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Israel slams
25 Apr 2014 18:10

Israel slams 'weak' U.S. response to Fatah-Hamas unity deal

Israel is disappointed with the 'weak' American reaction to the reconciliation agreement between Fatah and Hamas, and demands a clearer, more resolute response, a senior Israeli official involved in the dialogue with Washington told Haaretz on Thursday. Government ministers discussed the international ...

 
International investigation team concludes MH370 landed safely somewhere
23 Apr 2014 16:20

International investigation team concludes MH370 landed safely somewhere

After weeks of search in the Indian Ocean, an investigation into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH۳۷۰ is considering the possibility that the plane has landed somewhere else, sources say. Malaysia’s New Strait Times daily on Wednesday quoted sources close to the international ...

 
Zarif, Araqchi to attend Majlis commission to report on nuclear talk
19 Apr 2014 16:05

Zarif, Araqchi to attend Majlis commission to report on nuclear talk

Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy ZarifCommission has invited Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his deputy Seyed Abbas Araqchi to attend the commissionˈs upcoming meeting on Sunday, commissionˈs rapporteur Sayyed Hussein Naqavi Husseini said. Zarif and Araqchi will brief the commission ...

 
US officials still have ‘Cold War’ mentality: Beeman
14 Apr 2014 15:49

US officials still have ‘Cold War’ mentality: Beeman

As tensions between the US and Russia continue to grow over Ukraine, an American university professor says many decision-makers in Washington still have a “Cold War” mentality. The US has accused Russia of supporting anti-Kiev protesters in eastern Ukraine, threatening to impose more sanctions ...

 
Tunisia court orders release of former Ben Ali officials
13 Apr 2014 17:04

Tunisia court orders release of former Ben Ali officials

A Tunisian military court has ordered the release of ousted autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali's former interior minister and security chief, who were jailed after the country's ۲۰۱۱ revolution, the government and lawyers said. The release of security chief Ali Seriati and former interior minister Rafik ...

 
Clinton says Putin wants
9 Apr 2014 17:09

Clinton says Putin wants 'greater Russia'

Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton says Russian President Vladimir Putin is determined to re-create a “greater Russia.” Putin’s “vision for the future is to drag his country into the past” as he is “obsessed” with the collapse of the Soviet Union, Clinton said during ...

 
Turkey opposition asks highest court to unblock Youtube
8 Apr 2014 17:28

Turkey opposition asks highest court to unblock Youtube

Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party has appealed to the Constitutional Court to restore access to the video sharing site YouTube. Sezgin Tanrikulu, Deputy Chairman of the party known as CHP, said Tuesday the block violated human rights. Youtube has remained blocked since March ...

 
Ron Paul warns US over imposing sanctions on Russia
5 Apr 2014 17:10

Ron Paul warns US over imposing sanctions on Russia

Former US congressman Ron Paul has warned that imposing sanctions against Russia over the crisis in Ukraine will encourage more backbiting between Washington and Moscow. In an interview with RT on Friday, the former presidential candidate strongly criticized Washington’s sanctions policy. “...

 
Japan orders military to strike any new North Korea missile launches
5 Apr 2014 17:07

Japan orders military to strike any new North Korea missile launches

Japan has ordered a destroyer in the Sea of Japan to strike any ballistic missiles that may be launched by North Korea in the coming weeks after Pyongyang fired a Rodong medium-range missile over the sea, a government source said on Saturday. Japanese defense minister Itsunori Onodera issued the order ...

 
Russia blasts German minister’s ‘Hitler comparison’
4 Apr 2014 12:55

Russia blasts German minister’s ‘Hitler comparison’

The Russian foreign ministry on Thursday issued a complaint to the German ambassador after a German minister reportedly drew parallels between Moscow’s annexation of Crimea and Hitler’s actions in ۱۹۳۸. On Monday a report in Der Spiegel said Germany’s Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble ...

 
Hagel congratulates Israel on Iranian arms capture
8 Mar 2014 17:22

Hagel congratulates Israel on Iranian arms capture

S Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has congratulated Israeli officials on the successful capture of an Iranian weapons shipment headed to the Gaza Strip, the Pentagon said on Friday.In a phone call Thursday, Hagel spoke with Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Y’aalon and commended Israel’s operation ...

 
Dempsey: Snowden’s leaks to cost Pentagon billions
7 Mar 2014 16:31

Dempsey: Snowden’s leaks to cost Pentagon billions

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of US Staff General Martin Dempsey said leaks by Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden will cost the Pentagon billions of dollars.The highest-ranking US military officer told a House Armed Services Committee on Thursday that the "magnitude of this challenge"...

 
Erdogan says Turkey could ban Facebook and YouTube
7 Mar 2014 16:26

Erdogan says Turkey could ban Facebook and YouTube

Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey could ban Facebook and YouTube after local elections on March 30, saying they have been abused by his political enemies.Erdogan is locked in a power struggle with U.S.-based Turkish Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, a former ally who he says is behind a stream ...

 
Saudi Arabia hits back at Russia criticism on Syria arms
1 Mar 2014 15:27

Saudi Arabia hits back at Russia criticism on Syria arms

Saudi Arabia has hit back at Russian criticism of its reported plans to supply shoulder-launched missiles to Syrian rebels, saying it was Moscow's support for Damascus that was prolonging the conflict.A spokesman told the official SPA news agency late Friday that the foreign ministry had been "...

 
28 Feb 2014 18:52

'Indians' tortured, buried alive in Saudi Arabia: Report

In a shocking revelation, three men have confessed to a Saudi Arabia court of torturing and burying alive five Asian workers in ۲۰۱۰. According to a report in Arab News, the three men confessed in the Qatif general court on Wednesday of torturing five Asian workers — believed to be Indians —...

 
Obama warns Afghan president of full troop withdrawal
26 Feb 2014 17:20

Obama warns Afghan president of full troop withdrawal

US President Barack Obama told Hamid Karzai on Tuesday that he is now planning for a full US troop withdrawal because of the Afghan leader's repeated refusal to sign a security pact. But in a rare telephone call with Afghan President Karzai, Obama also held out the possibility of agreeing to a post-...

 
Ukrainian city demolishes monument to Russian general who beat Napoleon
25 Feb 2014 16:57

Ukrainian city demolishes monument to Russian general who beat Napoleon

Ukraine’s anti-Russian drive targeting war monuments continues. The latest victim is the Russian army commander who fought against invading Napoleon troops and chased them back to Paris. The monument to Field Marshal Mikhail Kutuzov, who is praised in Russia as one of the best military commanders ...

 
Ugandan president signs anti-gay bill
24 Feb 2014 17:02

Ugandan president signs anti-gay bill

Uganda's president signed a controversial anti-gay bill that allows harsh penalties for "homosexual offences". "The president has just signed the anti-homosexuality bill," said presidential spokeswoman Sarah Kagingo, calling it a "landmark" law, the Reuters news agency ...

 
Former Pakistani general says US seeks to ruin his country
23 Feb 2014 16:07

Former Pakistani general says US seeks to ruin his country

Retired Pakistani General Hamid Gul says the United States and its allies are seeking to destroy Pakistan by fueling insecurity in the country. The former head of Pakistan’s Intelligence Service (ISI) alleged that Washington used the ۹/۱۱ attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City as a ...

 
Ukraine downfall: President’s whereabouts uncertain as opposition push for resignation
22 Feb 2014 15:58

Ukraine downfall: President’s whereabouts uncertain as opposition push for resignation

The whereabouts of Ukrainian President Yanukovich are unknown a day after he agreed to opposition demands. Parliament is trying to replace its resigned speaker to push for presidential resignation and an early election. Ukraine remains chaotic amid the worst political crisis the country has seen in ...