ARTICLES RELATING TO MIDDLE EAST CONFLICT

Iran agrees de-escalation 'only solution' to solve crisis with US

2020-01-12 20:43

Iran signalled Sunday it favours a de-escalation after 10 days of heightened tensions with the United States during which both sides fired missiles and Tehran accidentally shot down a passenger aircraft.

Letter on US pullout from Iraq a 'mistake'

2020-01-07 12:55

America's military strategy in Iraq was thrown into confusion Monday as the Pentagon admitted a letter from a general informing the Iraqi government of an imminent US troop pullout was sent by "mistake."

Trump tweets Iran will 'never have a nuclear weapon'

2020-01-06 22:36

President Donald Trump on Monday repeated his insistence that Iran will not be allowed to obtain a nuclear weapon, amid mounting tension over the US killing of a top Iranian commander.

US killing of Iran's Qassem Soleimani 'an act of war' - analysts

2020-01-03 21:57

Iran's reaction to US killing of general Soleimani is unpredictable, but it could escalate very quickly, analysts say.

US going into Middle East was 'worst decision ever' - Trump

2019-10-09 16:50

US President Donald Trump says the US military becoming involved in the Middle East was the "worst decision ever made" and that he was ensuring the safe return of troops.

'Get Israel off our backs': Palestinians react to Kushner plan

2019-06-24 11:27

Analysts have rebuked the economic part of the United States' Middle East peace plan for failing to address the main problem that has heavily curbed the Palestinian economy - the 52-year-old Israeli military occupation over the Palestinian territories.

Netanyahu pledges 'massive strikes' in Gaza as death toll rises

2019-05-06 05:31

Six Palestinians and one Israeli have been killed as Israeli forces mass on Gaza border, stoking fears of ground invasion.

Hamas fires rockets after Israel carries out strikes in Gaza

2019-05-03 16:54

Hamas, the group that governs the Gaza Strip, launched two rockets towards Israel on Thursday morning, local media reported, in response to Israeli rocket fire.

No halt to Gaza flare-up despite 'ceasefire'

2019-03-26 14:06

Israel kept up air strikes on Gaza and Palestinian militants launched new rockets despite a reported ceasefire deal, raising fears of a return to open conflict in the enclave.

US abruptly endorses Israel's Golan sovereignty in big shift

2019-03-22 12:20

President Donald Trump says that it's time to recognize Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights

 

Ramaphosa expresses concern over US military action against Iran, calls for peaceful resolution

2020-01-10 18:29

Tensions in the Middle East soared after American forces assassinated a top Iranian military commander, Qassem Soleimani, who was believed to be responsible for various attacks on US military bases and facilities over the years, News24 reported.

'Never threaten the Iran,' Iran's president warns Trump

2020-01-07 07:54

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Monday warned his American counterpart Donald Trump to "never threaten the Iranian nation", after he issued a US strike list of 52 targets in the Islamic republic.

'Down with USA': crowds in Iran mourn general killed by America

2020-01-06 22:36

A sea of black-clad Iranians on Monday mourned the top commander killed in last week's US drone strike that inflamed tensions across the Middle East as NATO ambassadors met to discuss the spiralling crisis.

South Africa blocks major weapons sales to Saudi and UAE in inspection dispute

2019-11-25 22:07

Dispute centres on clause in export documents that requires foreign customers not to transfer weapons to third parties.

Israeli strikes hit pro-Syria Palestinian group in Lebanon

2019-08-27 05:45

Israeli air strikes targeted a Palestinian faction loyal to the Syrian government in eastern Lebanon, Lebanese state media and the group have said.

Israel and Syria exchange fire amid soaring regional tensions

2019-05-28 18:06

A soldier has been killed and several injured in Quneitra province after an Israeli air attack, says Syrian state media.

Dozens of rockets fired at Israel from Gaza, Israel responds

2019-05-04 14:09

Gaza militants fired a barrage of dozens of rockets at Israel, which responded with strikes that killed a Palestinian, officials said, as a fragile ceasefire again faltered.

Calm appears to hold in Gaza despite exchange of fire

2019-03-27 12:37

An unofficial cease-fire appears to be holding between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers despite limited exchanges of fire.

Gaza rocket strikes home in central Israel, 7 wounded

2019-03-25 10:26

An early morning rocket from the Gaza Strip struck a house in central Israel, wounding seven people, an Israeli rescue service said, an attack that could set off another round of violence shortly before the Israeli election.

Israel carries out fresh Hamas strikes over incendiary balloons

2019-03-06 11:37

Israeli jets have struck a Hamas military target in the Gaza Strip in retaliation for balloon-borne explosive devices, the army says, the fourth such strike in recent days.

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