Government And Politics

First Saudi female ambassador replaces king's son in US

Feb 24, 2019

Saudi Arabia has appointed its first woman ambassador to represent the kingdom in the United States, pulling a son of King Salman back to the kingdom to serve as defense minister

US-backed Syrian forces hand over 150 IS militants to Iraq

Feb 23, 2019

Iraqi security officials say they have received custody of a second batch of captured Iraqi Islamic State fighters from U.S.-backed forces in Syria

Cyprus accuses Turkish forces of new violation of border

Feb 23, 2019

Ethnically split Cyprus' foreign ministry says Turkish forces in the breakaway north are throwing up new impediments for Greek Cypriots living in a village abutting a British military base

Israel's Netanyahu defends partnership with far-right party

Feb 23, 2019

Israeli prime minister is defending his partnership with a small ultranationalist party despite local and international condemnation

Sudan's al-Bashir picks new premier amid shakeup, protests

Feb 23, 2019

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has announced a new prime minister, a day after declaring a yearlong state of emergency amid protests calling for his resignation

Sudan declares state of emergency, disbands Cabinet

Feb 22, 2019

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has declared a state of emergency for a year and disbanded the government amid deadly protests

Sudan's president declares a state of emergency and disbands government amid protests

Feb 22, 2019

Sudan's president declares a state of emergency and disbands government amid protests

From Syria, IS slips into Iraq to fight another day

Feb 22, 2019

Islamic State fighters facing defeat in Syria slip across border into Iraq, destabilizing its fragile security

Israeli acting foreign minister doubles down on Nazi comment

Feb 22, 2019

Israel's acting foreign minister has doubled down on his divisive claim that Poles collaborated with the Nazis and "suckled anti-Semitism with their mothers' milk."

US, Russian envoys discuss Afghan peace in Turkey

Feb 22, 2019

The U.S. peace envoy for Afghanistan has met his Russian counterpart in the Turkish capital Ankara for talks on efforts to end the 17-year war in Afghanistan

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