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Russia Confirms Participation in Minsk Quartet Meeting

Russia Confirms Participation in Minsk Quartet Meeting

February 09, 2015

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin said leaders of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine have agreed to meet in Minsk next Wednesday, provided that certain positions are agreed upon ...

Europe and U.S. Clash over How to Confront Putin on Ukraine

Europe and U.S. Clash over How to Confront Putin on Ukraine

February 08, 2015

MUNICH - Germany's Angela Merkel warned on Saturday that sending arms to help Ukraine fight pro-Russian separatists would not solve the crisis there, drawing a sharp rebuke from a ...

US and Europe Must Stand Together Over Ukraine: Biden

US and Europe Must Stand Together Over Ukraine: Biden

February 07, 2015

BRUSSELS - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Friday that the United States and Europe needed to stand together over Ukraine and accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of calling ...

Iraqi Kurds Call for Foreign Ground Troops in Anti-IS Fight

Iraqi Kurds Call for Foreign Ground Troops in Anti-IS Fight

February 05, 2015

IRBIL, Iraq - A senior Iraqi Kurdish official says the Kurds are "alone" in their fight against the Islamic State extremist group and need more support, including foreign ground ...

NATO's Leader to Meet Russia's Foreign Minister for 1st Time

NATO's Leader to Meet Russia's Foreign Minister for 1st Time

February 04, 2015

BRUSSELS -NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg will meet with Russia's foreign minister for the first time — an encounter that comes as relations between Moscow and the West have plunged ...

Germany Won't Give Weapons to Ukraine, Favors Talks: Merkel

Germany Won't Give Weapons to Ukraine, Favors Talks: Merkel

February 03, 2015

BUDAPEST, Hungary - Germany will not provide weapons to Ukraine and supports negotiations and a diplomatic solution to the conflict between the government in Kiev and Russian-backed ...

1,375 People Killed in Iraq Violence in January: UN

1,375 People Killed in Iraq Violence in January: UN

February 02, 2015

BAGHDAD - A total of 1,375 Iraqis were killed and 2,240 others were injured in terrorist attacks and violence in January in Iraq, according to a statement issued on Sunday by the UN ...

Nearly 4,000 ISIL Terrorists Killed in Kobani: Report

Nearly 4,000 ISIL Terrorists Killed in Kobani: Report

February 01, 2015

TEHRAN - At least 3,710 ISIL terrorists were killed in the Syrian border town of Kobani after more than four months of ...

New Saudi King in Major Government Shake-Up

New Saudi King in Major Government Shake-Up

January 31, 2015

RIYADH - Saudi Arabia's new King Salman has tightened his hold on power, firing two sons of his predecessor and replacing the heads of intelligence and other key agencies in a sweeping ...

Israel Fires into Lebanon, Killing UN Soldier

Israel Fires into Lebanon, Killing UN Soldier

January 29, 2015

JERUSALEM - Israeli forces were attacking southern Lebanon from the sky and ground on Wednesday, amid steep escalation in the volatile border, killing a Spanish UN Interim Force in ...

EU Must Target Anonymous Money Transfers to Tackle Militants: France

EU Must Target Anonymous Money Transfers to Tackle Militants: France

January 28, 2015

BRUSSELS - The European Union must better monitor anonymous money transfers to crack down on the financing of terrorism and this idea will be part of proposals to be presented to the ...

Obama, New Saudi King to Discuss Yemen, IS: White House

Obama, New Saudi  King to Discuss Yemen,  IS: White House

January 27, 2015

NEW DELHI - U.S. President Barack Obama and new Saudi Arabia King Salman are expected to discuss shared concerns about the turmoil in Yemen and the fight against Islamic State militants ...

King Abdullah Dies Aged 90

King Abdullah Dies Aged 90

January 24, 2015

RIYADH - Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz died on Friday after devoting his life to leading his oil-rich kingdom toward prospecrity, and his half-brother -- former Crown Prince Salman ...

Russian FM Blasts U.S. Attempt to Dominate World

Russian FM Blasts U.S.  Attempt to Dominate World

January 22, 2015

MOSCOW - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday blasted the United States for its attempt to dominate the world as well as its confrontational ...

OIC Session Urges United Stance to Resolve Problems of Islamic World

OIC Session Urges United Stance to  Resolve Problems of Islamic World

January 21, 2015

ISTANBUL - The statements accusing all Muslims after the Paris attacks is neither acceptable, nor contributing to the counter-terrorism efforts, said the representatives of Muslim ...

Time Not Right to Ease Russia Sanctions: EU

Time Not Right to Ease Russia Sanctions: EU

January 20, 2015

BRUSSELS - European Union foreign ministers said on Monday there were no grounds to lift economic sanctions against Russia despite conciliatory proposals from the EU's foreign policy ...

Israeli ‘Provocations’ Radicalizing Muslim World: Davutoglu

Israeli ‘Provocations’ Radicalizing  Muslim World: Davutoglu

January 18, 2015

ISTANBUL - Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu accused his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday of terrorism and said Israeli "provocations" such as the bombardment of ...

U.S. Military Must Get Ready to Deal with “Challenges”: Hagel

U.S. Military Must Get Ready to  Deal with “Challenges”: Hagel

January 17, 2015

HOUSTON - U.S. Defense Secretary Chunk Hagel urged the country's military to prepare for "challenges" that could pose a threat to the U.S. national security on ...

Syrian Opposition Groups will Lose Out By Missing Talks: Russia

Syrian Opposition Groups will Lose  Out By Missing Talks: Russia

January 15, 2015

MOSCOW - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday Syrian opposition representatives would risk losing influence in peace efforts if they do not attend planned talks ...

Egypt’s High Court Overturns Last Conviction against Mubarak

Egypt’s High Court Overturns Last Conviction against Mubarak

January 14, 2015

CAIRO - Egypt's high court on Tuesday overturned the only remaining conviction against former president Hosni Mubarak, opening the way for his possible release four years after the ...

White House to Hold Global Security Summit: US Official

White House to Hold Global  Security Summit: US Official

January 12, 2015

PARIS - U.S. President Barack Obama will invite allies to a Feb. 18 security summit in Washington to try and prevent violent extremism, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Sunday ...

Gunmen killed as twin sieges rock France

Gunmen killed as twin sieges rock France

January 10, 2015

Elite French police have stormed a printworks and a Jewish supermarket, killing two brothers wanted for the Charlie Hebdo attack and a gunman linked to them in a dramatic end to twin ...

Nuclear Talks A Matter of Heart: Iran’s President

Nuclear Talks A Matter of Heart: Iran’s President

January 05, 2015

TEHRAN - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday that ongoing nuclear negotiations with world powers are a matter of "heart," not just centrifuges ahead of talks next week ...

Merkel Tells Germans Not to Attend Anti-Islam Rallies

Merkel Tells Germans Not to  Attend Anti-Islam Rallies

January 01, 2015

BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday warned the country’s citizens not to participate in weekly anti-Islam rallies that have attracted growing numbers of ...

New U.S. Sanctions May Hamper Dialogue on Iran, Syria: Russia

New U.S. Sanctions May Hamper Dialogue on Iran, Syria: Russia

December 31, 2014

MOSCOW - Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that a widening of U.S. sanctions against Moscow this week may hamper bilateral cooperation on issues such as Iran's nuclear program ...

Turkey Hails Russian Bid to Resume Dialogue over Syria Crisis in 2015

Turkey Hails Russian Bid to Resume  Dialogue over Syria Crisis in 2015

December 30, 2014

ANKARA - Turkey welcomed consultations between Russia and Syrian opposition in Moscow, which aims to resume talks in 2015 to end the long-running conflict, Turkish Foreign Minister ...

Iran Ready to Support Iraq's War on Terrorism: Speaker

Iran Ready to Support Iraq's War on Terrorism: Speaker

December 28, 2014

TEHRAN - Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani underlined Tehran's preparedness to provide Baghdad with logistical support to help Iraq defeat ISIL terrorists in a shorter ...

Russia’s New Military Doctrine Names NATO as Key Risk

Russia’s New Military Doctrine Names NATO as Key Risk

December 27, 2014

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a new military doctrine, naming NATO expansion among key external risks, the Kremlin said on Friday, days after Ukraine made fresh steps to ...

Bold Steps Required to Rid Country of Terrorism: Sharif

Bold Steps Required  to Rid Country of  Terrorism: Sharif

December 25, 2014

ISLAMABAD – Pakistani Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif has said that we are facing an unusual situation and if strong measures are not taken it would be unacceptable for the ...

UN Warns of Potential War Crimes in Libya

UN Warns of Potential  War Crimes in Libya

December 24, 2014

GENEVA - The U.N.'s top human rights official says fighting between armed groups in Libya has killed hundreds of civilians and could lead to prosecution for war ...

Diplomats Worldwide Target Islamic State Militants

Diplomats Worldwide Target  Islamic State Militants

December 04, 2014

BRUSSELS - A global fight against Islamic State militants will likely take years to fully succeed, but nations are prepared to engage "for as long as it takes" to defeat the ...

EU Imposes Sanctions on Ukraine Rebel Vote Organizers

EU Imposes Sanctions on Ukraine Rebel Vote Organizers

November 30, 2014

BRUSSELS - The European Union has imposed sanctions on the organizers of rebel elections in eastern Ukraine this month, the bloc said on Saturday, hitting the separatists and their ...

SAARC Leaders Call for Deeper Cooperation in Space Technology

SAARC Leaders Call  for Deeper Cooperation in Space Technology

November 27, 2014

KATHMANDU - Regional collaboration in space technology must be enhanced to achieve sustainable development in South Asia, according to the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation ...

Khamenei Underlines Enemies’ Failure in Defeating Iran in N. Talks

Khamenei Underlines  Enemies’ Failure in  Defeating Iran in N. Talks

November 26, 2014

TEHRAN - Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei underscored the enemies' failure in forcing Iran to accept their illegitimate excessive demands during the ...

Women are Not Equal to Men: Erdogan

Women are Not Equal to Men: Erdogan

November 25, 2014

ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has set off a new controversy, declaring that women are not equal to men and accusing feminists of not understanding the special ...