announced it was suspending its operation on Oct.31 after Turkey shelled Kurdish militia posts in northern Syria.

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Iraqi forces destroy 10 Islamic State hotbeds in Diyala

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Comments Off

Iraqi troops destroyed 10 hotbeds of Islamic State during a wide-scale military operation in Diyala province, a security source said on Tuesday. Speaking to Baghdad Today website, the source said that a military operation was launched on Monday to hunt down the remnants of the Islamic State extremist militants in Hamrin Basin, 55 kilometers northeast […]

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Iraqi forces arrest senior IS leader

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Comments Off

Iraq’s Ministry of Interior (MoI) said on Tuesday that they had arrested a high-ranking leader of the Islamic State (IS) known as “Abu Ammar” southeast of Kirkuk Province amid the terrorist organization’s continued sporadic attacks in the country. “Through field follow-up, the Intelligence Divisions of the Federal Police… were able to capture one of the […]

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Arab League chief urges Libyan parties to reach political consensus

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Comments Off

Arab League (AL) Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul-Gheit urged on Sunday Libyan parties to reach a consensus on political, constitutional and electoral steps aspired by the Libyan people. Aboul-Gheit called on the Libyan political parties to overcome the current political impasse and division in the war-torn Arab country, AL spokesman Mahmoud Afifi said in a statement.

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EU, Algeria vow to boost counter-terrorism cooperation

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Comments Off

The European Union and Algeria on Monday vowed to reinforce mutual dialogue to maintain regional and international peace and security. The remarks came during the 2nd High-Level Dialogue on Regional Security and Counterterrorism wich was held in Algiers. The dialogue was co-chaired by Algerian Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel and EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs […]

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Death toll from Mogadishu bombings jumps to over 40

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Comments Off

The death toll from a string of car bombings near a popular hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu has jumped to at least 41, police said on Saturday. Friday’s attack was the latest in a wave of bombings by al-Shabaab, an Al-Qaeda affiliate which has been fighting to overthrow the internationally-backed Somali government for over […]

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Libya strongman Haftar says not attending crisis conference

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Comments Off

Libya strongman Khalifa Haftar will not attend roundtable talks at a Palermo conference aimed at stabilising the north African nation but will meet regional leaders on the sidelines, his office said on Tuesday.

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US limits contacts with Afghan military after insider attacks

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Comments Off

The US military in Afghanistan has halted most face-to-face contacts with the Afghan security forces and has temporarily withdrawn troops from Afghan security facilities after recent “insider” shootings, US media reported on Thursday.

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Iraqi troops say ready to face Islamic State dangers on borders with Syria

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Comments Off

The Iraqi Joint Operations Command has indicated readiness to face dangers of Islamic State on the borders with Syria. In a statement, Brig. Gen. Yahia Rasool, the spokesperson for the command, said, “The Iraqi-Syrian borders are protected by the joint troops of army and al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) as well as the border guards.

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Boko Haram jihadists attack military base in NE Nigeria

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Comments Off

Boko Haram jihadists launched a large assault on a military base in Nigeria’s remote northeast region and killed one soldier, defence officials said Sunday. The attack on 145 Battalion in Gashigar, Borno State, began on Saturday and continued into early Sunday morning, said Nigerian air force spokesman Ibikunle Daramola. “BHTs (Boko Haram terrorists) in 13 […]

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Libya’s south falls prey to foreign armed groups

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Comments Off

Neglected by rival authorities in Tripoli and the country’s east, Libya’s southern desert has increasingly become a hideout for foreign rebel groups that stand accused of stoking growing insecurity. “Kidnapping, theft and banditry have multiplied” in the region, said Ali Akri Molia, commander of a unit responsible for protecting oil installations in the Oubari area […]

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Nigerian group says troops shot, killed 27 Shiite Muslims

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Comments Off

Nigeria’s main Shiite Muslim movement says Nigerian troops shot and killed at least 27 of its members during a procession to the capital of Abuja. Islamic Movement of Nigeria spokesperson Ibrahim Musa said six people were killed on Saturday and another 21 on Monday.

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The ‘Saudi Affair’ in Istanbul Unveils Sunni vs Sunni Rivalry

Friday, October 26, 2018 Comments Off

 Turkey, pursuing its own Islamist agenda and trying to rival Saudi influence in the Sunni world, is just too happy to have discredited the Wahhabi royals.  Turkey’s message to the Western world was: See the difference between our peaceful Islamism and rogue-state Islamism? Stop discrediting us for our democratic deficit — also, presumably, […]

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US cancels visas of Khashoggi killers, slams cover-up

Friday, October 26, 2018 Comments Off

The United States said Tuesday it was revoking visas of Saudis involved in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as President Donald Trump ridiculed the kingdom’s response as “one of the worst cover-ups” in history.

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EU mechanism for Iran trade to be symbolically ready on Nov. 4: diplomats

Friday, October 26, 2018 Comments Off

A new European Union mechanism to facilitate payments for Iranian exports should be legally in place by Nov. 4, when the next phase of U.S. sanctions hit, but it will not be operational until early next year, three diplomats said.The mechanism, a so-called special purpose vehicle (SPV), is designed to circumvent the sanctions, under which […]

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Khashoggi: Erdogan promet la «vérité», Riyad assure ignorer où est le corps

Monday, October 22, 2018 Comments Off

La Turquie va révéler “toute la vérité” sur le meurtre du journaliste saoudien Jamal Khashoggi à Istanbul, a promis dimanche son président Recep Tayyip Erdogan. De son côté, Ryad a assuré ignorer le “détail” des circonstances de sa mort, comme l’endroit où se trouve son corps.

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Saudi Arabia finally admits Khashoggi died in consulate

Monday, October 22, 2018 Comments Off

Saudi Arabia on Saturday, finally admitted that journalist, Jamal Khashoggi died in a fight inside its Istanbul consulate and that it fired two senior officials over his death.

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Foreigners dump Saudi stocks

Monday, October 22, 2018 Comments Off

Foreigners sold a net 4.01 billion riyals ($1.07 billion) in Saudi stocks in the week ending Oct. 18, exchange data showed on Sunday – one of the biggest selloffs since the market opened to direct foreign buying in mid-2015.

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Affaire Khashoggi: le ministre français de l’Économie annule son déplacement à Riyad

Friday, October 19, 2018 Comments Off

Le ministre français de l’Économie, Bruno Le Maire, a annoncé le 18 octobre qu’il ne se rendrait pas à Riyad, où il devait assister au sommet économique prévu du 23 au 25 octobre, en raison de la disparition du journaliste saoudien Jamal Khashoggi.

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Iran wins another legal battle against U.S.

Thursday, October 11, 2018 Comments Off

An Italian appeal court has rejected a lawsuit by the U.S. that called for the seizure of $5 billion worth of Iranian assets in Italy, in a second win for Tehran in its legal battle against the U.S. this month, IFP news reported.

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Iran urges intl. community to respond to U.S. unilateralism

Thursday, October 11, 2018 Comments Off

Gholamali Khoshroo, Iran’s ambassador to the UN, said on Tuesday the U.S. unilateralism is a “serious threat” to the world and suggested that a “swift” and “robust” reaction is needed by the international community to counter this policy.

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UN’s top court rules in favor of Iran, orders U.S. to lift sanctions

Thursday, October 4, 2018 Comments Off

The United Nation’s top court on Wednesday ordered the United States to lift sanctions on “humanitarian” goods to Iran that President Donald Trump reimposed after pulling out of the 2015 nuclear deal, The Daily Start reported.

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Serica, BP get temporary US OK to work on partly Iranian-owned UK project

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Comments Off

Serica Energy said on Monday that the US Treasury had given temporary approval for certain US businesses to work on a British North Sea oil and gas field owned in part by Iran, which is targeted by US sanctions.

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‘Putin’s India visit will test Modi’s idea of ‘strategic autonomy’ for India’

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Comments Off

Russian President Vladmir Putin will be visiting India next week (October 4-5) to attend the 19th India-Russia summit with focus on advancing bilateral ties between the two countries. New Delhi is hoping to build on the momentum of the successful summit held in Sochi in May this year and follow up on the ambitious defence […]

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Daesh would have reached Europe without Iran: senior MP

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Comments Off

Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Chairman Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh said on Monday that Daesh would have reached the gates of Europe if it had not been for Iran’s fight against the group in Iraq and Syria. Falahatpisheh made the remarks as ambassadors from 27 European countries had a meeting with the MPs sitting on […]

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Iran says missile attack won’t impede Astana talks

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Comments Off

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Monday that Iran’s missile attacks on IS terrorists in Syria will not cause any impediment to the process of the Astana talks.Contacts and consultations among Iran, Russia and Turkey within the framework of the Astana talks will continue, he said in a press conference.

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Tripoli conflict parties committed to ceasefire agreement, says official

Monday, October 1, 2018 Comments Off

The Head of the Committee for Communications and Security Arrangements Follow-up formed by the Ministry of Interior, Ramadan Zermouh, said that all parties to the conflict in the capital are committed to the cease-fire agreement.

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France’s new ambassador to Libya presents credentials

Monday, October 1, 2018 Comments Off

The new French Ambassador to Libya Béatrice le Fraper du Hellen presented her credentials to the Secretary of Political Affairs of Foreign Ministry Lutfi Al-Maghrabi on Sunday. Al-Maghrabi welcomed the new ambassador and reviewed with her the Libyan-French bilateral relations in all fields, including the importance of facilitating the visa procedures to Libyan citizens. The […]

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Algeria urges Libyan warrant parties stop armed confrontations

Monday, October 1, 2018 Comments Off

Algeria on Sunday urged Libyan disputing parties to put an end to armed confrontations, noting that such confrontations undermine any political settlement in Libya. “Algeria deeply concerns over recent developments in Libya, particularly the escalation of violence in Tripoli and its dire repercussions on its population,” Algeria said in a statement.

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Sahel anti-terror force shifts HQs to Mali capital after attack

Monday, October 1, 2018 Comments Off

The headquarters of a five-nation anti-terror force in Mali has been transferred to the capital Bamako from the central town of Sevare following a deadly bomb attack, a source said on Friday. The European Union had said in July it would finance the construction of the new headquarters.

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Libya seeks UN ‘security’ support

Monday, October 1, 2018 Comments Off

After a month of militia clashes that left more than 100 people dead, Libya’s UN-backed foreign minister on Friday called for the country’s UN political mission to transform into a “security and stability” support role. Mohamed Siala, foreign minister of the UN-backed Libyan unity government, did not specify if he had in mind a UN […]

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OPEC, Russia rebuff Trump

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Comments Off

OPEC’s largest producer Saudi Arabia and its biggest oil-producer ally outside the group, Russia, rebuffed US President Donald Trump on Sunday over his call for more oil output to reduce prices.

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Morocco Wants Strong Security Cooperation with US Against Iran

Thursday, September 20, 2018 Comments Off

Following his meeting with Mike Pompeo, Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita met three US senators in Washington, D.C…The Moroccan official visited the US to discuss means to “end Iran’s support for terrorism and counter its malign influence in the region.”

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