Archive for April, 2018

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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Friday, April 27, 2018 Comments Off

Tunisia has reopened its consulate in the Libyan capital, the Libya foreign ministry said on Saturday, the latest mission to return to Tripoli. The Tunisian consulate resumed work after talks between the two countries, the Libyan foreign ministry said. The Tunisian foreign ministry declined to comment, but a diplomatic source confirmed the move. Tunisian had […]

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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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Iran proposes military alliance of Indian Ocean littoral states

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Comments Off

Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi said on Tuesday that Iran has proposed formation of a military coalition by the Indian Ocean littoral states…He said that the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) has many capacities for expansion of cooperation. The general also said Iran welcomes other countries joining the IONS but it does not favor […]

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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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CBI bans use of cryptocurrencies

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Comments Off

The Central Bank of Iran (CBI) officially banned the use of cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin, in financial transactions. The act is to prevent crimes such as money laundering and terrorism, the Public Relations Department of CBI announced.

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Tehran hosts Indian Ocean Naval Symposium

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Comments Off

Senior military delegations from 35 countries are participating in the conference which will run until Tuesday, April 24. It is the greatest military conference hosted by the Iranian Navy. The Iranian Navy is the host of the conference. During the conference, Iran officially assumes presidency of the symposium for two years.

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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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Middle east events and news

Monday, April 23, 2018 Comments Off

Poster Threatening French Forces In Paris And Mali Shared By French-Language Al-Qaeda Media On April 17, 2018, Al-Kifah Media, which translates Al-Qaeda material into French, distributed a poster calling for the targeting of French soldiers deployed in Paris and in Timbuktu, Mali. ISIS Sinai Claims Responsibility For Deadly Attack On Egyptian Army Base On April […]

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Middle east events and news

Monday, April 23, 2018 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: Jihadis React To U.S.-Led Strike On Syria Chemical Sites The joint strike by the U.S., U.K., and France on three targets in Syria on April 14, 2018, was received by jihadis with contempt, especially toward the U.S., which led the effort. Jihadis stressed the ineffectiveness of the attack and urged their coreligionists, particularly those […]

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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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Leader: Foreign spies behind currency hype

Thursday, April 19, 2018 Comments Off

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that foreign spies have been working behind the scenes to create a foreign currency crisis in Iran. “The role of foreigners and their intelligence services was obvious in the recent chaos in Iran’s currency market,” Ayatollah Khamenei said in a meeting with thousands of […]

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Leader: Enemies’ spy agencies have failed to harm Iran

Thursday, April 19, 2018 Comments Off

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that enemies have waged a large-scale intelligence war against Iran, but foreign spy agencies have failed in their attempts to inflict any harm on the country. Ayatollah Khamenei made the remarks in a meeting with Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi and a group of […]

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Iran replaces dollar with euro in financial reporting

Thursday, April 19, 2018 Comments Off

The Iranian cabinet on Wednesday ordered all state-run organizations and companies to replace U.S. dollar with euro in reporting their financial statements. The government also put the central bank in charge of managing and announcing rial-to-euro exchange rate continually. The decision is made as part of the country’s effort to reduce its reliance on the […]

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Zarif to attend UN peacebuilding meeting in New York

Thursday, April 19, 2018 Comments Off

Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif is scheduled to leave Tehran for New York on Thursday to attend the UN General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace on April 24-25, the Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi has said.

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Jordan elected vice president of Joint Arab Labor Organization

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Comments Off

Member of the Jordanian Chamber of Industry Muwaffaq Bani Hani, won the position of Vice President of the Joint Arab Labor Organization for its 45th session.

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Palestinian Issue and Crises in Syria, Yemen and Libya on top of Agenda of Arab Summit in Dammam

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Comments Off

The 29th Arab Summit was expected to kick off in the Saudi city of Dammam on Sunday with the Palestinian issue and developments in Syria, Yemen and Libya on top of its agenda.

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Keeping Iran nuclear deal in place vital for EU: Mogherini

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Comments Off

The European Union has reiterated its strong and unequivocal commitment to the full implementation of the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran by all sides, saying preserving the deal is vital for the EU.

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Velayati says Iran will continue backing Syria

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Comments Off

Ali Akbar Velayati, a top foreign policy adviser to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, said on Sunday that Iran is standing beside Syria. In a press conference after a meeting with a member of China’s Foreign Policy Advisory Committee, Velayati said, “The resistance front will be strengthened in future and Iran will continue supporting […]

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Middle east events and news

Monday, April 16, 2018 Comments Off

ISIS Supporters Threaten Putin, Russia, And The 2018 World Cup Between March 31, 2018 and April 7, 2018, Islamic State (ISIS) supporters on Telegram shared several new posters in English, Arabic, and Russian, threatening terror attacks on Russian soil, and specifically targeting the 2018 FIFA World Cup to be held in Russia during the summer. […]

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Middle east events and news

Monday, April 16, 2018 Comments Off

ISIS Urges Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) Fighters To Repent And Join Its Ranks On April 11, 2018, the media office of the Islamic State (ISIS) province in Damascus, Syria, released a video urging the fighters of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) to repent from the “acts of unbelief” it accused them of committing and calling on […]

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Middle east events and news

Monday, April 16, 2018 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: Pro-ISIS Group Publishes Article Urging Muslims In The West To Carry Out Attacks In Their Countries On April 7, 2018, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) Telegram channel published a brief article in Arabic titled “Increasing Motivation to Attack the Nations.” EXCLUSIVE: Pro-ISIS Group Urges Operatives To Maintain Security Awareness So As Not To Be Captured […]

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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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Trump tells Russia to prepare for US missiles

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Comments Off

US President Donald Trump warned Russia Wednesday to brace for American engagement in Syria after a suspected chemical attack killed dozens of people. “Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and ‘smart!’” Trump said on Twitter. “You shouldn’t be […]

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