Middle East Political News
Philip Hammond is flying to Tehran for a ceremony to mark the move in the first visit to the country by a British foreign secretary since 2003. Read more.
“Political partisanship and competition have taken US foreign policy hostage,” foreign ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said. Read more.
Hassan Rouhani: “We will buy weapons from anywhere we deem necessary. We won’t wait for anybody’s permission and won’t look at any resolution.” Read more.
PALESTINE: Hanan Ashrawi Blames Tony Blair For Failure Of Viable Palestinian State By Serving Israeli Interest
Palestinian officials have accused Tony Blair of serving Israeli interests and undermining prospects for a viable Palestinian state. Read more.
ISIS jihadis are allegedly selling the body organs of thousands of sex slaves to fund the terrorist organisation. According to a new report. Read more.
Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee waded into Middle East politics by declaring the West Bank to be part of Israel. Read more.
Kayla Mueller, US aid worker killed this year while being held hostage by Islamic State militants, was raped repeatedly by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Read more.
Jimmy Carter said that “these are the worst prospects for peace between Israel and the Palestinians in years,” Read more.
Palestinian detainee in the ninth week of his hunger strike fell unconscious at an Israeli hospital in a case that could test Israel’s new force. Read more.
Major Nir Peled.: “We know during winter people cross the fence to spend winter in Israel and not in Gaza Strip, which lacks heating abilities.” Read more.
Saudi Arabian writer Zuhair Al-Kutbi was arrested following his participation in a TV show calling for political reforms in the kingdom. Read more.
“Suleiman Hilal al-Assad has been arrested and transferred to the appropriate authorities,” state news agency SANA reported
Senior Palestinian official, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed the documents authenticity to The Associated Press. Read more.
Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies are escalating war in Yemen. Houthi rebels and their allies show no sign of bending to the will of Saudi Arabia. Read more.
Britain is selling billions of pounds’ worth of weapons to the war-torn Middle East – including countries which could be overrun by ISIS. Read more.
Palestinian Authority government announced it was planning to continue its diplomatic and legal efforts to pursue Israeli “criminals.” Read more.
The Israeli occupation authorities on July 30 2015 have adopted law allowing the force-feeding of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike. Read more.
So how will this end? Badly, say Saudi Arabia’s detractors. Read more.
Israel released all suspects detained in raids as part of a probe into the firebombing of a Palestinian home that killed an 18-month-old child. Read more.
Gen. Hassan Firouzabadi, a close ally of Iran’s spiritual leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, endorsed the pact despite. Read more.