As Egypt’s Sisi, Israel’s Netanyahu meet for first time he calls for unity among Palestinians

:: Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have met for the first time in public in what Egypt said was part of an effort to revive the More »

Are Rohingya Muslims being wiped off Myanmar’s map?

:: For generations, Rohingya Muslims have called Myanmar home. Now, in what appears to be a systematic purge, they are, quite literally, being wiped off the map. After a series of attacks More »

Saudi Crown Prince, British Defense Minister sign military agreement

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince and Defense Minist Mohammed bin Salman has met in Jeddah with British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon where a military and security deal was signed. During the meeting, More »

King Salman orders additional $15 million for Rohingyas

:: King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud ordered an additional $15 million for the Rohingya Muslims on Tuesday during a cabinet meeting that condemned the terrorist massacres. The cabinet meeting discussed the brutal More »

Egypt’s Sisi on Qatar: It’s time to confront supporters of terrorism

:: Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi who is in New York for the UN General Assembly session said the time has come to efficiently confront parties that support terrorism and get them to More »


Tag Archives: GERMANY

Sheikh Tamim: Qatar ready to sit at negotiating table

:: Qatar is ready to sit at the negotiating table to try to end the dispute with its neighbors, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani said on Friday in Berlin. “We spoke about Qatar’s readiness to sit at the table to

After Etihad Airways withdrew funding, pilots ground Air Berlin flights

:: Insolvent Air Berlin (AB1.DE) canceled about 100 flights on Tuesday after pilots called in sick in unusually high numbers, potentially hampering an attempt to find investors to rescue Germany’s second-largest airline. Air Berlin filed for bankruptcy protection last month

Merkel: Germany open to Iran-style North Korea talks

:: Germany would lend its weight to a diplomatic push to end North Korean nuclear weapons and missile development along the lines of a past deal with Iran, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday. “I would say yes immediately if we

Russia berates German defense minister for war games remarks

:: Russia’s Defense Ministry on Saturday criticized German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen, saying it was bewildered by her assertion that Moscow planned to send more than 100,000 troops to war games on NATO’s eastern flank this month. On

Merkel tells voters: ‘Don’t experiment’ with the left

Angela Merkel

:: Chancellor Angela Merkel warned German voters on Wednesday not to risk allowing an untested left-wing alliance to take power after this month’s national election, urging them to stick with her in “turbulent times.” Less than three weeks before the

Latest Air Berlin bidder looks to focus on holiday routes

:: A German businessman joined the field of potential bidders for insolvent Air Berlin on Monday, proposing to focus on only a few routes to holiday destinations. Air Berlin, Germany’s second-largest airline, filed for bankruptcy protection in August after shareholder

Two more Germans arrested in Turkey ‘for political reasons’: Berlin

:: Two more German citizens have been arrested in Turkey “for political reasons”, Berlin said Friday, bringing the total number of German political prisoners in Turkish custody to 12. “On August 31, two German nationals were detained in Turkey for

Jordan, Germany said to disagree on status of German troops

:: A Jordanian official says Jordan is negotiating with Germany over the legal status of German troops to be stationed in the kingdom, amid reports that disagreements delayed deployment. The German magazine Der Spiegel reported on Sunday that Germany seeks

German FM: Turkey will never be EU member under Erdogan

:: Turkey will never be a member of the European Union as long as it is governed by Tayyip Erdogan, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Thursday, accusing the Turkish president of failing to take accession talks with the

Merkel assuming leadership role in world of erratic strongmen

Paul Carrel

By : Paul Carrel :: Alarmed by the rise of unpredictable strongmen around the world, Angela Merkel feels she must do more to defend the Western order on which Germany depends. It has been a transformation for the chancellor. Last

Neo-Nazis march in Berlin

:: Neo-Nazis marched in the streets of the German capital to mark the 30th anniversary of the death of Rudolf Hess, Adolf Hitler’s deputy, US, the media reported. Helmeted police in riot gear stood guard on Saturday as right-wing demonstrators

German-Turkish war of words escalates

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

:: Ahead of Germany’s general election on Sept. 24, the war of words between Ankara and Berlin is escalating. On Friday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan described Germany’s ruling Christian Democrats and Social Democrats, as well as the Green Party,

Merkel’s rival slams car bosses in bid to revive campaign

Martin Schulz

:: German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief challenger in a September election, Martin Schulz, has launched a stinging attack on the country’s dieselgate-tainted car industry as he sought to turn around a flagging campaign. The leader of the Social Democratic Party

Merkel embarks on Germany’s ‘strangest’ campaign

Angela Merkel

:: German Chancellor Angela Merkel has returned from a three-week Alpine holiday to embark Saturday on what may be the most bizarre election campaign in the country’s post-war history. After months of studiously ignoring the race for the Sept. 24

Turkey’s Erdogan says Germany abetting terrorists

:: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused Germany on Monday of assisting terrorists by not responding to thousands of files sent to Berlin or handing over suspects wanted by Turkish authorities. “Germany is abetting terrorists,” Erdogan told a conference in the

German police rule out terrorism in club shooting carried out by Iraqi man

:: A gunman who killed one person and injured three others in a nightclub in southern Germany on Sunday was an Iraqi citizen who had lived in the country for a long time and was not an asylum seeker, police

Refugee drama ‘Club Europa’ hits German screens

:: The highest grossing German movie last year was a fizzy feel-good summer comedy about the country’s refugee influx, “Welcome to the Hartmanns.” Just a year on, German screens are darkening with “Club Europa,” a sobering take on the challenges

From ‘never aggressive’ asylum seeker to Hamburg knife attacker

:: The suspect who stormed into a supermarket in Hamburg and killed one person with a knife, was known to authorities as an “Islamist”, said the port city’s interior minister Andy Grote on Saturday. “There are indications of radicalisation”, Grote

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