برچسب مطالب ‘april’

China, shoring up its navy, muscles into Pacific

In April, on the 69th anniversary of the founding of China’s navy, the country’s first domestically built aircraft carrier stirred from its berth in the port city of Dalian on the Bohai Sea, tethered to tugboats for a test of its seaworthiness.

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Saudi Arabia arrests nearly one million people in four days

The Saudi authorities said they had arrested 994,000 people between 18 April to 22 April, Saudi Okaz newspaper reported.

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Philippines president ditches chartered airliner to save costs

IN a bid to save on taxpayers, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is planning to fly in a small aircraft to Singapore instead of a presidential charter flight to attend the 32nd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) this April.

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German FM Maas says EU must increase pressure on Russia

The EU must increase pressure on Russia to change its behaviour in the many crises in which it is involved, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said in Brussels on April 13, ahead of Monday’s EU Foreign Affairs Council.

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Abdel Fatah al-Sisi looks set to secure second term in Egypt’s presidential elections

The ballot boxes will remain open for three days and an outright winner will be announced on April 2 after two rounds of elections.

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Lost music of Nazis’ prisoners to be heard at concert in Jerusalem

A quest over nearly 30 years by an Italian musician to track down music composed by Nazi concentration camp victims will reach fruition in April with the first orchestral performance of many of the unearthed works.

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Hungary’s Orban steps up anti-migrant rhetoric as election nears

Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orban on Sunday ratcheted up his hardline anti-immigration rhetoric as he urged voters to re-elect him in April for a third term, branding the opposition as out of touch and “hopeless”.

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Tillerson opens up about meeting with Putin as US state secretary

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has spoken about his April 2017 meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview with CBS.

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Russia Says UN-OPCW Syria’s Khan Sheikhoun Report Looks Like "Amateur Document"

The Permanent Mission of Russia to the United Nations announced that the OPCW-UN report on April’s attack in the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun looks more like an amateur document and is based mostly on assumptions and selective use of facts.

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Saudi Arabia’s crude export down

Saudi crude oil exports in April dropped by 226,000 barrels per day month-on-month to 7.006 million barrels per day, according to the report of the Joint Organizations Data Initiative (JODI).

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Germany to EU: Do not end Turkey talks

Germany on April 28 urged fellow EU nations not to end membership talks with Turkey because the country is key to European interests.

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US-led anti-ISIL coalition patrolling Turkey-Syria border, US Central Command says

U.S.-led coalition forces against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), are patrolling the Turkey-Syria border in the wake of Turkey’s operation in Iraq and Syria, the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) told state-run Anadolu Agency on April 29.

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EU respects results of Turkish referendum, High Rep. Mogherini says

European Union foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini said on April 28 that accession talks with Turkey have not been halted and she still wants it to join, if Ankara can meet necessary conditions.

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Police detain over 1,000 Gülen suspects across Turkey

Over 1,000 people suspected of links to the Fethullahist Terror Organization (FETÖ) were detained in simultaneous raids across Turkey on April 26, in an operation targeting the structure of the organization within the police forces.

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Turkey-US discuss Turkish airstrikes in Iraq-Syria

Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson held a phone conversation late on April 25, after the latter criticized Turkey for bombing Iraq’s Sinjar region and northeastern Syria earlier on the same day.

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