Iran’s supreme leader says trying to lift sanctions through talks ‘was fruitless’

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has dismissed the “path of negotiations” with Western states to lift sanctions. However, the government in Tehran says foreign companies are already preparing to return to the country. … Read More >Iran’s supreme leader says trying to lift sanctions through talks ‘was fruitless’

‘Stop the threat’: Saudi Arabia blames Houthis for Aramco missile attack in letter to UN Security Council

Saudi Arabia has told the United Nations Security Council that Yemen’s Houthi militia is behind the missile attack at a petroleum facility in Jeddah owned by its Aramco oil company on Monday, in a formal letter seen by reporters. … Read More >‘Stop the threat’: Saudi Arabia blames Houthis for Aramco missile attack in letter to UN Security Council

Syrian state media reports ‘Israeli aggression’ near Damascus & in southern Quneitra

The Israeli military has allegedly struck at least two sites in Syria, including in the Damascus countryside and near villages south of Quneitra, Syrian state media reported. Only material damage was inflicted in the attacks. … Read More >Syrian state media reports ‘Israeli aggression’ near Damascus & in southern Quneitra

‘F*ck Netanyahu, Long Live Israel!’: Grandson of Jewish State’s Founder Slams Israeli Prime Minister

Protesters have been demanding Israeli PM Netanyahu’s resignation since he was indicted on corruption charges in 2019 over alleged breach of trust, fraud, and bribery. The prime minister denies being guilty of any of the charges, calling them a coup attempt against him. … Read More >‘F*ck Netanyahu, Long Live Israel!’: Grandson of Jewish State’s Founder Slams Israeli Prime Minister

Israeli minister claims PM secretly met with Saudi Crown Prince, Saudis deny report, Netanyahu refuses to comment

Riyadh has denied claims that the Israeli PM became the first leader of the Jewish state to meet Saudi officials at the weekend through secret engagement with Mohammed bin Salman (MBS). Benjamin Netanyahu has refused to comment. … Read More >Israeli minister claims PM secretly met with Saudi Crown Prince, Saudis deny report, Netanyahu refuses to comment

Pompeo ‘Confident’ Other Nations Will Join Arab-Israeli Peace Deal

This fall, the US brokered normalisation-of-relations deals between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Sudan, offering Abu Dhabi lucrative weapons contracts, and promising Khartoum that Washington would lift sanctions and the ‘state sponsor of terrorism’ designation against the Northeast African nation. … Read More >Pompeo ‘Confident’ Other Nations Will Join Arab-Israeli Peace Deal

Iran Blasts Pompeo’s Farewell Tour of Failure, Claims Hosts Have ‘Spent Their Dignity and Honour’

Mike Pompeo began a whirlwind trip to Europe and the Middle East on 13 November, visiting France, Turkey, Georgia, Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Saudi Arabia along the way. The trip, possibly the last in his capacity as secretary of state, is set to finish on 23 November. … Read More >Iran Blasts Pompeo’s Farewell Tour of Failure, Claims Hosts Have ‘Spent Their Dignity and Honour’

US Deploys B-52 Bombers to the Middle East After Announcing Further Troop Withdrawals

On Tuesday, the Trump administration announced troops cuts in Afghanistan and Iraq by January 15 as a result of Trump’s peace deal with Taliban earlier this year and his 2016 presidential campaign pledge to end any ongoing global warfighting by US troops. … Read More >US Deploys B-52 Bombers to the Middle East After Announcing Further Troop Withdrawals