Next Middle East War Is Most Likely to Start In These Places, According to New Report

Next Middle East War Is Most Likely to Start In These Places, According to New Report

Escalating violence in two nations may threaten to plunge the already restive Middle East into a deeper conflict involving regional and international powers, according to the latest report by a leading monitor. The Belgium-based International Crisis Group describes its “U.S.-Iran Trigger List” as “an early-warning platform to monitor, analyze and provide regular updates on key and increasingly flashpoints between […]

Israel reverses ban on Indonesia tourists

Israel reverses ban on Indonesia tourists

Israel today reversed a ban on Indonesian passport holders, according to the Israeli Foreign Ministry. In a statement, the ministry said the move followed contacts between Israeli authorities and “international channels”. According to the statement, restrictions on visits by Israeli nationals to Indonesia have also been lifted. On 9 June, Israel barred Indonesian passport holders […]

Yemenis in Hodeidah cool under pressure, despite approaching storm

Yemenis in Hodeidah cool under pressure, despite approaching storm

A street vendor sells vegetables in the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah, Yemen, on 14 June 2018. (Reuters) TAIZ, Yemen – The sounds of air strikes, explosions and artillery have moved closer and closer towards Hodeidah city in recent days. Residents of Hodeidah’s outskirts, which have witnessed intense battles as pro-Yemeni government forces close […]

Tehran's traders go on strike in protest against economic situation

Tehran's traders go on strike in protest against economic situation

Traders in Tehran’s Grand Bazaar protest against the deteriorating economic situation, Monday. The Iranian Fars News Agency described this protest as peaceful though several sources stated that Iranian police forces were deployed. Some traders, particularly wholesale merchants, asserted fluctuations in the exchange rate had greatly affected them in terms of values of both imported and […]

Iraq: Partial recount of votes to be held in Baghdad

Iraq: Partial recount of votes to be held in Baghdad

A committee of judges tasked with running Iraq’s High Electoral Commission said yesterday that votes will be recounted only in the areas where allegations of fraud have been made in official reports, Reuters reported. Ballot boxes for the areas in question will be transferred to Baghdad where UN representatives will oversee the manual recount, the […]

Breaking: Turkey's Erdogan wins majority in elections

Breaking: Turkey's Erdogan wins majority in elections

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has won more than half the votes in Sunday’s presidential election after 97.2 percent of votes have been counted, the head of Turkey’s High Electoral Board (YSK) said. Read: Western media go anti-Turkey and Erdogan before polls Speaking at the YSK headquarters in Ankara after presidential and parliamentary elections, Sadi Guven also […]

Turkey: Elderly, sick cast votes in mobile ballot boxes

Turkey: Elderly, sick cast votes in mobile ballot boxes

The elderly and sick who could not make it to polling stations got a chance to vote at home for the first time in Turkish election history. For the presidential and parliamentary election on Sunday, 17,258 voters registered for services of mobile ballot boxes, after complying with requirements of the Supreme Election Council. The voters had […]

Abe plannning to visit Europe, Middle East in July

Abe plannning to visit Europe, Middle East in July

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is planning to visit Belgium, France and Middle Eastern countries next month, depending on the schedule of the ongoing Diet session. In Belgium, Abe plans to attend a signing ceremony of the Economic Partnership Agreement with the European Union. The EPA would account for nearly 30 percent of global GDP. […]

Syrian forces press southwest assault, defying US

Syrian forces press southwest assault, defying US

Syrian government forces shell rebel-held neighbourhood in Daraa earlier this month (AFP) Syrian government helicopters dropped barrel bombs on opposition areas in the southwest on Friday for the first time in a year, a war monitor and rebel officials said, in defiance of US demands that President Bashar al-Assad halt the assault. Assad has sworn […]

Gaza protesters mark 'Friday of the Wounded'

Gaza protesters mark 'Friday of the Wounded'

Thousands of Palestinian demonstrators have been wounded by live bullets, many in the lower limbs (MEE/Mohammed al-Hajjar) Palestinians once again showed up to demonstrations in the Gaza Strip for what had been officially designated as “Friday of the Wounded”, marking 85 days since the beginning of the Great March of Return. The Gaza health ministry […]

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