Middle East
  • 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.

    (Source: Михаил Поляков/flickr)
    LAST UPDATE : Sep 18, 2018, 8:02 AM EDT
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Most parts of Yemen have been ravaged by a civil war that started in 2015.

    A coalition of Saudi-led forces launched a fierce offensive on Yemen’s rebel-held port of Hudaydah on Wednesday, in a move that could worsen the humanitarian crisis in the region’s poorest country.

    LAST UPDATE : Jun 13, 2018, 7:26 AM EDT
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  • "The Great March of Return” protests have continued along the Gaza border for over six weeks.

    U.N. human rights chief Zeid Raad Al Hussein decried Israel’s use of “wholly disproportionate” force that left some 60 Palestinians dead during border protests along the Gaza frontier earlier this week.

    LAST UPDATE : May 18, 2018, 7:54 AM EDT
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  • Great March of Return protest in April, Gaza Strip.

    Palestinians are set to hold funerals of 58 protesters killed by Israeli forces on Monday after thousands of infuriated demonstrators had rallied at 13 locations along the Gaza’s eastern border.

    LAST UPDATE : May 15, 2018, 7:10 AM EDT
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  • Violent clashes have flared up at Gaza-Israel border in last six weeks.

    U.S. officials and President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka are in Israel to attend the inauguration of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, as Israeli forces gear up to tackle violent protesters rallying along the Gaza Strip frontier.

    LAST UPDATE : May 14, 2018, 7:16 AM EDT
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  • (Source: Official U.S. Navy Page/flickr)

    Israel struck Iranian military infrastructure in Syria on Thursday after the Iranian Revolutionary Guards “fired 20 rockets” on its positions in the Golan Heights, raising fears of an all-out war between the two arch-rivals. 

    LAST UPDATE : May 10, 2018, 7:30 AM EDT
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  • (Source: alex john/flickr)

    Earlier, Russia and Syria cited “pending security issues” for restricting the investigators from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons from visiting the alleged chemical attack site in Douma.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 17, 2018, 7:30 AM EDT
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