US files complaints with WTO over retaliatory tariffs

The United States has filed five separate complaints at the World Trade Organization (WTO) challenging retaliatory tariffs imposed by China, Canada, Mexico, Turkey and the European Union, following American duties on steel and aluminum. US...

Hamas warns of consequences as Israel tightens Gaza siege, halts fuel transfer

The Palestinian Hamas resistance movement has warned Israel of “dangerous consequences” as the regime tightens its inhumane siege on the Gaza Strip by blocking fuel shipment into the coastal enclave. On July 9, Israel imposed...

Egypt parliament gives immunity to officers involved in post-2013 coup crackdown

A controversial bill has cleared the Egyptian parliament, granting immunity from prosecution to the senior military officers who may have had a role in a deadly crackdown that followed ex-president Mohamed Morsi’s ouster. The draft...

US-backed militants ‘create platform’ for talks with Syrian government

The political arm of the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a US-backed coalition of mainly Kurdish militants holding a grip on northeastern Syria, says it is devising a negotiating team for potential talks with...

‘Lava bomb’ from Hawaii volcano hits tour boat, injuring at least 22

A 'lava bomb', a flying chunk of molten rock, hit an ocean tour boat near the Big Island of Hawaii, puncturing the vessel's roof and injuring the people on board, the island's fire department...

Defence minister resigns over Brexit tax amendment vote as May accused of ‘capitulation’

An amendment to the customs bill that would stop the UK from collecting tariffs or taxes for the EU without reciprocity barely passed in the House of Commons, as Theresa May's cabinet suffered another...

‘MSM wants us to cast Russia as an enemy & it’s wrong’ – Ron...

The meeting between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin is a "step in the right direction," former US Senator Ron Paul told RT, while also addressing the "propaganda" notion that the US must have an...

Nuclear material stolen a year ago still missing, police give up search – report

US authorities have been accused of hushing up an incident in which officials lost plutonium and cesium samples after their car was looted. Police have long-since given up on efforts to locate the nukes,...

EU Envoy Responds To Criticism From Armenian PM

The European Union needs to hear “very concrete ideas” from the new Armenian government before it can consider increasing economic assistance to Armenia, the head of the EU Delegation in Yerevan, Piotr Switalski, said...

‘Don’t hold US-Russia ties hostage to internal politics’: 5 takeaways from Putin’s Fox interview

US media have blasted President Donald Trump for not properly confronting Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Helsinki summit. In an exclusive interview, Fox News anchor Chris Wallace tried to do just that. Wallace’s one-on-one...

Syrian Army Frees Four More Regions in Death Triangle

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army troops continued their large-scale operation in Northwestern Dara'a and Northern Quneitra known as the Death Triangle, pushing terrorists back from four more strategic regions on Monday. The army men stormed...

Several Syrian Civilians Killed in US Air Raids in Deir Ezzur

TEHRAN (FNA)- A sum of eight civilians were killed and several more were wounded in a fresh round of air attacks by the US-led coalition fighter jets in the Eastern province of Deir Ezzur...

500 Regions in Idlib Join Gov’t Peace Plan

TEHRAN (FNA)- Hundreds of towns and villages in Idlib province have joined the Syrian government's peace plan as the army is terminating military operations in Dara'a and plans to start the battle against the...

Syrian army says it captures strategic hill overlooking Israeli border

The strategic hill that overlooks the Golan Heights, which had a major anti-aircraft radar base that was part of elaborate Syrian army defenses against Israel, fell into rebel hands in October 2014. By REUTERS,...

Trump says he and Putin reached ‘really good conlusion for Israel’ during meet

In interview with Fox News after meeting with his Russian counterpart in Helsinki, President Trump says Putin is 'a believer in Israel, he’s a fan of Bibi,' and will continue to 'help him a...

Congressional panel to hold hearing on Golan recognition

The purpose of the hearing is “to discuss the potential for American recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights in furtherance of US national security interests.” By Herb Keinon With the future of Syria...

Putin rejects UK’s ‘ungrounded accusations’ over novichok poisoning

President says London has not provided evidence to back up claims that Moscow was behind poisoning of four people – one fatally Agence France Presse Vladimir Putin has accused Britain of making baseless allegations against Russia...

Pro-gov’t journalist says gov’t readying for operations against other religious groups

Nevzat Çiçek, a pro-government journalist, has said Turkey’s Religious Affairs Directorate and state intelligence agencies are conducting significant research on religious communities in Turkey and that police operations targeting these groups are likely to...

Turkey says reports of Kurdish militia withdrawal from Manbij ‘exaggerated’

Reports that Syrian Kurdish YPG fighters have completely left Syria’s Manbij region are exaggerated as their withdrawal is still underway, Reuters reported on Monday, citing a source at Turkey’s foreign ministry. Turkey and the United...

Investigation launched into İstanbul hospital ‘covering up’ minors’ pregnancies

An investigation has been launched into the Bağcılar Teaching and Research Hospital in İstanbul on grounds that staff members covered up the cases of 392 minors who became pregnant as a result of sexual...