A year later, the Islamic Republic is again a player on the international circuit. Tehran has hosted a steady stream of heads of state or foreign ministers, many from the West, interested in upgrading relations.
In the wake of the recent attacks on European capitals by Islamic State, the continued instability of the Middle East that resulted in a refugee crisis that has hit Europe hardest and continued economic insecurity for many, Obama acknowledged a tendency “to withdraw” that was increasingly common on both sides of the Atlantic.
Peace talks between Yemen’s Houthi rebels and government are set to begin in Kuwait after the Houthis agreed to participate following assurances that pro-government forces would respect a ceasefire, the United Nations has said. A delegation of Houthi representatives and their allies flew out of Sanaa on Wednesday to join the talks, saying the UN […]
The conflict between the Yemeni army and Houthi rebel rivals has killed more than 6,200 people and triggered a humanitarian crisis in one of the Arab world’s poorest countries.
The report singled out United States for being the only country in the Americas to continue to use the death penalty over the past seven years.
Despite ISIS continuing to lose more territory by the day in Iraq and Syria, Republican Senator Tom Cotton got on MSNBC to tell the American public that President Barack Obama’s plan was not working. He didn’t suggest any alternative plan to defeat ISIS and instead spent the duration of his appearance whining about everything Obama was doing wrong as president.
Reformists and moderate conservatives have won a majority of seats in the Iranian parliament following the first elections since the nuclear deal.
The 290-seat parliament is important as it will dictate the success of Rouhani’s policies of economic reform and greater political and social freedoms.
“I guarantee you, if they don’t have a debrief by the first of March like they said, we’ll have a hearing and we’ll subpoena.”
Iranians will reportedly sign up to 17 billion euros ($18.4 billion) worth of deals in sectors from energy to infrastructure, steel, and shipbuilding.
The glow of goodwill that followed a surprise prisoner swap and the lifting of international sanctions on Iran’s nuclear program over the weekend is already being tempered by the somber realization that the Islamic Republic is not likely to change course significantly on other pressing conflicts with the West.
Amid celebration of the milestone nuclear deal and the depature from Iran of three freed Americans, the Obama administration offered a reminder of the gulf that remains in the countries’ relations.
Stephen Colbert and DeRay McKesson explored Stephen’s white privilege: They switched places, putting DeRay in the host’s chair and Stephen on the guest couch.
Saudi Arabia fears the end of sanctions on Iran could boost what they see as subversive activities, also enrich a major competitor.
The swift release of U.S. Navy sailors after they drifted into Iranian waters marked the new era in relations following decades of hostility with the West.
Give some credit to the former one-term congressman and ultra-hawk, for at least being consistent.
At times serious, at times joking with the Republicans who control the Congress, Obama focused on the successes of his presidency and what he said should be an optimism about the future rather than the gloomy portraits of the country in GOP campaigns. Here are five important takeaways from Obama’s speech.