Assad thanks Putin for assistance in fighting terrorism
Oct28

Assad thanks Putin for assistance in fighting terrorism

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad conveyed his gratitude to Russian President Vladimir Putin for his assistance in fighting terrorism, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem, who is on a visit to Moscow, stated during the talks with his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov. “President Assad has instructed me to convey gratitude on behalf of the Syrian people and government to you and President Putin for your effective assistance in...

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Explosion hits southern Turkey’s Antalya
Oct25

Explosion hits southern Turkey’s Antalya

An explosion outside a chamber of commerce building in Turkey’s southern resort city of Antalya wounded several people today but the mayor said there were no life-threatening injuries and the blast may have been an accident. Turkey is on high alert after repeated bombings blamed on Islamic State and Kurdish militants this year. Authorities in the capital Ankara banned public meetings this month for fear of further attacks, and...

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‘IS inspired’ teens charged in Australia
Oct13

‘IS inspired’ teens charged in Australia

Two 16-year-old boys were charged Thursday with planning an imminent terror attack after being arrested with “bayonet-type” knives in Sydney, with police saying the pair were inspired by the so-called Islamic State group. The boys, who were not named, were seized in the city’s southwest after buying the weapons in a shop, renewing fears about youth radicalisation. They face life imprisonment if convicted on charges...

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Russia, Turkey may pool efforts in combating international terrorism
Oct11

Russia, Turkey may pool efforts in combating international terrorism

Russia and Turkey may pool their efforts to counter international terrorism as they have enough room for cooperation in this sphere, a Russian lawmaker told TASS on Monday commenting on the results of talks between the two countries’ presidents, Vladimir Putin of Russia and Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey. “International terrorism is indeed an enemy, a cancerous growth located right at the Turkish borders. And Turkey’s...

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South Sudan: Alarmed by violence in Yei, UN mission calls for immediate end to hostilities
Oct11

South Sudan: Alarmed by violence in Yei, UN mission calls for immediate end to hostilities

Extremely concerned by the continuing deterioration of the security situation in the South Sudanese town of Yei, where an estimated 100,000 people are trapped, the United Nations mission in the African country today called on warring factions to immediately end all hostilities. The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has received “deeply disturbing reports of horrific violence perpetrated against innocent and vulnerable...

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