Rockets Strike Near US Embassy in Iraq, No Casualties Reported
An Iraqi security officer walks near the ‘Arch of Victory’ memorial in the Green Zone of Baghdad A number of rockets hit near the embassy of the United States in Iraq’s capital early on Sunday, a US military source has said, in the latest of a series... Read more
Dozens of Civilians Killed in Saudi-UAE-led Air Raids in Yemen
‘So many people are being killed in Yemen – it’s a tragedy and it’s unjustified,’ Lise Grande, the UN’s Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, said Yemen’s Houthi rebels say more than 30 civilians have been killed in air raids carried out by a Saudi-UAE-led military coalition,... Read more
Qatar says Talks to End GCC Crisis were Suspended in January
The discussions began in October last year on a row in which Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt severed diplomatic and trade ties with Qatar in June 2017 Qatar’s foreign minister has said efforts to resolve a years-long Gulf diplomatic crisis were not successful... Read more
Russians Pressure U.S. Forces in Northeast Syria
WASHINGTON — Russia is intensifying a pressure campaign on U.S. military forces in northeastern Syria following the American withdrawal from much of that area ahead of a Turkish cross-border offensive last fall, American military and diplomatic officials say. Russian military personnel have increasingly had run-ins with U.S. troops on... Read more
Several Killed After Al-Sadr followers Storm Protest Camp in Iraq
A Najaf resident said that by nightfall the protest camp was completely emptied of demonstrators Baghdad, Iraq – At least five people have been killed and dozens of others wounded in clashes between anti-government protesters and supporters of Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr in southern Iraq. The violence broke out... Read more
Israel Announces Plans to Normalise Ties with Sudan
Sudan and Israel have historically had frosty relations. They have no formal ties, and Sudan supports of a Palestinian state. However on Monday, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Sudanese General Abdel Fattah Al Burhan in Uganda, and the former announced plans to normalise ties between the two countries.... Read more
UAE Activates Early Warning System for High Risk Coronavirus Patients
Ministry of Health and Prevention says Wareed system activated across healthcare facilities to quickly identify individuals at higher risk of acquiring the virus The UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced on Wednesday it has developed and activated a predictive electronic system to identify patients at high risk... Read more
Palestinian Teen Killed in Protest as Tensions Rise Over US Plan
Mohammed al-Hadad was the first Palestinian killed in unrest since United States President Donald Trump unveiled his Middle East plan last week A Palestinian teenager was killed by Israeli fire during clashes in the southern part of the occupied West Bank on Wednesday, the Palestinian Ministry... Read more
Iran’s Khamenei says US Middle East Plan Will Die Before Trump
‘This plan will certainly not work and it will die before Trump,’ Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said of Trump’s Middle East plan Iran‘s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said Donald Trump‘s controversial plan for Israel-Palestine would die before the US president does. “This plan... Read more
Audio Captured Iran Plane Downing: ‘That Surely Is the Light From a Missile’
MOSCOW — Moments after an Iranian Revolutionary Guards unit mistakenly launched a missile at a Ukrainian passenger jet, the pilot of a nearby airliner radioed air traffic controllers to report an alarming streak of light in the sky and then a midair explosion. “Flares on route, as if from... Read more