Mass graves of civilians found in Kirkuk

Monday, 13 November 2017 03:33 Written by

Mass graves containing the remains of civilians executed by ISIS have been found in the disputed Iraqi province of Kirkuk, Iraqi authorities told reporters on Saturday.

Iran has rejected French President Emmanuel Macron's call for talks on Tehran's ballistic missiles programme, saying the nuclear deal it signed with world powers in 2015 was "not negotiable".

 Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday stressed importance of win-win cooperation and called for properly managing differences while handling bilateral ties during meetings with world leaders on the sidelines of the 25th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders' Meeting.

Xi said healthy and stable development of relations between China and its neighboring countries will bring peace and stability to the region and the world at large.

US President Donald Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin have agreed to fight so-called Islamic State (IS) in Syria until its defeat, the Kremlin says.

 The United States' Congress has authorised to reimburse up to USD 700 million in Coalition Support Fund (CSF) for activities carried out in support of the U.S. operations in Afghanistan.

TPP trade deal advances without United States

Sunday, 12 November 2017 03:28 Written by

Members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) have agreed to remain committed to the sweeping free trade agreement, whose fate was in doubt after the US withdrew earlier this year.

A prolonged Saudi-led block on humanitarian aid and vital imports into Yemen could trigger widespread famine and bring millions of people closer to “starvation and death,” the United Nations and more than 20 aid organizations warned this week.

President Donald Trump warned North Korea on Tuesday the United States was prepared to use the full range of its military power if needed to defend itself and its allies during a visit to South Korea that took him to heart of the nuclear standoff with Pyongyang.

The UN Security Council has called on Myanmar to rein in its military campaign in Rakhine state and allow hundreds of thousands of Muslim Rohingya driven from their homes to return.

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince said Iran’s supply of rockets to militias in Yemen is an act of “direct military aggression” that could be an act of war, state media reported on Tuesday, remarks reflecting sharply heightened strains between Riyadh and Tehran.