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UN: No tangible progress in creating Syria constitutional committee

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 08:50

Russia, Turkey and Iran said in a joint statement issued after the talks that they would "intensify" consultations to establish the committee as soon as possible.

Lebanon Accepts Russian Military Aid

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 05:40

Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri refuted a pro-Hezbollah Lebanese paper, which reported that Beirut declined the aid over US concerns.

Report: Sisi, Saudis push Arab nations to trade with Israel

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 04:59

Sisi and Mohammed bin Salman also discussed the possibility of establishing an Arab Quartet with the participation of Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the Palestinian Authority.

Saudi Arabia inks deal for Lockheed's missile defense system

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 23:26

In recent weeks the Trump administration and the U.S. defense industry worked to save the few actual deals in the much-touted $110 billion arms package for Saudi Arabia.

All eyes on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at G20

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 21:05

The G20 will be the most important foreign trip for the Crown Prince since the October crisis.

Why did Lebanon's security chief praise terrorism during a counter-terror speech?

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 17:33

Alluding to Hezbollah, he said that terrorism that terrorizes enemies is not only a right, but a duty.

Report: Palestinian arrested in Italy for plan to poison public water

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 07:48

The suspect, who has a Palestinian passport and a Italian residency permit, was arrested Wednesday morning in the city of Macomer.

Report: One killed, five injured in explosion in Hamas enclave in Gaza

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 03:00

The site of the explosion was a building that reportedly belongs to the Hamas terrorist group.

Trump: U.S. troops will remain in the Middle East for Israel

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 01:04

"Oil is becoming less and less of a reason to stay in the Middle East because we’re producing more oil now than we’ve ever produced," Trump said.

Iran's nuclear chief Salehi: We are running out of patience with EU

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 11:23

"If we cannot sell our oil and we don't enjoy financial transactions, then I don't think keeping the deal will benefit us anymore."

Turkey says Saudi prince has asked to meet Erdogan at G20

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 04:24

Erdogan and Prince Mohammed bin Salman will attend the G20 meeting in Argentina later this week.

Jordan receives $ 1.3 million in aid from Hungary for community projects

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 01:56

A Hungarian-sponsored scholarship program has also offered Jordanians 400 spots annually since 2014 to study at a university in Hungary.

Germany’s largest telecom company stops service for Iranian ‘terror bank’

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 14:54

The US re-imposed sanctions on Iranian banks, including Bank Melli, on November 5.due to their role in illicit terrorist activities and support for the country's nuclear and rocket programs.

A musical homecoming

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 14:30

Ra’anana Symphonette to feature world-class viola player Gilad Karni

George Soros's foundation to close in Turkey after attack by Erdogan

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 08:44

The foundation said it would apply for the legal liquidation and winding up of the company's operations as soon as possible.

Jordan faces wave of public criticism as government issues arise

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 07:54

For Jordan, a US ally whose stability has been a defining feature of the Middle East for decades, this has been an uncomfortable year.

Kids struggle to go back to school in post-Islamic State Raqqa

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 07:51

The children have lost out on five years of schooling.

A new phase in Israel-Gulf relations

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 02:34

Recent visits by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Minister Israel Katz to Oman could herald a regional upheaval.

Why is murder by Iran, but not Saudi Arabia, okay?

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 23:40

Congressional Democrats, who near-unanimously backed Obama's embrace of Iran, are pushing for the same recourse with some even calling for the complete severing of ties to the House of Saud.

Report: Syrian regime grants citizenship to Iranians, Hezbollah fighters

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 12:57

Concealing the presence of Iranian and Hezbollah fighters in southern Syria could be seen as contravening understandings reached between Israel and Russia.