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Egypt security forces kill 3 suspected militants, arrest 10 others

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 12:53

Security forces confiscated a variety of explosive devices, automatic weapons and other items.

Iranian protests escalate, government cancels schools and trains

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 11:50

Social Media in Farsi and Arabic reported that the protesters are shouting the slogan not Gaza, Not Lebanon, my soul for Iran.'

Turkey says EU funds not being used for needs of Syrian refugees

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 04:38

In the past, Turkey has argued it would be easier to give the money directly to the government - something the EU rejects. The EU instead channels money through humanitarian organizations.

Iran counters protests with pro-government rallies

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 03:14

52 people were arrested in "price protests" across the country on Friday.

Suspected French Islamist militants detained in Syria

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 21:11

Among those arrested is a man once convicted of running a jihadist recruitment network in France.

Five reasons US comments on staying in Syria matter

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 20:42

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says US is shifting to stabilizing eastern Syria, which will mean more diplomats and contractors.

US-led coalition continues striking ISIS in Syria and Iraq

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 17:55

More than two-dozen airstrikes in the last week of December.

Price protests turn political in Iran as rallies spread

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 17:13

In social media footage, which could not be authenticated, riot police were seen using water cannon and tear gas to disperse crowds.

How the press gets Crown Prince Bin Salman wrong

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 15:41

How Saudi Arabia’s crown prince became a target of stories involving corruption.

Mattis sees larger US civilian presence in Syria as ISIS dies out

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 12:38

This is the first time the US defense secretary has said that there would be an increase of diplomats in the parts of the country retaken from Islamic State militants.

Yemen government says 32 killed in air strike, disputing UN toll

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 12:12

UN resident coordinator Jamie McGoldrick said on Thursday the 56 were among 109 civilians killed in Saudi-led strikes in the previous 10 days.

Gunmen attack Coptic Christian church near Cairo, killing at least nine

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 06:53

Islamist militants have claimed several attacks on Egypt's large Christian minority in recent years.

Iran cleric urges tough response after price protests turn political

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 04:32

Videos posted on social media showed demonstrators chanting "Death to Rouhani" and "Death to the dictator".

Gulf states need to solve own problems, says prominent U.S. Rabbi

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 03:38

The “ultimate deal” between Israel and the Palestinians will never come to fruition unless the US first makes peace between the six Persian Gulf states.

Report: US and Israel formulate a plan to stop Iran – together

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 14:16

Secret White House meeting leads to establishment of special US-Israeli work-group meant to prevent Iran from increasing in strength.

Lebanese Foreign Affairs Minister: I don't deny Israel's right to exist

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 10:39

Lebanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Gebran Bassil says during a television interview Israel "has a right to exist in safety", causing controversy.

US-led coalition accuses Syria of allowing ISIS to move with 'impunity'

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 05:24

“They seem to be moving with impunity through regime-held territory, showing that the regime is clearly either unwilling or unable to defeat Daesh within their borders."

Syrian rebels say discussing evacuation from territory near Israel

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 13:26

Syria's army and its allies have increasingly pushed for such evacuation deals for rebel enclaves near big cities or in other strategic locations after long periods of siege and bombardment.

Iranian parliament recognizes Jerusalem as capital of Palestine

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 12:53

The Iranian Parliament bill is part of a double-urgency plan dealing with Jerusalem.

Trump will fail against Iran as did "smarter" Reagan - Khamenei

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 12:29

"Reagan is gone and, according to out beliefs, he now faces God's retribution ... while Iran has made great advances in all areas since Reagan's time," Khamenei added.