Politics

Diplomacy in defensive mode: Trump returns to the UN General Assembly - 09/22/2018

NEW YORK, Helen Corbett (dpa)- Turkey's Erdogan, Iran's Rowhani and new faces from New Zealand and Zimbabwe are set to take to the podium at the biggest event in the diplomatic calendar this...

Terrorist attacks down by nearly a quarter in 2017, US report says - 09/21/2018

WASHINGTON (dpa)- Terrorist attacks around the world were down by 23 per cent last year, compared with 2016, while the number of people killed in such acts of violence declined by 27 per cent,...

Turkey orders release and upholds sentence of MP who leaked 'secrets' - 09/21/2018

ISTANBUL (dpa)- A Turkish appeals court on Thursday ordered the release of an opposition lawmaker accused of leaking state secrets to influential daily Cumhuriyet. However, while the court in Ankara...

Merkel, Putin discuss peace deal for Syria's last rebel stronghold - 09/20/2018

MOSCOW (dpa)- German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed Russia's recent peace deal with Turkey for Syria's last rebel stronghold, Idlib, in a phone call on Wednesday with Russian leader Vladimir...

Syrian army downs Israeli missiles in Damascus, state media says - 09/17/2018

DAMASCUS (dpa)- Syria's army shot down Israeli missiles targeting Damascus’ main airport on Saturday, according to Syrian state media. Syria’s official news agency SANA, citing an unnamed military...

War-torn Syria votes in first local election in years - 09/17/2018

DAMASCUS, Khalil Hamlo (dpa)- Syrians were voting Sunday in the first local elections in more than six years, a step aimed at showing the strength of the Russia-backed government that has recently...

Germany committed to Iraq, defence minister says during Baghdad talks - 09/17/2018

BAGHDAD, Carsten Hoffmann (dpa)- Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen on Sunday underlined Germany's long-term commitment to helping rebuild Iraq as she met with her Iraqi counterpart Irfan...

Germany's Maas meets Lavrov in last-ditch bid to prevent Idlib attack - 09/14/2018

Berlin - By Michael Fischer, - Germany's top diplomat will use a meeting Friday with his Russian counterpart to try to get the Kremlin to see that a major military offensive on the Syrian rebel...

Jailed Pakistani ex-prime minister Sharif released for wife's funeral - 09/12/2018

Islamabad – Former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif has been temporarily released from jail so that he can attend his wife's funeral, officials and family members said Wednesday.   His...

Russia prepares for largest military exercise since Cold War - 09/11/2018

Moscow - Russia was set to begin its largest military exercise since the Cold War on Tuesday, involving more than 300,000 military personnel, including forces from neighbouring China and Mongolia....
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