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Naledi Pandor

SA concerned by continued disregard for Middle East peace process

28 October 2019, 9:52 PM

Minister Naledi Pandor says South Africa is gravely concerned by the continued disregard for the long-standing Middle East Peace Process through the systematic foreclosing of final status issues including the status of Jerusalem and expanding illegal settlements.

Trump envoy Kushner meets Netanyahu rival Gantz in Jerusalem

28 October 2019, 6:14 PM

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner held a meeting with Israeli opposition leader Benny Gantz on Monday in Jerusalem.

Trump says Turkey “will have a lot in store” if sanctions fail to secure ceasefire

16 October 2019, 12:30 PM

US President Donald Trump continued to defend his reversal of US policy as part of a plan to extricate the United States from “endless” wars in the Middle East.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during the United Against Nuclear Iran Summit on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City.

US slaps new sanctions on Chinese entities over Iran oil

26 September 2019, 10:15 AM

The United States is imposing new sanctions on certain Chinese entities and people who it accuses of knowingly transferring oil from Iran in violation of Washington’s curbs on Tehran, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday.

Smoke is seen following a fire at Aramco facility in the eastern city of Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia.

Costly Saudi defenses prove no match for drones, cruise missiles

18 September 2019, 6:04 AM

Billions of dollars spent by Saudi Arabia on cutting edge Western military hardware mainly designed to deter high altitude attacks has proved no match for low-cost drones and cruise missiles used in a strike that crippled its giant oil industry.

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