Politics

Germany's Merkel announces October conference on Syria - 09/30/2018

BERLIN, dpa correspondents (dpa)- Germany will take part in an international conference with Russia, Turkey and France in October to discuss the conflict in Syria, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on...

Al-Sissi says ending regional conflicts would restore UN credibility - 09/27/2018

NEW YORK (dpa)- Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi urged the United Nations Tuesday to find final settlements to conflicts in the Arab World, warning that flaws in the international...

Netanyahu and Abbas, both a focus of Trump policies, to take UN stage - 09/27/2018

TEL AVIV (dpa)- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will come into close proximity on Thursday when they are expected to speak within one hour of each...

US to talk with Russia over S-300 missile system transfer to Syria - 09/25/2018

WASHINGTON (dpa)- The United States will hold talks with Russia that will include discussions over Moscow's plans to transfer the S-300 air defence system to Syria, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo...

Military honours and mass protests await Turkey's Erdogan in Germany - 09/24/2018

ISTANBUL, Anindita Ramaswamy (dpa)- The Turkish leader last visited Germany in May 2014, when he was premier, and addressed a rally in Cologne. There were protests then, as there will be now, when he...

Russia gives Syria powerful missile system as warning to Israel - 09/24/2018

MOSCOW (dpa)- Russia will provide an S-300 surface-to-air missile system to its ally Syria within the next two weeks, Russia's Defence Ministry said Monday, in a warning to Israel. Moscow's military...

Diplomacy in defensive mode: Trump returns to the UN General Assembly - 09/22/2018

NEW YORK, Helen Corbett (dpa)- Turkey's Erdogan, Iran's Rowhani and new faces from New Zealand and Zimbabwe are set to take to the podium at the biggest event in the diplomatic calendar this...

Terrorist attacks down by nearly a quarter in 2017, US report says - 09/21/2018

WASHINGTON (dpa)- Terrorist attacks around the world were down by 23 per cent last year, compared with 2016, while the number of people killed in such acts of violence declined by 27 per cent,...

Turkey orders release and upholds sentence of MP who leaked 'secrets' - 09/21/2018

ISTANBUL (dpa)- A Turkish appeals court on Thursday ordered the release of an opposition lawmaker accused of leaking state secrets to influential daily Cumhuriyet. However, while the court in Ankara...

Merkel, Putin discuss peace deal for Syria's last rebel stronghold - 09/20/2018

MOSCOW (dpa)- German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed Russia's recent peace deal with Turkey for Syria's last rebel stronghold, Idlib, in a phone call on Wednesday with Russian leader Vladimir...
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