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The U.S.-led coalition jumps hurdles in repairing eastern Syria after ISIS

Sun, 08/05/2018 - 19:02

17,000 local security forces have been trained, as well as an additional 5,000 police and demining personnel.

Analysis: Iran reaches crisis point as U.S. sanctions return

Sun, 08/05/2018 - 15:44

Washington’s harshest sanctions will come back into effect on November 4, by which date the Trump administration hopes to decimate Iran’s oil export market.

Syrian scientist killing is a message to Assad and Tehran

Sun, 08/05/2018 - 08:55

Does the death of Dr. Aziz Asbar represent a new phase in targeting an Iran-Damascus weapons program?

Senior Syrian scientist killed in car bomb

Sun, 08/05/2018 - 03:52

Dr. Aziz Asbar was one of the directors of the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center, responsible for long-range rockets and chemical weapons programs

Iran delivered last European-made airplanes as sanctions begin

Sun, 08/05/2018 - 02:59

US President Donald Trump's decision in May to pull the United States out of the nuclear deal gives most companies until Aug. 7 to complete ongoing business with Iran before new US sanctions apply.

U.N. officials: Trump, Rouhani may hold meeting at U.N. General Assembly

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 14:48

Sources said it is "Worth taking this opportunity to push toward a meeting between the two leaders."

Operation Roundup: The final battle with ISIS enters last phase in Syria

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 11:02

A coalition spokesman said hard core ISIS fighters, including foreign fighters, still remain in the Euphrates river valley.

Protests, fueled by economy and sanctions, continue throughout Iran

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 04:23

Hundreds have rallied in cities across the country, including Tehran, Isfahan and Karaj, according to videos posted on social media.

Will Imran Khan change Pakistan's relations with Israel?

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 03:14

Khan married the British socialite Jemima Goldsmith in 1995. Goldsmith is not Jewish, but has ethnic Jewish roots and recounts being “made familiar with Jewish tradition."

Voices From The Arab Press: The absurdity of Qatar's rant

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 19:33

A roundup of this week's Arab media.

Iran’s naval exercise threatens strategic Straits of Hormuz

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 12:45

The tensions come as Israel warned it will oppose any Iranian attempt to block the Bab al-Mandab straits at the south end of the Red Sea.

Jordanian army confronts Syrian ISIS fighters

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 09:51

After weeks of intensive Russian-backed bombing, the Syrian army seized the lush agricultural territory that was once controlled by a group affiliated to Islamic State.

Social media campaign aims for awareness on 4th anniversary of Yazidi genocide

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 02:59

Activists on social media hope to raise awareness for thousands of missing people kidnapped by ISIS in 2014, hold events around the world and online

Iranian security forces clash with Isfahan protesters for second day

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 13:50

Eyewitnesses reported protestors throwing stones and fires burning at the sites of the demonstrations, and security forces using tear gas and water cannons against the demonstrators

Amnesty International alleges Israeli spyware linked to Saudi Arabia

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 13:45

The malicious messages arrived in June and appeared to target human rights activists.

Saudi Arabia arrests two more women's rights activists

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 10:13

The arrests are at odds with the progressive image the government has projected this year under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Iran's parliament summons Rouhani as economy falters under U.S. pressures

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 05:06

Iranian lawmakers want Rouhani to explain why, after more than two years of signing a nuclear deal, Iranian banks still only have limited access to global financial services.

Russian envoy: Israel agrees to removal of Iranian troops 85km from Golan

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 04:48

New footage of Israeli strikes against Iranian targets in Syria released.

Where is Trump headed with his tougher policy toward Iran?

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 03:18

After an all-caps tweet, what does the United States president have planned for Iran?

Iran rejects Trump offer of talks as "humiliation", without value

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 13:49

"How can Trump prove to the Iranian nation that his comments of last night reflect a true intention for negotiation and have not been expressed for populist gains?"