Thursday 23 November 2017

Middle East/Golf

Middle East/Golf

Lebanon's Hezbollah wants U.S. envoy questioned on spies

Lebanon's Hezbollah wants U.S. envoy questioned on spies

Lebanon's Hezbollah wants the government to question the American ambassador in Beirut after the militant group revealed what it said were the names of CIA operatives operating under dipl...

The death toll in Syria's nine-month crackdown on an uprising against President Bashar al-Assad has now passed 5,000

The death toll in Syria's nine-month crackdown on an uprising against President Bashar al-Assad has now passed 5,000

The death toll in Syria's nine-month crackdown on an uprising against President Bashar al-Assad has now passed 5,000, United Nations human rights chief Navi Pillay told the Security Counc...

US launches 'virtual' embassy for Iran; Iran: US Virtual Embassy Blocked

US launches 'virtual' embassy for Iran; Iran: US Virtual Embassy Blocked

The Obama administration is launching a "virtual embassy" for Iran more than three decades after the bricks and mortar mission in Tehran was closed and diplomatic relations severed follow...

Report: Iran blast completely destroyed major missile-testing site

Report: Iran blast completely destroyed major missile-testing site

Israeli and U.S. intelligence officials tell New York Times recent explosion at military base near Tehran was major setback to Iran's long-range missile program.

Muslim Brotherhood top winner in Egyptian election

Muslim Brotherhood top winner in Egyptian election

The Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party topped winners with 37% of the nearly 10 million valid ballots cast for party lists in the first of three electoral rounds for the Egypt...

Afghan woman to be freed from jail after agreeing to marry rapist

Afghan woman to be freed from jail after agreeing to marry rapist

President intervenes in case of 19-year-old woman who has spent two years in jail after reporting rape by a relative

Hezbollah Unravels CIA Spy Network in Lebanon and Iran; Dozens of U.S. spies captured

Sheik Hassan Nasrallah

Dozens of spies working for the CIA were captured recently in Lebanon and Iran. The CIA’s operations in Lebanon have been badly damaged after Hezbollah identified and captured a number of...

Egypt cabinet resigns after 3 days of violent protest crackdowns

Egypt cabinet resigns after 3 days of violent protest crackdowns

Egypt's army-appointed government handed in its resignation Monday, an apparent gesture to thousands of protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square who clashed for the third straight day with sec...