'Squad' member Rashida Tlaib says 'Israel is a racist state'

Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., lambasted Israel as a “racist state” during an interview on “Democracy Now!” on Tuesday while discussing the low vaccination rate of Palestinians. The host, Amy Goodman, mentioned that... Read more »

India starts 'world's biggest' COVID-19 vaccination drive

India started inoculating health workers Saturday in what is likely the world’s largest COVID-19 vaccination campaign, joining the ranks of wealthier nations where the effort is already well underway. India is home... Read more »

Intense Israeli airstrikes in east Syria said to kill dozens

Israeli warplanes carried out intense airstrikes on eastern Syria early Wednesday, apparently targeting positions and arms depots of Iran-backed fighters. Dozens of fighters were killed or wounded, according to an opposition war... Read more »

Israel announces new settlement homes in the West Bank

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Monday the construction of some 800 housing units in the Jewish settlements in the West Bank — just days before U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. According to a statement issued by the... Read more »

A new front against Iran for 2021

The decision to welcome Qatar back to the fold of the Gulf Nations after a three-and-a-half year blockade could lead to a stronger resolve against Iran, say experts. “These are the major... Read more »

Gulf Arab leaders sign declaration with Qatar to ease rift

AL-ULA, Saudi Arabia – Gulf Arab leaders signed a declaration Tuesday in Saudi Arabia to mark a new page in relations following the kingdom’s decision to end a 3 1/2-year embargo of... Read more »

Jared Kushner brokers deal ending Saudi Arabia's fight with Qatar

Saudi Arabia and its allies are expected to sign a deal Tuesday officially ending a feud with Qatar in an agreement negotiated by White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, a government official confirmed Monday.... Read more »

Iran says it begins 20% uranium enrichment amid US tensions

 An Iranian government spokesman says Tehran has begun enriching uranium up to 20% at an underground facility. The state-run IRNA news agency on Monday quoted Ali Rabiei saying President Hassan Rouhani had... Read more »

Iran plans 20 percent uranium enrichment 'as soon as possible'

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran said Saturday it plans to enrich uranium up to 20% at its underground Fordo nuclear facility “as soon as possible,” pushing its program a technical... Read more »

Trump, others linked to Soleimani killing ‘will not be safe on Earth,’ Iran official warns

President Trump and anyone else linked to the U.S. strike one year ago that killed a notorious Iranian general “will not be safe on Earth,” a top official in Tehran warned Friday, according... Read more »