At the invitation of French President Emmanuel Macron, the host of the August G-7 meeting, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived at the margins of the meeting in Biarritz and held meetings with Macron, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, and British and German diplomats
Early this week, leaders of the Group of 7 advanced industrialized countries, or G7, concluded several days of meetings in Biarritz, France. The group was previously known as the G8, but Russia was removed from the organization following its illegal invasion and annexation of Crimea in 2014
Increasing sectarian violence has destabilized once peaceful Burkina Faso, transforming the country into a hotbed of militant jihadist activity. Ongoing conflict throughout the region, including in neighboring Mali, has led to spillover violence that is now affecting Burkina Faso
Turkey’s Defense Ministry stated that earlier this week a Turkish convoy was bombed in Idlib province near the city of Maarat al-Numan in northwest Syria
Social media platforms, including Twitter and Facebook, were lauded during the Arab Spring for their ability to help pro-democracy protesters organize and mobilize while broadcasting their messages to the world