Syria denies chemical attack, says ‘politicized’ by US, allies

Syria's permanent representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, Ambassador Milad Atiyeh speaks during a press conference in Damascus, Syria on Feb 2, 2023. (PHOTO / AP) DAMASCUS – Syria on Thursday rejected a recent report by an intergovernmental chemical watchdog that accuses the Syrian forces of a chemical attack near Damascus […]

Türkiye summons nine Western ambassadors over security alerts

People buy food sold at low prices by the Ankara Metropolitan Municipality, in Ankara, on Feb 2, 2023. (PHOTO / AFP) ANKARA – Türkiye summoned ambassadors of nine Western countries including the United States and Sweden on Thursday to criticize their decisions to temporarily shut diplomatic missions and issue security alerts following Koran-burning incidents in […]

Syria denies chemical attack as ‘politicized’ by US, West allies

Syria's permanent representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, Ambassador Milad Atiyeh speaks during a press conference in Damascus, Syria on Feb 2, 2023. (PHOTO / AP) DAMASCUS – Syria on Thursday rejected a recent report by an intergovernmental chemical watchdog that accuses the Syrian forces of a chemical attack near Damascus […]

Türkiye says Norway banned Quran-burning protest after warning

In this Feb 1, 2023 photo, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu speaks during a joint news conference with Estonia's Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu during their meeting in Tallinn, Estonia. Norway reversed its permission for a protest involving Quran burning after a warning from Türkiye, Cavusoglu said on Feb 2, 2023. (PHOTO / AP) ANKARA – […]

Iran: IAEA’s ‘undeclared change’ claim based on ‘mistaken’ report

This file photo dated April 10, 2021 that was provided by the Iranian presidential office, the head of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI) spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi listens as the country's president (not pictured) delivers a speech on Iran's National Nuclear Technology Day, in the capital Tehran. Kamalvandi said in Tehran on Feb 2, […]

Iran’s SCO membership law sent to president for final approval

In this handout photo released by Foreign Ministry of Uzbekistan, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev (right) and President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ebrahim Raisi hold signed documents during their meeting at the Samarkand Congress Center on the eve of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Samarkand, Uzbekistan on Sept […]

Israel’s Netanyahu warned to stay out of push for judicial changes

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a joint press conference with US Secretary of State (not in image) , on Jan 30, 2023 in Jerusalem. (PHOTO / AFP) JERUSALEM – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu must stay out of his government's push to overhaul the Israeli judicial system, the country's attorney-general said on Thursday. Netanyahu […]

Iran’s SCO membership law submitted to president for final approval

In this handout photo released by Foreign Ministry of Uzbekistan, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev (right) and President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ebrahim Raisi hold signed documents during their meeting at the Samarkand Congress Center on the eve of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Samarkand, Uzbekistan on Sept […]