Wednesday, Jan 22
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Russia hails outcome of Libya summit
Kremlin spokesman on Monday said that a very important step has been taken towards.
3 day ago
Turkey slams Haftar’s visit to Greece
In a statement, Turkey's Foreign Minister said that Athens' efforts to derail push for peace in Libya are in vain.
6 day ago
US signs initial phase one trade deal with China
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British ambassador returns to UK after tensions with Iran
"Ambassador Rob Macaire is returning to the UK Wednesday on a long-planned visit," the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said in a statement.
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Saudi Arabia executed 184 people last year
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Russia hosts Libya talks ahead of Germany summit
Russian Foreign Minister said that the Moscow conference on Libya as a preparatory meeting for the Berlin conference.
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Merkel invites world powers to Libya peace conference
German government’s announcement came following Russia-hosted talks late Monday for Libyan peace.
7 day ago
Britain rejects new Scottish independence vote
Prime Minister Boris Johnson publishes his response to a request from Scottish first minister to transfer power.
9 day ago
France, Germany, UK urge Iran to remain committed to nuclear deal
10 day ago
UN Council vote for aid resolution to Syria
The Security Council on Friday evening renewed a UN operation delivering humanitarian aid across the Syrian border to millions of civilians.
11 day ago
Brexit bill passes from UK Parliament
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Pentagon chief says Iran intended to kill US soldiers
Mike Esper spoke to the press at the Pentagon after meeting with U.S. Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley and members of the House of Representatives and Senate.
Chinese officials signal recovery of US relations
China’s vice foreign minister stated on Friday that bilateral relations with the US have experienced serious difficulties.
EU states to offer 30,000 resettlement places in 2020
EU Commission announced that it will provide financial support to member states who made a collective pledge of more than 30,000 refugee resettlement places.
Sudan’s ex-president sentenced to two years in detention
Al-Bashir, 75, has been in custody since April when Sudan’s military stepped in and removed him from power after months of nationwide protests.
After his sweeping victory, Johnson promises Jan 31 Brexit
"Brexit will happen, no matter what", Prime Minister Boris Johnson vowed as he started his postelection era.
Boris Johnson wins huge majority in UK elections
Boris Johnson brings his dog to vote
President Erdoğan discusses military cooperation with Putin
Speaking to the reporters, Turkey’s presidential spokesperson said that the two leaders spoke about Syria on the phone.
12 Daesh-linked suspects arrested across Turkey
Turkish police carry out simultaneous anti-terror operations in four provinces, including Istanbul.
House Democrats to announce impeachment articles
The announcement is expected to be made by Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff and other pertinent committee leaders.
Finnish politician becomes world's youngest prime minister
Sanna Marin, Finland's 34-year-old transportation minister, will swear on Tuesday.
White House blocks Armenia bill for the third time
Trump defends himself about phone call with Ukrainian president
US President sharply criticized Democrats, said that they should apologize to the American people.
US passes bill to protect Chinese Uyghurs
The legislation calls for sanctions on Chinese officials who violate Uighurs' human rights, pass easily.
German foreign minister slams Macron’s claims on NATO
French President had said that NATO was undergoing a brain-death.
Former Pakistani president accused of money laundering
Asif Zardari accused of laundering more than 35 billion Pakistani rupees ($300 million) through fake accounts.
Center-right president re-elected in Romania
Klaus Iohannis received 66.5 percent of votes.
US billionaire Bloomberg officially in presidential race
Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that he formally will run for the 2020 presidential race against Trump.
UK PM vows to bring Brexit deal to parliament before Xmas
With less than three weeks before UK heads to the polls on Dec. 12, the governing Conservatives and opposition Labour are trying to tempt voters with different visions.
Netanyahu charged with corruption
Netanyahu challenger Gantz fails to form new government
Netanyahu: Israeli attacks to Gaza will continue with no mercy
At least 18 people, including Abu Al-Atta and his wife, were killed since the attacks were launched against the coastal enclave.
Germany, Netherlands agree to take back Daesh terrorists
US knows location of Baghdadi's third-in-command
Brexit Party will not contest against Johnson
Brexit Party's Farage says will not challenge PM Johnson's Conservatives in 317 seats.
Russia calls Bolivia's political forces to responsibility
The Bolivian opposition party had claimed that fraud had been committed in the elections and some parties urged supporters to take to the streets.
German city elects Turkish mayor for the first time
US Secretary: NATO must change
Mike Pompeo said that the organization could become obsolete if it cannot adapt to the issues of the modern world.
US billionaire to enter 2020 race against Trump
N. Macedonia must join the EU, deputy prime minister says
In October, France opposed EU membership talks with North Macedonia and Albania, arguing that both countries needed to implement more reforms before talks could begin.
Macron says NATO experiencing brain death
French President has said there is a lack of strategic coordination between European allies on the one hand and the United States and Turkey, with NATO’s second-largest military, on the other.
UK gov’t accused of Russian interference in Brexit vote
No 10 has denied claims it is suppressing a report on alleged Russian interference in UK democracy until after the general election.
Trump, Johnson discuss security issues and tariffs by phone
British Prime Minister Johnson urged Trump to lift tariffs on goods, a Downing Street spokesperson said in a statement on Tuesday.
Sir Lindsay Hoyle replaces John Bercow’s seat in UK parliament
Hoyle, the Labour politician, has been serving as deputy speaker since June 2010 in the parliament.
Reporter ashames of Greece’s treatment of refugees
Greek reporter accused the government of deliberately keeping refugee camps in the country in poor conditions to discourage new arrivals.
Russian FM: Baghdadi was US brainchild
Baghdadi led Daesh as it snapped up large swaths of Iraq and Syria.
US lawmakers approve rules for Trump’s impeachment
Thursday’s vote showed that Democrats have enough backing in the House to later bring formal charges, known as articles of impeachment if they feel they have enough evidence.
Countdown for YPG retreat in Syria ends
Turkey's 120-hour agreement with the US and the 150-hour agreement with Russia on YPG/PKK's withdrawal have ended.
UK set to go to polls for snap elections in December
US has killed al-Baghdadi's 'number one, Trump says
In a tweet on Tuesday, US President announced that US troops have successfully taken down the top replacement for Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
Baghdadi's aide seized by Turkey was key to his capture
Trump said Daesh's leader died alongside three of his children when he detonated an explosives-laden vest after fleeing into a dead-end tunnel during the attack.
US Democrats ready to layout rules for impeachment
Trump has for weeks branded the work of committees probing Trump’s overtures to Ukraine as illegitimate, arguing Democrats had failed to authorize their investigations in a public vote.
UK government fails again to call snap elections
British Prime Minister Johnson failed to get the House of Commons to support his call for an election, his third unsuccessful attempt.
US secretary calls for more sanctions on Iran
Since the US began re-implementing sanctions on Iran since November 2018, Iran has been highly restricted in its oil exports.
EU agrees to Brexit extension until end of January
EU ambassadors have agreed to accept the UK’s request for a Brexit delay until January 31, 2020, President Donald Tusk announced via Twitter.
Turkish authorities issue travel warning for Iraq
In a statement, the Turkish ministry warned its citizens to avoid crowded places as well.
US plans to reinforce position in Syria to protect oil fields
US defense secretary Mike Esper said that US must deny the Daesh oil revenue stream to ensure there is no resurgence.
President tasks Gantz with forming Israeli government
Israel's president to task ex-military chief Benny Gantz with forming a new government Wednesday following Netanyahu's failure.
Trump announces Turkey sanctions will be lifted
Kurds have worked very nicely with us, Trump says
US President hailed big success on Tukey-Syria border in a tweet.
NATO chief supports anti-terror progress in Syria
Jens Stoltenberg said that it was possible to move towards a political settlement in Syria after progress made over the last days.
Trump cancels NYT and WP subscriptions
White House’s decision came after US President accused the newspapers of making "fake news".
Commons reject Johnson’s Brexit bill
Losing the vote on the timetable does not kill the Withdrawal Agreement Bill, but does make its passage before Oct. 31 highly unlikely.
Pentagon chief says US didn't sign up to defend Kurds
Mark Esper said that the US didn't sign up to fight a war to defend the Kurds against a longstanding NATO ally.
President Erdoğan, Putin discuss Syria’s safe zone
Trump: US never promised Kurds it would stay 400 years
Netanyahu fails again to form a government
Israeli Prime Minister has said he cannot form a government and handed the opportunity to his political rival.
US may leave some troops in Syria, Pentagon announces
British gov’t decides to leave EU on Oct. 31
We are going to leave by October 31. We have the means and the ability to do so, said Michael Gove, the minister in charge of no-deal Brexit preparations.
Former minister admits PKK committed crimes in Germany
Macron says he will meet with Erdoğan, Merkel and Johnson
French President Emmanuel Macron said Friday he will meet President Erdoğan soon over Turkey’s Syria operation.
Pompeo meets Netanyahu in Israel after Turkey visit
"Good to be in Israel and look forward to meeting and discussing a range of important issues and the security of America’s closest ally and partner," Pompeo wrote on Twitter.
US Senator criticizes Turkey-US agreement on Syria
Temporary civil council to control Tal Abyad
Syrian National Arm remains in control of the town until the local council is formed.
Johnson announces Brexit deal is done
Trump sends letter to President Erdoğan over Syria
Trump had the letter released to bolster his view that he did not give Turkey a green light to invade Syria.
Trump slams ABC reporter over fake video on Syria
Democrats urge Trump to restrain Turkey on Syria operation
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Trump to offer a clear and specific plan for the defeat of the Daesh terror group.
Pompeo to visit Turkey to discuss alliances
US State Department secretary announced on Thursday that Mike Pompeo will meet with key leaders during his visit.
France wants Daesh terrorists to be put on trial in Iraq
The French minister said the government wants the establishment of an international court in Iraq for the trial of Daesh members.
Pentagon declares santions on military sales
The official also said the U.S. is seeking to continue to engage in dialogue with Turkey to get them to halt the operation.
Norway against Turkey’s suspension from NATO
Norway's premier criticizes Turkey’s anti-terror operation in Syria but rejects calls for cutting ties with Ankara.
Trump imposes sanctions on Turkey over Syria operation
US President mentioned imposing sanctions on Turkey demanded to stop the military operation in northeast Syria.
Erdoğan holds talk with Macron over Syria operation
President Erdoğan’s phone call with Macron came after his French counterpart’s negative comments on Operation Peace Spring.
German gov’t seeks dialogue with Turkey on Syria
According to the government's spokesman, Merkel acknowledges Turkey’s legitimate security interests in Syria.
Luxembourg minister warns EU on Turkey’s military force
Poll results show ruling party ahead in elections in Poland
Poland’s ruling right-wing Law and Justice party is likely to the parliament elections and secure another four-year term, poll results show.
US set to to evacuate troops from northern Syria
Russia, China veto UN statement on Turkey’s Syria operation
Russia and China slammed the UN Security Council’s statement on Turkey’s counterterrorism operation in Syria on Thursday.
Senator Graham heard saying he supports Turkey against YPG
US Senator Lindsey Graham was pranked by two Russians pretending to be Turkey’s minister of defense in an August phone call, his office said on Thursday.
Norway announces to stop selling weapons
Criticizing Turkey’s Operation Peace Spring, the Norwegian government announced that it stopped all export of new weapons to Turkey.
Netanyahu condemns Turkey's Syria operation
"Israel is prepared to extend humanitarian assistance to the gallant Kurdish people," Israeli Prime Minister said.
Trump: PKK is a mortal enemy of Turkey
US President blamed Obama for allying the US with PKK.
Macron meets YPG terrorist over Turkey’s operation
According to the statement of the French President's office, Macron told him he was "very concerned" about the risk of Turkish operation in the region.
Italy to cut the number of parliamentarians
According to the new bill, Italy will have to approve reform cutting a third of parliamentary seats in the referendum.
John McCain’s daughter slams Trump over Syria withdrawal
EU ministers discuss irregular migration
EU ministers met in Luxembourg to discuss asylum-seekers issue.
I’m not siding with anybody on Syria, Trump says
Russian FM visits Iraq amid ongoing protests
Sergey Lavrov’s visit comes amid troubled situation in Iraq where mass anti-government protests broke out in several Iraqi cities and left at least 110 dead.
Former UN ambassador slams Trump over Syria withdrawal
Nikki Haley blasts Trump over removing troops from Syria, declared her support to the YPG terror organization.
Denmark to send $7.3M to Syria for stabilization efforts
Earlier September, the Danish government announced to boost military contributions to Syria to assist the global coalition fight against Daesh.
Kosovars head to the polls for snap elections
Sunday's election is the fourth parliamentary poll for Europe's youngest country since 2008 when it declared independence from Serbia.
UK business morale slides de to Brexit crisis
Trump slams Democrats’ impeachment probe
The House Committee launched its impeachment inquiry following a complaint brought by a whistleblower within the US intelligence community over Trump’s request to Ukraine’s Zelenskiy.
Iran seeks agreement with Saudi Arabia
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif stated that Saudi Arabia should not delegate its security to others.
Trump’s lawyer subpoenaed in impeachment probe
US House Committee Democrats are seeking documents related to dealings with Ukraine by Oct. 15 by issuing a subpoena to his lawyer Rudy Giuliani.
Hungary PM nominates ambassador for EU commissioner
Viktor Orban named Oliver Varhelyi as a candidate for bloc's top post.
Hungary PM offers border help against refugees to Italy
Viktor Orban said that Hungary could undertake the protection of some border areas of Italy.
British finance minister is hopeful on Brexit deal
UK will leave the EU on October 31, finance minister Sajid Javid said.
Kurz’s far-right party wins Austrian elections
Russia backs Turkey’s S-400 purchase against Greece
Russian FM: Turkey’s desire for a safe zone is rightful
Turkey has long championed the idea of terrorist-free safe zones in Syria and stressed ridding the area of the terrorist YPG/PKK, the Syrian branch of the PKK, as well as resettling Syrian migrants.
France cannot accept every refugee, Macron says
Johnson to face UK parliament
UK PM Boris Johnson has rejected calls from some political opponents to resign but opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said now was not the time for parliament to try and bring him down.
President Erdoğan talks on Syrian migrant crisis at UN Assembly
Turkey is "the most generous country" with humanitarian aid, hosting 5 million displaced people fleeing conflict, starvation, persecution -- more than the population of 29 US states, Erdoğan said.
US House to start impeachment probe of Trump
Russian gov’t criticizes US on denied visas
Visa applications for 10 Russian UN delegates were rejected by US government.
House of Commons to gather to discuss parliament suspension
Commons speaker Bercow announced the decision after UK court’s latest rule on Boris Johnson’s suspension of parliament.
UK’s top court says Johnson’s suspension is unlawful
In its ruling, the Supreme Court said the decision to suspend parliament was null and void.
If I weren’t president, you’d be at war with N.Korea, says Trump
Trump is the first US president to meet a North Korean state leader.
A new charter committee to be formed for Syria crisis
At a summit on Syria with Russian and Iran hosted by Turkey earlier this month, Erdoğan said the participants would urge the constitutional committee to begin work as soon as possible.
UK court to decide on Johnson's parliament suspension
Under UK’s unwritten constitution, the power to suspend or dissolve parliament formally remains with the monarch, a politically impartial figure who acts in accordance with the advice of the PM.
Netanyahu meets US envoy to discuss the deal of the century
According to the sources, two officials discussed the possibility of delaying the announcement of the deal due to the Israeli gov't forming crisis.
Netanyahu seeks Israeli unity government with his rival
Netanyahu hinted at a possible rotating premiership deal with Gantz.
Netanyahu fails to get the majorty in Israeli elections
Israel votes in second general election in five months
Important decisions taken during trilateral summit on Syria
Johnson holds talks with EU’s Juncker over Brexit crisis
Boris Johnson, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker have working lunch in Luxembourg.
Turkish, Russian, Iranian leaders to hold summit on Syria
At the 5th Syria-themed trilateral summit, achieving lasting truce and voluntary return of refugees will be discussed.
Trump calls Egypt's Sisi his favorite dictator
Canadian PM to intervene in religious symbol ban
Trudeau and the governing Liberals must win the Oct. 21 federal election if he is to intervene at all.
Russia, Ukraine to exchange prisoners
Relations between Kyiv and Moscow broke down after Russia annexed Crimea following an illegal independence vote in 2014.
Putin: We have new quality in Israeli relations
Earlier this year, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu paid two visits to Russia for official talks.
Trump rejects Israel spied on US
Earlier in the day, an investigation by the FBI and other US agencies concluded Israel was responsible.
EU commissioner: UK had only ever been part-time Europeans
"The British were told for more than 40 years that yes they are in, but they don’t want to share all the policies which have been decided by the EU," Jean-Claude Juncker said Thursday.
German FM says EU to fulfill commitments to Turkey
Heiko Maas cited a phone conversation with his Turkish counterpart on implementation of EU-Turkey refugee agreement.
Johnson denies lying to Queen Elizabeth
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has denied lying to Queen Elizabeth over the reasons for suspending parliament for five weeks after a court ruled his decision to do so was unlawful.
China agrees on selling military drones to Serbia
Serbia has already been boosting its armed forces with Russian warplanes and armored vehicles while seeking European Union membership.
Scottish court declares suspension of parliament is unlawful
Scotland’s highest court of appeal ruled on Wednesday that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend parliament for five weeks was unlawful and should be annulled.
China slams German minister on meeting Hong Kong protester
Joshua Wong met Maas on Monday in Berlin at an event hosted by the German newspaper BILD.
Trump fires security adviser Bolton
The 70-year-old Bolton, who took up the post in April 2018, replacing H.R. McMaster, had also often been at odds with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, a Trump loyalist.
Italian government wins 2nd vote of confidence
The second vote of confidence was the final step needed for the coalition government to exercise its powers.
Ukrainian gov’t passes bill on presidential impeachment
The president can be removed from the power if the decisions of the two courts confirm the head of state is guilty and if three quarters of the members of parliament will vote for the impeachment.
EU Commission head unveils new team
As head of the EU executive, von der Leyen will be in charge of trade negotiations, economic and climate policy for 500 million Europeans and antitrust rulings involving powerful tech giants.
British lawmakers reject snap elections
Johnson hangs tough on no-deal Brexit
Astana peace process discussed over phone
According to diplomatic sources, Turkish and Iranian top diplomats held talks on Astana peace process.
Iran says EU failed to fulfill its commitments
Iran’s nuclear chief said on Sunday the European parties to the 2015 nuclear deal have failed to fulfill their commitments under the pact.
Work and pensions secretary resigns in Brexit protest
UK PM Johnson's brother resigns
Jo Johnson is quitting as a Conservative MP and minister, saying he is torn between family loyalty and the national interest.
Johnson gives up trying to stop Brexit delay bill
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he is opposed to an extension and that he is prepared to take Britain out of the EU without a deal if necessary.
Belgium fails to form a government
The European country had been failed to form the government before. In 2010, the Western European nation had been without a government for 541 days.
Opponents seize control of parliament to avert no-deal Brexit
No-deal Brexit battle begins in the UK parliament
British lawmakers will decide on Tuesday whether to shunt Britain toward a snap election when they vote on the first stage of their plan to block Boris Johnson from pursuing a no-deal Brexit.
US starts new round of tariffs in trade war with China
Trump said the sides would still meet for talks later this month.
Johnson threatens party members with expulsion
Boris Johnson’s enforcers warned rebels that if they voted against the government they would be giving control of parliament to Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn.
Merkel’s coalition government loses power
The far-right made gains in two regional elections in eastern German, potentially upending 30 years of rule by the two main parties and hastening the break-up of Merkel’s national coalition.
German FM: UK must find a solution
After talks with his British counterpart Dominic Raab on the sidelines of the Helsinki meeting, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said UK PK Johnson must come up with ideas soon.
China refuses to declare emergency state in Hong Kong
Hong Kong has been engulfed in angry and sometimes violent protests against the government since mid-June.
Asian economies face recession
US-China trade war is casting a shadow over the world economy. The war drive Asian nations towards recession.
Greek PM asks Merkel to negotiate on reparations
Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis told German Chancellor Angela Merkel that Athens hoped to open negotiations over reparations for World War II during his visit to Berlin on Thursday.
Conservative Party members resign
Members of Boris Johnson’s government have resigned over the prime minister’s suspension of parliament in the run-up to Brexit.
Italy to form a new government
The two parties entered coalition talks after 5-Star’s former coalition partner, declared the government unworkable and called for snap elections.
Opposition denounces coup after Johnson’s suspension of parliament
Trump-Rouhani meeting is unlikely, says Zarif
At the G7 summit, French President Macron had suggested a meeting between the US, Iranian leaders to defuse tension.
Brazilian president rejects G7 aid for Amazon wildfires
Bolsonaro’s rejection was based on the idea that the allocation of millions of dollars would harm the country’s sovereignty.
Returning to G8 not in Russia’s foreign policy pursuits, FM says
Trump on Sunday said on the sidelines of the summit that Washington will certainly possible invite Russian President Vladimir Putin as a guest of next year's G7 summit, which will be held in the US.
Trump signals he may put an end to the trade war with China
Ex-US congressman: Trump lies every time he opens his mouth
Joe Walsh who became a conservative radio talk show host after serving one term in Congress in 2011-2013, accused Trump of incompetence.
Sisi greeted by Macron at G7 summit in France
Egyptian leader Sisi's arrival at the G7 summit –who is criticized sharply by human rights organizations- got reactions all over the world.
Johnson is determined to leave EU by October 31
After the meeting with European Council President Donald Tusk, Britain’s Johnson stated that UK will leave the EU no matter what.
No formal mandate from G7 on Iran, says Macron
Macron, who has pushed mediation efforts in recent weeks to avoid a further deterioration in the region, had told that the G7 had agreed on joint action on Iran.
UK’s Johnson-Trump meet at G7 summit in France
The meeting came on the sidelines of the G7 summit in the French town of Biarritz, where the world leaders gathered to discuss economic and foreign policy issues.
Ukranian president opposes Russia's return to G8
Russia was suspended from the G8 in 2014 due to its political and military support for separatists in eastern Ukraine.
Merkel gives Johnson 30 days to find solution to Brexit
Canada-China relations getting tense due to Hong Kong violence
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed to protect Canadian citizens’ rights living in Hong Kong.
Greece’s Mitsotakis plans to send migrants back to Turkey
Greek Prime Minister said that irregular migrants who cannot get right of asylum should return to Turkey.
Italian PM Conte announces resignation
Giuseppe Conte has announced his resignation after blasting the leader of the far-right League as an opportunist for triggering a government crisis.
Netanyahu admits Israel’s attacks on Iran
Israeli government which sees Iran as a potential base for its enemy Iran has carried out several airstrikes against Iranian target.