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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...

Iran won’t renegotiate nuclear deal with US, says Zarif

  • 3 May 2018 - 21:04
Iran won’t renegotiate nuclear deal with US, says Zarif

The Iranian foreign minister said on Thursday US demands to change its 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers were unacceptable as a deadline set by President Donald Trump for Europeans to “fix” the deal loomed. Trump has warned that unless European allies rectify the “terrible flaws”...

Trump eyes a visit to Jerusalem for US embassy moving

  • 1 May 2018 - 23:29
Trump eyes a visit to Jerusalem for US embassy moving

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he may go to Jerusalem, where the United States is moving its embassy from Tel Aviv later this month after Trump broke with other world powers last year to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, according to Reuters. Trump made the comment to...

Iran threatens ‘severe consequences’ if US pulls out of nuclear deal

  • 24 April 2018 - 14:27
Iran threatens ‘severe consequences’ if US pulls out of nuclear deal

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned Tuesday of “severe consequences” for the U.S. should it withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, a step President Donald Trump has indicated he will take if certain changes to the agreement are not made. “I am telling those in the White House that if...

Paris attack suspect Salah Abdeslam received 20-year jail time in Belgium

  • 23 April 2018 - 22:25
Paris attack suspect Salah Abdeslam received 20-year jail time in Belgium

Salah Abdeslam, the sole surviving suspect from the 2015 Paris attacks, has been jailed for 20 years in Belgium over a gunfight that led to his arrest. Abdeslam, 28, and co-defendant Sofien Ayari were both convicted of terror-related charges of attempted murder, according to a report by the...

Any more strikes on Syria would make international ties chaotic, Putin says

  • 15 April 2018 - 21:12
Any more strikes on Syria would make international ties chaotic, Putin says

Russian President Vladimir Putin has told Iranian President Hassan Rouhani that further attacks by Western allies in Syria would inevitably lead to chaos in international relations. In a phone conversation on Sunday, the two leaders agreed that "this illegal action seriously damages the...