Palestinians & Israeli Affairs

Macron asks Israeli PM Netanyahu to drop West Bank annexation plans

Paris - Emmanuel Macron asked Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to refrain from annexing Palestinian territory in the West Bank and elsewhere during a telephone call between the two leaders,

Hundreds gather in West Bank for funeral of Palestinian shot by Israeli soldiers

West Bank - Hundreds of people gathered in the occupied West Bank on Friday for the funeral of a Palestinian man shot by Israeli soldiers a day earlier. Israel’s army said

Arab world

Iran will develop oil industry despite US sanctions: Minister

Iran is determined to develop its oil industry in spite of US sanctions imposed on the country, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said in a televised speech on Saturday. “We will not

Russia, China veto last-ditch UN bid for Syria aid via Turkey for second time

New York - Russia and China vetoed a last-ditch attempt by Western members of the UN Security Council to extend approval -- which expires on Friday -- for humanitarian aid