International

Around 190 undocumented migrants captured in Turkey’s west

At least 186 undocumented migrants were held in western Turkey, Hurriyet Daily News reports, citing security sources.

Australia, Netherlands accuse Russia of downing MH17

Australia and the Netherlands hold Russia responsible for the downing of flight MH17 Ukraine in July 2014, Government on Netherlands said in a statement on Friday.

15 injured after IED explodes in Canada restaurant

Several people are being treated for injuries after two suspects detonated an improvised explosive device inside a restaurant near Toronto, Canada, CNBC reported.

North Korea says still open to talks after Trump-Kim summit canceled

North Korea responded on Friday with measured tones to U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to call off a historic summit with leader Kim Jong Un scheduled for next month, saying Pyongyang hoped for a “Trump formula” to resolve the standoff over its nuclear weapons program.

Putin says failure to save Iran deal would have lamentable consequences

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia appreciated efforts by Europe to save the Iran nuclear deal despite the withdrawal of the United States and warned of “lamentable consequences” if it was not preserved, Reuters reported.

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was shot down by Russian forces, investigators confirm

Prosecutors investigating the downing of flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014 said on Thursday they had identified the missile used to shoot down the plane as coming from Russia’s armed forces.

Ukrainian, Turkish Presidents discuss free trade agreement over phone

Presidents of Ukraine and Turkey Petro Poroshenko and Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed acceleration of talks over a free trade agreement between the two countries during a telephone conversation, the Ukrainian President said on Twitter, RIA Novosti reported.

Two die, 18 injured in train accident in Italy

Two people died and 18 were injured when a regional train crashed into a truck in the northern Italian region of Piedmont, emergency services said on Thursday, Reuters reports.

Syrian state media says U.S. struck army base, U.S. denies

Syrian state media and a military media unit run by Lebanon’s Hezbollah group said early on Thursday that the U.S.-led coalition targeted Syrian army positions in Syria’s desert, but U.S. military officials denied any knowledge of the strikes.

At least four killed, 15 wounded in Baghdad bomb blast

At least four people were killed and 15 wounded in a suicide attack in Iraq’s capital Baghdad on Thursday, a military spokesman told Reuters.

Iran lists demands to European powers for keeping nuclear deal

Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has set out several conditions for staying in the nuclear deal with world powers, BBC reports.

Trump: Fate of Korea summit will be known next week

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would know next week whether his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would take place on June 12 in Singapore as scheduled, casting further doubt on plans for the unprecedented meeting, Reuters reported.

MEPs frustrated over Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony in European Parliament

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has apologised to EU lawmakers for the company's role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal and for allowing fake news to proliferate on its platform, BBC reports.

Israel says hit Hamas targets in northern Gaza

The Israeli military say they’ve hit Hamas targets overnight May 23 in Gaza.

Venezuelan president expels top US diplomat

Venezuela’s president Nicolás Maduro has said he will expel the top US diplomat to the country for allegedly conspiring against his government, The Guardian reported.

Russia shoots down 'unidentified drone' near air base in Syria

Russia’s military said on Monday it had shot down an unidentified drone that came close to its Syrian air base at Hmeimim, RIA news agency said, citing the Russian Defence Ministry.

'World no longer accepts US deciding for them', Iran's Rouhani says

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani dismissed threats made by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday, saying the rest of the world no longer accepts Washington making decisions on their behalf, France 24 reports.

Georgian PM, US Assistant Secretary of State discuss bilateral relations

Georgia’s Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili and Wess Mitchell, US Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, discussed the bilateral cooperation, the situation in the region and the commercial ties during the meeting in Washington D.C., the Georgian government said, RIA Novosti reports.

Man arrested for breaking into Armenian church in US

A 20-year-old man is in custody after an Armenian church in the US state of Massachusetts Chelmsford was broken into.

U.S. toughens stance on Iran, lists sweeping demands

The United States on Monday demanded Iran make sweeping changes — from dropping its nuclear program to pulling out of the Syrian civil war — or face severe economic sanctions as the Trump administration hardened its approach to Tehran, Reuters reports.