21st April 2017
Police have arrested a German-Russian citizen on Friday morning on suspicion of carrying out the attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus last Tuesday, with prosecutors alleging that the bombing was motivated by financial greed. The Dortmund team bus was targeted with three bombs after it left a hotel to… Read More
17th April 2017
Canada has announced sanctions against 27 high-ranking officials in the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says in a statement that those people are now subject to an asset freeze and dealings prohibition. Read More
12th April 2017
G7 foreign ministers agree on one thing: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has to go. Rex Tillerson arrived in Moscow Tuesday carrying a message from a G7 united on that point — but divided on how far they are willing to push the Syrian dictator’s ally and sponsor, Russia, to achieve that goal. Read More
11th April 2017
G7 foreign ministers will attempt to agree a common position on the Syrian conflict, before the US secretary of state flies to Russia to try to persuade it to abandon its Syrian ally. Rex Tillerson will also meet officials from allied Middle Eastern countries before heading to Moscow. The… Read More
10th April 2017
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will call for new sanctions on Russia if it does not cut ties with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad following an escalation of the conflict in Syria, the Times reported Monday. Johnson will demand western nations draw up “very punitive sanctions” at a G7 foreign ministers meeting Monday… Read More
28th March 2017
Over the weekend the US State department announced that it is imposing new sanctions on 30 companies around the world of which 8 companies are of Russian origin and 11 are from China. Read More
28th February 2017
The U.N. Security Council is set to vote on Tuesday on a bid by Western powers to ban the supply of helicopters to the Syrian government and to blacklist Syrian military commanders over accusations of toxic gas attacks, despite a pledge by Russia to veto the move. Read More
24th February 2017
Security Council likely to vote on resolution sanctioning Syrian officials over chemical weapons attacks as early as next week. Read More
21st February 2017
So-called Islamic State (IS) will never be defeated unless the corrupt conditions that help it to thrive are addressed, a new report claims. Transparency International accuses western governments, including the UK and the US, of ignoring corruption as a major driver towards terrorism, notably in the Middle East. It… Read More
5th December 2016
Confiscated objects date from the third and fourth centuries and include a head of Aphrodite and two funereal bas-reliefs. Read More