Politics

Maduro, Guaido focus on Venezuelan military in struggle for power - 01/27/2019

Buenos Aires - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and self-declared interim president Juan Guaido were competing for the military's support amid the South American country's growing crisis.  ...

Israel halts transfer of Qatari fund to Gaza, following violence - 01/23/2019

Tel Aviv/Gaza City - Israel has halted the transfer of Qatari funds to Gaza, which had been set for Wednesday, following an escalation of violence on Tuesday. Israeli fighter jets struck Hamas...

US-Turkey talks on Syria intensify ahead of Erdogan’s meeting with Putin - 01/22/2019

US talks with Turkey about a safe zone in Syria intensified this week before a highly anticipated trip by Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Moscow on Wednesday. Following a visit by US...

Islamic State hits convoy of US, Kurdish forces in Syria - 01/21/2019

Beirut - By Weedah Hamzah and Amr Mostafa, - A suicide car bombing hit a joint convoy of US and Kurdish-led troops in north-eastern Syria, in an attack claimed by Islamic State. Monday's attack comes...

Israeli military attacks Iranian targets in Syria - 01/21/2019

Tel Aviv/Damascus - By Tamara Zieve and Khalil Hamlo, - Israel's military said early Monday it had targeted Iranian forces inside Syria after cross-border attacks on the previous day. "During the...

Iran national security advisor says Europe missed chance to save nuclear deal - 01/13/2019

A top Iranian official has explicitly stated for the first time that Europe's window to uphold its commitments under the Iran nuclear deal has closed.   Ali Shamkhani, secretary of the Supreme...

Israel says it uncovered last Hezbollah tunnel, completing operation - 01/13/2019

Tel Aviv - The Israeli army has uncovered the last Hezbollah "cross-border attack tunnel" dug from Lebanon into Israel, the army said Sunday morning. Army spokesman Jonathan Conricus said on a press...

Key Yemeni military official dies after rebel drone strike - 01/13/2019

Sana’a (dpa) – The head of Yemen’s military intelligence service died Sunday of injuries he had sustained earlier this week in a rebel attack by an explosive drone in the south of the war-devastated...

Government shutdown: How much longer can Mitch McConnell sit it out? - 01/12/2019

Washington (tca/dpa) - Congress' most powerful Republican has intentionally taken a back seat in the negotiations over how to end the government shutdown, even as it extends to a record three weeks...

Trump pushes for border wall in Texas with shutdown nearing record - 01/11/2019

Washington - By Gretel Johnston and Eliyahu Kamisher, - US President Donald Trump travelled Thursday to Texas for a visit to the US-Mexico border as he intensifies his push for a wall, a demand that...
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