Politics

CDU sees worst result in Hesse since 1966 in further blow to Merkel - 10/28/2018

Frankfurt -By Friederike Heine, - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) slumped by more than 10 percentage points to 27.4 per cent of the vote in the central German...

Istanbul summit calls for Syrian constitutional committee by year-end - 10/27/2018

Istanbul - A committee to draft a constitution in Syria should be ready by the end of this year, leaders from Turkey, Germany, France and Russia have agreed, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan...

Macron tells Nobel Prize winner Murad France will take 100 IS victims - 10/25/2018

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday promised Nobel Prize winner Nadia Murad that France would take in 100 Yezidi women previously held by the Islamic State extremist group.  ...

Israel hits Hamas targets after Palestinian rocket fired from Gaza - 10/25/2018

Tel Aviv - The Israeli military said it struck eight targets of the militant group Hamas in the Gaza Strip on Thursday after a rocket was launched at Israel from Gaza.   No injuries were...

Malaysian PM-in-waiting Anwar sworn in after political comeback - 10/15/2018

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's prime minister-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim on Monday took an oath as a lawmaker in a swearing-in ceremony in parliament.   Anwar won a by-election for a seat in parliament...

Don't talk the EU down, German president Steinmeier says - 10/09/2018

Vienna - Europeans take the European Union's successes for granted while concentrating too much on its problems, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Tuesday in Vienna, issuing a plea for a...

Turkey probes disappearance of dissident reporter at Saudi consulate - 10/08/2018

CAIRO/ISTANBUL, dpa correspondents (dpa)- Turkey is investigating the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi dissident writer who has not been seen since he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul...

Netanyahu and Putin to meet in first since downing of Russian plane - 10/07/2018

TEL AVIV (dpa)- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss military coordination in the first such meeting since Russia blamed...

Syrian rebels withdraw heavy weapons from planned Idlib buffer zone - 10/07/2018

DAMASCUS (dpa)- Two Syrian rebel groups withdrew their heavy weapons from a planned demilitarized zone agreed by Turkey and Russia in the north-western province of Idlib, a rebel alliance commander...

Protests in Syria over Islamic State's execution of woman hostage - 10/06/2018

DAMASCUS (dpa)- Hundreds of people took to the streets in south-western Syria to protest the Islamic State's execution of a woman who was part of a group of hostages the extremists had seized more...
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