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China will tackle US trade dispute in 2019, says Commerce Minister Zhong Shan

China will work to straighten out trade frictions with the US this year, the country’s commerce minister told state media, following talks with US negotiators last week.

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۱۲ killed in Burkina Faso terrorist attack

Twelve people were killed and two others injured Thursday in a terrorist attack in Burkina Faso’s northern province of Soum, the country’s security ministry announced late Friday in a statement.

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Quake hits western Iran, about 75 injured

An earthquake hit an area in western Iran near the Iraqi border on Sunday, injuring 75 people, most of them lightly, the head of the country’s emergency medical services said.

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EU humiliation: Key ambassador booted out of Congo – live on TV

EU ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo Bart Ouvry was unceremoniously booted out of the country live on television – just days before today’s elections, prompting the bloc to issue vociferous protests.

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Trump vowed a troops’ pullout from Syria, but the developments show otherwise

While officially announcing the start of its troop’s pullout from Syria, the United States is stablishing new military bases in neighboring Iraq.

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Japan Is Resuming Commercial Whaling And Withdrawing From The International Whaling Commission

Japan will withdraw from the International Whaling Commission (IWC) and resume commercial whaling, the country’s government announced Wednesday, in a move that has outraged environmentalists.

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Matteo Salvini: Italian ports closed to migrants

Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini on Sunday reiterated his stance that migrant vessels are not welcome at the country’s ports, following requests from NGOs to allow two rescue ships to dock.

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Iran to adopt VAR in domestic soccer league

President of Football Federation Islamic Republic of Iran has said the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) will be used in the country’s league, Trend reported citing Xinhua.

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What happens if the US government shuts down?

With US President Donald Trump and Congress at an impasse over federal spending, the country is bracing for a partial government shutdown that would shutter offices, hold up pay cheques during the holiday season and affect popular tourist attractions nationwide.

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Church battle could weaken Putin’s power in Ukraine

Ukrainian bishops on Saturday are choosing a leader for a new national church that will sideline their current Moscow-based patriarch, a move that could weaken Russian President Vladimir Putin’s power in the country.

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Nigerian army lifts ban of UNICEF after spy accusations

The Nigerian military on Friday lifted a ban on UNICEF operations in the country’s northeast, after accusing the aid agency of training “spies” supporting Boko Haram jihadists.

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Nigerian army lifts ban of UNICEF after spy accusations

The Nigerian military on Friday lifted a ban on UNICEF operations in the country’s northeast, after accusing the aid agency of training “spies” supporting Boko Haram jihadists.

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Arab Parliament urges Arab League to reinstate Syria

The Arab Parliament urged the Arab League on Friday to reinstate Syria’s membership, which was suspended seven years ago after a crackdown on protesters at the start of the country’s ongoing civil war.

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Pashinyan’s Alliance Wins Snap Parliamenary Election in Armenia

The snap parliamentary elections were held in Armenia on Sunday for the first time in the country’s history. Earlier in the day, CEC Chairman Tigran Mukuchyan announced that the turnout in the elections totaled 48.63 percent.

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Brexit: Majority of country now think Britain should remain in the EU, new poll finds

A majority of the country now think Britain should remain inside the European Union, according to a new poll released days before the critical Brexit vote in parliament.

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Iraqi security prevents protesters from storming oilfield

Iraqi security forces yesterday prevented dozens of demonstrators from storming the major oilfield of West Qurna 2 in the country’s southern province of Basra.

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