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 Ankara center for modern art named after Andrey Karlov

Ankara center for modern art named after Andrey Karlov

The Center for Modern Art in Turkey’s capital of Ankara, where Russian Ambassador Andrei Karlov was assassinated by a terrorist, has been named after the diplomat, Turkish Anadolu news agency reported. The Cankaya …

Tehran pays last respects to ex-president Rafsanjani

Tehran pays last respects to ex-president Rafsanjani

Hundreds of thousands of Iranians have turned out in Tehran for the funeral of the former President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, who died of a heart attack on Sunday at the age of 82. Supreme Leader Ayatollah …

Jimmy Fallon#039s jokes on Putin at Golden Globes

Jimmy Fallon's jokes on Putin at Golden Globes

The "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon at the 74th Golden Globe Awards gestured toward the ongoing controversy surrounding Russia's apparent hacking of Democratic officials during the campaign to aid the US …

OSCE Minsk Group urges to return Azerbaijani soldier’s body

OSCE Minsk Group urges to return Azerbaijani soldier’s body

The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group from the US, France and Russia released the statement, urging to return without delay human remains, in accord with the agreements of the Astrakhan Summit of 2010, bearing in mind the exclusively humanitarian …

Russian consul found dead in Greece

Russian consul found dead in Greece

The head of the consular department at Russia's embassy in Greece Andrey Malanin has been found dead in his flat in Athens, BBC reports with reference to police. Initial signs suggested Malanin died of …

US blacklisted Russia#039s top investigator Bastrykin

US blacklisted Russia's top investigator Bastrykin

US blacklisted Russia's top investigator Alexander Bastrykin and four other Russian officials for human rights abuses. The sanctions, announced by the US Treasury Department, are tied to the 2012 US Magnitsky Act, US …

US Navy destroyer fires warning shots at Iranian vessels

US Navy destroyer fires warning shots at Iranian vessels

A US Navy destroyer fired three warning shots towards four of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps vessels on Sunday after they closed in at a high rate of speed in the Strait of Hormuz, two US defense officials said. The …

Russian investigators ask to extend Ulyukayev’s house arrest

Russian investigators ask to extend Ulyukayev’s house arrest

Russia’s investigators have demanded to extend until April 15 the house arrest of former Economic Development Minister Alexei Ulyukayev, a spokesperson for Moscow’s Basmanny court said. "The court …

Parliament Speaker Ismail Kahraman taken to intensive care

Parliament Speaker Ismail Kahraman taken to intensive care

Turkish Parliament Speaker Ismail Kahraman was taken back to an intensive care unit at hospital in the Turkish capital Ankara on Jan. 9 after undergoing an operation. The Parliament Speaker’s Office has issued a …

Bosphorus closed in Turkey

Bosphorus closed in Turkey

Heavy snowfall in Istanbul paralysed traffic for a third straight day Monday with the Bosphorus closed to shipping traffic and hundreds of flights cancelled again. With freezing temperatures and heavy winds, the Bosphorus, one of …

380 flights canceled in Istanbul

380 flights canceled in Istanbul

The Turkish Airlines put off 380 international and domestic flights from Ataturk Airport and Sabiha Gökçen Airport because of heavy snow, the company said. Meanwhile, Istanbul’s Bosphorus was closed to all …

Rafsanjani#039s death is heavy loss for Iran

Rafsanjani's death is heavy loss for Iran

Iran has declared three days of national mourning due to the death of the former president of Iran Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, making Tuesday a public holiday for his burial. Rafsanjani has …

 Turkish army kills 48 ISIS militants in Syria

Turkish army kills 48 ISIS militants in Syria

Turkish-led air and ground operations in Syria killed 48 ISIS militants on Sunday while Turkish warplanes destroyed 23 buildings and shelters used by the jihadists, Turkey's armed forces said in a statement on Monday. "Turkish …

Fadi Kunbar drives his truck into crowd in Jerusalem

Fadi Kunbar drives his truck into crowd in Jerusalem

Israeli police identified the suspect behind the deadly truck ramming attack in Jerusalem as an Arab resident of the city.  "The terrorist who murdered 4 soldiers and injured 13 others in truck attack is an Arab resident, …

UN chief: Iran may have violated arms embargo

UN chief: Iran may have violated arms embargo

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed concern to the Security Council that Iran may have violated an arms embargo by supplying weapons and missiles to Lebanese Shi'ite group Hezbollah, according to a confidential …

Israel responds ISIS terrorist attack

Israel responds ISIS terrorist attack

Israel's security cabinet approved a number of measures in response to the truck ramming attack that left four IDF officers dead and 17 other people wounded in Jerusalem. The cabinet approved administrative detention for anyone …

Putin offers condolences over Jerusalem truck attack

Putin offers condolences over Jerusalem truck attack

Russian President Vladimir Putin offered his condolences to the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the deadly truck-ramming attack in Jerusalem, Kremlin’s press service said. …

Former Iranian president Hashemi Rafsanjani passes away

Former Iranian president Hashemi Rafsanjani passes away

Former president of Iran Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has died at the age of 82. Rafsanjani, president from 1989 to 1997, suffered a heart attack. He was admitted to the Shohadaa Hospital in Tehran …

Deaths reported as truck rams into crowd in Jerusalem

Deaths reported as truck rams into crowd in Jerusalem

At least four Israeli soldiers have been killed and several others wounded after a truck rammed into pedestrians in Jerusalem, police and the ambulance service said, calling it a deliberate attack, Aljazeera reports. The driver of …

Construction of pumping station in Makhachkala to be completed in six months

Construction of pumping station in Makhachkala to be completed in six months

The pumping station in Makhachkala will be built in June of this year, the Ministry of Construction of Dagestan informed. It is specified that the main purpose of this station is to bring the quality of drinking water supplied through …