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Turkish police launch raids to detain Islamic figure, followers

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 02:08

Oktar hosts talk show programs on his television channel, A9, on which he has discussed Islamic values and sometimes danced with young women he calls "kittens" and sang with young men, his "lions."

Fate of US Syrian base in question

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 21:41

Former US ambassador to Syria Robert Ford wrote at the Middle East Institute this week that in Washington, policymakers in the administration plan to retain the Tanf base.

'Iran must exit all of Syria,' Netanyahu tells Putin's envoys before trip

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 15:57

An Iranian envoy is also set to be in Moscow on Wednesday.

Iran vows to sell as much oil as it can in face of U.S. sanctions

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 07:24

"It would be a mistake to think the U.S. economic war against Iran will have no impact," Eshaq Jahangiri, an Iranian politician said.

Iran vows to sell as much oil as it can in face of U.S. sanctions

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 07:09

"It would be a mistake to think the U.S. economic war against Iran will have no impact," Eshaq Jahangiri, an Iranian politician said.

Assad, aided by Russia, poised to snuff out 'cradle' of revolt

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 07:08

Assad, whose control was once reduced to a fraction of Syria, now holds the largest chunk of the country with crucial help from his Russian and Iranian allies.

Turkish lira recovers most of its losses triggered by cabinet announcement

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 04:02

Erdogan's new cabinet excluded former deputy prime minister Mehmet Simsek who was considered the main market-friendly minister in the previous government.

Turkey’s influence: 22 world leaders attend Erdogan’s inauguration

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 09:35

Under a powerful new presidential system Ankara will seek to leverage its place between the Western powers and its muscular foreign policy in the region to expand its role.

Syria accuses Israel of striking T4 airbase near Homs

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 06:43

Senior Iranian officials says Iranian troops to remain in Syria

Iran dealt new set back with Austrian Airlines cancelling flights

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 06:03

Austrian Airlines said it cancelled its service to the Iranian cities, starting in September, according to the airline trade website Aviation Tribune.

Iranian women dance for justice after government detains teen for video

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 04:36

After Iran detained a 18 year old for posting a video of herself dancing, Iranian women showed support on social media.

Report: Germany considers Iranian bid to withdraw 300 million euros cash

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 04:14

Washington has announced new sanctions on Iran and ordered all countries to stop buying Iranian oil by November and foreign firms to stop doing business there or face US blacklists.

Erdogan assumes new presidential powers, tightening control over Turkey

Sun, 07/08/2018 - 19:05

Launching the executive presidency which he fought hard to secure, Erdogan will also name a streamlined cabinet he says will push for growth to make Turkey one of the world's biggest economies.

Rolling back Iran in battle for Red Sea’s Hodeidah

Sun, 07/08/2018 - 18:32

The Middle East’s other important war in Yemen has broad strategic significance after Iran threatened the world’s oil shipping.

Ten killed as Turkish train derails after heavy rain

Sun, 07/08/2018 - 14:34

The train was carrying 362 passengers and was headed to Istanbul when five carriages came off the tracks, the transport ministry said in a statement.

KLM suspends service to Tehran, delivers further blow to Iranian economy

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 18:09

The airline’s announcement coincided with a major diplomatic spat between Iran and the Netherlands.

Report: 28,000 Syrian refugees returning home after peace deal

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 13:21

A Russian backed peace agreement was reached between the Syrian army and Syrian rebels in southern Syria on Friday, and thousands of Syrians who fled the fighting began returning to their homes.

No breakthrough in Iran talks as U.S. sanctions deadline approaches

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 13:19

Tehran is threatening to withdraw from the deal unless Europe can guarantee it the economic benefits and protections that were built into the nuclear agreement.

Analysis: Syrian peace deal won’t bring peace for Israel

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 11:22

It seems that Israel's security interests are not part of the deal.

Voices from the Arab press: Allowing Saudi women to drive — what it means

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 08:20

A weekly selection of opinions and analyses from the Arab media around the world.