Ai Weiwei Gets 6-month UK Visa After Official Reversal

Ai Weiwei Travels To Germany

The British Home Secretary on Friday ordered officials to issue the six-month visa that prominent Chinese artist Ai Weiwei applied for but was earlier denied...

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    NATO Proclaims ‘Strong Solidarity’ With Turkey Against IS

    ISTANBUL—Turkish jets bombed Kurdish rebels inside Turkey on Tuesday as NATO proclaimed its “strong solidarity” with the country’s fight against the Islamic State group but... Read more

  • Ethnic Uighur Muslim boy stand inside a police van in Khlong Hoi Khong of southern Songkhla province, Thailand,  Saturday, March 15, 2014.  (AP Photo/Sumeth Panpetch)

    Malaysia, Cuba Taken Off US Human Trafficking Blacklist

    WASHINGTON—The State Department has taken Malaysia and Cuba off its blacklist of countries failing to combat modern-day slavery, leaving the U.S. open to criticism that... Read more

  • US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter arrives at EU headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Thierry Monasse)

    Defense Secretary Carter Meeting With Kurds in Iraq

    IRBIL, Iraq—U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter held talks Friday with Iraqi Kurdish leaders in their regional capital of Irbil, seeking insights to their military successes... Read more

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    German Officials to Ask US for Clarity on Latest Spy Claims

    BERLIN—Germany’s Foreign Ministry says it’s asking the U.S. government to clarify the latest spying allegations published by WikiLeaks. The secrecy-spilling website published a document late... Read more

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    Turkey Suspects Islamic State Behind Bomb That Killed 31

    ISTANBUL—Authorities suspected the Islamic State group was behind an apparent suicide bombing Monday in southeastern Turkey that killed 31 people and wounded nearly 100 —... Read more

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    UN Endorses Iran Nuclear Deal With 6 World Powers

    UNITED NATIONS—The U.N. Security Council on Monday unanimously endorsed the landmark nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers and authorized a series of measures... Read more

  • An Italian Police officer stands next to mug shots of alleged migrant traffickers shown during a press conference, in Palermo, Sicily, Italy, Monday, April 20, 2015.(AP Photo/Alessandro Fucarini)

    Italy: 4 Italians Kidnapped in Libya Near Eni Complex

    ROME—Four Italian construction workers have been kidnapped in Libya near an industrial complex owned by the Italian energy giant Eni in the western city of... Read more

  • Hassan Rouhani, Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah

    In Arab World, Worries That Deal Will Boost Iran’s Power

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The nuclear deal with Iran was met with a profound wariness in the Arab world, where concerns are widespread that... Read more

  • President Barack Obama, standing with Vice President Joe Biden, conducts a press conference  in the East Room of the White House in response to the Iran Nuclear Deal, on July 14, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Andrew Harnik - Pool/Getty Images)

    Obama Warns Congress Not to Stand in Way of Iran Deal

    WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama heralded a historic nuclear agreement with Iran Tuesday as an opportunity for the longtime foes to move in a “new direction,” while... Read more

  • In this June 29, 2015 photo, a girl born in the Dominican Republic to Haitian parents peers through the window of a government car that will transport her and her family to the border with Haiti, in Santo Domingo, as her family returns voluntarily to their native Haiti after living in the DR several years. (AP Photo/Ezequiel Abiu Lopez)

    Many Leave Dominican Republic for Haiti to Avoid Deportation

    OUANAMINTHE, Haiti—Thousands of people from Haiti or merely of Haitian descent aren’t waiting to see if they’ll be forcibly removed from the Dominican Republic now... Read more


    Iran Nuclear Deal: Fine ‘New Chapter’ or ‘Historic Mistake’?

    VIENNA—Overcoming decades of hostility, Iran, the United States, and five other world powers struck a historic accord Tuesday to check Tehran’s nuclear efforts short of... Read more

  • British army officers walk on an area with WW1 practise trenches in Gosport, southern England, Thursday, March 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

    Cameron Says Britain Needs More Drones to Combat ISIS Threat

    LONDON—Britain’s military should invest more in drones and elite troops to help counter the threat from the ISIS, Prime Minister David Cameron said Monday, calling... Read more

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (R) speaks with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, as they walk in Geneva, Switzerland, ahead of the next round of nuclear discussions, on Jan. 14, 2015. Should the talks over Iran's nuclear program collapse, the alternatives are not appealing: the war option that the United States has kept on the table has few fans, and the world does not seem willing to truly bring Iran to its knees by shutting off the flow of capital and goods. (Laurent Gillieron/AP)

    Iran Talks Hit Final Stage but Deal Remains Elusive

    VIENNA—Disputes over attempts to probe Tehran’s alleged work on nuclear weapons unexpectedly persisted at Iran nuclear talks on Monday, diplomats said, threatening plans to wrap... Read more

  • OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria on June 5, 2015. (Photo credit should read ERIC PIERMONT/AFP/Getty Images)

    We Are Missing Opportunities to Rein in Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Says OECD Head

    OECD Secretary General Angel Gurría is calling on governments around the world to take a broad, long term view with “core climate policies” to redirect energy... Read more

  • Syrian refugee children walk at an informal refugee camp in the area of Zahrani, south of the Lebanese capital Beirut, on July 9, 2015. (Joseph Eid/AFP/Getty Images)

    More Than 4 Million Refugees Have Now Fled Syria, UN Says

    ISTANBUL—More than 4 million Syrians have fled abroad since the 2011 outbreak of civil war, the largest number from any crisis in almost 25 years,... Read more

  • Despite recent security concerns a quarter of a million or one in six of InterNations’ Expat members live in African countries. The majority of these people thrive in some of the continent’s largest economies where, according to the 'InterNations Expat insider 2014 survey', the highest percentage of expatriates (12%) make more than 250,000USD annually. This compares with 3% globally. (Image credit: Fotolia)

    Expat Feedback from Africa

    Recent information released by InterNations, the worldwide Expatriate Networking Organisation with 1.7 million members, from its “Expat insider 2014 survey” provides insights into expatriate opportunities... Read more

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