Government And Politics

The Latest: Russian FM: 5 Russians killed in US Syria strike

Feb 15, 2018

Russian Foreign Ministry says 5 Russians killed in a U.S. strike in Syria, the first official recognition of Russian deaths in the incident that has threatened to further strain Russia-U.S. ties

US says 'deeply concerned' over political arrests in Sudan

Feb 15, 2018

The United States Embassy in Sudan says it is "deeply concerned by the continued arrests and detentions of hundreds of political leaders, activists and ordinary citizens" in the country

Cyprus: no reunification talks while Turkey blocks oil rig

Feb 15, 2018

An official ways the Cypriot president is ready to resume moribund talks to reunify ethnically split Cyprus as long as Turkey stops impeding an offshore hydrocarbon search

Turkey to US: remove Kurdish fighters from anti-IS force

Feb 15, 2018

Turkey's defense minister says he has asked American counterpart that US end its support for Syrian Kurdish militia

Egypt arrests Islamist alleging contacts with outlawed group

Feb 14, 2018

Egyptian security officials say police have arrested a senior Islamist politician over allegations that he had contacts with the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood

Israel's Netanyahu is no stranger to scandals

Feb 14, 2018

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, fighting for his political life after being accused of taking bribes from billionaire supporters, is no stranger to scandal

Coalition ramps down air support in Iraq, shifts to training

Feb 14, 2018

The U.S.-led coalition is decreasing sir support for Iraq following Baghdad's declaration of victory over the Islamic State group

Media watchdog: Bahraini journalists targeted in crackdown

Feb 14, 2018

An international media watchdog group says the Arab Gulf state of Bahrain has revoked the citizenship of seven journalists and social media activists since a wave of anti-government protests broke out seven years ago

Turkey, Greece to use dialogue to calm Aegean tensions

Feb 14, 2018

Turkey's prime minister says Turkey and Greece have agreed to settle tensions through dialogue, a day after a Greek coast guard vessel was damaged in a collision with a Turkish patrol boat in the Aegean Sea

The Latest: Israel PM: Recommendations to indict 'nothing'

Feb 13, 2018

Israel's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, says police recommendations to indict him on corruption charges "will end with nothing

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