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
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
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
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
At a hearing that was at times low-key and marked by shouting between Republicans and Democrats, Hillary Clinton used her much anticipated testimony on the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, to defend her record as secretary of state and to call for more bipartisanship in the conduct of U.S. foreign policy.
MOSCOW (Reuters) – Vladimir Putin used a rare visit to Moscow by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to talk up the Kremlin’s potential to help broker a political settlement to the crisis as he tried to show the West Russia has become a major player in the Middle East. Assad flew to Moscow on Tuesday evening
LONDON (Reuters) – Chinese President Xi Jinping has sealed a multi-billion dollar deal to finance nuclear power stations in Britain, crowning a visit that Prime Minister David Cameron hopes will unleash a wave of investment from the world’s second largest economy. After a day of pomp, Communist Party General Secretary Xi on Wednesday turned from