OBAMA URGES AFGHANISTAN PATIENCE

18.08.2009 [13:20]
US President Barack Obama has said there will be no quick or easy victory over the Taliban. But he told a meeting of veterans in Arizona the conflict in Afghanistan was a “war of necessity”, crucial in protecting Americans from terrorism ...

RUSSIAN JETS COLLIDE

17.08.2009 [13:15]
Two Russian fighter jets have collided while training for an air show near Moscow, killing one pilot and injuring at least five people on the ground. The dead pilot was named as Russian Knights` commander Igor Tkachenko, 45, a decorated air force colonel ...

DOZENS DIE IN KUWAIT WEDDING FIRE

17.08.2009 [12:17]
Forty-one women and 6 children have died after a fire broke out in a tent at a wedding near Kuwait City. Number of the injured reached 80. Guests were trampled in the stampede towards the only exit, as the tent was razed in just three ...

3 DIE, 70 WOUNDED IN BLAST NEAR NATO HQ IN KABUL

15.08.2009 [11:54]
A suicide car bomb exploded near the main gate of the NATO-led international military mission Saturday, killing three Afghans and wounding 70. The pinpoint attack penetrated a heavily ...

EARTHQUAKE ROCKS JAPAN AGAIN

13.08.2009 [18:38]
A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 6.9 has hit Japan. The quake`s epicenter is thought to have been in the Pacific Ocean`s eastern coast. No exact casualties were reported ...

GERMANY, FRANCE PULL OUT OF RECESSION

13.08.2009 [18:30]
Two of the European largest economies have reported a return to economic growth, surprising many economists and market-watchers and sparking hopes that the recession could be coming to an end. Both France and Germany saw a rise of 0.3 per ...

INGUSH MINISTER KILLED IN HIS OFFICE

12.08.2009 [14:16]
Ingush Minister of construction Ruslan Amerkhanov has been shot dead in his office, Russian news agencies report. Unknown gunmen entered his office and shot him dead. ...

U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE VISITING NIGERIA

12.08.2009 [11:59]
As a part of visit to Africa, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited Nigeria for bilateral talks with Nigerian President Umaru Yaradua, BBC reported. A competent source said the Niger Delta crisis is ...

GLR HEADS OF STATES GATHER IN LUSAKA FOR REGIONAL SECURITY ISSUES DISCUSSION

10.08.2009 [15:11]
Over 20 Heads of African States gathered today in Lusaka, Zambia to attend the third ordinary summit of the Great Lakes Region (GLR), BBC announced. Zambia’s special envoy to the Great Lakes Region Siteke Mwale said the summit`s ...

US PRESIDENT ARRIVES IN MEXICO

10.08.2009 [11:38]
US President Barack Obama arrived in Guadalajara, Mexico, the world news sources said. He will attend a 3-day summit with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mexico President Felipe Calderon. ...

RUSSIAN PREMIER ARRIVES IN ANKARA

06.08.2009 [16:26]
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has today arrived in Turkey for a working visit. He is expected to discuss with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan energy-related issues, construction of the first nuclear power plant in Turkey ...

EARTHQUAKE HITS OFF JAPAN`S SOUTHERN COAST

05.08.2009 [12:01]
A magnitude-6.5 earthquake hit off Japan`s southern coast on Wednesday. The quake hit off the coast of Miyakojima, a southern island near Okinawa, at a depth of 18.6 miles (30 kilometers). Miyakojima is located about 1,240 miles ...

UK ASSUMES UN SECURITY COUNCIL PRESIDENCY

04.08.2009 [14:06]
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland has assumed the rotating Presidency of the Security Council for the month of August. The Presidency rotates monthly in alphabetical order of the Security Council member nations` ...

UZBEKISTAN AGAINST NEW RUSSIAN MILITARY BASE IN KYRGYZSTAN

04.08.2009 [13:28]
Uzbekistan is against the deployment of a new Russian military base in southern Kyrgyzstan, the Uzbek Foreign Ministry said Monday. The Ministry said Russia`s plan to open a second military base in Kyrgyzstan would destabilize the wider Central Asian region ...

NATO`S NEW SECRETARY GENERAL TO VISIT TURKEY

03.08.2009 [14:07]
The new NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen is expected to pay an official visit to Turkey in upcoming days. “I plan pay my first official visit to Turkey in upcoming days and propose some ...

WOMAN HELD OVER SEX TRAFFIC

02.08.2009 [17:06]
A woman has been apprehended on suspicion of being involved in sex business, press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs said. The suspect, resident of Masally Mephara Azimova, is charged with luring young women ...

RUSSIA TO OPEN SECOND MILITARY BASE IN KYRGYZSTAN

02.08.2009 [17:06]
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and his Kyrgyz counterpart Kurmanbek Bakiev have agreed to establish a second Russian military base in Kyrgyzstan. The deal was signed by on the sidelines of an informal summit of the ...

EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT PRESIDENT ISSUES STATEMENT ON OUTCOME OF MOLDOVAN ELECTIONS

31.07.2009 [13:49]
President of the European Parliament Jerzy Buzek issued a statement on outcome of parliamentary elections in Moldova. The statement reads: “I would like to congratulate the people of Moldova for their numerous participation in the ...

FIRE BURNS AT BRYAN CHEMICAL PLANT

31.07.2009 [11:08]
A fire has happened at a chemical plant in the city of Bryan, Texas. A column of orange smoke could be seen rising from the plant. The town, 160km northwest of Houston, was evacuated in stages ...