The secretary of state flew to Aqaba for the previously unannounced meeting with King Abdullah II.
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Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Eric Rubin told the House Committee on Foreign Affairs such talks could create the so-called “off-ramp” for Russia to dial down tensions since Russian forces took control of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula last week.
The executive order freezes assets and blocks visas of unspecified people who undermined democracy.
Cuba accepts an EU invitation to launch negotiations aimed at restoring full bilateral relations with the European bloc.
Venezuela expels Panama's ambassador and three others as President Nicolas Maduro accuses the country of meddling amid ongoing opposition rallies.
A Malaysian court convicted opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim of sodomy and sentenced him to five years in prison on Friday, shattering his plan to take control of the country's richest state and stoking political tension in the Southeast Asian nation following a divisive national election last year.
Indian elections, scheduled to start April 7, require government officials to stop announcing new projects and policies until balloting is complete in May.
The United States regards China’s defense spending as a threat. The Chinese have a different view.
A Chinese anti-vice campaign is taking a toll on the economy of Dongguan, affecting not just the sex trade but areas like transportation and real estate. Above, fliers for prostitutes.
Former warlord Germain Katanga was convicted by the International Criminal Court of a crime against humanity and four war crimes for his involvement in a 2003 attack that left about 200 villagers dead in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Faced with a corruption probe, a darkening economic outlook and falling popularity, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan may abandon plans to run for president, some ruling-party officials and observers say.
Leading Ukrainian politician Yulia Tymoshenko said there was a danger of guerrilla war in Crimea should it be incorporated into Russia and appealed to Germany and others on Friday for immediate economic sanctions against Moscow.
Spain’s interior minister said the growing number of people trying to enter the country’s African enclaves was a problem for all of Europe.
The struggle between Russia and the West makes the Baltics more vulnerable to Moscow's attempts to destabilize them.
A day after Crimean lawmakers voted to break away from Ukraine, leaders of both houses of Russia’s Parliament said on Friday they would back the move.
President Vladimir Putin has turned a once-moribund Russian military into a lean, quick-strike force that can invade Chechnya, Georgia and now Ukraine's Crimean peninsula.
The Saudi terrorism list also includes the kingdom’s branch of the Shiite Hezbollah movement and the Syria-based Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and the al-Nusra Front.
The move made Egypt the fourth Arab state in two days to withdraw its ambassador from Doha over Qatari support for Islamists around the region.
In much of the Arab world, women’s participation in the labour force is the lowest in the world, according to the United Nations, while women in politics are a rare breed both in the Middle East and North Africa.
History tells us who will fill the vacuum.
Enough already with the Hitler talk. War drums and loose lips are giving the old Austrian paperhanger a bad name. Der fuehrer has held the franchise as “most evil figure in history,” and now excitable politicians and pundits of little imagination are trying to take the title away by putting him in league with mere pikers.
The de facto ban on exports should have been stopped long ago. Now world events demand it.
The West needs to realize that Ukraine is of existential importance to Putin and Russia.
CFR Expert Dennis Ross says a decisive U.S. response to Russian provocation in Ukraine could create new opportunities for the United States to make headway on a number of fronts in the Middle East.
U.S. officials are propping up the capture of Sinaloa Cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman as a major drug war victory. They're wrong.
Kim Jong-un's dependency on the international financial system should be exploited.
The US Federal Reserve’s move to exit from quantitative easing is stoking fears of a hard economic landing in China. But China’s strong economic fundamentals mean that policymakers have the space to avoid such an outcome -- as long as they get the country's shadow banking system under control.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai's main demands of the United States command broad support in Afghanistan.
The West must stand up to Putin.
Like the reigns of many corrupt leaders, that of Viktor Yanukovich ended in farce. But there's nothing farcical about Ukraine's situation.
For nations like Ukraine, Europe is escape from the torment of their history.
If the extremists who seized power in Kiev do not accept Russia's democratic proposals, Russia will likely be forced to revert to military means to solve the crisis in Ukraine.
Russia's invasion and occupation of Ukraine is a blatant attack on the principles of state sovereignty, inviolability of negotiated borders, and adherence to multilateral agreements that underpin today’s rule-based international system. Countering Russia’s aggression is thus the responsibility of all who would uphold that system.
Target their assets abroad, their mansions and IPOs in London, their yachts. Use banks, not tanks.
In a Palestinian refugee camp just outside Damascus, 18,000 Palestinian refugees are slowly and deliberately being starved by the Syrian dictatorship. The atrocity has urgent implications for the ongoing Palestinian-Israeli peace negotiations.
With his address, the prime minister continued his very slow but steady move toward the Israeli center.
The consequences of former US President George W. Bush’s war on terror may be responsible somehow, albeit not directly, for the emergence of the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS), meeting in special session to discuss the situation in Venezuela, late Thursday ruled out the possibility of convening a consultative meeting of the foreign ministers in the region, according to diplomatic sources.
Jamaica's Cannabis Commercial and Medicinal Research Taskforce (CCMRT) says it has been given an assurance that the country later this year will decriminalize marijuana as the island seeks to establish a medicinal marijuana industry.
The Philippines is to upgrade a navy base facing disputed South China Sea waters to serve the extra ships being acquired to protect its territory, the military said Thursday.
China is willing to work with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to formulate a code of conduct for the South China Sea, Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said Friday.
In a season of cooperation on combating terrorism, Myanmar has agreed to share with India information about the underground outfits in the Northeast that operate across borders.
Mauritius and Seychelles will soon join the Indian Ocean trilateral group on maritime security, which includes India, Sri Lanka and Maldives.
An African Union official says the organization’s Mission to Mali and the Sahel (MISAHEL) has launched a cooperation initiative with countries in the Sahel to combat terrorism as part of efforts to stabilize the region.
The U.S. military faces a chronic shortage of surveillance aircraft in Africa needed to track extremists on the continent, particularly in the Sahel region, a top general said Thursday.
Attention Thursday turned on the East African Community as Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda launched the single tourist visa at the ITB Berlin tourism festival before a packed audience.
Zimbabwe political party Movement for Democratic Change has serious financial problems and may not be able to hold its annual conference, it emerged this week.
Kosovo’s government proposed Thursday creating a 5,000-strong army to “protect sovereignty” of the ethnic Albanian territory, six years after it seceded from Serbia.
Serbian Foreign Minister Ivan Mrkic will pay an official visit to Armenia on March 9-11 at the invitation of Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian, Armenian Foreign Ministry’s press service reported.
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