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With eyes on Washington, Cairo and Riyadh warm up ties, looks to cooperate

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 18:33

Both Egypt and Saudi Arabia share a sense of satisfaction with the advent of the Trump administration, which they see as reversing Obama policies that harmed them.

UN elects Saudi Arabia to women’s rights commission

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 15:26

“It’s absurd,” said Hillel Neuer, executive director of UN Watch, which publicized the story on Sunday. “

Lost evidence of Armenian Genocide discovered in Jerusalem archive

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 02:41

Boxes of evidence have rested in the archives of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem for nearly a century, inaccessible to scholars "for reasons that are not entirely clear."

UN employee resigns amid allegations he was elected to Hamas leadership

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 14:49

Suhail al-Hindi, an UNRWA employee, resigned from his position following a slew of allegations claiming he was affiliated with Hamas and elected to the terror organization's leadership.

Middle East: Embarrassment of riches

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 11:00

Ideology, strategy, and discord with his boss led Moshe Kahlon to unveil a populist plan that might augur an early election.

Trump greets Egyptian-American freed from Egyptian detention

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 04:54

Trump and his aides had engaged in behind-the-scenes diplomatic efforts to gain her freedom after attempts by the previous Obama administration failed.

Russia complains to US over exclusion from Syria chemical probe

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 20:27

Trump said last week that relations with Moscow "may be at an all-time low."

US forces kill Islamic State militant linked to Turkey nightclub attack

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 18:56

The operative was a close associate of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Trump says Iran violating ‘spirit’ of nuclear deal

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 22:57

The Iran deal, Trump said at a State Department press availability, “only delays their goal of becoming a nuclear state.”

Gen. Allen: Syria gassing Israel would be ‘virtually a regime suicide’

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 19:42

“President Obama didn’t have to react to this particular case. Obama had a very different environment in 2013.”

Watch Live: Under Haley's leadership, UN Security Council debates Mideast

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 10:14

Under the month-long presidency of US Ambassador Nikki Haley, the meeting is not expected to focus on Israel and the Palestinians for the first time in years.

Egypt says air strikes kill ISIS leaders in Sinai

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 07:40

Egypt is tightening security ahead of a visit by Pope Francis next week as a result of suicide bombings this month on two Christian churches.

Shots fired as Iran arrests over 30 gay men in violent raid

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 06:56

30 men were charged with sodomy, drinking alcohol, and using psychedelic drugs.

Massive archaeology discovery near Egypt's Valley of the Kings

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 03:45

Egyptian archaeologists unearthed the tomb of the nobleman from more than 3,000 years ago, the latest in a series of major discoveries of ancient relics.

Swiss foreign minister under fire for pro-Hamas policies

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 19:27

Swiss Foreign Minister Didier Burkhalter is widely considered as unfriendly toward Israel.

UNRWA proposes reform of curriculum in PA schools

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 18:25

Teaching students Jerusalem is holy city for three religions, not the capital of Palestine, is one suggested revision

'With Syria in pieces, it’s time to recognize Israel’s annexation of the Golan'

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 17:09

Deputy minister for diplomacy Michael Oren stresses that Israel sought peace before the 1967 Six Day War.

Trump administration certifies Iran compliant with nuclear deal

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 10:34

This was the latest signal that Trump, who campaigned against the deal and at times suggested he would scrap it, has as president adopted a more toned-down posture related to the Iranian regime.

US says Iran complies with nuke deal but orders review on lifting sanctions

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 01:27

He did not say how long the review would take but said in the letter to Ryan that the administration looked forward to working with Congress on the issue.