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US Cuts Funding For UNRWA Programmes In Palestine

The United States has announced that it will no longer be funding developmental and humanitarian programmes in Palestine under the aegis of the UN Relief and Works Agency. In an announcement made by the State department, the US while calling the UNRWA ‘irredeemably flawed’ said that the ‘United States had reviewed the situation and will not make additional contributions to

Syria and Iran Sign New Deal for Military Cooperation

In a setback to American and Israeli efforts to stall Iranian influence in the Middle East, Syria today signed a new agreement on the subject of military cooperation with the Islamic Republic of Iran. The agreement, which comes after years of Iranian support to the Bashar Al-Assad regime in Syria, signifies a marked change in the region’s spheres of influence. Such

ISIS head Baghdadi released 55 minute audio message for his followers, calls the losses a test from Allah

On Wednesday, a 55 minute audio recording of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was found by the media wing of terror outfits. In the audio, the leader denoting to his followers is heard saying that they are being tested with "fear and hunger" and that "glad tidings" will be rewarded to "patiently persevere". He also said that the losses being

Iran announces new fighter jet and improvements in defence systems

Reiterating the country prioritizing the development of defense systems over anything else, Iran today announced the development and unveiling of its new fighter jet next week. This announcement comes in light of rising tensions in the region between Iran and the Middle East and the United States, the latter of who has imposed sanctions on Iran after it struck down

Exerting more pressure on Iran, US formed Iran Action Group

Hitting hard on Iran, United States Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, has announced the creation of Iran Action Group (IAG). This group is meant to review, coordinate and direct Iran-related activity. Brian Hook, who is the current director of Policy Planning in the US State Department, will lead the group. The other purpose of the US for forming IAG is to pressurize Iran

US revived heavy sanctions to tighten economic pressure on Iran

To levy maximum economic pressure on Iran, United states of America restores the sanctions on Iran which were lifted in 2015 by the Obama government. With the revival of these sanctions, any transactions with Iran involving dollar bank notes, gold, precious metals, aluminium, steel, commercial passenger aircraft and coal, and the imports of Iranian carpets and foodstuffs into the United States

Syria: Islamic State Suicide Blasts Kill over 200

Islamic State militants killed more than 200 people in a coordinated assault on a government-held area of southwestern Syria on Wednesday, local officials and a war monitor said, in the group’s deadliest attack in the country for years. Jihadist fighters stormed several villages and staged suicide blasts in the provincial capital, near one of the few remote pockets still held

Israel is a Jewish State, Parliament passes Controversial National Law

Israel’s Parliament on Thursday approved a controversial piece of legislation that defines the country as the nation-state of the Jewish people but, critics warn, sidelines minorities. The government says the bill, passed in the early morning hours, will merely enshrine into law Israel’s existing character. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the legislation’s passage a “historic moment in the history of Zionism and

First Indian-Origin Woman to Contest for Israel Mayoral Elections

A Maharastrian Jew by ancestry, Dr. Ricky Shay is going to become the first women to run for Mayoral Elections in Israel. Ricky Shay has been a member of the city council for five years and has been working on a twin-city pact between Vadodara–Ashkelon. It was while working on the twin-city project that she was inspired to run for

Egyptian President to Visit Sudan for a Bilateral Meeting in October

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During the meeting in Cairo, the newly appointed Sudan Foreign Minister Al-Dirdiri Mohamed said that Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will be holding a meeting in Khartoum in October to discuss several bilateral ties with Sudan. The visit by the Egyptian Sisi will deal with two important issues between the neighbors. There will be discussion on the ban put by Sudan

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