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Britain, Germany, France 'committed' to Iran deal without US

08 May, 2018

The statements from the leaders of Britain, France and Germany suggest a transatlantic clash is looming over Trump's decision.

Trump reinstates sanctions on Iran, withdraws from nuclear deal

08 May, 2018

Despite months of lobbying from European allies, US President Donald Trump has made good on his threat and pulled out of the Iran deal.

Withdrawing from Iran deal will spark 'arms race': Jordan

08 May, 2018

Jordan's foreign minister has warned that if the US withdraws from the Iran nuclear deal it could lead to an arms race in the Middle East, Reuters news agency reported.

Israel to hold 'independence day' celebration in Egypt

07 May, 2018

Israel's embassy in Egypt has organised an event at a Cairo hotel to celebrate 70th anniversary of Israeli statehood, seen by Palestinians as a catastrophe, or Nakba in Arabic.

Philippines investigating reported killing of extremist leader

05 May, 2018

The Philippine military said it is examining intelligence reports that a Middle East-educated commander of the Abu Sayyaf extremist group has died.

Assad's forces suffer losses in rebel-held southern Syria

05 May, 2018

At least five regime soldiers were killed in clashes with opposition forces as they tried to advance into rebel-held Daraa.

Iraq speaker seeks pardon for Saddam's defence minister

04 May, 2018

Authorities in Iraq have been urged to pardon the former defence minister of dictator Saddam Hussein on health grounds, the speaker of Iraq's parliament said on Thursday.

British ambassador to Israel filmed at Gaza border protests

02 May, 2018

A militant propaganda video filming Israeli forces at the border revealed an unreported trip taken by the British ambassador to Israel, allegedly concerned by the use of violence against protesters.

Middle East's economic growth will not curb unemployment: IMF

02 May, 2018

Deeper reforms must be made to curb high unemployment rates in the Middle East, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday.

Japan PM pledges not to move embassy to Jerusalem

01 May, 2018

Japan's Abe told Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas his country will not follow the United States' embassy move.

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