Russia announces resumption of Syria talks with US, regional powers

Russia announces resumption of Syria talks with US, regional powers

Russia on Wednesday said it would hold Syria talks with the US and regional powers this weekend, the first meeting on the conflict since Washington froze bilateral ceasefire negotiations. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry agreed to hold talks aimed at “creating the conditions for the resolution of the […]

World powers pledge $15 billion in aid to Afghanistan

World powers pledge $15 billion in aid to Afghanistan

World powers raised $15 billion for Afghanistan on Wednesday to fund the country over the next four years, while the European Union said it won support to revive a stalled peace process after almost 40 years of conflict. With the government in Kabul facing a resurgent Taliban 15 years after U.S. forces helped oust the […]

Pressure mounts on Western powers to halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Pressure mounts on Western powers to halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia

As a UN conference on the arms trade kicked off in Geneva on Monday, France, Britain and the United States came under fire from NGOs for selling weapons to Saudi Arabia, which is waging a controversial campaign against Houthi rebels in Yemen. The Swiss city is hosting the second conference on the UN-backed Arms Trade […]