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Venezuela expels US envoy over new sanctions

  • 23 May 2018 - 15:06
Venezuela expels US envoy over new sanctions

President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday ordered the expulsion of the top U.S. diplomat in Venezuela in retaliation for a new round of sanctions over Venezuela’s widely-condemned election. The United States was among a string of countries that did not recognize Sunday’s vote. The 55-year-old...

Over 30 Syrian soldiers killed in ISIS attack on Palmyra

  • 23 May 2018 - 15:00
Over 30 Syrian soldiers killed in ISIS attack on Palmyra

At least 30 Syrian army troops and Iranian-backed militiamen were killed on Tuesday when ISIS fighters attacked a military outpost near Palmyra in eastern Syria, a monitor and residents from the area said. They said the militants used suicide bombers and armored vehicles in the dawn attack near...

EU mulls Iran central bank transfers against US sanctions

  • 19 May 2018 - 15:55
EU mulls Iran central bank transfers against US sanctions

The European Commission is proposing that EU governments make direct money transfers to Iran’s central bank to avoid U.S. penalties, an EU official said, in what would be the most forthright challenge to Washington’s newly reimposed sanctions. The step, which would seek to bypass the U.S....

Bloc of Cleric Moqtada al-Sadr’s wins Iraq election

  • 19 May 2018 - 15:25
Bloc of Cleric Moqtada al-Sadr’s wins Iraq election

A political bloc led by populist Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, a long-time adversary of the United States who also opposes Iranian influence in Iraq, has won the country’s parliamentary election, the electoral commission said on Saturday, Reuters reported. Sadr himself cannot become prime...

Libya’s Al-Sirraj to attend Turkey’s extraordinary summit of Organization of Islamic Conference

  • 17 May 2018 - 23:32
Libya’s Al-Sirraj to attend Turkey’s extraordinary summit of Organization of Islamic Conference

Turkey, as the term president, has announced its decision to organize an extraordinary summit of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) on Jerusalem after the opening of the United States Embassy in the city that claimed the lives of dozens of Palestinian protestors. “Turkey has...

New US sanctions hit Hezbollah financiers

  • 17 May 2018 - 20:48
New US sanctions hit Hezbollah financiers

The United States sought to further choke off funding sources for Iranian-backed Hezbollah on Thursday, sanctioning one of its financiers and its representative to Iran, as well as five entities based in Europe, West Africa and the Middle East. It imposed sanctions on Hezbollah’s financier,...

North Korea might blow up summit with Trump over Bolton’s “reckless Libya-deal-model” statement

  • 16 May 2018 - 12:37
North Korea might blow up summit with Trump over Bolton’s “reckless Libya-deal-model” statement

North Korea has said it may pull out of a summit with US President Donald Trump if the US insists it gives up its nuclear weapons. The highly anticipated meeting between Mr Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong-un is due to take place on 12 June. But in an angry statement, North Korea's vice-foreign...

Death toll of Palestinians killed by Israelis hit over 40, and 2000 injuries in Nakba Day protests

  • 14 May 2018 - 19:56
Death toll of Palestinians killed by Israelis hit over 40, and 2000 injuries in Nakba Day protests

over 40 Palestinians were killed in Gaza and more than 2,000 wounded as the Israeli army fired live ammunition and tear gas at protesters assembled along the fence with Israel on Monday. It was the highest Palestinian death toll in a single day since a series of demonstrations dubbed the Great...

US moves embassy to Jerusalem as Gaza furious in protest

  • 14 May 2018 - 12:03
US moves embassy to Jerusalem as Gaza furious in protest

Thousands of Palestinians marching in protest as United States is set to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Occupied Jerusalem. Gaza's Health Ministry says a 21-year-old Palestinian has been killed in the area of protests near the Israel border . Anas Qudeih was shot dead east of Khan Yunis in...

Trump reportedly withdrew US from Iran nuclear deal: New York Times

  • 8 May 2018 - 21:25
Trump reportedly withdrew US from Iran nuclear deal: New York Times

President Trump declared on Tuesday that he was pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal, unraveling the signature foreign policy achievement of his predecessor, Barack Obama, and isolating the United States among its Western allies. “This was a horrible one-sided deal that should have never, ever...