Politics

Davos to celebrate 50th edition with Thunberg, Trump and Merkel - 01/15/2020

GENEVA, Albert Otti and Benedikt von Imhoff (dpa)- The World Economic Forum is known to produce a lot of talk, but few results. As the world's youth is demanding action on climate change and other...

US forces in Syria on alert after Iranian attacks - 01/13/2020

BEIRUT (dpa)- US forces, positioned along with their Syrian Kurdish allies in eastern Syria, are on alert following the overnight Iranian missile attacks in neighbouring Iraq, a war monitor reported...

Syrian jets kill 18 civilians in Idlib - 01/12/2020

BEIRUT, Weedah Hamzah and Jan Kuhlmann (dpa)- Eighteen civilians were killed on Saturday when Syrian government jets launched strikes in the region of Idlib - the country's last opposition stronghold...

Oman's new sultan to keep Qaboos' 'non-interference' foreign policy - 01/12/2020

MUSCAT, Amr Mostafa (dpa)- Oman's new Sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al Said promised on Saturday to maintain the foreign policy of his predecessor after he was sworn in as the Gulf state's new ruler...

Eight killed in airstrikes on pro-Iran militia in Syria - 01/10/2020

BEIRUT (dpa)- At least eight people were killed in airstrikes by unidentified aircraft targeting a pro-Iran militia in Syria near the Iraqi border, a war monitor said on Friday. The Syrian...

Maas holds out prospect for summit on Libya in Berlin - 01/08/2020

BRUSSELS (dpa)- Foreign Minister Heiko Maas says Libya's internationally recognized Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj supports German mediation efforts, thereby fulfilling an important prerequisite to...

Harvey Weinstein faces new sex crime charges in LA as NY trial begins - 01/07/2020

NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES, Sophie Wingate and Eliyahu Kamisher (dpa)- Los Angeles prosecutors filed new sex crime charges against Harvey Weinstein on Monday, hours after proceedings for the disgraced...

Putin makes surprise trip to Damascus to visit al-Assad - 01/07/2020

DAMASCUS, Khalil Hamlo and Weedah Hamzah (dpa)- Russian President Vladimir Putin made a surprise visit to Damascus on on Tuesday, his first visit to the Syrian capital during the country's eight-year...

NATO pulls some troops from Iraq as Iran-US tensions mount - 01/07/2020

BRUSSELS, Ella Joyner (dpa)- NATO is temporarily pulling some of its troops out of Iraq due to the heightened security risk posed by the confrontation between Iran and the United States. In the...

Johnson aims to push key Brexit bill through British parliament - 01/07/2020

LONDON (dpa)- Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to present key legislation to British lawmakers on Tuesday as he seeks to formalize Brexit by the end of this month. Johnson plans...
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