Turkey ends military operation inside northern Syria

30.03.2017 [13:23]
Turkey on Wednesday (Mar 29) announced its military campaign inside northern Syria was over, without specifying whether it will pull its troops out from the neighboring country, according to Channel News Asia ...

Gazprom opens Istanbul office to carry out TurkStream project

30.03.2017 [11:48]
Gazprom Chairman Alexey Miller said they opened a branch of the South Stream Transport BV in Istanbul for the realization of the TurkStream natural gas pipeline project, according to Daily Sabah. Noting that the said branch was opened to realize the ...

Former Romanian tourism minister sentenced to six years in jail

29.03.2017 [20:41]
Former Romanian tourism minister Elena Udrea, known as the protégé of former President Traian Basescu, was sentenced to six years in jail, no parole, for bribery and abuse of office in a case related to the illegal financing by the Tourism Ministry of a boxing gala in 2011. The High Court’s decision is not final and Udrea ...

Arab League summit opens in Jordan

29.03.2017 [15:04]
The annual Arab League summit kicked off on Wednesday in the Dead Sea in Jordan, Anadolu Agency reports. The one-day summit is attended by 18 Arab leaders, while King Mohamed VI of Morocco has failed to show up for unannounced ...

Putin beefs up number of troops in military to nearly 2 mln

29.03.2017 [14:51]
Russian President Vladimir Putin has set the organic strength of the country’s Armed Forces at 1.897 million, with the number of servicemen increasing by 13,630, according to the presidential decree posted on the government’s legal information web portal on Wednesday, according to TASS ...

Missing man found dead in belly of 7m-long python in Indonesia

29.03.2017 [11:59]
A man missing since Sunday (March 26) in Indonesia has been found dead inside the belly of a 7m-long python, according to Straits Times. Akbar Salubiro, 25, had not been seen since setting off to harvest palm oil in a remote village on the island ...

Putin-Rouhani meeting round-up

28.03.2017 [21:41]
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...