Post Tagged with: "international law"

US ambassador signals further delay in Trump Mideast peace plan

US ambassador signals further delay in Trump Mideast peace plan

JERUSALEM: US President Donald Trump‘s long-awaited plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace is expected “within the next several months,” the US ambassador to Israel has said, signalling a further delay in its release. Trump said in September that the plan for what he has called the “ultimate deal” would be released within […]

Iran approves anti-money laundering bill

Iran approves anti-money laundering bill

TEHRAN: An Iranian arbitration body gave its approval on Saturday to an anti-money laundering bill seen as crucial to maintaining international trade and banking ties, the official IRNA news agency reported. “The bill on amending the law to counter money laundering was approved with certain changes and will be sent […]

Afghan compliments India‘s development aid

Afghan compliments India‘s development aid

NEW DELHI: Afghan National Security Adviser on Friday appreciated India‘s role in reconstruction of the war-ravaged country during talks with his Indian counterpart here. Mohib‘s appreciation for India‘s developmental assistance came in the backdrop of US President ‘s comments mocking New Delhi‘s role in . The ministry of external affairs […]

Syria opposition outraged as regime cements comeback

Syria opposition outraged as regime cements comeback

BEIRUT: Almost eight years into Syria‘s devastating war, opponents of the regime are watching in dismay as President Bashar al-Assad‘s government looks set to secure its comeback at home and abroad. Holed up in the last major rebel stronghold or unable to return home after fleeing abroad, they are frustrated […]

Israeli settlement activity appears to surge in Trump era

Israeli settlement activity appears to surge in Trump era

JERUSALEM: With little resistance from a friendly White House, Israel has launched a new settlement push in the West Bank since President Donald Trump took office, laying the groundwork for what could be the largest construction binge in years, according to data obtained by The Associated Press. The figures, gathered […]

Bangladesh PM says ‘conscience is clear‘ as opposition claims election rigged

Bangladesh PM says ‘conscience is clear‘ as opposition claims election rigged

DHAKA: Bangladesh Prime Minister on Monday rejected calls for a new vote after being declared landslide winner in an election marred by deadly violence that the opposition slammed as “farcical” and rigged. Hasina‘s ruling Awami League party and its allies won 288 seats in the 300-seat parliament, with the main […]

Fresh violence mars Bangladesh election as campaigning ends

Fresh violence mars Bangladesh election as campaigning ends

DHAKA: Bangladesh‘s general election campaign ended Friday with more deadly violence and arrests of opposition activists which have raised international concern as Prime Minister seeks a record fourth term. A ruling Awami League party supporter was killed by opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) followers, police said, while the BNP claimed […]

European Parliament wants to use more gender-neutral terms

European Parliament wants to use more gender-neutral terms

LONDON: The is circulating a guidebook among its members in an attempt to use more gender-neutral terms and move away from the use of words like “mankind” and “manpower” and replace them with “humanity” or “staff”. The parliamentary wing of the European Union (EU) has issued the guidelines for its […]

Turkey bolsters troops in Kurdish areas of northern Syria: war monitor

Turkey bolsters troops in Kurdish areas of northern Syria: war monitor

BEIRUT: Turkey on Saturday sent military reinforcements to northern Syria near an area controlled by Kurdish forces as Ankara threatens to carry out a fresh offensive to wipe them out, a war monitor said. The move comes after US President ‘s surprise announcement on Wednesday of the withdrawal of American […]

Syria opposition calls on US to coordinate pullout with Turkey

Syria opposition calls on US to coordinate pullout with Turkey

: Exiled opposition leader Nasr al-Hariri on Sunday urged the US to coordinate its pullout from Syria with and Ankara-backed rebel groups to prevent regime forces from retaking the country‘s northeast. “An uncoordinated US withdrawal may leave a void that would be filled by Daesh, the Syrian regime or Iranian […]