UN: Yemen gearing-up for 'overall political solution'

UN: Yemen gearing-up for 'overall political solution'

The Houthis have agreed, along with the Yemen government, to provide the UN operational responsibility for the Hudaydah port and to negotiate over the Yemen civil war, the UN revealed in an interview. “It was clear to me that the issue of Hudaydah is intrinsically tied up with the restart of political negotiations,” Martin Griffiths, […]

Haftar's forces say they have captured Libyan city of Derna

Haftar's forces say they have captured Libyan city of Derna

Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar declared victory on Thursday against rivals including local fighters and Islamists in the city of Derna, the last bastion of opposition against him in the east of the country, Reuters reports. Taking Derna, a city of 125,000 about 265 km (165 miles) west of Libya’s border with Egypt, marks an important step […]

Prince William visits holy sites in Jerusalem during historic Middle East tour

Prince William visits holy sites in Jerusalem during historic Middle East tour

June 28th, 2018 Prince William, who is wrapping up his historic trip to the Middle East this week, travelled to several religious sites, including Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque and the Western Wall, where he was photographed taking a moment for silent reflection. This comes after William met with several Israeli leaders this week and shook hands […]

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 […]

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