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Jordan and Syria reopen Nassib border crossing

5 hours 37 min ago

The Syrian government retook the area around the Nassib border crossing with Jordan in July during a Russian-backed offensive to drive rebels from their stronghold in southwest Syria.

Rouhani: U.S. admin. seeking 'regime change' in Iran

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 16:52

Rouhani accused the Americans of using psychological and economic warfare and questioning the legitimacy of the Islamic Republic.

When Kushner met Mohammed; How Saudi prince charmed Jewish power-broker

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 11:06

Five key moments in the powerful relationship between Jewish son-in-law of U.S. President Donald Trump and Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia.

Iran arrests member of military over deadly terror in Ahvaz

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 09:52

An Iranian ethnic Arab opposition movement called the Ahvaz National Resistance, which seeks a separate state in oil-rich Khuzestan province, claimed responsibility for the attack.

Saudis threaten to retaliate if U.S. acts over Khashoggi disappearance

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 08:52

"The Kingdom affirms its total rejection of any threats and attempts to undermine it, whether by threatening to impose economic sanctions, using political pressures, or repeating false accusations."

How Saudi Arabia disastrously miscalculated Khashoggi affair

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 18:14

Saudi Arabia now risks losing support in the United States, its closest ally for more than half a century.

Voices from the Arab Press: The face of the airport, the face of a nation

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 02:37

A weekly selection of opinions and analyses from the Arab media around the world

U.S. 'welcomes' re-opening of Quneitra Crossing, says Haley

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 17:03

US Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said that her country welcomed the planned re-opening of the Quneitra Crossing between Syria and ISrael.

Senate passes bill sanctioning Hamas, Hezbollah 'human shields' practice

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 16:35

The legislation, titled the STOP Using Human Shields Act, was authored and supported by Republican and Democrats.

Khashoggi and the Jewish question

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 21:24

“It is certainly not in our interests to see the status of the Saudi government diminished in Washington.”

Turkey delays Syria agreement with U.S. after Saudi journalist disappears

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 05:12

Manbij is one of a series of interlinked entanglements with the US, Syria and Saudi Arabia.

Iranians stock up as U.S. sanctions damage Iranian economy

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 01:53

Some shops are limiting purchases of tomato paste, which is used in many Persian dishes, and some lines have sold out as people buy up existing stock.

New PA law 'disaster' for Palestinian future

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 01:30

“When the new law takes away the right of Palestinian widows to inherit the pensions of their deceased husbands, it asks them indirectly never to ever get married again,” al-Dababseh said.

Iran plot in Paris 'lays bare' terrorist intentions, Pompeo says

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 19:37

Tehran has 'ramped up' terror plans, claims State Department paper.

Vans and jets: Inside Turkey’s evidence on Saudi journalist’s assassins

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 15:13

The new videos and photos appear to show a car and van leaving the consulate one hour and 50 minutes after Khashoggi is seen entering.

‘Curse the Jews,’ Yemen’s Houthi rebel slogan handed out at university

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 11:00

Houthi rebels have long used antisemitic slogan that now circulates on social media and at a university.

Middle East divided on Nikki Haley’s legacy

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 22:59

“Rest assured, Iran’s regime is terrified about who Trump/Pompeo will appoint next,” noted human rights activist and commentator Heshmat Alavi.

Netanyahu: Iranians will dip their toes in Kinneret if Israel leaves Golan

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 20:07

“As long as it is dependent on me, the Golan will remain under Israeli sovereignty," Netanyahu said.

Iran refutes Saudi claim that can meet post-sanctions oil demand

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 08:18

Tehran fired back at Mohammed bin Salman after he said Saudi Arabia can make up for Iran's oil lost from US sanctions.

Syrian rebels to complete withdrawal of weapons from Idlib zone on Monday

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 07:06

The Turkey-backed National Front for Liberation (NFL) rebel alliance said on Saturday that the process of withdrawing heavy weapons had begun.