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Gaza situation ‘very explosive’: Israeli army chief

Gaza situation ‘very explosive’: Israeli army chief

Israeli Army Chief of Staff Lieutenant General, Gadi Eisenkot has described the situation in the Gaza Strip as "very explosive".  "The situation there [Gaza Strip] is very explosive,” Eisenkot told the Israeli Broadcast Authority.  “Israel is also ready for the possibility...

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Pompeo to cut short Middle East tour to attend funeral

Pompeo to cut short Middle East tour to attend funeral

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will cut short his Middle East tour and head home early to attend a family funeral, an official said on Monday. "Secretary Pompeo will return to the United States after his meetings in Muscat, Oman," State Department deputy spokesman Robert Palladino said...

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Palestinian dies after Israel border clashes: Gaza ministry

Palestinian dies after Israel border clashes: Gaza ministry

A Palestinian teenager succumbed to his wounds on Monday three days after being shot by Israeli forces during clashes on the Gaza border, the health ministry in the coastal enclave said. In a statement, health ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said Abdul Raouf Salha, 14, "died as a...

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Trump warns Turkey faces 'economic devastation' if Kurds attacked

Trump warns Turkey faces 'economic devastation' if Kurds attacked

President Donald Trump warned Turkey on Sunday of economic devastation if it attacks Kurdish forces in the wake of the US troop pullout from Syria, while also urging the Kurds not to "provoke" Ankara. Trump took to Twitter to reveal some of his latest thoughts in the slow drip-drip of...

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Saudi crown prince to ink oil refinery deal in Pakistan

Saudi crown prince to ink oil refinery deal in Pakistan

Saudi Minister for Petroleum and Energy Khalid Bin Abdul Aziz confirmed that his country will establish an oil refinery in Pakistan's southwestern strategic port city of Gwadar at a cost of $10 billion, local media reported on Sunday. The agreement is likely to be signed during a proposed...

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Palestinian wounded by Israeli fire dies: Gaza ministry

Palestinian wounded by Israeli fire dies: Gaza ministry

 A Palestinian wounded by Israeli fire during Gaza border protests and   clashes three weeks ago has died from his wounds, the health ministry in the Hamas-run enclave said Sunday. Anwar Quday, 33, was wounded in the neck east of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip, said...

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Israeli energy minister on rare visit to Egypt

Israeli energy minister on rare visit to Egypt

Israel's Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz arrived in Cairo on Sunday to  attend a natural gas conference in a rare visit to Egypt by an Israeli official, airport sources said. Jordan and Egypt are the only two Arab states to have full diplomatic ties with Israel, but the relations remain...

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1 civilian killed in regime attacks in Idlib

1 civilian killed in regime attacks in Idlib

At least one civilian was killed on Sunday in attacks by the Syrian regime  and pro-regime terrorist groups in Syria's northwestern Idlib de-escalation zone. The regime and Iranian-backed terrorist groups have been firing artillery into the villages which are situated inside the...

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Egypt extends state of emergency for another 3 months

Egypt extends state of emergency for another 3 months

Egyptian parliament on Sunday approved a presidential decree to extend the nationwide state of emergency for another three months, according to the official gazette. This is the seventh time the state of emergency is being renewed for three months since April 2017. The decision will be...

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Iran foreign minister in Baghdad for talks

Iran foreign minister in Baghdad for talks

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with his Iraqi counterpart in Baghdad on Sunday for wide-ranging talks, including on US sanctions against Tehran. The visit came just days after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a surprise stop on his regional tour to urge Iraq to...

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Hamas blames Israel for Gaza escalation

Hamas blames Israel for Gaza escalation

Palestinan resistance group Hamas has held Israel responsible for the ongoing escalation in the blockaded Gaza Strip.   "The Israeli occupation bears the consequences of continuing commit its ‘follies’ against peaceful protesters and deliberately killing them in cold blood as...

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Turkish jets 'neutralize' at least 3 Kurdish militants in N. Iraq

Turkish jets 'neutralize' at least 3 Kurdish militants in N. Iraq

 At  least three PKK militants were neutralized in northern Iraq, the Turkish  Ministry announced on Sunday. Turkish authorities often use the word "neutralized" in their statements to imply that the terrorists in question either surrendered or were killed or...

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Israeli PM admits attacking Iranian targets in Syria

Israeli PM admits attacking Iranian targets in Syria

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has admitted attacks on Iranian and Hezbollah positions in Syrian capital Damascus.  “The Israel Defense Forces has attacked hundreds of Iranian and Hezbollah targets,” Netanyahu said during a weekly government meeting on...

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Tehran summons Polish envoy over anti-Iran summit

Tehran summons Polish envoy over anti-Iran summit

The Iranian Foreign Ministry on Sunday summoned the Polish Charges D'Affairs, Wojciech Unolt, to protest an Iran-focused conference in Warsaw next month.   In a statement, the ministry said it lodged an official protest with Warsaw for hosting the event. On Friday, U.S....

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Israel retaliates after rocket fired into Gaza: army

Israel retaliates after rocket fired into Gaza: army

Palestinian fighters in the Gaza Strip fired a rocket at Israel late Saturday, Israel's army said, prompting retaliatory strikes on the enclave's rulers Hamas as tensions rose after another day of border protests. "Earlier tonight, a rocket was launched from Gaza towards Israeli...

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Egypt says its security forces killed 6 militants

Egypt says its security forces killed 6 militants

Egypt's Interior Ministry said security forces have killed six Islamist militants in a raid on their desert hideout south of Cairo. It said the militants killed in the early Saturday raid were hiding in an area between the southern provinces of Sohag and Assiut. The militants were...

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Israeli PM invited to anti-Iran summit in Poland

Israeli PM invited to anti-Iran summit in Poland

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been invited to participate in an Iran-focused conference in Poland, according to Israeli media.  Israeli Channel 10 said Netanyahu received an invitation two weeks ago to attend the meeting, but he has not announced whether he is going...

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Palestinians mourn woman killed by Israeli fire at protest

Palestinians mourn woman killed by Israeli fire at protest

Hundreds of Palestinians gathered Saturday for the funeral of a woman killed by Israeli forces at a protest near the perimeter fence, this year's first fatality from the weekly mass demonstrations. Amal al-Taramsi, a 43-year-old activist who had regularly attended the protests, was shot...

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