Strong earthquake in Iran-Iraq border area kills hundreds

Nov 13, 2017

Strong earthquake in Iran-Iraq border area kills hundreds

At least 332 people were killed in Iran and Iraq when a magnitude 7.3 earthquake jolted the region on Sunday, state media in the two countries said, and rescuers were searching for dozens trapped under rubble in the mountainous area. State television said more than ...

In Lebanon, Hariri exit raises specter of fresh war

Nov 5, 2017

In Lebanon, Hariri exit raises specter of fresh war

The resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Saturday has raised fears that regional tensions were about to escalate and that the small country would once again pay a heavy price. Analysts said the Saudi-backed Sunni politician's move to step down from the helm ...

In key step, Hamas gives up control of Gaza border crossings

Nov 2, 2017

In key step, Hamas gives up control of Gaza border crossings

The Islamic militant group Hamas on Wednesday handed over control of Gaza's border crossings with Israel and Egypt to the internationally recognized Palestinian Authority, taking the first tangible step toward implementing a reconciliation deal with the rival Fatah movement. After a decade of Hamas rule, ...