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  • Syrian army Today 14:16

    Syrian Army Gives Crushing Response to Terrorists' Attacks on Civilians in Deir Ezzur

    TEHRAN - Military sources reported that the Syrian Armed Forces intensified attacks on ISIL's positions after the latter launched blind attacks on residential areas in al-Qosour region in the Eastern province of Deir Ezzur.

  • Trump Today 04:47

    By Bernard-Henri Lévy

    Awakening from the Trump nightmare

    The American people can escape from the ordeal of Donald Trump’s presidency in one of three ways. But if and when they do is an irreducibly political question, not one that hinges on legal possibilities.

  • Trump Yesterday 03:25

    Trump brings his solo act to Europe

    The president has seemed less at ease among his fellow world leaders in group settings than he is in one-on-one encounters. By Tara Palmeri & David Herszenhorn

  • Trump-Saudi 2017-05-24 10:24

    By Alex Ward

    What America’s new arms deal with Saudi Arabia says about the Trump administration

    President Trump has just announced the sale of a whopping $110 billion to Saudi Arabia which includes “tanks and helicopters for border security, ships for coastal security, intelligence-gathering aircraft, a missile-defense radar system, and cybersecurity tools,” reports ABC News. It forms part of a 10-year, $350 billion agreement in a “strategic vision” between the two countries, reports the Washington Post.

  • Turkey 2017-05-24 09:55

    By Ahmet A Sabanci

    The violence of Erdogan’s bodyguards in Washington DC is Turkey's new normal

    On 17 May, a slice of Erdogan’s Turkey found its way to Washington DC. That day, a group of Kurdish Americans gathered outside the Turkish ambassador’s residence to protest against the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. There, they were beaten, threatened and attacked by the Turkish leader’s bodyguards. A total of 11 people were injured. Instead of the attackers, two protesters were arrested.

  • Trump 2017-05-16 05:32

    By Thembisa Fakude

    Trump should clarify his anti-Muslim position during his trip to Saudi Arabia

    At the end of his tenure as the President of the United States, Barack Obama gave a stunning warning about Donald Trump’s election campaign promises.

  •  Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva 2017-05-16 02:31

    By Marina Lopes

    Two possible paths for Brazil’s most beloved ex-leader: Prison or the presidency

    A little over a year from now, Brazil’s most popular politician might be sleeping in one of two places: in comfort behind the gates of the presidential palace or in a cot behind bars.

  • Trump 2017-05-13 02:18

    By Andrew Buncombe

    Trump's firing of Comey is completely Nixonian

    America's 37th U.S. president resigned nine months after firing a special prosecutor

  • Moon Jae In 2017-05-12 07:12

    by Uri Friedman

    Trump's North Korea policy just got more complicated

    The Trump administration claims it’s considering all options, including military force, to restrict and reverse North Korea’s nuclear-weapons program.

  • Trump-Erdogan 2017-05-12 05:11

    By Semih Idiz

    dds appear stacked against success of Erdogan-Trump meeting

    Omens for the long-awaited meeting between President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and President Donald Trump at the White House on May 16 do not bode well. Despite the smiles both leaders will no doubt have for the cameras, all the signs are that their talks will be tough.

  • James Comey 2017-05-11 03:03

    By Sabrina Siddiqui & Ben Jacobs

    How Comey became tangled in the U.S. election – and why it led to his downfall

    Tasked with overseeing an investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, the now-fired FBI director earned the chagrin of both parties

  • France 2017-05-09 06:28

    by Yasmeen Serhan

    The center holds firm in France

    Independent centrist Emmanuel Macron beat out far-right Marine Le Pen with 65 percent of the vote.

  • Riyadh 2017-05-09 03:56

    By Bruce Riedel

    Trump goes to Riyadh

    U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to make Saudi Arabia his first foreign stop on his first trip abroad reflects the importance his administration has given to courting the Saudis.

  • WWII 2017-05-09 02:55

    WWII Weapons that wait: clear them now

    The evacuation of 50,000 people from Hannover this weekend, following the discovery of five unexploded second world war bombs, reminds us that conflicts can have a deadly impact long after the fighting ends.

  • Turkey 2017-05-06 15:54

    By Semih Idiz

    Post-referendum, what’s next for Turkey’s EU bid?

    Turkish-EU ties appeared set on a collision course before the April 16 referendum that aimed to increase the powers of the Turkish presidency by switching Turkey to a presidential system of government and, by extension, increasing the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

  • obama 2017-05-03 17:44

    By Jill Abramson

    Obama has a powerful voice. He shouldn't use it for paid speeches

    ’s still early, but so far Barack Obama’s post-presidency has been a disappointment.

  • Trump 2017-05-03 03:11

    By Arthur J. Magida

    Former presidents should lead the criticism of Trump

    America prides itself on peaceful transitions from one president to the other. No coups. No backstabbing. No backward glances at what might have been.

  • Nice attack 2017-04-30 02:10

    By Oscar Lopez

    Will terror-stricken Nice turn to Marine Le Pen for president?

    Marine Le Pen chose a pointed location for the first rally since the first round of France’s presidential election: Nice, where a Tunisian-born man killed 86 people last year by driving a truck into beachfront crowds celebrating Bastille Day.

  • Duterte 2017-04-28 02:29

    Let the world condemn Duterte

    A Filipino lawyer formally asked the International Criminal Court on Monday to charge President Rodrigo Duterte and 11 officials with mass murder and crimes against humanity over the extrajudicial killings of thousands of people in the Philippines over the past three decades. The I.C.C. should promptly open a preliminary investigation into the killings.

  • Trump- Kim 2017-04-22 05:36

    By John Nilsson-Wright

    Kim and Trump have more in common than they think

    Calculated ambiguity and coercive diplomacy appear to be at the heart of U.S. President Donald Trump’s approach to dealing with North Korea. As a candidate, Trump seemed to revel in keeping his opponents guessing — for example when he announced his “secret plan” for dealing with the Islamic State terrorist group (ISIL).

  • May 2017-04-22 03:37

    There’s a lot riding on Britain’s snap elections

    British Prime Minister Theresa May’s decision to hold early elections in June, reversing what had been a firm public position, surely reflects her recognition that Britain’s exit from the European Union will be far more complicated and painful than voters were promised when they supported it in a referendum last year.

  • Ibraheem Zakzaky 2017-04-19 15:58

    Police Fire Bullets at Nigerians Demand Release of Ibraheem Zakzaky

    TEHRAN - Massive rallies were held in Nigeria, calling for the Immediate and unconditional release of the Leader of the Islamic Movement Sheikh Ibraheem Zekzaky, while Nigerian police reportedly used live bullets to disperse protesters.

  • US President Donald Trump and Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Minister of Defence Mohammed bin Salman met at the White House in Washington on March 14 2017-04-19 13:25

    Analyst: US Bribed into Yemen War with $200bln

    TEHRAN- A prominent Yemeni analyst said the US has been paid several trillion dollars by Saudi Arabia to protect its crown, adding that Riyadh has recently bribed Washington's support for the Yemen war with $200bln.

  • Yemen 2017-04-19 13:18

    Over 100 Sudanese Mercenaries Killed in Yemen’s Taiz: Source

    TEHRAN – Over 100 of Sudanese soldiers were killed while fighting for Saudi Arabia against Yemen’s army and Popular Committees fighters in the southwestern province of Taiz, a military source said on Wednesday.

  • Turkey 2017-04-18 02:39

    By Frida Ghitis

    Turkey's democracy died today

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared victory in a referendum over a new constitution that will make him far more powerful, potentially for many more years to come. The result, which the opposition is calling fraudulent, promises to make Turkey less democratic, more bitterly divided and more religious than ever.

  • Bannon 2017-04-17 05:37

    By Frank Bruni

    Steve Bannon was doomed

    If you’re any student of politics, you saw Steve Bannon on the cover of Time magazine in early February — “The Great Manipulator,” it called him — and knew to start the countdown then.

  • Philippine 2017-04-17 03:21

    By Richard Javad Heydarian

    Duterte is under pressure to end the Philippines-China honeymoon

    Since his ascent to presidency, Rodrigo Duterte has repeatedly threatened to upend Philippine foreign policy. In stark contrast to his predecessor, Benigno Aquino III, he has as frequently lavished China with praise as he has lambasted America with verve and venom.

  • Foua 2017-04-16 16:22

    Death Toll Reaches 118 in Terrorist Attack on Syria Evacuees

    DAMASCUS – The death toll in a terrorist attack on buses carrying Syrians evacuated from two government-held towns in the country’s Idlib province has risen to at least 118.

  • Turkey 2017-04-15 06:08

    By Elmira Bayrasli

    Is it too late for Turkey’s democracy?

    Turkish democracy is on life support. On April 16, Turks will vote on 18 amendments to their country’s Constitution, including whether to abolish the office of the prime minister and transfer its powers to the president.

  • Marine Le Pen 2017-04-13 16:11

    By Stephanie Hare

    Le Pen's cynical Holocaust remarks could reopen old wounds in France

    French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, leader of the far-right National Front (FN) party, told a television audience over the weekend that France was not responsible for the so-called Vél d'Hiv roundup of July 1942, when French police arrested more than 13,000 Jews, detained them for five days in the Vélodrome d'Hiver cycling stadium in Paris and then deported them.