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German Foreign Minister Says Trump “Weakened” The West

Germany unleashed a volley of criticism against US President Donald Trump, slamming his “short-sighted” policies that have “weakened the West” and hurt European interests.

May 30, 2017

Rouhani: Iran Ready To Promote Relations With The World

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has pledged to open the country to the world and deliver freedom its people have yearned for after securing a decisive re-election for a second term. Rouhani sealed a second term in the office after he won with more than 57 percent of the votes in Friday’s election.

May 22, 2017

Dutch PM Rutte Sees Off Anti-Islam Wilders Challenge

Dutch far-right candidate Geert Wilders had pledged to close the Netherlands’ borders to Muslim immigrants, shut mosques, ban sales of the Quran, and leave the European Union if he won the election.

March 16, 2017

FBI Joins Investigation Into Sikh Man’s Shooting

The attack of a Sikh man in Washington state comes after a man of Indian origin was killed and two other people were wounded in a shooting at a Kansas bar that federal agencies are investigating as a hate crime.

March 6, 2017
Concerns over Sessions as Attorney General

Sessions Announces Recusal From Russia And Any Other Campaign Probes

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a brief Thursday press conference that he will recuse himself from “any investigation” that involves last year’s presidential campaigns, including the probe of Trump connections with Russia.

March 2, 2017
Syria's war

Syria’s War: Bodies Litter Floor At Hospital In Aleppo

Hospitals are struggling to cope in Syria’s Aleppo as government and Russian fighter jets continued to pound its rebel-held east, killing more than 200 people in under a week.

September 27, 2016

Syria’s War: Raids Hit Aleppo As UN Holds Crisis Talks

A series of air strikes have killed a team of medics in Syria’s northern province of Aleppo, an aid agency has said, as the UN Security Council holds crisis talks on reviving a failed ceasefire in the country. At least 13 aid workers were killed by raids in Khan Tuman, a village south of Aleppo city, on Wednesday, according to the Union of Syrian Medical Relief Organisations.

September 22, 2016

Congressional Report: Snowden Not A ‘Whistleblower’

The Republican-led committee released a three-page unclassified summary of its two-year bipartisan examination on Thursday, which details how Snowden was able to remove the documents from secure NSA networks, what information the documents contained, and the damage their removal caused to US national security.

September 18, 2016
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Kerry And Lavrov Holding Talks On Syria Ceasefire Deal

During the snap meeting, the two diplomats will hold talks on how to put an end to fighting in the war-torn country and further humanitarian aid for the Syrian people, according to the US State Department.

September 9, 2016

The Philippines, Where Bodies Pile Up, But No One Talks

Very little stands in the way of Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody juggernaut. Last week the number of people killed since July 1 reached 2,400: about 900 died in police operations, and the rest are “deaths under investigation”, a term human rights activists say is a euphemism for vigilante and extrajudicial killings.

September 5, 2016
Jill Stein

US Election 2016: Third Parties Are Voiceless

Third parties in the US are, in many ways, voiceless. Unlike the Democratic and Republican conventions, there is no army of media here to tell the story. In fact, if I tried to get the media that are here to play a game of pick-up football, we wouldn’t have enough to make up one team.

August 8, 2016

Almost 3,000 Drowned In Mediterranean Crisis This Year

The benchmark of nearly 3,000 was reached faster this year than in any previous year since the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean began, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Friday.

July 22, 2016
Nigel Farage

Brexit: UKIP Leader Nigel Farage Resigns

Nigel Farage, leader of the far-right United Kingdom Independence Party and a leading supporter of a campaign to leave the EU in a recent referendum, has resigned. Farage, who announced his resignation on Monday, said that he would continue to support UKIP and help Britain become independent of the bloc. “I have never been, and […]

July 4, 2016
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon appears via video link on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show in this photograph received via the BBC in London, Britain June 26, 2016. Jeff Overs/Courtesy of the BBC/Handout via REUTERS

Scottish Leader Threatens To Veto Brexit

“What’s going to happen with the UK is that there are going to be deeply damaging and painful consequences… I want to try and protect Scotland from that,” Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show on Sunday.

June 26, 2016
Cuba's President Raul Castro (C) stands as Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos (L) and FARC rebel leader Rodrigo Londono, better known by the nom de guerre Timochenko, shake hands in Havana, September 23, 2015. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini

Colombia And FARC Sign Historic Ceasefire Deal

Negotiators signed the cease-fire agreement on Thursday in the presence of Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and FARC commander Rodrigo “Timochenko” Londono at a ceremony in Havana.

June 24, 2016

Donald Trump’s World Views Make World ‘Less Safe’: Poll

The poll shows that an average of 78 percent of the people from six countries polled “dislike” or “hate” the Republican nominee.

May 27, 2016
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Brazil Minister Romero Juca Quits Over Leaked Call

Acting Brazilian President Michel Temer’s government faced its first major crisis when a key minister stepped aside over a leaked recording in which he appears to discuss using Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment to derail a huge corruption probe.

May 25, 2016
A damaged mosque is pictured in the rebel-controlled area of al-Nashabyia town in Eastern Ghouta, Syria April 13, 2016. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh

Tens Of Thousands Die In Syrian Government Prisons

A photo cache documenting more than 28,000 deaths in government custody suggested that the government had carried out crimes against humanity. “There has been no progress on detainees,” Nadim Houry says. “The entire world saw the large scale detention and death in the Ceasar photos, and despite all of this, there was no reaction.”

May 21, 2016
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Do Beirut Elections Mark Birth Of New Arab Citizens?

If change is ever to come to stagnant Arab political systems that have long lumbered beneath the control of sectarian and other entrenched forces, historians may look back on the Beirut municipal elections held Sunday as a turning point.

May 10, 2016

Muqtada Al-Sadr Loyalists Leave Baghdad’s Green Zone

Protesters in Baghdad’s Green Zone have left the heavily fortified government district after a 24-hour sit-in but pledged to return by the end of the week if their demands for political reform are not met.

May 2, 2016

Anti-War Priest Daniel Berrigan Dies, Aged 94

Berrigan was once imprisoned for burning draft files in a protest against the Vietnam war in 1968. The brothers entered a draft board in Catonsville, Maryland, in May 1968 with other activists and removed records of young men about to be shipped to Vietnam. The group took the files outside and burned them.

May 2, 2016
Anti-Trump protestor

Is It Too Late For Cruz And Kasich To Stop Trump?

Ted Cruz and John Kasich are trying to push out the theory that they can stop Donald Trump. But that line doesn’t have much traction with voters.

April 27, 2016
Yemen peace talks

Yemen Peace Talks In Kuwait Hit Impasse

The delegations resumed the negotiations on Sunday, but an hour into the talks, “it was obvious for the UN special envoy [Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed] that the talks were going nowhere”, said Al Jazeera’s Hashem Ahelbarra, reporting from Kuwait City.

April 25, 2016

Climate Change: World Leaders At UN Ratify Paris Deal

The ceremony comes four months after the deal in Paris and marks the first step towards binding countries to their greenhouse gas emissions promises.

April 22, 2016
BDS movement Germany

Germany’s BDS Movement And The Paradox Of Anti-Semitism

The BDS movement will not be considered legitimate in Germany unless it’s divorced from what many perceive to be its antisemitism.

April 21, 2016