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‘May God have mercy on her’: Somali-Canadian aid worker shot dead in Mogadishu compound

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‘May God have mercy on her’: Somali-Canadian aid worker shot dead in Mogadishu compound

A string of killings in Somalia, including that of Somali-Canadian Almaas Elman, have taken the lives of people working to improve the Horn of Africa nation. AlmaasElman/Twitter Almaas Elman was the daughter of Elman Ali Ahmed, a pioneering peace activist who was gunned down in Mogadishu in 1996 A Somali-Canadian aid worker and activist was shot […]

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Turkey resuming Syria operation ‘misunderstanding,’ FM Lavrov says

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Turkey resuming Syria operation ‘misunderstanding,’ FM Lavrov says

Sergey Lavrov gestures at a news conference on the sidelines of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York (Reuters Photo) Russia’s belief that Turkey had been considering resuming its operation in northern Syria was a “misunderstanding,” Russia’s top diplomat, Sergey Lavrov, said Wednesday. Turkey informed Russia’s ambassador […]

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Syrian air defenses confront Israeli missile aggression, down most missiles, two civilians martyred (Video)

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Syrian air defenses confront Israeli missile aggression, down most missiles, two civilians martyred  (Video)

Damascus, SANA-The Air Defenses at the Syrian Arab Army, after midnight, foiled an intensive Israeli rocket assault that targeted the outskirts of Damascus, and destroyed most of the missiles before reaching their targets while two civilians were martyred and others were injured due to the aggression.A military source told SANA that “At 01:20 am, Israeli […]

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‘Improper’, ‘Unusual’: Aides describe Trump’s Ukraine call at impeachment hearing

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‘Improper’, ‘Unusual’: Aides describe Trump’s Ukraine call at impeachment hearing

MJonathan Ernst, REUTERS | Jennifer Williams, a special adviser to Vice President Mike Pence for European and Russian affairs, and Lt. Colonel Alexander Vindman, director for European affairs at the National Security Council, appear before a House intelligence committee hearing on November 19, 2019.Jonathan Ernst, REUTERS | Jennifer Williams, a special adviser to Vice President […]

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Russia sends more military police to Turkey-Syria border

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Russia sends more military police to Turkey-Syria border

Russia is sending more military police in order to stabilize the situation on the Syrian border with Turkey, the Russian Defense Ministry said Tuesday. The Russian statement comes as Turkish officials express concern about the failure of the terrorist PKK’s Syrian offshoot the People’s Protection Units (YPG) from the designated area specified in the deal […]

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US backs off bit to entice NK to nuke talks

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US backs off bit to entice NK to nuke talks

A senior North Korean diplomat arrived in Russia, Monday evening, for consultations with officials there over the possible resumption of denuclearization talks with the United States. “On Nov. 18, at Sunan International Airport Ambassador A. Matsegora saw off member of the State Affairs Commission of DPRK, First Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK Choe […]

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Russia hands over Ukrainian Navy boats seized during ‘violation of territorial waters’ near Crimea in 2018

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Russia hands over Ukrainian Navy boats seized during ‘violation of territorial waters’ near Crimea in 2018

Three military boats seized by Russia in November 2018. © FSB’s border guard directorate via Sputnik Three Ukrainian military boats seized by the Russian border guards during an attempt to illegally pass through the Kerch Strait last year have been returned to Kiev, Moscow has announced. Two Ukrainian Navy patrol boats and a towboat have […]

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Iranians entitled to protest, insecurity not tolerated: President Rouhani

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Iranians entitled to protest, insecurity not tolerated: President Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (L) addresses a cabinet session in Tehran on November 17, 2019. (Photo by president.ir) Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said his administration recognizes people’s right to hold protests against a recent government decision to ration gasoline, emphasizing, however, that nobody will be allowed to spread insecurity in the society. Speaking at a […]

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Turkey cares about Syrian people, not the oil, Erdoğan says

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Turkey cares about Syrian people, not the oil, Erdoğan says

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan speaks at the 2nd Istanbul International Ombudsman Conference on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019 (AA Photo) Turkey cares about the people, not the oil and will never force the persecuted refugees to return to Syria, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Monday, as he criticized the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP)’s stance […]

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Hong Kong police arrest more than 50 in Tsim Sha Tsui near besieged PolyU

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Hong Kong police arrest more than 50 in Tsim Sha Tsui near besieged PolyU

Photo: RTHK screenshot. Hong Kong riot police have arrested more than 50 people near the Science Museum in Tsim Sha Tsui, as protesters remain encircled in the nearby Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). The group were seen with their hands tied behind their backs and their bags in front of them on the pavement outside the […]

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