Juan Gutierrez

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Iran supreme leader says US created 'myth' of nuclear weapons

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says US wants make Islamic Republic look dangerous when actually ‘the source of threat is America itself’<p>Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, told military commanders on Sunday the US had created the “myth” of nuclear weapons to portray Iran as a threat, hardening …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

SMALL BUSINESS Miracle on Main Street: Why these eight small businesses have been thriving for decades<p>Investigation Canada’s $1.1-billion problem: Regulators dish out big fines but only collect a fraction Subscriber content<p>Regulators owe it to Canadians to do better on fraud<p>THE ROB INTERVIEW Head …

Israel 'satisfied' as Palestinian UN resolution fails

"Every Israeli who wants peace with our neighbours can only be satisfied with the results of this vote," deputy foreign minister Tzahi HaNegbi told public radio several hours after the resolution failed to pass within the 15-member council.<p>"This deals a blow to efforts by (Palestinian president) …

Israel

Hamas Threatens 'Holy War' Over Jewish State Law

Hamas has an opinion on the 'Jewish State Law' making rounds in the Knesset, <i>Channel 2</i> reports Tuesday - claiming that the law could provoke a "holy …

Son of Hamas Leader Urges Israel to Wage War Against Gaza - Now

The growing chorus of calls for Israel to crush Hamas in Gaza before they begin another war has gained a new voice Tuesday - this time, from the son …

GOP’s Iraq insanity is back: Why Hagel’s resignation means relitigating it — again

Hagel’s resignation sets up a nomination fight controlled by Republicans who actually think they were right on Iraq<p>I’m pretty confident that Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel didn’t want to be fired, but some part of him has to be pretty happy that he’s being shown the exit. Hagel was confirmed to …

Iraq says airstrikes are critical in the shifting battle for Ramadi

The battle for control of Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province, is shifting in favor of Iraqi and tribal forces fighting ISIS militants, Iraqi officials said Monday.<p>Iraqi forces, with the help of coalition airstrikes, have pushed back ISIS militants and have retaken territory lost after ISIS …

UN: Islamic State group got up to $45M in ransoms

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Islamic State group which controls a large swath of Syria and Iraq has received between $35 million and $45 million in ransom payments in the past year, a U.N. expert monitoring sanctions against al-Qaida said Monday.<p>Yotsna Lalji told a meeting of the U.N. Security …

Iraq army, allies reclaim towns from Islamic State

Iraqi and allied forces have wrested control of two towns in the eastern province of Diyala from the<p>militantgroupIslamic State, Iraqi officials said Monday.<p>Saadiya and Jalawla, less than 20 miles from the Iranian border, were retaken after a two-day operation that brought together Iraqi army and …

Middle East

US defence secretary Chuck Hagel resigns

US President Barack Obama has accepted the resignation of Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel, who he said requested last month to leave Pentagon's top post.<p>According to US media, Hagel was pressured by Obama to quit, as Pentagon embarks on a new strategy to deal with the Islamic State in Iraq and Levant …

Iran nuclear talks extended till July 2015

Negotiators have extended talks on Iran's nuclear programme for a comprehensive agreement until July 2015 after failing to meet a Monday deadline, diplomats said.<p>But Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that a nuclear deal with the six world powers would be done despite a missed deadline …

Deadly building collapse hits Cairo suburb

At least 17 people were killed and several were feared trapped after an eight-story building collapsed in the western Cairo suburb of Matariya, Egyptian police officials have said.<p>The officials said that eight residents of the building were also injured when the building fell in early on …

Explosions rattle Afghan capital

Two explosions shook homes in Afghanistan's capital, one of which killed a soldier and wounded six others.<p>Hashmat Stanekzai, the spokesman for Kabul's police chief, said a roadside bomb targeted an Afghan National Army minibus early on Tuesday morning, causing the casualties.<p>The Kabul provincial …

Israel: Jewish state vs democracy? | Middle East

A proposed law that defines Israel as the national homeland of the Jewish people is stirring fierce debate in the country and among politicians. <br>Rights groups have condemned the draft legislation as "racist" and say it discriminates against Israel's minorities, which make up 20 per cent of the …

Pakistan says 20 fighters dead in air strikes

At least 20 suspected members of the Haqqani network and fighters loyal to local rebel leader Hafiz Gul Bahadur have been killed in air strikes in Pakistan's North Waziristan, officials have said.<p>Tuesday's attack came in the Doga Madakhel area near the Afghan border after some of the bloodiest …

Turkey, U.S. ease strains on Islamic State but differences remain

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey and the United States smoothed over some differences in the fight against Islamic State during a weekend visit by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, but the talks heralded little in the way of deeper military cooperation between the NATO allies.<p>Turkey has been a reluctant …

Inside the nuclear deal negotiations with Iran

Iran nuclear talks could be extended if no deal is reached before deadline

Votes being counted in Tunisia's historic presidential poll

Israeli cabinet backs bill which critics describe as 'undemocratic'

US tells Iran to consider nuclear talks extension

VIENNA (AP) — The U.S. told Iran Sunday that it's time to consider extending nuclear talks, in the first formal recognition by Washington that frenzied last-minute diplomacy may not be enough to seal a deal by a rapidly approaching deadline.<p>A senior U.S. official said that with the Monday evening …

Iraqi army retakes ground from Islamic State

KIRKUK, Iraq — Iraqi security forces and pro-government fighters on Sunday retook areas near the Iranian border that the Islamic State jihadist group …

'Libya is destroying itself' | World | DW | 23.11.2014

<i>DW: Libya seems to be sinking into chaos. What's your impression of the current situation in the country?</i><p>Andreas Dittmann: Until a few months ago, we …

Ghoncheh Ghavami released on bail from prison in Iran

The British Iranian woman who has been held in prison since June after attending a protest outside a volleyball match has been released on bail, her family told The Telegraph<p>The woman who was detained in Iran after attending a protest outside a volleyball match has been released, after five months …

Crime

Israeli citizen indicted for alleged service in Islamic State

An Arab citizen of Israel was arrested in October and indicted Sunday for an alleged brief stint of service in Syria with the Islamic State terror …

Israel Faces a Wrenching Choice Between Its Democracy and Jewishness. And That’s Normal.

Maybe all of Europe will soon follow the Swedes in recognizing a Palestinian state. Last week the E.U.’s new foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini …