In election victory speech, Erdogan says Turkey will advance in Syria

:: Turkey will continue to “liberate Syrian lands” so that refugees can return to Syria safely, President Tayyip Erdogan said in an election victory speech on Monday. Speaking to supporters from the More »

Iraq PM Abadi warns armed groups against stockpiling weapons

:: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi warned on Saturday he would not allow militias to stockpile arms, two weeks after a weapons depot belonging to an armed group exploded in Baghdad. At More »

UN’s Yemen envoy to present a peace plan to EU on Monday

:: The United Nations special envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, is expected to present to EU foreign ministers next Monday a report on Yemen at a meeting in Luxemburg.. Official Sources confirmed More »

Turkey’s Erdogan, main rival stage final election rallies

:: President Tayyip Erdogan and his main challenger, Muharrem Ince, made a final push for support at rival rallies in Istanbul on Saturday, a day before presidential and parliamentary elections widely viewed More »

Lebanon’s Hariri signals new government near

:: Lebanon’s Prime Minister-designate Saad al-Hariri said on Friday he was very close to forming a new government and would hold more talks with the country’s main parties. Foreign donors have said More »

 

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Merkel in Beirut: Syria must be more secure before refugees return

:: German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday on a visit to Lebanon that conditions in Syria are not yet right for refugees to return, an issue which has led to a dispute between Lebanon’s foreign minister and the UN

Bolton: US sanctions ‘possible’ on European firms over Iran

:: White House National Security adviser John Bolton on Sunday said US sanctions on European companies that do business with Iran were possible, but Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he remained hopeful Washington and its allies could strike a

Indonesia links deadly church attacks to local ISIS-inspired group

:: A series of attacks in Indonesia by suicide bombers on churches in the city of Surabaya were suspected to be carried out by the ISIS-inspired group Jemaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD), a spokesman for the country’s intelligence agency said on

Xi Jinping and N. Korea’s Kim Jong Un met in China

:: Chinese President Xi Jinping and Kim Jong Un met in northeast China on Tuesday in an unannounced visit by the North Korean leader ahead of an expected summit with US President Donald Trump. Chinese state broadcaster CCTV showed Xi

French defense minister says weakening Iran deal would aggravate region

:: France’s defense minister said weakening the Iran deal would aggravate an eruptive region, as world powers waited to see if U.S. President Donald Trump would pull out of the accord on Tuesday. Florence Parly told French radio RTL the

Saudi Arabia welcomes US withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal

:: Saudi Arabia welcomed the announcement on Tuesday by President Donald Trump that the United States is withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal. The government said it also supports the reinstatement of economic sanctions on the Iranian regime, which were

Pakistan’s interior minister Ahsan Iqbal wounded in a gun attacked

:: Pakistan’s interior minister Ahsan Iqbal survived an assassination attempt on Sunday, officials said, an incident likely to heighten political tensions ahead of general elections expected in late July. “Ahsan Iqbal was targeted and shot in the arm,” Asim Khan,

Second India teen raped, set on fire

:: A 17-year-old battled for her life Monday after being raped, doused in kerosene and set on fire, the second such case to shake India as it battles an increase in sexual crimes. The teenager was attacked on the same

Iran nuke deal on table as Boris Johnson heads to Washington

:: British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will on Sunday begin a two-day visit to Washington, with the Iran nuclear deal, Syria and North Korea on top of the agenda, the Foreign Office said. Johnson will meet US Vice President Mike

Pompeo defends ‘muscular’ US diplomacy on North Korea and Iran

:: New US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday defended the “muscular diplomacy” practiced by President Donald Trump as a way to solve thorny global issues “peacefully, without ever firing a shot.” Speaking before of a group of American

Maldives President receives Organization of Islamic Cooperation chief

:: Maldives President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom on Thursday received the secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen. They discussed bilateral relations, ways to improve cooperation, challenges facing the Muslim world, and the OIC’s role

Russia says two dead in fighter jet crash off Syrian coast

:: A Russian fighter jet crashed Thursday off the coast of Syria, killing both pilots, according to Russia’s Defense Ministry, which said the plane did not come under fire and that the crash may have been caused by a bird

US military cargo plane crashes near airport in Georgia killing five

:: An Air National Guard C-130 cargo plane on a training mission crashed Wednesday along a road near a Georgia airport, killing at least five National Guard members from Puerto Rico, authorities said. Black smoke rose into the sky from

Gunmen kidnap German ICRC aid worker in Somali capital

:: Unidentified gunmen kidnapped a senior German staff member of the International Committee of the Red Cross in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Wednesday, police and her co-workers said. “We got the report minutes after she was abducted and now

US judge orders Iran to pay $6 bln to families of 9/11 victims

:: A federal US judge has ordered Iran to pay $6 billion to families of the victims of 9/11 after he found various government entities were accountable in the attacks. Judge George B. Daniels announced that the Islamic Republic of

UN Security Council delegation seeks Rohingya’s safe return

:: A UN Security Council delegation on Tuesday visited Myanmar’s Rakhine state, where hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled military-led violence, and urged the government to improve the security conditions for the return of the refugees. Around 700,000

Tariq Ramadan mistress, previously paid for her silence, reveals ordeal with him

:: In a recent interview with Belgian TV channel, RTL-TVI, a Belgian-Moroccan woman has said she has been Islamic scholar Tarek Ramadan’s mistress for five years. According to her, during these years, she was subjected to a psychological ordeal. Majda

France’s Macron unsure whether Trump will stick to Iran nuclear deal

:: French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday said he did not know whether US President Donald Trump would stick to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal that many in the West see as the best hope of preventing Tehran from getting

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