Iran’s Khamenei blames Gulf states for the Ahvaz attack that tarnished the prestige of the IRGC

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei accused U.S.-backed Gulf Arab states of carrying out a shooting attack on a military parade that killed 25 people, almost half of them members of the country’s elite Revolutionary Guards. Khamenei ordered security forces to bring to justice those responsible for one of the worst assaults ever against the […]

Abbas visits Paris as Palestinians seek French mediation, video

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas met with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Friday seeking French support to offset US President Donald Trump’s policy positions on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Speaking to reporters after a private meeting with Macron at the Elysée presidential palace, Abbassaid he had conveyed the Palestinian position on the long stalled Middle […]

Trump has ‘the maturity of an eight-year boy’, says Kerry

  John Kerry, the former US secretary of state, has torn into Donald Trump in response to the president accusing him of holding “illegal” meetings with Iran. The former Massachusetts senator used decidedly undiplomatic language, saying Mr Trump had “the maturity of an eight-year-old boy with the insecurity of a teenage girl. That’s just who he is”. […]

‘America was always great’: McCain’s daughter, swipes at Trump in eulogy

Meghan McCain delivered a fierce and emotional tribute to her late father, Sen. John McCain, in her eulogy at his memorial service, which also served as a powerful admonishment of the president and his political style. Meghan McCain didn’t name President Donald Trump as she spoke at the Washington National Cathedral on Saturday, but the […]

Pro-Russian Ukraine rebel leader Zakharchenko killed in blast in Donetsk

The leader of Russian-backed separatists in the Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine has been killed in a blast at a cafe in Donetsk city, the separatist administration said on Friday. Alexander Zakharchenko, who led the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic since 2014, died “as a result of a terrorist act”, the separatist-run Donetsk News Agency reported. […]

Israeli Arabs rally against “racist” new nation-state law

Thousands of protesters rallied in Tel Aviv on Saturday against Israel’s new law declaring it the nation-state of the Jewish people, legislation that has angered the country’s Arab minority and drawn criticism abroad. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has defended the law, which says only Jews have the right of self-determination in the country and downgrades […]

US , EU agreed to work towards zero tariffs, zero non-tariff barriers and zero subsidies

US President Donald Trump and European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday agreed on a plan to defuse the festering trade dispute between the two major economies. The agreement, though short on details, means Washington will not follow through with a threat to impose tariffs on autos, which would hurt the dominant German car industry. […]