Washington Post Reporter Is Charged in Iran, not told what charges were

A reporter for The Washington Post who has been jailed since July was finally charged by the Iranian authorities in a 10-hour court session on Saturday, his family confirmed on Sunday, but he was not told what he was being charged with. The court appearance of the reporter, Jason Rezaian, was also confirmed by his […]

Biden calls Israel’s house demolition policy ‘collective punishment’

US Vice President Joe Biden called on Israel to stop the demolition of homes of militants’ families, which he described as “collective punishment.” Biden also criticized expansion of Jewish settlements “in the West Bank and East Jerusalem” and called on the government to do more to stop “vigilante justice” attacks against Palestinians. Appearing at the […]

Hezbollah missiles can wipe out Israel, says Iran general

Iranian Brigadier General Esmail Qa’ani, said the missiles of the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah are capable of wiping out Israel, Press TV the Iranian state owned website reported on Friday . Qa’ani is the second-in-command of Quds Force , the international branch of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC). Hezbollah militant group in Lebanon was […]

Saudis won’t give up oil market share, says prince

Saudi Arabia’s influential royal Prince Turki al-Faisal al-Saud has said the kingdom would only consider cutting oil production if Iran, Russia and the US agreed to match those cuts because it wants to protect its market share. Speaking in London, the Prince who is a senior Saudi royal and the former head of the country’s […]

Iran calls documents on alleged Atomic Bomb research ” fabricated”

Iran said it has provided evidence to the United Nations atomic agency showing that documents on suspected nuclear bomb research by the country were forged and riddled with errors. In a statement to the International Atomic Energy Agency, it dismissed accusations that it is stonewalling an IAEA investigation into what the UN watchdog calls the […]

Iranian jets strike Islamic State targets in Iraq, U.S. official

Iranian aircraft conducted strikes against Islamic State positions in eastern Iraq last weekend, expanding Tehran’s role as a close ally of Iraq’s Shiite-led government. “We do think they did do some airstrikes at targets in Iraq,” said a senior U.S. defense official, who added that “several” Iranian planes were involved. Although Iran has conducted surveillance […]

Gunmen ambush Lebanese army patrol killing 7 soldiers, updates

Militants ambushed a Lebanese army patrol near the border with Syria on Tuesday, killing six Lebanese soldiers and wounding one, a Lebanese security official said. The attack occurred in a remote region of Ras Baalbek in eastern Lebanon and was followed by fierce clashes between the two sides, said the official, speaking on condition of […]

Hezbollah chief and former Iraqi PM met in Lebanon

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah and Iraq’s Vice President Nouri al-Maliki met recently in Beirut and reportedly expressed their confidence in a statement ( issued by hezbollah ) that the people and governments of the region would defeat the terrorist Islamic State group. Such groups and “their destructive plans don’t have a future in any country […]

Khamenei tells Iran armed forces to build up ‘irrespective’ of diplomacy

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday the armed forces should increase their combat capability regardless of political considerations, in an apparent allusion to continuing nuclear talks with the West aimed at easing tension in the Middle East. “Given our vast maritime borders and the enemy’s huge investments in this area, our armed […]

Oil at $40 Possible as Market Transforms Caracas to Iran

Oil’s decline is proving to be the worst since the collapse of the financial system in 2008 and threatening to have the same global impact of falling prices three decades ago that led to the Mexican debt crisis and the end of the Soviet Union. Russia, the world’s largest producer, can no longer rely on […]