Trump announces U.S.-China trade truce, talks to resume

OSAKA, Japan — President Donald Trump and China’s Xi Jinping agreed to a cease-fire Saturday in their nations’ yearlong trade war, averting — at least for now — an escalation feared by financial markets, businesses and farmers. Trump said existing … Read More

Analysis There’s a New Alliance in the Middle East

Russia, the United States and Israel are uniting against Iran, making it clear to Bashar Assad who will determine the future of the region. Smoke and fire following reported Syrian government forces’ bombardment on the town of Khan Sheikhun, Idlib, … Read More

Persecution driving Christians out of Middle East – report

Millions uprooted from homes, says UK-commissioned report, with many jailed and killed.  The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, was mentioned in the report for denigrating Christians. Photograph: Reuters Pervasive persecution of Christians, sometimes amounting to genocide, is ongoing in parts … Read More

Opinion For Turkey, All Kurds Are Terrorists

Turkey’s hatred of the Kurds means we have been shut out of international efforts to find a political resolution to the conflict in Syria. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaks during the United Solidarity and Brotherhood rally in Gaziantep, Turkey, August … Read More

Tons of gold missing in Venezuela

Eight tons of gold are missing from the Central Bank in Caracas, apparently taken out on President Maduro’s orders. It’s not the first case, gold is missing: Last year, 23 tons were shipped to Turkey. It is unclear whether supplies … Read More

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