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Iranian-backed militias threaten US forces in Iraq

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 20:18

Video shows pro-Iranian militia seeking to stop a US patrol and warning the US against "provocations"

Hebron’s international observers accede to Israel’s demand to end mission

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 15:15

On Thursday, PLO Secretary-General Saeb Erekat had called on the counties that had staffed the mission – Norway, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey – to insist on maintaining their observer role.

Egypt, U.N. resume truce, reconciliation talks with Hamas

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 09:50

Hamas asked the Egyptians to keep the Rafah border crossing open in spite of the PA’s decision to withdraw its employees from the terminal.

Palestinian Authority arrests Hamas parliament member

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 08:55

Abu Salem, 71, who hails form the village of Bir Nabala, south of Ramallah, is the first PLC member to be arrested since PA President Mahmoud Abbas's decision to dissolve the parliament.

Pope Francis heading to UAE for historic meeting

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 05:25

Meeting with religious leaders and Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Ahmed el-Tayebb part of UAE’s “year of tolerance” supporting interfaith dialogue.

One guard dead, 5 hurt in attack as Iran holds anniversary

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 03:27

"Five of the Guards personnel were wounded and one was martyred," Marashi said, adding that anniversary events were proceeding peacefully.

Iran displays long-range cruise missile to celebrate Islamic revolution

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 01:50

"With a range of more than 1,300 km ... this cruise missile needs a very short time for its preparedness and can fly at a low altitude," Iranian Defence Minister Amir Hatami said.

World Bank urges new Lebanese government to reform power sector

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 09:04

In November, parliament had to approve over $400 million in extra-budgetary spending on fuel to avoid blackouts, adding to Lebanon's spiraling debt.

How Saudi Arabia’s anti-corruption crackdown backfired

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 05:56

Last October, Khashoggi was murdered by Saudi agents inside the kingdom's Istanbul consulate, sparking worldwide furor and criticism of Riyadh's human rights record.

Mladenov arrives in Gaza to meet with Hamas ahead of weekly protests

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 05:04

Gaza’s health ministry says more than 220 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces in 10 months of protests. Israeli casualties have been minimal and there was one soldier’s death.

ISIS could regain control of Syria within a year, Pentagon reports

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 22:24

A US troop withdrawal could allow a nearly defeated ISIS to regain control of their lost territory in Syria, a draft report claims.

In aversion of U.S. sanctions on Iran, Europeans open new trade channel

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 17:54

"We are clear; this commitment does not in any way preclude us from addressing Iran's hostile and destabilizing activities."

U.S. Syria policy: Get others to pick up the slack as it leaves

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 10:11

The new reports come amid a storm that is brewing in the US. The State Department is hosting foreign ministers from the Global Coalition that is fighting ISIS on February 6.

Arab allies gather in Jordan, potential signal to Israel and Iran

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 09:48

The meeting sought to build consensus among Arab states on regional security issues.

Tehran down the sinkhole: How drought threatens Iranian stability

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 09:18

Massive sinkholes are spreading around the Islamic Republic, leading some to question the stability of a regional player.

Kushner, Greenblatt to attend Mideast security summit in Warsaw

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 09:06

The "Ministerial to Promote a future of Peace and Security in the Middle East" is scheduled over Valentine's Day and was originally intended to "make sure Iran is not a destabilizing influence."

Minister of Public Security extends ban on PA operations in east Jerusalem

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 23:59

The order limits the activities of Orient House, a building located in east Jerusalem that served as the headquarters of the Palestine Liberation Organization in the 1980s and 1990s.

Palestinian university awards terrorist with honorary certificate [WATCH]

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 22:01

Palestinians held a rally of solidarity earlier this month for Maher Younes, who kidnapped and murdered Israeli soldier Avraham Bromberg in 1980.

Amnesty: Israel using antisemitism to whitewash its war crimes

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 13:49

Amnesty International hit back at the right-wing reaction to its report on Israel’s tourism industry over the pre-1967 lines called “Destination: Occupation,” which it published on Tuesday.

Nearly all of Iran's advanced nuke centrifuges failing, top expert reveals

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 12:00

David Albright is as concerned as ever about Tehran plotting to obtain a nuclear bomb and emphasizes the need for Israel and the West to stand watch.