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  • Kerry to meet with Putin on Moscow's troop withdrawal from Syria

    Date: 2016-03-15 22:29:42 GMT - USA - World - SN:109 - ID:4519461

    WASHINGTON, March 15 (MENA) - US Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday he will head to Moscow next week to talk with Russian President Vladimir Putin about his troop withdrawal from Syria and the prospects for peace in the war-wracked country, ....

  • Pentagon says fewer than 10 Russian aircraft left Syria

    Date: 2016-03-15 21:18:10 GMT - USA - World - SN:104 - ID:4518989

    WASHINGTON, March 15 (MENA) - The Pentagon has seen fewer than 10 Russian aircraft leave Syria, The Hills quoted Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook as telling reporters on Tuesday. He declined to get into a more specific number. “We've seen ....

  • White House says Russia did not inform US of decision to withdraw from Syria

    Date: 2016-03-15 20:48:46 GMT - USA - World - SN:102 - ID:4518681

    WASHINGTON, March 15 (MENA) - Moscow has not informed Washington of its decision to withdraw Russian troops from Syria, the White House said on Tuesday. There are indications that Moscow would continue its operations to withdraw its troops from ....

  • A total of 51 communities join reconciliation in Syria — Russian Defense Ministry

    Date: 2016-03-15 20:04:14 GMT - Russia - World - SN:99 - ID:4518725

    MOSCOW, March 15 (MENA) - The number of communities that have joined the reconciliation process in Syria has reached 51, the Russian center for reconciliation has said in a news release published on the Defense Ministry’s website. "During the ....

  • Senior US general wants to start striking Taliban again

    Date: 2016-03-15 18:29:28 GMT - USA - World - SN:92 - ID:4518061

    WASHINGTON, March 15 (MENA) - A senior American general has proposed resuming offensive strikes against the Taliban, exposing a rift between the military and senior administration officials over the US role in the war in Afghanistan, The Washington ....

  • New round of Syria talks kicked off in Geneva

    Date: 2016-03-15 18:09:28 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:91 - ID:4518393

    GENEVA, March 15 (MENA) - A new round of peace talks to resolve the Syria crisis began Monday in Geneva. UN Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura met a Bashar al-Assad regime delegation led by Syria's UN Ambassador Bashar Jaafari during the ....

  • Afghan Air Force flew more than 20,000 missions in 2015

    Date: 2016-03-15 17:19:28 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:88 - ID:4518121

    KABUL, March 15 (MENA) - The Afghan Air Force flew more than 20,000 missions last year as the Afghan national security forces went through a significantly challenging year after assuming the full security responsibilities from the coalition forces, ....

  • Zarif calls for Iran-Australia cooperation against extremism

    Date: 2016-03-15 16:18:22 GMT - Australia - World - SN:83 - ID:4517781

    CANBERRA, March 15 (MENA) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has called for boosting bilateral cooperation with Australia in the battle against terrorism and extremism, Press TV reported on Tuesday. The Iranian foreign minister made ....

  • UN Security Council praises Russia's Syria pullout

    Date: 2016-03-15 15:56:01 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:72 - ID:4516853

    GENEVA, March 15 (MENA) - The UN Security Council views Russia's decision to begin withdrawing from Syria as a positive step, NDTV quoted the body's president as saying on Monday. The council discussed the surprise Russian announcement during a ....

  • Daesh killed over 600 civilians in 6 months - report

    Date: 2016-03-15 15:53:55 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:71 - ID:4516685

    KABUL, March 15 (MENA) - Afghanistan says more than 600 civilians have been killed over the past six months at the hands of Daesh terrorists, who are trying to strengthen their foothold in the militancy-riddled country. The Afghan Defense ....

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