UN Security Council fails to condemn airstrike in Libya


The UN Security Council on Wednesday failed to condemn a recent airstrike in Libya because the U.S. would not support the statement's text, according to multiple reports

Princess Haya, wife of Dubai's ruler, has reportedly sought asylum in London


The wife of Dubai's ruler has reportedly fled the United Arab Emirates with their young son and daughter and sought asylum in London

Civilian causalities as Russian warplanes bomb Idlib’s Khan Sheikhoun

Assad and Russian warplanes conducted several airstrikes on Monday (July 1) on the demilitarized zone (DMZ) of Idlib countryside, killing and injuring civilians and causing material damage, Orient correspondents said

Erdogan urges world to keep Khashoggi case on agenda

At his G20 press conference, Erdogan says perpetrators of Jamal Khashoggi should be brought to justice

Trump knows why Turkey needs Russian S-400: Erdogan

The U.S. president knows Turkey’s security concerns, and why it needs Russian S-400 air defense system, Turkish president said in an interview with Japanese media

Venezuela foils ‘Maduro assassination & military coup’ plot

Venezuelan intelligence says it has foiled an assassination attempt against President Nicolas Maduro, which envisioned a group of rogue officers storming the presidential palace and installing an imprisoned general in his stead

Donald Trump announces US pulling out of Iran nuclear deal, reviving economic sanctions


US President Donald Trump has announced he is pulling the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal, in a move set to upset America's European allies and disrupt global oil supplies

Arab world approves of policies of Turkish president


Over half the people in the world’s Arab regions approve of the Mideast policies of Turkey’s president, according to a new survey

Trump imposes sanctions on Iranian supreme leader

U.S. President Donald Trump sanctioned Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and his office Monday amid bristling tensions with Iran

Russian airstrikes kill five civilians in Idlib's Saraqib

Russian warplanes bombed on Saturday (June 22) the demilitarized zone (DMZ) of Idlib, killing and injuring civilians and causing material damage, Orient correspondent said

Turkish president votes in Istanbul's election re-run


President Recep Tayyip Erdogan cast his vote in Istanbul’s election re-run on Sunday

Spike in UFO sightings sparks major government response

A spike in UFO sightings by US Navy pilots has prompted Pentagon officials brief the US president and other senior politicians about the encounters

US policy failed in Venezuela, time to move on: expert


U.S. leaders are reluctant to admit that their policy has failed in Venezuela, with excuse-making machinery working overtime, said Ted Galen Carpenter, a senior fellow in defense and foreign policy studies at the CATO Institute

Erdogan says UN report on Saudi journalist proves Kingdom is guilty: killers to pay price



President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday lashed out at the murderers of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi who was killed in the Kingdom's Istanbul consulate last fall

US reviewing UN's Khashoggi report 'closely'

The U.S. said Wednesday it is "closely" appraising a UN report that said the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi was an extrajudicial killing for which Saudi Arabia is responsible

MH17 suspects named, charged as Bellingcat report reveals details of plane's final moments



Investigators have named four suspects they will charge with murder over the downing of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which killed 298 people, including 38 Australians

Morsi did not die natural death: Turkish president

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday said Egypt's only democratically-elected President Mohamed Morsi was murdered

I don't believe Morsi's was normal death: Erdogan


Turkey's president attended a funeral prayer in absentia on Tuesday for Egypt's ousted President Mohamed Morsi, expressing suspicion on his demise

Assad shelling injures civilian in Idlib countryside

Assad militiamen shelled on Monday (June 17) the demilitarized zone (DMZ) of Idlib countryside, injuring a civilian and causing material damage, Orient correspondent said

Former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi dies 'in court' – state TV


Egypt’s former president Mohamed Morsi has died suddenly following a court appearance, according to Egyptian state television