Turkey, Russia, Qatar To Push For Political Resolution In Syria

Turkey, Russia and Qatar are making a joint attempt to promote a political solution to Syria’s 10-year conflict, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday. ‘Today we launched a new trilateral consultation process’, Cavusoglu said after talks in Doha with Russian and Qatari foreign minsters. ‘Out goal is to discuss how we can contribute … More Turkey, Russia, Qatar To Push For Political Resolution In Syria

Germany: More Sanctions On Russia Over Navalny Cannot Ruled Out

MILAN – – The German government said on Wednesday further sanctions against Russia cannot be ruled out after a Moscow court jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny and police used force against protesters. Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuersday’s verdict against Navalny was ‘far from any rule of law standards’ and demanded an end to violence against … More Germany: More Sanctions On Russia Over Navalny Cannot Ruled Out

POLITICS | Can Anything Stop Trump From Pardoning His Family Or Even Himself?

President Donald Trump on Wednesday granted pardon to his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and former adviser Roger Stones, sweeping away the most important convictions from U.S. Special Counsel Robert Muller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign. So far, Trump, who has 27 days left in the White House until President – … More POLITICS | Can Anything Stop Trump From Pardoning His Family Or Even Himself?

POLITICS | Putin Signs Law Letting Ex – Presidents Become Senators For Life

BUCHAREST – – President Vladimir Putin signed legislation on Tuesday that allows former presidents to become lawmakers for life in Russia’s upper house of parliament once they leave the Kremlin, a government website showed. The legislation follows sweeping changes to the Russian political system initiated by Putin this year that, among other things, allow him … More POLITICS | Putin Signs Law Letting Ex – Presidents Become Senators For Life

POLITICS | Morocco Joins Other Arab Nations Agreeing To Normalize Israel Ties

Israel and Morocco agreed on Thursday to normalize relations in a deal brokered with U.S. help, making Morocco the fourth Arab country to set aside hostilities with Israel in the four months. It joins the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Sudan in beginning to forge deals with Israel, driven in part by U.S. – led … More POLITICS | Morocco Joins Other Arab Nations Agreeing To Normalize Israel Ties

POLITICS | Romanian Leftist Social Democrats Lead In Parliamentary Vote – Parallel Count

BUCHAREST – – Romania’s opposition Social Democrats (PSD) won Sunday’s general election, a preliminary parallel count showed on Monday, riding a wave of voter discontent over the coronavirus pandemic and the minority Liberal government’s vows of fiscal restraint. A parallel count by independent platform Code for Romania showed that the leftist Social Democrats won 29.7% … More POLITICS | Romanian Leftist Social Democrats Lead In Parliamentary Vote – Parallel Count

NEWS ALERT | Saudi Arabia Says Resolution Of Gulf Dispute Seems Within Reach

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said on Friday a resolution to a bitter dispute with Qatar seemed ‘within reach’ after Kuwait announced progress towards ending a row that Washington says hampers united Gulf front against Iran. The United States and Kuwait have worked to end the dispute, during which Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and … More NEWS ALERT | Saudi Arabia Says Resolution Of Gulf Dispute Seems Within Reach

POLITICS | Ivanka Trump Questioned Under Oath In Lawsuit Over Use Of Inauguration Funds

NEW YORK – – Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter and adviser, was questioned under oath this week as part of a civil lawsuit alleging misuse of nonprofit funds for Donald Trump’s inauguration four years ago.  District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine’s office disclosed in a court filing on Tuesday that the deposition had taken … More POLITICS | Ivanka Trump Questioned Under Oath In Lawsuit Over Use Of Inauguration Funds

MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA | Pompeo, On Visit To Israel, Says Will Travel To Golan Heights

MILAN  | ITALY – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday he would visit the Golan Heights, territory Israel capture from Syria and occupied in the 1967 Middle East war, in a break from previous U.S. Administrations’ policy. ‘Today I’ll have the chance to visit the Golan Heights. The simple recognition of this … More MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA | Pompeo, On Visit To Israel, Says Will Travel To Golan Heights

POLITICS | Pompeo Voices Confidence U.S. Vote Count Will Lead To ‘Second Trump Administration’

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday voiced confidence that once every ‘legal’ vote was count, it would lead to a ‘second Trump Administration’, appearing to reject Democratic challenger Joe Biden’s victory over President Donald Trump. He spoke as world leaders, including Washington’s close allies Britain and France, already have congratulated President-elected … More POLITICS | Pompeo Voices Confidence U.S. Vote Count Will Lead To ‘Second Trump Administration’