Israel blamed for PA election delay

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is widely expected to imminently announce cancellation of the first elections in 15 years, amid infighting in his Fatah party and a dispute over voting in…

US halts foreign arms deals

The administration of United States President Joe Biden has suspended massive arms sales to foreign nations. The State Department maintained that it is “temporarily pausing the implementation of some pending…

PA to hold first elections in 15 years?

Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas has announced that parliamentary and presidential elections would be held later this year in a bid to heal long-standing divisions. The 85-year-old Fatah leader…

US: al Qaeda’s new home is Iran

“Al Qaeda has a new home base: it is the Islamic Republic of Iran,” United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared, insisting it is time “for America and all…

US to declare Houthis terrorists

The United States is set to designate Yemen’s Houthi rebel movement as a foreign terrorist organization. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced in an official statement his “intent to designate…

World reacts to US Capitol riots

World leaders are expressing shock as the United States Capitol was stormed by supporters of President Donald Trump as a joint-session of Congress met to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s election…

Turkey defies US over Russian S-400s

Turkey will not reverse its acquisition of Russian S-400 missile defense systems, and intends to take ‘reciprocal steps’ after assessing sanctions imposed by the United States over the deal, declared…