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Trump’s Mideast peace plan draws criticism

Trump’s Mideast peace plan draws criticism

President Donald Trump released his long delayed Israeli-Palestinian peace plan yesterday and promised “a new dawn” for the region, even though the Palestinians initially rejected the proposal as hopelessly biased.

Arab League to hold urgent meeting on Trump's Mideast plan

Arab League to hold urgent meeting on Trump's Mideast plan

The Arab League said it will convene an urgent meeting on Saturday in response to US President Donald Trump's Israeli-Palestinian peace plan.

Iraqis rebuild wrecked protest camp as violence escalates

Iraqis rebuild wrecked protest camp as violence escalates

Anti-government protesters in the southern Iraqi city of Nassiriya say they will not back down despite the destruction of their camp by gunmen in an attack that left at least two people dead.

Syria government forces take major town south of Idlib city

Syria government forces take major town south of Idlib city

Syrian government forces took control of a town south of Idlib city on Tuesday in a significant advance for President Bashar al-Assad as he seeks to recapture rebel-held territory in the country's northwest

Violence escalates in Iraq as govt pushes to end protests

Violence escalates in Iraq as govt pushes to end protests

Gunmen shot dead two protesters in Iraq’s southern city of Nassiriya overnight and a Baghdad district became a battlefield on the third day of a drive by security forces to end months of demonstrations against the ruling elite.

Syria regime forces set to enter key rebel hub

Syria regime forces set to enter key rebel hub

Syrian regime forces were poised Monday to enter Maaret al-Numan, a town of symbolic and strategic importance in the country's last major opposition bastion that is deserted after months of bombardment.

Foreign experts in Sudan to examine sick lions

Foreign experts in Sudan to examine sick lions

A team of international wildlife conservationists flew in Monday to examine four starving and sick lions at a zoo in the Sudanese capital where a lioness died last week.

One protester killed in south Iraq as anti-govt tents torched

One protester killed in south Iraq as anti-govt tents torched

One protester was killed early Monday in Iraq's flashpoint city of Nasiriyah, a medic told AFP, as gunmen stormed the square where anti-government demonstrators had been camped out for months.

Iran's Rouhani calls for unity, accuses Trump of exploiting rift

Iran's Rouhani calls for unity, accuses Trump of exploiting rift

Iranians should not allow US President Donald Trump's ‘maximum pressure’ approach to harm national unity ahead of parliamentary elections, President Hassan Rouhani said in a speech ...

Iran airliner overshoots runway, stops in highway

Iran airliner overshoots runway, stops in highway

An Iranian passenger plane overshot a runway as it landed Monday in the southwestern city of Bandar-e Mahshahr, barrelling into an adjacent highway without causing casualties, state TV reported.

Protesters keep up anti-govt rallies despite violence in Iraq

Protesters keep up anti-govt rallies despite violence in Iraq

Thousands of students flooded Iraqi streets yesteday to keep up their anti-government movement despite a crackdown, while rockets landed near the US embassy in Baghdad.

Erdogan says Libya crisis cannot be solved by ‘military means’

Erdogan says Libya crisis cannot be solved by ‘military means’

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the Libyan crisis could not be solved by “military means”, after talks yesterday with his Algerian counterpart in Algiers.

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