Middle East Matters
MIDDLE EAST MATTERS
Syria: The Christians who have taken up armsThis week, a rare deal with the Syrian regime leads to the release of a group of nuns held captive by rebels for over three months. But the move does little to allay the Christian...
Saudi Arabia's diplomatic shift: Is Riyadh really changing tack on Syria and Iraq? (part 2)Beyond leading a Gulf States recall of ambassadors to Qatar, why has Riyadh branded as terrorist organisations both the Doha-backed Muslim Brotherhood and the Iraq and Syria-based...
Saudi Arabia's diplomatic shift: Is Riyadh really changing tack on Syria and Iraq?Beyond leading a Gulf States recall of ambassadors to Qatar, why has Riyadh branded as terrorist organisations both the Doha-backed Muslim Brotherhood and the Iraq and Syria-based...
Congolese warlord convicted by ICCThe ICC finds Congolese warlord Germain Katanga guilty of involvement in a brutal attack on a village, but the decision to acquit him of using child soldiers doesn't sit well...
EU's Ashton makes landmark visit to TehranEU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton paid a landmark visit to Tehran on Sunday, underscoring a thaw in Iran's relations with the West but saying that an accord on Iran...
Winter Paralympics 2014
Paralympics open under cloud of Crimea crisisRussia will open its first-ever Winter Paralympics at the Black Sea resort of Sochi on Friday, but the Games have been largely overshadowed by the diplomatic fallout from the ongoi...
MOROCCO – AFRICA
Moroccan king plays up business, religious ties on African tourMoroccan King Mohammed VI is due to arrive in Gabon late on Wednesday for the last leg of a long visit to West and Central Africa marked by dozens of trade agreements.
Pierre Vimont, Executive Secretary-General of the European External Action ServicePierre Vimont is the Executive Secretary-General of the European External Action Service. The EU diplomatic corps was created in December 2009 under the Lisbon Treaty and is headed...
Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE recall envoys to QatarSaudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain say they have recalled their ambassadors from the Gulf nation of Qatar over its alleged breach of a regional security deal.
Putin Makes His Move: What's the West Going to do about Crimea? (part 2)Russia has made its move. Crimea is now effectively under Moscow's control, leaving beleaguered Ukrainian forces confined to their barracks. Yes, there are calls for reprisals...
In The Papers
IN THE FRENCH PAPERS
'Putin's War'FRENCH PRESS - Tues. 04.03.14: French papers react to tension between Russia and the West over Ukraine, as well as a scandal that's rocking the opposition UMP party.
USA - VENEZUELA
Venezuela's Maduro seeks 'peace conference' to end deadly protestsVenezuelan President Nicolas Maduro sought to hold a "peace conference" on Wednesday in an attempt to end three weeks of at times deadly anti-government protests in the o...
USA - VENEZUELA