Category archives for: Middle East

Senior Hamas figure writes to Ayatollah Khamenei to hail Iran’s stance on Quds

A leader of the Palestinian Hamas resistance movement, Ismail Haniyeh, has sent a letter to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, praising Iran’s stance on Jerusalem al-Quds. According to an IRNA report on Thursday, Haniyeh, who is the chief of Hamas’ political bureau, said in his letter that the Palestinian nation praised […]

US administration approves $500mn missile system deal with Saudi Arabia

The US State Department has approved a possible $500-million sale of missile system support services to Saudi Arabia in defiance of global calls for Washington to stop providing Riyadh with military support due to the regime’s war crimes in Yemen. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency made the announcement in a statement on Wednesday, saying Congress […]

Tillerson says US will keep open-ended military presence in Syria

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has announced that US military will remain in Syria indefinitely, spelled out a US plan to advance a political transition in the country, and also called for closer cooperation with Russia to avoid conflict in “de-escalation zones.” In a speech about the future of the Syrian war — titled […]

12 killed, 48 injured in suspected Boko Haram attack in Nigeria

Twelve people have been killed and 48 others wounded in an attack by suspected Boko Haram bombers on Nigeria’s northeastern city of Maiduguri. Officials from the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) for Borno said two assailants struck a market in the Muna Garage area in the vicinity of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, on […]

Iran will commit to nothing beyond nuclear deal: Foreign Ministry

Iran’s Foreign Ministry has announced that the country will commit to no obligation beyond those it has already agreed to under an international nuclear deal, amid attempts by the United States to change the terms of the 2015 accord. In a statement released on Saturday, the ministry said that US President Donald Trump once again had […]

Man assails 11-year-old Canadian Muslim girl in Toronto, cuts her hijab with scissors

An 11-year-old Muslim Canadian school girl has expressed horror after her hijab (Islamic headdress) was repeatedly cut by a male assailant while she was walking to school with her younger brother. A Toronto police spokeswoman announced on Friday that the assailant had used scissors to cut six-grader Khawlah Noman’s hijab in two attempts within 10 […]

Russia warns US against grave mistake to pull out of Iran nuclear deal

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov has said the US would be making a grave mistake by pulling out of Iran’s nuclear deal and underlined Moscow’s determination to keep the landmark accord intact. “We are gradually coming to the conclusion that an internal decision by the US to leave the (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) […]

Five Saudi forces killed in Yemeni retaliatory attacks

At least five Saudi forces have been killed in Saudi Arabia’s southern border regions in attacks by Yemeni forces that were launched in retaliation for the Riyadh regime’s deadly war on Yemen. The Sabq online newspaper reported on Saturday that a Saudi soldier was killed when an improvised explosive device (IED) went off in Saudi Arabia’s Najran region. London-based Rai al-Youm daily also […]

Trump set to announce decision on Iran nuclear deal

US President Donald Trump is expected to announce whether or not he will certify Iranian compliance with a 2015 international nuclear deal on Friday — a deadline he faces under domestic US law —  amid warnings by other signatories to the deal for Washington not to undermine the international document. Various reports citing sources familiar with […]

Hariri lauds Hezbollah, wants ‘best of relations’ with Iran

Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri has called for his county to be kept out of regional conflicts, lauding the Hezbollah resistance movement for doing its part to de-escalate the tensions. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday, Hariri said he was open to Hezbollah continuing to participate in the government following the elections […]

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