Monday, June 14, 2021
U.S. Embassy in Israel issues alert warning of heightened Mideast tensions

U.S. Embassy in Israel issues alert warning of heightened Mideast tensions

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The United States warned its citizens in Israel and the Palestinian territories on Monday to be vigilant, citing the risk of rocket fire, three days after a U.S. drone strike killed an Iranian military commander in Iraq. The alert issued on the websites of the U.S. State Department and the U.S. embassy…
Turkey, Russia call on U.S., Iran to prioritize diplomacy

Turkey, Russia call on U.S., Iran to prioritize diplomacy

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin attend a ceremony marking the formal launch of the TurkStream pipeline which will carry Russian natural gas to southern Europe through Turkey, in Istanbul, Turkey, January 8, 2020. REUTERS/Umit BektasANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey and Russia called on United States and Iran on Wednesday to prioritize diplomacy…
Iran says it ‘unintentionally’ shot down plane

Iran says it ‘unintentionally’ shot down plane

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFootage appears to show missile strike on Ukrainian plane in IranIran has admitted "unintentionally" shooting down a Ukrainian passenger jet, killing all 176 people on board.An investigation found that "missiles fired due to human error", President Hassan Rouhani said. He described the crash as an "unforgivable mistake".The…
China says shares similar views and positions with Russia on Middle East issue

China says shares similar views and positions with Russia on Middle East issue

BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Thursday it is in close communication with parties including Russia on the Middle East issue. China and Russia share highly similar views and positions on this issue, ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said at a daily news briefing in Beijing. Reporting by Cate Cadell, Judy Hua and Lusha Zhang; Editing…
Turkey detains several over Ghosn’s transit through Istanbul: NTV

Turkey detains several over Ghosn’s transit through Istanbul: NTV

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish police detained seven people, including four pilots, on Thursday in an investigation into how ousted Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn transited through Istanbul en route to Lebanon after fleeing Japan, a police spokeswoman told Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Former Nissan Motor Chariman Carlos Ghosn leaves the Tokyo Detention House in Tokyo, Japan April…
REALITY CHECK: How strong is Iran’s military?

REALITY CHECK: How strong is Iran’s military?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Iran's missile capabilities are a key part of its military prowess Iran has launched more than a dozen missiles at two bases in Iraq housing US forces. It had vowed to retaliate after its most powerful military commander, General Qasem Soleimani, was killed by a US drone strike at…