Boris Johnson steps down as British Foreign Minister

Boris Johnson stepped down as Britain’s foreign minister on Monday, warning that Britain will end up like a colony to the European Union after the government announced plans for a close trading relationship with the bloc after Brexit…

Erdogan claims victory as President of Turkey

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on late Sunday declared victory in Turkey's presidential and parliamentary elections. “Our nation has given me the duty of the presidency and executive power,” Erdogan told reporters in Istanbul citing…

US pulls out of UN Human Rights Council to defend Israel

The United States announced Tuesday that it was leaving the United Nations’ Human Rights Council, with Ambassador Nikki Haley calling it “an organization that is not worthy of its name.” It was the latest withdrawal by the Trump…

Iraq ballot boxes storage set ablaze amid cllas of a re-run

A storage site housing half of Baghdad’s ballot boxes from Iraq’s parliamentary election in May has caught fire, Reuters reported. This came just days after parliament demanded a nationwide recount of votes, drawing calls for the…

Venezuela expels US envoy over new sanctions

President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday ordered the expulsion of the top U.S. diplomat in Venezuela in retaliation for a new round of sanctions over Venezuela’s widely-condemned election. The United States was among a string of countries…

EU mulls Iran central bank transfers against US sanctions

The European Commission is proposing that EU governments make direct money transfers to Iran’s central bank to avoid U.S. penalties, an EU official said, in what would be the most forthright challenge to Washington’s newly reimposed…

Bloc of Cleric Moqtada al-Sadr’s wins Iraq election

A political bloc led by populist Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, a long-time adversary of the United States who also opposes Iranian influence in Iraq, has won the country’s parliamentary election, the electoral commission said on…

New US sanctions hit Hezbollah financiers

The United States sought to further choke off funding sources for Iranian-backed Hezbollah on Thursday, sanctioning one of its financiers and its representative to Iran, as well as five entities based in Europe, West Africa and the…

US moves embassy to Jerusalem as Gaza furious in protest

Thousands of Palestinians marching in protest as United States is set to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Occupied Jerusalem. Gaza's Health Ministry says a 21-year-old Palestinian has been killed in the area of protests near the…

Iran won’t renegotiate nuclear deal with US, says Zarif

The Iranian foreign minister said on Thursday US demands to change its 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers were unacceptable as a deadline set by President Donald Trump for Europeans to “fix” the deal loomed. Trump has…

Trump eyes a visit to Jerusalem for US embassy moving

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he may go to Jerusalem, where the United States is moving its embassy from Tel Aviv later this month after Trump broke with other world powers last year to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s…

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