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Aug 21, 2014

Turkish Foreign Minister Tapped to Become Premier

Turkey's governing party tapped Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to succeed President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan as party leader and prime minister, the first step in a transfer of power expected to shift greater executive authority to the presidency...

Aug 25, 2014

Syrian FM warns US against striking Islamic militants inside Syria with Damascus' consent

Syria's foreign minister has warned the U.S. not to conduct airstrikes inside Syria against the Islamic State group without Damascus' consent... #Damascus, Syria #Syria

Aug 25, 2014

Fearing spillover of Libya violence, neighbor states discuss efforts to disband its militias

Egypt's foreign minister has called for an international push to disband militias in neighboring Libya, where weeks of inter-militia fighting has wreaked havoc in the country... #Libya #Cairo

Aug 25, 2014

Russia says it will send second aid convoy to Ukraine

Russia's Foreign Minister announced Monday that Moscow would send a second aid convoy into rebel-held areas of eastern Ukraine, a move that is likely to escalate tensions with the government in Kiev... #Libya #Cairo

Aug 23, 2014

France Calls for Action on Islamic State's Cash Supply

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius says the extremist group has amassed `several billions' of dollars, thanks in part to individual donors from the Middle East... #Middle East #Laurent Fabius

Aug 22, 2014

After landslide win, India's new leader faces backlash as voters see few changes

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi swept to power in India's most resounding election victory in decades, he promised to revive the sluggish economy, rein in rising food prices, tackle corruption and overhaul his predecessor's lackluster foreign polic... #India #Narendra Modi #New Delhi

Aug 22, 2014

Foreign Minister Nominated to Be Turkey’s Next Premier

Turkey’s governing party nominated Ahmet Davutoglu to succeed President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan as prime minister and party chairman... #Turkey #Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Aug 25, 2014

Syrian F.M. Warns U.S. Against Airstrikes on Militants

(BEIRUT) — Syria’s foreign minister has warned the U.S. not to conduct airstrikes inside Syria against the Islamic State group without Damascus’ consent. Walid al-Moallem says such an act “by anyone,” without the approval from President Bashar Assad’... #Damascus, Syria #Syria #Beirut, Lebanon

Aug 21, 2014

Turkey's Davutoglu nominated new premier

Recep Tayyip Erdogan nominated Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu as his successor as prime minister on Thursday, with expectations high that the man who has dominated Turkish politics for more than a decade will stay in charge once he is president... #Damascus, Syria #Syria #Beirut, Lebanon

Aug 19, 2014

Germany Weighs Arming Kurdish Troops in Iraq

Germany will decide whether to arm Kurdish troops fighting Islamist insurgents in Iraq this week, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Tuesday... #Iraq #Frank-Walter Steinmeier