Germany has rejected a call by the United States to deploy ground troops in Syria, a stance that will most likely anger US President Donald Trump who wants the European country to commit to a bigger military role in the Middle East.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has censured major American daily newspaper The Washington Post for promoting "terrorist propaganda," after it published an article penned by a founder of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militant group.
Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi says his country is set to send delegations to the US and Iran to help “halt tension” between the two sides amid growing concerns over a military conflict as Washington ratchets up its belligerent rhetoric against Tehran and build up its military presence in the region.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has overseen the test-firing of a new type of “tactical guided weapon,” North Korean state media report, the first public test since the collapse of a second round of top-level negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang.
A senior Iranian lawmaker said Tehran will blacklist the US military – like the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group – if Washington labels Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) as a “terror organization”.
An investigation into the leaking of Amazon CEO and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos’ private phone data has revealed that Saudi Arabia hacked his phone, possibly because of the Post’s coverage of the state-sponsored murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
US President Donald Trump's administration is worried about the negative effects of the political and economic agreements signed on President Rouhani's visit to Iraq on anti-Iranian policies of Washington, said a former US politician in a recent interview with the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).