برچسب مطالب ‘the-region’

Turkey’s relationship with NATO tested over Syria operation

Days after Turkey launched a military operation against Kurdish fighters in northeastern Syria, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg warned Ankara against destabilising the region.

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Erdogan ‘rolled’ spineless Trump on Syria

Over the weekend, President Donald Trump said he’d support a Turkish military excursion into northern Syria.

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Foreign Isis fighters in Syria ‘should face war crimes tribunal’

Foreign Islamic State fighters held in overcrowded prisons and lawless refugee camps in north-east Syria – including about 60 Britons – should be put on trial there as part of an international effort to de-radicalise the region, according to senior local officials.

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Trump ready to hear Rouhani’s proposal for security in the Persian Gulf

After days of uncertainty over the visa issue, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is heading to New York to attend the annual gathering of the United Nations General Assembly.

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Tehran, Doha to continue coordination on regional issues

Following a crisis in Qatar’s relations with fellow Arab countries of the Persian Gulf, Doha has looked to Iran as a reliable partner in regional issues. During a recent visit to Doha, Iranian foreign minister reiterated Iran’s position in rejecting the foreign interference in the region.

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Iran warns against the presence of foreign forces in the Persian Gulf

After a series of incidents in the Persian Gulf between Iran and the West, both Washington and London have proposed the formation of unified naval forces against the perceived threats. Reacting to these proposals, Iranian officials say the presence of foreign forces would be a cause for tensions in the region.

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Oil tankers avoid Mideast refuelling hub after ship attacks

Oil tanker owners are avoiding sending their ships to the Middle East’s main refuelling hub after a spate of attacks on vessels in the past two months ratcheted up tensions and highlighted the growing risks of operating in the region.

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Hillary Clinton Suggests US Talks with Iran Amid Fears of War

The Former Secretary of State takes credit for curbing the Iranian nuclear program and says the US should continue its diplomatic efforts instead of escalating tensions in the region.

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AP source: Possible attack on US forces led to deployments

A White House decision to dispatch an aircraft carrier and other military resources to send a message to Iran followed “clear indications” that Iranian and Iranian proxy forces were preparing to possibly attack U.S. forces in the region, a defense official told the Associated Press.

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Disaster strikes twice: 160,000 at risk as floods follow Cyclone Kenneth

A second disaster has unfolded in northern Mozambique in the wake of Cyclone Kenneth as raging flood waters killed one person and began to cut off the region’s main city from the outside world.

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US sends warship carrying fighter jets to disputed sea in signal to China

The US sent a fighter-jet-carrying warship to join drills near the disputed Scarborough Shoal for the first time, sending a pointed message to China as tensions simmer over territorial claims in the region.

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US airstrike in Somalia kills 26 al-Shabaab fighters

The U.S. said Friday it had killed 26 al-Shabaab fighters in an airstrike conducted in Somalia, adding to a mounting death toll since the U.S.

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Russia: US policy could lead to Israel-Lebanon war

Russia’s Ambassador to Lebanon warned on Saturday that the US policy in the region could spark a new conflict between Israel and Lebanon.

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Corruption ‘Key Threat’ To Middle East Economies, IMF Chief Warns

Corruption, poor governance and a lack of transparency are the key challenges facing Middle East economies, International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde has warned in a hard-hitting analysis of the region’s economic prospects.

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Iran’s first official reaction to Trump’s decision to withdraw from Syria

In its first reaction to the US President Donald Trump’s decision to pull American forces out of Syria, the Islamic Republic took a general position, rather than going into the details, calling the US presence in the region illogical from the beginning.

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