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Fears of Syrian war expanding might trigger peace deal

Fears of Syrian war expanding might trigger peace deal

Syria's civil war is in danger of flaring into a regional or even global conflict, but some diplomats hope the high stakes could, paradoxically, pave the way for a peace accord.

NATO chief warns EU over defence pact

NATO chief warns EU over defence pact

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Tuesday warned the EU its new defence cooperation pact must not undermine the alliance, as US officials voiced fresh concerns about the flagship initiative.

Modi becomes first Indian PM to visit West Bank

Modi becomes first Indian PM to visit West Bank

Narendra Modi on Saturday became the first Indian Prime Minister to visit the occupied West Bank where he held talks with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas as part of a Middle East tour.

Macron to make US state visit in April

Macron to make US state visit in April

French President Emmanuel Macron will head to the United States in April for the first state visit announced by Donald Trump's White House, officials said Wednesday.

US to unveil 'toughest sanctions ever' on N Korea: Pence

US to unveil 'toughest sanctions ever' on N Korea: Pence

Washington will soon unveil its ‘toughest and most aggressive sanctions’ ever against North Korea, US Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday after talks with Japan's Prime Minister in Tokyo.

Erdogan warns US to quit Syria's Manbij

Erdogan warns US to quit Syria's Manbij

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday warned the United States to withdraw any American forces from the Syrian town of Manbij, vowing Turkish troops would expand a cross-border military operation ...

Iran says US nuclear policy brings world 'closer to annihilation'

Iran says US nuclear policy brings world 'closer to annihilation'

The United States' new nuclear policy brings humanity ‘closer to annihilation’, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said.

Taboo North Korean flag raised in South for Olympics

Taboo North Korean flag raised in South for Olympics

North Korea's national flag was raised in the South Thursday for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, organisers said, after an exemption came into force to avoid breaching Seoul's tough national security law.

May eyes 'golden era' with China as Brexit looms

May eyes 'golden era' with China as Brexit looms

China and Britain touted their ‘golden era’ of relations on Wednesday as Prime Minister Theresa May visited Beijing to strengthen her country's global trade links ...

Abbas seeks EU support for Palestinians amid row with US

Abbas seeks EU support for Palestinians amid row with US

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will seek EU support in Brussels on Monday amid bitter acrimony with the United States, but he looks unlikely to get much the in way of concrete commitments.

Macron boosts Merkel ahead of key coalition vote

Macron boosts Merkel ahead of key coalition vote

French President Emmanuel Macron said Friday that his ambitious EU plans to reform the European Union need German backing, as Chancellor Angela Merkel gears up for a crucial vote ...

Qatar calls for global meeting on preventive diplomacy

Qatar calls for global meeting on preventive diplomacy

HE the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Sultan bin Saad al-Muraikhi said the proposed conference would support UN Secretary General's call made while welcoming 2018.