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Trump calls U.S. intelligence chiefs 'extremely passive and naive' on Iran

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 10:48

The U.S. intelligence officials told the Senate Intelligence Committee Iran was not developing nuclear weapons in violation of agreement, even though Tehran threatened to reverse some commitments.

Tehran goes to war - against dogs and their owners

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 10:08

The Islamic Re pubic of Iran had long had a complex relationship with man's best friend - now young journalists were informed dog walking is banned.

PLO factions: We won't participate in a new PA government

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 20:40

Abbas accepts PM's resignation.

France shifts stance on returning jihadists as U.S. withdraws from Syria

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 13:11

Government policy until now has been to categorically refuse to take back fighters and their wives.

With reconstruction in sight, Iran and Syria to link banking institutions

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 10:43

The deal was one of several concluded during a visit to Damascus by Iranian Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri, whose country's support has been vital to President Bashar al-Assad during the war.

Despite truce, shelling in Syria injures dozens, including two children

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 10:31

Syrian state news agency SANA said the army had carried out operations responding to "terrorist violations" of the truce in the southern part of the enclave, targeting insurgent fortifications.

Russians won't be able to push Iran out of Syria, expert says

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 09:18

"I wouldn't trust the Russians as far as I could spit" says Philip Smyth

America cannot afford withdrawing from Middle East

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 09:02

At INSS conference Vladimir Yakunin argues that the region can choose a new path forward after years of conflict and terror threats, supports US-Russia dialogue

Islamic State in tiny Syria enclave with families, U.S. backed force says

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 07:58

An aid agency said separately that 10,000 civilians had fled the enclave since last week and were arriving hungry and desperate at a camp.

Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah resigns

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 05:48

It was not immediately clear whether PA President Mahmoud Abbas had accepted the resignation of Hamdallah.

130 ISIS fighters to be brought back to France - report

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 05:35

“All those who will return to France will be judged in court. If the judge estimates that it will be necessary to incarcerate them... they will be put in jail"- French Minister of the Interior

Iran rejects talks on missiles, but says it will not increase range

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 02:16

“The enemies say Iran’s missile power should be eliminated, but we have repeatedly said our missile capabilities are not negotiable”- Iranian Defense Minister Amir Hatami

United Arab Emirates ups number of children's authors from 2 to 20

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 02:07

The Gulf nation endeavors to change the culture of oral storytelling into one of reading.

Outrage as UAE gives all its 'gender balance' awards to men

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 14:11

"Sorry which genders are they balancing? We see only one," posted a twitter user after the ceremony.

Kurdistan region of Iraq caught between Turkey-PKK conflict

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 09:00

The Kurdistan Regional Government in northern Iraq tries to maintain stability in war-torn region.

EU cyber defense agency warns against Iran's expansion of cyber espionage

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 06:44

Senior Iranian official: "These are all part of a psychological war launched by the United States and its allies against Iran."

Iran says cannot confirm secret talks with France on Tehran's missile work

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 03:25

"There has been no talks, whether secret or not secret, about our missile program with France or any other country."

Saudi government to spend billion on industrial development plan

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 02:37

The program is offering investment opportunities in mining, industry, logistics and energy sectors inside the oil-rich Arab kingdom.

Violent clashes continue with Libya's Tripoli on edge

Sun, 01/27/2019 - 21:04

‘Things are as bad as they can be, with militias controlling almost everything–poverty increasing, and public services nearly non-existent’

The 'Russian bear's' juggling act in Syria

Sun, 01/27/2019 - 17:57

"The Russian estimate about Syria was wrong from the beginning but the military convinced Putin that it would be a very quick operation." former Kremlin adviser Alexander Nekrassov said.