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Pompeo speaks with Iraqi PM on defeating IS

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke with Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi on the phone Friday, underlining the US-Iraq partnership to defeat Islamic State (IS), the State Department said in a statement.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/22 9:11:47

US withdrawal from Syria positive for political process: experts

The US sudden decision to withdraw from Syria is read by political experts as a positive step toward pushing forward the political process in Syria's more than seven-year war.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/22 9:07:17

US launches two airstrikes in Somalia, killing 11 militants

The United States army said Thursday that it conducted two airstrikes on Wednesday, killing 11 al-Shabab militants outside Somalia's capital.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/21 10:47:37

Putin says ready for direct dialogue with Trump

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that he is ready to meet with his US counterpart Donald Trump and discuss bilateral relations and multiple issues on the international agenda.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/21 7:57:33

DPRK official media says no denuclearization until US removes "nuclear threats"

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) will not give up its nuclear weapons until the United States has stopped making regional nuclear threats, the country's official media said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/21 7:55:37

Putin says ready for direct dialogue with Trump

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that he is ready to meet with US President Donald Trump and discuss bilateral relations and multiple issues on the international agenda.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/20 21:22:17

France Extends State Guarantees for Russian Yamal LNG Project - Economy Minister

France has decided to extend the state guarantees for the Yamal liquefied natural gas (LNG) project prolonging the period of loan return, French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire said Monday.
Source: | 2018/12/20 19:16:44

Russian spacecraft takes ISS astronauts safely back, landing in Kazakhstan: mission control center

Russian spacecraft Soyuz MS-09 has successfully landed in Kazakhstan, bringing back the three astronauts who have completed their missions on the International Space Station (ISS), the Russian mission control center said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/20 16:48:45

Netanyahu vows Israel will defend itself after US pullout from Syria

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday that Israel will defend itself after the United States withdraws from Syria.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/20 10:16:31

Rouhani says US cannot influence Iranian ties with neighbors

Washington cannot dictate its policies on regional countries for their relations with Iran, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/20 10:14:36

US envoy calls on Ukraine not to extend martial law

Kurt Volker, US Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations, has called on Kiev not to extend the martial law in certain regions after its expiration, local media reported on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/20 10:11:52

US special envoy meets Pakistan army chief after talks with Taliban in UAE: army

US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad met with Pakistan's Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday, after a two-day negotiation with the Taliban in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from Monday, Pakistan's army said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/20 10:11:35

US decision to withdraw from Syria shocks US-backed Kurdish-led militia: watchdog

The US decision to withdraw forces from eastern Euphrates in Syria has shocked the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a war monitor reported Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/20 10:10:23

Russia says ready to respond to excessive US military presence in Ukraine

Russia will have to "respond adequately" to excessive US military presence in Ukraine, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin said in an interview with RIA Novosti news agency published Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/20 10:05:40

Russian security service kills IS terrorists

The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) said Wednesday that it has killed a group of Islamic State (IS) terrorists in the city of Stavropol in North Caucasus.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/20 10:05:21

US starts to withdraw troop from Syria with no timetable revealed

The Trump administration announced on Wednesday that it has started returning U.S. troops home from Syria after claiming a victory in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) without revealing any detailed timetable.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/20 9:22:42

Trump hints at US troop withdrawal from Syria

US President Donald Trump hinted on Wednesday in a tweet about imminent U.S. troop withdrawal from Syria as he claimed that the Islamic State (IS) has been defeated.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/20 8:03:04

Journalists 'targeted for murder' almost doubled in 2018

Journalists faced growing dangers of being targeted for killing for their work in 2018 even as the risks from war and conflict declined, a media watchdog said Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/19 21:58:42