Politics

Erdogan says Saudi-led ultimatum on Qatar 'against international law' - 06/25/2017

ISTANBUL, TURKEY, Fulya Ozerkan- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday welcomed Qatar's dismissal of a sweeping list of demands from Saudi Arabia and its allies in an escalating crisis and...

UAE warns Qatar to take neighbours' demands 'seriously' - 06/23/2017

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES- The UAE on Friday advised Qatar to take a list of stern demands drawn up by its neighbours seriously or the diplomatic crisis in the Gulf would turn into a "divorce"...

C.Asian states downplay 'Russia proposal' to send troops to Syria - 06/23/2017

BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN- Ex-Soviet Central Asia countries Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan Friday downplayed reported proposals from Moscow to send their troops to assist in peacemaking efforts in Syria. Kazakh...

Saudi king ousts nephew, names son as heir - 06/21/2017

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA, Ian Timberlake- Saudi Arabia's King Salman ousted his nephew as crown prince on Wednesday and installed his son Mohammed bin Salman, capping a meteoric rise for the 31-year-old...

Trump calls Warmbier death a 'total disgrace' - 06/21/2017

WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES, Andrew Beatty- President Donald Trump called the death of one-time North Korean prisoner Otto Warmbier a "total disgrace" Tuesday and appeared to take a swipe at the Obama...

US-led coalition downs Iran-made drone in Syria - 06/21/2017

BEIRUT, LEBANON- A US warplane shot down an Iranian-made drone operated by pro-regime forces in Syria early Tuesday, officials said, prompting growing international concern over rising tensions...

Solar solution brings water to besieged Syria town - 06/21/2017

DOUMA, SYRIA, Hasan Mohammed- Solar panels on wheels make for a strange sight on the streets of Syria's besieged Douma, but the makeshift generator is helping local residents secure water. Douma lies...

Israel boasts of 'unimaginable' power in future Lebanon war - 06/21/2017

JERUSALEM, UNDEFINED- The head of Israel's air force said Wednesday that in any future conflict with Lebanon the Jewish state will have "unimaginable" military power at its disposal. Major General...

Syria army declares 48-hour truce in southern city - 06/18/2017

DAMASCUS, SYRIA- Syria's army on Saturday declared a 48-hour ceasefire in the southern city of Daraa, bringing a cautious calm after days of heavy fighting. In a statement, the army's general command...

Bahrain orders Qatar troops to leave: source - 06/18/2017

DOHA, QATAR- Bahrain has ordered Qatari troops serving with a coalition fighting the Islamic State group to leave its territory, a source with knowledge of the situation said on Sunday. The soldiers,...
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