Conflicts in the East

page 5

What does 2017 bring for Middle East?

What does 2017 bring for Middle East?

The defeat of militants in Syria, the fulfillment of the OPEC deal, the strengthening of Russia's positions and the collapse of the US positions became key events of 2017 in the Middle East, the experts told the correspondents of Vestnik …

Saudi Arabia seeks Iraq's help to improve ties with Iran

Saudi Arabia seeks Iraq's help to improve ties with Iran

The government of Saudi Arabia has sought the help of Iraq's prime minister to mend relations between Riyadh and Tehran, according to news reports. "During our visit to Saudi Arabia, they also asked us to do so, and we said …

Oil in anticipation of new war in Persian Gulf

Oil in anticipation of new war in Persian Gulf

The current diplomatic rift between Qatar and other Persian Gulf countries will have an insignificant effect on world markets, but the potentially possible prospect of its escalation into a military clash between Arab states can lead to an …

Netanyahu: misconduct allegations are ‘persecution’

Netanyahu: misconduct allegations are ‘persecution’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu labeled allegations of his misconduct in office as “persecution” and repeated that a new criminal investigation into his affairs would come to nothing. Police are …

Anti-US rally staged at NATO Incirlik air base in Turkey

Anti-US rally staged at NATO Incirlik air base in Turkey

A crowd has been protesting near the Incirlik military base in Adana, Turkey. The facility houses US and NATO forces, RT reports. The demonstrators are calling for the closure of the base, where arrests and searches were made …

Shootout in front of Ankara court

Shootout in front of Ankara court

A shootout has taken place in front of a court building in Ankara, where 26 generals, who participated in the military coup attempt in Turkey, are being tried, CNN reports. The person who opened the fire was neutralized by the special …

Turkey suspends Bank Asya's activities

Turkey suspends Bank Asya's activities

Turkey suspended the activities of Islamic lender Bank Asya temporarily, the Savings Deposit Insurance Fund said on Monday, after the tender for the bank's sale did not attract any bids. Founded by followers of US-based Islamic …