International Newspapers Tour

Eldorar Alshamia Editor | 30 September, 2015

Financial Times

Obama handshake claim sparks Iran furore

Hardliners threaten to impeach Zarif over ‘accidental’ gesture


Putin pushes to expand Syria alliance

Russia says US rejected invitation to join

Putin blames US and allies over Mideast

The FT probes speech that suggests little scope for



Foreign Policy  

Does Obama Have Any Regrets About His Middle East Policy?


Once he’s made a decision, Barack Obama doesn’t seem like the kind of guy who lies awake at night worrying about whether or not he’s made the right call.


Wall Street Journal

Syria War Tests Obama’s Security Doctrine


Every president, it seems, gets one foreign-policy problem from hell, one that defies resolution, that refuses to be ignored. For Barack Obama, it’s Syria, writes Gerald F. Seib.

Washington Times

Syria state media praise Putin's UN speech

Syria's state media on Tuesday praised Vladimir Putin's speech before the U.N. General Assembly in which the Russian leader defended Syrian President Bashar Assad.



New York Times


Obama and Putin Play Diplomatic Poker Over Syria

President Obama and President Vladimir V. Putin essentially blamed each other for the catastrophic war in Syria and the refugee crisis it spurred in their speeches at the General Assembly.

Obama and Putin Play Diplomatic Poker Over Syria

Presidents Obama and Vladimir V. Putin clashed at the United Nations, each trying to maneuver the other into shifting his position on the Syrian leader, Bashar al-Assad.



New York Post

Obama ‘accidentally’ shakes hands with Iran’s foreign minister

TEHRAN, Iran — An Iranian news agency says President Barack Obama and Iran’s foreign minister shook hands when they ran into one another on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.

Los Angeles Times

Obama reiterates his call for Syria's Assad to step down

Obama says he's ready to work with Iran and Russia to end Syria war

President Obama called for the end of the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad on Monday morning, signaling to the world, particularly Russian President Vladimir Putin, that the U.S. will oppose Moscow's efforts to back Assad in the civil war that has torn apart his country.


At U.N., Obama and Putin spar over Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and President Obama at the start of a luncheon for world leaders during the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Monday

President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin traded bitter accusations on the world’s highest diplomatic stage Monday as they sought international support for their competing political and military approaches to battling Islamic State and ending the conflict in Syria.

The Daily beast

Death Dodgers

Assad’s Draft Drives Refugees to Europe

Many of the young men clamoring to reach the West are fugitives from Bashar al-Assad’s savage military.


The Guardian

France hits out at Russia's claims of fighting Isis ahead of UN summit

France has alleged that Russian claims to be fighting the Islamic State in Syria are merely for show and have not been backed up by any military operations.

David Cameron: Russia and Iran will not accept Syria without Assad

Britain and the US are miles apart from Iran and Russia on how to stop the bloodshed in Syria because Tehran and Moscow will not contemplate the end of the Assad regime, David Cameron has said.

The Times

Putin and Obama clash at UN over fate of Syria

Putin told world powers it was a mistake to refuse to co-operate with Assad

The Independent

Syria crisis: Labour calls on the Government to get behind UN resolution to end the conflict

Labour issued a statement suggesting there might be limited circumstances in which Labour could back UK military action in Syria

The Telegraph

David Cameron: World leaders are 'miles apart' over Syrian crisis

Both Iran and Russia are insisting that Assad should be a transitional phase part as US rejects