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At religious summit, pope decries "murderous indifference" in Mideast

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 04:42

A special mention was made of the need for peace in Jerusalem, which the pope called "the holy city beloved of God and wounded by men."

Moving forward, will the Islamic State ever be defeated?

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 23:54

The Syrian regime army will soon push into the village of Tafas and find itself face-to-face with ISIS fighters.

South Syrian rebels agree on surrender deal, Assad takes crossing

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 14:33

The Syrian government recovered the Nassib border crossing with Jordan, held by rebels for three years.

Syrian rebel says Assad forces to leave towns in deal brokered by Russia

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 08:23

Ibrahim Jabawi, the spokesman, said local forces overseen by Russia would take charge of the area.

Syrian forces reportedly close to seizing Jordan border crossing

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 05:15

The Syrian offensive has swept into swathes of insurgent territory in Deraa province, helped by heavy Russian air strikes.

Iranian Kurds increase campaign against Tehran regime

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 00:07

As Iran suffers from economic stagnation, the country is ripe for more sustained protests and armed opposition to the regime.

Report: Son of Islamic State leader killed in Syria's Homs

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 17:52

The statement showed an image of a young boy carrying an assault rifle and gave no further details.

Foiled Iranian bomb plot overshadows Tehran’s European charm offensive

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 15:29

It is not the first time Iranian state agents have been investigated or accused of plots in Europe.

Report: Shin Bet restores security for Barak after Iran plot suspicions

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 14:18

This follows allegations that Iran tried to harm the former PM while he was abroad.

Syrian rebels begin new talks with Russia over peace deal, spokesman says

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 12:00

Accompanied by a major Russian aerial bombing campaign, Syrian pro-government forces have marched swiftly into insurgent territory in Deraa province over the past two weeks.

Trump cabinet debates designation of IRGC as terrorist group

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 11:41

It would be the first instance in which the US government lists an official state military as a foreign terrorist organization.

Global fight against terror-tainted black market antiquities intensifies

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 10:27

The British Museum is slated to open a major exhibition of Assyrian artifacts as experts warn that ISIS-looted items is still a problem.

Rouhani to Swiss president: Israel is 'illegitimate'

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 09:29

"Iran considers the Zionist regime illegitimate and its actions in the region aggressive and condemnatory."

Fleeing new assault, Syrian family doubts they will ever go home

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 09:08

The battles have pushed more than 270,000 people out of their homes.

Iran will respect nuclear deal if its interests preserved, Rouhani says

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 08:33

Rouhani also said U.S. attempts to pressure its allies to stop buying Iranian oil exports are "exaggerated" and could never be put in place.

Iranian diplomat arrested over suspected plot against opposition meeting

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 18:52

The diplomat was arrested for allegedly plotting to plant a bomb at a meeting in which Rudy Giuliani was expected to attend.

German intel: Iran wants to expand weapons into nuclear arsenal

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 15:42

“Iran, North Korea, Syria and Pakistan are making efforts to expand their conventional weapons arsenal through the production of weapons of mass destruction,” the Bavarian intelligence agency said.

Number of displaced in southern Syria climbs to 270,000, U.N. says

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 07:44

"Our latest update shows the figure of displaced across southern Syria has exceeded 270,000 people," Mohammad Hawari, UNHCR's Jordan spokesman told Reuters.

Syria Challenge: How will Netanyahu act?

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 23:27

For Israel, the main threat in Syria in the last several years has been Iran’s penetration of the country.

Turkish police clashes with LGBT crowd after official Pride parade banned

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 22:24

"For the fourth year in a row, Turkish authorities have banned Istanbul Pride. The last time it went ahead seems like a lifetime ago."