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Magnitude 5.8 quake hits southeast Iran, fourth temblor in two days

Sun, 07/22/2018 - 20:01

Rescue teams have been sent to 26 affected villages.

Israel evacuates hundreds of Syrian 'White Helmets' in humanitarian effort

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 23:59

The evacuation was kept secret and began at 9:30pm.

Khamenei backs blocking Gulf oil exports if Iranian sales stopped

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 09:20

Iranian officials have in the past threatened to block the Strait of Hormuz, a major oil shipping route, in retaliation for any hostile US action.

Asia won't toe the line on Iran sanctions

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 23:13

According to an Iran sanctions expert, the EU may fall in line with sanctions, but Iran won’t compromise because of Asian support.

Voices from the Arab press: The so called 'Axis of resistance'

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 00:26

A roundup of this week's Arab media.

Sources close to Netanyahu: Trump knew the Iran nuclear deal was bad

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 14:53

Comment comes two days after tape emerges of Netanyahu boasting that Israel convinced Trump to come out against deal

Pro-Assad villages evacuated in deal with Syrian rebels

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 03:49

In exchange, the government was due to release hundreds of prisoners from its jails.

Lebanon to consider legalizing cannabis growing

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 13:27

The move comes as an attempt to boost the struggling economy.

Nuclear chief: Iran builds new centrifuge rotor factory

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 10:06

The announcement came a month after Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said he had ordered agencies to prepare to increase uranium enrichment capacity if a nuclear deal falls apart.

Turkish media accuses 'cult leader' of Israel ties

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 08:11

Claims of connections between the group and Israel have begun to circulate in Turkish media. The most serious are reports that Adnan Oktar is accused of “transferring state secrets to Israel,

Syrian army pounds city of Nawa, causing casualties, residents say

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 19:28

A resident said that dozens of missiles were fired on the heavily populated city that lies adjoining the Golan Heights.

Egypt targets social media, journalists with new law

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 11:59

Social media accounts and blogs with more than 5,000 followers on sites such as Twitter and Facebook will be treated as media outlets.

Palestinians slam Saudi documentary about Israel’s founding

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 09:53

The two-part series, titled The Naqba, is rich with imagery from the Holocaust and from the Yishuv and interviews Israelis, Arabs and historians.

Egypt's parliament passes $11 billion sovereign wealth fund

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 07:29

The agency, MENA, did not specifically mention the privatization program, but said: "The fund aims to contribute to sustainable economic development through management of its funds and assets."

Egypt to offer citizenship to foreigners for $400,000 deposit

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 22:08

It was not immediately clear what economic benefits a foreigner would obtain by acquiring citizenship.

In parched Afghanistan, drought sharpens water dispute with Iran

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 21:47

The row underscores the growing strategic importance of water across the world. Water disputes have become common in South and Central Asia and elsewhere.

Iranian general praises Gazan terror: Trump’s ‘threats don’t scare us’

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 15:40

Hamas official Ismail Radwan urged all Palestinian “resistance groups” to coordinate their moves to “foil American-Zionist schemes.”

World's oldest bread found at prehistoric site in Jordan

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 15:33

"We now have to assess whether there was a relationship between bread production and the origins of agriculture," Arranz-Otaegui said.

Abbas, Dahlan loyalists clash at Gaza's Al-Azhar University

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 13:27

It was not immediately clear what triggered the clashes, which have become common in several places in the Gaza Strip in the past few years.

Israel deports Turkish woman indicted for smuggling funds for Hamas

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 11:51

The Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) confirmed on Monday that Israel has freed and deported a Turkish woman who the IDF prosecution had indicted on July 8 for smuggling funds for Hamas.