Middle East

Is Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi dead or alive?

Uncertainty and confusion surrounded the fate of the head of the Islamic State group Friday as Russia announced it may have killed him in an airstrike.

EU warns Israel against new settlement units

Earlier this week, an Israeli panel approved construction of approximately 1,800 new settlements in the West Bank.

EU chief threatens anti-refugee members states with sanctions

Eastern European countries including Hungary, Poland and Slovakia have flatly opposed an EU plan adopted in 2015.

Iranian leadership under attack

Gunmen and suicide bombers attacked Iran’s parliament and the shrine of its revolutionary leader, killing at least 12 people, wounding dozens and igniting an hours-long siege at the legislature/

Will the US pull out of the UNHRC too?

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said the US is "reviewing its participation" in the Human Rights Council over what said is the group's "chronic anti-Israel bias".

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