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Australia set to step up its partnership with NATO

Australia set to step up its partnership with NATO

September 2, 2014 - 10:41 AMT  06:41 GMT
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has used a number of recent speeches to signal a more muscular approach to foreign policy.
Turkey summons U.S. charge d'affaires over spying report

Turkey summons U.S. charge d'affaires over spying report

September 1, 2014 - 18:21 AMT  14:21 GMT
Recep Tayyip Erdogan downplayed the importance of the report, saying that all major countries spied on each other.
Germany's Merkel defends govt. decision to send arms to Kurds

Germany's Merkel defends govt. decision to send arms to Kurds

September 1, 2014 - 18:13 AMT  14:13 GMT
"The far-reaching detribalization of an entire region affects Germany and Europe," Merkel said in a speech to parliament.
UN says Iraq crimes on ‘unimaginable scale’

UN says Iraq crimes on ‘unimaginable scale’

September 1, 2014 - 17:54 AMT  13:54 GMT
Flavia Pansieri said evidence suggested that Iraqi government forces had killed detainees and shelled civilian areas.
Iran's Rouhani urges clerics to be more tolerant of internet

Iran's Rouhani urges clerics to be more tolerant of internet

September 1, 2014 - 15:12 AMT  11:12 GMT
The President said that the Internet is important for aspiring students and experts trying to access new knowledge and science.
Islamic State poses global threat, Iraqi minister says

Islamic State poses global threat, Iraqi minister says

September 1, 2014 - 14:41 AMT  10:41 GMT
“It is a transnational phenomenon that poses an imminent danger to all countries of the world,” Mohammed Shia' Al Sudani said.
Turkey issues arrest warrants for 33 police officers over alleged plot

Turkey issues arrest warrants for 33 police officers over alleged plot

September 1, 2014 - 13:35 AMT  09:35 GMT
The move is part of a wave of arrests since July stemming from allegations by President Erdogan that police conspired against him.
Ukrainian President accuses Russia of ‘direct and open aggression’

Ukrainian President accuses Russia of ‘direct and open aggression’

September 1, 2014 - 13:18 AMT  09:18 GMT
This has changed the situation in the zone of conflict in a radical way," he said in a speech at a military academy in Kiev.
New Syrian cabinet includes ethnic Armenian minister

New Syrian cabinet includes ethnic Armenian minister

September 1, 2014 - 13:04 AMT  09:04 GMT
Assad said the success of the new government will depend on “earning the trust of citizens through transparency and credibility.”
Israel to appropriate West Bank land south of Bethlehem

Israel to appropriate West Bank land south of Bethlehem

September 1, 2014 - 10:33 AMT  06:33 GMT
The takeover of the land in the area of Gush Etzion clears the way for expansion of a settlement named Gevaot.
Heavy fighting breaks out between Syrian army, rebels on Golan Heights

Heavy fighting breaks out between Syrian army, rebels on Golan Heights

September 1, 2014 - 10:27 AMT  06:27 GMT
Rebels of al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front have been battling the Syrian army in the area and have wrested control of the crossing at Quneitra, operated by the UN.
Egyptian court gives life term to Muslim Brotherhood leader

Egyptian court gives life term to Muslim Brotherhood leader

August 30, 2014 - 15:15 AMT  11:15 GMT
Mohamed Badie was charged with killing at least nine people and inciting violence that injured 21 others in clashes near a mosque in Giza in 2013.
Iran's President slams U.S. sanctions as “invasion”

Iran's President slams U.S. sanctions as “invasion”

August 30, 2014 - 14:53 AMT  10:53 GMT
U.S. imposed existing sanctions on more than 25 businesses, banks and individuals suspected of working to expand Iran's nuclear program.
UN was told Golan Heights peacekeepers seized 'for their safety'

UN was told Golan Heights peacekeepers seized 'for their safety'

August 30, 2014 - 11:25 AMT  07:25 GMT
"UNDOF has been informed that the intention behind those holding the peacekeepers was to remove them from an active battlefield,” the statement said.
NATO “forming 10,000-strong rapid deployment force to counter Russia”

NATO “forming 10,000-strong rapid deployment force to counter Russia”

August 30, 2014 - 11:15 AMT  07:15 GMT
The force’s creation will be spearheaded by Britain and involve contributions from Denmark, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Norway, and the Netherlands.
EU leaders set for deal on key posts amid Russia challenges

EU leaders set for deal on key posts amid Russia challenges

August 30, 2014 - 10:50 AMT  06:50 GMT
A summit is likely to hand Poland's conservative prime minister the influential role of European Council president.
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