The United States has carried out an airstrike against the leader of Al Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen after months of tracking him by using aerial surveillance and other intelligence, according to three current or former American officials. The officials expressed confidence that the Qaeda leader, Qassim al-Rimi, was killed... Read more
Israel and Hamas have been in an uneasy truce for several months Jerusalem – Israel struck Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip on Friday after three rockets were fired from the besieged Palestinian enclave, the Israeli army said in a statement. Two of the rockets fired... Read more
In this episode of UpFront, we debate tensions between the United States and Iran with former Iranian diplomat Seyed Hossein Mousavian and former US Brigadier General Mark Kimmitt. And in a special interview, we ask UN Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard about her investigation into the killing of Saudi journalist... Read more
The last opportunity for peace. That’s how US President Donald Trump described his plan to end seven decades of conflict between Palestinians and Israelis. However, Palestinian leaders were not involved in the process and they immediately rejected it as a conspiracy. The plan sides with Israel on the so-called... Read more
Palestine on Thursday canceled the 1995 Oslo Accords signed with Israel. “Israel has been informed that the Palestinian administration will not adhere to the agreements between them,” the Palestinian Authority’s Minister of Civil Affairs Hussein al-Sheikh said in a televised interview with Al-Jazeera. Sheikh also expressed hope that Arab... Read more
WASHINGTON — Defense Department officials said on Thursday that 64 troops had sustained traumatic brain injuries after the Iranian ballistic missile strikes on Ayn Al Asad Air Base in Iraq this month, up 14 from an earlier announcement this week. The number, which has steadily increased since the Jan.... Read more
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Thursday piled new economic sanctions onto its ever-growing pressure campaign against Iran, but it also opened access to medicine for cancer and organ transplant patients in an effort to turn Iranians against their leaders. The medicines are being sent to Iran through businesses... Read more
Reports in Kurdish media said installations would be built in North The US military has denied reports appearing in Kurdish media that it will build new military bases in Iraq’s Kurdistan region. “The US is not planning on building any new bases in Iraq,” a spokesperson for... Read more
Burning American, Israeli and British flags is a cherished tradition among Iranian nationalists and demonstrators.  Thanks to the escalating tensions between the countries, business is booming at Iran’s largest flag factory, which has been producing U.S., British and Israeli flags for Iranian protesters to burn. At the Tehran-based factory,... Read more
The United States has decided to impose sanctions on Iran’s nuclear entity, the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), and its top official, Ali Akbar Salehi, but will renew waivers for 60 days to allow Russian, Chinese and European firms to continue nonproliferation work at sites of nuclear cooperation,... Read more