Lavrov: Syrian ceasefire hinges on all sides involved

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said a revival of a ceasefire in Syria depends on all sides involved and not only on “Russia’s unilateral concessions”. “One can only speak about the ceasefire More »

Yemen president vows at UN to ‘extract Yemen from claws of Iran’

Yemen President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi vowed at the United Nations on Friday to “extract Yemen from the claws of Iran” as he accused Tehran of impeding peace by taking a “multitude of More »

Pakistan PM says world ignores South Asia tensions at its peril

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif accused nuclear-armed rival India on Wednesday of putting unacceptable conditions on dialogue with Islamabad and said the world would ignore the dangers of rising tensions in South More »

N-Day greetings: Safe, prosperous nation has made a mark globally

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif has underscored the great safety and prosperity the Kingdom enjoys under the rule of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, while thanking the nation’s deep-rooted More »

Abbas: Israel destroying two-state solution hopes

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas told the UN General Assembly on Thursday that Israel’s settlement expansion in the occupied West Bank was destroying any hope of a two-state solution. Abbas, who has been More »

 

Lavrov: Syrian ceasefire hinges on all sides involved

Russia and the United States on Sept. 9 agreed to a deal aimed at putting Syria’s peace process back on track.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said a revival of a ceasefire in Syria depends on all sides involved and not only on “Russia’s unilateral concessions”. “One can only speak about the ceasefire revival only on the collective basis,” he said

Egypt court sentences 7 to hang for shooting officer

A supporter of Egypt’s ousted President Mohammed Morsi throws tear gas towards Egyptian security forces in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Dec. 27, 2013

An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced seven men to hang for killing a police general in the unrest following the 2013 military overthrow of Islamist president Mohamed Mursi. It was the defendants’ second trial, after having won an appeal against

Regime makes advances as Aleppo pounded

People inspect a damaged site after airstrikes on the rebel held Tariq al-Bab neighbourhood of Aleppo, Syria September 23, 2016.

The Syrian army and militia allies seized ground north of Aleppo on Saturday, tightening a siege of the city’s rebel-held east while warplanes bombed it relentlessly in a Russian-backed offensive that has left Washington’s Syria policy in tatters. The capture

Cameron aide made Britain’s ambassador to France

Former prime minister David Cameron’s chief of staff has been appointed Britain’s ambassador to France.

Former prime minister David Cameron’s chief of staff has been appointed Britain’s ambassador to France, the Foreign Office announced. Cameron resigned in July after failing to keep Britain in the European Union in the June referendum. But now his closest

Ted Cruz, once a bitter rival, endorses Donald Trump

Two months after his refusal to endorse Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy prompted outrage at the RNC, Ted Cruz said he will vote for Trump.

Two months after his refusal to endorse Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy prompted outrage at the Republican National Convention, Senator Ted Cruz said Friday that he would vote for his former bitter primary rival. “After many months of careful consideration, of

Trump campaign plans $140 million ad buy

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump smiles as he listens to a reporters question to Geno's Steaks, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, in Philadelphia.

Donald Trump’s campaign is planning for what it says will amount to $140 million worth of advertising from now until Election Day. The total, if executed, would include $100 million in television airtime and $40 million in digital ads, according

Dozen killed in militant attacks north of Tikrit

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, which is the first of its kind since the city was retaken from ISIS in April 2015.

Twelve people were killed on Saturday when militants attacked a police checkpoint north of Tikrit and then detonated a car bomb at the entrance to the city, Iraqi police and military sources said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility

Three dead in shooting at mall in Washington state

Medics wait to gain access to the Cascade Mall after four people were shot dead in Burlington, Washington, US September 24, 2016.

Three people were shot dead and two were wounded during a shooting at a mall on Friday in northwest Washington state where authorities were searching for the gunman, several media outlets reported. Authorities initially said on social media that four

Push for Iraq’s Mosul to start ‘in a few weeks’: UK

Mosul has been held by ISIS extremists since June 2014 and British jets are part of a US-led coalition flying missions against them.

An offensive to encircle Iraq’s second city of Mosul should begin “in the next few weeks”, Britain’s Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said Friday, after a visit to the country. Mosul has been held by ISIS extremists since June 2014 and

Death toll mounts after Egypt boat tragedy

Egyptian coast guard and rescue workers bring ashore a body from a Europe-bound boat that capsized off Egypt’s Mediterranean coast, in Rosetta, Egypt, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016

The bodies of 162 people had been pulled from the waters off the Egyptian coast by Friday, two days after a boat carrying hundreds of migrants capsized in the Mediterranean while attempting to head to Europe. Dozens more are feared

Aleppo bombardment as talks fail

A boy inspects a damaged site after airstrikes on the rebel held Tariq al-Bab neighbourhood of Aleppo, Syria September 23, 2016.

Warplanes bombed Aleppo on Friday with what residents described as unprecedented ferocity after the Russian-backed Syrian army declared an offensive to fully capture Syria’s biggest city, killing off any hope of reviving a ceasefire. Video images filmed by residents showed

Yemen president vows at UN to ‘extract Yemen from claws of Iran’

President Abdrabuh Mansour Hadi Mansour of Yemen addresses the 71st United Nations General Assembly in the Manhattan borough of New York, US, September 23, 2016.

Yemen President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi vowed at the United Nations on Friday to “extract Yemen from the claws of Iran” as he accused Tehran of impeding peace by taking a “multitude of actions and interventions.” A Saudi-led Arab coalition has

3 Al-Qaeda suspects killed in drone strike in Yemen

Al-Qaeda and ISIS have taken advantage of the chaos and lawlessness brought about by Yemen’s ongoing civil war to expand their reach.

Yemeni security officials say a suspected US drone has struck a car traveling in eastern Yemen, killing three suspected Al-Qaeda fighters. They said the car targeted in the Friday attack was traveling in the province of Marib. The officials spoke

Obama to veto Saudi 9/11 prosecution

The White House argues the legislation would undermine sovereign immunity and potentially expose US officials and service members to litigation.

Barack Obama will on Friday veto legislation allowing 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia, risking public outrage and the first congressional override of his presidency. The White House confirmed Thursday that Obama would veto the legislation – unanimously passed by

Iraq oil fires cast doubt on Mosul mission

Iraqi firefighters battle large fire at oil wells as they trying to prevent the flames from reaching the residential neighborhoods in Qayara, Iraq.

A fire at one of Iraq’s major oil fields could hinder military and humanitarian efforts as operations to recapture ISIS stronghold of Mosul get underway. Black smoke continues to billow into the air from the Qayara oil field, damaged by

UN Security Council backs nuke test ban implementation

US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a meeting of the United Nations Security Council regarding nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament at UN headquarters, Friday, Sept. 23, 2016.

With US Secretary of State John Kerry invoking North Korea’s latest nuclear explosion as a “reckless act of provocation,” the UN Security Council on Friday approved a resolution urging quick global implementation of a treaty that would ban tests of

Russia and Pakistan to hold first joint military exercise

Pakistan's army troops take part in a military parade to mark Pakistan's Republic Day in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Former Cold War-era rivals Pakistan and Russia are due to hold their first ever military exercise this month, Pakistan’s military said on Friday, in another sign of shifting alliances in South Asia. During the Cold War, Pakistan spent a decade

Some 60 Canada schools, universities evacuated over threat

Students at all primary and secondary schools were taken to safe locations, federal police said.

Some 60 schools and universities in eastern Canada were evacuated Wednesday over a series of threats, including an anonymous bomb threat received by police. “Police agencies and school administration are evacuating all Prince Edward Island schools due to a potential

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