Senior Iranian and Russian officials traveled to each other’s countries this week for a series of high-level meetings on issues ranging from Tehran’s nuclear ambitions to Moscow’s goal of promoting “eye-catching growth” in Iran, according to officials from both countries.
A Jordanian-based Islamist cleric urged jihadi terrorists last week not to emulate the late South African leader Nelson Mandela because he is an “infidel” and was given awards by major world powers.
AMMAN (Reuters) – Opposition activists again accused President Bashar al-Assad’s forces of using poison gas in Syria’s civil war on Thursday, and said victims had been discovered with swollen limbs and foaming at the mouth.
BEIRUT (Reuters) – An al Qaeda-linked group in Syria has executed an Iraqi freelance cameraman, the first foreign journalist killed by insurgents in the rebel-held north, a press freedoms watchdog said on Thursday.
JERUSALEM—The midnight assassination of a secretive Hezbollah operative in Beirut last night became a regional whodunit when Hezbollah blamed Israel while Israel pointed a finger at a Lebanese Sunni organization.
BEIRUT (Reuters) – The death toll in Syria’s civil war has risen to at least 125,835, more than a third of them civilians, but the real figure is probably much higher, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Monday.
My must read of the day is “Was There An Alternative to the Iran Deal?” in Commentary.