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  • Russian president announces ceasefire in Syria, to start midnight

    Date: 2016-12-29 14:19:11 GMT - Russia - World - SN:45 - ID:6238829

    MOSCOW, Dec 29 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on Thursday that a ceasefire in Syria had been signed, which will start at midnight. During a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Defense Minister Sergei ....

  • Putin calls on Damascus, opposition, regional countries to back Syria deal

    Date: 2016-12-29 14:18:05 GMT - Russia - World - SN:44 - ID:6238853

    MOSCOW, Dec 29 (MENA) – Russian President Vladimir Putin called on the Syrian government, armed opposition and all countries influencing the situation to support the reached agreements and take part in talks in Astana, Sputnik News reported on ....

  • Russia slams Charlie Hebdo for Tu-154 caricature

    Date: 2016-12-29 12:15:43 GMT - Russia - World - SN:33 - ID:6238413

    MOSCOW, Dec 29 (MENA) - The Russian Defense Ministry described French newspaper of Charlie Hebdo's caricature of the Tu-154 crash as a "poorly-created abomination" which is unworthy of attention. "It is degrading for any human being to even pay ....

  • Trump starts to flex muscles on foreign policy - even before he takes office

    Date: 2016-12-29 12:02:42 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:31 - ID:6238385

    LONDON, Dec 29 (MENA) - US President-elect Donald Trump has made his most strident entry yet into the failing Middle East peace process, with a blistering attack on the Obama administration that signaled his intention to stand behind Israel in the ....

  • Envoy: Trump administration could lift latest US sanctions against Russia

    Date: 2016-12-29 10:53:53 GMT - Russia - World - SN:25 - ID:6237785

    MOSCOW, Dec 29 (MENA) - There is a possibility that the anticipated anti-Russia sanctions could be lifted under Donald Trump's presidency, Russian president's special representative for international cooperation in information security Andrey ....

  • Japan to set up embassies in Albania, Macedonia, Mauritius, Samoa

    Date: 2016-12-28 22:58:56 GMT - Japan - World - SN:84 - ID:6235425

    TOKYO, Dec 28 (MENA) - The Japanese government will set up new embassies in Albania, Macedonia, Mauritius and Samoa as of Jan. 1, the Foreign Ministry said Wednesday. It will also open a consulate general in Bangalore in southern India, effective ....

  • Russia condemns new shelling of its embassy in Damascus

    Date: 2016-12-28 22:51:05 GMT - Russia - World - SN:83 - ID:6235437

    MOSCOW, Dec 28 (MENA) - The Russian foreign ministry slammed Wednesday's shelling of its embassy in Damascus as a “provocation aimed at derailing a peace accord in the country”. A shell is reported to have hit an inner yard, while another landed ....

  • US denies accusations it's providing support to Daesh in Syria

    Date: 2016-12-28 22:20:23 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:80 - ID:6235429

    ANKARA, Dec 28 (MENA) - The Unites States has denied accusations that it is providing 'sophisticated weaponry' to Daesh in Syria, the TRT World reported. Washington has denied the accusations made by Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. US ....

  • Russian says its embassy in Damascus hit by shells

    Date: 2016-12-28 19:18:02 GMT - Russia - World - SN:71 - ID:6235133

    MOSCOW, Dec 28 (MENA) - The Russian embassy in Damascus has been shelled twice, the country's foreign embassy has claimed. Announcing the attack in a statement, the foreign ministry said the shelling was a "provocation" aimed at derailing a ....

  • Russia, Turkey agree ceasefire plan for all of Syria: Turkey state media

    Date: 2016-12-28 11:00:09 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:23 - ID:6231053

    ANKARA, Dec 28 (MENA) - Turkey and Russia have agreed on a ceasefire plan for all of Syria that should come into force this evening at midnight, the state-run Anadolu news agency said on Wednesday. The plan aims to expand a ceasefire in the city ....

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