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But analysts said Hezbollah's role in the government's formation meant it might have difficulty convincing other states to provide urgently needed financial support.
The United States’s peace team is currently attending the World Economic Forum in Davos before traveling to Israel to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White leader Benny Gantz
Shine said the chances of rehabilitating the nuclear deal or of a new negotiation toward a modified “Trump deal” were “medium to low.”
German and British ambassadors spoke after Israeli Ambassador called Iranian people a "partner in building a better future in the Middle East"
PLO groups slam world leaders attending Holocaust ceremony in Jerusalem.
The new head of the IRGC Quds Force, Maj. Gen. Esmail Ghaani, eulogized Soleimani over the weekend. “Our enemies do not understand a language other than force so we must stand firm against them.”
President Rouhani’s office released a statement about how Iran and Venezuela will cooperate in power plant construction and technological knowhow.
Although Iran's constitution nominally protects religious minorities, ex-Muslim converts are afforded no such protection and are considered enemies of the state.
Another parliamentarian said that Iran would be protected if it had nuclear weapons.
Turkey hopes system will be operational by April, a major turning point in Turkey-Russia relations.
The live video feed in question on Haaretz's Facebook account was a feed from the Reuters news agency.
Hariri said the "continuation of the caretaker government is not the solution so let's stop wasting time and have the government bear the responsibility."
In Baghdad's Tayaran Square overnight, protesters threw petrol bombs and stones at police who responded with tear gas and stun grenades, Reuters witnesses said.
The crowd cheered as Nidhal “Abu Ibrahim” Siam called upon them to wage Jihad and seek martyrdom.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will not attend the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, where US President Donald Trump is slated to be a featured speaker.
Iran pulls out of Davos where Trump is featured speaker
Beirut's unrest has deepened the multi-faceted crisis sweeping Lebanon as it grapples with financial strains that have sunk the currency, pushed up prices and driven banks to impos capital controls.
Netanyahu: They took important step joining Israel and US in fighting terror.
Fifty injured, two reported killed in overnight protests across Baghdad and southern Iraq
Libya is in the midst of a civil war that pits Khalifa Haftar, a general controlling most of the country, against a weak government.
The Lebanese Red Cross said it had treated 220 people who were wounded on both sides on Saturday night, taking 80 of them to hospital.
The attack killed 73 people on Saturday.
These documents, if true, undermine the basis of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran deal, signed in 2015 by the US, Iran, France, the UK, Germany, China and Russia
“Hezbollah is a terror group, all its units serving the same purpose. We expect more countries to follow the UK,” Israel’s Foreign Ministry said.
The U.S. State Department has said previously it had received videos of the Revolutionary Guards opening fire without warning on protesters in Mahshahr county in southwest Iran.
"The 21-year-old, who after her conversion now prefers to be known as Mary, was reportedly arrested on Sunday near Azadi Square."
Newspaper says there are “more Soleimani’s” in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen
"No emotion. 'Two minutes and 11 seconds to live, sir. They're in the car, they're in an armored vehicle. Sir, they have approximately one minute to live, sir. Thirty seconds. Ten, 9, 8 ...'"
Witnesses said they saw young men hurling stones and flower pots towards riot police, while protesters tried to push through an entrance to a heavily barricaded district of Beirut, near parliament.
The Asian Football Confederation sent a letter to the Iranian Football Federation on Friday announcing the ban, but the IFF has yet to specify their reasons for receiving it.
The Iranian authorities are also prepared for experts from France, Canada and the United States to examine the data from the boxes, the semi-official, IRGC-run, news agency said.
Erdogan made his remarks in a column published on the Politico website on Saturday, ahead of a summit in Berlin on Sunday that will try to stabilize the country.
US President Donald Trump hit back later on Twitter, writing that Khamenei should be careful what he says.
The nuclear-powered ship is meant to assist French operations in Syria and Iraq.
The ayatollah said in a tweet that "the villainous US govt repeatedly says that they are standing by the Iranian ppl. They lie."
The activist was told that if he wishes to be released, he must stop writing about violations of freedom of religion or belief in Egypt.
He provided his opinion on the current political reality in Iran, Soleimani and Iran's nuclear weapons program. "What the Iranian people want with all their being, is that the regime will fall."
In his first Friday prayers sermon in eight years, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei also told thousands of Iranians who chanted "Death to America!" that European powers could not be trusted.
While Egypt boasts one of few countries in the MENA region whose economy improved, the relief is not being felt on the microeconomic level
Previously it was only Hezbollah's Military Wing which was subject to asset freezing under UK government rules.
Abbas Mousavi said Tehran had cooperated "beyond expectations" with countries whose citizens were killed in the crash.
Iran's leader delivers Friday prayer sermon for the first time since 2012.
The latest World Report from Human Rights Watch makes for gloomy reading.
Turkish and Syrian intelligence chiefs reportedly discussed a ceasefire in rebel-held Idlib and the status of eastern-based Kurdish forces.
Christian Saunders also said Israel was seeking to replace UNRWA services for Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem with those of its own.
Avigdor Liberman's Yisrael Beytenu Party remains the kingmaker; Otzma Yehudit passes the electoral threshhold to enter the Knesset.
"If God wills it, we will shut down [anti-government protesters’] squares of prostitution, humiliation... spies, scandal and abasement; eliminate them and drive them out of Iraq," the official said.
The book explores the war against ISIS, the end of the Arab Spring and those who shaped the region.
Turkey wants to settle mostly Arab Syrian refugees in Kurdish areas of Syria, rather than in areas around Jarabulus which Turkey also occupied.
Russian jets and Syrian artillery have pounded towns and villages in recent weeks in a renewed assault backed by pro-Iranian militias that aimed at clearing the opposition.
"We are enriching more uranium before the deal was reached ... Pressure has increased on Iran but we continue to progress," the Iranian president said.
Britain, France and Germany triggered the deal's dispute mechanism this week. London said it was now time for a "Trump deal" to replace it, while Paris said broad talks were needed.
He said that there is no point to try and negotiate with the Islamic Republic.
On Tuesday night, riots broke out in Beirut's Hamra area, with bank facades smashed and stones pelted at security forces who fired back with tear gas.
Emotions have been running high as the victims of the January 8 crash are mourned.
The impoverished Yazidi community survived ISIS genocidal attacks but has been targeted repeatedly by Turkey since 2017.
"The one common denominator expressed by all the experts was the importance of maintaining the strength of the US-Israel relationship."
A spokesman for Article 18 told Fox News the family discovered the desecrated grave when they went to visit on the anniversary of his hanging --December 3.
Thousands of Syrians are in Libya fighting for Turkey and for a ramshackle government in Tripoli that they have no stake or interest in.
In light of recent protests in Iran and US administration's "maximum pressure" campaign, the Iranian regime now has "very few options and all of them are bad."
Jordan's King Abdullah warns the European Parliament against one-state and says failure to resolve the Israel-Palestinian conflict endangers world peace.
Robert Macaire was briefly detained on Saturday, which Iranian officials said was because he attended an illegal demonstration. He stated that he had attended a vigil for victims of the crash.
In August 2013 Mustafa Kassem, a 54-year-old New York taxi driver and a father of two, was visiting Cairo. He was accused of participating in the protests against Sisi and sentenced to 15 years.
Iranian Foreign Minister told a New Delhi conference that the original 2015 nuclear deal was still on the table.
Tehran is closer to a bomb now, compared to when US pulled out of deal in May 2018
Tensions in the Gulf have risen following the U.S. killing of Iranian military commander General Qasem Soleimani and a retaliatory missile attack by Iran on U.S. forces in Iraq.
The flow of natural gas to Egypt will both serve the domestic market and also enable exports of gas to Europe, via liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals located in Egypt.
A wave of protests erupted last October against a ruling elite accused of steering Lebanon towards its worst economic crisis since the 1975-1990 civil war.
The congressmen claimed the group was "amplifying regime propaganda in the United States."
Alleged Israeli strike comes hours after IDF intel assessment finds Soleimani killing a window of opportunity for Israel to act against Iran.
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis supported the killing of Qasem Soleimani
UNRWA schools’ curriculum, designed by the Palestinian Authority, “perpetuates incitement, antisemitism and glorification of martyrdom,” Fleur Hassan-Nahoum said.
According to the Iraqi military, there were no casualties.
The results of the investigation will presented to the public, Fars said, without providing additional details.
Alleged Russian cyber attack on Ukraine hard to block
Israeli intelligence estimates that Iran will have capabilities to build a missile capable of carrying nuclear weapon within two years.
Hafter is concerned that the deal will allow Turkey to entrench itself, in much the same way as it has in Syria.
The source said that the official, who has been in contact with the Americans for a long time, had set a condition that the Americans would not eliminate Soleimani in Syria.
Read how the dispute resolution process, which could take up to 65 days to play out unless extended by consensus, works
In times like this, Iran is likely to lash out
Iran's Foreign Ministry, which summoned him, would be responsible for announcing any move to expel Rob Macaire, who has been in the post since 2018.
The EU must now inform the other parties to the deal – Russia, China and Iran. If no resolution is found after 15 days, UN sanctions could be snapped back.
"Your adversary must understand not only that you have the capacity to impose cost but that you're in fact willing to do so," US Secretary of State told Stanford students.
The shooting down of Ukraine International Airlines flight 752, killing all 176 people aboard, has led to one of the biggest public challenges to the Islamic Republic's clerical rulers since 1979.
The scale of the damage at the Ain al-Asad base showed Iran's destructive capability.
Russian closure of two out of four aid-crossing points, insistence on six-month rather than year-long program, has war-weary Syrians even more on edge
Militias along the Iraq-Syria border have been on high alert since the strike that killed Soleimani two weeks ago; dozens of the Syrian regime force members and a pro-regime militia are defecting.
Security forces continued to face off with demonstrators, as some reports claimed that protests were violently suppressed.
Unclear whether this strengthens or hurts country that is sole success story to emerge from Arab Spring.
Even if the plan is not published, Netanyahu cannot make any annexation moves, because an interim government cannot apply sovereignty. So the baton of action is with Defense Minister Naftali Bennett.
When the missiles finally landed at about 1:30 a.m., they struck “empty bunkers that had been evacuated hours before,” the intelligence source said. No one was injured or killed.
Hamas: Abbas looking for excuse to avoid elections
Jordan's King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein spoke with France24 this week about the West Bank annexation and US President Donald Trump's "Deal of the Century."
The Iranian regime had only recently quelled protests, which have flared up again following the revelation that it was behind the downing of a Ukrainian passenger jet, killing everyone on board.