Thursday 23rd of January 2020
Libya’s neighbors meet in Algeria to strengthen fragile truce
Algerian Foreign Minister Sabri Boukadoum told visiting envoys from other countries neighboring Libya on Thursday that he hoped their meeting would strengthen a fragile truce in the country and help a...
Russian lawmakers back Putin’s sweeping reforms in first vote: Ifax
Russia’s lower house of parliament backed sweeping constitutional reform legislation put forward by President Vladimir Putin in a preliminary vote on Thursday, the Interfax news agency reported
Up to 40 Syrian soldiers killed, 80 wounded in Idlib attack: Ifax
Russia’s defense ministry said on Thursday that hundreds of Syrian militants launched multiple attacks in Syria’s Idlib province, killing up to 40 Syrian soldiers and wounding 80, the Interfax news ag...
Iranian IRGC officer suggests taking US hostages to make up for sanctions
A video surfaced online Wednesday of an official Iranian political strategist suggesting that Iran should take Americans hostage because their lucrative ransoms would make up for sanctions on the coun...
Lebanon seeking $4 to 5 billion in loans for basic provisions: Finance minister
Lebanon is looking to secure $4 billion – 5 billion in soft loans from international donors to finance purchases of wheat, fuel, and medicines, Lebanese newspaper The Daily Star cited finance minister...
Tehran welcomes dialogue with its Gulf neighbors: Iranian Foreign Minister
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said on Thursday that Tehran is open to dialogue with its Gulf neighbors
Turkey says it won’t send more advisers to Libya while ceasefire is observed: RIA
Turkey does not plan to send more military advisers to Libya while a ceasefire is being observed, Russia’s RIA news agency cited Turkey’s foreign minister as saying on Thursday
Three dead in Australian air tanker crash
Three people have been killed after an air tanker crashed in a fireball on Thursday while fighting bushfires in Australia’s alpine region, said Gladys Berejiklian, the premier of the southeastern stat...
US Iran envoy Brian Hook threatens Ghaani with same fate as Soleimani
Esmail Ghaani, the new Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force commander, will face the same fate as his slain predecessor Qassem Soleimani if he follows in the same path, said US special...
Morocco adds western Sahara waters to its maritime territory
Morocco on Wednesday integrated waters off the coast of Western Sahara into its maritime territory, adopting two laws that extend its legal jurisdiction over the disputed former Spanish colony
Saudi Arabia to screen travelers from China after virus outbreak
Saudi Arabia will start screening passengers arriving from China and take other preventive measures following the outbreak of the new coronavirus in China, the kingdom’s health ministry said on Wednes...
UN chief Guterres urges political solution to end Syria conflict
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres issued “a very strong appeal” on Wednesday for a political solution to Syria’s nearly nine-year conflict, and he called for a global “push-back against the push-back...