Trump Plans to Withhold US Aid to Palestinians
2018-01-03 06:24:52 UTC
US President Donald Trump has tweeted the US may withhold aid money to the Palestinian Authority because it is "no longer willing to talk peace." The US move comes after recognizing Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.
Trump said that Washington ...
UN Panel Accuses Saudi Arabia of 'Repression' of Activists
2018-01-02 22:00:42 UTC
In a rare criticism of Saudi Arabia by the United Nations, rights experts have called on the kingdom to release dozens of detained activists. The UN panel has accused Saudi authorities of abusing counterterrorism laws.
A group of United Nations...
Iran: 22 People Killed Amid Nationwide Protests
2018-01-02 09:22:42 UTC
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Clashes overnight between protesters and security forces in Iran killed nine people, state television reported Tuesday, including some rioters who tried to storm a police station to steal weapons.
The latest violence, in the...
Ten people killed in Iran unrest on Sunday: Iranian state television
2018-01-01 18:43:08 UTC
At least ten people have now died in the protests against the Islamic Republic’s government and a clerical elite who have been in power since a revolution in 1979. The demonstrations began on Thursday and have drawn in tens of thousands of people....
Protesters in Iran shouted “Khamenei, shame on you, leave the country alone"
2017-12-31 21:31:24 UTC
Anti-government protesters demonstrated in Iran on Sunday in defiance of a warning by the authorities of a tough crackdown, extending for a fourth day one of the most audacious challenges to the clerical leadership since pro-reform unrest in 2009....
Erdogan praises Europe for its anti Trump stance on Jerusalem
2017-12-28 17:31:22 UTC
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan praised EU countries for their stance against the US decision on Jerusalem.
He said that after an overwhelming UN Generally Assembly vote this month against the United States' Jerusalem stance he hoped t...
At least 40 people killed in a suicide bomb attack in Kabul
2017-12-28 08:11:03 UTC
KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide attack on an office of the Afghan Voice news agency and a neighboring cultural center in the capital Kabul killed dozens on Thursday, officials and witnesses said, with many of the victims students.
Pope Francis calls for two-state solution to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
2017-12-25 18:21:39 UTC
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis used his Christmas message on Monday to call for a negotiated two-state solution to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, after U.S. President Donald Trump stoked regional tensions with his recognition of Jeru...
UN Resolution: 128 Countries Condemn Trump's Jerusalem Decision
2017-12-21 23:08:47 UTC
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Washington found itself isolated as 128 countries defied US President Donald Trump on Thursday and voted in favor of a United Nations General Assembly resolution calling for the United States to drop its recent recogniti...
Isolated US vetoes UN call for withdrawal of Trump Jerusalem decision
2017-12-18 18:19:49 UTC
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States was further isolated on Monday over President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital when it blocked a United Nations Security Council call for the declaration to be withdraw...
UN: Decisions on Jerusalem have no legal standing and must be rescinded
2017-12-16 21:43:31 UTC
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council is considering a draft resolution that would insist any decisions on the status of Jerusalem have no legal effect and must be rescinded after U.S. President Donald Trump recognized the...
US No Longer a Sponsor of Peace in the Middle East
2017-12-13 17:46:03 UTC
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) delegates that his people would refuse any role for the US in future peace talks following Trump's declaration.
"We do not accept any role of the United Sta...
Across the West Bank Palestinians Clash with Israeli Troops
2017-12-10 18:39:57 UTC
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Four days of street protests in the Palestinian territories over Trump’s announcement on Wednesday have largely died down, but his overturning of long-standing U.S. policy on Jerusalem -- a city holy to Jews, Muslims and Chri...
What exactly is an intifada?
2017-12-08 01:35:24 UTC
Intifada is an Arabic word that translates literally as 'shaking off' or 'Uprising'. In the Arab-Israeli conflict, it means a concerted Palestinian effort to shake off Israeli power and gain independence.
When intifada is used in the context of...
Trump Will Ignite a New Palestinian Intifada
2017-12-07 21:03:24 UTC
U.S. far-right nationalist President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem disregard Israel's occupation of East Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel and beginning the process of relocating the U.S. embassy there has prompted the Pales...
Turkey blasts Trump's decision on Jerusalem as irresponsible
2017-12-06 19:40:49 UTC
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey’s foreign ministry on Wednesday condemned a decision by the United States to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel as “irresponsible” and called on Washington to reconsider the move.
Several hundred protesters...
Trump, Netanyahu: The Birth of the Most Right-Wing Coalition in History
2017-12-06 19:25:19 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. far-right nationalist President Donald Trump reversed decades of U.S. policy and recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, despite warnings from around the world that the gesture further drives a wedge between Isra...
U.S. Will Stop Arming Syrian Kurdish YPG Fighters
2017-12-02 01:32:08 UTC
ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday that as offensive operations against Islamic State in Syria entered their final stages, he expected the focus to move towards holding territory instead of...
A powerful quake of magnitude 6.3 struck southeastern Iran
2017-12-01 03:00:34 UTC
(Reuters) - A powerful quake of magnitude 6.3 struck southeastern Iran near the city of Kerman on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
The quake, which was relatively shallow, was centered 31 miles (50 km) northeast of Kerman, which has a p...
Former Egyptian presidential candidate Shafiq says intends to run in 2018 election
2017-11-29 22:00:11 UTC
CAIRO (Reuters) - Former Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq, an ex-air force pilot and former presidential candidate, said on Wednesday he intended to run in the presidential election early next year and would return to Cairo in the “coming days...
Iran Threatens to Increase its Missile Range to Reach Europe
2017-11-26 05:33:37 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - The deputy head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards warned Europe that if it threatens Tehran, the Guards will increase the range of missiles to above 2,000 kilometers, the Fars news agency reported on Saturday.
France has called ...
Hariri Slams Hezbollah Interference in Middle East Affairs
2017-11-25 20:38:20 UTC
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said on Saturday that he would not accept Iran-backed Hezbollah’s positions that “affect our Arab brothers or target the security and stability of their countries”, a statement from his pre...
Egypt's Sinai: At Least 235 People Were Killed in an Attack
2017-11-24 18:23:51 UTC
CAIRO (Reuters) - Militants killed more than 230 people at a mosque in North Sinai on Friday, detonating a bomb and gunning down worshippers in the deadliest such attack of Egypt’s modern history, state media and witnesses said.
No group immedi...
Iran Declares End of "Islamic State," ISIS
2017-11-21 18:24:28 UTC
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani declared the end of "Islamic State," ISIS, on Tuesday in an address broadcast live on state TV.
A senior commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, Major General Qassem Soleimani, also declared...
Lebanon's Hariri Arrives In Paris as Macron Plays Mediator
2017-11-19 19:03:36 UTC
PARIS (Reuters) - Saad al-Hariri, who resigned as Lebanon’s prime minister this month while in Saudi Arabia, said on Saturday he would clarify his position when he returns to Beirut next week.
Hariri’s resignation on Nov. 4 threw Lebanon into p...