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Syrian army gains full control of Yarmouk Basin from Islamic State

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 13:27

Between 1,000 and 1,500 IS insurgents who had been holding their ground in the area yielded under intensive Russian bombing from the air, a regional intelligence source said.

Iranian response to Trump's summit proposal reflects internal politics

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 04:50

"Respect for the great nation of Iran, the reduction of hostilities, and America's return to the JCOPA, will smooth the path past the current rocky relations."

Analysis: For buoyant Assad, Syrian war enters tricky phase

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 01:10

Assad has flagged his next target: the rebel-held Idlib province. "Now Idlib is our target, although not only Idlib," Assad told Russian media last week.

Trump says he is willing to talk to Iran's leader without preconditions

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 21:06

"I'd meet with anybody. I believe in meetings," especially in cases where war is at stake, Trump said.

We can't force Iran out of Syria, Russia tells Israelis

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 15:14

"We cannot dictate to Israel how to proceed."

14 Druze women kidnapped in latest ISIS atrocity in Syria

Sun, 07/29/2018 - 11:51

Druze in Israel march in solidarity after massacre in Syria

Iran currency extends record fall as U.S. sanctions loom

Sun, 07/29/2018 - 08:51

On Sunday, the Iranian rial plunged to 111,500 against one US dollar on the unofficial market, down from about 97,500 rials on Saturday.

Erdogan: Turkey will stand its ground faced with U.S. sanctions

Sat, 07/28/2018 - 23:20

The friendship between the United States and Turkey is on the line.

The aftermath of the Helsinki summit

Sat, 07/28/2018 - 11:22

Voices from the Arab Press weigh in on world events and how they effect the greater Middle East.

Report: US considering military options to keep strait of Hormuz open

Sat, 07/28/2018 - 04:48

Officials claim that any military action would be carried by US allies, not the US armed forces, with the Saudis being the logical choice.

Northern Exposure: Israel's stability in question amid Russia’s offer

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 22:05

Jerusalem is walking a fine line as it hopes the Syrian conflict will wind down quietly.

Pro-Assad Syrians celebrate regime’s return to Israel border

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 15:17

Since 2011, when Syrians rose up in rebellion against decades of dictatorship, a plethora of changing groups have held positions in Syria across from the border.

Report: Israel freed Turkish detainee at Trump's request

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 04:22

Israel deported Ebru Ozkan on July 15, a week after indicting her for ties to the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas.

Syrian refugees find safe haven but no secure future on Greek island

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 04:12

"I'm here to start a new life until the war is over. If things are sorted out, I will go back to Syria."

A break from the past for U.S. at the U.N

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 02:10

The U.S. public diplomacy blitz against Hamas is part of a paradigmatic shift.

Saudi Arabia halts oil exports via the Red Sea after Iranian threats

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 23:13

Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps commander Qassem Soleimani warned the US that the Red Sea was “no longer secure.” He threatened “martyrdom” in response to President Donald Trump’s threats.

Syrian flag raised in Quneitra on Syrian side of Golan Heights

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 15:20

Pro-Assad forces began pushing last week towards the border area close to the demilitarized zone adjoining the Israeli territory after rebels surrendered large parts of Quneitra province.

Syria raises flag in Quneitra, just over border from Israel

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 11:27

A Reuters photographer saw uniformed men raise the Syrian national flag and the black, white, green and red flag of the Baath Party in the long-abandoned city.