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Putin presents a Russia-sized foreign-policy headache for Biden
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Putin presents a Russia-sized foreign-policy headache for Biden

With the departure of Donald Trump from the White House, Russia-watchers can be forgiven for breathing a sigh of relief: From the moment Russian President Vladimir Putin called Trump the front-runner for the 2016 Republican nomination, it’s been near-impossible to look at Moscow through anything but the lens of Washington politics and scandal. That doesn’t mean President Joe Biden...

U.S. already in talks of returning to Iran deal – Report
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U.S. already in talks of returning to Iran deal – Report

Talks of the US returning to the Iran deal have reportedly been underway in New York for about three weeks, between figures from Biden’s administration and Iranian actors, according to a source close to the matter speaking to French newspaper Le Figaro, as reported by Maariv, the sister publication of The Jerusalem Post.  Important European players — including France, Britain,...

Biden takes the helm, appeals for unity to take on crises
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Biden takes the helm, appeals for unity to take on crises

Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States, declaring that “democracy has prevailed” and summoning American resilience and unity to confront the deeply divided nation’s historic confluence of crises. Denouncing a national “uncivil war,” Biden took the oath Wednesday at a U.S. Capitol that had been battered by an insurrectionist...

Çavuşoğlu threatens Greece in a joint press conference given with his German counterpart
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Çavuşoğlu threatens Greece in a joint press conference given with his German counterpart

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu directly threatened Greece during a joint press conference with his German counterpart Heiko Maas, despite the fact that the latter had made appeals to the Turkish side not to return to its intensive practices “Greece should not be influenced by other countries and do exercises wherever it wants or any...

Alexey Navalny detained on return to Moscow five months after being poisoned
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Alexey Navalny detained on return to Moscow five months after being poisoned

Russia’s leading Kremlin critic, Alexey Navalny, was detained by police in the outskirts of Moscow on Sunday, moments after his return to the country and five months after he was poisoned with the nerve agent Novichok. Live footage from Russian broadcaster TV Rain showed him talking with dark-uniformed and masked officers at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport, then...

France says Iran is building nuclear weapons capacity
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France says Iran is building nuclear weapons capacity

Iran is in the process of building up its nuclear weapons capacity and it is urgent that Tehran and Washington return to a 2015 nuclear agreement, France’s foreign minister was quoted as saying in an interview published on Saturday. Iran has been accelerating its breaches of the nuclear deal and earlier this month started pressing...

Macron’s letter to Erdoğan to improve ties
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Macron’s letter to Erdoğan to improve ties

French President Emmanuel Macron has sent a letter to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, expressing his intension to improve two country’s relations, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu announced on late Thursday. In his reply letter to Erdoğan’s new year message, Macron also declared his wish to meet with his Turkish counterpart, Çavuşoğlu said. Erdoğan agreed...

China’s Xi instructs army to strengthen training amid heightened tensions with US
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China’s Xi instructs army to strengthen training amid heightened tensions with US

China’s President Xi Jinping has ordered the country’s military to strengthen its training to further enhance its combat preparedness, according to a report by the state-run Xinhua agency, amid heightened tensions with the US over Taiwan and the South China Sea. “[It] should deepen actual combat training, insist on leading and promoting combat by war,...

“Israeli airstrikes near Syria-Iraq border targeted Iranian weapons”
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“Israeli airstrikes near Syria-Iraq border targeted Iranian weapons”

Alleged Israeli airstrikes targeted dozens of sites in the Deir Ezzor region of eastern Syria and in Albukamal near the Syria-Iraq border on Tuesday night. The strikes targeted dozens of warehouses and sites belonging to pro-Iranian militias and the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) throughout the area, according to local news source Deir Ezzor 24....

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