The secretary-general of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement called Israel the greatest threat to peace and security in the Middle East region, warning against mischievous plots being hatched by the Tel Aviv regime.
Anger is boiling in the Middle East and elsewhere over a recent agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to normalize diplomatic relations, with Palestinian leaders describing it as a “stab in the back” by an Arab country.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the only viable solution to the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict lies in taking the path of resistance and a popular vote, rather than the US-devised Middle East proposal that seeks to bolster Israeli hold on occupied land at the expense of Palestinian rights.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas announced Saturday a cut of all ties with Israel and the United States, including security cooperation, days after Washington unveiled a controversial Middle East ‘peace plan’.
The Middle East emerged as the fastest-growing region for international tourism arrivals in 2019, growing at almost double the global average (over eight percent). Growth in Asia and the Pacific slowed down but still showed above-average growth, with international arrivals up five percent.
India's imports of Middle Eastern oil plunged to a four-year low in 2019, tanker data obtained from sources showed, as the energy-hungry nation diversifies its supplies to cut costs and help shield itself from geopolitical tensions.
Labour Leader, Jeremy Corbyn, on Friday, condemned the move by the US, saying: “The US assassination of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani is an extremely serious and dangerous escalation of conflict in the Middle East with global significance.