‘Not A Spy In The Traditional Sens...

‘Not A Spy In The Traditional Sense:’ How The Butina Case Lifte...

WASHINGTON — In the lexicon of U.S. counterintelligence, it’s called “spot and assess,” “access agents,” and “backchannels.” According to U.S. prosecutors, it’s also what Maria Butina, a now 30-year-old Russian graduate student, was doing... read more »

Xi Seeks To Reassure Critics Over $1 Tri...

Xi Seeks To Reassure Critics Over $1 Trillion Belt And Road Project

Chinese President Xi Jinping says his plan to recreate the old Silk Road is designed to increase and enhance international trade cooperation, as he bid to reassure critics of the $1 trillion infrastructure project.Xi also told attendees at his Belt and Road Forum on April 26 that Beijing... read more »

Putin To Brief China On Kim Talks, Says ...

Putin To Brief China On Kim Talks, Says Willing To Share Details With U.S. ...

Russian President Vladimir Putin is in Beijing to brief Chinese leaders on his just-concluded summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and said he is also willing to share details of the talks with the United States.North Korean state media on April 26, meanwhile, reported that Kim had invited... read more »

Iraqis To The Rescue? Iranians Wary Of P...

Iraqis To The Rescue? Iranians Wary Of Paramilitary Forces Sent For ‘...

Many Iranians are upset by the presence of Iraqi paramilitary forces sent to help with flood relief efforts as they try to cope with a natural disaster called the worst to hit Iran in more than 15 years. Several weeks of heavy rain have created torrential flood waters in nearly all of... read more »

‘Abdul Does Not Celebrate Norouz&#...

‘Abdul Does Not Celebrate Norouz’: Anti-Norouz Campaign Prompts...

An online campaign in Afghanistan calling for the boycott of the ancient festival of Norouz has prompted a backlash among many Afghans, who have vented their exasperation at the growing influence of fundamentalist Islamic ideology in the war-torn country. Heralding the arrival of spring, the... read more »

Iranian TV Personality Who Promoted Compulsory Islamic Dress Under Fire Over Photos

A well-known Iranian television personality has been accused of hypocrisy after images of her in which she is not adhering to the country’s Islamic dress code surfaced... read more »

Syrian rebels say U.S., allies sending more arms to fend off Iran threat

By Tom Perry, Suleiman Al-Khalidi and Maher Chmaytelli BEIRUT/AMMAN/BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Syrian rebels say the United States and its allies are sending them more arms to try to fend... read more »

Trump’s communications aide steps down as president grapples with Russia issue

By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s communications director is leaving the job, the White House said on Tuesday, as the president considers wider... read more »

Thousands flee Philippine city after rebel rampage claimed by IS

By Romeo Ranoco PANTAR, Philippines (Reuters) – Thousands of civilians fled fighting in the Philippines on Wednesday as troops tried to fend off Islamist militants who took over large... read more »

Merkel wants to foster India ties, softens message on U.S. as Tru...

By Michelle Martin and Thomas Escritt BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany wants to develop its ties with India but this should not be at the cost of its trans-Atlantic relationship, Chancellor Angela... read more »

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