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Hundreds protest against Netanyahu in Paris ahead of France visit

Hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists on Saturday staged a protest in Paris against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's planned visit to France on Sunday. Protestors carried Palestinian flags and photos of French President Emmanuel Macron marked...

Boris Johnson meets Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran

The third British foreign secretary to visit Iran since 2003, Johnson and Rouhani spoke about enhancing bilateral ties and preserving the nuclear deal. Earlier, Johnson and Mohammad Javad Zarif discussed how to deal with...

UN political chief stresses urgency of reducing tensions on Korean Peninsula

UNITED NATIONS, (Xinhua) -- The UN's political chief on Saturday stressed the urgency of reducing tensions on the Korean Peninsula after finishing his four-day visit to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). "There can...

Iraqi PM declares full liberation of Iraq from IS

BAGHDAD,  (Xinhua) -- Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Saturday officially declared full liberation of Iraq from the Islamic State (IS) militants after Iraqi forces recaptured all the areas once seized by the extremist...

Labour wants closest UK ties with EU’s single market post-Brexit – Starmer

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s opposition Labour Party supports keeping the closest possible trading ties with the European Union after Brexit and will lobby Prime Minister Theresa May to stick to that, the party’s Brexit...

Princes William and Harry announce sculptor for new Diana statue

LONDON (Reuters) - A sculptor who produced the image of Queen Elizabeth used on Britain’s coins has been chosen to create a new statue of Princess Diana, the office of Princes William and Harry...

Skiing star Vonn to snub White House post-Winter Olympics reception

US skiing star Lindsey Vonn said Thursday she would not go to the White House for a post-Winter Olympics reception, aligning herself with other athletes who have protested against President Donald Trump. Vonn told CNN in an...

Israeli forces kill at least two Palestinians during clashes over Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian man on Friday near the Gaza border in clashes over US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, the Palestinian Health Ministry said. The ministry confirmed Mahmoud...

Turkey, Greece agree to co-operate, despite lingering issues

Greece and Turkey on Thursday agreed to work on confidence-boosting measures after a landmark two-day state visit to Athens by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Erdogan, making the first visit to Greece by a Turkish...

IMF warns on risks brewing in China’s financial system

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Thursday warned of brewing risks in China's banking system as it found dozens of crucial lenders needed to beef up their protection against possible financial crises. The report comes...