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Western Balkan Nations Told to Work Harder to Join EU

Western Balkan Nations  Told to Work Harder to Join EU

Fabruary 17, 2018

SOFIA - The European Union on Friday told six Western Balkan nations seeking membership that they would have to implement difficult reforms before they can be ...

Turkey, US to ‘Work Together’ in Syria after Crisis

Turkey, US to  ‘Work Together’ in Syria after Crisis

Fabruary 17, 2018

ANKARA - Turkey and United States on Friday agreed to work together in Syria after weeks of tensions over Ankara’s latest cross-border operation that raised fears of a military ...

Countries Who Fought Islamic State Must Help Rebuild Iraq -Tillerson

Countries Who Fought Islamic  State Must Help Rebuild Iraq -Tillerson

Fabruary 14, 2018

KUWAIT - The United States urged members of the coalition fighting Islamic State on Tuesday to help rebuild Iraq or risk the reversal of ...

Saudi Cleric Says Women Need Not Wear Abaya Robe in Public

Saudi Cleric Says Women  Need Not Wear Abaya Robe in Public

Fabruary 14, 2018

SAUDI ARBIA - Saudi women should not have to wear the loose-fitting abaya robe to shroud their bodies in public, a senior cleric ...

Turkey Assails US over Ties with Syrian Kurdish Militia

Turkey Assails US over  Ties with Syrian Kurdish Militia

Fabruary 13, 2018

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey’s foreign minister assailed the United States on Monday, claiming that American forces in Syria are intentionally stalling the fight against Islamic ...

Tillerson Says Up to North Korea to Decide When Ready to Engage in Talks

Tillerson Says Up to North Korea  to Decide When Ready to Engage in Talks

Fabruary 13, 2018

CAIRO - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Monday any possible negotiations with North Korea over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs can only happen ...

UK Economy Continues Stable Growth despite Brexit Uncertainties

UK Economy Continues Stable  Growth despite Brexit Uncertainties

Fabruary 12, 2018

LONDON - The British economy continues to show stable growth, with the uncertainties around Brexit failing to blunt GDP expansion, according to a report ...

IMF Official Warns of Youth Unemployment, Social Tensions in Arab World

IMF Official Warns of  Youth  Unemployment, Social Tensions in Arab World

Fabruary 12, 2018

DUBAI - Arab youth unemployment is the highest in the world, said International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine ...

North Korea’s Kim Invites South Korean President for Summit

North Korea’s Kim Invites  South Korean President for Summit

Fabruary 11, 2018

SEOUL/PYEONGCHANG, South Korea - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited South Korean President Moon Jae-in for talks in Pyongyang, South Korean ...

China’s Top Diplomat Tells Trump Hopes to Increase Coordination on North Korea

China’s Top Diplomat Tells Trump  Hopes to Increase Coordination on North Korea

Fabruary 11, 2018

BEIJING - China hopes both it and the United States can increase their coordination on the North Korea issue, China’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi told U.S. President Donald Trump ...

US Congress Passes Funding Bill to Reopen Government after Hours-Long Shutdown

US Congress Passes Funding Bill to Reopen Government after Hours-Long Shutdown

Fabruary 10, 2018

WASHINGTON - The US Congress passed a crucial federal spending bill Friday after hours of delay, sending the measure for President Donald Trump’s signature to end ...

Southern Gas Corridor to Help Cover Europe’s Growing Gas Needs

Southern Gas Corridor to Help  Cover Europe’s Growing Gas Needs

Fabruary 10, 2018

EUROPE - The Southern Gas Corridor will help cover Europe’s growing gas needs taking into account that own gas production in the European Union is declining ...

US to Unveil ‘Toughest Sanctions Ever’ on N. Korea

US to Unveil  ‘Toughest Sanctions Ever’ on N. Korea

Fabruary 08, 2018

TOKYO - Washington will soon unveil its “toughest and most aggressive sanctions” ever against North Korea, US Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday after talks with Japan’s ...

German Parties Reach Coalition Govt Deal after Long Talks

German Parties Reach  Coalition Govt Deal after Long Talks

Fabruary 08, 2018

BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and Germany’s main center-left party reached a deal Wednesday to form a new coalition government after a final session of talks ...

Erdogan Says U.S. Has ‘Calculations’ Against Turkey, Iran, Russia in Syria

Erdogan Says U.S. Has ‘Calculations’ Against Turkey, Iran, Russia in Syria

Fabruary 07, 2018

ANKARA - The United States is working against the interests of Turkey, Iran and maybe Russia in northern Syria, where it is sending in military supplies to an area controlled by ...

Russia Decides Where it Deploys its Missiles, Kremlin Says After Kaliningrad Rebuke

Russia Decides Where it Deploys its Missiles, Kremlin Says After Kaliningrad Rebuke

Fabruary 07, 2018

MOSCOW- Russia said on Tuesday it had the right to put weapons anywhere it chose on its own territory, after reports that Moscow had deployed nuclear-capable Iskander...

U.S. Forces Begin Reducing Numbers in Iraq: Iraqi Spokesman

U.S. Forces Begin Reducing  Numbers in Iraq: Iraqi Spokesman

Fabruary 06, 2018

BAGHDAD - U.S. forces have begun reducing their numbers in Iraq after Iraqi authorities declared “victory” over Islamic State, an Iraqi government spokesman said on Monday...

Russia Says it Has Measures that Can Take against the U.S

Russia Says it Has Measures  that Can Take against the U.S

Fabruary 06, 2018

MOSCOW - Russia still has counter measures it can take against the United States in a tit-for-tat sanctions battle, but is keeping its powder dry for now, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov ...

Trump Says Republican Memo Vindicates Him in Russia Probe

Trump Says Republican Memo  Vindicates Him in Russia Probe

Fabruary 05, 2018

PALM BEACH - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that a controversial memo attacking federal law enforcement written by congressional Republicans vindicates him...

India a “Central Strategic Partner” in Indo-Pacific, Says US Air Force Chief

India a “Central Strategic Partner” in Indo-Pacific, Says US Air Force Chief

Fabruary 05, 2018

NEW DELHI: The Indian and the US air forces will significantly step up operational cooperation to complement the strategic interests of the two countries in the Indo-Pacific region, Chief of ...

UN Chief Vows to Fight Sexual Harassment, Boasts Gender Parity of His Senior Aides

UN Chief Vows to Fight Sexual Harassment, Boasts Gender Parity of His Senior Aides

Fabruary 04, 2018

UNITED NATIONS - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, as part of his gender parity strategy for the world organization, announced on Friday that for the first time...

Trump Nuclear Doctrine Takes Tougher Stance on Russia

Trump Nuclear Doctrine Takes Tougher Stance on Russia

Fabruary 04, 2018

WASHINGTON —The Trump administration on Friday announced it will continue much of the Obama administration's nuclear weapons policy, but take a more aggressive ...

Ex-U.S. President Carter to Attend Informal UN Meeting on Middle East

Ex-U.S. President Carter to Attend  Informal UN Meeting on Middle East

Fabruary 03, 2018

UNITED NATIONS - Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has been invited to attend the United Nations Security Council’s Arria formula meeting on the Middle East on Feb...

India to Build Tunnel under 14000 Ft High Sela Pass Near Chinese Border

India to Build Tunnel under 14000 Ft High Sela Pass Near Chinese Border

Fabruary 03, 2018

NEW DELHI — In a bid to ensure all-weather connectivity between the mainland and the hinterlands bordering China, the Indian government has announced the construction of a tunnel at the majestic ...

Russia’s Putin, Turkey’s Erdogan Say Happy with Syria Congress in Sochi

Russia’s Putin, Turkey’s Erdogan Say Happy with Syria Congress in Sochi

February 01, 2018

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke with his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday to discuss the outcome of a Russian-sponsored conference on reaching ...

Trump Underlines Battling Terrorism, Ensuring Foreign Aid Only for America’s Friends, in State of Union Address

Trump Underlines Battling Terrorism, Ensuring Foreign Aid Only for America’s Friends, in State of Union Address

February 01, 2018

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday highlighted the anti-terrorism fight and foreign aid policy ...

NATO will Continue to Stand with Afghans: Stoltenberg

NATO will Continue to Stand  with Afghans: Stoltenberg

January 31, 2018

KABUL - NATO will continue to stand with Afghans in the fight against terrorism and their struggle to build peace and reconciliation in their country, the secretary-general says...

US ‘Taking Daesh to Afghanistan’: Khamenei

US ‘Taking Daesh to  Afghanistan’: Khamenei

January 31, 2018

TEHRAN - Ayatollah Khamenei says by relocating Daesh from Iraq and Syria to Afghanistan, the United States is pursuing its objectives in the region. Reacting to the ...

Trump Says US-EU Trade Very Unfair, May Morph into Big Problem

Trump Says US-EU Trade Very  Unfair, May Morph into Big Problem

January 30, 2018

LONDON- In an interview with a British TV anchor, U.S. President Donald Trump complained about what he said was very unfair trade relationship between the United States and the European Union...

UN Envoy Calls for Viable Political Settlement to Syrian Crisis

UN Envoy Calls for Viable Political Settlement to Syrian Crisis

January 30, 2018

MAFRAQ, JORDAN - The UN Higher Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) special envoy Angelina Jolie visited Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan on Sunday, calling for “a viable political settlement”...

Tillerson, Polish PM Discuss Security, Energy Issues

Tillerson, Polish PM Discuss  Security, Energy Issues

January 28, 2018

WARSAW - Visiting U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson discussed here Saturday security issues with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, with NATO strengthening and Nord Stream 2 gas...

Moscow Reserves Right to Respond to New U.S. Sanctions: Russian FM

Moscow Reserves Right to Respond to New U.S. Sanctions: Russian FM

January 28, 2018

MOSCOW - The new round of anti-Russia sanctions by the United States is irrational and “senseless,” and Moscow reserves the right to respond, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Friday...

Trump Warns Davos on Unfair Trade, Says U.S. ‘Open for Business’

Trump Warns Davos on Unfair Trade, Says U.S. ‘Open for Business’

January 27, 2018

DAVOS, Switzerland - U.S. President Donald Trump took his “America First” message to the world’s elite on Friday, telling a summit of business and political leaders that the...

European UN Envoys Stress Two-State Solution to Palestinian Issue

European UN Envoys Stress Two-State Solution to Palestinian Issue

January 27, 2018

UNITED NATIONS - Ambassadors of European countries to the United Nations on Thursday stressed that the two-state solution is the only viable path for the settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian...

Senior Leaders Stress Trade Dispute Mechanism for Belt &Road

Senior Leaders Stress Trade Dispute Mechanism for Belt &Road

January 24, 2018

BEIJING - Senior Chinese leaders Tuesday approved a guideline on establishing a mechanism to appropriately solve trade and investment disputes among the Belt and Road countries...