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Trump vows to rid Syria of Daesh in one month

2018.12.13 21:14 GMT

U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that Daesh terrorists will be eliminated from the areas they control in Syria within a month, Anadolu Agency reports.

Gunman on run after killing three at Strasbourg Christmas market - UPDATED

2018.12.12 05:01 GMT

A gunman killed at least three people and wounded a dozen others at the famed Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg on Tuesday before fleeing the scene, AFP cited authorities as saying.

Macron announces economic state of emergency as yellow vests protests continue

2018.12.10 19:14 GMT

French President Emmanuel Macron announced late Monday an economic state of emergency as the violent yellow vests protests continue in the country.

Football day marked internationally

2018.12.10 18:28 GMT

The world football day is celebrated on December 10.

Paris shutters itself in fear of worsening protest violence

2018.12.08 07:11 GMT

Paris monuments and shopping meccas are locked down and tens of thousands of police are taking position around the country, fearing worsening violence in a new round of anti-government protests, AP reported.

Ahead of OPEC meeting, Trump urges producers to keep oil flowing

2018.12.05 19:43 GMT

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday called on the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies not to cut oil production next year, saying it would trigger higher oil prices worldwide.

Sean Penn shoots documentary about Jamal Khashoggi

2018.12.05 16:10 GMT

American actor and filmmaker Sean Penn arrived in Istanbul to shoot a documentary about Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Vestnik Kavkaza reports.

Israel launches operation to destroy Hezbollah tunnels

2018.12.04 06:51 GMT

Israel’s Defense Forces have launched Operation Northern Shield to expose and destroy tunnels, built by the Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah, crossing into Israel, IDF Spokesman Jonathan Conricus said on Tuesday, TASS reports.

Sully the service dog accompanies late president Bush on final farewell

2018.12.03 19:27 GMT

A U.S. president is believed to have said the easiest way to find a friend in Washington was to get a dog. On Monday, George H.W. Bush's faithful service dog Sully made a final journey back to the U.S. capital with the late president.

Amir Peretz: History will remember Bush's commitment to Israel

2018.12.01 11:13 GMT

The former defense minister and Labor Party MK Amir Peretz mourned the passing of former president George H.W. Bush, who passed away Friday at the age of 94, in a post on Twitter Saturday morning, The Jerusalem Post reports.

7.0-magnitude quake hits Anchorage, Alaska: USGS

2018.11.30 19:56 GMT

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 jolted 13 km north of Anchorage in U.S. state of Alaska at 17:29:28 GMT on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Trump cancels meeting with Putin

2018.11.30 20:05 GMT

President Donald Trump said on Thursday he would make a final decision on whether to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit in Argentina after he receives a full report on the Kerch Strait incident, according to Sputnik.

Saudi Arabia pledges $50m to UN Palestinian refugee agency

2018.11.28 16:20 GMT

Saudi Arabia has pledged on Wednesday $50 million to the UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA), which has been hit by the withdrawal of all US funding, an official said, Arab News reports.

France postpones switch from nuclear energy, to close 14 reactors by 2035

2018.11.28 20:58 GMT

French President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday the country will move more slowly than promised to cap the amount of energy it derives from nuclear energy proposed reviewing the rate of tax on diesel and petrol every three months to take into account moves in global prices, seeking to defuse sometimes violent protests against high gasoline taxes that have caught him off-guard.

Presidential elections to be held on 31 March, 2019 in Ukraine

2018.11.27 21:12 GMT

Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted on Monday a resolution on holding the next presidential election on March 31, 2019, according to TASS.

NATO head calls on Russia to free Ukrainian ships, sailors

2018.11.26 18:52 GMT

NATO head Jens Stoltenberg called on Russian on Monday to release Ukrainian navy ships and sailors, saying there was no justification for Moscow's actions.

Bomb hidden in vegetables kills 35 at Pakistani marketplace

2018.11.23 17:38 GMT

At least 35 people were killed and 50 wounded when a bomb hidden in a carton of vegetables ripped through a crowded marketplace in Pakistan's restive northwestern tribal region Friday, officials said.

Japan to host Expo 2025

2018.11.23 16:26 GMT

Osaka (Japan) has been chosen as the venue for the World Expo 2025 exhibition. Osaka has become the winner according to the voting results at the 164th General Assembly of the International Exhibitions Bureau on Nov. 23.

Millions of people brave frigid cold to watch Thanksgiving parade in NYC

2018.11.23 20:48 GMT

Despite frigid cold and strong winds, millions of onlookers lined the streets of Manhattan, New York City, to watch the dazzling display of balloons and floats at the 92nd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, Xinhua reports.

Guterres, UNSC, US condemn deadly attack on religious gathering in Kabul

2018.11.21 05:44 GMT

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres condemns the suicide bomb attack on a religious gathering in the Afghan capital of Kabul, his spokesman said in a statement on Wednesday, Sputnik reported.

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