Intel spat only adds to Israeli concerns about Trump visit

/ May 18, 2017

Intel spat only adds to Israeli concerns about Trump visit

When Donald Trump was elected president, Israeli nationalists rejoiced that a reputed strong ally would be moving into the White House. But as Trump prepares to visit the region this weekend, apprehension reigns instead. A diplomatic blowup over the status of Jerusalem, followed by ...

May 14, 2017

Magnitude 5.7 earthquake in northeast Iran leaves three dead

Iranian state TV says a magnitude 5.7 earthquake has left three people dead and about 200 injured in a remote area in the country’s northeast. The quake struck late Saturday near the town of Pishqaleh in a farming region close to the Turkmenistan border. ...

Hezbollah leader vows future war would be fought on Israeli territory

May 12, 2017

Hezbollah leader vows future war would be fought on Israeli territory

Lebanese Hezbollah said on Thursday that any future conflict between the Shiite group and Israel could take place inside Israeli territory, as tensions rise between the arch foes. Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, Hezbollah’s leader, also said in a speech televised live that the group was ...

/ May 10, 2017

Japan, Sweden ask UNSC to meet on Syria safe zones deal

Japan and Sweden have requested a U.N. Security Council meeting to obtain specific details of a Russia-backed agreement on establishing safe zones in Syria, diplomats said Tuesday. The meeting, which is likely to be held this week, would help council members decide on whether ...