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Palestinian Authority President Abbas leaves hospital after eight-day stay

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 06:29

"Thank God I am leaving the hospital in good health and I will return to work tomorrow," the 82-year-old leader said.

Report: Syrian Air Force bars Iran from using its bases

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 03:36

A Syrian opposition site reports that the Syrian air force forbade Iranian-backed Shi’ite factions from storing ammunition in its bases.

Israel and Iran revert back to familiar patterns in Syria

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 00:36

The stand-off between arch-foes may ultimately be decided by a third party: Russia.

China to host Iranian president amid nuclear deal doubt

Sun, 05/27/2018 - 23:19

Major powers are scrambling to save Iran's nuclear deal after the United States pulled out.

Ramadan brings better business to Hebron's Old City market

Sun, 05/27/2018 - 10:13

Islam's holy month of Ramadan drives business in the West Bank city of Hebron, as more people go shopping in the Old City market.

How Iraq's new PM could upend 15 years of U.S. Iraq policy

Sun, 05/27/2018 - 08:55

Whether Iraq gets Sadr’s brand of nationalism or Amiri’s brand of Tehran hegemony, Iraq has beguiled US policymakers again.

Palestinian Authority President Abbas hospital stay extended

Sun, 05/27/2018 - 08:52

The 82-year-old leader had been expected to be released from hospital in the West Bank on Sunday, but this was postponed.

Qatar bans goods from UAE, Saudi as embargo anniversary approaches

Sun, 05/27/2018 - 06:01

"To protect the safety of consumers in the State of Qatar and to combat improper trafficking of goods, the government issued a directive to find new suppliers of the variety of goods impacted."

In Mosul, young volunteers help bring city back to life

Sun, 05/27/2018 - 05:45

After living under ISIS's strict rule and then the war to retake the city, young women feel as though they have been liberated.

Kurds attacked in Greek camp, accused of not fasting on Ramadan

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 19:31

The Moria camp on Lesbos has been the center of brawls before between refugees who are stuffed into a facility of 7,000 inhabitants that has been operating at 300% of capacity for months.

Kurds in Iraq adrift after Iraqi election

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 16:46

Kurdish politics has been in disarray since the independence referendum last September.

Saudi Arabia stops new business with Germany over its pro-Iran policy

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 13:50

Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman is “deeply offended” by the German government and froze new business with the Federal Republic, wrote Der Spiegel.

Iran pressures Europe to speed up plans to save nuclear deal

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 14:48

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo threatened Iran on Monday with "the strongest sanctions in history" if it did not change its behavior in the Middle East.

Leader of Hezbollah: 'If there will be a war with Israel - We will win'

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 11:46

In a speech given to mark the 2000 Israeli withdrawal from South Lebanon Hezbollah leader Nasrallah boasted that "Israel always threatens."

Lebanon's Hariri named PM, wants unity gov't fast

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 11:36

The new coalition government is expected to reflect the enhanced political position of the Iran-backed Shi'ite group Hezbollah.

Israel, Jews at forefront in Turkish politics ahead of vote

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 19:35

The lasting effects of anti-Israel rhetoric and discussion of “Jews” by politicians lead to increasing antisemitism online.

Saudi Arabia frees four women's rights activists, associates say

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 18:44

The release comes a month before the lifting of the ban on women driving in the kingdom.

Putin welcomes European efforts to save Iran nuclear deal

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 17:04

After meeting with France's Macron, Russia's president warned of "lamentable consequences" if deal abandoned.

Game on: The new strategy of the U.S. and its allies in the Middle East

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 15:26

Bad management, corruption and a failure of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action to generate expected levels of foreign investment compound the problem.

Report: Syrian air defense intercepts Israeli missile strike on airport

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 14:50

SANA earlier reported sounds of explosions heard near the Dabaa airport near the city of Homs.