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US offers help with Iran and normalisation if Israeli govt. reigned in: Report

Senior officials in US President Joe Biden's administration have offered the Israeli government a package deal to cooperate with the US if they wanted to move ahead with issues such as Iran and Saudi Arabia.

Israeli soldiers kill unarmed Palestinian in West Bank

Israeli forces have shot dead an unarmed Palestinian man in the West Bank, the Palestinian health ministry has confirmed. The shooting incident brought the number of Palestinian fatalities from the Israeli violence this year to 36.

Live Update: Russia’s “Special Operation” in Ukraine; Day 346

Russia, wary of NATO’s eastward expansion, began a military campaign in Ukraine on February 24 after the Western-leaning Kiev government turned a deaf ear to Moscow’s calls for its neighbor to maintain its neutrality. In the middle of the mayhem, Moscow and Kiev are trying to hammer out a peaceful solution to the conflict. Follow the latest about the Russia-Ukraine conflict here:

Israeli settler population tops half a million in West Bank

The population of Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank has surpassed half a million as Israel's far-right cabinet is poised to build more settler units, according to the latest figures.

Israel OKs hundreds of new settler units in al-Quds

Israeli authorities have approved plans for the construction of more than a thousand new settler units in al-Quds in flagrant defiance of the international outcry against Tel Aviv’s illegal settlement expansion and land grab policies in the occupied Palestinian territories.

Turkey summons envoys of 9 western countries over security alerts

Ankara summoned ambassadors of nine Western countries including the United States on Thursday, slamming their decisions to temporarily shut diplomatic missions and issue security alerts following Quran-burning incidents in Europe.

Live Update: Russia’s “Special Operation” in Ukraine; Day 345

Russia, wary of NATO’s eastward expansion, began a military campaign in Ukraine on February 24 after the Western-leaning Kiev government turned a deaf ear to Moscow’s calls for its neighbor to maintain its neutrality. In the middle of the mayhem, Moscow and Kiev are trying to hammer out a peaceful solution to the conflict. Follow the latest about the Russia-Ukraine conflict here:

US imposes visa restrictions on Taliban officials

The US has announced additional visa restrictions on the Taliban regime in response to thei bans on women's rights in Afghanistan.

Israel carries out air raids on Gaza Strip

The Israeli military has launched airstrikes on the besieged Gaza Strip as fears continue over escalating violence across the Palestinian occupied territories.

Iran to UN: Israel behind recent terrorist attack in Isafahn

Iran’s representative to the United Nations has in a letter to the world body’s chief and the president of the UN Security Council said the Zionist regime was behind the recent terrorist attack on a military facility in the Iranian city of Isfahan.

Report: Saudi Arabia executions rate almost doubled under MbS, King Salman

The rate of executions in Saudi Arabia since King Salman and his son Mohammed bin Salman came to power in 2015 has almost doubled annually, according to a new report.

Live Update: Russia’s “Special Operation” in Ukraine; Day 344

Russia, wary of NATO’s eastward expansion, began a military campaign in Ukraine on February 24 after the Western-leaning Kiev government turned a deaf ear to Moscow’s calls for its neighbor to maintain its neutrality. In the middle of the mayhem, Moscow and Kiev are trying to hammer out a peaceful solution to the conflict. Follow the latest about the Russia-Ukraine conflict here:

Report reveals Bush ordered CIA to find replacement for Yasser Arafat

Former US President George W Bush had ordered the CIA to search for a replacement for Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat after the escalation of the second Intifada in 2001, recently released British documents has revealed.

Turkish base in northern Iraq comes under rocket attacks

Unidentified attackers fired eight rockets at a Turkish military base in northern Iraq on Wednesday, the Counter-Terrorism Group, a security organisation in Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region, has announced.

Saudi Arabia overtakes India as world’s fastest growing major economy

Saudi Arabia has topped India as the fastest growing major economy in the world, with its non-oil sector growing at the fastest rate in more than one year.

Iranian FM praises Mauritania’s effort in fighting terror in Sahara

The Iranian Foreign Minister who is in Mauritania on an official visit has praised efforts by the African county to establish peace and fighting terrorism in the Sahara region.

US slams Israeli settlements but stresses Washington’s support for Tel Aviv

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has criticized Israeli policies, including settlement expansion and home demolitions, as detrimental to the two-state solution. Still, at a news conference at the end of his trip to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories, he reasserted Washington’s “ironclad” commitment to Israel.

Live Update: Russia’s “Special Operation” in Ukraine; Day 343

Russia, wary of NATO’s eastward expansion, began a military campaign in Ukraine on February 24 after the Western-leaning Kiev government turned a deaf ear to Moscow’s calls for its neighbor to maintain its neutrality. In the middle of the mayhem, Moscow and Kiev are trying to hammer out a peaceful solution to the conflict. Follow the latest about the Russia-Ukraine conflict here:

Iran warns US against triggering war

Iran's Permanent Mission to the UN has warned that American military action against Tehran would risk starting an open-ended war. There has been speculation surrounding Washington’s possible involvement in a recent failed drone strike on an Iranian military workshop in Isfahan.

Russia says decided to involve Iran in discussions among Moscow, Ankara and Damascus

There is a principle agreement to engage Iran in the trilateral discussions among Russia, Turkey and Syria over the situation in the Middle Eastern Arab country, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday.

Pakistan says Iran has asked for $18bn in compensation over gas pipeline project

Tehran has asked Islamabad to construct a portion of the Iran-Pakistan (IP) gasline project on its territory till February-March 2024, or be ready to pay a penalty of $18 billion, a Pakistani official has said.

Ukraine responds to Iran over failed drone strike

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has accused Tehran of “supporting aggression”, claiming that the reported blast at a military industrial facility in Isfahan was “legitimate punishment.”

Ukraine admits cannot defend against Iranian ballistic missiles

Should Russia obtain Iranian ballistic missiles for use in its war in Ukraine, the Ukrainian Air Force has warned that it does not have the means to defend against them.

Live Update: Russia’s “Special Operation” in Ukraine; Day 342

Russia, wary of NATO’s eastward expansion, began a military campaign in Ukraine on February 24 after the Western-leaning Kiev government turned a deaf ear to Moscow’s calls for its neighbor to maintain its neutrality. In the middle of the mayhem, Moscow and Kiev are trying to hammer out a peaceful solution to the conflict. Follow the latest about the Russia-Ukraine conflict here:

Israeli soldiers shoot dead Palestinian man in Hebron

Israeli forces killed a Palestinian man in the West Bank city of Hebron on Monday, the Palestinian health ministry confirmed.

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