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Kremlin says allegation it killed Russian journalist ‘anti-Russian smear‘

Kremlin says allegation it killed Russian journalist ‘anti-Russian smear‘

MOSCOW – The Kremlin on Wednesday described an allegation by Ukraine that it was behind the murder of a dissident Russian journalist in Kiev as an anti-Russian smear and demanded that Ukraine conduct a genuine investigation into the killing. Arkady Babchenko, a critic of President Vladimir Putin, was shot dead on Tuesday in the Ukrainian capital, where he lived in […]

Report: Turkey, U.S. reach plan for withdrawal of YPG militia from Syria‘s Manbij

Report: Turkey, U.S. reach plan for withdrawal of YPG militia from Syria‘s Manbij

ANKARA – Turkey and the United States have reached an agreement on a plan for the withdrawal of the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia from Syria‘s Manbij, Turkey‘s state-run Anadolu news agency said on Wednesday. Under the terms of the three-step plan, which will become finalized during a visit by Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu to Washington on June 4, the YPG […]

U.S. issues fresh Iran sanctions, targets Evin prison

U.S. issues fresh Iran sanctions, targets Evin prison

WASHINGTON – The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on six Iranians and three Iran-based entities, including Tehran‘s Evin prison. The sanctions, announced by the US Treasury on its website, also targeted the group Ansar-e Hezbollah and the Hanista Programing Group.

IDF Home front command to south residents: We‘re going back to normal

IDF Home front command to south residents: We‘re going back to normal

The IDF Home Front Command instructed the residents of the south to go back to normal starting 6 p.m. after security precautions were imposed following a barrage of rocket fire from Gaza Tuesday, according to a IDF statement Wednesday evening. This canceled previous instructions prohibiting gathering of over 500 people in open spaces and of 1000 people in closed venues, […]

MK implores Gaza strategy after more than 100 rockets launched towards Israel

MK implores Gaza strategy after more than 100 rockets launched towards Israel

"What is the strategy for Gaza?" asked MK Haim Jelin (Yesh Atid) during a live interview for Channel 2 news the morning after a full day and night of rockets and mortars launched from the coastal enclave towards southern Israel. "In what direction are we leading this operation?" "It is intolerable that Hamas and Islamic Jihad dictate (Israeli) policy," said […]

Russia‘s Lavrov to visit North Korea on Thursday

Russia‘s Lavrov to visit North Korea on Thursday

MOSCOW – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will visit North Korea on May 31 and hold talks with his counterpart about the situation on the Korean peninsula, the Russian foreign ministry said on Wednesday. Washington and Pyongyang are preparing to hold a possible summit next month between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore.

Turkey says to go elsewhere if U.S. won‘t sell it F-35 jets

Turkey says to go elsewhere if U.S. won‘t sell it F-35 jets

ANKARA – Turkey will meet its needs elsewhere if the United States does not allow it to procure Lockheed Martin‘s F-35 jets, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was quoted as saying by broadcaster CNN Turk on Wednesday. Speaking to reporters on a return flight from a visit to Germany, Cavusoglu also said that Turkey‘s ambassador to Washington, who had been recalled […]