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Ex-CIA Director Hayden to 'Post': Iran looking to outlast Donald Trump

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 05:19

Michael Hayden, who led the CIA from 2006 to 2009, said he saw the U.S. relationship with Saudi Arabia as critical, but with Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman as less so.

EU open to Iran sanctions after foiled France, Denmark plots

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 16:40

Though still at an early stage, the EU's readiness to penalize Iranians would be the first such move in years.

Iranian-backed Houthi forces in Yemen fire missile at Saudi coalition

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 12:01

The missile used solid-propellant and was termed as Badr P-1, an upgrade from the Badr-1.

'25 killed' as Turkey battles Syrian fighters accused of 'plundering'

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 02:42

There have been tensions in Afrin over the last eleven months as Kurds accuse some of the Syrian rebels and their allies of stealing their property, invading their homes and abusing locals.

Jews and Arabs develop solutions for Middle East peace in hackathon

Sun, 11/18/2018 - 07:00

For 24 hours, they defied barriers to peace and developing possible solutions for them.

Turkey calls U.S. support of Syrian Kurdish YPG a 'big mistake'

Sun, 11/18/2018 - 06:38

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said the issue strained ties between the two countries.

Analysis: The U.S. is juggling too many agendas in eastern Syria

Sun, 11/18/2018 - 04:23

The problems the US faces is that it is trying to do too many things at once and it has misled most of its allies and partners by speaking out of two sides of its mouth.


Sun, 11/18/2018 - 02:34

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

Trump at crossroads of US-Turkey relations over Khashoggi, Gulen and PKK

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 21:53

In addition, stories emerged claiming that Israel has encouraged Trump to reduce pressure on the Saudis over the killing.

US is in Syria until Iranian ‘commanded forces’ leave

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 19:25

The US State Department had not spelled out a clear policy, and the Pentagon didn’t seem to know if removing Iran and Iranian proxies was actually the official stance.

Syria claims it has killed ISIS commander in new offensive

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 15:30

This is good news for Damascus in its war against ISIS and points to a strengthening of the regime’s control near the US base at al-Tanf in southern Syria.

Iranian workers protest against government as U.S. sanctions take its toll

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 09:28

The protests come as Iran’s economy has been hard-hit by U.S. sanctions, which were reimposed November 5 after the United States withdrew from the 2016 Iran nuclear deal in May.

CIA believes Saudi crown prince ordered journalist's killing

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 01:07

The CIA had briefed other parts of the US government, including Congress, on its assessment, which contradicts Saudi government assertions that Prince Mohammed was not involved.

Senior IRGC Commander: Israeli agent killed in strikes against Kurds

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 06:34

The strikes targeted the headquarters of the Kurdistan Democratic Party-Iran in Koya.

Car plant shows limits to Iran's economic ambitions in Syria

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 08:51

The plant was set up before Syria's war began as the two allies tried to bring their economies closer together and was restarted in 2016 on Tehran's orders.

U.S. offers $5 m. reward for the capture of Hamas leader Saleh al-Arouri

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 02:19

State Department also announced reward for the capture of two senior Hezbollah leaders.

Can Saudi Arabia compete as Iran flexes its economic muscles in Iraq?

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 07:25

Riyadh and Tehran's competition for influence in the Middle East has in recent years led to Tehran strengthening its allies in Damascus, Beirut and Baghdad.

In the Middle East, WWI centenary is reminder of continuing conflict

Sun, 11/11/2018 - 07:15

Millions in Middle East suffered in WWI, but region largely shrugs off centenary. A look at what happened in 1918 and after.

VOICES FROM THE ARAB PRESS: Is Israel the biggest loser?

Sat, 11/10/2018 - 18:45

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

Iran army official: Any war Zionists start will lead to them being erased

Sat, 11/10/2018 - 13:02

Brig.-Gen. Hossein Salami also claimed that Iran was improving its ballistic missiles.