The current diplomatic crisis between Qatar and other Arab states is the first actual failure of Washington’s policy in the region, according to Alexander Aksenenok, an expert at the Russian International Affairs Council think-tank.
The European Union’s negotiating team has decades of combined experience at the heart of the European Commission, the bloc’s executive arm. Here are thumbnail sketches of the main negotiators:
برای اینکه آمریکایی ها محمد نایف را رها کرده و این شاهزاده جوان را انتخاب کنند، او باید چیزی را به آمریکایی ها عرضه و ارائه کند که کسی جرأت اداره یا حتی ارائه آن را نداشته باشد! آن چیز مرموزی نیست. او باید «اسرائیل را به رسمیت بشناسد». اگر او این کار را انجام دهد، آمریکایی ها از او حمایت خواهند کرد. آن ها در این صورت حتی تاج پادشاهی را نیز بر سر او می گذارند!
For investors in Russia’s energy and metals sectors, the US Senate’s bill to expand sanctions was a blow. Whether it will hurt Russian companies targeted by the legislation is less certain.
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım is scheduled to hold a meeting with his Greek counterpart Alexis Tsipras in Athens late on June 18, with the main agenda being the extradition of Turkish soldiers who fled to Greece after the failed July 15, 2016 coup attempt.
More than 1,500 firefighters in Portugal are still battling to control major wildfires in the central region of the country, where one blaze killed 62 people.
U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May said that police are treating a van crash outside a North London mosque as a “potential terrorist attack,” the Press Association reported in a Twitter post.
Iran's Revolutionary Guard says it has fired several missiles at ISIL positions in Syria's Deir Az Zor province in retaliation for two deadly attacks in Tehran earlier this month that were claimed by the armed group.