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    US defence chief backs Geneva process on Syrian conflict
    Nov07

    US defence chief backs Geneva process on Syrian conflict

    HELSINKI — US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday he backed diplomatic efforts to bring an end to the Syrian civil war, which has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives over more than six years of conflict, as the Daeh extremist group militants near defeat. Mattis was travelling to Finland to meet with leaders from the Northern Group, a...

    G-7 in historic split as Trump goes his own way
    May27

    G-7 in historic split as Trump goes his own way

    TAORMINA, Italy — G-7 leaders on Saturday wrapped up their annual summit with an unprecedented display of division over climate change as US President Donald Trump rebuffed pressure to toe the collective line in the club of powerful democracies. Trump tweeted that he would reveal his hand only next week as to whether he will keep the United...

    First international conference on technology, innovation, management and entrepreneurship begins
    May21

    First international conference on technology, innovation, management and entrepreneurship begins

    AMMAN — The first international conference on Technology Innovation, Management and Entrepreneurship kicked off on Sunday at Princess Sumaya University for Technology (PSUT). The conference, organised by PSUT’s King Talal School of Business and Technology (KTSBT) and the University of Jordan’s Business Faculty, aims to offer guidance...

    FIFA violates own statutes by delaying decision on Israeli settlement clubs — HRW
    May12

    FIFA violates own statutes by delaying decision on Israeli settlement clubs — HRW

    AMMAN — FIFA President Gianni Infantino on Thursday won yet another delay on deciding whether to allow the Israel Football Association (IFA) to continue holding games in illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank, keeping FIFA in direct violation of its own statutes and commitment to respect human rights, global rights body Human Rights Watch...

    Trump asks Russia to rein in Syria’s Assad, Iran
    May11

    Trump asks Russia to rein in Syria’s Assad, Iran

    WASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump on Wednesday called on Russia to rein in Syrian President Bashar Assad and his key ally Iran, as Washington and Moscow sought to boost their fragile ties with high-profile White House talks. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, the highest-ranking Russian official to visit Washington since Trump came to...

    France fights to keep Macron e-mail hack from distorting election
    May06

    France fights to keep Macron e-mail hack from distorting election

    PARIS —France sought to keep a computer hack of frontrunner Emmanuel Macron’s campaign emails from influencing the outcome of the country’s presidential election with a warning on Saturday it could be a criminal offence to republish the data. Macron’s team said a “massive” hack had dumped e-mails, documents and...

    US F35s fly into Estonia  in show of NATO solidarity
    Apr25

    US F35s fly into Estonia in show of NATO solidarity

    AMARI AIRBASE, Estonia — Two of the US Air Force’s newest and most advanced jets landed in the Baltic state of Estonia for the first time on Tuesday, a symbolic gesture meant to reinforce the United States’ commitment to the defence of NATO allies that border Russia. The visit of the F-35 stealth fighters, which flew from Britain and...

    Russian FM presses US’ Tillerson over Syria probe
    Apr22

    Russian FM presses US’ Tillerson over Syria probe

    MOSCOW — Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov voiced “regret” in a phone call with his US counterpart Friday at Washington’s opposition to a Moscow-backed plan to investigate an alleged chemical attack in Syria. In the call with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson which “took place at US initiative”, Lavrov raised the...

    Russia’s undeclared death toll in Syria battle creeps higher
    Apr18

    Russia’s undeclared death toll in Syria battle creeps higher

    KHUTOR POCHTOVY, Russia — The death toll among Russian forces in Syria during a period of intense fighting to retake the city of Palmyra now stands at 21, according to evidence gathered by Reuters, after information emerged about the deaths of three military contractors. The Reuters tally over the period from January 29 until late March is more...

    Middle East helps double weapons-maker Kalashnikov’s sales — CEO
    Feb22

    Middle East helps double weapons-maker Kalashnikov’s sales — CEO

    ABU DHABI — Russian weapons maker Kalashnikov Group’s sales doubled last year, helped by demand in the Middle East for its drones, missiles, rifles and military vehicles, making up for US sanctions that cost it its largest market, its chief executive said. Kalashnikov, whose AK47 assault rifles have armed Russian forces for 70 years,...

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