UK to ban Lebanese Hezbollah’s entire movement

British authorities are on the verge of banning from their territories all branches of Lebanon-based Hezbollah that the government-led by Theresa May has labeled as a “disgusting group”. The decision, endorsed by Home Secretary Sajid Javid and Foreign Secretary Jeremy Read more

Iran: US pressuring Berlin to block money withdrawal from Germany-held accounts

US ambassador to Germany Tuesday urged German authorities to prevent withdrawal by Iran of around €300 million ($350 million) from its Germany-based accounts as it faces suffocating economic pressure led by the United States.   Richard Grenell, a staunch aid Read more

Qatar’s Katara Hospitality deploys nearly $600 million to acquire New York Plaza Hotel

Qatar’s Katara Hospitality has emerged as the new owner of New York’s palace-like Plaza Hotel after it splashed out around $600 million on the property near Central Park.  Hotel owner, India’s Sahara Group agreed to let to property to the Read more

Iran Warns Trump against Suspending P5+1 Nuclear Agreement

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has warned U.S. President-elect Donald Trump against sidelining the nuclear agreement that was reached between the so-called P5+1 because it is a “finished” deal that has been “approved by the UN Security Council and has become Read more

Syria: Security Council extends chemical weapons investigations

The UN Security Council unanimously voted on extending investigations aimed at identifying the perpetrators of the chemical attacks in Syria last year and requested that a report be completed within 90 days by the Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM) of the Read more