Category: International

Palestine to call for emergency UN meeting after US veto

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki said on Monday that Palestinians will call for an emergency meeting of the United Nations General Assembly after the United...

US ‘lost objectivity’ after veto of UN resolution: Turkey

The United States’ veto of a United Nations Security Council resolution calling for the U.S. to rescind its declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital...

New strategy document calls Russia, China ‘revisionist powers’ working to undermine US interests

U.S. President Donald Trump used the launch of his first National Security Strategy on Monday to laud the benefits of cooperation with Russia, a striking departure from...

US vetoes UN resolution rejecting Trump’s Jerusalem move

The United States vetoed late Monday a United Nations resolution rejecting President Donald Trump’s controversial decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s...

Supreme Court allows Trump’s travel ban to go into full effect

he U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to President Donald Trump by allowing his latest travel ban targeting people from six Muslim-majority countries to go...

Portugal’s Centeno elected new cheif of Eurogroup finance ministers

ortuguese Finance Minister Mario Centeno has won the race to be the top official in the 19-country eurozone, a move away from the austerity mantra that has marked the...

Irish PM ‘surprised’ and ‘disappointed’ that agreed Brexit border deal could not be concluded

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said he was “surprised and disappointed” on Monday after Britain failed to agree to a draft deal with EU leaders on the...

Russia provides air cover to YPG in eastern Syria

The Russian military said Monday it has provided air cover to the PKK Syrian affiliate Democratic Union Party’s (PYD) People’s Protection Units (YPG) militia...

Hariri accepts invitation to France

PARIS: Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has accepted an invitation to visit France after his surprise resignation from Saudi Arabia nearly two weeks ago that rattled...

US Senate panel questions Trump’s authority to launch nuclear weapons

A U.S. Senate committee on Tuesday held the first congressional hearing in more than four decades on the president’s authority to launch a nuclear strike, amid...