Archive for the ‘Eurasia News’ Category

US issues new sanctions on Russian entities over cyberattacks

Monday, June 11, 2018 Comments Off

The United States has issued fresh sanctions against Russian entities over malicious cyber activities including providing material and technological support to Russia’s intelligence service, the U.S. Treasury announced Monday. The Treasury Department said it was imposing sanctions on five Russian firms and three of their executives under legislation passed last year and an executive order […]

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US urges regional governments to block South Sudan war money

Monday, June 11, 2018 Comments Off

A US Treasury official is urging East African governments to tighten the loopholes that allow illicit money from war-torn South Sudan to cross into regional capitals. Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Sigal Mandelker said in Uganda on Monday that authorities in countries like neighbouring Uganda must make it clear that “corrupt money is […]

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NATO eastern allies call for increased naval, air presence on eastern flank

Monday, June 11, 2018 Comments Off

The nine member countries on NATO’s eastern flank, the so-called ‘Bucharest Nine’, want the increased presence of that alliance in their region, Polish President Andrzej Duda announced after the group met in Warsaw yesterday, Friday. The Group, which comprises the three Baltic States of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, the Visegrád countries of the Czech Republic, […]

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Middle east events and news

Monday, June 11, 2018 Comments Off

New Pro-ISIS Posters Threaten Trump And New York City On June 4, 2018, Islamic State (ISIS) supporters on Telegram released two new digitally created posters threatening the U.S and President Donald Trump. ISIS supporters and media operatives release threatening posters daily as part of their media war efforts. ISIS Weekly Praises Liege Attack, Says Attacker […]

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Middle east events and news

Monday, June 11, 2018 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: In Video, Al-Qaeda Leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri Calls Upon ‎Mujahideen In Palestine To Export Their Jihad Globally ‎ On June 6, 2018, Al-Qaeda media wing Al-Sahab released a 15-minute video recording by the group’s leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri in which he calls upon Palestinians to transform their jihad from a local and constrained one to a […]

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EU urges Mali ‘restraint’ after opposition protest crackdown

Thursday, June 7, 2018 Comments Off

The European Union urged Mali’s government on Monday to respect “freedom of expression” and “show restraint” after dozens of people were hurt in banned opposition protests two months ahead of presidential elections. “The EU stresses the importance of the respect of fundamental freedoms, and in particular the freedom of expression, during election time,” the European […]

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Libya strongman says victory near against Derna jihadists

Thursday, June 7, 2018 Comments Off

Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar said on Monday that victory was near for his forces in Derna, the eastern city held by jihadists since the 2011 armed uprising. Haftar’s self-styled Libyan National Army launched an offensive on May 7 to “liberate” the coastal city, home to about 150 000 people and held by hardline fighters […]

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US says airstrike in Somalia kills 27 al-Shabaab extremists

Thursday, June 7, 2018 Comments Off

The US military says it has carried out an airstrike in northern Somalia that killed 27 al-Shabaab extremists. The statement issued on Monday by the US Africa command said it assesses that no civilians were killed in the attack on Sunday

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EU confirms Iran enrichment plan not in nuclear deal violation

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 Comments Off

A spokeswoman for the European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Tuesday that Iran’s decision did not constitute a breach of the nuclear agreement, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). “However, at this particularly critical juncture, they will not contribute to build confidence in the nature of the Iranian […]

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Romania to receive new ballistic missile defense units in support of Patriot system

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Comments Off

Romania is set to receive new ballistic missile defense units as part of US foreign military sales. A $395 million contract modification enables Raytheon IDS to produce a phased array tracking on radar to intercept option fire unit in support of the PATRIOT system. Phased array radar systems are used to scan, identify and track […]

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EU condemns Syria’s decision to make ties with Georgian breakaway regions

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Comments Off

The European Union condemned Tuesday the decision of the Syrian regime to establish diplomatic relations with the “Georgian breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.” The move “violates international law and the principle of territorial integrity as defined by the United Nations Charter and relevant UN Security Council resolutions,” said Maja Kocijancic, spokesperson for EU […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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United States says Moscow is working with Damascus to block chemical inspections in Syria

Saturday, April 21, 2018 Comments Off

US State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert affirmed on Thursday that “it is now twelve days” since a Damascus suburb was attacked with chemical weapons, while inspectors from the Organization for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) have yet to be allowed to enter the site although they have been waiting in Syria since Saturday. Nauert […]

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US says it has proof Syrian government responsible for chemical attack

Saturday, April 14, 2018 Comments Off

The United States has blamed the Syrian government for a deadly chemical weapons attack this month and slammed Russia for failing to stop its ally, President Bashar al-Assad, as Western allies considered military strikes on Syria. While the prospect of US-led military action that could lead to a confrontation with Russia hung over the Middle […]

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Egypt, UAE hold joint military training exercise in Red Sea

Saturday, April 14, 2018 Comments Off

Egypt and the United Arab Emirates have launched a joint military training exercise off Egypt’s eastern shores dubbed Khalifa 3, Egypt’s armed forces said in a statement on Tuesday. Naval and air forces of the two countries will take part in the multi-day exercise at a Red Sea base in Egyptian territorial waters, Egyptian military […]

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UN to ask Canada for sending helicopters to Mali sooner

Saturday, April 14, 2018 Comments Off

The United Nations is in talks with Canada on speeding up the deployment of six helicopters to shore up its peacekeeping force in Mali, a UN envoy said on Wednesday. Mahamat Saleh Annadif said Canada will send the helicopters in August but that the mission needs them in June, when Germany pulls out of the […]

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Somalia to halt UAE funding for troops as relations sour

Saturday, April 14, 2018 Comments Off

As relations with the United Arab Emirates sour over the seizure of millions of dollars in cash, Somalia announced on Wednesday it would end UAE funding for its armed forces. Defence Minister Mohamed Mursal’s comments to reporters came shortly after the UAE condemned what it called an “illegal” move by Somalia to seize $9.6m from […]

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