Syrian state TV says successive blasts heard in Hama province

Syrian state TV says successive blasts heard in Hama province

AMMAN (Reuters) – Syrian state television said on Sunday successive blasts were heard in rural Hama province and that authorities were investigating the cause. State television did not give a location for the explosions but two residents contacted in eastern Hama countryside…

MMA fighter with ties to Putin and Trump questioned by FBI

MMA fighter with ties to Putin and Trump questioned by FBI

A Russian mixed martial arts fighter with ties to President Trump, attorney Michael Cohen and Russian leader Vladimir Putin was questioned by the FBI last week, according to a report on Sunday. Agents questioned Fedor Emelianenko , 41, in his hotel room…

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TEL AVIV (Reuters) – The United States is “deeply concerned” by Iran’s ambition to dominate the Middle East, new Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said after meeting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on a flying visit on Sunday. “We remain deeply concerned…

Syrian army says captured villages from U.S.-backed forces

Syrian army says captured villages from U.S.-backed forces

AMMAN (Reuters) – The Syrian army said on Sunday they had captured a string of villages from U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) east of the Euphrates River near the border with Iraq where the Kurdish-led forces are in control, Syrian state television…

Moscow says bans some politicians from Lithuania from Russia

Moscow says bans some politicians from Lithuania from Russia

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday it had banned a list of unnamed Lithuanian politicians, lawmakers and political analysts from entering Russia. The ministry said in a statement it had taken the action in retaliation against Lithuania which…

Military solution in Syria would be illegal, Turkish foreign…

Military solution in Syria would be illegal, Turkish foreign…

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Any military solution in Syria would be illegal and unsustainable, Turkish Foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Saturday at a meeting with his Iranian and Russian counterparts in Moscow. Cavusoglu said the three countries could work together to help…

U.S. judge dismisses Manafort’s civil suit over Russia probe

U.S. judge dismisses Manafort’s civil suit over Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A federal judge on Friday dismissed a civil lawsuit filed by U.S. President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort that objected to the scope of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, saying his concerns could be addressed as…

World welcomes Korean summit; urges denuclearization progress

World welcomes Korean summit; urges denuclearization progress

BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – North Korea’s neighbors, U.S. President Donald Trump and the United Nations welcomed Friday’s historic inter-Korean summit, while urging progress towards denuclearization. At the first summit between the Koreas in more than a decade, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un…

Armenian opposition leader says assured Russia won’t intervene in…

Armenian opposition leader says assured Russia won’t intervene in…

YEREVAN (Reuters) – Armenian opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan said on Wednesday he had met a Russian official and got reassurance that Moscow would not intervene in Armenia’s political crisis. Armenian opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan attends a news conference in Yerevan, Armenia April…

China welcomes joint statement by two Koreas

China welcomes joint statement by two Koreas

BEIJING (Reuters) – China welcomed on Friday a joint statement by North and South Korea after their leaders pledged to work for the complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and declare an official end to the 1950-53 Korean War. China hoped all…

Armenian foreign minister meets Russian counterpart for talks: Russia

Armenian foreign minister meets Russian counterpart for talks: Russia

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov held talks in Moscow on Thursday with his Armenian counterpart Eduard Nalbandian, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told reporters. Armenia is a close Russian ally and a political crisis there has seen tens…