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Turkish and Syrian threats in Afrin put U.S., Russia in a bind

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 16:25

What does it all mean for Israel?

U.S. won't pay $45 million pledged for Palestinian food aid — for now

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:39

"Fundamentally, we just don't believe that we have to be the chief donor to every organization around the world."

Turkish Minister: Our operation in Syria's Afrin has started 'de facto'

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 06:05

A Reuters cameraman filmed Turkish artillery at the border village of Sugedigi firing shells on Friday morning into the Afrin region in northwest Syria.

Research: Lebanon spy agency targets smartphone users worldwide

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 11:01

The attacks, which seized control of Android smartphones, allowed the hackers to turn them into victim-monitoring devices and to steal any data from them undetected, researchers said.

Haley takes PA to task after 'hateful' comments by Abbas

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 08:47

"We’re not going to reward bad behavior," said the US envoy to the UN, referring to cut in funding to refugee aid group.

Hezbollah terrorist trial in Bulgaria starts

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 19:37

Five Israelis and a Bulgarian were murdered in Hezbollah bomb attack.

UNRWA chief appeals to int'l community after Trump withholds funds

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 13:17

UNRWA provides education, health and social welfare to Palestinian refugees in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan.

UAE will complain to UN body over Qatar war planes

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 04:21

Two Qatari war planes twice flew dangerously close to the UAE airliners as they descended towards Bahrain International Airport.

El Salvador eyes work scheme with Qatar for migrants facing exit from US

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 20:47

US President Trump's administration said that as of September 2019, it would eliminate the temporary protected status, or TPS, that allows some 200,000 Salvadorans to live in the United States.

Iran's leader accuses Saudis of "treason" against Muslims

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 16:45

US President Donald Trump said on a visit to Jerusalem last year that shared concern about Iran was driving many Arab states closer to Israel.

IMF’s noose of austerity challenges Arab world’s only democracy

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 14:22

While Tunisia has been seen as the sole success of the Arab Spring, the country has experienced no shortage of setbacks, particularly in terms of its economy.

CIA report reveals budding Tehran-PLO relationship in 1979

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 09:47

The 1980 report suggests there was a budding relationship between Tehran and Yasser Arafat's ruling Fatah party in the Islamic Republic's early days.

Seven years later: The Arab Spring's messy endings

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 15:41

Most in the region are not looking back at those momentous events. Instead, they are dealing with the aftereffects.

Erdogan: We will 'strangle' U.S.-backed force in Syria 'before it's even born'

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 09:13

"A country we call an ally is insisting on forming a terror army on our borders. What can that terror army target but Turkey?"

Iran frees 440 people arrested during protests

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 08:00

The Iranian judiciary has confirmed two deaths in custody but said they have committed suicide.

Tunisia arrests 41 more after fresh anti-austerity protests

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 06:48

The government pledged on Saturday extra aid for poor families and those in need in response to the demonstrations.

Armed group clashes shut airport in Libyan capital

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 06:17

The bodies of at least nine combatants had been brought to a nearby hospital, a health ministry official said.

First official NBA Store in the Middle East opens in Qatar

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 05:25

The new store is 162 square-meters and will feature NBA apparel such as t-shirts, footwear, headwear, basketballs and other basketball-related merchandise.

ISIS in Sinai: Battered, weakened but still dangerous

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 05:00

The members of the Sinai Province of the Islamic State are fueled by a never-ending sense of divine mission.

Russia says no to Trump fixing or nixing Iran nuclear deal

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 04:46

"We will not support what the United States is trying to do, changing the wording of the agreement, incorporating things that will be absolutely unacceptable for Iran," says Foreign Minister Lavrov.