Tag Archives: Hopes

Don’t pin your hopes on military generals saving the world from Trump Joe McLean

Chaos continues to reign at the White House, with Steve Bannon its latest casualty. Despite the best efforts of the new chief of staff, John Kelly – a retired United States Marine Corps general – to impose order, the real source of the chaos is the president himself. That’s bad enough for domestic politics, but given the deteriorating situations in Afghanistan… Read More »

Syria conflict: Assad hopes for ‘anti-terror ally’ in Trump

Syria’s leader has said he hopes US President-elect Donald Trump will be an ally in fighting terrorism but remains “cautious in judging him”. Bashar al-Assad said Mr Trump would be a “natural ally” if he fulfilled a campaign pledge to fight terrorism. But he said it was “dubious” whether Mr Trump could “live up to his promises”. Mr… Read More »

Syria conflict: Assad hopes for ‘anti-terror ally’ in Trump

Syria’s leader has said he hopes US President-elect Donald Trump will be an ally in fighting terrorism but remains “cautious in judging him”. Bashar al-Assad said Mr Trump would be a “natural ally” if he fulfilled a campaign pledge to fight terrorism. But he said it was “dubious” whether Mr Trump could “live up to his promises”. Mr… Read More »

Iran exporting 350,000 bpd oil to India, hopes for more – Shana

Iran is exporting around 350,000 barrels of crude oil a day to India and hopes to increase this number, Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh was quoted as saying on Saturday after meeting Indian counterpart Dharmendra Pradhan. The Shana news agency, linked to Iran’s oil ministry, quoted Zanganeh as saying Indian oil purchases from Iran were at 350,000 barrels a… Read More »

Hopes for Syrian ceasefire

Syrian rebels are willing to agree to a temporary truce as long as there are international guarantees that Damascus’ allies Russia and Iran will stick to it. The Higher Negotiations Committee will meet on Monday to discuss the proposed ceasefire after rebel representatives gave their “initial approval,” a statement from its chairman Riad Hijab said. The government of… Read More »