Politics

Russia denies claims of having active ground forces in Syria - 07/18/2019

MOSCOW, Peter Spinella and Weedah Hamzah (dpa)- The Russian military on Thursday denied claims by Syrian rebel groups that there are active Russian ground forces in the war-torn country. "There have...

Trump unclear on whether he will impose sanctions on Turkey - 07/18/2019

ISTANBUL/WASHINGTON, Shabtai Gold (dpa)- US President Donald Trump appeared uncertain Thursday about his next steps on Turkey and whether he would impose sanctions on the country after Ankara...

US defence chief nominee: Turkey's drift away from US 'disheartening' - 07/16/2019

WASHINGTON, Shabtai Gold (dpa)- Mark Esper, the nominee to be the new US defence secretary, said Tuesday he was disheartened to see Turkey drift away from the NATO alliance in recent years and again...

US bans four leaders of Myanmar military over treatment of Rohingya - 07/16/2019

WASHINGTON (dpa)- The United States on Tuesday banned four leaders of Myanmar's military for gross human rights violations, including killings that occurred in northern Rakhine state against Rohingya...

Trump to Democratic congresswomen: 'Go back' where they came from - 07/15/2019

WASHINGTON, Laura King, Los Angeles Times (tca/dpa)- Go back where you came from. It's an insulting remark sometimes flung at new arrivals to the United States, at foreign-born U.S. citizens - or at...

London offers Iranian oil tanker release for Syria guarantees - 07/14/2019

LONDON, Christoph Meyer (dpa)- British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt on Saturday told his Iranian counterpart that London would help release an Iranian oil tanker impounded in Gibraltar if it could...

Britain says Iran tried to 'impede' oil tanker near Gulf - 07/11/2019

LONDON, dpa correspondents (dpa)- Three Iranian ships tried to "impede the passage" of a British oil tanker as it travelled through the Strait of Hormuz, the Defence Ministry in London said on...

Lebanon's Hezbollah slams US sanctions on its officials - 07/11/2019

BEIRUT (dpa)- Lebanon's Iran-allied Hezbollah movement on Thursday condemned US sanctions on three of its officials, calling the move an "aggression against Lebanon." The US Treasury Department on...

Iraq launches anti-Islamic State operation near border with Syria - 07/11/2019

ANBAR, IRAQ, Ahmed al-Delmi (dpa)- Iraqi forces on Sunday started a massive operation against the remnants of the Islamic State militant group near the border with Syria, a senior military official...

UN special envoy arrives in Syria for new round of talks - 07/09/2019

BEIRUT, Weedah Hamzah (dpa) - The UN special envoy for Syria arrived in Damascus Tuesday for talks with senior Syrian officials regarding the formation of a constitutional committee and ways to end...
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