India cuts Internet, farmers start hunger strike

Watch This Hundreds of Indian farmers gathered in New Delhi on Saturday (January 30) to begin a one-day hunger strike. Authorities have blocked mobile internet services in several areas around the capital, after a week of violent clashes. The farmers are angry about new agricultural…

Iran rejects talks after Macron says ‘very short time’ to stop it getting nukes

French leader tells Saudi TV any new nuclear negotiations will be ‘very strict,’ must include Riyadh; Tehran warns France against ‘hasty and ill-considered positions’ Iran on Saturday warned France to avoid “hasty and ill-considered positions,” after French President Emmanuel Macron was reported to say any…

Iran rejects new players and new negotiations of nuclear deal

Controversial former Obama aide Malley named Biden’s top envoy on Iran. Iran’s foreign ministry rejected any new negotiations or changes to the participants in Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers, after French President Emmanuel Macron said new talks should include Saudi Arabia.   The remarks…

Terror group claims responsibility for attack on Israeli embassy in India

Letter found at the scene allegedly promises: This is just the beginning A terror organization called Jaish-ul-Hind, believed to be affiliated with Iran, has taken responsibility for Friday’s attack near the Israeli embassy in New Delhi, according to Indian media.   An explosion occurred near…

For 1st time in months, police use water cannon on anti-Netanyahu protesters

One person hospitalized after being hit in face by water jet; policeman injured during clash; two people arrested; protest group says cannon deployed without warning Police deployed a water cannon against protestors in Jerusalem on Saturday night, the first time the crowd-dispersal method has been…

Gantz meets top US general in first visit since Israel moved to Central Command

Defense minister, IDF chief meet with Gen. Kenneth McKenzie in Tel Aviv, lauding change that will allow for greater cooperation between Jewish state and Arab neighbors Defense Minister Benny Gantz met with the head of the United States military’s Central Command Gen. Kenneth McKenzie in…

UAE to offer citizenship to select expats in rare move for Gulf

Dubai (AFP) The UAE announced Saturday it is opening a path to citizenship for select foreigners, in a rare move for the Gulf where the status and its welfare benefits are jealously guarded. Dubai ruler and United Arab Emirates (UAE) Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin…

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Dubai says trade with Israel has topped $270 million since normalization

‘Expansion of trade and investment will benefit not only business communities in the UAE and Israel, but also in the [wider] Middle East,’ official says Since Israel and the United Arab Emirates normalized ties in September, trade between the Jewish state and Dubai has reached…

Israeli Forces Destroy Nature Reserve, Uproot 10,000 Trees in Jordan Valley

The Israeli army on Wednesday destroyed a natural reserve and uprooted at least 10,000 trees in a military campaign in the northern West Bank in a move that Palestinians termed a “crime”. Moataz Bisharat, who is responsible for monitoring Israeli settlement activity in the Jordan…

Iran says it will install 1,000 centrifuges at nuclear plant in next 3 months

New equipment to be set up at Natanz enrichment facility; Iranian official says its scientists have exceeded expected output of enriched uranium Iran said Thursday it plans to install 1,000 new centrifuges at the Natanz nuclear facility within three months and that its scientists had…