The Libyan military strongman, Khalifa Haftar, has met the Greek Foreign Minister, Nikos Dendias, in Athens on his way to a conference in Berlin this weekend aimed at ending the Libyan civil war. Reports from Greece say General Haftar is due to hold further talks with the Greek Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, on Friday – […]

Police in the Iranian capital, Tehran, have denied using live ammunition against protesters outraged by the shooting down of a Ukrainian airliner. Iranian chief of police said officers had been given orders to show restraint. It could be recalled that protests erupted on Saturday, after Iran admitted firing missiles by mistake at the Ukraine International […]

The Iranian parliament has unanimously voted to designate the United States Army and Pentagon as terrorist entities in the wake of the killing of Iranian Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani. According to reports, the motion passed at an open parliament session also obliges the government to allocate 200 million euros from the National Development Fund […]

Angry Protesters have reportedly broken into the US embassy compound in Baghdad. The propesters are angry with the recent US air strikes on an Iran-backed Iraqi militia US forces are said to have fired tear gas to disperse a crowd that breached the outer wall of the compound, which is in the heavily fortified Green […]

Croatian court has sentenced former Prime Minister Ivo Sanader to six years in jail and the boss of Hungary’s MOL energy group to two years for bribery. Sanader who is already serving time for a separate graft conviction and MOL’s Zsolt Hernadi were convicted for receiving and giving a bribe concerning a 2009 deal after […]

Turkey’s Constitutional Court has ruled that the country’s block on accessing Wikipedia is unconstitutional. The Constitutional Court voted by 10-6 that the ban violated freedom of speech. The court said the ban violated rights concerning freedom of expression, and ordered it be lifted. The Turkish government barred the website in 2017 because of entries suggesting […]

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has claimed a huge win in a vote that challenged his leadership of the Likud party. Netanyahu secured took 72.5% as opposed to his rival Gideon Saar, who polled 27.5%. Saar admitted defeat, saying he would now back Netanyahu in a general election due in March. The internal party vote […]

Republican Senator Mitch McConnell says he has not ruled out allowing witnesses to testify in the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump. Congressional lawmakers are wrangling over Senate trial rules, with Democrats demanding witnesses be called so what they term a fair trial can take place. Trump was formally impeached by the House last week […]

French President Emmanuel Macron has appealed to transport unions to suspend strikes that threaten travel chaos over the Christmas holidays. Macron who is visiting Ivory Coast, Macron suggested the strikers should “observe a truce out of respect for families and family life”. Two weeks of strikes over planned pension reforms have caused widespread disruption across […]

Members of Parliament will vote later on whether to back the prime minister plan for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union on 31 January. Prime minister of United Kingdom Boris Johnson said it would end delay and rancor and provide certainty. Members of Parliament will have their first chance to debate it in […]

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