US judge sentences Russian agent Maria Butina 18 months in prison

Butina, who asked for leniency at Friday's hearing, will be deported to Russia after completing her sentence. Admitted Russian agent Maria Butina was sentenced to 18...

Iraq summit brings together rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran

Baghdad meet brings together lawmakers of Iraq's six neighbours: Syria, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Turkey, Jordan, and Kuwait. A summit organised by Iraq brought together regional rivals Saudi...

Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

No, it wasn't because of WMDs, democracy or Iraqi oil. The real reason is much more sinister than that. Sixteen years after the United States invaded Iraqand left...

Driven to suicide in Tunisia’s UNHCR refugee shelter

Lack of adequate care and frustration over absence of resettlement plans prompt attempted suicides, refugees say. Medenine, Tunisia - Last Monday night, 16-year-old Nato* slit his...

What did Russia get from its KRG gamble?

Energy giant Rosneft struck major deals with Iraq's Kurdish region in 2017. Today, it has yet to cash in on them. Erbil, Iraq - Two years...

How will clashes in Libya affect refugees hoping to reach Europe?

As some Libyan officials and Italian media warn of exodus, experts say it is impossible to predict impact on migration. Names marked with an asterisk*...

Libya: Detained refugees shot as clashes near Tripoli continue

Refugees and migrants request immediate medical assistance as several people are reportedly wounded by gunfire. Refugees and migrants trapped in a detention centre on the front line...

Post-Mueller: Can Trump block witnesses, access to documents?

Trump has refused to cooperate in numerous congressional probes, setting the state for several long court fights. Washington, DC - US President Donald Trump is refusing to cooperate...

Why aren’t Europeans calling Israel an apartheid state?

Israel's apartheid is not that different from the one South Africa used to have, both in terms of policy and brutality. Apartheid is alive and...

The logic behind US humiliation of the Palestinians

What an old Hebrew parable can tell us about Kushner's strategy and the deal of the century. Over the past two years, the Trump administration...

Why I believe Yasser Arafat was poisoned

The author cites scientific and contextual evidence which point to Arafat's poisoning with polonium . Polonium 210 is so toxic that it is difficult to...

Morocco announces wage deal as teachers’ protests continue

Govt signs 'new social deal' with employers and labour unions while teachers continue protests over contracts. The Moroccan government has announced a "new social deal"...

Saudi Arabia executes 37 in connection with terrorism

The Saudi nationals received the death penalty for charges including 'adopting extremist terrorist ideologies'. Saudi Arabia executed 37 of its citizens on Tuesday for what it...

Sri Lanka: 15 dead in gun battle with bombing suspects

Bodies of 15 people, including six children, discovered at the site of a fierce overnight gun battle in an eastern town. The bodies of 15...
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