Middle East


Iran says Israel will pay for Syria attack that killed 2 Revolutionary Guards

Iran said on Wednesday that an Israeli airstrike in Syria that killed four people including two Iranian Revolutionary Guards officers would be avenged. Syrian state media said the other two victims of Monday’s strike on Damascus were civilians, while the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights identified them as pro-Iran… Cyprus Mail …


Egypt natural gas exports to reach 7.5 mln tonnes this fiscal year

Egypt’s natural gas exports are expected to rise to 7.5 million tonnes by the end of this fiscal year, Petroleum Minister Tarek El-Molla said on Thursday. Egypt’s gas exploration plan for the fiscal year 2022/2023 is expected to add 450 million cubic feet to gas production per day and 17,200… Cyprus Mail …


U.N. says Nagorno-Karabakh attacks could be war crimes

Artillery strikes on civilians in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict could amount to war crimes, the U.N. human rights chief said on Monday, reiterating a call for Azerbaijan and Armenia to halt attacks on towns, schools and hospitals in the mountain enclave. Separately, Armenia’s prime minister called for an investigation into the… Cyprus Mail …



Iran executes wrestling champion Afkari despite global outcry

Iranian wrestler Navid Afkari was executed on Saturday after being convicted of stabbing a security guard to death during anti-government protests in 2018, state media said, in a case that has sparked international outcry. Afkari was executed “this morning after legal procedures were carried out at the insistence of the… Cyprus Mail …