Mideast News Stories
Raeisi: US, NATO presence only brought death, destruction to Afghanistan
Iran's President Ebrahim Raeisi says two decades of the military presence of the United States and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) brought nothing to Afghanistan but bloodshed and destruction. Raeisi made the remarks in a meeting with visiting Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff...
photo: AP / Iranian Presidency Office
Israeli parliament passes vote to dissolve, hold new elections
Israeli lawmakers on Tuesday unanimously approved a bill to dissolve parliament, a key legislative step that pushes the country closer towards its fifth election in less than four years Jerusalem, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 28th Jun, 2022 ) :Israeli lawmakers on Tuesday unanimously...
photo: AP / Ariel Schalit
Trump advisor John Eastman says federal agents seized his phone
WASHINGTON — A lawyer who aided former President Trump’s efforts to undo the 2020 election results said in a federal court filing Monday that federal agents seized his cellphone last week. John Eastman said the agents took his phone as he left a restaurant last Wednesday evening, the same...
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Lebanon PM holds talks in push for ‘last minute’ new government
BEIRUT: Lebanon’s Prime Minister-designate Najib Mikati has held an initial round of nonbinding parliamentary consultations to discuss the formation of the country’s new government. After the end of the consultations on June 28, Mikati is expected to submit a draft government to President Michel...
photo: AP / Maya Alleruzzo
At least 13 dead and 250 injured in chlorine gas explosion at Jordan's Aqaba port
At least 13 people have died and around 250 have been injured in a toxic gas leak from a storage tank at Jordan’s Aqaba port, authorities have said. The leak on Monday came after a tank filled with 25 tonnes of chlorine gas being exported to Djibouti, in...
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Ukrainian spouses in Palestine suffer from double conflict
For more than a decade, Natalya Hassoumi’s family in Ukraine have worried about her safety in the Gaza Strip; they have been unable to reach her for days at a time while airstrikes have pummelled the isolated Palestinian territory. Now, Hassoumi is experiencing something similar. She has not heard...
photo: AP / Adel Hana, File
Prince Charles is said to have been given €3m in Qatari cash
The Prince of Wales accepted bags containing millions of euros in cash during meetings with a senior Qatari politician, according to a report. Prince Charles was said to have been given a total of €3m (£2.6m) during meetings with Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al-Thani, the former prime minister...
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Iran nuclear talks with U.S. to resume soon, Tehran and EU say
DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran’s indirect talks with the United States on reviving the 2015 nuclear pact will resume soon, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian told a joint news conference with the EU’s foreign policy chief in Tehran. “We are prepared to resume talks in the...
photo: AP / Iranian Foreign Ministry
Afghan quake misery intensifies
GAYAN, Afghanistan -- Tents, food and medical supplies rolled into the mountainous region of eastern Afghanistan where thousands were left homeless or injured by this week's powerful earthquake, which state media said killed 1,150 people. A new aftershock Friday took five more lives and deepened the...
photo: AP / Ebrahim Nooroozi
Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque ‘in danger of collapsing’ due to Israeli excavation work: Site official
RAMALLAH: Officials at Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem have raised deep concerns over Israeli excavation work at the holy site which they claim has caused cracks and other damage to the building’s structure. And Azzam Al-Khatib, director general of the city’s Islamic Awqaf and Al-Aqsa Mosque Affairs...
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