Iran’s Zarif: We will face any economic, military war efforts strongly

Iran’s Zarif: We will face any economic, military war efforts strongly

:: Tehran will defend itself against any war efforts, be they economic or military, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif said, according to Iraqi TV during a visit to Baghdad on Sunday. More »

King Salman promotes, appoints 25 judges at various levels

King Salman promotes, appoints 25 judges at various levels

:: King Salman issued a royal decree on Monday promoting 25 judges at the Board of Grievances at various levels. The Kingdom is taking various measures to revolutionize its judicial system. Recently, More »

Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi missiles heading toward Mecca, Jeddah

Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi missiles heading toward Mecca, Jeddah

:: Saudi Arabia’s air forces on Monday intercepted two Houthi ballistic missiles over Taif, one heading for Mecca and the other for Jeddah, according to eyewitnesses. The Kingdom’s air defense forces were More »

Trump: If Iran wants to fight then that will be its official end

Trump: If Iran wants to fight then that will be its official end

:: US President Donald Trump threatened Iran in a tweet on Sunday, raising concerns about a potential US-Iran conflict at a time when tensions between Washington and Tehran have risen. “If Iran More »

Saudi Arabia’s Al-Jubeir: ‘We don’t want war but we will defend ourselves’

Saudi Arabia’s Al-Jubeir: ‘We don’t want war but we will defend ourselves’

:: Saudi Arabia is doing its best to avoid war in the region but stands ready to respond with “all strength and determination” to defend itself from any threat, the Kingdom’s top More »

 

Tag Archives: Israel

Israel eases fishing restrictions off blockaded Gaza Strip

:: Israel said it eased on Sunday fishing restrictions off the blockaded Gaza Strip, a move that it says aims to prevent a deterioration in humanitarian conditions in the Palestinian enclave. The move came just three days after Israel had

Israel extends Gaza fishing zone to 15 nautical miles

:: The fishing zone in the Gaza Strip has been extended from 12 to 15 nautical miles, the Israeli military body responsible for the Palestinian territories announced Tuesday. “This measure is part of the civilian policy of preventing the deterioration

Palestinian gov’t says it was not consulted about US-led economic conference

:: The Palestinians have not been consulted about a US-led conference in Bahrain next month designed to encourage international investment in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh said on Monday. Washington announced the conference on

Projectiles fired from Israeli-held territory, says Syrian state media

:: Syrian air defenses targeted projectiles fired from the direction of Israel for the second night in a row, Syrian state media said on Saturday. The projectiles came from “occupied territory” into the airspace in southern Syria, state news agency

UN: Palestinian Authority faces risk of financial collapse

:: The UN political chief warned Monday that the worsening Palestinian financial crisis poses a growing risk “of a financial collapse of the Palestinian Authority.” Rosemary DiCarlo told the UN Security Council that “a sustainable resolution” to the authority’s funding

Lavrov: US peace plan should include Palestinian state based on 1967 borders

:: The US-proposed “deal of the century” on the Middle East peace process is not enough to guarantee a Palestinian state based on the 1967 borders, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said. “The United States proposes or rather deliberately

Israel warns Iran that its missiles can travel ‘very far’

:: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Iran Tuesday that Israeli missiles can travel “very far”, on the eve of a conference in Poland about peace and security in the Middle East. Speaking during a visit to a naval base in

Palestinian woman tries to stab Israeli guards, shot dead

:: A Palestinian woman tried to stab Israeli guards at a checkpoint on the outskirts of Jerusalem on Wednesday, Israeli police said, with Palestinian officials reporting she was shot dead. “At the security checkpoint at Zaim a female suspect attempted

Israeli air raids strike Hamas after Gaza rocket fired

:: The Israeli army said Monday it had carried out further air raids against Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip in response to a rocket being fired over its border. The Israeli air defense system intercepted the rocket which was

Palestinian Authority pulls employees from Egypt-Gaza crossing

:: The Palestinian Authority said on Sunday it had ordered its employees to pull out from the Gaza-Egypt border crossing, effectively closing the main exit point from the impoverished Gaza Strip. The dispute over the border stems from a rift

US and Israel exit UN cultural agency, claiming bias

:: The United States and Israel have quit the UN’s educational, scientific and cultural agency, arguing the organization fosters anti-Israel bias. The withdrawal took effect on the stroke of the New Year, after the Trump administration and the Israeli prime

How the US Media Controls the Narrative on the Israel-Palestine Issue

Marc Lamont Hill

:: The firing of political commentator, Marc Lamont Hill, by CNN is an excellent example of how the MSM (Main Stream Media) controls the narrative on the Israel/Palestine issue. Show too much empathy for the plight of the Palestinians, and

Israel dissolves parliament, to hold snap elections in April

:: Israel will hold an early general election in April, a spokesman for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday, after members of his governing coalition met to discuss differences over legislation. “The leaders of the coalition decided unanimously to

UN, Palestinians launch humanitarian appeal after funding cuts

:: The United Nations and the Palestinian Authority on Monday appealed for $350 million in humanitarian relief for Palestinians next year, saying that they needed more but had to be realistic in the face of “record-low” funding. The 2019 Humanitarian

UN peacekeepers say two tunnels at Israel border breached UN resolution

:: UN peacekeepers in Lebanon said on Monday two of four tunnels found close to the border with Israel crossed the frontier demarcation between the two countries, violating a UN resolution that ended a 2006 war between Hezbollah and Israel.

Lebanon says Israel offered no proof of border tunnels

:: Lebanon’s Parliament speaker, Nabih Berri, says Israel has presented no evidence to prove its claims that a network of attack tunnels has been built by Hezbollah across the countries’ shared borders. The IDF’s spokesperson, Avichay Adraee, had published new

Israel predicts win for UN resolution condemning Hamas

:: Israel’s UN ambassador is predicting that a US-sponsored resolution condemning the militant Islamic group Hamas, which controls Gaza, for launching rockets into Israel will be approved by the General Assembly. Danny Danon told reporters Tuesday that he believes “we

White House ‘strongly’ supports Israel action against Hezbollah tunnels

:: The White House gave full backing Tuesday to an Israeli army operation to destroy tunnels built under the border with Lebanon by the Iran-backed group Hezbollah. President Donald Trump’s national security advisor John Bolton said that “the US strongly

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