Middle East

Turkey’s Erdogan says his meeting with Putin on Syria will bring hope

Turkey’s Erdogan says his meeting with Putin on Syria will bring hope

Published 17/09/2018

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that a joint statement due to be made after his meeting with Russian President [more…]

U.S. State Department revokes PLO ambassador family visas: envoy

U.S. State Department revokes PLO ambassador family visas: envoy

Published 16/09/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States revoked visas for the family of the Palestine Liberation Organization ambassador, the envoy said on Sunday, the latest development [more…]

Iran says Twitter shut legitimate accounts, but not anti-government…

Iran says Twitter shut legitimate accounts, but not anti-government…

Published 16/09/2018

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday accused Twitter of closing accounts of “real” Iranians, while allowing anti-government ones backed by [more…]

Senior security official says Iran will respond to any hostile…

Senior security official says Iran will respond to any hostile…

Published 10/09/2018

ANKARA (Reuters) - A senior Iranian security official said Tehran will respond to any hostile action against the country and that the era of “hit [more…]

Trump administration to take tough stance against International…

Trump administration to take tough stance against International…

Published 10/09/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Monday will adopt an aggressive posture against the International Criminal Court, threatening sanctions against ICC judges if they [more…]

For families of some 9/11 victims, new DNA tools reopen old wounds

For families of some 9/11 victims, new DNA tools reopen old wounds

Published 10/09/2018

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A breakthrough in DNA analysis is helping identify more victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in New York, but the [more…]

Turkish economic growth dips, lira crisis darkens outlook

Turkish economic growth dips, lira crisis darkens outlook

Published 10/09/2018

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish economic growth slowed to 5.2 percent year-on-year in the second quarter, data showed on Monday, in what officials described as an [more…]

Oil up as U.S. drilling stalls, Iranian sanctions bite

Oil up as U.S. drilling stalls, Iranian sanctions bite

Published 10/09/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - Oil prices rose on Monday as U.S. drilling stalled and as investors anticipated lower supply once new U.S. sanctions against Iran’s crude [more…]

U.S. energy chief to meet Russian, Saudi counterparts ahead of Iran…

U.S. energy chief to meet Russian, Saudi counterparts ahead of Iran…

Published 09/09/2018

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW (Reuters) - U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry will meet his counterparts from Saudi Arabia and Russia starting on Monday, sources familiar with the matter [more…]

South Korean man infected by MERS virus, first case in 3 years

South Korean man infected by MERS virus, first case in 3 years

Published 08/09/2018

SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean man, 61, was diagnosed with the potentially deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and is being treated at a [more…]