Israel’s Lieberman dubs French peace meeting new ‘Dreyfus trial’

Israel’s Lieberman dubs French peace meeting new ‘Dreyfus trial’

Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Monday criticised an upcoming Middle East peace conference organised by France, calling it a new “Dreyfus trial” and urged French Jews to move to Israel. Representatives of around 70 countries are due to attend the January 15 conference aimed at restarting long-stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts. Israel has strongly opposed […]

UN condemns Aleppo ‘descent into hell’, plans crisis meeting

UN condemns Aleppo ‘descent into hell’, plans crisis meeting

The UN has condemned the “descent into hell” being endured by civilians in Aleppo, with the Red Cross saying nearly 20,000 people have fled a Syrian government offensive on the city in three days. Diplomats said the UN Security Council would hold an emergency meeting Wednesday in New York on the humanitarian crisis in Aleppo, […]

France calls for immediate UN Security Council meeting on Aleppo violence

France calls for immediate UN Security Council meeting on Aleppo violence

French foreign affairs minister Jean-Marc Ayrault called on Tuesday for an immediate United Nations Security Council meeting to discuss the situation in the Syrian city of Aleppo, which has been devastated by fighting. “More than ever before, we need to urgently put in place means to end the hostilities and to allow humanitarian aid to […]

Japan PM has ‘great confidence’ in Trump after meeting

Japan PM has ‘great confidence’ in Trump after meeting

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he believes Donald Trump is a leader in whom he can have great confidence after meeting with the president-elect Thursday. Abe, who became the first world leader to meet with Trump since his election, was seeking reassurances over the future of U.S.-Japan security and trade relations. He described the […]

Japan PM says ‘great confidence’ in Trump after meeting

Japan PM says ‘great confidence’ in Trump after meeting

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he believes Donald Trump is a leader in whom he can have great confidence after meeting with the president-elect Thursday. Abe, who became the first world leader to meet with Trump since his election, was seeking reassurances over the future of U.S.-Japan security and trade relations. He described the […]

Deadly airstrikes pound Syria’s Aleppo as UN holds emergency meeting

Deadly airstrikes pound Syria’s Aleppo as UN holds emergency meeting

  At least 23 civilians were killed in renewed government airstrikes on the contested city of Aleppo, Syrian activists said Sunday, as the United Nations Security Council convened an emergency meeting on the spiraling violence in Syria. At the start of that meeting the U.N’s top envoy to Syria accused the government of unleashing “unprecedented […]

Obama scraps meeting with Philippine leader over ‘son of a whore’ jibe

Obama scraps meeting with Philippine leader over ‘son of a whore’ jibe

US President Barack Obama has cancelled a planned meeting with Philippines leader Rodrigo Duterte, the White House said Monday, after his Asian ally launched a foul-mouthed tirade against him. Duterte called Obama a “son of a whore” hours earlier, vowing he would not allow the American leader to lecture him on human rights. “President Obama […]

Obama, Erdogan meeting announced amid Turkish offensive on Syrian Kurds

Obama, Erdogan meeting announced amid Turkish offensive on Syrian Kurds

Turkey warned Monday it would carry out more strikes on a US-backed Kurdish militia in Syria if it fails to retreat, as Washington said President Barack Obama will meet his Turkish counterpart over the weekend. Turkish forces pressed on with a two-pronged operation inside Syria against Islamic State (IS)jihadists and the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection […]

Obama hosts meeting with police, activists in wake of shootings

Obama hosts meeting with police, activists in wake of shootings

President Barack Obama on Wednesday hosted a meeting focused on how to bridge the divide between police officers and the black and Hispanic communities after a series of high-profile police killings sparked fresh protests throughout the country. The United States is “not even close” to resolving issues between police and the communities they serve, Obama […]

Clinton wins DC primary ahead of meeting with Sanders

Clinton wins DC primary ahead of meeting with Sanders

Democrat Hillary Clinton won the District of Columbia primary on Tuesday, capturing the party’s last presidential nominating contest as Democrats turn their focus to the November 8 election against presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump. Clinton, who secured enough delegates to clinch the Democratic presidential nomination last week, is to meet in private later on Tuesday […]