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Assad gives a video tour of war-torn Ghouta

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 06:52

The United Nations has estimated 400,000 people were under siege in eastern Ghouta, the last large rebel bastion near the capital Damascus, with little access to food or medicine.

The cynical Washington arithmetic that overshadowed Afrin conflict

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 16:34

As Kurds fled, the Arab and Turkish forces raised the Turkish flag over a local municipality building and pulled down a statue of a Kurdish mythological hero named Kawa.

Kurdish shock and Turkish celebration as Afrin falls to the Turks

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 10:06

On Sunday the city of Afrin and most of the province around it in northwestern Syria fell to the Turkish army and Syrian rebel groups it supports.

Lebanese women demand nationality for children with foreign fathers

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 09:51

Many Lebanese fear that Palestinian and Syrian children of non-Lebanese men will never leave the country if they are given Lebanese nationalities, many others say that such concerns are racist.

Qatar asks U.S. to investigate UAE bank for 'financial warfare'

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 08:59

Fueling diplomatic crisis that erupted in June when Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain imposed an economic boycott on Qatar, accusing it of supporting Islamist militants.

Ahead of contentious vote, Egypt sets sights on 'fake news'

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 03:42

All opposition candidates except one have dropped out citing intimidation.

Europe sees Trump itching to leave Iran nuclear deal

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 00:46

The E3, Iran and advocates of the nuclear deal in the US saw Tillerson’s firing as a harbinger of Trump’s ultimate withdrawal.

Iranian official warns Europeans against imposing sanctions to 'please' Trump

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 03:52

"It’s better that European countries continue their current action to persuade America to keep its promises in the nuclear deal."

Yazidis who once fled ISIS now flee Turkish offensive

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 00:44

“Many Yazidis are hesitant to leave Afrin because they think they won’t ever be able to return.”

McMaster: U.S. documenting Assad’s war crimes in Syria

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 22:00

Speaking at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, McMaster said the U.S. would continue declassifying information that would shed light on Assad's war crimes.

Saudi crown prince: ‘If Tehran develops nukes, so will we’

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 21:25

The prince confirmed Netanyahu’s warning in the U.S. that Iran deal leads to arms race.

Thousands flee in first mass exodus from Syria's besieged eastern Ghouta

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 12:24

Thousands of Syrian civilians fled from a rebel pocket in eastern Ghouta on Thursday, crossing by foot to army positions in the first mass exodus from the besieged enclave.

Rape used as wide-scale weapon of war in Syria

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 12:04

Syrian government forces and allied militias have raped and sexually assaulted women, girls and men in a campaign to punish opposition communities.

Family searching for information on American volunteer killed in Syria

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 09:46

Klipsch was one of hundreds of foreign volunteers who went to help in the fight against Islamic State. Since 2014, dozens of such fighters have been killed fighting alongside the Kurdish YPG.

Saudi crown prince says will develop nuclear bomb if Iran does

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 08:57

The government approved a national policy for its atomic energy program on Tuesday.

Egyptian army believes ISIS using SIM cards from Israeli phone company

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 07:04

The Egyptian army has decided to combat this phenomenon by knocking out Israel's cellular networks in the region.

Dermer: Trump’s Jerusalem move is ‘shock therapy’ for Palestinians

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 21:38

The minute the Palestinians recognize a Jewish connection to Jerusalem, he said, the whole edifice of Palestinian rejectionism would begin to collapse.

Hamdallah bomb was professionally made, says PA

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 21:11

“The explosion was precisely planned and carried out, which means that it was not done by individuals but rather professionals.”

Outrage after University of Baghdad medical students dress up as Nazis

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 20:05

One responder noted that some people admit Hitler was “despicable...unfortunately they love him for killing the Jews.”

An Israel-Hezbollah war could draw in Iran, U.S. intelligence warns

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 05:55

"Iran as the main source of destabilization in the region", according to US intelligence official.