Politics

US announces new sanctions on Iran alleging 'oil-for-terror' network - 09/04/2019

WASHINGTON, Gretel Johnston (dpa)- The United States on Wednesday added to its long list of sanctions against Iran, taking aim at what it described as a large oil shipping network allegedly run by...

Hong Kong leader withdraws extradition bill, but protests may go on - 09/04/2019

HONG KONG, Erin Hale (dpa)- Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has formally withdrawn an extradition bill that led to three months of mass protests in the Asian financial centre. Chief Executive Lam said...

Britain's Johnson calls for election after losing no-deal Brexit vote - 09/04/2019

LONDON, Bill Smith (dpa)- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson late Wednesday submitted a motion calling for a snap election after lawmakers voted to prevent a no-deal Brexit. Johnson said the...

Hezbollah chief warns Israel over threat to attack Lebanon - 09/03/2019

BEIRUT, Stefanie Jaerkel and Weedah Hamzah (dpa)- Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah warned Israel on Monday over its threat to attack Lebanon and said there are no more "red lines." Israeli Foreign...

Johnson loses majority as pro-EU lawmaker defects before key vote - 09/03/2019

LONDON, Bill Smith (dpa)- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson lost his majority in parliament on Tuesday after a pro-EU lawmaker from his ruling Conservatives left the party for the opposition...

Israel threatens Lebanon if Hezbollah is not curtailed - 09/02/2019

TEL AVIV/BEIRUT, Stefanie Jaerkel and Weedah Hamzah (dpa)- Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz on Monday threatened serious consequences for Lebanon if the Lebanese government does not act against...

Britain's Johnson dampens election rumours with EU deal still eyed - 09/02/2019

LONDON, Christiane Oelrich (dpa)- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday he is not seeking a general election and believes the chance of a Brexit deal with the European Union is...

Erdogan urges US to accelerate setting up planned safe zone in Syria - 09/01/2019

ISTANBUL (dpa)- Turkey "does not have too much time or patience left," President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday in reference to a "safe zone" planned with the United States in Syria's north....

US conducts strike against al-Qaeda facility in Syria's Idlib - 09/01/2019

CAIRO, Amr Mostafa (dpa)- The US military confirmed that it conducted a strike against an al-Qaeda facility in Idlib in north-western Syria on Saturday, killing 40 jihadists according to a war...

Scottish court considers blocking British parliament suspension - 08/30/2019

LONDON, dpa correspondents (dpa)- A Scottish court is hearing a motion that could block Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plan to suspend parliament from mid-September to mid-October. The Court of...
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