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Hamas and Iran closest they’ve been since Syrian war, senior official says

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 14:09

Even with the civil war largely over, some Gazans criticize Hamas for cooperating with Iran, the heart of the Shi’ite enemies for Sunnis everywhere.

Speculation over nuclear deal sends Iran’s currency to record lows

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 14:42

The White House has warned for months that US President Donald Trump is serious about withdrawing from the nuclear agreement, a move that would mean the return of crippling US sanctions on Iran.

Report: Hamas turns to Iran for release of Iraqi rocket fuel expert

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 10:38

The significance that Hamas is seeking Iran’s help for an issue in Iraq is more symbolic of Hamas’ relations with Tehran and Iran’s influence in Iraq - this is of greater concern to Israel.

From catwalks to news, Pakistan's transgender community aims to shift views

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 12:33

Although transgender people technically enjoy better rights in Pakistan than in many other nations, in practice they are marginalized.

Sisi to win Egyptian election but seeks high turnout

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 10:13

Sisi, 63, faces only one challenger who is a long-time supporter of the president.

Voting begins in Egyptian presidential election

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 03:09

Some 59 million Egyptians are eligible to vote in Monday's election.

Syria has continued developing nuclear program, Arab site says

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 22:00

‘Der Spiegel’ first reported suspicious site near Lebanese border in 2015.

Saudi Arabia shoots down missiles from Yemen; 1 dead from debris

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 20:26

The Houthi-run SABA news agency reported the group's missile force had targeted King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh with a Burkan H2 missile.

Displaced Kurds from Afrin need help, activist says

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 19:02

Rebels threaten historic diversity in province where Jews once visited Kurdish, Yazidi neighbors.

Authorities urge Egyptians to vote as Sisi seeks second term

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 11:59

Sisi, who led the overthrow of Egypt's first freely elected president in 2013, wants a high turnout to affirm his legitimacy after all credible opponents dropped out in January.

US watchdog to Saudi:'Stop preaching for 'Holy War' in textbooks'

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 11:12

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, currently on his first visit to the United States as heir apparent, has promised to promote a more moderate form of Islam.

U.S. charges Iranians for global cyber attacks on behalf of Tehran

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 10:34

"These defendants are now fugitives of justice," US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said.

Analysis: Saudi Arabia won't build a nuclear bomb

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 11:45

The kingdom's nuclear rhetoric is about US policy and the Iranian threat.

Syrian rebel fighters agree to leave Harasta

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 11:14

Harasta is the smallest of three enclaves now held by the rebels in the suburbs of Damascus.

Famous Turkish singer sentenced to 10 months in jail for insulting Erdogan

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 10:25

Insulting the president is a crime punishable by up to four years in prison in Turkey.

Failing health? PA hires cardiologist to monitor President Abbas

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 08:19

The heart specialist, a German-Palestinian, has been working at the PA presidential headquarters in Ramallah alongside Abbas’s longtime personal doctor for the past month.

Hamas arrests suspect in attempted assassination of Palestinian PM

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 06:08

The suspect, who was not immediately identified, was wounded in the shootout with security forces that surrounded his hideout in the central Gaza Strip, the official said.

Civilians flood out of Syria's Douma, war monitor says

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 05:17

For Syrian President Bashar Assad, the capture of eastern Ghouta will represent a major victory, dealing the rebels their most significant blow since they lost their stronghold in Aleppo in 2016.

Germany stalls Iran talks over labeling Hezbollah as terrorists

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 20:13

Trump said in January that the European have until May 12 to work with the US and improve the Iran deal, or the US will withdraw from the agreement.