Politics

Airstrikes in Syria's key rebel enclave displace 8,000 - 12/18/2019

BEIRUT (dpa)- Some 8,000 people have been displaced in the past 24 hours by multiple airstrikes by Syrian government forces and allied Russia in the north-western rebel enclave of Idlib, a war...

Russian, Syrian airstrikes kill five civilians in Idlib - 12/17/2019

BEIRUT (dpa)- Russian and Syrian government airstrikes on areas in north-western Syria killed at least five civilians, including three children, a war monitor reported on Monday. The Britain-based...

Turkish court issues warrant for German ex-MP for insulting Erdogan - 12/17/2019

ISTANBUL (dpa)- A Turkish court issued a detention warrant for a former German lawmaker on Tuesday as his trial started for insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, his lawyer told dpa. Memet Kilic,...

Johnson: Parliament to vote on 'oven-ready' Brexit deal by Christmas - 12/14/2019

LONDON (dpa)- British lawmakers will vote before Christmas on the Brexit deal that Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson agreed with Brussels, he said on Saturday. "We're going to get Brexit...

Libya’s UN-backed government scoffs at rival's battle for Tripoli - 12/14/2019

TRIPOLI/BRUSSELS, Ashraf Azabi and Badr Mohammed (dpa)– The head of Libya's UN-backed government, Fayez Serraj, on Friday mocked a rival's months-long campaign to capture the capital Tripoli as...

US Senate passes resolution calling killing of Armenians genocide - 12/14/2019

WASHINGTON, Gretel Johnston and Can Merey (dpa)- The US Senate on Thursday passed a resolution recognizing as genocide the mass killings of Armenians during World War I. The Senate voted unanimously...

UN renews agency helping Palestinian refugees despite US opposition - 12/14/2019

NEW YORK (dpa)- The United Nations General Assembly on Friday overwhelmingly voted to renew the mandate for the UN agency that supports Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) amid a funding crisis and...

German foreign minister says rights under pressure worldwide - 12/12/2019

BERLIN (dpa)- Human rights are under pressure across the world, including in western countries, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas told parliament in Berlin on Thursday. Speaking during a debate on...

Syrian government forces retake control of key road from Kurds - 12/12/2019

BEIRUT (dpa)- Syrian government forces on Wednesday reopened a major highway in northern Syria once controlled by the country's minority Kurds, Syrian state media and a monitor reported. In October,...

Turkey court keeps US consulate worker in jail, next hearing in March - 12/12/2019

ISTANBUL (dpa)– A Turkish employee of the US consulate must remain in prison, more than two years after he was imprisoned over alleged ties to the failed 2016 coup, an Istanbul court ruled on...
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