Amnesty International intersects civil society meetings for the G20 summit in Saudi Arabia

13 Jan

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) Three prominent international human rights organizations, including “Amnesty International”, announced on Monday that they are boycotting the meetings of the G20 forum for global civil society hosted by Saudi Arabia this year. Amnesty International, Transparency International and CIVICUS said in a joint statement today that these meetings are “a farce by …

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Afghan Presidency: A ceasefire is our condition for the resumption of peace talks with the Taliban

13 Jan

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) The Afghan presidential spokesman, Siddiq Siddiqui, has demanded the Taliban cease-fire to resume stalled peace talks. My friend revealed on social media, Monday, that the Afghan government not only demanded the Taliban reduce the level of violence, but the ceasefire in the full sense. The spokesman stressed that the ceasefire is …

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70 killed in clashes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

13 Jan

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) The Democratic Republic of the Congo Army announced that 70 soldiers and gunmen were killed during violent clashes with armed men in the east of the country. Mac Hazuki, a military spokesman, said in press statements on Monday night that the clashes had killed 30 soldiers, along with 40 militants. “The …

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Discovering how metformin works to reduce weight (study)

13 Jan

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) A recent British study revealed the molecular mechanisms behind the success of a drug widely used to treat diabetes in an amazing way to reduce weight. The study was conducted by researchers at the University of Cambridge, and published their results, in the latest issue of the scientific journal (Nature). The …

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Iran announces identification of 50 victims of the crashed Ukrainian plane

13 Jan

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) The head of the Iranian Forensic Foundation, Abbas Masjedi, said that his organization has identified the identities of 50 people who were victims of the stricken Ukrainian plane that was shot down by an Iranian air defense system. This came at a press conference held by my mosque in the capital, …

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Israel threatens to kill Nasrallah

13 Jan

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) – The Israeli foreign minister, Yisrael Katz, has threatened to liquidate the Secretary-General of the Lebanese Hezbollah organization, Hassan Nasrallah. And Katz wrote in an Arabic tweet on his account on Twitter, Monday, saying, “Nasrallah does not stop attacking Netanyahu and threatening Israel, as his ordeal worsens, his arrogance increases, for …

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Two American soldiers died in Germany in mysterious circumstances

13 Jan

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) The American forces operating in Germany announced the death of two of their soldiers, at a military base, under mysterious circumstances. The website of the Spandaghlim air base, on Monday, stated that the two soldiers, two dead bodies, were found in the dormitory last Thursday. The website indicated that the cause …

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Washington is sending new reinforcements to its military bases in eastern Syria

13 Jan

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) United States continues to send military and logistical reinforcements to its bases in eastern Syria, according to local sources. The sources said to Anadolu Agency, Monday, that “an American convoy of 140 trucks entered, on Sunday evening, through the (Al-Walid) border crossing with Iraq, and headed to the American bases south …

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Erdogan: We hope that the Moscow talks will yield positive results

13 Jan

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has expressed his hopes that the Moscow talks on Libya will yield positive results, stressing that they will pave the ground for the Berlin track. This came at a press conference, on Monday, with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte in the capital, Ankara. Erdogan said: “I …

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UN: Moscow talks on Libya a step to make the Berlin conference a success

13 Jan

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) The United Nations considered Monday that the Moscow talks and the ceasefire in Libya represented a positive step towards the success of the Berlin International Conference next Sunday. On the Turkish-Russian initiative, Sunday a ceasefire began between the internationally recognized Libyan National Accord government and the forces of retired Major General …

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6 people died due to snowfall in western Afghanistan

13 Jan

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) On Monday, 6 people were killed as a result of an avalanche of a house in Herat Province, western Afghanistan. State spokesperson Gilani Farhad told reporters that the snow that had fallen for days had negatively affected the lives of citizens. Farhad said that they could not reach some areas of …

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Britain warns Iran of political and economic “isolation”

13 Jan

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) British Foreign Secretary, Rob Macaire, warned the Iranian regime from sliding into “more” political and economic “isolation, against the backdrop of the arrest of his ambassador to Tehran Rob Macaire hours before releasing him. This came in statements made by the Minister before the House of Commons British (Parliament), Monday, according …

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Russian agency: Al-Sarraj and Haftar did not meet officially in Moscow

13 Jan

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) Russian media reported, on Monday evening, that the Libyan Prime Minister, Al-Wefaq Al-Sarraj, and retired Major General Khalifa Haftar did not meet in the capital, Moscow, where he was conducting indirect talks sponsored by Russia and Turkey. The Interfax news agency quoted a Russian source involved in the talks as saying …

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Iran threatens to take further action against the British ambassador

13 Jan

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) Iran has threatened to take further measures if British Ambassador Rob MacAir continues to participate in anti-regime protests against the backdrop of the downing of a Ukrainian passenger plane, and will not be satisfied with summoning him to the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. And the Iranian Foreign Ministry …

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Palestinian detainee suspends a hunger strike that lasted 113 days

13 Jan

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) On Monday, a Palestinian detainee suspended his hunger strike in Israeli prisons, after reaching an agreement to end his administrative detention. Zahran Zahran said to Anatolia that his brother, “the captive Ahmed Zahran (42 years), suspended his open hunger strike that lasted for 113 days.” He explained that this step came …

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US Justice announced the deportation of 21 Saudi military students

13 Jan

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) The US Attorney General and Attorney General William Barr announced, on Monday, the deportation of 21 Saudi military students, against the background of the shooting incident at a military base in Florida, describing it as a “terrorist act.” This came during a press conference, to announce the results of the investigation …

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Germany, two World War II bombs deactivated

13 Jan

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) Two World War II-era bombs were successfully deactivated in Dortmund, Germany. Dortmund municipality has announced that US and British bombs weighing 250 kilograms were deactivated after more than 14,000 people were evacuated from the surrounding area. As a precaution, authorities also evacuated schools and hospitals and closed the city’s train station. …

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Clashes in Kashmir Mosque – some dead

13 Jan

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) At least three insurgents have been killed as a result of clashes between security forces and insurgents in India’s Jammu Kashmir region. According to local media reports, officials reported clashes between security forces and insurgents in Pulwama as security forces surrounded the area. The killed insurgents are alleged to be members …

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Turkish and Russian delegations begin talks on permanent ceasefire in Libya

13 Jan

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and Defense Minister Hulusi Akar began a meeting in Moscow on the Libyan issue with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu. Efforts to secure peace and stability in Libya will be discussed at the meeting held at the Russian Foreign Ministry’s …

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EU hails the ceasefire in Libya

13 Jan

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) The European Union (EU) announced that the ceasefire reached in Libya offers an opportunity for the resumption of dialogue on a political solution. EU High Representative for External Relations and Security Policy Josep Borrell said in a message posted on his Twitter account that he welcomed the ceasefire reached in Libya. …

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Another 12km tunnel discovered by terrorist organization in Syria

13 Jan

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) Another 12-kilometer tunnel of the YPG / PKK terrorist organization linking suburban areas with the city center has been discovered in the area of ​​Operation Peace Source in northern Syria, Anadolu Agency (AA) reports. Security forces in the Tel Abyad region cleared of terrorists through Operation Source of Peace discovered another …

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Saudi Arabia supports Japan’s mission in the Middle East

13 Jan

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) Japanese media report that Saudi Arabia has expanded its support for the deployment of Japanese troops in the Middle East to protect ship navigation in the region. On Friday, Japan ordered the deployment of a naval gunner and two P-3C patrol aircraft in the Middle East, along with 260 troops from …

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Jordan, court sentences Israel to jail for illegal entry

13 Jan

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) A Jordanian court has sentenced an Israeli to 4 months in prison for illegally entering the kingdom. Konstantin Kotov was arrested in October on charges of illegal entry into the country and possession of drugs. The court sentenced Kotov to four months in prison for illegal entry into Jordan and a …

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Germany, preparations for the conference on Libya continue

13 Jan

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) The German government has announced that preparations are under way for an international conference to be held in Berlin this month to help find a political solution to the Libyan conflict. Speaking at a press conference in Berlin, Steffen Seibert, spokeswoman for German Chancellor Angela Merkel, said it was too early …

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