Donal Trump, who takes office on Friday, has threatened to scrap the agreement if Iran doesn’t comply.
The rising influx of refugees will put pressure on the limited resources of Afghanistan, which has already been ravaged by war for more than a decade.
The fall of Aleppo will only deepen the bloodthirsty sectarianism fuelled by regional powers, who continue to use Syria as a chessboard to further their geopolitical interests.
The CPEC may be a bilateral endeavour, but New Delhi cannot ignore its spillover effects on regional governance and regime creation in South Asia.
Bashar al-Assad, also said his government was ready to negotiate on “everything” at peace talks his Russian allies hope to convene in Kazakhstan.
Rafsanjani, who showed ruthlessness while in power but later pushed for reforms, died Sunday after suffering a heart attack.
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In a statement, the rebel groups also said that any territorial advances by the army and Iran-backed militias that are fighting alongside it would end the fragile ceasefire brokered by Russia and Turkey.
Syria would be divided into informal zones of influence and Bashar al-Assad would remain president for now, in a deal between the four countries.
With the entry of ISIS into the Afghanistan equation, Indian interests have diverged from those of Russia and Iran, who have said that ISIS is a much more dangerous threat than the Taliban.
The move underlines the growing strength of Moscow’s links with Tehran and Ankara, despite the murder on Monday of Russia’s envoy to Turkey.
Iran had 130.1 tonnes of the material, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said in a confidential report seen by Reuters.
Hundreds of people have been killed since November 15 in a concerted push by the government and its allies to quash resistance in the rebel-held part of Aleppo to re-establish control over Syria’s biggest pre-war city.
President-elect Trump has called the nuclear pact a “disaster” and “the worst deal ever negotiated” and said it could lead to a “nuclear holocaust”.
Gun trucks and humvees streamed north heading to Mosul, flying the banners of Shi’ite militias along with Iraqi flags while blaring religious songs.
The Observatory said at least 38 people including 14 children had been killed in rebel shelling of government-held areas of Aleppo in the last 48 hours.
Michel Aoun, a staunch supporter of Hezbollah, was surprisingly endorsed by Saad-al Hariri, whose government was overthrown in 2011 by Hezbollah and its allies.
The EU special representative for Afghanistan said that they would seek “a realistic timeline” for a new peace process in the conference.
The conflict is marked by deep ethnic, doctrinal, sectarian and political divisions between national, regional and global powers. No political settlement in the near future could mean a de facto partition of the country.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said a military source at Deir al-Zor airport reported at least 90 Syrian soldiers were killed in the strikes.
US arms offers to Saudi Arabia since Obama took office have included everything from small arms and ammunition to tanks, attack helicopters, air-to-ground missiles and warships.
John Kerry said the conflict in which Saudi Arabia has launched air strikes in favour of the exiled government had gone on too long and needed to end.
Iran, which has long been friendly with Cuba, is keen to improve foreign commerce after the removal of international sanctions against the Islamic republic.
The US is concerned about Russian airstrikes against Syria which operate from an air base in Iran.
Shahram Amiri, who was accused of spying for the US and divulging information on Iran’s nuclear programme, was arrested soon after his return to Iran from the US in 2010.
The US said it had settled a longstanding Iranian claim at the Iran-US Claims Tribunal in The Hague, releasing $400 million in funds frozen since 1981, plus $1.3 billion in interest that was owed to Iran.
The art of war has transformed from causing physical damage to assets to the manipulation of minds and the battlefield is now open to anyone with access to the internet.
Bahrain has accused the opposition of undermining security and fostering violence and terrorism in the country.
The rally in Paris was organised by the political wing of the MKO, which has opposed the Iranian government ever since the 1979 revolution.
The lawsuit alleges that the attack on Colvin was part of a plan orchestrated at the highest levels of the Syrian government to silence local and international media “as part of its effort to crush political opposition”.
While the Obama administration opposes these bills, Republican lawmakers want to use these measures to warn Iran against violating international agreements
The attack in Dhaka could be the work of local radical groups seeking publicity through their gruesome acts but the common discourse is international
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Collaborating with Tokyo on the port project could serve as a springboard for New Delhi to develop credible partnerships with external stakeholders, and elevate its political and economic profile in the region.
Yemen may be the positive exception to the otherwise stumbling “Obama Doctrine” which relies on local allies instead of the US military deployments abroad.
As Venezuela grapples with a national crisis, there is greater international pressure and condemnation. Peace and democratic order remain a far cry for the country.
While SCO claims ‘technical nuances’ are in the way of agreement, Chinese foreign minister said the ongoing accession of India and Pakistan was the focus.
The report says that Bahrain has made progress toward implementing reforms recommended by an independent commission, but “more work remains to be done.”
Many large banks are disinclined to deal with Iran for fear of violating remaining US sanctions.
Bahrain has defended its actions against Shi’ite Muslim figures in the context of national security, while Iran and Hezbollah condemned the decision, saying it could provoke violent resistance from the people.