The stepmother and sister of slain al-Qaeda chief, Osama Bin Laden, have been killed after their private jet crashed at an airport in Hampshire, a county on the southern coast of England.A source close to Saudi Arabian authorities confirmed that Bin Laden s stepmother and sister, along with their Jordanian pilot, were killed after the jet crashed at a car auction site while trying to land at Blackbushe Airport in Hampshire on Friday. There
Russian President Vladimir Putin says the United States stands at the origin of many problems that the European Union faces today, including the problem of migration. Nothing could be further from the truth.The four wars in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Libya are the main reasons why Europe faces a massive influx of refugees right now. What is not in doubt is that the United States stands at the origins of the policies that have led to this
French President Francois Hollande has invited his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani to pay a visit to the European country in November, France s Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius announced.Fabius, who arrived in Tehran on Wednesday morning, said Hollande has invited President Rouhani to pay a visit to France in November.Fabius made the remark at a joint press conference with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.The top French
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday referred to the long history of Tehran-Paris relations and hoped for the enhancement of ties between the two countries."Iran and France have a long history of bilateral ties, and despite the ups and downs in recent years, we hope we would move towards more serious and stronger relations from now on," Zarif said in a joint press conference with his French counterpart Laurent Fabius in
The British Friends of Rabbis for Human Rights spoke out against the impending destruction of a small Palestinian community in Susiya in the West Bank, which would leave 450 residents homeless. Among the signatories were senior rabbis from synagogues across the UK, but mostly from the Liberal and Reform movements. The United Nations Development and Humanitarian Coordinator for Palestine has warned that if Israel goes ahead with the
Egypt on Monday took delivery of three Rafale fighter jets from France, the first of 24 warplanes sold in a 5.2 billion euro ($5.6 billion) deal earlier this year.Egyptian authorities took charge of the planes at an air base in southern France, and they will be flown to Cairo by specially trained pilots on Tuesday.Cairo is hoping to boost its military presence as it faces an unstable Libya to the west and threats from militants linked to
The UN Security Council (UNSC) has unanimously endorsed a draft resolution turning into international law the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) reached between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program.All 15 members of the UNSC voted for the draft UN resolution in New York on Monday, setting the stage for the lifting of Security Council sanctions against Iran."The draft resolution has been
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has criticized Israel’s opposition to the conclusion of talks between Iran and the P5+1 group over Tehran’s nuclear program, saying it will contribute to security in the Middle East. "This is a responsible deal and Israel should also take a closer look at it and not criticize the agreement in a very coarse way," Steinmeier said in an interview with German broadcaster ARD on Wednesday.
Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) concluded more than two weeks of talks over Tehran’s nuclear program in Vienna on Tuesday in a final round a senior Iranian lawmaker explained as “successful”.Hamid Baeedinejad, head of the Iranian team of experts and the director general for political and international affairs at Iran’s foreign ministry, announced in his Instagram page on Tuesday that the
The nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 group are still ongoing in Vienna as the Americans have had a change of heart – again.This could be for two obvious reasons:-The American team walked back previous concessions and torpedoed the Lausanne framework agreement after having a video conference with President Barack Obama. Aided by the Western media, they are now causing a new extension to gamble on a quick Iranian concession.-The
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier called on all sides in the Iran negotiation process to show compromise to nail down a final comprehensive deal.Speaking to the press in Vienna on Sunday, Steinmeier stressed there was a unique chance to resolve the conflict, provided everyone shows courage and the readiness for a compromise, especially in Tehran.He added the resolution of the Iranian nuclear conflict means that the whole
The EU foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, says a final deal between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries over Tehran’s nuclear program is “very close” as a July 7 deadline approaches."We are very close," Mogherini told reporters on Sunday as she returned to the Austrian capital, Vienna, the venue of the nuclear talks between Iran and the six world powers over the past nine days."The atmosphere is constructive, positive,"