Threats Posed by North Korea, Iran Dominate NPT Conference

Threats Posed by North Korea, Iran Dominate NPT Conference

Apr/24 By

Nations attending a U.N. conference on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty warn the threat of nuclear weapons use is growing and efforts toward the elimination of such arsenals must be re-doubled. The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, which came into force nearly 50 years ago, has successfully prevented the widespread development of these …

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In Turkey, Remembrance of 1915 Mass Killings of Armenians Amid Genocide Debate

In Turkey, Remembrance of 1915 Mass Killings of Armenians Amid Genocide Debate

Apr/23 By

In Turkey, commemorations are being held to mark the mass killings of Armenians during World War I by Ottoman Turks. The killings, recognized as genocide by much of the international community, remains contentious, with Ankara strenuously claiming the deaths were the result of a civil war in which Turks also …

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Pakistan, Russia Hold High-Level Security Talks

Pakistan, Russia Hold High-Level Security Talks

Apr/23 By

Russia and Pakistan have held their first national security advisers-level bilateral talks in Moscow, focusing on prospects for closer cooperation in defense, space, cyber security, nuclear, intelligence-sharing as well as trade. Pakistani National Security Adviser, Nasser Janjua, and Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, Nikolai Patrushev, led …

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France’s Macron: US Role in Syria Vital

France’s Macron: US Role in Syria Vital

Apr/22 By

French President Emmanuel Macron is heading to the United States for a state visit with President Donald Trump, looking to convince him of the need to keep a U.S. presence in Syria even after the defeat of Islamic State terrorists. Ahead of his arrival in Washington Monday, Macron told Fox …

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Turkey Opposition OKs Party Switch in Challenge to Erdogan

Turkey Opposition OKs Party Switch in Challenge to Erdogan

Apr/22 By

More than a dozen Turkish opposition lawmakers switched parties Sunday in a show of solidarity as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s rivals scramble to challenge him in a surprise snap election that could solidify his rule. A year ago, Erdogan narrowly won a referendum to change Turkey’s form of government to …

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Armenian Opposition Leader Arrested

Armenian Opposition Leader Arrested

Apr/22 By

Armenia’s opposition leader was arrested Sunday, hours after the country’s prime minister walked out of a televised meeting between the two. Opposition politician Nikol Pashinyan was arrested Sunday in the Armenian capital of Yerevan, as he participated in one of the demonstrations that began last week when parliament elected Serzh …

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Talks in Armenia Break Down

Talks in Armenia Break Down

Apr/22 By

A televised meeting between Armenia’s prime minister and an opposition leader lasted only a few minutes Sunday. The meeting between Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan and opposition activist Nikol Pashinyan was held with the aim of ending continuing anti-government protests. The demonstrations began last week when parliament elected Sargsyan prime minister …

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Macron to Give Trump Seedling From World War I Battle Site

Macron to Give Trump Seedling From World War I Battle Site

Apr/22 By

French President Emmanuel Macron is bringing an environmentally friendly gift to the White House when he visits President Donald Trump this week: a tree sapling. The young oak also has historical significance — it sprouted at a World War I battle site that became part of U.S. Marine Corps legend. Macron’s …

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Iran Deal, Transatlantic Trade Loom Over Macron Visit

Iran Deal, Transatlantic Trade Loom Over Macron Visit

Apr/22 By

U.S. President Donald Trump will host French President Emmanuel Macron for a state visit next week as the Iran nuclear agreement hangs in the balance, and the expiration of EU’s exemptions from steel and aluminum tariffs nears. Macron’s visit will be the first state visit of the Trump administration. Over …

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Chemical Monitor Gathers Samples in Douma, Site of Suspected Gas Attack

Chemical Monitor Gathers Samples in Douma, Site of Suspected Gas Attack

Apr/21 By

An international chemical weapons monitor group said a team of inspectors collected samples Saturday at the site of an alleged gas attack two weeks ago in the Syrian town of Douma. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said a report based on the findings and other information gathered …

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