Category Archives: Government

UN Faces Many Challenges as It Prepares to Mark 75th Anniversary

GENEVA – Preparations for the observation of the United Nations’ 75th anniversary are underway as the world body’s ability to maintain global peace and security appears ever more tenuous.

The United Nations was founded in …

Russia’s Putin, Germany’s Merkel Hold Talks in Moscow

MOSCOW – German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with Russian President Vladimir Putin for talks Saturday in Moscow focusing on what both sides billed as a range of vexing international issues � including Iran, Syria, Libya, …

EU Reaffirms Support for Iran Deal, Warns Against Regional Conflict

PARIS European Union foreign ministers Friday called for an urgent de-escalation of spiraling violence in the Middle East and Libya, saying the region cannot afford another war and they reiterating their commitment to the Iran …

A Look at Three Decades of Iran’s Secretive Quds Force

Within hours of the U.S. airstrike that killed Qassem Soleimani on January 3, Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei announced the appointment of a successor to head the Revolutionary Guards’ secretive Quds Force.

The speed of …

Embalo Wins Guinea-Bissau Presidential Election

BISSAU – Umaro Cissoko Embalo was declared the winner of Guinea-Bissau’s presidential race on Wednesday. He defeated Domingos Simoes Pereira, from the majority PAIGC party.

In Bissau, cars whizzed past the presidential palace on New …

Report: Trump Ally May Have Broken Venezuela Sanctions

MIAMI – Erik Prince, a major Republican donor and founder of controversial security firm Blackwater, has been referred to the U.S. Treasury Department for possible sanctions violations tied to his recent trip to Venezuela for …

2 Ex-Prime Ministers Vie for Guinea-Bissau Presidency

Two former prime ministers of Guinea-Bissau are vying for the presidency in a runoff election Sunday after the incumbent failed to reach the second round in the tumultuous West African country once described by the …