Politics

Pentagon: coalition partner killed 20 Islamic State fighters in Syria - 12/16/2017

WASHINGTON (dpa) - The Pentagon said Thursday that a Syrian opposition group that is a part of the coalition fighting Islamic State has killed more than 20 fighters belonging to the terrorist group....

Syria condemns statement by UN envoy on latest round of peace talks - 12/16/2017

BEIRUT (dpa)- Syria has strongly condemned a statement made by UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura where he accused the country's government delegation of being responsible for a lack of...

Putin claims victory in Syria months before expected re-election - 12/12/2017

MOSCOW, Peter Spinella and Shabtai Gold (dpa)- Putin, who has held power for more than a decade and a half, announced last week that he will run for re-election in March. The next day Russia...

Boris Johnson has 'frank' talks in Iran on jailed British woman - 12/12/2017

TEHRAN, Farshid Motahari (dpa)- British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson held "frank" talks on Saturday with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif about a jailed British-Iranian woman, the...

EU's Tusk cancels Middle East trip due to 'critical' Brexit talks - 12/04/2017

Brussels - European Council President Donald Tusk has cancelled a planned trip to the Middle East this week in order to handle Brexit issues instead.   Tusk has changed his plans "due to a...

From president to rebel: Yemen's Ali Abdullah Saleh - 12/04/2017

Cairo – Yemen's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh ruled the country for 33 years until 2011 and continued to play a role in the civil war afterwards. On Monday, the Houthi rebels announced that he...

'Rex is here,' Trump says of possible Tillerson ouster - 11/30/2017

Washington - By Anne K Walters, - US President Donald Trump declined on Thursday to weigh in on reports that he was preparing to oust Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.   "He's here, Rex is...

In Bangladesh, Pope urges 'decisive measures' to end refugee crisis - 11/30/2017

Dhaka – Pope Francis called on the international community to take "decisive measures" to address the refugee crisis unfolding between Bangladesh and Myanmar.   "It is imperative that the...

Hamas, Fatah postpone key deadline in reconciliation process - 11/29/2017

Gaza City -By Saud Abu Ramadan, - Rival Palestinian parties Hamas and Fatah will postpone handing over authority of the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip to the Palestinian Authority (PA) government by...

Turkish military confirms reconnaissance mission in Idlib - 10/10/2017

ISTANBUL (dpa)- The Turkish military confirmed Monday that it had started a reconnaissance mission inside Syria's Idlib province the previous day as part of an international effort to reduce violence...
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