Middle East
  • The U.S. tightened the noose around Iran on Monday by re-imposing the sanctions that were lifted under a 2015 nuclear deal, a move that prompted a defiant response from the country’s President Hassan Rouhani.

    Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said, "We will proudly break all sanctions."
    LAST UPDATE : Nov 05, 2018, 5:50 AM EST
  • The U.S. announced revoking visas of 21 identified suspects in Khashoggi's murder.

    U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said that the Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is at the helm of the kingdom, could have been involved in the gruesome killing of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 24, 2018, 4:40 AM EDT
  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan asked the Saudis who called the shots in Khashoggi's murder.

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday told MPs from his ruling party that the “savage” killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was planned days in advance before he was murdered in Istanbul.

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 23, 2018, 6:37 AM EDT
  • Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman wasn't aware of the rogue operation.

    Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir admitted that the dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered in a “rogue operation,” carried out without the knowledge of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 22, 2018, 4:48 AM EDT
  • Saudi Arabia's financial clout has kept the U.S. and others from taking any tough action.

    U.S. President Donald Trump admitted for the first time on Thursday that the dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is likely dead, as he warned of “severe” consequences for Saudi Arabia if it's involvement is proved.

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 19, 2018, 5:18 AM EDT
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    Amid growing international pressure, Saudi Arabia has emphatically denied any role in the mysterious disappearance of its dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who Turkey alleges, was killed by the Kingdom’s agents.

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 16, 2018, 6:21 AM EDT
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    The Russian defense ministry criticized Israel’s “deliberate provocation” after one of its military planes, with 15 people onboard, was accidentally shot down by allied Syrian forces in Latakia province on Monday.

    LAST UPDATE : Sep 18, 2018, 8:02 AM EDT
  • Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said the world won't run on impulsive dictates.

    Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif hit back at the U.S. on Tuesday over its move to reimpose economic sanctions on the Islamic state, adding that the “world is sick and tired of America’s unilateralism.”

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 08, 2018, 6:56 AM EDT
  • Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed the passage of the new law as a “defining moment.”

    Israel passed a controversial law that defines the country as an exclusively Jewish state, a move critics fear would tear apart its democratic framework by reinforcing biases against its 1.8m Palestinian citizens.

    LAST UPDATE : Jul 19, 2018, 7:00 AM EDT