Breaking News, 25th of November, 2018
The terrorists from the «moderate opposition» used chemical weapons on the western part of the city of Aleppo, presumably — chlorine. As a result of their shelling of the districts of Zahra, Mansur and Hadiya — according to the latest data — at least 107 people were injured. Among them — many women and children. The head of the Aleppo Police Department, General Issam al-Shally, blamed the attack on Jabhat al-Nusra. According to him — the terrorists shelled the areas that are close to the line of contact between the Syrian army and the terrorists. Syrian armed forces fired back at the terrorists later — dozens of terrorists were killed and wounded.
In France, on 24th of November, more than 106,000 people took part in protests against the increase in the fuel prices. More than 130 people were detain in Paris. Several metro stations and the Eiffel Tower were closed. Dozens of people were injured. The head of the French Ministry of Internal Affairs, Christoph Castaner, noted that in some places the protest was extra aggressive. The far-right activists took part in the demonstrations in Paris as well. Macron called the actions of the protesters »a shame».
Baku reacted sharply to the issuing of a permit to enter Russia to the leader of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Bako Sahakian. The Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry noted that such decision of Moscow undermines the efforts on the negotiation process aimed at peaceful settlement of the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. And it contradicts Russian obligations as a mediator. “This kind of travel of the head of an illegal state to the country that is a co-chairman of the OSCE Minsk Group can lead to an unpredictable development of the situation around the conflict” — the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry said.
The International Monetary Fund agreed on the volume of the new loans to Ukraine. The first loan will be $ 1.5 billions of dollars. The second and third loans might reach $ 1.2 billions of dollars. By the end of 2018, Kiev may receive more than $ 2.5 billions of dollars from the IMF.
Turkey criticized the intention of the United States to establish their observation points in northern Syria. According to the Turkish Minister of Defense, Hulusi Akar, such measures will only complicate the situation in the region. Earlier, the head of the Pentagon, James Mattis, announced the plans of establishing of those points allegedly in order to «defend Turkey.»
At least 9 people from the security personnel were killed during an attack by a group of suspected ISIS terrorists on a police station in the south-eastern part of the Libyan city of Taserbo, currently controlled by the forces of the Libyan National Army of Khalifa Haftar, according to the security service. Another 11 people, including civilians and the head of the local security service, were abducted by the terrorists. According to the investigation — those were the same terrorists that earlier attacked the police station. According to unconfirmed reports — the authorities have already received an offer of exchange of the hostages for some prisoners in a certain prison of the Libyan National Army.