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Analysis: Islamic summit on Jerusalem showcases new Mideast alliances

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 23:20

The leaders of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates did not attend the emergency meeting, sending a message that they would not be standing shoulder to shoulder with Iran.

Israeli Minister Katz: Saudi Arabia should take lead role in peace process

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 09:14

Minister says 25% of Turkish exports to the Gulf go through Israel, and Jordan exports 20% of its goods via the Haifa port.

Abbas to Muslim summit: US Jerusalem decision 'greatest crime'

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 03:14

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas addressed an emergency summit in Istanbul in response to Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

PA Prime Minister: We have not been fully empowered to operate in Gaza

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 12:21

In contrast to Rami Hamdallah’s remarks, Hamas on Saturday asserted in a statement that the PA had “assumed all of its responsibilities in Gaza.”

Palestinians won’t benefit from multilateral peace process

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 04:37

For Israel, it was an obvious decision not to take a risk in working with a new group of mediators

How much money is Qatar spending on a facelift for Gaza?

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 21:28

Inside the quiet Qatari transformation of former Israeli settlements into snazzy new apartments for Gazans

Iran: Trump's Jerusalem move will hasten Israel's destruction

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 14:30

The Palestinians want East Jerusalem as the capital of their future state.

Russia's Putin, Egypt's Sisi discuss nuclear deal, Middle East tensions

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 09:07

Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to Cairo reflects the deepening ties between Russia and Egypt.

Senior Saudi prince condemns Trump's 'opportunistic' Jerusalem move

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 08:50

Prince Saud championed a 2002 Arab peace initiative which called for normalizing relations between Arab countries and Israel in return for Israel’s withdrawal from occupied territories.

Scores rally against Netanyahu visit to Brussels

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 06:46

Demonstrators held up a banner reading "Israel War Crimes Unwelcome."

Putin, on surprise visit, orders Russian forces to start leaving Syria

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 05:41

Putin made the announcement during a surprise visit to Russia's Hmeymim air base in Syria's Latakia Province where he held talks with Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Saudi Arabia to allow public movie theaters from early 2018

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 04:25

"Opening cinemas will act as a catalyst for economic growth and diversification," said Minister of Culture and Information Awwad bin Saleh Alawwad.

Shia militias in Iraq threaten US and Israel after Jerusalem move

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 13:25

Meanwhile, Kurdish voices have taken to social media to support recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Iraq declares final victory over Islamic State

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 11:57

"We have accomplished a very difficult mission. Our heroes have reached the final strongholds of Daesh and purified it."

Israeli General to Hamas: 'Wake up, time is not on your side.'

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 06:35

Major General Yoav Mordechai, who is the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) published a fiery statement in Arabic on social media.

WATCH LIVE: Clashes in Bethlehem

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 04:58

Israeli security confronts Palestinian protesters angered over US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Commander of Iranian-backed Iraqi militia seen on Lebanese-Israeli border

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 03:27

Qais al-Khazaali is filmed overlooking northern Israeli towns of Metualla and Kiryat Shemona.

Iraqi cleric al-Sadr vows to be 'the first soldier' to defend Jerusalem

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 02:27

Provoked by the recent US decision, al-Sadr vows to create a new brigade to defend Jerusalem, Kurdish media reports

Batman befriends Syrian boy: refugee video named best charity ad

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 13:58

The video produced for charity War Child Holland shows the Caped Crusader running around a dusty refugee camp in Lebanon with an eight-year-old Syrian boy, Kadar.

UN Middle East envoy fears violence over Trump Jerusalem policy

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 13:20

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley says Washington has credibility with both sides, despite Palestinian leader's claims to the contrary.