Middle East

  • Iran joins Brazil, Russia in 2018 World Cup
    Iran_joins_brazil__russia_in_2018_world_cup 2017-06-12 20:24:49 UTC
    <blockquote>TEHRAN — It's celebration time for Iranian football fans worldwide! Team Melli secure qualification to Russia 2018 with a 2-0 victory over Uzbekistan. Sardar Azmoun and Mehdi Taremi with the goals for Carlos Queiroz's side at the Azadi Stadium in Tehran. <hr> <img alt="Full-time-_ir...

  • Iran cuts oil to Spain ahead of nuclear talks
    Oil_2144577b 2012-04-10 20:34:28 UTC
    DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran has cut oil exports to Spain and may halt sales to Germany and Italy, Iran's English-language state television reported on Tuesday, in an apparent move to strengthen its position ahead of crucial talks with world powers later this week. Iran has played a tit-for-tat game...

  • Islamists fight army in central, south Yemen, 21 killed
    Afp-479 2012-04-10 18:39:33 UTC
    SANAA (Reuters) - At least 21 people were killed in Yemen on Tuesday in renewed fighting between troops and al Qaeda-linked militants in the southern city of Lawdar and a militant attack on a checkpoint in central Maarib province, officials and residents said. Eight soldiers and five militants...

  • Syrian troops on offensive on deadline day
    6432443.bin 2012-04-10 01:15:40 UTC
    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian troops shelled villages, fired across frontiers and were accused of massacres in the hours before a deadline on Tuesday that many doubt can usher in a U.N.-brokered ceasefire and halt a 13-month slide into all-out civil war. Diplomats trying to contain a crisis that h...

  • Iraqi government demands Kurdistan to hand over control of airports
    Iraqi_government_demands_kurdistan_to_hand_over_control_of_airports 2017-09-26 17:52:59 UTC
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The Iraqi government gave the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) until Friday 3:00 p.m (1200 GMT) to hand over control of its airports in order to avoid an international air embargo, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said, according to state TV. The measure is meant as a reta...

  • U.S. dismisses Syrian demand for written guarantees
    Usa-_syria 2012-04-09 19:19:26 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Monday dismissed Syrian demands for written guarantees that rebels would lay down arms as a stalling tactic and voiced outrage at reports Syria attacked refugees inside Turkey. Syria was to have started pulling troops out of towns and cities by Tuesd...

  • Iran warns US and calls for investigation of chemical attack in Syria
    Iran_warns_us_and_calls_for_investigation_of_chemical_attack_in_syria 2017-04-08 17:22:02 UTC
    Tehran — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned that U.S. missile strikes risked escalating extremism in the region and called for an impartial probe of this week's suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria. Washington accused the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of the attack ...

  • Kurdish HDP opposition said the result of referendum unclear until appeal finalized
    Kurdish_hdp_opposition_said_the_result_of_referendum_unclear_until_appeal_finalized 2017-04-16 19:06:01 UTC
    Turkey's pro-Kurdish HDP opposition said on Sunday that the result of a referendum on granting sweeping powers to the president would remain unclear until its appeal to the High Electoral Board over vote irregularities was finalised. <h3><a href="http://www.global-gathering.com/news/17205">Tu...


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  • ISIS Militants Attacked Two Villages in Dibis, North of Kirkuk
    Isis_militants_attacked_two_villages_in_dibis__north_of_kirkuk 2017-10-17 20:22:02 UTC
    The move by the militants comes as Iraqi forces took control of Kirkuk after Peshmerga withdrew their forces. ISIS militants have attacked two villages in Dibis, north of Kirkuk, according to a Rudaw reporter. The two villages are Makha and Twelha. It is not clear whether Iraqi or Kurdi...

  • The "Barbaric" Turkish Strikes Against US-Backed YPG Fighters
    The_%22barbaric%22_turkish_strikes_against_us-backed_ypg_fighters 2017-04-25 16:02:06 UTC
    Syria — The air Turkish strikes in Syria targeted the YPG - a key component of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which are backed by the United States and have been closing in on ISIS the "Islamic State" bastion of Raqqa. The Turkish raids showed the challenges facing U.S.-led attempts to de...

  • West will soon have to accept nuclear Iran: Iran MP
    Buruj 2012-04-08 21:03:09 UTC
    DUBAI (Reuters) - A senior Iranian lawmaker warned Western powers they would soon have to accept the reality of the country's nuclear advances, Iran's state news agency reported late on Saturday, days before talks are set to re-open on its disputed nuclear programme. The head of the parliament...

  • U.S. soldier killed in Afghanistan during operations against ISIS
    U.s._soldier_killed_in_afghanistan_during_operations_against_isis 2017-04-08 19:11:34 UTC
    A U.S. soldier was killed while conducting operations against ISIS in Afghanistan late on Saturday, a U.S. military spokesman said in a message posted on Twitter. "The soldier was mortally wounded late Saturday during an operation in Nangarhar Province" in eastern Afghanistan, U.S. Navy Captai...

  • London Attacks: Two of the terrorists named by police
    Preview 2017-06-05 18:44:42 UTC
    One of the three attackers who killed seven people near London Bridge on Saturday night was previously investigated by British security services but had not been viewed as a serious threat, British police said on Monday. Khuram Shazad Butt, aged 27, was a British citizen born in Pakistan, who ...

  • Syrians need $70 mln of humanitarian aid: OIC
    Trump_ally_devin_nunes_under_fire_for_his_handling_of_russia_investigation 2012-04-07 19:50:06 UTC
    At least one million Syrians affected by violence need urgent humanitarian aid worth $70 million, said the head of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation on Saturday, AFP reported. A joint UN and OIC assessment mission that visited Syria has "found that there are... one million people affecte...

  • Stunning Images of Ramadan From Around the Globe
    Stunning_images_of_ramadan_from_around_the_globe 2020-04-30 19:44:18 UTC
    <p>Ramadan is usually a time of togetherness, with Muslims filling mosques for hours of prayer and sharing large, lavish meals with friends and neighbors after days of dawn-to-dusk fasting.</p><p>But as Associated Press images show, the coronavirus has forced Muslims around the world &mdash; from...

  • White House, Pentagon Discussing Military Options Against Assad
    White_house__pentagon_discussing_military_options_against_assad 2017-04-06 22:24:10 UTC
    By Phil Stewart | WASHINGTON — The Pentagon and the White House are in detailed discussions on military options to respond to a poison gas attack in Syria that killed scores of civilians, and which Washington has blamed on the Syrian government, a U.S. official said on Thursday. Those opti...

  • Iranian Protesters: The Jeannie Is Out Of The Bottle
    Iranian_protesters-_the_jeannie_is_out_of_the_bottle 2018-01-02 07:21:13 UTC
    <blockquote><h3> Demonstrations in a number of Iranian cities have taken an unexpected turn. Initially instigated by the clerics, they've been taken over by secular forces predominantly opposed to the mullahs’ regime.</h3>Be careful, Iranian Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri had said. Anyone who st...

  • Mike Flynn Seeks Immunity To Testify
    Michael_flynn_pleads_guilty__wants_cooperating_in_russia_probe 2017-03-31 03:01:29 UTC
    <blockquote><h2>Former national security adviser may know details of Russia ties</h2> <h3>President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn is reportedly willing to testify about the Trump team’s ties with Russia in exchange for immunity from prosecution.</h3> Flynn, w...

  • Romney criticizes Biden on consulate attack
    Rising_sea_levels_amid_hurricane_threats 2012-10-13 04:17:53 UTC
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Broadening his attack on administration foreign policy, Mitt Romney accused Vice President Joe Biden on Friday of "doubling down on denial" in a dispute over security at a diplomatic post in Libya that was overrun by terrorists who killed the U.S. ambassador and three other A...

  • EU sent inspectors to examine Spain deficit figures
    Gunfire_erupted_inside_a_packed_nightclub_in_cincinnati__ohio 2012-03-13 17:10:08 UTC
    Inspectors from the European Commission have been in Spain to evaluate its 2011 budget deficit after the numbers came in much higher than expected, the EU executive said on Friday. Spain said at the end of February that its budget deficit was 8.5 percent last year, far above the Commission's ex...

  • How the U.S. is using terrorists' smartphones and laptops to defeat them
    Michael_flynn_pleads_guilty__wants_cooperating_in_russia_probe 2018-02-04 04:58:15 UTC
    BETHESDA, Md. – Smartphones helped terror organizations grow and communicate. Now the devices are contributing to their downfall. In a nondescript, highly secured building in this Washington suburb, a group of U.S. government technicians and linguists are downloading massive amounts of data f...

  • "Bomb-like device" Found In Central Oslo, Suspect Arrested
    Rising_sea_levels_amid_hurricane_threats 2017-04-09 07:09:52 UTC
    Norwegian police set off a controlled explosion of a "bomb-like device" found in central Oslo on Saturday, a suspect is being held in custody, and the security police has overtaken the conduct of the investigation, authorities said. A Reuters reporter described a loud bang shortly after the ar...