Middle East

  • Germany, France, Britain, Russia, China and Iran to flesh out strategy to save nuclear agreement
    Uk__china__france__germany__russia_and_iran_to_flesh_out_strategy_to_save_the_nuclear_agreement 2018-05-25 16:16:03 UTC
    VIENNA (Reuters) - British, Chinese, French, German and Russian officials will try to flesh out with Iran’s deputy foreign minister a strategy to save the deal by keeping oil and investment flowing, while circumventing U.S. sanctions that risk hur...
  • US threatens to 'crush' Iran and warns European companies
    Pompeo_worries_cia_staff_as_fbi_pursues_russia_probe 2018-05-21 17:06:09 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday threatened to impose the “strongest sanctions in history” against Iran if it did not accept a sweeping series of U.S. demands, including effectively giving up its nuclear ambitions, c...
  • European powers condemn violence against Palestinian and blast US embassy move to Jerusalem
    European_powers_condemn_violence_against_palestinian_and_blast_us_embassy_move_to_jerusalem 2018-05-14 23:10:47 UTC
    PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron condemned the violence against Palestinian demonstrators in Gaza in a statement released late on Monday and reiterated his opposition to the move of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. Macron talked...
  • Israeli Forces Turned Palestinian Protests Into Bloodshed
    Israeli_forces_turned_palestinian_protests_into_bloodshed 2018-05-14 16:37:24 UTC
    GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli troops killed dozens of Palestinians taking part in mass protests on the Gaza border on Monday as the United States opened its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem. The U.S. relocation of its embassy from Tel Aviv f...
  • Merkel: Tensions between Iran and Israel "is truly about war and peace"
    Merkel_threatens_retaliation_if_u.s._sanctions_harm_eu_firms 2018-05-10 19:44:33 UTC
    BERLIN/PARIS (Reuters) - France and Germany on Thursday urged Israel and Iran to exercise restraint and avoid further escalation of hostilities in the Middle East after the heaviest military exchange ever between the two regional adversaries. I...
  • Iran-Israel Proxy War Heats Up in Syria
    Iran-israel_proxy_war_heats_up_in_syria 2018-05-10 05:37:50 UTC
    AP — The Israeli army says air raid sirens have sounded in the Golan Heights. The sirens went off shortly after the Syrian state news agency and activists reported rocket fire from Israel into southern Syrian just before midnight Wednesday. ...
  • European Powers Regret Trump's Decision on Iran
    Merkel_and_macron_seeking_a_joint_proposal_on_eu_reforms 2018-05-08 19:22:15 UTC
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Israel praised President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal, while Washington’s allies in Europe expressed regret over the decision and said they would to try keep the pact alive. ...
  • Iran plans to respond to any move by US on nuclear agreement
    Iran_plans_to_respond_to_any_move_by_us_on_nuclear_agreement 2018-05-06 16:00:21 UTC
    (Reuters) - President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday Iran had plans to respond to any move by U.S. President Donald Trump on the 2015 nuclear agreement and the United States would regret a decision to exit the accord. Trump says that unless Euro...
  • Emmanuel Macron unsure whether US will stick to Iran deal
    Emmanuel_macron_unsure_whether_us_will_stick_to_iran_deal 2018-05-02 06:08:29 UTC
    SYDNEY (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday said he did not know whether U.S. President Donald Trump would stick to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal that many in the West see as the best hope of preventing Tehran from getting a nucl...
  • European powers seek to save Iran nuclear agreement
    European_powers_seek_to_save_iran_nuclear_agreement 2018-04-29 18:02:16 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - The leaders of Britain, France and Germany have agreed the Iran nuclear deal is the best way of stopping Tehran from gaining nuclear weapons, British Prime Minister Theresa May’s office said in a statement on Sunday. May had ...
  • US, UK, France launch strikes on Syria
    Us__uk__france_launch_strikes_on_syria 2018-04-14 07:28:05 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - US, UK and France pounded Syria with air strikes early on Saturday in response to a poison gas attack that killed dozens of people last week, in the biggest intervention by Western powers against Syrian President Bashar al-A...
  • Trump warns Russia: Nice and smart missiles are coming
    Us_supreme_court_allows_trump's_travel_ban_to_go_into_full_effect 2018-04-11 18:17:11 UTC
    WASHINGTON/BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump warned Russia on Wednesday of imminent military action in Syria over a suspected poison gas attack, declaring that missiles “will be coming” and lambasting Moscow for standing by Syrian Pre...
  • Russia threatens to shoot down US missiles, target launch sites
    Russia_threatens_to_shoot_down_us_missiles__target_launch_sites 2018-04-11 10:42:05 UTC
    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Russia has warned that any U.S. missiles fired at Syria over a suspected chemical weapons attack on a rebel enclave would be shot down and the launch sites targeted, raising the possibility of a U.S.-Russian confrontation. Is...
  • Kurdish-led SDF and Iraqi government could mount joint operations against ISIS
    Kurdish-led_sdf_and_iraqi_government_could_mount_joint_operations_against_isis 2018-04-04 18:48:34 UTC
    BEIRUT (Reuters) - A top Syrian Kurdish politician suggested on Wednesday that the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the Iraqi government could mount joint operations against Islamic State in the area on the border of the two countrie...
  • Gathering for 'right of return for Palestinian refugees' — Israeli forces kill 15 Palestinians
    Israeli_forces_kill_16_palestinians_pressing_for_right_of_return_for_refugees 2018-03-31 23:18:16 UTC
    Thousands in Gaza Strip attend mass demonstration calling for the return of Palestinian refugees. GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli troops shot and wounded about 70 Palestinians among crowds demonstrating at the Gaza-Israel border on Saturday, healt...
  • Trump wants US out of Syria, Pentagon has no idea what he’s talking about
    Trump_wants_us_out_of_syria__pentagon_has_no_idea_what_he%e2%80%99s_talking_about 2018-03-31 05:29:43 UTC
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has told advisers he wants an early exit of U.S. troops from Syria, two senior administration officials said on Friday, a stance that may put him at odds with U.S. military officials who see...
  • Zuckerberg: We made mistakes allowing Cambridge Analytica to take users' data
    Facebook-_we_made_mistakes_allow_cambridge_analytica_to_take_users'_data____50_million_users'_data__to_take_data_from_users 2018-03-21 21:56:42 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc (FB.O) Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Wednesday that the social media company made mistakes that allowed data about users to end up with the analytics firm Cambridge Analytica and said the company wo...
  • Israel confirms it bombed Syrian 'nuclear site' in 2007
    Israel_confirms_that_it_bombed_a_syrian_nuclear_reactor_in_2007 2018-03-21 07:24:50 UTC
    JERUSALEM, March 21 (Reuters) - Israel for the first time confirmed that it bombed a suspected Syrian nuclear reactor in 2007, saying on Wednesday that the strike removed a major threat to Israel and the region and was a “message” to others. Th...
  • Turkish Aggressors Captured Syrian Town of Afrin From Kurds
    Turkish_aggressors_captured_syrian_town_of_afrin_from_kurds 2018-03-19 07:18:55 UTC
    ISTANBUL/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkish forces and their Syrian rebel allies swept into the northwestern Syrian town of Afrin on Sunday, raising their flags in the town center and declaring full control after an eight-week campaign to drive out Kurdis...
  • Germany, France and UK propose fresh sanctions on Iran
    Ballistic_missile-_germany__france_and_uk_propose_fresh_sanctions_on_iran 2018-03-16 19:18:56 UTC
    BRUSSELS/PARIS (Reuters) - Germany, France and Britain have proposed fresh EU sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missiles and its role in Syria’s war, according to a confidential document, in a bid to persuade Washington to preserve the 2015 nuc...
  • Turkish troops and allied rebels reached outskirts of Kurdish enclave of Afrin
    Turkish_troops_and_allied_rebels_reached_outskirts_of_kurd_enclave_afrin 2018-03-11 04:11:21 UTC
    A family walks past a tank belonging to the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army rebels after the capture of Khaldieh village in the east of Syria's Afrin region on March 10, 2018. Khalil Ashawi / Reuters — Turkish forces and allied Syrian rebels...
  • Palestinian teen killed during clashes with Israeli army
    Palestinian_teen_killed_during_clashes_with_israeli_army_forces 2018-03-10 22:40:45 UTC
    NABLUS, West Bank - A Palestinian was shot and killed on Saturday in what began as a clash between Palestinians and Israeli settlers of Yitzhar in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian health officials said. The Israeli military said soldiers a...
  • Turkey’s war on Kurds forces YPG to give up fight against IS
    Turkey%e2%80%99s_war_on_kurds_forces_ypg_to_give_up_fight_against_isis 2018-03-09 07:50:54 UTC
    BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey’s war on a Syrian Kurdish militia (YPG) that is closely aligned with the United States is forcing the group to give up positions against Islamic State militants in the Syrian desert to defend against the advancing Turkish troo...
  • France wants "to keep a cultural relationship" with Iran
    France_wants_%22to_keep_a_cultural_relationship%22_with_iran 2018-03-05 17:07:51 UTC
    TEHRAN (Reuters) - After a day of tough talking in Tehran on Monday, France’s foreign minister and one of Iran’s vice presidents ambled through the halls of the National Museum of Iran to admire a collection of artworks on loan from the Louvre in ...
  • Israeli police questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
    Israeli_police_questioned_prime_minister_benjamin_netanyahu 2018-03-02 09:31:31 UTC
    Israeli police have already arrested two people close to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for allegedly promoting regulations for Israel's largest telecommunications company. Netanyahu is also a suspect in two other graft probes. Israeli polic...