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
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
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
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
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
‘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
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
CAIRO — Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula claimed on Sunday that it directed a Saudi military officer to carry out the shooting at a United States military base in Florida in December that killed three sailors and wounded eight people. In an audio recording released on Sunday, the leader... Read more
JERUSALEM — Shortly after last week’s rollout of the contentious American Middle East plan, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government made a triumphant promise that the cabinet would vote this weekend to extend Israeli sovereignty over substantial parts of the occupied West Bank. But it looks as if the Israelis... Read more
BAGHDAD — Iraq’s president stepped in to appoint a new prime minister after the Parliament failed to do so for two months, leaving the country largely rudderless at a time of multiple political crises. The premier, Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi, is hardly a new face — he is a former... Read more