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  • Saudi King to visit White House in 2018

    UNITED STATES, 2017/09/08 King Salman of Saudi Arabia will make an official visit to Washington early next year for talks with President Donald Trump, the White Home said Wednesday. King Salman and President Trump discussed how to advance shared goals such as strengthening security and prosperity in the Middle East The two leaders held a telephone conversation in which they discussed how to advance shared goals such as strengthening security and prosperity in the Middle East, the White Home said in a statement.
  • Turkey urges Erbil to cancel referendum on independence

    TURKEY, 2017/08/26 Turkey calls on Erbil to cancel the referendum on independence, the Turkish media quoted country’s Prime Minister Binali Yildirim as saying, on August 25. Yildirim noted that, the decision to hold a referendum on independence of the Kurdish autonomy of Iraq is erroneous and dangerous. Ankara stands for the integrity of Iraq, said the prime minister.
  • US declaration of Iran’s non-compliance to create complications

    IRAN, 2017/08/26 Trump government, thus far, seems to put additional emphasis on the nature of Iran’s regime than the previous government, but still it is very hard to predict what exactly will transpire between the United States and Iran, Ambassador Ido Aharoni, a world distinguished professor at New York University's School of International Relations, told Trend. “In other words - the major issue for the current government is not necessarily how to engage Iran and bring back into the fold - but rather how to entirely sanction Iran from advancing their destabilizing programs,” he said.
  • Turkish Supreme Military Council replaces land, air and navy commanders

    TURKEY, 2017/08/04 Turkey on Wednesday restored the commanders of its army, air force and navy next their terms in office expired, reshuffling the top of a military that has been shaken by last year's failed coup. Turkey's armed forces - like the media, civil service and police - have been convulsed by the crackdown that followed the attempted putsch, at the same time as a group of rogue soldiers commandeered tanks and warplanes in an effort to topple the government.
  • Turkey reshuffles cabinet setting sight on 2019 elections

    TURKEY, 2017/07/20 Turkey reshuffled cabinet Wednesday by replacing or swapping 11 ministers as part of Erdogan's plans aiming victory in 2019 elections, according to a local expert. "This new cabinet will carry out performance for preparations of elections in 2019," daily Hurriyet columnist Abdulkadir Selvi said. These ministers will perform a six-month program of the government, which is expected to be announced short next the cabinet change, according to Selvi .
  • Addiction and intrigue: Inside the Saudi palace coup

    SAUDI ARABIA, 2017/07/20 On Tuesday June 20 Mohammed bin Nayef, a powerful figure in Saudi Arabia's security apparatus for the completed two decades and the next in line to the throne, was summoned to meet King Salman bin Abdulaziz on the fourth floor of the royal palace in Mecca. There, according to a source close to MbN, as he is known, the king ordered him to step aside in favor of the king's favorite son, Mohammed bin Salman. The reason: an addiction to painkilling drugs was clouding MbN's judgment. "The king came to meet MbN and they were alone in the room. He told him: 'I want you to step down, you didn't listen to the advice to get treatment for your addiction which dangerously affects your decisions'," said the source close to MbN.
  • Senegal: Israel, Senegal Mend Diplomatic Ties

    ISRAEL, 2017/06/06 Israel and Senegal have mended diplomatic ties that ruptured next the West African country co-sponsored a U.N. Security Council resolution in December condemning Jewish settlement construction. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Senegalese President Macky Sall in Liberia on the sidelines of the Economic Community of West African States summit. Israel announced its ambassador will return to Senegal, which, in turn, will support Israel's nomination for observer status at the African Union.
  • The Iranian Elections For The New President

    IRAN, 2017/05/29 The outgoing President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, won re-election in the initial round by garnering over 56% of the vote. Rouhani won with 14,619,848 votes on a total number of voters equal to 25,966,729 accounting for 53,6% of total votes. The difference between the two figures is related to the so-called panachage, namely voting for candidates from different parties instead of those from the set inventory of a party, and the votes cast for his regional lists. However, the major loser is Ebrahim Raisi, an eminent cleric of the Shiite clergy.
  • Turkey's parliament approves key articles of constitutional reform

    TURKEY, 2017/01/14 Turkey's parliament approved key articles of a constitutional reform overnight which would allow the president to be a member of a political party and issue decrees, bringing a step closer the executive presidency sought by Tayyip Erdogan. The ruling AK Party, backed by the nationalist MHP, is pushing through the legislation that President Erdogan says will bring the strong leadership needed to prevent a return of the fragile coalition governments of the completed.
  • IMF to Turkey: Democracy is crucial to economic stability

    TURKEY, 2016/09/01 Following the Turkey's bloody coup attempt at the weekend, the International Monetary Fund on Tuesday said the country's democratic institutions were crucial to its economic stability. But the IMF praised authorities' handling of economic policy to stave off instability in the wake of Friday night's dramatic events, which reportedly left hundreds dead.