Politics

Residents in Syria's embattled Idlib hold anti-UN protest - 09/20/2019

BEIRUT (dpa)- Hundreds of people in Syria's embattled north-east province of Idlib on Friday took to the streets to protest against the UN Security Council's failure to adopt a ceasefire resolution....

Trump threatens to free Islamic State prisoners at Europe's borders - 09/20/2019

WASHINGTON (dpa)- US President Donald Trump on Friday urged European nations to take back citizens who joined Islamic State and are now being held in detention camps in north-east Syria by...

Lawyer: Johnson will obey court ruling on suspension of parliament - 09/18/2019

LONDON, Bill Smith (dpa)- Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson will obey any ruling that his suspension of parliament is unlawful, a lawyer for the government said on Tuesday, on the first day...

Strikes on pro-Iran targets near Syrian-Iraqi border kill 10 - 09/18/2019

BEIRUT, Weedah Hamzah (dpa)- At least 10 pro-Iran militiamen were killed when unidentified warplanes hit positions belonging to them near the Syrian-Iraqi border, a monitor group said on Tuesday. The...

Sudan’s new prime minister visits Egypt in bid to boost ties - 09/18/2019

CAIRO (dpa)– Sudan’s recently appointed Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok arrived in Egypt on Wednesday for talks on boosting ties between the two neighbours whose relationship has been strained in...

45 per cent of voters participated in Tunisia's presidential polls - 09/16/2019

TUNIS, Tarak Guizani (dpa)– Around 45 per cent of Tunisia's registered voters cast their ballots in the country's hotly contested presidential polls held on Sunday, the electoral commission said. The...

Spotlight on Idlib as Turkey hosts Russia, Iran for Syria summit - 09/16/2019

ISTANBUL, Anindita Ramaswamy and Peter Spinella (dpa)- The leaders of Turkey, Russia and Iran are meeting for a Syria summit focused on the mainly rebel-controlled province of Idlib, where raging...

North Korea wants security guarantees before nuclear talks with US - 09/16/2019

SEOUL (dpa)- North Korea wants to make talks on its nuclear programme conditional on security guarantees from the United States, the country's Foreign Ministry said on Monday. Days after Pyongyang...

Johnson 'optimistic' on Brexit deal ahead of talks with EU's Juncker - 09/14/2019

LONDON, Bill Smith (dpa)- Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday said he remains "cautiously optimistic" that Brussels and London can agree a last-minute deal to smooth Britain's withdrawal from the...

Netanyahu touts Israeli action in Syria in pre-election trip to Putin - 09/13/2019

MOSCOW, Peter Spinella and Tamara Zieve (dpa)- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu emphasized the importance of his country's freedom of military action as it deems necessary in neighbouring...
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