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Senior Cuban foreign ministry official Rodolfo Reyes told AFP after talks with EU officials that Havana was interested in a "special purpose vehicle" project for payments to Iran bypassing US sanctions

Imprisoned Cuban Dissident Rapper Sews His Mouth Shut in Protest

Cuban rapper “Pupito en Sy” announced a hunger strike in solidarity with fellow hip-hop artist Maykel Castillo “El Osorbo,” who last week sewed his mouth shut while in prison to protest Cuba’s impending ban on “unauthorized” music.

According to media reports,, Russian official Alexander Prokopchuk is likely to be appointed INTERPOL President next week. This will signal a major victory for Russia and a grave blow to the Kremlin’s political enemies and the many victims of persecution whom Russia is increasingly hunting via this vital international policing …

Kremlin Supports Russian Candidate to Replace Interpol President Jailed by China

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Monday stated his government’s strong support for Alexander Prokopchuk to become the next president of Interpol. The international law-enforcement organization will hold an election on Wednesday to replace President Meng Hongwei, who was arrested and jailed in China last month on corruption charges.

Fighting rages around airport in Yemen port city of Hodeida

Iran-Allied Houthis in Yemen: ‘We Are Ready to Freeze and Stop Military Operations’

A senior leader of the Iran-allied Houthis in Yemen on Monday said the Shiite terrorists would stop bombing targets inside Saudi Arabia for the sake of United Nations-backed peace efforts that have failed in the past, marking the first sign of hope for the latest push to end the war that has been raging for more than three years.

Israeli security forces at the Adam settlement in the occupied West Bank on July 26, 2018, after a stabbing attack

Israeli Arab Teenager: It’s ‘A Privilege’ to Serve in IDF

T., a 19-year-old from the Jerusalem area, where clashes with police is a regular occurence, decided four months ago in an unprecedented move to join the Border Police. On Wednesday he is expected to participate in a graduation ceremony from basic training where he will receive a combat pin.

Iraq's new President Barham Salih (R) meets Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on his official visit to Tehran

Iraq’s President Visits Iran Weeks After U.S. Renews Sanctions

TEHRAN — Iraq’s President Barham Salih began a visit to Iran on Saturday, where he pledged to improve relations less than two weeks after the United States restored oil sanctions that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal.

Yahya Sinwar leader of the Islamist Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip, speaks during a protest east of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip on April 6, 2018, demanding the right to return -- meaning Palestinian refugees being allowed to go back to the land they fled or were …

Hamas Gaza Chief Threatens Tel Aviv Following Truce

Hamas’s leader in the Gaza Strip Yahya Sinwar on Friday warned Israel “not to test us again,” saying the next rocket barrage from the territory would target Tel Aviv and other central cities with a potency that would “surprise” Israel.

United Nations peacekeepers observe the Quneitra border crossing with Syria in the Israeli annexed-Golan Heights during its reopening on October 15, 2018. - The only crossing point between Syria and Israeli-controlled territory reopened on October 15, 2018, an AFP correspondent reported, four years after closing due to the civil war …

U.S. Opposes Anti-Israel Golan Heights U.N. Draft Resolution

The United States opposed on Friday for the first time an annual draft resolution at the United Nations calling on Israel to rescind its authority over the occupied Golan Heights, drawing praise from Israeli officials.

Israeli politician former Likud minister and head the Kulanu party, Moshe Kahlon, delivers a speech during a debate on economy on March 11, 2015 in the coastal Israeli city of Tel Aviv. Six days before Israel votes in a snap general election, the centre-left Zionist Union opened a lead of …

Kahlon: Gaza Truce ‘Not A Win’ for Hamas

Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon said Saturday that the Israeli government knew that the truce with Palestinian terror group Hamas in the Gaza Strip would not be a popular decision, but that security chiefs were unanimous in their recommendations that this was the right course of action.