Category: International News

Russia never threatened to cut Kiev :Official

Russia never threatened to cut Kiev :Official

  Russia says it has never threatened to shut off gas to Kiev over the crisis in Ukraine. “Bearing in mind Ukraine’s enormous debts, Russia, which sticks to the current contract, will simply switch to the advance payment regime. But Russia has never threatened to switch off gas to Ukraine,” Dmitry Peskov, Russian President Vladimir [&hellip

Al Qaeda’s Zawahiri Urges Extremists ‘Unity’

Al Qaeda’s Zawahiri Urges Extremists ‘Unity’

Leader of the international terrorist group al-Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri called for unity widening divisions with a rival extremists fighting in Syria. In a new interview, which the SITE monitoring service dated to between February and April, Zawahiri suggested that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government may have ‘penetrated’ extremists groups in order to ‘sow sedition’. The [&hellip

South Sudan deploys troops to guard UN compound

South Sudan deploys troops to guard UN compound

South Sudan deploys the army to guard a United Nations base in the center of the country a day after an attack at the base killed about 60 people. “The army has come in now. They have been ordered to protect UNMISS (the UN Mission in South Sudan) so there will be no attack from anybody,” [&hellip

Obama: Diplomacy on Ukraine Positive but Sanctions Ready

Obama: Diplomacy on Ukraine Positive but Sanctions Ready

U.S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday that talks between Russia and Western powers aimed at ending tensions in Ukraine have potential but warned that the United States and its allies are prepared to impose more sanctions on Russia if the situation fails to improve. “I don’t think we can be sure of anything at [&hellip

Russia Says US Sanctions Threat over Ukraine ‘Absolutely Unacceptable’

Russia Says US Sanctions Threat over Ukraine ‘Absolutely Unacceptable’

  Russian warned against US sanctions over Ukraine crisis, saying Washington’s threats regarding this issue is unacceptable. A threat by US President Barack Obama that more sanctions would befall Moscow if the agreement, reached Thursday with Ukraine and the EU, failed was “absolutely unacceptable,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Russian television. “Our Western colleagues are [&hellip

Algeria’s Bouteflika wins landslide victory

Algeria’s Bouteflika wins landslide victory

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has won a fourth term in office with more than 81 percent of the vote. On Friday, Interior Minister Tayeb Belaiz announced the result and said that Bouteflika’s main rival Ali Benflis received just over 12 percent of the ballot. “The people have chosen freely, in a climate that was transparent [&hellip

Egypt policeman dies in Cairo bomb blast

Egypt policeman dies in Cairo bomb blast

One Egyptian police officer has been killed in a bomb explosion targeting a traffic security checkpoint southwest of the capital, Cairo. The Egyptian Interior Ministry said the blast was carried out on Friday at the Lebanon Square in Cairo’s Mohandessin District. The blast also left another policeman and a civilian injured. The bomb explosion comes [&hellip

Analyst:US pushing for war over Ukraine

Analyst:US pushing for war over Ukraine

The United States is pushing for a war over the crisis in Ukraine in a bid to cover up its failure to achieve the desired results against Russia from the March coup in Kiev, an analyst writes in a column for the Press TV website. Paul Craig Roberts said it would be an embarrassment for Washington [&hellip

22 people killed in fresh CAR clashes

22 people killed in fresh CAR clashes

Nearly two dozen people, mostly civilians, have lost their lives in recent clashes in the Central African Republic (CAR). The clashes broke out between Christian militias and Muslims earlier this week in Grimari, about 300 kilometers (190 miles) northeast of the capital Bangui. “There are 22 dead, four of whom were women killed by stray [&hellip

US visa ban to Iran envoy stuns Russia

US visa ban to Iran envoy stuns Russia

 Russia has criticized Washington for its refusal to issue a visa to Iran’s appointee for the position of ambassador to the United Nations, saying the move is in violation of the US commitments as a host of the UN headquarters. “The recent decision of the US authorities to deny an entry visa to Mr. Hamid [&hellip