Middle East
  • Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif hit back at the U.S. on Tuesday over its move to reimpose economic sanctions on the Islamic state, adding that the “world is sick and tired of America’s unilateralism.”

    Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said the world won't run on impulsive dictates.
    LAST UPDATE : Aug 08, 2018, 6:56 AM EDT
  • Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani described the move as a blow to prospects of diplomatic engagement with the U.S.

    Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani, under pressure over the country’s economic tailspin, denounced the “psychological warfare” by America after a new round of U.S. sanctions against Tehran kicked in on Tuesday.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 07, 2018, 6:49 AM EDT
  • Most parts of Yemen have been ravaged by a civil war that started in 2015.

    A coalition of Saudi-led forces launched a fierce offensive on Yemen’s rebel-held port of Hudaydah on Wednesday, in a move that could worsen the humanitarian crisis in the region’s poorest country.

    LAST UPDATE : Jun 13, 2018, 7:26 AM EDT
  • "The Great March of Return” protests have continued along the Gaza border for over six weeks.

    U.N. human rights chief Zeid Raad Al Hussein decried Israel’s use of “wholly disproportionate” force that left some 60 Palestinians dead during border protests along the Gaza frontier earlier this week.

    LAST UPDATE : May 18, 2018, 7:54 AM EDT
  • Great March of Return protest in April, Gaza Strip.

    Palestinians are set to hold funerals of 58 protesters killed by Israeli forces on Monday after thousands of infuriated demonstrators had rallied at 13 locations along the Gaza’s eastern border.

    LAST UPDATE : May 15, 2018, 7:10 AM EDT
  • Violent clashes have flared up at Gaza-Israel border in last six weeks.

    U.S. officials and President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka are in Israel to attend the inauguration of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, as Israeli forces gear up to tackle violent protesters rallying along the Gaza Strip frontier.

    LAST UPDATE : May 14, 2018, 7:16 AM EDT
  • French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Europeans will negotiate with the U.S.

    French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian decried the “extraterritoriality” of Washington’s decision to reintroduce sanctions on companies trading with Iran, calling the move "unacceptable." 

    LAST UPDATE : May 11, 2018, 7:27 AM EDT
  • (Source: Official U.S. Navy Page/flickr)

    Israel struck Iranian military infrastructure in Syria on Thursday after the Iranian Revolutionary Guards “fired 20 rockets” on its positions in the Golan Heights, raising fears of an all-out war between the two arch-rivals. 

    LAST UPDATE : May 10, 2018, 7:30 AM EDT
  • French President Emmanuel Macron recently visited the U.S. to persuade Trump not to scrap the Iran deal.

    U.S. President Donald Trump’s verdict to abandon the Iran nuclear deal has put Washington on a “collision course” with its European allies, with the other signatories of the accord asserting that the “deal isn’t dead.”

    LAST UPDATE : May 09, 2018, 7:28 AM EDT
  • Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed the passage of the new law as a “defining moment.”

    Israel passed a controversial law that defines the country as an exclusively Jewish state, a move critics fear would tear apart its democratic framework by reinforcing biases against its 1.8m Palestinian citizens.

    LAST UPDATE : Jul 19, 2018, 7:00 AM EDT