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Turkey ends ‘Euphrates Shield’ operation in Syria

Turkey has officially ended the “Euphrates Shield” military operation it launched in Syria last August, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Wednesday, but suggested there might be more cross-border campaigns…

Suicide oil-tanker bomber kills 15 in Baghdad

A suicide truck bomber targeted a police checkpoint in southern Baghdad on Wednesday night, killing 15 people and wounding at least 45 others. The bomber detonated the vehicle –…

Vladimir Putin visits Arctic to reaffirm Russia’s claim

Vladimir Putin visits Arctic to reaffirm Russia’s claim

Russian President Vladimir Putin has visited an area in the Arctic archipelago as part of Russia’s efforts to reaffirm its foothold in the oil-rich region. On a tour on…

Myanmar’s democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi has lost her voice

I’m writing this sitting in a Yangon hotel that I’ve been to many times. The first, was the most memorable because I was chased through the lobby by the Special…

Bassil: No Turning Back in LF Ties, Hizbullah Wants to Revise, Not Bin Electoral Law Proposal

Free Patriotic Movement chief Jebran Bassil stressed Wednesday that “there will be no turning back in the relation with the Lebanese Forces,” as he noted that Hizbullah wants to amend…

Arab Summit Backs Right of Lebanese to ‘Resist’ Any Israeli Attack, Urges Support for Army

The Arab League on Wednesday backed the right of the Lebanese to “resist” any Israeli attack and called on all countries in the world to offer support to the Lebanese…

Nearly 150 migrants feared dead after boat sinks

A rubber boat packed with nearly 150 migrants sank in the Mediterranean and the presumed sole survivor – a 16-year-old Gambian boy – told rescuers he believed all other passengers…

Aoun Meets U.N. Head, Arab Leaders as Hariri, Bassil Meet Saudi, Bahrain FMs

President Michel Aoun on Wednesday held talks on the sidelines of the Arab Summit in Jordan with U.N. chief António Guterres and a number of Arab leaders. The meeting with…

Hariri Accompanies Saudi King from Jordan to Riyadh

Prime Minister Saad Hariri accompanied Saudi King Salman to Riyadh aboard a royal Saudi plane after the end of the Arab Summit in Jordan on Wednesday, the PM’s office said.…

March 14 Activists Say Letter of ex-Presidents, PMs ‘Broke Wall of Fear, Silence’

The March 14 Moustamerroun group of activists on Wednesday hailed a letter sent by five Lebanese presidents and premiers to the Arab Summit in Jordan as a “bold contribution to…

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