Fundraisers expect US Democratic party presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to alter her policy to bring it more in line with their goals, the WikiLeaks whistleblowing website revealed on Saturday.
The Mosul operation will come at a great humanitarian cost, given the large number of Iraqi civilians held hostage by Daesh terrorists. The jihadists are using the civilians and their children as human shields to discourage the US-led coalition's airstrikes.
The US-led coalition's Mosul operation leaves more questions than answers, observers note, adding that Daesh militants fleeing the Iraqi city of Mosul to Raqqa, Syria, may pose a serious challenge to Bashar al-Assad's Syrian Arab Army.
Russia and the Western countries should look for ways to intensify cooperation to mitigate the current tensions in relations, resembling the Cold War period, Riga's mayor Nils Usakovs said Saturday.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is known for saying things that are quite scandalous and many would consider unsayable. However, his outspoken style and crime-fighting record is making him quite popular with many Filipinos. Here are some of his most outrageous statements.
Turkey has fulfilled its part of the agreements, necessary to enter the European Union, and now everything depends on Brussels, although Ankara always has alternatives, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Saturday.
Terrorists in Aleppo are continuing to shell humanitarian corridors. Since a humanitarian pause came into effect on Thursday, the corridors have been under frequent shelling and sniper fire.
The next US administration will need to soberly reassess the results of Washington's decade-long foreign policy and find a healthy balance between the use-of-force approach and successful diplomacy, experts say, turning the spotlight on the US' deteriorating relations with Russia and China.
Turkey has sent troops to Iraq to extend its influence, but not to combat Daesh terrorist group, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi said Saturday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan discuss the most sensitive topics related to the situation in the region and bilateral relations; it indicates high level of mutual trust, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Saturday.
All the participants of the Berlin meeting of the Normandy format admitted that there was no alternative to the Minsk agreements on the Ukrainian settlement, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Saturday.
US Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s words that the Mosul operation in Iraq is aimed to help his rival Hillary Clinton win the election are not groundless. A military victory in Iraq could bolster the Democrats’ positions before the November vote, said Konstantin Kosachev, the chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Russian Senate.
Countries that can influence Syrian rebels and terrorist groups should call on them not to hinder humanitarian operations in Aleppo, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Saturday.
The leaders of the Normandy Four group to continue working together on the situation in Eastern Ukraine makes up to a certain extent for the lack of common ground, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Saturday.
The rapprochement between the Philippines and China is going to be a headache for the United States as it will restrict its influence on Beijing-Manila ties.
Moscow will find a way to respond to possible introduction of new sanctions by the United States against Russia, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Saturday.
WikiLeaks has published 14 batches of emails obtained from Clinton campaign chair John Podesta. We have helpfully collated the text and provide you with a brief rundown of the revelations presented to date.
Resuming its provocations in the South China Sea, the Pentagon conducted a new “freedom of navigation” patrol near Beijing’s land reclamation projects, receiving a warning from Chinese vessels.
The Philippine leadership has signaled a tremendous shift in the country's foreign policy, opening the door to closer cooperation between Manila and Beijing. US journalist Stephen Kinzer believes that Manila's change of heart is a blowback for the US' old colonial policy toward the Philippines.
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