Assad regime cuts subsidies as Syria’s GDP falls to half prewar level

Syria’s economy is in a tailspin, and the regime of President Bashar al-Assad is increasingly struggling to find resources to quash the four-year-old rebellion, analysts say. The government has had to scale back subsidies for citizens for goods ranging from water to heating oil over the last six months. That has angered Syrians, who already […]

Iranian Guards commander warns :” West Bank to turn into Israel’s hell”

All Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip and the occupied territories will soon join forces and transform the West Bank into a “hell” for the Zionist regime, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)’s second-in-command, Brigadier General Hossein Salami warned according to a report by Iran’s Press TV website. “The Palestinians in the West Bank will […]

Time Is Running Out for Iran

By : Daniel Wagner * Just as has been the case every time nuclear negotiations between Iran and the West break down without agreement on fundamental issues, Supreme Iranian leader Khameini resumes lambasting the U.S. and Israel, and conservatives in the Iranian government rejoice. It is a well-rehearsed diatribe. Many of those conservatives control a […]

The “market will stabilize itself,” says Saudi oil minister at OPEC meeting

Saudi Arabia’s oil minister said crude prices will stabilize while the United Arab Emirates said OPEC will do what it takes to balance the market. Angola predicted the 12-nation group will reach a consensus when it meets tomorrow. The “market will stabilize itself,” Ali Al-Naimi, the Saudi minister, told reporters in Vienna today. The world’s […]

Iran’s leader Khamenei defiant on failure to reach nuclear deal

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, put a defiant face on the failure of negotiators to agree a comprehensive nuclear deal in Vienna this week, portraying the extension of the negotiations as a show of Iranian strength. “In the nuclear issue [talks], the US and arrogant European states did their best to bring Iran to […]

Iran Nuclear talks extended to end June , 2015

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has said that Iran and world powers will miss Monday’s midnight deadline for a nuclear deal and have set a new date of June 30 next year. “It was not possible to get an agreement by the deadline…. We have therefore extended to June 30 2015,” Hammond said. Earlier, the […]

Iran nuclear talks miss deadline , set to resume next month

Iran and six world powers are expected to break off negotiations on Monday and meet again next month after missing a deadline to clinch a final deal to resolve their 12-year standoff over Tehran’s nuclear ambitions, diplomatic sources said. Details about the resumption of negotiations were still being worked out, though one source said on […]

Amid talks Israel weighs action against Iran

The nuclear agreement being negotiated between Iran and world powers is unpalatable to Israel, and may hasten the prospect of a military confrontation with Tehran, The Jerusalem Post reported on Saturday. As the globe’s six major nuclear powers inch toward a Nov. 24 deadline to strike a comprehensive deal with Iran, sources within Israel’s government […]

Nuclear talks may focus on extension soon, Iran says

Iran says that if obstacles remain in the talks about its nuclear program, the discussion will have to shift to extending them beyond Monday’s deadline. A member of the Iranian delegation said if that is the case Sunday night, the negotiations will focus on reaching a “general political agreement” on what both sides are committed […]