Washington-Taliban deal enters ‘next phase’ after US troops ‘depart 5 bases’ – envoy

The United States has said its deal with the Taliban has entered the “next phase.” Under the agreement signed in February, Washington...

Palestine signs $112m cooperation deal with Spain

A memorandum of understanding on economic development and cooperation spanning the next four years has been signed between Palestine and Spain at...

Trump plans to withdraw from Open Skies Treaty with Russia

The Trump administration will withdraw from an international arms control treaty that allows nations to conduct unarmed, surveillance flights over each other’s...

Keeping shipping safe from COVID-19

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has issued guidance developed by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and a coalition of industry associations...

US seeks Pakistan’s help for intra-Afghan dialogue

The US has asked Pakistan to use its influence to press the warring Taliban for the "immediate" start of intra-Afghan negotiations aimed...

Israel to lease unmanned drones to Greece for border security

Israel will lease the Heron unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system to Greece for a three-year period, following a deal between the two...

IMO endorses new protocols designed to lift barriers to crew changes

The need for ships to change crews and for seafarers to fly home at the end of their periods of service have...

Taliban warn deal with US in Afghanistan near breaking point

The Taliban has said the deal with the United States aimed at bringing peace to Afghanistan was nearing a breaking point, accusing Washington of violations that...

Afghan government announces team for talks with Taliban

Afghanistan’s government announced a 21-member team to negotiate with the Taliban, in a tentative sign of progress for the United States-brokered peace...

US Secretary of State Pompeo arrives in Afghanistan

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in the Afghan capital Kabul on Monday, a pool report said, amid an ongoing...

Surge in Afghanistan violence ‘unacceptable’ says Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday the upsurge in violence in Afghanistan in recent days is unacceptable and said...

Taliban start diplomatic outreach after U.S. deal on Afghanistan

The Taliban’s political chief has met with senior diplomats from countries including Russia, Indonesia and Norway, hours after signing a deal...

U.S.-Taliban sign historic troop withdrawal deal in Doha

The United States signed a historic deal with Taliban insurgents on Saturday that could pave the way toward a full withdrawal...

Saudi Arabia, Mauritania Ink Four Agreements, MoUs

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz received in Riyadh on Wednesday President of Mauritania Mohamed Ould Ghazouani.

U.S., Taliban expected to sign agreement next week if violence reduction implemented

The United States and the Afghan Taliban said on Friday that they are set to sign an agreement on Feb. 29 after...