ISIS blows up remaining bridges on Tigris River in Mosul

ISIS blows up remaining bridges on Tigris River in Mosul

ISIS militants blew up all of the remaining bridges on the Tigris River in the center of Mosul, Al Arabiya News channel reported. Iraqi special forces pushed forward to reach a second bridge that links eastern Mosul to the city's …

European Parliament to decide on visa-free regime with Georgia on February 2

European Parliament to decide on visa-free regime with Georgia on February 2

The European Parliament will vote for visa liberalization for Georgia to the EU's Schengen zone on February 2 in Strasbourg, the Georgian Foreign Ministry posted on its Facebook page. After the European Parliament's vote …

Sharp Fall in Asylum Seekers

Sharp Fall in Asylum Seekers

The closed Balkan route and the E.U.-Turkey migration deal significantly helped stem the flow of migrants

Kazakhstan to lift yellow level of terrorism alert on January 16

Kazakhstan to lift yellow level of terrorism alert on January 16

The extended moderate 'yellow' level of terrorist alert in Kazakhstan will be lifted on January 16, the Anti-Terrorist Centre of the Republic said. The Centre extended the moderate yellow level of terrorist alert …

Europe Preparing For War?

Europe Preparing For War?

Largest US Military Reinforcement In Decades In Europe, More Than 3,000 US Soldiers To Be Stationed In Poland

Turkey-Russia relations will not affect NATO ties

Turkey-Russia relations will not affect NATO ties

Turkish defense minister says NATO should fulfill its commitments to Turkey

 Israel fires rockets at military airport west of Damascus

Israel fires rockets at military airport west of Damascus

Syria accused Israel of firing rockets that hit near a major military airport west of Damascus, triggering a fire, and warned Tel Aviv of repercussions without specifying whether it would retaliate for what it called a "blatant" …

Kuandyk Bishimbayev arrested on suspicion of bribery

Kuandyk Bishimbayev arrested on suspicion of bribery

Kazakhstan’s former economy minister Kuandyk Bishimbayev has been arrested over allegations of corruption, the country’s National Anti-corruption Bureau announced.  "On January 12 with the approval …

Massive explosion rips through Damascus, several killed

Massive explosion rips through Damascus, several killed

A massive explosion rocked the capital city of Damascus, killing and wounding scores of civilians in the Kafr Sousah area, Al-Masdar reports. According to preliminary reports from Damascus, the blast took place inside a crowded …

Russia may lose World Cup if key teams refuse to participate

Russia may lose World Cup if key teams refuse to participate

Russia can be stripped of the right to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup if important national teams refuse to participate in the event, yet the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) will take the final decision, Richard …

Russia, Turkey agree to coordinate airstrikes against terrorists in Syria

Russia, Turkey agree to coordinate airstrikes against terrorists in Syria

Russian and Turkish military officials on Thursday agreed to coordinate airstrikes against terrorist targets in Syria and signed a memorandum on combat flight safety during missions in Syrian airspace, the Russian Defense Ministry said, Sputnik …

Soros lost nearly $1 billion after Trump election

Soros lost nearly $1 billion after Trump election

George Soros lost nearly $1 billion as a result of the stock-market rally spurred by Donald Trump’s surprise presidential election, Bloomberg reports citing the Wall Street Journal. Soros …

James Mattis defends NATO, calls Russia a threat at confirmation hearing

James Mattis defends NATO, calls Russia a threat at confirmation hearing

At his confirmation hearing to become defense secretary Thursday, Retired Gen. James Mattis defended the importance of NATO and called Russia a “principal threat” facing the U.S., CBS reported. Mattis, …

US imposes sanctions on Syrian army, navy, air force, republican guard

US imposes sanctions on Syrian army, navy, air force, republican guard

The United States has imposed sanctions on Syrian military branches and the country’s Republican National Guard, the US Department of the Treasury said on Thursday, Sputnik reports. The Treasury Department's Office …

Russia honors commitment to reduction of oil output under OPEC deal

Russia honors commitment to reduction of oil output under OPEC deal

Russia is respecting its commitments on reduction of oil output in line with OPEC agreements cutting production in the first 10 days of January by the amount exceeding previously set by Russian largest oil producers, Energy Minister …

Zakharova: claims that Russia tried to #039recruit#039 Trump #039nonsense#039

Zakharova: claims that Russia tried to 'recruit' Trump 'nonsense'

The claims that Russia tried to 'recruit' US President-elect Donald Trump are complete 'nonsense', Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said during her weekly press briefing, …

Nalbandian: Armenia to open consulate general in Dubai

Nalbandian: Armenia to open consulate general in Dubai

Armenia will open a consulate general in Dubai (UAE), the Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian said today.  According to a corresponding decree of the Armenian president and a government decision, the need …

Zakharova: Inter-Syrian meeting in Astana to become new milestone on way towards peace

Zakharova: Inter-Syrian meeting in Astana to become new milestone on way towards peace

The Inter-Syrian meeting in Astana on Syria scheduled for January 23 should become a new milestone on the way towards peace in that country, Russian Foreign Ministry’s official spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on …

Tajik President makes his son mayor of Dushanbe

Tajik President makes his son mayor of Dushanbe

Tajik President Emomali Rahmon has appointed his 29-year-old son Rustam Emomali Rahmon as mayor of Dushanbe, Rahmon's press service said. Rustam Emomali Rahmon replaced Mahmadsaid …

Putin and Nazarbayev discuss preparations for Astana talks on Syria

Putin and Nazarbayev discuss preparations for Astana talks on Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed preparations for Syria talks in Astana with his Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev by phone on Thursday, the Kremlin said in a statement. The sides …