South Korea's trade minister Kim Hyun-chong told parliament on Tuesday his ministry expected to sign a revised bilateral trade agreement with the United States in September. The two countries in March agreed "in principle" to revise the trade pact sharply...
British trade minister Liam Fox said on Tuesday that the European Union risks damaging its standing in the world if it pursues a Brexit that puts its own "ideological purity" ahead of needs of its citizens. Earlier on Tuesday Britain's...
The British pound rose to a near two-week high on Tuesday after the dollar fell following comments from U.S. President Donald Trump that he was unhappy with the Federal Reserve for raising interest rates. Sterling has recovered in recent sessions...
Global shares were mostly higher in subdued trading Tuesday, tracking gains in Asia despite doubts over the prospects for resolving the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 climbed 0.5 percent to 5,406.69 and Germany's...
President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday performed Eid al-Adha holiday prayer at al-Rawda Mosque in Damascus. President al-Assad was accompanied in the prayer by the Minister of Religious Endowments (Awqaf), Grand Mufti of the Republic, a number of senior officials, People’s...
A meeting between representatives of Russia, Iran and Turkey, the three guarantor states on Syria, with UN Secretary-General Special Envoy on Syria Staffan de Mistura will take place in early September, A Russian official said.   The presidential special envoy for...
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that conditions are ripe for the return of the Syrian refugees to their country, pointing out that more than seven thousand displaced Syrians have returned to their home from Lebanon only during the...
President of the United States Donald Trump would be ready to consider the possibility of lifting the US sanctions on Russia if Moscow begins taking joint steps with Washington, including on Syria and Ukraine, he said this on Monday...
International interest in air defense systems S-400 grew after their participation in the operation in Syria and demand for them is significant, the CEO of Russia’s weapons exporter Rosoboronexport, Alexander Mikheyev, told TASS at the forum Army-2018.  "The demand is...
After the US, the UK is to stop funding militants in Syria amid a growing government push to retake the last militant-held areas in the Arab country. “As the situation on the ground in some regions has become increasingly difficult,...
Media reports about the alleged Chinese military involvement in the Syrian conflict are speculations that provide false interpretation of the Chinese political course, Chinese Special Envoy for Syria Xie Xiaoyan said on Monday. “Recently, some media speculations that China is going...
As many as 47,000 more Syrians have left Turkey to celebrate Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha with their relatives in Syria. The Syrians went back to their country through the border gate in the southern Turkish province of Hatay, Anadolu Agency correspondent...
Some 2 million Muslim pilgrims gathered on Monday in the valley of Mount Arafat in Saudi Arabia for a day of prayer that marks the pinnacle of the annual hajj. Pilgrims stood shoulder to shoulder for an emotional day of...
French energy giant Total has officially quit its multi-billion-dollar gas project in Iran, Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said on Monday, following the reimposition of US sanctions. "Total has officially left the agreement for the development of phase 11 of...
After years of stinging austerity measures, Greece emerged on Monday from its third and last bailout, although officials warn the country still has a "long way to go". The European Union, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund...
Italian infrastructure group Atlantia took a fresh hit on the Milan stock market on Monday, with its share price falling by more than nine percent. At 08:15 GMT the shares had lost 9.33 percent of their value, erasing a minor rally it...
Sterling fell on Monday as the dollar rebounded and investors shifted their focus to impending talks that may decide whether Britain gets a trade deal with the European Union before it quits the bloc. The pound has suffered six straight...
Global stocks rose on Monday amid optimism over planned trade talks between the United States and China, while Turkey's lira fell after its credit ratings were downgraded and shots were fired outside the U.S. embassy in Ankara. European shares opened...
Last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin offered German CHancellor Angela Merkel to tackle the Syria refugee crisis and voiced plans to discuss humanitarian aid to the five million people that fled the Syrian conflict to the neighboring countries. Lebanon supports...
 Berlin is interested in Moscow’s initiative concerning the return of Syrian refugees to their home country, it was a focus of talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Vice President of the Center for Political...
 Iran said on Monday that Europe should accelerate its efforts to salvage a 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and major powers that U.S. President Donald Trump abandoned in May, as French oil group Total formally pulled out a major...
American singer Nick Jonas on Saturday announced Indian superstar Priyanka Chopra will be "Mrs Jonas" after the couple performed a traditional ceremony in Mumbai, the home of Bollywood cinema. Jonas, 25, posted a photo with Chopra on Instagram, captioning it:...
Reclusive titan of industry Jim Ratcliffe has found himself under unusual scrutiny after being declared Britain's richest man, with his political leanings and tax affairs coming under the microscope. The 65-year-old head of the Ineos chemicals group has assets worth...
  Russian President Vladimir Putin made a flying visit to Austria to attend the wedding of the country's foreign minister Saturday before heading to Berlin for talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Austrian authorities imposed tight security measures around the site...