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Khamenei: Nuclear deal will collapse if sanctions are not lifted

Khamenei: Nuclear deal will collapse if sanctions are not lifted

Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said the sanctions imposed on his country must be completely lifted, not suspended or frozen, warning that the nuclear agreement will collapse if they remain. Read more

Israel grants settlements $170 million

Israel grants settlements $170 million

According to Israel’s Haaretz newspaper, the Israeli government has recently decided to erase $24 million in debt owed by settlements in the West Bank and occupied Golan Heights. These debts have been accumulating since 2011. The government had also decided to erase settlement debts amounting to $146 million, which ha... Read more

Europe must help refugees, but America has plenty of room to spare

Europe must help refugees, but America has plenty of room to spare

Europe is guided by buffoons, bigots and bumblers. That's all I can conclude from the refugee crisis. It has taken a photograph of a dead child on a beach, rather than the hundreds of dead children who went before, to rouse the consciousness of the continent. Read more

Palestinians in Sweden go hungry for their rights

Palestinians in Sweden go hungry for their rights

Stateless Palestinians like Aaed Al-Shalabi have been stuck in a legal limbo in Sweden for 17 months without signs of a resolution. He fled his home in Baghdad, Iraq, together with his wife in 2011, leaving behind his life and job as a mechanical engineer. Read more

Ban Ki-Moon agrees to international inspection regime for trade imports to Yemen

Ban Ki-Moon agrees to international inspection regime for trade imports to Yemen

UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric announced yesterday that Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has agreed to set up a “UN Verification and Inspection Mission (UNVIM)” in order to allow more commercial imports into Yemen. Read more

Russian president slams West's policies in Middle east

Russian president slams West's policies in Middle east

Russian President Vladimir Putin criticized Western countries for their policies in the Middle East and North Africa on Friday. Read more

Washington: We are monitoring reports of Russian military intervention in Syria

Washington: We are monitoring reports of Russian military intervention in Syria

The US is closely monitoring reports that Russia is sending military troops and fighter jets to Syria, warning that supporting Assad’s regime is “both destabilizing and counterproductive”, a White House spokesperson said yesterday. Read more

Iraqi official: International coalition provides Anbar tribesmen with US-made weapons

Iraqi official: International coalition provides Anbar tribesmen with US-made weapons

The international coalition has distributed US-made weapons to tribesmen in Anbar province in preparation for their battle against the Islamic State, an Iraqi official has said. Read more

Abadi makes 90% cuts in the number of guards for officials

Abadi makes 90% cuts in the number of guards for officials

The number of guards charged with protecting officials will be cut by 90 per cent, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi announced yesterday. Read more

Erekat and Meshaal to meet in Qatar to discuss PNC meeting

Erekat and Meshaal to meet in Qatar to discuss PNC meeting

The secretary of the PLO’s Executive Committee, Saeb Erekat is to meet the head of Hamas’ Political Bureau, Khaled Meshaal in the Qatari capital of Doha, a senior Palestinian official has revealed. Read more

Hamas: PA and Israel are behind anti-Hamas Daesh video

Hamas: PA and Israel are behind anti-Hamas Daesh video

The Palestinian Authority and Israeli intelligence services are behind messages in which Daesh members make threats against Hamas and accuse it of blasphemy, a senior Hamas leader has said. Read more

Tunisia tourism minister says country lost one million tourists this year

Tunisia tourism minister says country lost one million tourists this year

Tunisia’s Minister of Tourism Salma Lummi said on Thursday that the number of tourists who visited the country this year up to the end of August reached nearly 3 million tourists, registering a decline of one million tourists compared to the same period of 2014. Read more

Hamas: Israel foiled Blair's efforts to consolidate the ceasefire

Hamas: Israel foiled Blair's efforts to consolidate the ceasefire

Israel is to blame for the failure of former Middle East Peace Envoy Tony Blair’s attempts to consolidate the ceasefire agreement between Hamas and Tel Aviv, a member of the Palestinian resistance movement said. Read more

Pentagon: 4 US, 2 international peacekeepers injured by IED in Sinai

Pentagon: 4 US, 2 international peacekeepers injured by IED in Sinai

Four Americans and two international peacekeepers have been injured in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula by an improvised bomb, the Pentagon said Thursday. Read more

Refugees’ plight exposes the moral degeneration of modern politics

Refugees’ plight exposes the moral degeneration of modern politics

David Cameron’s hard-line refusal to take more refugees from the Middle East is dismaying, especially after the distressing image of a lifeless Syrian child, refused asylum by Canada and washed up on a Turkish tourist beach captured global attention. Thousands of people are calling for Britain to do more. Read more

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