Middle East

  • Key Witness: Netanyahu Forces Media to Flatter His Family, Smear His Opponents
    2021-04-05 22:28:42 UTC

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption trial resumed Monday, with a key witness painting a picture of an image-obsessed Israeli leader forcing a prominent news site to flatter his family and smear his opponents. The testimony came as Netanyahu’s chances of securing another term in office following last month...
  • Saudi Arabia Offers a Ceasefire Proposal to Yemen’s Houthi Rebels
    2021-03-22 21:39:04 UTC

    <p>DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) &mdash; Saudi Arabia on Monday offered a cease-fire proposal to Yemen&rsquo;s Houthi rebels that includes reopening their country&rsquo;s main airport, the kingdom&rsquo;s latest attempt to halt years of fighting in a war that has sparked the world&rsquo;s worst humanitarian crisis.</p><p>The move co...
  • Domain of Biden: Withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan
    2021-03-22 00:07:35 UTC

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, on his first visit to Afghanistan as Pentagon chief, said Sunday that the Biden administration wants to see “a responsible end” to America’s longest war, but the level of violence must decrease for “fruitful” diplomacy to have a chance. With questions swirling about how ...
  • COVID-19: How Political Leaders Functioned as Superspreaders
    2021-02-15 21:57:57 UTC

    <p>Publisher: <a href="https://www.glogat.com/fb_4142805249079952">Poone Bakhtiary</a></p><p><img src="https://glogatmedia.s3.us-west-1.amazonaws.com/storage/uploads/blogs/preview/_700_8d8f6bfabac3a62373d55c32f68689fc.jpg" class="fr-fic fr-dii"></p><h2>Anatomy of a conspiracy: With COVID, China took leading role</h2><p><br></p><p>BRUSS...
  • Iran’s FM Zarif Urges Washington to Return to Nuclear Deal
    2021-02-07 06:31:20 UTC

    DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran’s foreign minister urged Washington to act fast to return to the 2015 nuclear accord, pointing out that legislation passed by parliament forces the government to harden its nuclear stance if U.S. sanctions are not eased by Feb. 21. Mohammad Javad Zarif also referred to elections in Iran in June. If a hardline ...
  • US Ends Support of 5 Years Saudi-Led Offensive in Yemen
    2021-02-05 19:06:48 UTC

    President Joe Biden announced Thursday the United States was ending support for a grinding five-year Saudi-led military offensive in Yemen that has deepened suffering in the Arabian peninsula’s poorest country, calling the move part of restoring a U.S. emphasis on diplomacy, democracy and human rights. “The war has created a humanit...
  • Find Out How Life Insurance Can Protect Your Family
    2021-01-28 00:24:08 UTC

    <p>Did you know that 41 percent of all life insurance purchases are event-related? For many of us, life insurance never crosses our minds until we marry, or buy a house or start our own business. While the trigger events are varied, the need &mdash; life insurance &mdash; is the same. Here are five events that commonly increase a perso...
  • Iran Threatens to Expel UN Nuclear Inspectors, Urges Sanctions Relief
    2021-01-10 01:37:02 UTC

    DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran will expel United Nations nuclear watchdog inspectors unless U.S. sanctions are lifted by a Feb. 21 deadline set by the hardline-dominated parliament, a lawmaker said on Saturday. Parliament passed a law in November that obliges the government to halt inspections of its nuclear sites by the International Atomi...
  • Studies: Vitamin D, Zinc, Quercetin Could Prevent and Treat COVID-19
    2020-12-28 19:25:25 UTC

    Should you have your vitamin D levels checked? Is taking a supplement enough to protect yourself, or at least to lower your chance of getting COVID-19? Studies reveals nine out of 10 COVID-19 deaths could have been prevented if people had adequate Vitamin D levels. Based on studies, it’s reasonable for children and adults to take an ad...
  • A New Social Media Platform With Incredible Features
    2021-01-10 19:02:05 UTC

    <p><a href="https://glogat.com/signup" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong>Glogat is a free social media platform</strong></a> that not only offers a way to stay connected globally, but also provides a number of useful features, such as blogging, video calls, livestreaming and sections to create news, videos and business ...
  • US Imposes Sanctions on Turkey over Russian S-400 Air Defence Missile Systems
    2020-12-14 20:48:59 UTC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday imposed sanctions on its NATO ally Turkey over its purchase of a Russian air defense system, in a striking move against a longtime partner that sets the stage for further confrontation between the two nations as President-elect Joe Biden prepares to take office. The extraordinary ...
  • Iran's Parliament Steps Up Pressure on Europe over Sanctions Targeting Banking, Oil
    2020-12-01 16:04:14 UTC

    <p>TEHRAN, Iran (AP) &mdash; Iran&rsquo;s parliament on Tuesday approved a bill that would suspend U.N. inspections of its nuclear facilities and require the government to boost its uranium enrichment if European signatories to the 2015 nuclear deal do not provide relief from oil and banking sanctions.</p><p>The vote to approve the bil...
  • Iran Says Israel Killed Scientist with Remote-Controlled Machine Gun
    2020-11-30 16:15:52 UTC

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A top Iranian security official on Monday accused Israel of using “electronic devices” to remotely kill a scientist who founded the Islamic Republic’s military nuclear program in the 2000s. Ali Shamkhani, the secretary of the country’s Supreme National Security Council, made the comment at the funeral for Mohsen...
  • Tehran Vows Revenge Over Slain Scientist
    2020-11-28 15:58:26 UTC

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s supreme leader on Saturday demanded the “definitive punishment” of those behind the killing of a scientist who led Tehran’s disbanded military nuclear program, as the Islamic Republic blamed Israel for a slaying that has raised fears of reignited tensions across the Middle East. After years of being in the...
  • Putin Offered Bounties to Taliban for Killing US Troops in Afghanistan
    2020-06-28 00:13:27 UTC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden attacked President Donald Trump on Saturday over a report that he said, if true, contains a “truly shocking revelation” about the commander in chief and his failure to protect U.S. troops in Afghanistan and stand up to Russia. The New York Times reported Friday that American intelligence officials conclud...
  • Black Lives Matter - The Moment to Change the World Is Right Now
    2020-06-09 00:56:29 UTC

    LONDON (AP) — Just like coronavirus, racism pays no attention to borders. Across the world, people representing a broad spectrum of society have marched as one to protest racial injustice and police brutality at home and abroad. Despite the risks posed by possibly the biggest public health hazard in a century, they still put th...
  • Coronavirus: Wild Animals Move Into Cities and Air Cleans Up
    2020-04-22 06:47:38 UTC

    <p>An unplanned grand experiment is changing Earth.</p><p>As people across the globe stay home to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, the air has cleaned up, albeit temporarily. Smog stopped choking New Delhi, one of the most polluted cities in the world, and India&rsquo;s getting views of sights not visible in decades. Nitrogen di...
  • Rouhani: Iran's Government to Weigh Economic Concerns as It Takes Measures to Contain Pandemic
    2020-03-30 00:01:41 UTC

    <p>TEHRAN, Iran (AP) &mdash; Iran&rsquo;s president on Sunday lashed out at criticism of authorities&rsquo; lagging response to the worst coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East, saying the government has to weigh economic concerns as it takes measures to contain the pandemic.</p><p>Iran&rsquo;s President Hassan Rouhani said authoritie...
  • IMF: Global Economy Has Entered Recession, Worse Than 2008 Downturn
    2020-03-27 23:26:50 UTC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the International Monetary Fund said Friday it is clear that the global economy has now entered a recession that could be as bad or worse than the 2009 downturn. IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said the 189-nation lending agency was forecasting a recovery in 2021, saying it could be a “sizabl...
  • Coronavirus: Half-Million Infected Worldwide
    2020-03-26 16:49:08 UTC

    The number of coronavirus infections closed in on a half-million worldwide Thursday, with both Italy and the U.S. on track to surpass China, and a record-shattering 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits in a single week in a stark demonstration of the damage to the world’s biggest economy. Health care systems in Eu...
  • Coronavirus Cases Top 220,000 Worldwide - 9,000 Dies
    2020-03-18 23:20:08 UTC

    BERLIN (AP) — Desperate travelers choked European border crossings on Wednesday after nations implemented strict controls in an attempt to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, creating traffic jams miles long and slowing the passage of trucks carrying critical supplies. The number of people infected worldwide crested the 220,000 ...
  • Iraq: US Strikes Kill 5 Security Forces, 1 Civilian
    2020-03-13 17:19:23 UTC

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s military said five security force members and a civilian were killed early Friday in a barrage of U.S. airstrikes launched hours after a rocket attack killed and wounded American and British servicemen at a base north of Baghdad. An Iran-backed Shiite militia group vowed to exact revenge for the U.S. strikes, p...
  • World Health Organization Declares Coronavirus Crisis Is Now a Pandemic
    2020-03-11 16:52:06 UTC

    <p>ROME (AP) &mdash; Expressing increasing alarm about mounting infections, the World Health Organization declared Wednesday that the global coronavirus crisis is now a pandemic.</p><p>Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who heads the U.N. agency, said the WHO is &ldquo;deeply concerned by the alarming levels of spread and severity&rdquo; of t...
  • US Began Withdrawing Troops From Afghanistan
    2020-03-10 16:53:42 UTC

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The United States began withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, the U.S. military said Tuesday, taking a step forward on its peace deal with the Taliban while also praising Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s promise to start releasing Taliban prisoners after he had delayed for over a week. The U.S.-Taliban deal s...
  • Coronavirus Fuels Dramatic Fall in Oil Price
    2020-03-09 01:49:08 UTC

    <p>NEW YORK (AP) &mdash; Oil prices are plunging as a dispute among producers could lead a global economy weakened by COVID-19 to be awash in an oversupply of crude.</p><p>Brent crude, the international standard, lost $9.50, or 20.1%, to $35.77 per barrel, as of 7:58 p.m. Eastern time on Sunday after earlier touching its lowest price s...