Archive for 'Middle East'
The Hill – Molly K Hooper House Republicans are considering various legislative options that would either tacitly or explicitly rip the Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Iran. A handful of House GOP lawmakers told The Hill that the party is debating how best to express disapproval of the multilateral agreement, which was struck shortly after […]
BBC.com – Jim Muir A senior commander of the Lebanese Shia militant group Hezbollah has been killed near Beirut, the group says. Hassan Lakkis was “assassinated” near his home in Hadath – 7km (4.3 miles) south-east of the Lebanese capital, Hezbollah TV channel Al-Manar said.
Reuters The top Palestinian peace negotiator urged U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday to salvage American-brokered Israeli-Palestinian peace talks that both sides say are faltering. Sixteen Palestinians and four Israelis have been killed since negotiations began in July and Palestinian officials say the sides remain far apart on the central issues of borders, […]
BBC A Bahraini court has rejected a request for early release from the jailed human rights activist, Nabeel Rajab. A judicial source told the AFP news agency Mr Rajab’s lawyers had argued he was eligible because he had served three-quarters of a two-year sentence.
BBC The Muslim Brotherhood has rejected Egypt’s new draft constitution. The group said “abusive coupists” were trying to “distort Egypt’s legitimate constitution”, adopted under ousted President Mohammed Morsi last year.
BBC The UN’s human rights chief has said an inquiry has produced evidence that war crimes were authorised in Syria at the “highest level”, including by President Bashar al-Assad. It is the first time the UN’s human rights office has so directly implicated Mr Assad.
The Washington Times – Jeffrey T Kuhner History is repeating itself. The recent interim nuclear deal signed by the United States and other major powers with Iran in Geneva paves the way for war. President Obama is the new Neville Chamberlain, the British prime minister who boasted of creating “peace in our time” after signing an agreement with Nazi […]
The Hill - Kate Tummarello Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) on Sunday slammed the recent deal with Iran over Tehran’s nuclear programs, saying he’s “very discouraged.” The deal — which involves limitation for Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for decreased sanctions from the U.S. — is “a total victory” for Iran, Corker said on CBS’s “Face the […]
Reuters Egyptian police fired tear gas on Tuesday at student supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Mursi who were protesting at the university in the Nile Delta town of Mansoura, witnesses said. Four people were hurt in clashes between the students, police and residents that erupted near the Mansoura University campus, according to security […]