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Syrian army gains headway to fight IS in southern Damascus


The Syrian army is advancing in the battles against the Islamic State (IS) in southern Damascus, Syrian SANA news agency reported on Sunday.

Suicide bomber kills dozens at voter registration center

A suicide bomber blew himself up outside a voter registration center in the Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday, killing at least 57 people and injuring more than 100, in the most serious attack yet on preparations for elections scheduled for ...

Suicide revives concerns about Japan's immigration removal centers

The suicide of an Indian man being held at an immigration detention center in Japan has sparked a hunger strike among detainees and revived concerns about conditions.


Eccentric portrait of Sweden's ex-PM draws comparisons with 'Lord of the Rings'

A modernist portrait of Sweden's former head of government Carl Bildt has spurred strong reactions from ordinary users and fellow politicians alike.
Source: sputniknews.com | 2018/4/20 11:14:18

European Space Agency hopes London-Moscow tensions won't affect work with Russia

The European Space Agency (ESA) hopes that the Russia -UK tensions over the Skripal case will not affect the agency's cooperation with Russia, ESA Director-General Jan Woerner told Sputnik.
Source: sputniknews.com | 2018/4/20 11:03:56

Raul Castro expresses confidence in new leaders of Cuban revolution

Outgoing Cuban President Raul Castro expressed on Thursday his confidence that the new leaders of the island would continue the path of the socialist revolution begun by Fidel Castro in 1959.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/20 9:10:54

UN Security Council mourns death of Cote d'Ivoire ambassador

The UN Security Council on Thursday mourned the death of Bernard Tanoh-Boutchoue, the permanent representative of Cote d'Ivoire to the United Nations, a member of the council.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/20 9:09:50

Sudan's president fires foreign minister

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Thursday fired Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour, official SUNA news agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/20 9:09:27

US 'visa blockade' towards Russia could lead to flight suspension: Russian FM

The sharp decrease in the issuance of US visas to Russian citizens is a deliberate move by Washington to exert more pressure on Moscow and will possibly result in the suspension of direct flights between the two countries, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/20 9:06:14

Lebanon's re-emergence is linked to reforms: president

Lebanese President Michel Aoun stressed Thursday that "Lebanon's re-emergence will only take place with reforms," the presidential media office said on Twitter.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/20 9:02:34

Moscow expects more hostile moves from West: Kremlin

Russian officials are working in the context of Washington's aggressive actions and Moscow expects the hostility to continue in the future, the Kremlin said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/20 8:59:09

Queen Elizabeth opens Commonwealth meeting, appeals Prince Charles to succeed her in future

Queen Elizabeth II opened Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting on Thursday as the British capital welcomed the heads of 53 countries with grand ceremony, appealing to Commonwealth leaders to appoint her son, Prince Charles, to succeed her as the head of the organization in future.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/20 8:58:35

White House denies rift between Trump, Secretary of Defense over Syria strike

The White House on Thursday denied that Secretary of Defense James Mattis had advised US President Donald Trump against striking Syria before seeking Congress sanction.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/20 8:56:27

Reformist Macron faces more backlash over modernization drive

Rail workers staged a fourth wave of rolling strikes against reform, students angry at the new education system walked out of universities, and civil servants took to the streets to express their discontent on Thursday as social unrest deepens in France.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/20 8:39:51

Former S. African president's son to be prosecuted on homicide charges

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said on Thursday it will prosecute former president Jacob Zuma's son, Duduzane on homicide charges.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/20 8:38:37

Syrian forces enter Dumair near Damascus after rebels' evacuation

The Syrian army and the law enforcement forces started entering the Dumair town in the eastern part of Qalamoun region north of the capital Damascus, as the rebels completed evacuation from that area.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/20 8:36:43