Politics

US says Khashoggi murder trial 'important step' in moderate reaction - 12/24/2019

WASHINGTON (dpa)- A senior US administration official called the sentencing of five people connected to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi an "important step," but there has been no official...

Syria condemns strikes south of Damascus blamed on Israel - 12/24/2019

BEIRUT, Weedah Hamzah (dpa)- At least three people were killed in Israeli rocket attacks that hit south of Syria's capital Damascus, a war monitor said on Monday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory...

NATO chief: Europe's security cannot rely on French nuclear weapons - 12/23/2019

BRUSSELS (dpa)- The nuclear security guarantee provided to Europe by the United States could not be replicated by French nuclear weapons, according to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. French...

Al-Sissi's cabinet reshuffle brings back Egypt's information ministry - 12/23/2019

CAIRO (dpa)– Egyptian lawmakers on Sunday approved a cabinet reshuffle proposed by President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi that reinstates the country's ministry of information to regulate the work of local...

UN Security Council clashes over Syria cross-border aid - 12/19/2019

NEW YORK (dpa)- Russia is clashing with other members of the United Nations Security Council over a resolution on delivering critical cross-border aid to Syria, diplomats said on Wednesday. Since...

Challenges mount for Syria’s triumphant al-Assad - 12/19/2019

BEIRUT, Weedah Hamzah (dpa)- Having all but crushed the armed rebellion against his regime, Syria's President Bashar al-Assad is still unlikely to regain international recognition any time soon....

Trump impeached by the House on two counts over Ukraine dealings - 12/19/2019

WASHINGTON, Shabtai Gold and Eliyahu Kamisher (dpa)- US President Donald Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives on Wednesday for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress over his...

Large gatherings banned amid protests against Indian citizenship law - 12/19/2019

NEW DELHI (dpa)- Orders prohibiting large gathering of people were issued in several parts of India Thursday as protests against a contentious citizenship law snowballed. Several protesters gathering...

Nancy Pelosi once resisted impeachment; now it shapes her legacy - 12/18/2019

WASHINGTON, Jennifer Haberkorn, Los Angeles Times (tca/dpa)- When Nancy Pelosi first held the speaker's gavel in 2007, liberals in her caucus wanted to impeach President George W. Bush over the Iraq...

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...
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