Opinion

Iran optimistic, Europeans realistic at talks to save nuclear deal - 05/15/2018

Brussels -By Helen Maguire, - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was optimistic Tuesday about talks with his European counterparts aimed at salvaging the Iran nuclear deal, following the...

Merkel to address German parliament on EU budget, future finances - 02/22/2018

Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel will address the German parliament on Thursday on her government's position on an upcoming EU summit focused on the bloc's future financing.   Merkel and the...

Erdogan to visit Germany as relations with Turkey thaw - 02/18/2018

Munich - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is to visit Germany once a new government is in place, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim announced in an interview conducted by dpa on the sidelines of the Munich...

EU commissioner 'confident' of solving Macedonia name row by summer - 02/16/2018

Sofia - European Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn said he was "very confident" that the long-running dispute between Greece and Macedonia over the latter's name would be solved by the end of...

Nobel Peace laureates slam 'insanity' of nuclear weapons - 12/16/2017

STOCKHOLM, Lennart Simonsson (dpa) – Representatives of an anti-nuclear weapons campaign group pledged to abolish the "ultimate evil" and "insanity" of nuclear weapons after receiving the 2017 Nobel...

The disappeared of Lebanon: the unfinished story of a finished war - 07/05/2017

The people that disappeared during Lebanon’s civil war have haunted the country for years. But what have the authorities done to help? Sawssan Abou-Zahr explores the cruel reality for families that...

NATO commander says Russia, Syria using migrant crisis as weapon - 03/02/2016

WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES, Thomas Watkins- Top NATO General Philip Breedlove warned US lawmakers Tuesday that Russia is helping Syrian President Bashar al-Assad turn the refugee crisis into a...

Iran's Rouhani says Arabs, West miscalculated in Syria - 06/03/2015

TEHRAN, IRAN- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani accused Arab and Western governments of miscalculating in their backing for Syrian rebels as the US-led coalition against the Islamic State group...

Nobel laureates urge Saudi academics to condemn Badawi flogging - 01/20/2015

LONDON, UK- Eighteen Nobel prize winners called on Saudi academics to condemn the flogging of Saudi blogger Raef Badawi in an open letter published by British newspaper the Independent on Tuesday....

HRW urges West to press Bahrain to free opposition figures - 01/19/2015

DUBAI, UAE- Human Rights Watch on Sunday urged Bahrain's Western allies to press the kingdom to release detained activists, including a Shiite opposition chief whose arrest has sparked protests and...
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