Five Caspian Nations Sign a Landmark Convention

By Radwan Jakeem - NEW YORK – The presidents of Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Russia, Iran and Azerbaijan have signed a landmark convention laying solid framework for use of resource-rich Caspian Sea at the Fifth Summit in the Kazakh city of Aktau after two decades of negotiations.
“The region has a unique culture, significant human resources [of 240 million [...]

Trump and Putin Set to Meet After Bolotn’s Visit

By Charles Maynes (VOA News) – MOSCOW — U.S. President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin will hold their first formal summit July 16 in Helsinki.
The summit confirmation by both sides came a day after Trump’s National Security Advisor John Bolton met with top Russian officials, including Putin, to lay the groundwork for the [...]

How Democrats Could Alter Trump’s Presidency

By Jim Malone (VOA News) - U.S. voters head to the polls in November for a high-stakes congressional midterm election in which Republican control of both the House of Representatives and the Senate appears to be in jeopardy. The outcome of the elections could have a profound impact on U.S. President Donald Trump as well, and [...]

Who May Join US Military Attack on Syria If Any

By William Gallo (VOA News) – The United States says it is working on forming an international coalition to respond to last week’s suspected chemical weapons attack in a rebel-held Syrian town that left dozens dead. Here’s the latest on which countries may take part in possible military action:

FILE – Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May.

Prime [...]

Kazakh President Pleads for Safeguarding Nuclear Disarmament

By Santo D. Banerjee - NEW YORK – A high-level briefing of the UN Security Council on the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and related confidence-building measures was a highlight of the month of January 2018 at the UN headquarters in New York. The fact that President Nursultan Nazarbayev chaired the event, lent it an [...]

US Support Needed in Mali — a Nexus for Sahel

By John J. Metzler - UNITED NATIONS — The landlocked West African state of Mali remains a critical crossroads for both international people smuggling and a nexus of radical Islamic terrorism in the Sahel, the vast arid region on the southern reaches of the Sahara desert.
Here amid ancient caravan routes, porous borders, and weak governance, Mali is challenged [...]

UN Lavrov – Kriza Oko Nas

Erol Avdović (Deutsche Welle) United Nations, New York – Ne krive nas samo za Balkan, već i za uplitanje u Meksiko, a ja vjerujem i još ponegdje, rekao je ironično Sergey Lavrov, ministar vanjskih poslova Rusije odgovarajući na upit suradnika Deutsche Wellea (DW) u Ujedinjenim narodima u New Yorku, da prokomentira američke optužbe oko ruske [...]

How Far Will Xi Go With Constitution Changes

By Joyce Huang (VOA News) BEIJING — A group of top Chinese Communist Party leaders is meeting in Beijing to discuss amendments to the country’s constitution, but so far few details have been made public. Analysts said the two-day meeting, which ends Friday, is likely to further cement Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s grip on power in [...]

Angela Merkel needs a Donald Trump strategy

By Oliver Pieper (DW) - ”The times in which we could completely depend on others are, to a certain extent, over,” admitted a disappointed Angela Merkel at the G7 summit in Italy last May. At the time, it was clear that United States President Donald Trump had made up his mind to pull out of the Paris [...]

Pakistan Face Military Aid Cuts Step Ahead of US

By Thalif Deen – NEW YORK  - When the United States abruptly cuts off military supplies to its allies for political or other reasons, the reaction has been predictable: it drive these countries into the arms of the Chinese, the Russians and Western European weapons suppliers.
So, when the Trump administration decided recently to withhold about [...]

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