Putin-Rouhani meeting round-up
Russian leader Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani made a joint statement after their meeting in the Kremlin on March 28, according to TASS. Putin and Rouhani described in positive terms cooperation within the framework of the Joint Plan, "in particular, the signing of the contract ...
Grenade blast kills four in S. Philippines

Grenade blast kills four in S. Philippines

26.03.2017 [17:08]
At least four people have been killed and 23 others injured in a grenade explosion in Jolo, the largest of the Sulu islands in southern Philippines, the Philippine military said Sunday, Xinhua reports. Col. Cirilito Sobejana, the commanded of Joint Task Force Sulu, said a suspect ...
68 violators detained during riots in Bishkek

68 violators detained during riots in Bishkek

26.03.2017 [12:37]
The police detained 68 supporters of Sadyr Zhaparov, who rallied in front of the building of the State Committee for National Security (GKNB) of the Kyrgyz Republic for an attack on law enforcement officers, a violation of public order, Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs Almaz Orozaliyev ...
Three injured and two arrested after car ploughs into pedestrians on busy London street

Three injured and two arrested after car ploughs into pedestrians on busy London street

26.03.2017 [09:58]
Three people have been injured after a car ploughed into pedestrians on a busy London street, according to Mirror. Emergency services were called to the incident outside the Old Queen's Head pub on Essex Road in Islington at 10.55pm on Saturday night ...
IGCF 2017 concludes in Sharjah on high note with issue of recommendations to support achievement of UN Sustainable Development Goals

IGCF 2017 concludes in Sharjah on high note with issue of recommendations to support achievement of UN Sustainable Development Goals

25.03.2017 [13:27]
The sixth edition of the International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2017) themed ‘Societal Participation…Comprehensive Development’, held under the patronage of Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member ...
Former Egyptian President Mubarak released

Former Egyptian President Mubarak released

25.03.2017 [10:20]
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has left the military hospital in Cairo, the Al-Youm Al-Sabea newspaper reported, according to TASS. Mubarak finally gained freedom after the country’s Prosecutor General’s Office approved his release over the acquittal by the Court ...
Thomson Reuters hosts intensive workshop for young journalists as part of IGCF 2017 in Sharjah

Thomson Reuters hosts intensive workshop for young journalists as part of IGCF 2017 in Sharjah

24.03.2017 [13:14]
The Thomson Reuters Foundation is facilitating a two-day workshop aimed at improving journalists’ skills on the sidelines of the sixth edition of the International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2017), currently underway at Expo Centre Sharjah ...
Group of militants killed in attempted attack on National Guard in Chechnya

Group of militants killed in attempted attack on National Guard in Chechnya

24.03.2017 [12:08]
All members of an armed gang who attacked a unit of Russia’s National Guard in Chechnya have been killed, TASS reports citing the Russian National Anti-Terrorism Committee (NAC) ...
Eiffel Tower goes dark in solidarity with London

Eiffel Tower goes dark in solidarity with London

23.03.2017 [13:48]
The Eiffel Tower turned off its lights at midnight in a solemn tribute to victims of Wednesday’s London terror attacks, according to The Huffington Post. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo announced Wednesday evening local time that the city’s most famous landmark would go dark in ...
Three dead, twenty injured in London attack — police

Three dead, twenty injured in London attack — police

22.03.2017 [23:23]
Wednesday's terrorist act near Westminster Palace in London took away the lives of three people and left no less than twenty other wounded, Mark Rowley, the Assistant Commissioner for Specialist Operations in the Metropolitan Police Service told a news briefing ...
Terror attack at UK Parliament

Terror attack at UK Parliament

22.03.2017 [20:35]
A woman has died on Westminster Bridge in central London in what police are treating as a terrorist incident, the BBC reports. A police officer was also stabbed in the nearby Houses of Parliament by an attacker, who was shot by police ...
North Korea fails in attempted missile launch

North Korea fails in attempted missile launch

22.03.2017 [14:10]
North Korea attempted to launch a missile on Wednesday morning but failed, according to authorities in several countries including South Korea and the United States, Kyodo News reports ...

IGCF 2017: Government Communication in UAE and GCC region helps bring about positive change

22.03.2017 [11:54]
The importance of government communication in achieving the United Nations’ sustainable development goals (SDGs) in the GCC region was the main theme of a top panel at the first session of the sixth International Government Communication Forum ...
French interior minister quits over jobs for daughters

French interior minister quits over jobs for daughters

22.03.2017 [11:42]
Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux resigned on Tuesday amid a probe into media claims that he employed his two teenage daughters as parliamentary aides, according to Anadolu Agency. Le Roux “presented his resignation in order to provide all the details necessary for the establishment of the truth, in the framework ...
'More than 20 killed' in attack on community in central Nigeria

'More than 20 killed' in attack on community in central Nigeria

22.03.2017 [11:07]
More than 20 people have been killed in an attack on a community in Benue state in central Nigeria, according to local leaders, AP reports. Officials said at least 17 were killed in the assault on Zaki Biam by unidentified gunmen, while community leader Iverem Peters ...
Key al Qaeda terrorist killed in US drone strike

Key al Qaeda terrorist killed in US drone strike

21.03.2017 [11:10]
A top terrorist accused of masterminding some brazen attacks – including the ones on the GHQ and Sri Lankan cricket team – was killed in a US drone strike in southern Afghanistan, according to Pakistan-based The Express Tribune. ...
Japan’s Defense Minister expressed his protest against the deployment of troops in the Kuril Islands

Japan’s Defense Minister expressed his protest against the deployment of troops in the Kuril Islands

20.03.2017 [14:22]
The Minister of defense of Japan Tomomi Inada protested against the deployment of Russian divisions on the southern Kuril Islands and the stationing there of rockets of a class “earth — ship”. According to the news Agency Kyodo, she said this at a bilateral meeting in Tokyo with defense Minister Sergei Shoigu ...
Japan’s Abe and Germany’s Merkel talk up free trade, urge ‘sluggish’ EU to sign key deal

Japan’s Abe and Germany’s Merkel talk up free trade, urge ‘sluggish’ EU to sign key deal

20.03.2017 [11:12]
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday urged the European Union (EU) to finally sign a free trade deal with Japan following nearly four years of negotiations. According to CNBC, both leaders touted the benefits of free trade ...
Turkey marks 102nd anniversary of Gallipoli victory

Turkey marks 102nd anniversary of Gallipoli victory

19.03.2017 [11:16]
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan attended the Çanakkale Victory Day celebrations in Gallipoli, Turkey, according to Yeni Safak. "The Turkish people are willing to sacrifice everything in the name of their homeland ...