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Magnitude 6.3 earthquake hits western Iran, no fatalities reported

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 12:53

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake was at a depth of 65 km (40 miles) and struck 114 km northwest of the city of Ilam, close to Iran's border with Iraq.

U.S.-backed Syria forces clash with Islamic State, leaving dozens dead

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 12:14

With the help of US jets and special forces, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) alliance is battling the remnants of Islamic State in an enclave near the Iraqi border.

Egypt and Sudan set up joint patrols against cross-border threats

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 11:32

The two countries face threats from militias operating in Lybia.

Khamenei: America targets the Middle East in fear of Islamic 'awakening'

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 05:50

The website was quoting a speech Ayatollah Khamenei gave to Iranian officials and foreign Muslim figures attending an international Islamic conference in Tehran.

Jordan requests more water from Israel after canceling peace treaty annex

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 00:50

This comes on the backdrop of King Abdullah's announcement last month that he would not renew a 25-year lease allowing Israeli farmers to access two plots of land.

Israelis, Arabs and Kurds discuss a Middle East confederation in Jerusalem

Sat, 11/24/2018 - 23:24

“Israel should not be afraid of a confederation of Iraq and Syria as a counterweight to a more assertive Turkey and Iran.”

ISIS claims responsibility for Pakistan market suicide bombing

Sat, 11/24/2018 - 09:11

Islamic State claimed responsiblity for a suicide bomb attack in Pakistan according to the group's Amaq news.

The US midterms and Iran sanctions

Sat, 11/24/2018 - 03:52

Netanyahu will once again have to consider the stance of the Democrats, who won the majority in the House, but he can expect bipartisan support on Iran.

Iran's Rouhani calls for Muslims to unite against United States

Sat, 11/24/2018 - 03:16

"Submitting to the West headed by America would be treason against our religion ... and against the future generations of this region," Rouhani said.

Prominent Syrian media activist Raed Fares assassinated

Fri, 11/23/2018 - 08:05

Well known for documenting peaceful protests against the Assad regime, activists, friends and allies mourned his loss on social media.

Report: Trump delays peace plan until February

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 11:11

The report claimed that Trump's aides advised him to wait with the announcement in wake of the recent political developments in Israel, particularly after Liberman resignation.

Voices From The Arab Press: Inside the prisons of the Assad regime

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 11:05

A weekly selection of opinions and analyses from the Arab media around the world.

Edelstein and Iran's Zarif attend same Middle East conference

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 04:55

Zarif is known for his provocative statements against the United States and Israel.

Iraq refuses to comply with U.S. sanctions on Iran

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 21:26

Accordingly, Nearat concluded that Washington will be outraged by Iraq's maneuvering, however, he does not believe that the US retains enough leverage to alter Baghdad's course.

Turkey: U.S. is turning blind eye to Saudi killing of Khashoggi

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 06:22

Trump vowed on Tuesday to remain a "steadfast partner" of Saudi Arabia, despite saying that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman may have known about the plan to murder to Khashoggi.

Report finds antisemitism remains in Saudi textbooks

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 22:57

The head of the ADL, Jonathan Greenblatt, called for “greater scrutiny” of the textbooks by the Trump regime.

Trump references Israel when reaffirming position on Saudi relations

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 21:36

The president said that the US had “sanctioned 17 Saudis known to have been involved in the murder of Mr. Khashoggi, and the disposal of his body.”

Putin to Israel, U.S.: loosen sanctions in exchange for Iran leaving Syria

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 15:25

"We are continuing our conversations in order to reach a political solution in Syria."

Trump: U.S. will remain 'steadfast partner' of Saudis, despite Khashoggi

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 13:45

Trump also said he would not cancel military contracts with the kingdom, saying such a "foolish" move would only benefit Russia and China.