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Can Qatar withstand 2nd year of crisis?

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 23:05

After Saudi Arabia led allies to cut relations, emirate has stayed the course as Israel and supporters debate what changes mean for Jerusalem.

European Investment Bank balks at proposal to offset U.S. Iran sanctions

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 09:26

The resistance from the European Union's lending arm underscores the limits of the bloc's ability to shield trade with Iran from the re-imposition of US sanctions.

Liberman: Iran advancing uranium enrichment a "sign of hysteria"

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 08:37

The military option against Tehran is not off the table.

Jordan's king appoints economist to form new government, calls for dialog

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 07:47

The king appointed Harvard-educated Omar al-Razzaz after accepting Hani Mulki's resignation as prime minister, attempting to defuse public anger over IMF-driven reforms.

Netanyahu: 'We are not surprised' by inflammatory Khamenei remarks

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 06:43

Iran also announced Tuesday that it has begun work on infrastructure to build advanced centrifuges at its Natanz facility.

Khamenei: Iran will boost enrichment capacity if nuclear deal falls apart

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 01:00

"The enemy knows that if they hit us once they will be hit 10 times more."

Amnesty: Coalition attacks on Syria's Raqqa may have broken law

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 20:21

Amnesty called on the coalition and member states to acknowledge the scale of devastation, make public necessary information for an independent investigation and make reparations to victims.

Syria tells Lebanon it wants refugees to return

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 09:51

Lebanon is hosting some 1 million registered Syrian refugees.

Protests challenge status quo in Jordan

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 08:52

“Finally, we broke our silence, this is the way to freedom,” tweeted female protester.

Protests challenge status quo in Jordan

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 06:39

“Finally, we broke our silence, this is the way to freedom,” tweeted female protester.

Senior Iranian general denies country's troops will leave Syria

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 04:16

"The Zionist regime's greatest fear is the proximity of Muslim fighters near its border," said Brig.-Gen. Masoud Jazayeri. "It has come to pass."

Motorcycle suicide bomber kills at least eight near Afghan peace tent

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 03:45

A series of bombings in Kabul has killed dozens of people in recent months and shown no sign of easing during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Jordan's King Abdullah expected to ask PM to resign

Sun, 06/03/2018 - 19:53

The dismissal of Mulki was demanded in a series of protests that have shaken the kingdom.

Yazidis who saw genocide still insecure in Iraq's Sinjar region

Sun, 06/03/2018 - 12:07

For Yazidis, stability appears far off.

Franciscan clergyman assaulted in Bethlehem

Sun, 06/03/2018 - 03:42

Two unidentified men harassed a group of tourists entering the holy site.

NATO chief: Alliance won't defend Israel in war with Iran

Sat, 06/02/2018 - 12:43

A German Green Party politician questioned the statement on Twitter.

Jordanians protest price hikes, demand firing of prime minister

Sat, 06/02/2018 - 10:06

Jordanians began protesting on Wednesday evening in response to a call by unions for demonstrations against the tax rises demanded by the International Monetary Fund.

Syrian government seeks to consolidate army and recapture southwest

Sat, 06/02/2018 - 09:10

The southwest, near the borders with Jordan and Israel, remains one of the big chunks of Syria still outside Assad's control, which has recovered swathes of the country with the help of Russia.

Emerging from the chaos of ISIS, Baghdad’s bad boy triumphs

Sat, 06/02/2018 - 06:46

Once thought a failed state, Iraq has emerged from the chaos of ISIS to hold successful elections.

Sisi sworn in for second Egyptian presidential term

Sat, 06/02/2018 - 05:10

Sisi overthrew Islamist Mohamed Mursi, Egypt's first freely-elected president, after protests against Mursi's rule in 2013.