The European Union ‘s foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell is due to visit Iran, his first trip since taking office in December, aimed at reducing tensions over the Islamic republic’s nuclear programme. During his two-day trip starting Monday, Borrell will meet President Hassan Rouhani , Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and[…]
Washington ending the INF arms control treaty has raised fears of a new “arms race.” This time it will be about more than just missiles, with China presenting strong competition to the US and Russia, a military expert tells RT. Last week’s test of a ground-launched Tomahawk cruise missile showed[…]
The US House of Representatives has passed a resolution to end Washington’s support for Saudi-led forces in Yemen, a critical first step that was lauded by Democrats, who control the legislative chamber. The legislation passed by a 248-177 vote on Wednesday afternoon, largely along partisan lines. Only 18 Republicans voted[…]
Jordan said on Thursday it was in talks with Washington and Moscow to empty a desert camp of 50,000 displaced Syrians, a move aimed at defusing security tensions near a potential military flashpoint on its northeast border with Syria. Jordan’s Foreign Ministry said the kingdom backed a Russian plan to[…]
The United States had fired nearly 60 Tomahawk missiles at a military airfield in Syria, the first direct military action Washington has taken against Syrian government forces in the six-year-old conflict. The US said the missiles on Friday severely damaged or destroyed Syrian aircraft and support infrastructure and equipment at[…]
Islamic State warned in a new video on Monday that countries taking part in air strikes against Syria would suffer the same fate as France, and threatened to attack in Washington. The video, which appeared on a site used by Islamic State to post its messages, begins with news footage[…]
The United States and Cuba moved to end five decades of Cold War hostility Wednesday, agreeing to revive diplomatic ties in a surprise breakthrough that would also ease a crippling US trade embargo. In the wake of a prisoner exchange, President Barack Obama said Washington was ready for a “new chapter”[…]
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