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September 18, 2018 3:29 PM Israel blames Syria for Russian aircrew deaths but 'expresses sorrow'

Israel says Syria is to blame for the deaths of 15 Russian aircrew shot down by Syrian forces after Israel launched an air raid on the city of Latakia. Israel "expressed sorrow" for the deaths but blamed "extensive and inaccurate" Syrian anti-aircraft fire. The Il-20 plane was downed over the Mediterranean Sea on Monday evening. Russia initially blamed 7

September 18, 2018 8:25 AM Russia blames Israel after military plane shot down off Syria

Russia has said Syria shot down one its military planes - but laid the blame for the deaths of the 15 personnel on board with Israel. The defence ministry said Israeli jets forced the Il-20 plane into the path of Syrian air defence systems on Monday after failing to give Moscow enough warning of a strike on Syrian targets. The Il-20 disappeared off the radar 8

September 7, 2018 12:43 PM Free speech loving Labour purges Israel supporters and censors the media as Joan Ryan is voted down

The purge is underway. As Jeremy Corbyn is labeled an anti-semite and the party twists and turns over its attitude towards Jews, Labour Party members called for a vote of no confidence in Labour MP Joan Ryan, The Enfield North MP, who just so happens to chair Labour Friends of Israel. She has been a vocal critic of Jeremy Corbyn’s handling of anti-Semitism 8

September 5, 2018 9:24 AM Iran latest: US sanctions 'will CRIPPLE' Tehran and spark ‘CIVIL UNREST’

DONALD Trump’s new wave of sanctions to Iran will “cripple” the country’s economy, dealing a “major blow” to its growth and likely sparking major public discontent, according to a new analysis released by top economists. Oxford Economics warned the second wave of US sanctions attacking Iran’s main resources, its oil industry and crude exports, will badly 24

September 3, 2018 11:12 PM Trump draws RED LINE on Syria in threat to Putin and Assad

DONALD TRUMP has warned Syria’s President Assad and his allies Iran and Russia not to launch a “reckless attack” to the Idlib province, as the assault would result in hundreds of thousands of people killed. The Syrian province of Idlib and surrounding areas are the last major enclave held by rebels opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a close 29

September 3, 2018 3:02 AM Japan to halt Iran oil imports under US pressure: reports

Japan to halt Iran oil imports under US pressure: reports Japan's major oil wholesalers are preparing to suspend crude oil imports from Iran in October, amid fears Washington will sanction countries importing Iranian crude, local media reported. US President Donald Trump in May pulled out of a 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and last month began reimposing 7

August 27, 2018 1:15 PM Iran takes control of major oil shipping route warning US: You DON'T belong here

OIL prices could soar after Iran claimed it had taken full control of the Persian Gulf, a key oil shipping route in the Middle East. In a provocative statement, Tehran announced it had "full supervision over the Persian Gulf" and said the US navy does not belong there. The Iranian regime has repeatedly threatened to take military action in the Gulf to block 28

August 23, 2018 2:14 AM John Bolton sends WARNING to Syria ahead of offensive

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser John Bolton hit out at Damascus on Wednesday, stating the US would respond “very strongly” if Syrian President Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons to retake the Idlib province. Mr Bolton was speaking at a news conference in Jerusalem when he sent the stark message to Syria ahead of its imminent 17

August 20, 2018 3:33 PM Iran crisis: Total SCRAPS £750million project and quits country in HUGE blow to Tehran

FRENCH oil giant Total has pulled out of Iran and scrapped plans for a billion-dollar project in the country as new US sanctions on Tehran continue to bite. The energy firm’s departure was announced by Iran’s oil minister who reportedly told state media the company is leaving in response to threats from Washington to sanction companies that do business 13

August 14, 2018 1:39 AM Iran news: Iraq DEFIES Trump as country announces it may IGNORE US sanctions against Iran

IRAQI Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has dramatically refused to say that Iraq will honour new US sanctions on Iran, despite saying last week that it would. Speaking at a news conference in Baghdad, Mr al-Abadi said: “I did not say we would abide by the sanctions. Asked whether Iraq will halt imports of equipment and commodities from Iranian state-owned 13