برچسب مطالب ‘thursday-’

US To Maintain Military Presence In Syria After Withdrawal – OpEd

The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered contradictory messages in a speech in Cairo on Thursday, January 18. On the one hand, he said Washington will withdraw American troops from Syria in line with Donald Trump’s momentous announcement on December 19, and on the other, he emphasized the US will continue fighting the Islamic State and will also contain the influence of Iran in the Middle East region.

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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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CNN Fires Commentator for Speaking Up for Palestinians

CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill was fired on Thursday, following comments he made about Israel, during a speech at a United Nations assembly.

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Iran is complying with nuclear deal restrictions: IAEA report

Iran has remained within the main restrictions on its nuclear activities imposed by a 2015 deal with major powers, a confidential report by the U.N. atomic watchdog indicated on Thursday.

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Myanmar: Bangladesh to Start Repatriating Rohingya Thursday

Top Myanmar officials say the repatriation of ethnic Rohingya Muslims from Bangladesh, to which more than 700,000 fled since last year to escape deadly violence carried out by Myanmar’s security forces, will begin Thursday.

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War on terror left half a million dead in 17 years, says report

War-related violence has killed 65,000 people in Pakistan in the last 17 years, including 23,000 civilians, 9,000 security personnel and 90 American contractors, says a report released on Thursday. The rest of the casualties were anti-government fighters.

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Wounded Brazilian presidential candidate moved to Sao Paulo for treatment

Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro, who was stabbed in the abdomen at a campaign event on Thursday, was flown to Sao Paulo for further medical treatment on Friday, his family said.

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Burundi UN peacekeeper killed in Central African Republic ambush

A Burundi U.N. peacekeeper was killed in an ambush in the Central African Republic on Thursday, the U.N.’s Minusca mission announced on Friday, August 24.

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Turkish lira trades below 6.0 against dollar

The Turkish lira eased to slightly below 6.0 against the dollar on Thursday after the United States ruled out removing steel tariffs on Turkey even if Ankara frees a U.S. pastor and after Qatar pledged $15 billion in investment to Turkey.

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Second night of rescue efforts after deadly Italy bridge collapse

Rescue workers toiled through a second night Thursday in a desperate bid to find survivors in the rubble of a Genoa bridge which caved in during a heavy rainstorm, killing at least 39 people and injuring 16 more.

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China, US to resume trade talks in late August

China will send a senior negotiator to the United States in late August to resume trade talks, its commerce ministry said Thursday, the first public meeting on the dispute in weeks as the trade conflict intensifies.

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Israel carries out new strikes on Gaza

The Israeli air force launched waves of strikes on Wednesday and Thursday against up to 150 purported “military targets” in the besieged Palestinian enclave of Gaza. The targets included manufacturing facilities, alleged weapons depots and a five-storey cultural centre in a densely-populated area.

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Ceasefire between Hamas and Israel goes into effect

An Egyptian-brokered ceasefire between Israel and Hamas went into effect on Thursday night at 10:45pm, according to an Al-Jazeera report quoting a senior official in the Gaza-ruling terror movement.

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Pakistan envoys posted on political grounds may be recalled: FO

In what looked to be a word of caution for the non-career politically appointed ambassadors serving in different capitals across the world, the Foreign Office on Thursday suggested that many of them would soon have to pack their bags.

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Turkey to reveal ‘new economic model’

Turkish Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak is set to announce on Friday a “framework for a new economic model”, the ministry announced on Thursday.

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N Korea accuses US of toughening sanctions

North Korea on Thursday accused select senior United States officials of attempting to further strengthen international sanctions imposed on the reclusive nation.

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