Middle East
  • Without naming Iran, the United Arab Emirates on Friday told the UN Security Council that the “sophisticated and coordinated” attack on four tankers off its coast last month is likely a work of a state actor.

    (Source: https://en.muraselon.com)
    LAST UPDATE : Jun 07, 2019, 7:38 AM EDT
  • Israel's Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu failed to  bridge the gap between ultra-Orthodox and secular constituents of his right-wing block.

    Israel’s parliament voted 74-45 in favour of dissolving itself after a military conscription bill proved to be a sticking point in the formation of a right-wing coalition despite weeks of negotiations.

    LAST UPDATE : May 30, 2019, 2:21 AM EDT
  • U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton added that Iran is seeking nuclear weapons.

    U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton accused Iran of orchestrating the attacks on oil tankers off the coast of the U.A.E. earlier this month, adding that the naval mines involved were “almost certainly from Iran.”

    LAST UPDATE : May 29, 2019, 5:02 AM EDT
  • (Source: Israel Defense Forces/flickr)

    The offensive, targeting the elite Quds Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, killed 11 pro-government fighters while the Syrian media claimed that several “hostile targets” were shot down by the country’s air defenses.

    LAST UPDATE : Jan 21, 2019, 4:55 AM EST
  • Kurdish YPG Fighters in Syria

    U.S. President Donald Trump warned Turkey of economic devastation if it attacks Kurdish forces in Syria after the withdrawal of American troops while demanding the Kurds not to “provoke” Ankara either.

    LAST UPDATE : Jan 14, 2019, 1:26 AM EST
  • Riyadh said the U.S. Senate resolutions are based on unsubstantiated claims.

    The U.S. Senate passed two resolutions last week, urging an end to America’s aid for Riyadh-led war in Yemen and accusing the kingdom’s crown prince of Jamal Khashoggi’s murder.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 17, 2018, 5:18 AM EST
  • Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said, "We will proudly break all sanctions."

    The U.S. tightened the noose around Iran on Monday by re-imposing the sanctions that were lifted under a 2015 nuclear deal, a move that prompted a defiant response from the country’s President Hassan Rouhani.

    LAST UPDATE : Nov 05, 2018, 5:50 AM EST
  • The U.S. announced revoking visas of 21 identified suspects in Khashoggi's murder.

    U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said that the Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is at the helm of the kingdom, could have been involved in the gruesome killing of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 24, 2018, 4:40 AM EDT
  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan asked the Saudis who called the shots in Khashoggi's murder.

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday told MPs from his ruling party that the “savage” killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was planned days in advance before he was murdered in Istanbul.

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 23, 2018, 6:37 AM EDT