Trudeau’s Liberal Party projected to win Canada’s general election

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau‘s Liberal Party is projected to win Canada’s general election, according to CBC News and CTV News. Whether it will be a minority or majority government remains to be seen. The projected victory ensures that Trudeau will remain Canada’s Prime Minister. Trudeau, the Liberal leader, and Conservative leader Andrew Scheer were the […]

Turkish offensive violates international law: German FM

Turkey’s offensive in northeastern Syria falls foul of international law, Germany’s Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Sunday. “We don’t believe that an attack on Kurdish units or Kurdish militia is legitimate under international law,” Heiko Maas told Germany broadcaster ZDF. “If there is no basis in international law for such an invasion, then it can’t […]

US Senate majority leader attacks Trump’s Syria policy, calls it “strategic nightmare”

The US Senate majority leader has attacked President Donald Trump’s policy in Syria. In a Washington Post opinion piece, Mitch McConnell says fellow Republican Mr Trump’s troop withdrawal order combined with Turkey’s Syria assault was a “strategic nightmare”. On Wednesday the president called the Turkey-Syria border situation “strategically brilliant” for the US. Sporadic fighting continues […]

Turkey’s Erdogan trashes Trump’s Syria letter

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan put US President Donald Trump’s letter “in the bin”, the BBC has been told. In the letter dated 9 October, and sent after US troops were pulled out of Syria, Mr Trump told Mr Erdogan: “Don’t be a tough guy. Don’t be a fool!” President Trump was urging Turkey not […]

Iran president’s brother, key adviser starts 5-year jail term: report

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s brother entered prison Wednesday to begin a five-year sentence after he was convicted of corruption, the semi-official ISNA news agency reported, citing his lawyer. Hossein Fereydoun, who served as an aide to the president, was arrested in July 2017 and put on trial in February this year on allegations of financial […]