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Iran seeks to exploit internal US disputes to defeat Washington - analysis

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 10:10

The US use of “messages” to Tehran only works if Iran believes the messages

Netanyahu wants to delay Khan Al-Ahmar evacuation

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 09:54

The state had initially been scheduled to provide a written response to the court by May 1, but had asked for a delay until July 28.

Iran sent oil shipment to Syria, easing fuel crisis-source

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 09:19

Last month a pro-government Syrian newspaper, al-Watan, said the shortages had started after Iran had halted a credit line to Damascus, since then no oil shipments had arrived.

U.S. B-52 bombers reach Middle East in message to Iran

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 06:23

The US said on Tuesday that a number of B-52 bombers would be part of additional forces sent to the Middle East to counter what the Trump administration calls "clear indications" of threats from Iran

Arabic death threat note sent to US gov. against Edward Gallagher

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 21:05

Gallagher, who has been accused of war crimes, will go to trial in less than three weeks.

Former members of Erdogan’s AKP say splinter party could emerge

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 19:42

Successful pressure by president on elections commission for redo of Istanbul mayoral race highlights internal political differences.

'U.S. can send carrier through Strait of Hormuz despite Iran tensions'

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 18:21

"If I need to bring it inside the strait, I will do so," Vice Admiral Jim Malloy, commander of the US Navy's Bahrain-based Fifth Fleet said in an interview by phone.

Trump urges Iran to talk over nuke program, cannot rule out military action

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 15:34

Trump declined to say what prompted him to deploy the USS Abraham Lincoln carrier group to the region over what was described as unspecified threats.

Israeli FM Katz: Int'l community should join US with new Iran sanctions

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 12:56

Yisrael Katz spoke at the annual Independence Day reception hosted by President Reuven Rivlin for heads of foreign diplomatic missions.

Human rights groups push for migrant labor reform in Middle East

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 06:31

According to human rights groups, this gives a disproportionate amount of power to employers and lays the groundwork for abuses to occur.

Three killed in suspected Islamic State attack on southern Libya

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 04:48

Gunmen stormed the town of Ghadwa, opened fire before retreating back into the desert, residents said.

EU rejects any ultimatums after Iran's move on nuclear deal

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 04:29

The European Union and the foreign ministers of Germany, France and Britain said they were still committed to the Iran nuclear deal.

Iran gives Europe sixty days to step up to demands

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 03:26

Full-court press by Iranian diplomats seeks to sell its new threats internally and externally.

Gaza terror groups: 'We still have the finger on the trigger’

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 12:22

The warning came during a press conference held by the groups’ masked gunmen in Gaza City.

U.S. threatens new sanctions, warns Europe against business with Iran

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 11:34

Tehran's halt of compliance with some parts of the nuclear deal was "nothing less than nuclear blackmail of Europe," Tim Morrison, Special Assistant to the President told a conference in Washington.

Doctors go underground as Syrian government attacks rebel northwest

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 11:17

The insurgents, dominated by the jihadist Tahrir al-Sham, describe the offensive as an invasion while the government accuses the rebels of violating the deal.

Arab world turns page on literacy

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 10:34

Despite great headway since independence from colonial powers, there remains room for improvement.

'Shadow Strike' - Insights into Israel's decision to strike Syria

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 06:38

Yaakov Katz’s latest work provides insight into Israel’s 2007 decision to strike Syria’s nuclear reactor.

Chinese Christian prostitutes allegedly trafficked in Pakistan

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 04:21

Suspects, all Chinese nationals, said to have used fictitious marriages as pretext for forcing them into prostitution.

Iran threatens uranium enrichment if world powers do not keep promises

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 02:49

Iran told ambassadors from the signatory countries that it would roll back some of its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal, state broadcaster IRIB reported on Wednesday.