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France to deploy aircraft carrier to Middle East

Nuclear aircraft carrier to be sent to the region to back French military operations, says Emmanuel Macron. France will deploy its Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier to the Middle East to back its military operations in the region, President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday. JOINT

Ukrainian, Iranian officials discuss plane crush over phone

On Jan. 8, all 167 passengers and nine crew members died when the plane was brought down by Iranian missiles, shortly after takeoff from an airport in Tehran. Ukrainian and Iranian foreign ministers on Thursday spoke over the phone and discussed the Jan. 8

Foreign Ministry slams E. Mediterranean Gas Forum

Such organizations that were established in opposition to Turkey and Cyprus will not contribute to peace and cooperation in the region, Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman said. The Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum, in which Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) have been

US crude oil production breaks new record high

Crude output reaches an all-time high of 13 million barrels a day. Crude oil production in the U.S. reached a new record high of 13 million barrels per day (bpd) as at the week ending Jan. 10, according to data released by the Energy

Rouhani urges EU not taking any wrong steps

Iranian President asserted that the US and Europeans should come back to compliance with the nuclear deal. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday warned the U.S. and Europe against taking a “wrong” step in response to Iran’s decision not to abide by the nuclear deal, according

Israel begins exporting natural gas to Egypt

Egypt is the first Arab country to establish diplomatic relations with Israel in 1979. Israel has started exporting natural gas to its southern neighbor Egypt, the Egyptian Energy Ministry announced on Wednesday. “IMPORTANT DEVELOPMENT FOR BOTH SIDES” In a statement, the ministry said the

Rocket attack hits Iraq military base

Al-Taji military airbase houses joint forces including Iraqi and American soldiers. An Iraqi military base which houses US forces was targeted by a rocket attack on Tuesday, an Iraqi army officer said. NO CASUALTIES REPORTED Al-Taji military airbase located 85 kilometers (some 53 miles)

Trump’s impeachment trial expected to begin Jan. 21

US Senate is likely to begin the impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump on 21 January, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday. The impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump will likely begin Jan. 21, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday.

Haftar launches airstrike near Tripoli

Following talks in Moscow, the head of the GNA signed a ceasefire deal late Monday, but Haftar left for Libya early Tuesday without signing it after asking for more time to consider it. Forces loyal to renegade commander Khalifa Haftar launched missile strikes to

German FM warns Iraq over Daesh threat

The top German minister Heiko Maas also reiterated the right of the Iranian people to express their opinions in peaceful means. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas warned Monday that Daesh/ISIS terror group may return to Iraq in case of the withdrawal of coalition forces