Middle East
  • U.S. President Donald Trump admitted for the first time on Thursday that the dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is likely dead, as he warned of “severe” consequences for Saudi Arabia if it's involvement is proved.

    Saudi Arabia's financial clout has kept the U.S. and others from taking any tough action.
    LAST UPDATE : Oct 19, 2018, 5:18 AM EDT
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    Amid growing international pressure, Saudi Arabia has emphatically denied any role in the mysterious disappearance of its dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who Turkey alleges, was killed by the Kingdom’s agents.

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 16, 2018, 6:21 AM EDT
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    The Russian defense ministry criticized Israel’s “deliberate provocation” after one of its military planes, with 15 people onboard, was accidentally shot down by allied Syrian forces in Latakia province on Monday.

    LAST UPDATE : Sep 18, 2018, 8:02 AM EDT
  • Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said the world won't run on impulsive dictates.

    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.”

    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
  • Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman wasn't aware of the rogue operation.

    Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir admitted that the dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered in a “rogue operation,” carried out without the knowledge of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 22, 2018, 4:48 AM EDT