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Israel Joins U.S., UK in Blaming Iran for Oil Tanker Attack

TEL AVIV – Israeli intelligence has joined the U.S.’s accusations that Iran carried out Thursday’s attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, an Israeli TV report claimed over the weekend, citing senior intelligence officials. 

A picture obtained by AFP from Iranian News Agency ISNA on June 13, 2019 reportedly shows fire and smoke billowing from Norwegian owned Front Altair tanker said to have been attacked in the waters of the Gulf of Oman. - Suspected attacks left two tankers in flames in the waters …

Moldova Announces Embassy Move to Jerusalem

TEL AVIV – Moldova will relocate its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the Filip government said Tuesday, making it the first European country to have its embassy in Jerusalem.  The announcement comes amid a constitutional crisis that

Moldova crisis deepens as new president calls snap vote

North Korea Warns America: ‘There Is a Limit to Our Patience’

The North Korean regime warned the United States on Wednesday there is a “limit to our patience” with regards to negotiating a potential peace treaty, accusing the Trump administration of scheming to “annihilate us by force” rather than make concessions on sanctions.

People bicycle past a giant TV screen broadcasting the meeting of visiting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in June.(ANDY WONG/AP)

Palestinian Extremist Hanan Ashrawi Says She’s Been Denied U.S. Visa

TEL AVIV – Senior Palestinian official Hanan Ashrawi claimed she was denied a visa to enter the U.S., citing her support for non-violent resistance as a possible reason.  “It is official! My US visa application has been rejected. No reason given,”

Senior Palestinian official says refused US visa

Britain Warns U.S.-Iran Conflict Could Begin ‘by Accident’

BRUSSELS — Britain warned Monday that conflict might break out “by accident” between the United States and Iran amid rising tensions, as European Union powers gathered to thrash out ways to keep afloat the nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic.

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Turkey Scolds French Commemoration of Armenian Genocide

The French decision to mark April 24 as a day of commemoration for the Armenian genocide has been attacked in Turkey, with the government saying France should “look at its own dark history” before remembering the slaughter of Armenians.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was in Iraq to warn Iraqi and Kurdish leaders against next month's independence referendum in the country's Kurdish region

Iran’s Khamenei Tells Iraq: Eject U.S. Troops ‘as Soon as Possible’

Iran’s leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urged Iraq on Saturday to demand U.S. troops leave its soil “as soon as possible.” The call came after a visit by Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi intended to enhance Tehran’s influence with its neighboring Arab country.

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivers the weekly Friday prayer sermonn at Tehran University on June 19, 2009. Khamenei called for an end to street protests over last week's disputed presidential election, siding with declared winner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, in his first public appearance after daily protests over the official …