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Iran foreign minister visits Qatar amid diplomatic standoff

Iran foreign minister visits Qatar amid diplomatic standoff

Iran’s foreign minister on Tuesday met with Qatar’s ruling emir as a quartet of Arab states continues its boycott of the energy-rich nation, in part over relations that Doha maintains with Tehran. Mohammad Javad Zarif’s visit is likely to further inflame officials in Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, which began their boycott nearly four […]

Mali attack: Gunmen kill five at tourist resort

Mali attack: Gunmen kill five at tourist resort

French troops and a 10,000-strong force of UN peacekeepers have been battling to stabilise the former French colony. […]

Syria: Assad says the peace process has failed

Syria: Assad says the peace process has failed

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad signaled Tuesday that his government intends to escalate military efforts to crush the five-year-old uprising against his rule, saying the bloodshed will not end until he has regained control over all areas of Syria lost to the rebellion. His tough words came amid indications that Russia is preparing to reengage in […]

UN-sponsored Yemen peace talks begin in Kuwait

UN-sponsored Yemen peace talks begin in Kuwait

Talks aimed at ending Yemen’s war opened in Kuwait on Thursday, with Kuwait’s top diplomat appealing to both sides to “turn war into peace” after more than a year of conflict which has killed more than 6,200 people and caused a humanitarian crisis. Yemen’s foreign minister warned against high expectations from the UN-sponsored talks, which […]

Germany agrees in refugee integration package

Germany agrees in refugee integration package

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ruling coalition agreed Thursday on sweeping measures to spur the integration of migrants and refugees in a “historic” first for a country that long resisted embracing immigration. The deal, hammered out in seven hours of late-night talks between Merkel’s conservative Christian Union bloc and the Social Democrats (SPD), also included plans […]

Syria holds election as peace talks resume

Syria holds election as peace talks resume

Syrians voted in a parliamentary election in government-held areas of the country on Wednesday in what they called a show of support for President Bashar al-Assad, while his opponents and Western powers denounced the poll as illegitimate. The election went ahead independently of a UN-led peace process aimed at ending the five-year-long war. A second […]

Kyrgyz Parliament approves new Prime Minister

Kyrgyz Parliament approves new Prime Minister

Parliament in Kyrgyzstan has voted in favor of appointing Sooronbai Jeenbekov as the country’s next prime minister. Jeenbekov told lawmakers ahead of the vote on April 13 that his government would focus on fighting terrorism, as well as resolving border demarcation disputes with neighboring states.  Jeenbekov replaces Temir Sariev who resigned on April 11 after […]