German MPs approve partial burqa ban

German MPs approve partial burqa ban

🕔11:50, 28.Apr 2017

DUSHANBE, 28.04.2017. /NIAT “Khovar”/. German MPs in the lower house of parliament have approved a partial ban on the burqa, Euronews reports. The draft law stipulates that public servants will be forbidden from wearing the full-face veil while performing their

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Iraqi forces seized ancient site of Hatra city from IS

Iraqi forces seized ancient site of Hatra city from IS

🕔11:56, 27.Apr 2017

DUSHANBE, 27.04.2017. /NIAT “Khovar”/. Iraqi paramilitary units, known as Hashd Shaabi, on Wednesday retook control of ancient remains of the Hatra city in south of Iraq’s northern province of Nineveh after clashes with Islamic State (IS, banned in Tajikistan) militants,

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Russian diplomat believes US strikes on Syria make no military or political sense

Russian diplomat believes US strikes on Syria make no military or political sense

🕔11:20, 27.Apr 2017

DUSHANBE, 27.04.2017. /NIAT “Khovar”/. US strikes on the Syrian air base violated international law and made neither military nor political sense, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in an interview with Yahoo Global News. “That was something really unacceptable

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China launches second aircraft carrier

China launches second aircraft carrier

🕔10:45, 26.Apr 2017

DUSHANBE, 26.04.2017. /NIAT “Khovar”/. China launched its second aircraft carrier Wednesday morning in northeast China’s Dalian shipyard in Liaoning Province, Xinhua news agency reports. The new carrier, the first built in China, was transferred from a dry dock into the

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U.S. President Trump names new Secret Service chief

U.S. President Trump names new Secret Service chief

🕔10:28, 26.Apr 2017

DUSHANBE, 26.04.2017. /NIAT “Khovar”/. U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday named Randolph Alles as the new director of the Secret Service, Xinhua news agency reports citing the statement of the White House. “Mr. Alles currently serves as the acting Deputy

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Russian President Putin to hold talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on April 27

Russian President Putin to hold talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on April 27

🕔14:03, 25.Apr 2017

DUSHANBE, 25.04.2017. /NIAT “Khovar”/. Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on April 27. TASS reports citing the statement of the Kremlin press service. “The parties will discuss the implementation of the agreements reached

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Astana expert meeting on Syria to be held on May 2

Astana expert meeting on Syria to be held on May 2

🕔13:39, 25.Apr 2017

DUSHANBE, 25.04.2017. /NIAT “Khovar”/. Expert consultations on settling the situation in Syria are scheduled to be held in Kazakhstan’s capital of Astana on May 2, Kazakh First Deputy Foreign Minister Mukhtar Tleuberdi said on Tuesday. “The expert meeting is planned

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Macron wins 24.01% of votes in first round of French presidential polls

Macron wins 24.01% of votes in first round of French presidential polls

🕔09:47, 25.Apr 2017

DUSHANBE, 25.04.2017. /NIAT “Khovar”/. Emanuel Macron, the founder of the movement En Marche! (On the Move), has won in the first round of France’s presidential elections with 24.01% of the vote, France’s interior ministry said on Monday after counting 100%

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Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen to face each other in runoff

Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen to face each other in runoff

🕔12:05, 24.Apr 2017

DUSHANBE, 24.04.2017. /NIAT “Khovar”/. The founder of the “En Marche!” movement, former economic minister Emmanuel Macron, will face far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in the runoff of the French presidential vote on May 7, TASS News Agency reports. According to

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Death toll from St. Petersburg metro terrorist attack rises to 15

Death toll from St. Petersburg metro terrorist attack rises to 15

🕔16:39, 21.Apr 2017

DUSHANBE, 21.04.2017 /NIAT “Khovar”/. The death toll from the terrorist attack on the metro in the Russian city of St. Petersburg has risen to 15. TASS News Agency reports citing the city’s Deputy Governor Anna Mityanina. “A woman born in

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Iraqi forces free new neighborhood from IS militants in western Mosul

Iraqi forces free new neighborhood from IS militants in western Mosul

🕔15:52, 20.Apr 2017

DUSHANBE, 20.04.2017. /NIAT “Khovar”/. Iraqi security forces on Thursday retook control of a new neighborhood in the western side of Mosul after heavy clashes against the Islamic State (IS, banned in Tajikistan) militants, Xinhua news agency reports citing the Iraqi

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Putin and Erdogan emphasize need to strengthen Syrian ceasefire

Putin and Erdogan emphasize need to strengthen Syrian ceasefire

🕔11:01, 19.Apr 2017

DUSHANBE, 19.04.2017. /NIAT “Khovar”/. Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan have emphasized the need to strengthen the Syrian ceasefire during Tuesday’s telephone conversation, TASS reports citing the statement of the Kremlin press service. According to

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British PM calls snap election on June 8

British PM calls snap election on June 8

🕔16:09, 18.Apr 2017

DUSHANBE, 18.04.2017. /NIAT “Khovar”/. British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday called an early general election on June 8, nearly one month after she officially triggered the Brexit process, Xinhua news agency reports. The surprise move came as May made

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Turkey extends state of emergency for 3 more months

Turkey extends state of emergency for 3 more months

🕔11:42, 18.Apr 2017

DUSHANBE, 18.04.2017 /NIAT “Khovar”/. Turkey’s state of emergency will be extended by an additional three months, Xinhua news agency reports citing Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus. The state of emergency would be extended as of April. 19 for three more

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Russia-US-UN talks on Syria to take place in Geneva on April 24 — media

Russia-US-UN talks on Syria to take place in Geneva on April 24 — media

🕔15:55, 17.Apr 2017

DUSHANBE, 17.04.2017. /NIAT “Khovar”/. A trilateral meeting on Syria between Russia, the United States and the United Nations is scheduled to be held in Geneva on April 24, TASS reports on Monday citing diplomatic source. According to the source, Deputy

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UN chief Guterres condemns deadly terrorist attack on convoy in Syria

UN chief Guterres condemns deadly terrorist attack on convoy in Syria

🕔11:23, 17.Apr 2017

DUSHANBE, 17.04.2017. /NIAT “Khovar”/. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres condemned Saturday’s attack on a convoy of buses with evacuees in Syria, which left at least 70 people dead and about a hundred injured, TASS News Agency reported. “We condemn the

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Mexico: More than 20 killed in fuel tanker-bus crash

Mexico: More than 20 killed in fuel tanker-bus crash

🕔14:28, 14.Apr 2017

DUSHANBE, 14.04.2017. /NIAT “Khovar”/. At least 24 people were killed on Thursday in a crash involving a bus and a fuel tanker in southwest Mexico, Euro news reports. The tanker exploded after what has been described as a head-on collision

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EU foreign policy chief Mogherini to visit Russia on April 24

EU foreign policy chief Mogherini to visit Russia on April 24

🕔16:39, 12.Apr 2017

DUSHANBE, 12.04.2017. /NIAT “Khovar”/. The EU’s top diplomat, Federica Mogherini, will visit Russia on April 24 to hold talks with her Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, TASS reports citing the Russian Foreign Ministry on Wednesday. “The sides are planning to discuss

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UN reports 17,000 people displaced from Iraq’s Mosul over weekend

UN reports 17,000 people displaced from Iraq’s Mosul over weekend

🕔13:52, 11.Apr 2017

DUSHANBE, 11.04.2017. /NIAT “Khovar”/. The displacement from Iraq’s west Mosul continues to surge with some 17,000 people having fled the area over the weekend, said a UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric on Monday. According to him, over 280,000 people have been

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G-7 ministers conclude Rome energy summit without statement on climate change after U.S. opposition

G-7 ministers conclude Rome energy summit without statement on climate change after U.S. opposition

🕔13:39, 11.Apr 2017

DUSHANBE, 11.04.2017. /NIAT “Khovar”/. Leaders from the Group of Seven countries concluded two days of energy-related talks in the Italian capital Monday without reaching consensus on a joint statement on climate change, due mostly to opposition from the United States,

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