Secretary General says SCO mourns Vitaly Churkin’s death

Secretary General says SCO mourns Vitaly Churkin’s death

🕔12:38, 22.Feb 2017

DUSHANBE, 22.02.2017. /NIAT “Khovar”/. Russian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin’s death is a great, irreparable loss to the Russian and global diplomacy, Secretary General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Rashid Alimov said in a message to

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Trump says saddened to learn of death of Russia’s Permanent Representative to UN Churkin

Trump says saddened to learn of death of Russia’s Permanent Representative to UN Churkin

🕔10:35, 22.Feb 2017

DUSHANBE, 22.02.2017. /NIAT “Khovar”/. President of the United States Donald J. Trump was saddened to learn of the unexpected death of Russia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, according to the White House press service. “An accomplished diplomat,

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Iraqi forces close to international airport in western Mosul

Iraqi forces close to international airport in western Mosul

🕔17:37, 21.Feb 2017

DUSHANBE, 21.02.2017. /NIAT “Khovar”/. Iraqi security forces reached the vicinity of the international airport in western Mosul on Monday, as the troops are pushing closer to the city in a new phase of offensive to drive out Islamic State (IS,

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Nineteen IS militants killed in eastern Afghanistan

Nineteen IS militants killed in eastern Afghanistan

🕔17:14, 21.Feb 2017

DUSHANBE, 21.02.2017. /NIAT “Khovar”/. About 19 militants of the Islamic State (IS, banned in Tajikistan) group were killed and two others wounded after security forces struck their positions in eastern province of Nangarhar, Xinhua reports citing local authorities. In an

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President of Azerbaijan appoints his wife as first vice-president

President of Azerbaijan appoints his wife as first vice-president

🕔16:15, 21.Feb 2017

DUSHANBE, 21.02.2017. / NIAT “Khovar”/. Azerbaijan’s first lady Mehriban Aliyeva has been appointed as the country’s first vice president. Azeri president Ilham Aliyev signed the relevant decree on Tuesday. “Based on Article 1031.1 of the Constitution of Azerbaijan, I appoint

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President Trump named Gen. Herbert McMaster as new national security adviser

President Trump named Gen. Herbert McMaster as new national security adviser

🕔13:14, 21.Feb 2017

DUSHANBE, 21.02.2017. /NIAT “Khovar”/. U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday named Lieutenant General Herbert McMaster as his new national security adviser. “He is a man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience…he is respected by everybody in the military, we are

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Russian ambassador to UN Vitaly Churkin dies in New York

Russian ambassador to UN Vitaly Churkin dies in New York

🕔11:21, 21.Feb 2017

DUSHANBE, 21.02.2017. /NIAT “Khovar”/. The Russian Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Vitaly Churkin suddenly died on Monday in New York, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement. “The Russian Foreign Ministry is saddened to announce the death of

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Five people killed in plane crash in Australia

Five people killed in plane crash in Australia

🕔10:04, 21.Feb 2017

DUSHANBE, 21.02.2017. /NIAT “Khovar”/. A small turbo prop plane Beechcraft King Air 200 crashed early on Tuesday near the Essendon airport in the suburb of the Australian city of Melbourne. The plane fell on the DFO shopping center, broke through

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U.S. defense chief James Mattis visits Baghdad on official visit

U.S. defense chief James Mattis visits Baghdad on official visit

🕔16:53, 20.Feb 2017

DUSHANBE, 20.02.2017. /NIAT “Khovar”/. The U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis has on Monday arrived in Baghdad on an official visit, Xinhua news agency reports citing the Iraqi state television. According to Iraqi television, Mattis’ visit came at a time when

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Iraqi forces launched new push against IS to retake western Mosul

Iraqi forces launched new push against IS to retake western Mosul

🕔15:04, 20.Feb 2017

DUSHANBE, 20.02.2017. /NIAT “Khovar”/. Iraqi security forces on Sunday announced the commencement of a new phase of offensive to drive out the extremist militants of Islamic State (IS, banned in Tajikistan) group from its major stronghold in the western side

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Car bomb in SE Turkey kills child, wounds 15

Car bomb in SE Turkey kills child, wounds 15

🕔11:47, 18.Feb 2017

DUSHANBE, 18.02.2017. /NIAT “Khovar”/. A three-year-old boy has been killed and at least 15 people injured in a car bomb attack in south-eastern Turkey, the Independent reports. The bomb exploded near the homes of judges and prosecutors in the town

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UN condemns recent terrorist attacks in Iraq

UN condemns recent terrorist attacks in Iraq

🕔11:12, 18.Feb 2017

DUSHANBE, 18.02.2017. /NIAT “Khovar”/. The United Nations on Friday condemned recent terrorist attacks in Iraq’s capital Baghdad, calling them as “atrocious crimes.” According to Xinhua news agency, on Thursday, a car bomb attack rocked a crowded commercial area in southwestern

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Afghan army killed 34 IS militants following post attack which killed 17 soldiers

Afghan army killed 34 IS militants following post attack which killed 17 soldiers

🕔10:25, 18.Feb 2017

DUSHANBE, 18.02.2017. /NIAT “Khovar”/. Some 34 militants of Islamic State (IS, banned in Tajikistan) were killed after Afghan army struck their positions in the country’s eastern province of Nangarhar, Xinhua reports citing provincial government spokesman on Saturday. “Over the past

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UN condemns deadly terrorist attack at Pakistan shrine

UN condemns deadly terrorist attack at Pakistan shrine

🕔11:03, 17.Feb 2017

DUSHANBE, 17.02.2017. /NIAT “Khovar”/. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday condemned the terrorist attack on worshippers at a shrine in Sehwan town of Pakistan’s south Sindh Province. Earlier Thursday, a deadly suicide blast hit the shrine, killing at least 72

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Turkish army reports on killing 15 IS militants in northern Syria

Turkish army reports on killing 15 IS militants in northern Syria

🕔16:40, 16.Feb 2017

DUSHANBE, 16.02.2017. /NIAT “Khovar”/. At least 15 Islamic State (IS, banned in Tajikistan) terrorists were killed in northern Syria in the last 24 hours, the Turkish General Staff said on Thursday. The army shelled 258 targets including shelters, possible defense

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FMs to gather in Germany for G20 summit

FMs to gather in Germany for G20 summit

🕔11:57, 16.Feb 2017

DUSHANBE, 16.02.2017. /NIAT “Khovar”/. Top diplomats of the G20 members will gather on Thursday in Germany’s western city of Bonn, paving the way for the G20 Summit in July, Xinhua reports citing media on Wednesday. According to the official agenda,

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16 IS militants killed in eastern Afghanistan

16 IS militants killed in eastern Afghanistan

🕔20:11, 14.Feb 2017

DUSHANBE, 14.02.2017. /NIAT “Khovar”/. A total of 16 militants loyal to Islamic State (IS) have been killed and two others injured in the eastern Nangarhar province over the past 24 hours, Xinhua news agency reports on Tuesday citing a spokesman for

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Intra-Syrian talks in Geneva scheduled for February 23 — UN

Intra-Syrian talks in Geneva scheduled for February 23 — UN

🕔12:21, 14.Feb 2017

DUSHANBE, 14.02.2017. /NIAT “Khovar”/. The formal start of intra-Syrian negotiations in Geneva is scheduled for February 23, TASS reports on Monday citing Yara Sharif, a spokesperson for the Office of the Special Envoy for Syria. “It is expected that delegations

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Frank-Walter Steinmeier elected as new German president

Frank-Walter Steinmeier elected as new German president

🕔14:50, 13.Feb 2017

DUSHANBE, 13.02.2017. /NIAT “Khovar”/. German Federal Assembly on Sunday elected former foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier as German president, Xinhua news agency reports. Steinmeier won absolute majority with 931 of 1239 votes, far beyond the votes got by candidates from other

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Berdimuhamedov wins Turkmenistan presidential elections with 97.69%

Berdimuhamedov wins Turkmenistan presidential elections with 97.69%

🕔14:19, 13.Feb 2017

DUSHANBE, 13.02.2017. /NIAT “Khovar”/. Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, a candidate of the Democratic Party, is winning the presidential elections in Turkmenistan with 97.69% of the vote, according to the preliminary data of the Central Election Commission, TASS reports. More than 3.07 million

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