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Putin says Russian military not building long-term in Syria

Moscow, June 07 : Russia has no plans to pull its military out of Syria but isn’t building permanent facilities there, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday in his annual marathon call-in show. The troops “will stay there for as long ...

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UN backs elections in Libya which rivals want in December

United Nations, Jun 7 : The U.N. Security Council gave strong backing Wednesday to holding presidential and parliamentary elections in Libya, which could be a significant step in bringing stability to a country where lawlessness has fed Islamist militancy, human ...

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New Jordan PM promises chance as anti-tax protests resume

Amman, Jun 7 : Jordan’s incoming prime minister said Wednesday he will work with different parties on a fair tax system, suggesting he will be responsive to criticism of a tax plan that forced out his predecessor. Omar Razzaz posted ...

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5 children killed in mobile home fire in southern Missouri

Lebanon, Jun 7 : Authorities say five children have been killed and a woman injured in a mobile home fire in southern Missouri. The fire happened Wednesday morning in Lebanon, a city of about 14,500 people. Lebanon Fire Chief Sam ...

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UN migration agency: 46 African migrants drown near Yemen

Geneva, Jun 7 : The U.N. migration agency says 46 migrants drowned, including nine women, and 16 remain missing, presumed dead after their vessel capsized in high waves while crossing the Gulf of Aden. IOM says the migrants were trying ...

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Toll from Baghdad blasts rises to 16 dead, 35 wounded

People inspect the scene after blasts in Baghdad’s Sadr City, Iraq, Thursday, June 7, 2018. Baghdad, Jun 7 : Iraqi security officials say the toll from explosions that tore through a mosque in Baghdad has climbed to 16 dead and ...

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Putin heads to China to bolster ties as US pressure grows

In this Sept. 12, 2016, officers and sailors of China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy hold a welcome ceremony as a Russian naval ship arrives in port in Zhanjiang in southern China’s Guangdong province. Moscow, Jun 7 : Just a ...

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23 miners rescued in northeastern China after blast kills 11

Beijing, Jun 6 : Rescuers pulled 23 miners to safety after a blast at an iron mine in northeast China trapped them underground and killed 11 others, the government said Wednesday. The search was continuing for two workers still missing ...

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Kurdish militia to exit Syria’s Manbij under US-Turkey deal

In this March 29, 2018 file photo, fighters from the U.S-backed Syrian Manbij Military Council stand behind a sand barrier as they look toward Turkish-backed fighters’ position at the front line of Halawanji village, north of Manbij town, Syria. Washington, ...

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UN General Assembly elects Ecuador minister next president

In this photo provided by the United Nations, Ecuador’s Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces, speaks to members of the media at United Nations Headquarters, Tuesday, June 5, 2018. United Nations, Jun 6 : The U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday ...

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