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FIFA president says he won’t sanction Israel
28 May 2014 14:30

FIFA president says he won’t sanction Israel

FIFA president Sepp Blatter on Tuesday ruled out punitive action against Israel’s football association, after meeting Israeli and Palestinian leaders to try and end a bitter dispute. The Palestinians called last year for FIFA to suspend Israel from international football after Arab players were ...

 
Syria set to expel Jordan envoy in tit-for-tat move
27 May 2014 14:23

Syria set to expel Jordan envoy in tit-for-tat move

Syria is set to expel Jordan's charge d'affaires, in a tit-for-tat move hours after Amman gave the Syrian ambassador ۲۴ hours to leave the kingdom. This came after the Jordanian Foreign Ministry declared the Syrian Ambassador to Amman Bahjat Suleiman ‘persona non grata’. "In response ...

 
Western sanctions will have boomerang effect: Putin
23 May 2014 17:32

Western sanctions will have boomerang effect: Putin

President Vladimir Putin said on Friday sanctions imposed on Russia over the crisis in Ukraine would have a boomerang effect on the West. Criticising the United States, he said the vision of a "unipolar" world had failed and hailed European companies for taking a more "pragmatic"...

 
Turkish aid agency not to drop lawsuit against Israel
23 May 2014 17:26

Turkish aid agency not to drop lawsuit against Israel

A Turkish aid agency says it will reject any offer by Israel to pay compensation for launching a fatal attack on the agency’s Gaza-bound aid flotilla in ۲۰۱۰ in exchange for dropping a court case. On Thursday, Turkey’s Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) said it had gained information that ...

 
Erdogan thanks Israel for actions following mine disaster
21 May 2014 13:39

Erdogan thanks Israel for actions following mine disaster

Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday thanked Israel and Norway for canceling their national day receptions in Ankara in light of a mining disaster in Soma.“Some of them called our president [Abdullah Gul], some phoned the parliament speaker [Cemil Cicek] and shared in ...

 
Ex-Malaysia premier blames CIA over MH370
20 May 2014 18:09

Ex-Malaysia premier blames CIA over MH370

Malaysia’s former prime minister says the CIA spy agency is hiding crucial facts about the destiny of the missing Malaysian Airlines plane.Commenting on his personal weblog on Sunday, Mahathir Mohamad questioned crash scenario for the plane.He said CIA and the Boeing Company may be withholding ...

 
China summons US ambassador
20 May 2014 18:04

China summons US ambassador

China has summoned the US ambassador to Beijing over Washington’s indictment of Chinese military officers who the United States says were involved in economic cyber-espionage.China’s Assistant Foreign Minister Zheng Zeguang met US Ambassador to China Max Baucus on Monday after Washington ...

 
UK government tried to block torture files: Report
18 May 2014 16:24

UK government tried to block torture files: Report

The UK government has been trying to block US documents that could prove the administration of former British prime minister, Tony Blair, was complicit in ill-treatment of dozens of ‘terror suspects,’ a new report says. The Daily Mail published the report on Monday, stating that the UK government ...

 
Jordan allows Syrian embassy to host presidential polls
16 May 2014 16:43

Jordan allows Syrian embassy to host presidential polls

Jordan said on Thursday that it does not mind allowing Syrians living in it to cast ballots in their country's presidential election at the Syrian embassy in Amman.Syrian expatriates around the world were invited by the government of their country to go to Syrian embassies and consulates in other countries ...

 
Saudi blogger sentenced to 10 years in prison, 1,000 lashes
16 May 2014 16:11

Saudi blogger sentenced to 10 years in prison, 1,000 lashes

On May ۶, a Saudi court sentenced prominent activist Raif Badawi to ۱۰ years in prison and ۱,۰۰۰ lashes. He was accused of undermining general security and committing apostasy by creating the Free Saudi Liberals website for political and social debates. Amnesty International condemned Badawi’s ...

 
US official angers Israeli regime
10 May 2014 18:57

US official angers Israeli regime

The Israeli regime has expressed anger over remarks by a top US official who blamed its settlement expansion for failure of talks with the Palestinian Authority.An unnamed Israeli official on Friday said remarks by US Middle East envoy Martin Indyk amount to hypocrisy. “Indyk comes and blames ...

 
Ecuador says USAID must leave by end of September
10 May 2014 18:39

Ecuador says USAID must leave by end of September

Ecuador has called for the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to leave the country by the end of September.In a letter obtained by the Associated Press on Thursday, Ecuador’s government told the USAID that it “must not execute any new activity,” nor widen any existing projects ...

 
Israel
7 May 2014 16:36

Israel 'crossed red lines' in US spying: Newsweek report

Israel’s espionage activities in the United States have "crossed red lines," angering American intelligence officials, according to a new report. During confidential briefings in recent weeks, senior US intelligence officials have said that Israel's spying operations in the US "...

 
Egypt
7 May 2014 16:31

Egypt's Sisi says Erdoğan's gov't won't affect ties with Turks

Former Egyptian army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who is expected to win a presidential election this month, said in a television interview broadcast on Tuesday that the government of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will not affect ties with Turkey, claiming that Ankara "hurt Egypt."...

 
Pentagon says it cannot replace imported Russian rocket engines
3 May 2014 16:50

Pentagon says it cannot replace imported Russian rocket engines

The Pentagon cannot find a replacement for the Russian rocket engines it buys anytime soon, a senior official has revealed. The import of the engines has for now been banned via a court order lobbied by SpaceX and based on sanctions against Russia. Washington may soon find it problematic to continue ...

 
Saudi Arabia joins the killer drone arms race
27 Apr 2014 18:14

Saudi Arabia joins the killer drone arms race

Last week, Saudi Arabia bought its first drone fleet, according to a dispatch from Tactical Reports. Saudi Crown Prince Salman met with Chinese General Wang Guanzhong to sign a contract for a shipment of Chinese Wing Loong drones, also known as Pterodactyls. The drones that make up the shipment are ...

 
Syria did not use chemicals – Russia
26 Apr 2014 15:52

Syria did not use chemicals – Russia

The Russian government says allegations regarding the use of chemicals by forces of the Syrian government are false and fabricated. The Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Friday that Moscow had proof against the allegations by France and the United States that Syrian forces may have ...

 
Saudi princess calls for uprising against ruling regime
26 Apr 2014 15:42

Saudi princess calls for uprising against ruling regime

One of the daughters of Saudi King Abdullah has called on people across the kingdom to rise against the ruling regime. The eldest daughter, Sahar, who is under house arrest along with three of her sisters in the city of Jeddah, said in a video message that victory is theirs. “Greetings to martyrs ...

 
Putin says Internet is a CIA project
25 Apr 2014 18:35

Putin says Internet is a CIA project

Vladimir Putin, the Russia's president, has called the Internet a "CIA project" and warned Russians against making Google searches. Speaking to a group of young journalists during a televised event on Thursday, Putin said the Internet was developed by the US as a "special project"...

 
Russia wants to start World War III: Ukraine PM
25 Apr 2014 18:27

Russia wants to start World War III: Ukraine PM

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk accused Russia on Friday of wanting to start World War Three by occupying Ukraine "militarily and politically". "The world has not yet forgotten World War Two, but Russia already wants to start World War Three," Yatseniuk told the interim ...