Jeremy Hunt to clear up Boris Johnson's Middle East legacy

Jeremy Hunt to clear up Boris Johnson's Middle East legacy

The role of Health Secretary provides an unlikely schooling for the job of Britain’s top diplomat but along the way Jeremy Hunt has shown an interest in Middle East affairs. The new British foreign secretary has taken strong stances on Palestine — both the destruction of Arab villages and the US embassy move — as […]

Boris Johnson's Middle East moments as UK foreign secretary

Boris Johnson's Middle East moments as UK foreign secretary

Boris Johnson’s controversial comments brought into question his suitability for the role as UK foreign secretary (AFP) Boris Johnson has resigned as UK foreign secretary following disagreements over Prime Minister Theresa May’s plans to leave the European Union. Johnson is the third minister in 24 hours to quit the government over May’s Brexit plans, putting […]

Syria says Israeli strikes targeted T4 air base in Homs

Syria says Israeli strikes targeted T4 air base in Homs

Syrian image purportedly of air defence intercepting Israeli missile in May (AFP/file photo) Syria on Sunday accused Israel of targeting an air base in central Homs province, adding that its defences hit a jet involved in the attack. “Our air defences are responding to an Israeli aggression and intercepting a number of missiles targeting the […]

Iran condemns deportation of its diplomats from Netherlands

Iran condemns deportation of its diplomats from Netherlands

Tehran summoned the Dutch ambassador and the Islamic Republic protested at the deportation of two Iranian diplomats in the Netherlands, the Iranian foreign ministry spokesman was quoted as saying by IRNA on Saturday. A European government official and a Western intelligence source said on Friday that the expulsions of two Iranian embassy staff occurred up […]

400 Arizona National Guard soldiers to deploy to Middle East for a year

400 Arizona National Guard soldiers to deploy to Middle East for a year

Nearly 400 Arizona Army National Guard soldiers prepared for a year-long deployment overseas Saturday with a special ceremony. Gov. Doug Ducey attended the deployment ceremony in Tempe at the Wells Fargo Arena as soldiers stood at attention. The 1st Battalion 158th Infantry Regiment deploys Sunday to the Middle East in support of Operation Spartan Shield. […]

Pope condemns 'complicit silence' in suffering of Middle East Christians

Pope condemns 'complicit silence' in suffering of Middle East Christians

Pope condemns ‘complicit silence’ in suffering of Middle East Christians  Crux: Covering all things Catholic In Bari, Pope decries ‘murderous’ indifference to a weeping Middle East  Catholic News Agency Pope and Orthodox patriarchs pray for Mideast Christians  The Daily Star Full coverage Source link

Daesh executes 7 abducted civilians in Iraq's Diyala

Daesh executes 7 abducted civilians in Iraq's Diyala

At least seven civilians were executed after having been abducted earlier by Daesh terrorists near the city of Baquba in Iraq’s eastern Diyala province, according to a local security source. “Daesh gunmen set up a fake security checkpoint on the road linking Baquba to the nearby town of Buhriz,” Diyala Police Chief Habib al-Shammari told […]

Israel committee urges speedier 'legalisation' of dozens of settlement outposts

Israel committee urges speedier 'legalisation' of dozens of settlement outposts

An Israeli parliamentary committee has urged the government to accelerate the so-called “legalisation” of settlement outposts in the occupied West Bank, reported the Jerusalem Post. Meeting on Monday, the Knesset Internal Affairs Committee accused Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of having “delayed work on the authorisation of 70 West Bank settler outposts for over a year”, […]

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