WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama has urged Iran's newly elected president to prove to the world that the Islamic republic was not pursuing a nuclear weapon programme as the White House welcomed election of a moderate leader as a hopeful sign. "I think it says that the Iranian people want to move in a different direction," Obama said of the election results in Iran that saw a surprising ...
LONDON - Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of deceased Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, will stand trial in August along with Gaddafi's last prime minister and a former intelligence director, the prosecutor's office has announced. The men will be tried for crimes against the Libyan people during the 2011 uprising that toppled the former regime. Notorious former spy chief Abdullah ...
ENNISKILLEN - The Group of Eight industrialised nations called for a swift end to the bloody civil war in Syria and urgent peace talks but stopped short of calling for the ouster of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad in its joint statement at the end of talks Tuesday. Despite the lack of consensus among the G8 on the fate of Assad, as well as the use of chemical weapons by his regime, Canadian ...
Leaders at the G8 Summit in Northern Ireland have backed calls for Syrian peace talks to be held in Geneva as soon as possible. After adopting the statement, UK Prime Minister David Cameron said the leaders had managed to overcome fundamental differences. The statement, however, does not mention what role Syrian President Bashar al-Assad could play in the future. According to the BBC, the G8 ...
The United States is to open direct talks with Taliban leaders within days. The development comes after Washington agreed to drop a series of preconditions that have previously held back negotiations over the future of Afghanistan. According to the Guardian, political representatives of the Taliban will meet Afghan and US officials in Doha, the capital of Qatar. They will have discussions on ...
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UAE based Emirates airline, has been voted as the 'world's best airline' pushing last year's winner Qatar to the second position and also winning the 'best in-flight entertainment' category. According to Skytrax World airline awards, which is the world's largest survey of air passengers, Qantas' partner airline 'Emirates' has been declared as the world's best. Skytrax has booted Qantas, which ...
Egypt is proud of its deep-rooted fraternal ties with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and its people, an Egyptian foreign ministry spokesperson has said. The relations with the UAE were based on mutual respect and joint interests, and would not be affected by any statements here or there, said spokesperson Badr Abdel Aaty in an official statement. The Egyptian foreign ministry was closely ...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that his country would not accept anything less than the total halt of Iranian uranium enrichment. "We cannot accept anything less than a total cessation of all enrichment of nuclear materials at all levels, removal of all enriched nuclear material and a closure of Iran's illicit nuclear facilities," reported Xinhua citing Netanyahu during ...
G8 leaders Tuesday condemned any use of chemical weapons in Syria, and that they were deeply concerned by the growing threat from terrorism and extremism in the Middle East country. In a final communique issued after the annual G8 summit in Lough Erne, Northern Ireland, the leaders called on all parties in the conflict to allow access to the UN investigating team, Xinhua reported. It said the ...
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Our nuclear programmes are completely transparent. But we are ready to show greater transparency and make clear for the whole world that the steps of the Islamic Republic of Iran are completely within international frameworks. The sanctions are unfair, the Iranian people are suffering, and our (nuclear) activities are legal. These sanctions are illegal and only benefit Israel.
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Leaders at the G8 Summit in Northern Ireland have backed calls for Syrian peace talks to be held in Geneva as soon as possible.
After adopting the statement, UK Prime Minister David Cameron said the leaders had managed to overcome fundamental differences.
The statement, however, does not mention what role Syrian President Bashar al-Assad could play in the future.
According to the BBC, the G8 leaders agreed on Syrian peace talks after lengthy discussions at the end of the two-day summit.
The statement stressed that the leaders are united in wanting a negotiated and peaceful end to the conflict, the report said.
The joint statement also condemned use of chemical weapons in Syria, and urged both Damascus and the rebels at the Geneva conference to commit to destroying and expelling from Syria all organisations and individuals affiliated to al-Qaeda and any other non-state actors linked to terrorism, the report added. (ANI)
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