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U.S.-Iran tensions: Sides seek deescalation as Iraq simmers - analysis

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 09:48

Iran and the US appeared to be heading towards some sort of conflict, perhaps involving Iran’s proxy forces in the region. But both countries want to climb down from this crisis.

U.S. orders non-emergency embassy staff to leave Iraq

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 05:00

CENTCOM raised threat level in Iraq and Syria with troops on high alert against possible "imminent" attack by Iran.

Palestinian leader: Trump administration treats us with disdain and hostility

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 19:32

The Palestinian politician took to social media on Monday to share the fact that her request for a US visa had been rejected.

Early version of U.S. House bill seeks to bar F-35 from Turkey

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 18:18

The dispute has strained relations between Washington and Ankara.

'Globalvision,' 'Gazavision' projects protest Eurovision in Tel Aviv

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 15:03

The organizers are presenting 'Globalvision' as a "night of inclusion and diversity, celebrating Palestinian music and culture."

Khamenei: 'There will not be any war with the U.S.'

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 13:31

Khamenei also reiterated that Iran would not negotiate with the United States on a nuclear deal.

State appeals decision to release Israeli accused of murdering Palestinian

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 13:29

Earlier Tuesday, the Lod District Court surprised the state when it issued a decision to release the minor, whose identity is under a gag order.

Veganism in the Arab world

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 07:52

While not widespread, the diet is gaining in popularity.

Syrian, gay refugee finds his freedom and voice

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 07:43

“I got arrested [at the airport in Syria] and ended up in prison for around six weeks. Then when they released me, I became persona non grata. I ended up being a refugee in Lebanon,” he said.

BBC slammed for mistranslating 'Yahud' as 'Israeli' - comment

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 06:05

“When Palestinians use the word ‘Yahud’ they mean ‘Jew.’ It does not mean Israeli."

U.S. envoy urges response 'short of war' to Gulf tankers attack

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 05:34

"We need to do a thorough investigation to understand what happened, why it happened, and then come up with reasonable responses short of war," Ambassador John Abizaid told reporters.

Egypt teaches students about love and marriage in attempt to curb divorce

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 05:27

Mawadda's lessons will be accompanied by YouTube videos, a radio program and educational plays. The church and Egypt's top Sunni Muslim authority, Al-Azhar, are partners.

Iran blames Israel, U.S. blames Iran for Saudi ship sabotage

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 04:42

The incident began early Sunday morning and now may become a major crises, increasing the already fraught tensions between the US and Iran.

Iran blames Israel, U.S. blames Iran for Saudi ship sabotage

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 04:30

The incident began early Sunday morning and now may become a major crises, increasing the already fraught tensions between the US and Iran.

Pompeo to discuss Iran deal with Russians today

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 03:41

As tensions rise between US and Iran in Gulf, Russia has been critical of the US decision to leave the Iran Deal and pressure Iran.

Iranian-backed Houthi drones target Saudi Arabia - report

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 03:12

The Houthis have repeatedly launched drone and missile attacks on Saudi Arabia and claimed to have launched drone attacks on the UAE.

Iranian disinformation campaign targeted Israelis

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 00:10

The fake social media accounts were given depth through articles published under their names on websites that allow user-submitted content.

He imagined an Iranian attack on Israel. The publisher withdrew the book.

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 22:37

The Michigan-based nonprofit publisher announced it was axing the book amid a flurry of comments on social media, alleging that the book is Islamophobic.

Fashion police: Iraq cracks down on ripped jeans over Ramadan

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 06:47

In the city of Kirkuk, police were given an order to arrest anyone wearing jean shorts or ripped jeans.

Mystery deepens in “sabotage” of oil tankers in Persian Gulf

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 06:08

Conflicting reports and current tensions in the Gulf obscure knowledge of the incident.