Middle East crisis | The Daily Star
  • US reinstates Iran sanctions

    A defiant Iran said it will "proudly bypass" sanctions by the United States that took effect yesterday targeting the Islamic republic's vital oil and financial sectors.

  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

    Netanyahu Planned Iran Strike In 2011

    A former Mossad chief tells an Israeli television program that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave the order in 2011 for the military to prepare to attack Iran within 15 days.

  • Regional rivalries threaten to fuel the fire in Syria and Iran

    Turkish allegations of Saudi, Emirati and Egyptian support for the outlawed Kurdish Workers Party (PKK) threaten to turn Turkey's military offensive against Syrian Kurds aligned with the PKK into a regional imbroglio.

  • What's behind Trump's Jerusalem gambit?

    Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has not only angered Palestinians but also outraged world leaders.