Arabic news sources, Ynet, has reported that US has conducted airstrikes on Iranian-backed Iraqi Shia militia locations near Jurf al-Sakhar in Iraq. Nine people have been reportedly killed.  @RanjAlaaldin, affiliated to the Brooking Institute also tweeted : “ Reports of a US strike on Iran-aligned groups in Iraq are coming in after three explosions were heard in Jurf Sakhar southwest ofContinue Reading

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, was quoted by a French newspaper Journal du Dimanche saying that Iran was building nuclear weapons and the 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal had to be revived.   “The Trump administration chose what it called the maximum pressure campaign on Iran. The result was that this strategy only increasedContinue Reading

On January 14, three top officials of the United Nations called on the United States to revoke its decision to blacklist Yemen’s Houthis a foreign terrorist organisation. The officials also warned that the US’ move would push the country into famine and chill peace efforts. During a UN Security CouncilContinue Reading

Some Afghan lawmakers and experts have said that a recent offer by Iran to Afghanistan to use Iran-backed Shiite militias in the fight against Islamic State (IS) can be a threat to Afghanistan’s volatile security. It must be noted that Iran, since the beginning of the Syria’s civil war inContinue Reading

Senior UN officials have allayed concern over the potential impact of the decision by the United States to designate Yemen’s Ansar Allah, more commonly known as the Houthi movement, a terrorist group, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock briefed the Security Council on the humanitarian situationContinue Reading

A war monitor on January 13 said that at least nine Syrian soldiers and 31 allied fighters were killed in the deadliest night raids since 2018, targeting arms depots and military positions in eastern Syria. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, “The Israeli air force carried out more thanContinue Reading

As the 41st Summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) led to the ending of the boycott of Qatar by the Arab nations, Egypt has opened its airspace with Qatar.  “The decision allows EgyptAir and Qatar Airways, as well as other Qatari airlines, to resume air traffic and send flight operatingContinue Reading

The Israeli plan to build 800 new housing units in the settlements in the West Bank has drawn strong condemnation from Palestine, with the Palestinian presidency spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh saying that “the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to build 800 new units in the illegal settlements is completelyContinue Reading

According to a report in Egypt Today, Egypt’s Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) construction work is about 97% complete. The report stated that the general supervisor of the Grand Egyptian Museum, Major-General Engineer Atef Moftah previously revealed that 96.5% of work at the GEM has been completed, amounting to the transferral of 55 thousand artefacts into the museum. The displayContinue Reading

Agreeing to normalise ties with Israel, Sudan has now officially signed the Abraham Accords, a move that paves way for Sudan to relieve its massive debt to the World Bank. The historic signing of the peace accord took place at the U.S embassy in Khartoum on January 6, where Sudanese MinisterContinue Reading