Breakdown of Syria prevented, political settlement on agenda: Putin

Moscow, Nov 23 : Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that the breakdown of Syria has been prevented, and that a new stage has been reached for the possible transition to a political settlement in the war-torn country. The leaders of Russia, Iran, Turkey held a trilateral summit in the Russian city Sochi, discussing […]

Waiting for May, Brussels eyes December Brexit deal

By Alastair Macdonald and Jan Strupczewski BRUSSELS, Nov 23 : When Theresa May visits Brussels on Friday, EU negotiators will be listening intently for signs the British prime minister is preparing to risk a domestic backlash and raise her offer to secure a Brexit deal in December. European Union officials and diplomats from the other […]

Myanmar’s Rohingyas are targets of ethnic cleansing: US

Washington, Nov 23 : The US government said on Wednesday that abuses directed at the Rohingya ethnic group in Myanmar amount to ethnic cleansing. “After a careful and thorough analysis of available facts, it is clear that the situation in northern Rakhine state constitutes ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said […]

U.S. Senate candidate Moore’s spokesman resigns as allegations roil campaign

By Joseph Ax Undated, Nov 22 : The communications director for U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore has resigned amid the Alabama Republican’s efforts to combat allegations of sexual misconduct that have roiled his campaign. News of the departure of John Rogers came a day after U.S. President Donald Trump defended Moore from accusations by multiple […]

U.S. pressed Saudis to ease Yemen blockade – sources

By Yara Bayoumy and Warren Strobel WASHINGTON, Nov 22 : U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson asked Saudi Arabia to ease its blockade of Yemen, two sources said, just days before the Saudi-led military coalition announced on Wednesday it would let aid flow through the Yemeni port of Hodeidah and allow U.N. flights to the […]

Pressure mounts on U.S. Rep. Conyers after sexual harassment allegations

By Amanda Becker WASHINGTON, Nov 22 : U.S. Representative John Conyers faced additional fallout on Wednesday related to sexual harassment accusations made by former staffers, as two fellow Democrats suggested he give up a prominent committee post. The House of Representatives Ethics Committee said on Tuesday it was investigating the allegations, first reported on Monday […]