Archive for October, 2016

Iran and China seal New Silk Road deal

October 31, 2016 10:59 pm
Iran and China seal New Silk Road deal

Iran and China have finalized an agreement which allows Chinese traders to use the Iranian territory for exports to Europe as envisaged in an ambitious plan by Beijing named the New Silk Road initiative. Iran says it has finalized a cooperation agreement with China that would allow Chinese traders to […]

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Iraqi military forces battle their way into Takfiri Daesh-held city of Mosul

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Iraqi military forces battle their way into Takfiri Daesh-held city of Mosul

Iraqi forces have entered the Daesh-held city of Mosul for the first time since major operations began to liberate the Takfiri terrorists’ stronghold in Iraq. Members of Iraq’s elite Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) battled their way into the city’s eastern Karama neighborhood on Monday and are currently engaged in clashes […]

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US Secretary of State John Kerry facing foreign diplomats’ hard questions on 2016 vote

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US Secretary of State John Kerry facing foreign diplomats’ hard questions on 2016 vote

US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at a joint press conference after a meeting on the situation in Syria at Lancaster House in London on October 16, 2016. (Photo by AFP) US Secretary of State John Kerry has called this year’s presidential election “embarrassing,” saying his job as the […]

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro meets Tom Shannon amid start of talks with opposition

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro meets Tom Shannon amid start of talks with opposition

This file photo taken on June 22, 2016 shows US State Department envoy Thomas Shannon (L) waving as he leaves the Miraflores presidential house in Caracas accompanied by Venezuela’s deputy and First Lady Cilia Flores, after meeting with President Nicolas Maduro. (Photo by AFP) US top diplomat Tom Shannon and […]

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Stop killing civilians: Amnesty International to Syria militants

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Stop killing civilians: Amnesty International to Syria militants

A militant fires mortar shells towards western government-controlled districts on October 30, 2016 at an entrance to Aleppo. (Photos by AFP) Amnesty International has called on militants operating in Syria’s divided city of Aleppo to halt their unlawful actions. On Monday, the human rights group said that the offensive launched by […]

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Saudi Arabian longtime finance minister replaced with stock market regulator

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Saudi Arabian longtime finance minister replaced with stock market regulator

Saudi Arabia’s former finance minister Ibrahim Abdulaziz Al-Assaf (Photo by Reuters) Saudi Arabia has fired it longtime serving finance minister amid measures to curb the kingdom’s severe economic problems.    Ibrahim  Abdulaziz al-Assaf “has been removed from his position”, read a royal decree by Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, […]

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Donald Trump warns of constitutional crisis if Hillary Clinton wins US 2016 vote

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Donald Trump warns of constitutional crisis if Hillary Clinton wins US 2016 vote

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pumps his fist after addressing supporters at Macomb Community College on October 31, 2016 in Warren, Michigan. (Photo by AFP) US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says  a “constitutional crisis” might arise should his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton be elected. “Her election would mire […]

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Russia’s military and NATO forces to hold parallel military excercise in Balkans

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Russia’s military and NATO forces to hold parallel military excercise in Balkans

This photo shows Russian troops taking part in military exercises. (File Photo) Russia’s military and NATO forces are holding parallel military exercises in two neighboring Balkan countries. Russian troops will participate in war games in Serbia while NATO is conducting military drills in Montenegro, media reported on Monday. Russian forces’ […]

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UN claim 80 percent of Yemenis need humanitarian assistance

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UN claim 80 percent of Yemenis need humanitarian assistance

A malnourished Yemeni boy receives treatment at a therapeutic feeding center in the capital, Sana’a, on October 29, 2016. (Photo by AFP) The United Nations aid chief says 80 percent of Yemenis need some form of humanitarian assistance as Saudi Arabia keeps bombing its impoverished neighbor.  UN Under-Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen […]

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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urges Lebanon to quickly form government

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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urges Lebanon to quickly form government

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (Photo by AFP) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the election of a president in Lebanon, calling for an immediate formation of a new government in the country which had been without a head of state for 29 months. Ban on Monday extended his […]

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Iran’s restarts gas exports to Turkey

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Iran’s restarts gas exports to Turkey

Iran has restarted exports of natural gas to Turkey that had been halted as a result of a “technical problem” from last Thursday. Iran says it has resumed exports of natural gas to Turkey after supplies were disrupted this past Thursday.  Majid Boujarzadeh, the spokesman of the National Iranian Gas […]

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Iran resolved to enhance ties with Niger: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

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Iran resolved to enhance ties with Niger: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (R) shakes hands with his Niger counterpart Ibrahim Yacouba in Tehran on October 31, 2016. (Photo by Fars News Agency) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the Islamic Republic is determined to develop relations with African countries, particularly Niger. “Iran and Niger enjoy [before […]

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Bosnia court imprisons 7 Takfiri Daesh militants

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Bosnia court imprisons 7 Takfiri Daesh militants

A Bosnian court sentences seven people to prison for joining the Daesh Takfiri group. (file photo) A Bosnian court has sentenced seven people to a total of more than 12 years in jail for colluding with the Daesh militant group in Syria and for illegally owning weapons. The court said Monday […]

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Michel Aoun election, victory for all Lebanese political parties:Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

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Michel Aoun election, victory for all Lebanese political parties:Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, in a telephone conversation with Lebanon’s newly elected president, said Tehran will keep its unwavering support for Lebanon’s government and nation as well as the Lebanese resistance movement, Hezbollah. Rouhani also said the election of former general Michel Aoun as Lebanon’s new president was the […]

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‘Iran still resolved to regain lost oil market’

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‘Iran still resolved to regain lost oil market’

NIOC Managing Director Ali Kardor says Iran is still resolved to regain the oil market share it lost as a result of the sanctions. (Photo by Shana) As OPEC is preparing for a crucial summit to discuss a plan to freeze crude oil output, Iran its resolve to regain the […]

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Greece says European Union not keeping end of bargain in refugee deal

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Greece says European Union not keeping end of bargain in refugee deal

Refugees walk to cross the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni, northern Greece, on February 23, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Greece has condemned the European Union (EU) for failing to fulfill its commitments with regard to a last year deal with Turkey, under which Ankara and the bloc agreed […]

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US Treasury calls on UK and EU to ensure smooth Brexit

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US Treasury calls on UK and EU to ensure smooth Brexit

US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew speaks during a panel discussion on financial inclusion at the 2016 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund Headquarters and the World Bank Group on October 7, 2016, in Washington, DC. (Photo by AFP) The United States has called on the United Kingdom and the […]

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Germany investigating anti-government extremist elements in police force

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Germany investigating anti-government extremist elements in police force

This image taken on October 19, 2016 in Georgensgmuend, southern Germany, shows a policeman in front of a house of a member of the so-called Reich Citizens Movement.(Photo by AFP) Germany has launched an investigation into its own police force to flush out anti-government extremists in its ranks. The Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper reported […]

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Germany’s auto giant Volkswagen to cut 25,000 jobs

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Germany’s auto giant Volkswagen to cut 25,000 jobs

Volkswagen is expected to cut 25,000 jobs in the near future as it switches to the production of electric cars. Germany’s auto giant Volkswagen says it expects to lose as much as 25,000 jobs once it shifts to electric cars in the coming years. Volkswagen Group Chief Human Resources Officer […]

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At least 84 killed in militant attacks on Aleppo’s west: Syria

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At least 84 killed in militant attacks on Aleppo’s west: Syria

A Syrian man is treated at a hospital in a government-held area of Aleppo on October 31, 2016 following reports saying that militants had fired shells containing toxic gas into government-controlled parts of the northern embattled city. (AFP photo) The Syrian military says at least 84 people have been killed […]

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