President Trump is striking a formal blow against the Iran nuclear deal. But he is stopping short of asking Congress to reimpose sanctions on Tehran. Instead, the president is urging lawmakers to pass a new law, spelling out conditions under which sanctions could be reimposed.
Egyptian authorities arrested seven people Monday who they accused of being gay and promoting homosexuality for allegedly raising the rainbow flag of the LGBT movement at a concert, filing charges even though there is no law officially banning the practice.
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with Somalia’s Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire in a sideline meeting at the United Nations General Assembly yesterday.
Russia discussed the need to continue efforts to ensure the stability of Somalia’s federal government and bolster international efforts to establish peace in the country.
Over the last few years, the Middle East started to witness the presence of new political protagonists: Russia, a very strong, evident player, Germany, a strong but latent player, and China, a strong economic power.
Many reported that Russia’s support for Syria was limited and unreliable. And yet, Russia has successfully engaged in the region and over recent years has proved reliable to its allies. Now, as Russia has become central to everything, from regional security to the peace process, regional countries must change their approach and recognise its influence and importance.
Russian diplomacy has been instrumental to creating the potential for an end to the Syrian crisis.
Russia’s influence in the region is spreading. Russia is now allied with both Israel and Syria.
Security forces targeted outposts and caves used by the militants for shelter and storage in the southeastern provinces of Sirnak and Hakkari, near the Iraqi border, the military said in a statement, adding:
“Ninety-nine terrorists have been neutralised. One is in the so-called leading ranks”
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) – Pakistani police say at least 12 people, including women and children, have drowned at a beach near the port city of Karachi after being swept away by strong waves in the Arabian sea.Police official Ijaz Khokhar says initially two people drowned Saturday after enjoying a picnic at the beach and the others died trying to rescue them.
Among the items discovered inside was a statue of the goldsmith Amenemhat, sitting beside his wife.It is unclear whether the three mummies discovered are connected to Amenemhat.
The car detonated in the eastern district of Jamila, police said, as Iraqi government forces were preparing to declare victory over the Sunni Muslim militants of Islamic State more than 400 km (250 miles) further north in the city of Tal Afar.
Medics reported that at least 8 are dead and approximately 25 were wounded in the explosion.
MOSCOW, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) — Over 800 terrorists of the ISIL group were killed in Syria as a result of an operation conducted by the Syrian government forces and the Russian air force, the Russian Defense Ministry said Sunday.
More than 800 terrorists, 13 tanks, 39 pick-up trucks equipped with large-caliber machine guns, 9 mortars and artillery guns were destroyed during the operation, the document said.
Accompanying Kushner on Tuesday in the Gulf states were deputy National Security Adviser Dina Powell, and Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt, a White House official said.
“I am very comfortable that the strategic process was sufficiently rigorous and did not go in with a pre-set position,” Mr. Mattis told reporters travelling with him during a diplomatic visit to Jordan, which is the first time the former U.S. Central Command chief will visit the country as defense chief.
Thousands of U.S. troops are taking part in the war against ISIS in Iraq. They are mainly providing logistical and other support to Iraqi troops, but many operate close to the front lines.
By Gul YousafzaiQUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) – A bomb exploded near a crowded market in the Pakistani city of Quetta on Saturday .
“According to the information we have received so far, there are around 15 casualties, people who were martyred, and around 40 people were wounded,” Bugti said. He said a state of emergency had been imposed in the city and all hospitals were on alert.