MIDDLE EAST



MONDAY 12 MARCH 2018, IN TERRIS

Turkish plane crash killing 11: newfound black box

Investigators found the “black box” from a Turkish private jet that crashed in an Iranian mountain

NASSER KARIMI
victims
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nvestigators on Monday found the “black box” from a Turkish private jet that crashed in an Iranian mountain range on its way from the United Arab Emirates to Istanbul, killing all 11 people on board that included a Turkish bride-to-be and her bachelorette party. Authorities recovered all the dead from the crash site in the Zagros Mountains outside of the city of Shahr-e Kord, some 370 kilometers (230 miles) south of Iran’s capital, Tehran, according to a report by the...
TUESDAY 06 MARCH 2018, IN TERRIS

Syria crisis: violence halts aid delivery to Eastern Ghouta

Aid trucks had to leave before they could finish unloading supplies

PHILIP ISSA
Red Cross in Syria
T
he first aid delivery in weeks to reach the besieged eastern suburbs of Damascus was cut short after Syrian government forces began shelling the area while aid workers were still inside, a local council said Tuesday, amid a renewed escalation in the government’s deadly aerial and ground campaign. Aid trucks had to leave before they could finish unloading supplies on Monday, as the eastern Ghouta suburbs suffered their worst day of violence since the U.N. Security Council demanded a 30-day...

TUESDAY 06 MARCH 2018, IN TERRIS

Netanyahu and Trump on peace plan

Trump dangles Israel trip for new embassy

JOSH LEDERMAN 
Netanyahu and Trump
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nder twin clouds of legal investigation, President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presented a united front on Monday, Trump announcing he might travel to Jerusalem to preside over the opening of the new U.S. Embassy Netanyahu had wanted, and the Israeli lavishing praise on the American leader. In a show of strong support for Netanyahu, who faces corruption allegations at home, Trump dangled the possibility of his second visit to Israel as president. However, he...
MONDAY 05 MARCH 2018, IN TERRIS

Syria aid convoy: it is not enough

First positive step but not enough

EDITORIAL TEAM
Siria
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he Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 1:35 p.m. A spokeswoman for the International Committee of the Red Cross says the delivery of assistance to Damascus’ opposition-held suburb of eastern Ghouta is a “first positive step” but that more needs to be done. Ingy Sedky says there needs to be repeated and continuous access to eastern Ghouta by humanitarian organizations. She spoke from Damascus to The Associated Press as a 46-truck convoy was entering the...

TUESDAY 02 JANUARY 2018, IN TERRIS

More than 10 killed in the protest against the government

At least 300 people arrested, social network blocked.

EDITORIAL TEAM
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lashes overnight between protesters and security forces in Iran killed nine people, state television reported Tuesday, including some rioters who tried to storm a police station to steal weapons. The demonstrations, the largest to strike Iran since its disputed 2009 presidential election, have seen six days of unrest across the country and a death toll of at least 20. The protests began Thursday in Mashhad over Iran’s weak economy and a jump in food prices and have expanded to...
SUNDAY 10 DECEMBER 2017, IN TERRIS

The Arab League will ask for a UN resolution

The president of the Palestinian National Authority Mahmoud Abbasha decided not to meet with the vice president of the US, MIke pence on a visit in the region

GUEST
The Arab League will ask for a UN resolution
Arab foreign ministers on Sunday demanded that the United States rescind President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, calling it a “grave” development that puts Washington on the same side as “occupation” and the violation of international law. In a resolution long on rhetoric but short on concrete actions, the ministers also called for the U.N. Security Council to adopt a resolution condemning Trump’s decision, but acknowledged that Washington...

NEWS
Donald Trump
TRUMP AND GUNS

Trump doesn’t set age for guns

Trump’s tweet came after his White House put out a plan to combat school shootings
Eastern Ghouta
EASTERN GHOUTA 

Civilians leave Syrian rebel enclave as army advances

Small group of Syrian civilians left the rebel-held enclave of eastern Ghouta
New Scotland Yard
LONDON

UK lawmaker says ex-spy poisoning looks to be ‘state-sponsored’

British lawmaker says the poisoning of Sergei Skripal
Donald Trump
SCHOOL SHOOTINGS

White House: a new plan to prevent school shootings

Trump vows to help arm teachers and backs off raising age for buying guns
Kabul
AFGHANISTAN

Afghan attacks: 25 dead

Latest on developments in Afghanistan: 9 dead in Kabul and 16 in province
Trump and Kim Jong Un
TRUMP AND KIM JONG UN

Trump and Kim Jong Un for nuclear disarmament talks

Kim and Trump plan to meet in May
Kate Brown, Governor dell'Oregon
USA

Oregon: first gun law since Florida massacre

First new gun control law since the Feb. 14 Florida High School massacre
Donald Trump
USA

Trump: new tariffs for Canada and Mexico to NAFTA talks

Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum are necessary to preserve the American industries