Hamas and Fatah representatives met in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, to discuss the formation of a Palestinian unity government.
Iranian officials have reportedly told a top British newspaper that Tehran and its ally Syrian President Bashar Assad have won the over three-year war between Damascus and opposition forces. Senior Iranian political figures have said the West’s strategy to support rebel groups opposed to the Syrian regime has failed and backfired, the Guardian reported […]
Denmark’s foreign minister on Tuesday urged Syria to give up the last of its chemical weapons agents within days to meet a June 30 deadline for completely ridding the war-torn country of its lethal stockpile. Martin Lidegaard said there are “serious security problems” concerning the last 16 containers, some of which have agents used […]
Negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program will result in a good deal for the world or no deal at all, senior US and French officials assured separate American Jewish audiences on Monday in Washington. At a gala marking Israel’s independence, National Security Advisor Susan Rice, flanked by Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer […]
FEW issues have vexed diplomats more in recent years than Iran’s controversial nuclear programme. But as negotiators from the Islamic Republic and the P5+1 group (comprising the permanent members of the UN Security Council along with Germany) resume their talks in Vienna on May 13th, the mood is relatively upbeat. A breakthrough deal reached last […]
Israel’s former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced on Tuesday to six years in prison for his role in wide-ranging bribery case, capping a stunning fall from grace for one of the most powerful men in the country. The Tel Aviv district court handed down the punishment in the Jerusalem real estate scandal case […]
Iran claims to have successfully copied a U.S. drone it captured in December 2011, with state television broadcasting – and even the country’s supreme leader tweeting – images of the replicated aircraft. Tehran captured the US RQ-170 Sentinel in 2011 while it was in its airspace, reportedly on a mission to spy on the […]
President Shimon Peres commented on the jail sentence handed down to former prime minister Ehud Olmert Tuesday for his role in the Holyland corruption affair, saying that at a personal level it was a sad day, but praised the legal system. His comments were echoed by Finance Minister Yair Lapid, Opposition Chairman Isaac Herzog, […]