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Trump agrees to keep U.S. troops in Syria a 'little longer,' but wants out

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 12:03

World powers have expressed concern about a US withdrawal from Syria.

Presidents of Iran, Russia and Turkey parley over Syria's future

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 09:36

Rouhani: Some countries, including America, support terrorist groups like Islamic State in Syria.

After pivotal role saving Yazidis from ISIS, PKK leaves Sinjar

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 08:00

With the PKK gone, it is unclear what comes next. Threats of a Turkish campaign may be reduced, but the presence of Shi’ite militias and the uncertainty looming over the Yazidis does not bode well.

Behind the lines: Turkey expands operations in Syria and Iraq

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 08:12

All indications suggest that for Turkey, the recent battles were only a phase in a larger process. So where might Turkey turn next? And what is the goal of the Turkish campaign?

Saudi king reiterates support for Palestinians after Israel comments

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 07:03

Increased tension between Riyadh and Tehran has fueled speculation that shared interests may push Saudi Arabia and Israel to work together against what they see as a common Iranian threat.

Saudi crown prince: Israelis have right to their own land

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 17:06

"I believe the Palestinians and the Israelis have the right to have their own land. But we have to have a peace agreement to assure the stability for everyone and to have normal relations."

Egypt's Sisi wins 97 percent in election with no real opposition

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 10:30

The election featured only one other candidate - himself an ardent Sisi supporter - after all serious opposition contenders halted their campaigns in January.

Five scenarios after United States about-face on Syria

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 18:38

Five scenarios that could develop in the coming year.

Libyan returnees stuck in desert say no going back

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 04:32

"We will not relinquish our land and our home and the soil we grew up on. We will stay here until we return."

Egypt Election: Liverpool soccer star emerges as top challenger to Sisi

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 02:33

And he was not even on the ballot.

Saudi Crown Prince: American troops should stay in Syria

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 02:29

Bin Salman remarked that without US presence, Iran would gain a greater foothold in the region, establishing a 'Shi'ite Crescent.'

Trump says he wants out of Syria weeks after Israeli border escalation

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 11:26

"We'll be coming out of Syria very soon," Donald Trump told Ohio union traders. "Let the other people take care of it now."

Voices from the Arab Press: Growing Regional turmoil, threat of war

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 01:02

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

Turkey says France could become "target" for backing Syria Kurds

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 19:44

The split with France is the latest rift between Turkey under Erdogan and its NATO allies in the West.

Expert: Sisi could face protests after election 'facade'

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 13:32

Sisi ran virtually unchallenged after various credible candidates were arrested or bowed out under pressure.

Report: Israeli stealth fighters fly over Iran

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 12:15

Two IAF F-35 Adir fighter jets entered Iranian airspace undetected, according to the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida.

Running virtually unopposed, Sisi wins Egypt's low turnout election

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 09:15

Critics say the contest recalled the kind of vote that kept Arab autocrats in power for decades before the 2011 Arab Spring.

Water crisis spurs protests in Iran

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 07:00

The protests have highlighted an issue that played a role in earlier unrest and the authorities have cracked down, while recognizing the need for change.

EU sanctions offer to Trump would leave Iran deal untouched

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 21:08

Trump has given London, Paris and Berlin until May 12 to offer concrete “fixes” to the accord

Danon warns world that ‘rules of the game’ on Iran nuke deal will change

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 19:31

The Trump administration has given European powers a May 12 deadline to engage in a conversation over “fixing” the nuclear accord.