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Iran says EU promising to salvage nuclear deal despite Trump move

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 03:34

Under the 2015 deal with major powers, Iran curbed its nuclear program in return for the lifting of most Western sanctions on the country. The sanctions were lifted in 2016.

2018 worst year in Syria's humanitarian crisis

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 22:47

Syria is the worst place in modern history in terms of attacks on healthcare workers and facilities, accounting for 70 percent of all such attacks worldwide.

Cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's bloc wins Iraq election

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 22:09

In a tweet shortly after results were announced, Sadr said: "Reform is victorious and corruption is diminishing."

After Trump's withdrawal from nuclear pact, EU energy chief courts Iran

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 19:40

EU officials admit there is a limit to what they can do to parry sanctions as a wave of European companies quit business with Tehran, fearing the global reach of U.S. sanctions.

Erdogan: 'Time for us to take a physical stance on Israel'

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 11:45

In a wide-ranging speech, Erdogan encouraged Muslim unity as a force to defeat the 'occupation of Jerusalem, the violation of the rights of the folks in Palestine.'

Iraq: Between An American Rock And An Iranian Hard Place

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 07:38

What does al-Sadr’s victory mean for Iraq amid growing U.S.-Iranian tensions?

Egypt's Sisi orders Gaza border opened for Ramadan, leader says on Twitter

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 19:25

The border with the Palestinian territory is mostly shut but opens at regular intervals. This would be the longest single opening in years.

Analysis: Al-Azhar and the surge of Muslim antisemitism

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 11:13

“In our recent history, eleven Jews have been assassinated, and some of them tortured, by radical Islamists"

Iranian professor slammed for pro-Israel tweet

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 08:55

The tweet attracted 2,500 comments and was favorited almost 10,000 times on the popular social media platform.

Trump pulled out of Iran nuke deal to spite Obama, former official says

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 03:43

A former Obama official calls out Trump for alleged petty politics.

U.S. sanctions Hezbollah leader Nasrallah, deputy Qassem

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 18:13

The Trump administration has sought in recent days to choke off funding for Iran's overseas operations, including its backing for Hezbollah.

Erdogan: Turkey will not allow Israel to steal Jerusalem from Palestinians

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 16:46

"We will never allow Jerusalem to be stolen by Israel."

Row with Turkey over Gaza gets ugly

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 16:08

“It is unacceptable that the Israeli ambassador in Ankara is humiliated at the airport in Istanbul."

Turkish nominee on terrorism, economy, Israel

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 14:00

Interview with AK Party’s 23-year-old parliamentary candidate from Hakkari Province

Chlorine likely used in February attack in Idlib, Syria

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 05:52

Several people were treated at local medical facilities for breathing difficulties after the attack on February 4.

Intel Minister Katz: Israel helped Turkey prevent ISIS attacks

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 04:44

Katz made the statement at an intelligence conference in Tel Aviv.

Angela Merkel: Iran nuclear accord not ideal, but best to stick with it

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 04:20

"The question is whether you can talk better if you terminate an agreement or if you stay in it ... we say you can talk better if you remain in it."

Analysis: The new war against Iran in Syria is psychological

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 00:26

The shadow war with Iran in Syria is politics by other means because the grand strategy is to evict Iran from Syria.

Ankara, Jerusalem ‘temporarily’ expel each other’s envoys

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 16:31

Ireland and Belgium summoned Israel’s envoy in their respective capitals to register a protest, and South Africa immediately recalled its ambassador for consultations.

Ex-Mossad official: Israel, U.S., Saudis can help regime change in Iran

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 12:15

“We can deal with the threat itself: nuclear weapons, conventional Iranian missiles... But [US] President [Donald] Trump’s actions on the Iran situation have created a major opening," he said.