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Shoukry stresses the importance of explaining “realities of the democratic, economic and social developments” in Egypt after 30 June
Maher on list of global activists who Obama says “deserve to be free”
British PM urges Al-Sisi to “ensure human rights are respected in Egypt in the fight against extremism”
Government’s anti-terrorism statements believed to be for “media consumption”, expert says
By Dr Cesar Chelala On a rainy morning in April 1958, in Washington DC, Ezra Pound – then a 72-year-old man – was declared “incurably insane” by Judge Bolitha J. Laws, who set him free. As he prepared to leave for Italy, Pound declared: “Any man who could live in America is insane.” I wonder what Pound – …
King Abdullah awards Al-Sisi Medal of King Abdulaziz
Egypt says foreign military operations in Iraq must be accompanied by “solutions”
US President says Greste, Fahmy and Mohamed “should be released”
Government seeks to restore the confidence of international markets in Egyptian economy and gain support for economic reform programme
Invitation comes after Egypt reinstated to the African Union
Kerry met with Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki and was to hold talks with Iraqi leaders across the political and communal spectrum.
The militants, spearheaded by the powerful jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), have overrun all of one province and chunks of three more since they launched their offensive late last Monday.
Obama said Washington was examining “all the options” to help Iraq’s beleaguered security forces
Italian and American presidents congratulate Al-Sisi as he assumes presidency
The five Guantanamo Bay detainees were in turn transferred to Qatar, where their movements and activities will be restricted, a US official said.
Jarba is not running against Assad in a 3 June presidential vote but Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian hit out regardless.
By Dr Cesar Chelala I met Gabriel García Márquez and Fidel Castro at the Convention Palace in Havana during a medical meeting I attended in Cuba in the early eighties. I also had the honour of being extensively quoted in one of his articles, “Con las Malvinas o sin ellas,” (With or Without the Malvinas). …
The Islamist militant group Boko Haram claimed responsibility, and threatened to “sell” the girls into slavery.
US aid to Egypt to be reviewed to avoid it being used “as a tool for pressure”
He directly addressed leaders in Beijing, telling them that maritime territorial disputes needed to be addressed peacefully, not with “intimidation or coercion”
The top US diplomat, who has made the quest for a long-elusive peace treaty his personal holy grail, was blindsided late Tuesday as minutes before a press conference at the NATO headquarters, both sides went rogue.
The report is the second chapter of the fifth assessment by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), set up in 1988 to provide neutral, science-based guidance to governments.
Ukraine is now entering a crucial phase in its development after the fall of pro-Kremlin president Viktor Yanukovych in February, as the clock ticks down to 25 May presidential elections which are expected to cement Kiev’s pro-West course.
The head of the Syrian National Coalition, Ahmed Jarba, repeated calls on the international community to supply rebels with “sophisticated weapons”.
Obama then headed to The Hague where he has called an emergency Group of Seven summit to discuss what steps to take in the worst East-West standoff since the Cold War.
Sisi offers the hope of relief from three years of political turmoil that began with the Arab Spring uprising, even though he was the man who toppled Egypt’s first freely-elected president, Islamist Mohamed Morsi.
Denmark’s foreign ministry held a special briefing for about 130 companies, including drugs firm Novo Nordisk and brewer Carlsberg on Friday after being inundated with inquiries about the business implications of the crisis.
Obama thanked Salam for hosting Syrian refugees, nearly one million of whom have fled to Lebanon.
Obama’s upcoming visit to Riyadh will do little to ease Saudi concerns over the new course of American foreign policy
Obama and Abbas meet in Washington as negotiations deadline looms