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Leaked cables show Netanyahu’s Iran bomb claim contradicted by Mossad

Netanyahu Iran bomb US

Israeli intelligence did not share PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s view that Iran was a year away from making a nuclear bomb, a leaked cable suggests. In 2012, Mr Netanyahu said Iran ...

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Suleyman Shah: Syria reacts to Turkish ‘aggression’

Suleyman shah tomb Turkish

The Syrian government has denounced Turkey’s operation to remove the remains of Suleyman Shah – the grandfather of the founder of the Ottoman Empire – from northern Syria. Turkey will ...

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Tensions set to rise on Korean peninsula as annual war games near

Tension North Korea war

On the Korean peninsula, the jittery season is drawing near. Joint military exercises conducted by South Korea and the United States each spring will start early next month. The drills, ...

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Palestinian groups face $218m Israel attacks fine in US

Palestinian US attack Israel

A US court in New York has found the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority liable for attacks in Israel over 10 years ago. Six attacks in and around ...

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USA: Almost 9,000 gallons of petrol go up in smoke

USA gallons fire smoke

A petrol tanker carrying nearly 9,000 gallons of fuel has crashed and caught fire on a motorway in New Jersey,USA. The driver managed to escape from the truck, authorities report, ...

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Homeland security cash stand-off over US migrant policy

Homeland US security

President Barack Obama and Congress are at loggerheads over homeland security’s $40bn (£26bn) budget, with time running out to secure a deal. Republicans, who control Congress, are seeking to remove ...

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ISIS releases video of Peshmerga fighters in cages

ISIS Peshmerga fighters

ISIS has released a new propaganda video showing what appears to be Kurdish Peshmerga fighters paraded down Iraqi streets in cages. The video features a man saying the Peshmerga soldiers ...

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French aircraft carrier joins anti-Isis mission in Gulf

France deploy aircraft ISIS

France has deployed its Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier against the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) in Iraq, as part of the US-led military campaign, French media report, citing government ...

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Snowden documentary CitizenFour grabs Oscar

Edward Snowden award oscar CitizenFour

“The disclosures of Edward Snowden don’t only expose a threat to our privacy but to our democracy itself,” Poitras said during her acceptance speech. “When the most important decisions being ...

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Egyptian activist Alaa Abd el-Fattah sentenced to five years in jail

Egyptian Alaa Abdel Fattah activist

An Egyptian court has jailed blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah, who played a key role during the 2011 uprising, for five years for breaking protest laws. He was previously given a ...

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