Merkel: Tensions between Iran and Israel "is truly about war and peace"
2018-05-10 19:44:33 UTC
BERLIN/PARIS (Reuters) - France and Germany on Thursday urged Israel and Iran to exercise restraint and avoid further escalation of hostilities in the Middle East after the heaviest military exchange ever between the two regional adversaries.
Israel said it had attacked nearly all of Iranâ€™s ...
Iran-Israel Proxy War Heats Up in Syria
2018-05-10 05:37:50 UTC
AP — The Israeli army says air raid sirens have sounded in the Golan Heights.
The sirens went off shortly after the Syrian state news agency and activists reported rocket fire from Israel into southern Syrian just before midnight Wednesday.
The Israeli army says it is investigating and has ...
European Powers Regret Trump's Decision on Iran
2018-05-08 19:22:15 UTC
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Israel praised President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal, while Washington’s allies in Europe expressed regret over the decision and said they would to try keep the pact alive.
“The European Union is determined to preserve it,...
Iran plans to respond to any move by US on nuclear agreement
2018-05-06 16:00:21 UTC
(Reuters) - President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday Iran had plans to respond to any move by U.S. President Donald Trump on the 2015 nuclear agreement and the United States would regret a decision to exit the accord.
Trump says that unless European allies rectify “flaws” in Tehran’s deal with ...
Emmanuel Macron unsure whether US will stick to Iran deal
2018-05-02 06:08:29 UTC
SYDNEY (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday said he did not know whether U.S. President Donald Trump would stick to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal that many in the West see as the best hope of preventing Tehran from getting a nuclear bomb.
Macron, followed by German Chancellor...
European powers seek to save Iran nuclear agreement
2018-04-29 18:02:16 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - The leaders of Britain, France and Germany have agreed the Iran nuclear deal is the best way of stopping Tehran from gaining nuclear weapons, British Prime Minister Theresa May’s office said in a statement on Sunday.
May had phone calls with French President Emmanuel Macron ...
US, UK, France launch strikes on Syria
2018-04-14 07:28:05 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - US, UK and France pounded Syria with air strikes early on Saturday in response to a poison gas attack that killed dozens of people last week, in the biggest intervention by Western powers against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Missile strikes against Syria on Saturday...
Trump warns Russia: Nice and smart missiles are coming
2018-04-11 18:17:11 UTC
WASHINGTON/BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump warned Russia on Wednesday of imminent military action in Syria over a suspected poison gas attack, declaring that missiles “will be coming” and lambasting Moscow for standing by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Trump was reacting to...
Russia threatens to shoot down US missiles, target launch sites
2018-04-11 10:42:05 UTC
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Russia has warned that any U.S. missiles fired at Syria over a suspected chemical weapons attack on a rebel enclave would be shot down and the launch sites targeted, raising the possibility of a U.S.-Russian confrontation.
Issuing the warning on Tuesday evening, the Russian ...
Kurdish-led SDF and Iraqi government could mount joint operations against ISIS
2018-04-04 18:48:34 UTC
BEIRUT (Reuters) - A top Syrian Kurdish politician suggested on Wednesday that the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the Iraqi government could mount joint operations against Islamic State in the area on the border of the two countries.
Aldar Xelil warned of a jihadist revival in ...
Gathering for 'right of return for Palestinian refugees' — Israeli forces kill 15 Palestinians
2018-03-31 23:18:16 UTC
Thousands in Gaza Strip attend mass demonstration calling for the return of Palestinian refugees.
GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli troops shot and wounded about 70 Palestinians among crowds demonstrating at the Gaza-Israel border on Saturday, health officials said, after one of the deadliest days ...
Trump wants US out of Syria, Pentagon has no idea what he’s talking about
2018-03-31 05:29:43 UTC
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has told advisers he wants an early exit of U.S. troops from Syria, two senior administration officials said on Friday, a stance that may put him at odds with U.S. military officials who see the fight against Islamic State as nowhere near c...
Zuckerberg: We made mistakes allowing Cambridge Analytica to take users' data
2018-03-21 21:56:42 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc (FB.O) Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Wednesday that the social media company made mistakes that allowed data about users to end up with the analytics firm Cambridge Analytica and said the company would make changes.
Zuckerberg, in his first comm...
Israel confirms it bombed Syrian 'nuclear site' in 2007
2018-03-21 07:24:50 UTC
JERUSALEM, March 21 (Reuters) - Israel for the first time confirmed that it bombed a suspected Syrian nuclear reactor in 2007, saying on Wednesday that the strike removed a major threat to Israel and the region and was a “message” to others.
The first public acknowledgement by Israel that its ...
Turkish Aggressors Captured Syrian Town of Afrin From Kurds
2018-03-19 07:18:55 UTC
ISTANBUL/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkish forces and their Syrian rebel allies swept into the northwestern Syrian town of Afrin on Sunday, raising their flags in the town center and declaring full control after an eight-week campaign to drive out Kurdish YPG forces.
A spokesman for the rebel fighter...
Germany, France and UK propose fresh sanctions on Iran
2018-03-16 19:18:56 UTC
BRUSSELS/PARIS (Reuters) - Germany, France and Britain have proposed fresh EU sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missiles and its role in Syria’s war, according to a confidential document, in a bid to persuade Washington to preserve the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran.
The joint paper, seen by...
Turkish troops and allied rebels reached outskirts of Kurdish enclave of Afrin
2018-03-11 04:11:21 UTC
A family walks past a tank belonging to the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army rebels after the capture of Khaldieh village in the east of Syria's Afrin region on March 10, 2018. Khalil Ashawi / Reuters
Turkish forces and allied Syrian rebels reached the outskirts of Afrin in north-west Syri...
Palestinian teen killed during clashes with Israeli army
2018-03-10 22:40:45 UTC
NABLUS, West Bank - A Palestinian was shot and killed on Saturday in what began as a clash between Palestinians and Israeli settlers of Yitzhar in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian health officials said.
The Israeli military said soldiers arrived at the scene and “used riot dispersal means...
Turkey’s war on Kurds forces YPG to give up fight against IS
2018-03-09 07:50:54 UTC
BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey’s war on a Syrian Kurdish militia (YPG) that is closely aligned with the United States is forcing the group to give up positions against Islamic State militants in the Syrian desert to defend against the advancing Turkish troops.
Ankara’s go-it-alone campaign against the K...
France wants "to keep a cultural relationship" with Iran
2018-03-05 17:07:51 UTC
TEHRAN (Reuters) - After a day of tough talking in Tehran on Monday, France’s foreign minister and one of Iran’s vice presidents ambled through the halls of the National Museum of Iran to admire a collection of artworks on loan from the Louvre in Paris.
Relations between Iran and France have g...
Israeli police questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
2018-03-02 09:31:31 UTC
Israeli police have already arrested two people close to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for allegedly promoting regulations for Israel's largest telecommunications company. Netanyahu is also a suspect in two other graft probes.
Israeli police questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and...
Gaza fisherman died after Israeli navy fired on his boat
2018-02-26 18:38:06 UTC
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A Palestinian from the Gaza Strip died on Sunday after the Israeli navy fired on the boat he and two others were sailing in, a military spokeswoman said.
The navy opened fire after the boat ignored warnings and strayed from a permitted fishing area in the northern Gaza St...
UN votes unanimously for month-long ceasefire in Syria
2018-02-25 09:54:46 UTC
BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian capital and its embattled eastern suburbs were relatively calm on Sunday, following the U.N. Security Council’s unanimous approval of a resolution demanding a 30-day cease-fire across Syria, opposition activists and residents of Damascus said.
The activists reported fe...
U.N. Urges Iran to Stop 'Surge' of Juvenile Executions
2018-02-17 01:27:21 UTC
The UN human rights office has said Iran is the worst in the world when it comes to sentencing minors to death — a crime under international law. Three minors were executed in January, and 80 more remain on death row.
Mahboubeh Mofidi was 13 years old when she married her husband. Three years ...
Netanyahu faces corruption and breach of trust charges
2018-02-14 16:36:57 UTC
How is the Israeli prime minister linked to an allegedly corrupt deal with German steel producer ThyssenKrupp?
One is Israel's long-serving prime minister, the other is one of Germany's biggest industrial corporations, and now the two have been caught up in one of the scandals that could yet b...