Middle-east

 
  • Rare glimpse of Assad family ties to Russia in kids‘ stay at seaside camp

    Rare glimpse of Assad family ties to Russia in kids‘ stay at seaside camp

    SEVASTOPOL, Crimea: News that Russia hosted the teenage children of at a lavishly-rebuilt summer camp in last year has given a rare glimpse into the personal lives of the Syrian president’s family and his close relationship to Moscow. Nestled on the Crimean coast since 1925, the Artek Seaside camp served for decades as an elite summer holiday resort for children […]

     
     
  • UN experts urge Iran to cancel Kurd‘s death sentence

    UN experts urge Iran to cancel Kurd‘s death sentence

    GENEVA: Three United Nations human rights experts called on Iran on Thursday to annul a death sentence handed to an Iranian Kurdish prisoner, citing concerns he had been tortured in detention. The experts warned that executing , who they said was arrested last June for alleged membership in the Kurdish nationalist group Komala, “would be unconscionable”. In a joint statement, […]

     
     
  • Quake hits near Iran nuclear power plant

    Quake hits near Iran nuclear power plant

    TEHRAN: A moderately strong 5.9-magnitude earthquake today hit ‘s southern region of Bushehr, home to the country‘s only nuclear power plant, without causing casualties or damage, media reported. “The earthquake had no effect on the activity of the plant,” , project manager at the Russian-built Bushehr nuclear plant, said according to the Telegram news channel of Iran‘s state television. The […]

     
     
  • Iraq carries out air strikes on Islamic State in Syria

    Iraq carries out air strikes on Islamic State in Syria

    BAGHDAD: (Reuters) – on Thursday carried out air strikes on Islamic State positions in Syria a week after Prime Minister said his country would defend itself from militant threats across the border. Irai F-16 warplanes crossed into Syria to carry out the strikes after coordination with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad‘s government, an Iraqi military spokesman said. “Carrying out air strikes […]

     
     
  • Syria regime forces shell Damascus jihadist bastion

    Syria regime forces shell Damascus jihadist bastion

    BEIRUT: Syrian regime forces shelled the last pockets in controlled by the group, preparing the ground for a possible assault on the jihadist stronghold, a monitor said on Wednesday. After fully retaking the Eastern region on the edge of the capital, the Syrian regime has turned its attention to other areas across the country that still escape its control. Among […]