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Voices from the Arab press: Israeli celebrations in the heart of Cairo

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 03:47

A selection of media reports from the Arab press relating to Israel and the Middle East.

After reported Russia deal, Israel still faces major challenges in Syria

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 03:26

While Iranian-backed forces will be banned from operating near the border, Tehran will still have a free hand to build-up military infrastructure outside the "buffer zone."

Lead-up to FIFA World Cup brings much-needed distraction for MENA nations

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 03:04

This year's World Cup comes amid heightened global tensions, especially in the MENA region, where political, security and economic instability are par for the course.

Israel prefers Assad over Iran at its border

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 01:45

On Thursday, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman made a lightning quick trip to Russia to discuss an expanded deal for the ouster of Iran from southern Syria.

Everything you need to know about Syria's developments this weekend

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 22:00

As Assad threatens the US, and Russia and Israel discuss Iran, the country’s smoldering conflicts are the calmest in seven years.

Liberman, after visit, says Russia understands Israel's security concerns

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 18:47

The defense minister's meeting was followed by a telephone conversation between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

'There are no Iranian troops in Syria,' Assad says

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 14:34

“We do not have Iranian troops. We never had,” Assad told Russia Today in a half-an-hour interview on wide array of issues involving his country posted on its web site.

Russia understands Israel won't tolerate Iran on border, Liberman says

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 14:24

Prior to Liberman’s visit, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called on non-Syrian forces to withdraw the country’s southern border as soon as possible.

Lebanon working for return of thousands of Syrian refugees

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 12:00

"The stay of Syrians in Lebanon will not go on for a long time. There is intensive work by the political authority."

Report: Iranian forces, Hezbollah prepare to leave southern Syria

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 11:29

The report comes after Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced Monday that the Syrian army should be the only force on the southern border of the country.

We’ll hit Iran anywhere in Syria, Netanyahu says

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 13:47

He spoke at a public event in Tel Aviv hours before Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman was scheduled to fly to Moscow to hold talks with his Russian counterpart Sergei Shoygu.

Syrian local official: Turkish-U.S. control in Syria's Manbij premature

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 09:11

Manbij has been seen as a potential flashpoint. The Syrian government and its allies, Kurdish-led militia, Syrian rebel groups, Turkey, and the United States all have a military presence in north

Bringing hope to Raqqa after ISIS

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 03:31

Free Burma Rangers bring aid to liberated parts of Syria

Pro-Assad commander: Syrian army ready for southern battle

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 13:02

The United States warned on Saturday it would take "firm and appropriate measures" in response to any violations of the ceasefire in that area.

Lebanon starts offshore resource exploration, steers clear of Israeli waters

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 07:26

Part of Block 9 contains waters disputed with neighboring Israel but the consortium has said it has no plans to drill in the disputed area.

Russia, U.S. and Jordan to meet in southern Syria amid tensions

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 04:20

Russia said on Monday only Syrian army troops should be on the country's southern border with Jordan and Israel, after Washington warned of "firm measures" over truce violations in the region.

Six sides to the southern Syria crisis

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 20:20

Southern Syria as a sand box for regional and international powers

Israel, Russia agree to boot Iran and Hezbollah from northern border

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 14:27

The report says Jerusalem and Moscow agreed to allow Israel to maintain its ability to act against Iran's expansion in Syria.

Without France, Lebanon would probably be at war, Macron says

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 12:17

Lebanon was plunged into crisis in November when Hariri resigned as prime minister while in Saudi Arabia, saying he feared assassination.

Netanyahu to discuss Iran with French, German leaders next week

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 11:04

His European tour follows the US withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal which the European signatories, France, Germany and Britain, have said they will stick to.