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  • UN has Damascus’ approval to deliver aid to 19 besieged areas in Syria -- official

    Date: 2016-06-09 18:01:04 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:99 - ID:5070341

    GENEVA, June 9 (MENA) - The United Nations has received the Syrian government's approval to deliver humanitarian aid to 19 besieged areas in the war-torn country, Sputnik quoted UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura as saying on ....

  • Putin, Juncker may discuss Nord Stream 2 at St. Petersburg Economic Forum - Kremlin

    Date: 2016-06-09 17:09:46 GMT - Russia - World - SN:95 - ID:5070909

    MOSCOW, June 9 (MENA) - Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov does not rule out that the Russian President Vladimir Putin will discuss the issue of implementation of the Nord Stream 2 project with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at the ....

  • Lavrov says Russia ready to deepen dialogue with Jordan

    Date: 2016-06-09 14:09:36 GMT - Russia - World - SN:79 - ID:5070489

    MOSCOW, June 9 (MENA) - Moscow is ready to deepen and expand dialogue with Amman in all spheres, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Thursday at the meeting with his Jordanian counterpart Nasser Judeh. "We are happy about another ....

  • US aircraft carrier "Eisenhower" en route to Mediterranean

    Date: 2016-06-09 14:05:55 GMT - USA - World - SN:78 - ID:5070193

    WASHINGTON, June 9 (MENA) - The U.S. military says a second carrier group is nearing the Mediterranean Sea to bolster operations, the first time two American carriers will be in those waters at the same time since the 2003 Iraq invasion, the Daily ....

  • Russian defense minister arrives in Tehran

    Date: 2016-06-09 13:57:16 GMT - Russia - World - SN:76 - ID:5070161

    TEHRAN, June 9 (MENA) - Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu has arrived in Tehran to take part in a meeting with his Iranian and Syrian counterparts, a Russian diplomatic source told TASS on Thursday. The meeting was organized by Iranian ....

  • Pentagon shifts command structure for terror fight

    Date: 2016-06-09 13:33:50 GMT - USA - World - SN:70 - ID:5069673

    WASHINGTON, June 9 (MENA) - The Pentagon is about to restructure the way it fights the so-called Islamic State and other terror threats, deepening its reliance on the U.S. Special Operations Command, whose forces have carried out some of the most ....

  • Russian defense minister to meet Syrian, Iranian counterparts Thursday

    Date: 2016-06-09 13:22:17 GMT - Russia - World - SN:68 - ID:5069777

    MOSCOW, June 9 (MENA) - Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu is set to meet his Syrian and Iranian counterparts, Fahd Jassem Freij and Hossein Dehghan on Thursday, discussing counter-terrorism and regional security, Russian Deputy Defense Minister ....

  • Pentagon: Assault on Daesh-held Manbij in Syria within days

    Date: 2016-06-09 11:30:25 GMT - USA - World - SN:49 - ID:5069101

    WASHINGTON, June 9 (MENA) - A spokesman for the US Defense Department (Pentagon) said that a US-backed Kurdish and Arab alliance is set to attack Manbij, a Daesh-held city in northern Syria within days. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are on ....

  • Russian Defense minister: Russia can’t ignore terrorist threats in Syria, Libya, Iraq

    Date: 2016-06-09 11:28:16 GMT - Turkmenistan - World - SN:47 - ID:5069201

    ASHGABAT, June 9 (MENA) - Moscow cannot ignore terrorist threats coming from Syria, Libya, Iraq and other countries, Tass news agency quoted Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu as saying on Thursday. "While understanding today’s threats we ....

  • Aiden Webb: Body of missing backpacker found in Vietnam

    Date: 2016-06-09 10:51:28 GMT - Vietnam - World - SN:44 - ID:5068865

    HANOI, June 9 (MENA) - A British backpacker has been found dead in northern Vietnam, nearly a week after he was last seen, the BBC reported on Thursday. Aiden Webb, 22, from Norwich, set off to climb the Fansipan mountain on his own on ....

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