Tag Archives: Politics

Shots fired at gate of US Embassy in Turkey, but no one hurt

Turkish media reported that shots were fired at a security booth outside the US Embassy in the capital city of Ankara.

Private Ihlas news agency said four to five rounds were fired from a moving white car and targeted security …

Putin calls for taking every step for return of Syrian refugees to their country

Russian President Vladimir Putin has stressed the need for taking every step for return of Syrian refugees to their country.

Speaking ahead of talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel outside Berlin, Putin said Syria needed assistance to rebuild and to …

Afghan Taliban Repeats Call For Direct Talks With United States

Taliban leader Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada has repeated his call for direct talks with the United States to end what he said was the foreign “occupation” of Afghanistan.

In a statement on August 18, Akhundzada said the militant group wanted “sincere, …

Pakistani Lawmakers Approve Khan As Prime Minister

Pakistani lawmakers have voted to elect former cricket star and longtime politician Imran Khan as the country’s next prime minister.

In the vote at the National Assembly Khan secured 176 votes, defeating opposition candidate Shahbaz Sharif of the Pakistan Muslim …

Briefing on the Creation of the Iran Action Group

MR HOOK: I’d like to thank the Secretary. In May, the Secretary announced our new Iran strategy to protect America’s national security, the security of our allies and partners, and to promote a brighter future for the Iranian people. And …

Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah al-Khalid

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:?

On Tuesday, Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke with Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah al-Khalid. The Secretary thanked the Foreign Minister for Kuwait’s strong partnership and longtime …