Russia detains two N Korean vessels after one opens fire Sep 18, 2019 0 649 12345 ReutersMOSCOWRussian border guards have detained two North Korean boats in Russian territorial waters in the Sea of Japan after one of them attacked a Russian patrol, local media cited the Federal Security Service (FSB) as saying on Tuesday.A Russian border patrol discovered two North Korean schooners and 11 motorboats fishing illegally off its far eastern coast and detained the first vessel, prompting the second one to open fire, the FSB was quoted as saying.Three Russian border guards were wounded in the incident. “Both vessels have been detained,” local media cited the FSB as saying, adding later that more than 80 North Koreans had been detained.Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs called in a top North Korean diplomatic representative in Moscow over the incident and he was later seen entering the ministry, RIA news agency reported. The detained vessels are being taken to Russia’s Far East port of Nakhodka, Interfax news agency quoted FSB as saying.Moscow in July accused North Korea of illegally detaining one of its fishing vessels. Pyongyang said the crew had been detained for violating the rules of entry into North Korea. RELATED ARTICLES Iran leader rules out US talks as tensions rise over Saudi attacks Sep 18, 2019 0 1226 Dutch Palestinian seeks damages from Israel’s Gantz Sep 18, 2019 0 360 HK leader to hold dialogue aimed at easing tensions Sep 18, 2019 0 1271 Saudi will defend its land, can respond to attack on vital facilities: King Salman dpa Cairo Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdelaziz said on Tuesday that the kingdom is able to deal with the effects of the “cowardly attacks” that targeted major Saudi oil facilities. In a cabinet meeting, the king said .. Trump hints at Iran’s role in Saudi oil attacks but says doesn’t want war WASHINGTON/DUBAI: US President Donald Trump said on Monday said it looked like Iran was behind attacks on oil plants in Saudi Arabia but stressed he did not want to go to war, as the attacks sent oil prices soaring and raised .. Air strikes kill 10 pro-Iran fighters in Syria: Monitor Beirut: Overnight air strikes killed 10 pro-Iranian Iraqi militiamen in eastern Syria, a war monitor said Tuesday, without specifying who carried them out. The strikes targeted “three positions of the (Iranian) .. Jordan says 153,000 Syrians returned home since October AFP Amman Around 153,000 Syrians have returned to their country from Jordan since the reopening of a key border post last October, the interior ministry said Tuesday. Of the 153,000 who returned via the Jaber post, around .. Merkel wants to keep Saudi Arabia weapons export ban in place dpa Berlin German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday that she currently sees no basis for lifting an export ban on weapons to Saudi Arabia. “At the moment, I see no precondition for the German government’s position .. Grace Mugabe will keep her fortune, says Zimbabwe President Mnangagwa dpa Harare Grace Mugabe, the widow of Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe, will keep the fortune accrued by her family during her husband’s 37 years in power, authorities said on Tuesday. “President Emmerson ..