Politics

Khamenei endorses Iran nuclear deal

Reuters/Correspondent 10/22/2015 ANKARA– Iran should not give up principal elements of its atomic program until accusations of past military dimensions have been stabilized, said Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The statement comes after approving the state’s nuclear deal with world powers on Wednesday, Oct. 22. Khameni ordered the July 14 agreement to be implemented

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Al Aqsa to be under 24-hour surveillance

Reuters/Correspondent 24/10/2015           AMMAN/JERUSALEM – An idea to install cameras throughout Jerusalem to ease rising tension between Palestinians and Israelis has been accepted by both sides through a joint effort by US and Jordan. Speaking in Amman after meeting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Jordan’s King Abdullah, US Secretary of State

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U.S. Condemns ‘Red Carpet Welcome’ for Assad in Moscow

The White House condemned Russia’s “red carpet welcome” for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Moscow on Wednesday, saying that the visit was counter-productive to a political transition in the country. Assad arrived in Moscow on Tuesday to meet with his most powerful foreign ally, Russian President Vladimir Putin, in what was his first foreign visit

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Sweden Doubles Refugee Forecast For 2015 to 190,000

Up to 190,000 asylum seekers are expected to arrive in Sweden this year, more than twice as many as previously predicted by the Sweden’s Migration Agency. The new figures, released today, also reveal that the agency expects 40,000 of this number to be unaccompanied children traveling alone. The agency predicts that another wave of asylum

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Russia’s Putin Is More Popular Than Ever: State Poll

POLITICS Russia’s Putin Is More Popular Than Ever: State Poll By Damien Sharkov 10/22/15 at 1:11 PM Russian President Vladimir Putin raises his glass for a toast during the luncheon at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, September 28, 2015. Mikhail Metzel/RIA Novosti/Pool/Reuters FILED UNDER: Politics Russian President Vladimir Putin’s approval rating has

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Robert Mugabe Awarded China’s ‘Nobel Peace Prize’

Robert Mugabe, the Zimbabwean president, has been named this year’s winner of China’s Confucius Peace Prize. The chairman of the award, dubbed China’s version of the Nobel Peace Prize, said Mugabe was chosen for “injecting fresh energy” into the efforts for world peace and African unity, theGuardian reports. Ninety-one-year-old Mugabe has been president for 28

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Putin’s Bikers to Go on Tour Through Europe, Middle East And Africa

The infamous Russian nationalist biker gang, the Night Wolves, known as Putin’s bikers due to their close relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, is leading a tour of Russian-related sites through Europe, the Middle East and Africa, including Iraq, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Georgia, France and Spain. The group, led by Alexander “the Surgeon” Zaldostanov, are

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John Kerry Calls For End to ‘Incitement’ in Meeting With Netanyahu

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Berlin on Thursday, where he called for an end to “all incitement” and “all violence” as the security situation continues to deteriorate in Jerusalem and the West Bank. “It is absolutely critical to end all incitement, to end all violence and

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What Is—And Isn’t—At Stake in the Polish Parliamentary Election

This article originally appeared on the American Enterprise Institute website. The widely expected victory of the opposition Law and Justice (PiS) party in Poland’s parliamentary election on Sunday matters not just for Poland, but for the entire European Union. Because it comes at a time when the continent is at several important crossroads, it might be

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