Iran Warns Trump against Suspending P5+1 Nuclear Agreement

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has warned U.S. President-elect Donald Trump against sidelining the nuclear agreement that was reached between the so-called P5+1 because it is a “finished” deal that has been “approved by the UN Security Council and has become Read more

Beijing will boost military ties with Djibouti – Top official

China will boost military ties with Djibouti, strategically located in the Horn of Africa, state media reported on Thursday. China is seeking closer ties with African nations that could help it gain access to natural resources and provide new markets. Read more

Israel Could Sign Nuclear Test Ban in 5 Years, CTBTO Executive Secretary

The Executive Secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) Lassina Zerbo is expecting Tel Aviv to ratify the treaty by 2021. Zerbo, who had met Prime Minister Netanyahu in June, said “I’m putting five years as the Read more

Syria: Russia, US and UN to discuss Syria in Geneva

Senior Russian, American and United Nations officials are expected to meet in Geneva next week to discuss the war in Syria and special envoy Staffan de Mistura’s spokeswoman Jessy Chahine said “our hope is that any discussions on Syria will Read more

Syrian Opposition Groups Demand Halt of U.S.-Led Airstrikes

Syrian opposition groups have called for the suspension of the airstrikes staged by the U.S-led coalition against ISIS pending investigations of civilians’ killing in Manbij by coalition forces. The president of the Syrian National Coalition Anas al-Abdah said “it is Read more

U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama Visiting Morocco

U.S. first Lady Michelle Obama is visiting Morocco to promote education for girls in the North African Kingdom, one of Washington’s major allies in the region. Michelle Obama, who is accompanied by her two daughters, Sasha and Malia, was greeted Read more