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Arab states launch biggest assault of Yemen war with attack on main port

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 20:35

Arab warplanes and warships pounded Houthi fortifications to support ground operations by foreign and Yemeni troops massed south of the port of Hodeidah in operation "Golden Victory."

'Catastrophic' risk of death for 300,000 Yemeni children trapped by attack

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 09:37

The biggest battle in a three-year war, which has already created the world's biggest humanitarian crisis, centers on Hodeidah.

Report: Syrian army boosts air defenses near Golan frontier

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 11:02

Last month, Israel accused Damascus-allied Iranian forces of launching a rocket salvo across the frontier.

Are Israeli officials in dreamland over the Korea talks?

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 12:27

It’s understandable why Israel would want US President Donald Trump to score a tough nuclear deal with North Korea. It's less understandable they expect any kind of deal would put pressure on Iran.

Gulf states pledge $2.5 billion aid package to Jordan

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 21:20

Price hikes and subsidy cuts pushed thousands of Jordanians to the streets last week against the government's economic policies.

Netanyhu: Europeans support Israel’s demand for Iran to leave Syria

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 11:12

"Iran needs to leave Syria, from all of Syria."

Syria's Assad denies Russia makes decisions for him

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 04:29

In the interview, Assad also said he expects the war in his country to be over in "less than a year" and re-stated his aim to take back "every inch" of Syria.

Liberman hopes Iran will follow North Korea's lead on denuclearization

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 04:27

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Singapore Sunday morning.

Putin and Rouhani meet in China, discuss joint efforts in Syria

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 09:02

Rouhani stated that Russia and Iran fill "a very important role in the region."

Nasrallah: 'the whole world can not remove us from Syria'

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 13:08

When speaking to Israel, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said that if Israel will continue the occupation a great war will come.

Iraqi Shiite militias mark al-Quds Day with military march

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 09:09

The late founder of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Khomeini, in 1979 proclaimed the last Friday of Ramadan, the fasting month for Muslims, as al-Quds day to show solidarity with the Palestinians.

'This is why we protest': Jordan family struggles in tough economy

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 05:15

Along with thousands of young people and families, they have hit the streets in a rare wave of protests that led the prime minister to resign on Monday.

Voices from the Arab press: A Saudi overhaul of the pilgrimage process

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 11:55

A selection of stories from the Arab press this week.

Yemen peace plan sees ceasefire, Houthis abandoning missiles

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 09:49

The plan, which has not been made public and could be modified, is the latest effort to end Yemen's three-year-old civil war, which has spawned one of the world's worst humanitarian crises.

Analysis: Iran’s nuke moves are more bark than bite... so far

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 23:28

There is perhaps no loaded gun on the table yet, but with these threats Iran is at least placing a gun on the table and showing off its large collection of bullets.

Lebanon speaker says Iran, Hezbollah to stay in Syria until it is 'free'

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 07:50

Both the United States and Israel have demanded that Iran should entirely withdraw from Syria, and Israel has also demanded that Hezbollah should pull out.

Some big Jordanian unions strike despite replacement of prime minister

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 05:47

The monarch, often seen as a unifying figure in Jordan, appointed former World Bank economist Omar al-Razzaz on Tuesday to head a new government after Hani Mulki resigned as premier.

French FM: Iran's uranium enrichment plans are close to the 'red line'

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 04:27

Tensions between Iran and the West have surged since President Donald Trump pulled the US out of the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran.

Sources: Cabinet to decide on Gaza recovery options, including U.N. offer

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 02:57

In the project, factories and infrastructure to aid the recovery of Gaza would be established in the Sinai peninsula, and perhaps the Strip itself.

Analysis: What does Netanyahu hope to achieve on his European trip?

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 01:46

Netanyahu wants to convince the Europeans not to walk out of the deal, but rather to accept the new reality: that the US has withdrawn, and that as a result, the playing field has shifted.