Turkish minister aims to boost Palestinian economy in rare West Bank trip

Turkish minister aims to boost Palestinian economy in rare West Bank trip

Turkey’s top diplomat announced Tuesday a raft of new agreements to bolster the struggling Palestinian economy, during the first high-level Turkish visit to the Israeli-occupied West Bank in 15 years. … Read More

Jordan says Iran-linked groups in Syria wage drug war along border

Jordan says Iran-linked groups in Syria wage drug war along border

Jordan said on Monday pro-Iranian Syrian army units and militias loyal to Tehran are stepping up their attempts to smuggle hundreds of millions of dollars worth of drugs across the … Read More

US warns American companies against business in Sudan, assails military for violence

US warns American companies against business in Sudan, assails military for violence

The US government issued an advisory on Monday warning American companies and individuals from doing business with Sudanese state-owned companies and military-controlled companies. “These risks arise from, among other things, … Read More

In call with Putin, Turkey’s Erdogan stresses need for ceasefire

Turkey’s Erdogan threatens new incursion into Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened Monday to launch a new military operation in Syria to secure Turkey’s southern border. Speaking following a Cabinet meeting, Erdogan said the aim of … Read More

Turkey's Erdogan says Greek PM Mitsotakis doesn’t exist for him after his visit to US

Turkey’s Erdogan says Greek PM Mitsotakis doesn’t exist for him after his visit to US

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis “does not exist for him” after he visited the US and accused the PM of trying to block the … Read More

US policy on Taiwan ‘has not changed’: Pentagon chief

US policy on Taiwan ‘has not changed’: Pentagon chief

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Monday that Washington’s “one-China policy” toward Taiwan has not changed, after President Joe Biden said the United States was willing to defend the island … Read More

Lebanese authorities begin removing barriers around parliament after elections

Lebanese authorities begin removing barriers around parliament after elections

Lebanese security forces, after elections last week, on Monday began removing concrete barriers and easing security measures around the country’s parliament building that were put in place at the outbreak … Read More

Hezbollah-backed list loses south Lebanon seat to opposition-candidate, officials say

Only a major shift in Iran or Syria can affect real change in Lebanon: Nadim Koteich

Lebanon as a country has been entirely hijacked, and it will never witness any genuine change unless a major shift takes place either in Iran or Syria, political satirist and … Read More

Ukraine’s Zelenskyy tells business leaders at Davos that world faces a turning point

Ukraine’s Zelenskyy tells business leaders at Davos that world faces a turning point

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Monday told a meeting of global business leaders at Davos that the world faced a turning point and had to ratchet up sanctions against Russia … Read More

Tunisia’s powerful union approves strike in public services and state firms

Tunisia’s powerful union approves strike in public services and state firms

Tunisia’s powerful UGTT union said its highest authority had on Monday approved a national strike in public services and state firms to defend the economic rights of workers, after the … Read More