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Palestinian teen says no regrets after release from Israeli prison

AFP | Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi said Monday she was deeply changed by her eight-month sentence in an Israeli jail for slapping two soldiers, but...

Saudi Arabia won’t back out on Palestine: King Salman tells Arab...

News Analysis | Saudi monarch King Salman has reassured to all Arab allies in general, and Palestinian President Mahmood Abbas in particular, that Saudi Arabia...

Lack of global leadership spurs instability in the Middle East

James M. Dorsey | With multiple Middle Eastern disputes threatening to spill out of control, United Arab Emirates minister of state for foreign affairs Anwar...

Iran threatens US with counter measure if oil exports are blocked

News Analysis | Iran foreign ministry spokesperson Baharam Qassemi has said that Iran will retaliate with reactionary measures if the country’s oil exports are embargoed...

Israel evacuates “White Helmets” from Syria as government forces continue to...

News Analysis | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has stated that Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) have carried out the evacuation of more than 400 “White...

Fault is not in our stars but in ourselves

Bushra Zafar | The fledgling democracy of Pakistan is on the cusp of transition; for the first time institutions are vying for right-sizing. The leaders...

Israel adopts controversial Jewish nation-state law

AFP | Israel's parliament on Thursday adopted a law defining the country as the nation-state of the Jewish people, provoking fears it could lead to...

Syria rebels evacuate ‘cradle’ of uprising as Israel strikes north

AFP | Hundreds of Syrian rebels and their relatives left the southern city of Daraa on Sunday under a deal to bring the "cradle" of...

Israel’s Netanyahu faces 11th grilling over alleged graft

AFP | Police said investigators on Tuesday questioned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over one of several graft cases that threaten to topple him. He is...

Syria says Israeli strikes target air base

AFP | Syria on Sunday accused Israel of targeting an air base in the central Homs province, saying its defences hit a jet involved in...

Iran talks aim to save nuclear deal after US pullout

AFP | The top diplomats of Iran and five world powers meet Friday as Tehran seeks assurances it will benefit economically from the nuclear deal...

Israel ex-minister goes on trial on charges of spying for Iran

AFP | A former Israeli government minister went on trial on Thursday on charges of spying for arch-foe Iran in a case which has been...

French gangster on the run after helicopter jail break

AFP | Details emerged Monday of the daring prison escape of notorious French robber Redoine Faid, who used a helicopter in a breakout worthy of the...

Palestinian killed by Israeli forces after infiltrating from Gaza: army

AFP | Israeli soldiers opened fire on four Palestinians who infiltrated from the Gaza Strip on Monday and sought to set an unmanned sniper post...

Iran defiant as it holds day of anti-Israel protests

AFP | Iran held its annual day of protest against Israel on Friday, determined to show defiance at a time of mounting pressure from the...

Israel says medic killed in Gaza was ‘human shield’

AFP | Israel on Thursday said that a Palestinian medical volunteer shot dead during violence along the Gaza border had agreed to serve as a...

Seeking tourists, Israel promotes a different sun and sand

AFP | Israel has already been credited with making the desert bloom. Now it hopes to make it boom -- with tourists. Seeking to bolster tourism...

In Gaza, grief and pain for slain ‘angel of mercy’ paramedic

News Desk | Too worn out to shed more tears, Sabreen al-Najjar recalls the last time she saw her daughter alive."She stood up and smiled...

Netanyahu heads to Europe seeking about-face on Iran

AFP | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu embarks Monday on a three-day European tour in Germany set to be dominated by strategic differences on Iran,...

Hamas-Israel ceasefire holds after night of violence

News Analysis | A ceasefire agreement between Hamas and Israel appears to be holding, following one of the worst days of violence in the Gaza...

Kuwait at UN seeks backing for Palestinian protection

AFP | Kuwait on Tuesday circulated a watered-down draft UN Security Council resolution on setting up an international protection mission for the Palestinians in a...

Chelsea owner Abramovich becomes Israeli citizen: report

AFP | Russian Jewish billionaire and Chelsea football club owner Roman Abramovich arrived in Israel on Monday after receiving citizenship of the Jewish state, local...

Israel’s Supreme Court upholds open-fire rules on Gaza border

AFP | Israel's Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the military's use of lethal force against Palestinians during protests and clashes on the Gaza border. In the...

The battle for the Iranian nuclear deal: China approaches a watershed

James M. Dorsey | Conventional wisdom has it that China stands to benefit from the US withdrawal from the 2015 international nuclear agreement with Iran,...

Arab Israelis in Haifa protest over Gaza killings

AFP | Hundreds of Arab Israelis demonstrated Saturday evening in Haifa in solidarity with Gaza, where more than 60 Palestinians have died from Israeli fire...

Erdogan hosts Islamic summit to back Palestinians, condemn Israel

AFP | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday hosts for the second time in half a year a summit of the world's main pan-Islamic...

Egypt opens Gaza border for month of Ramadan: president

AFP | Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has made a rare decision to open the Rafah crossing with Gaza for a month, allowing Palestinians to...

Uncategorized Israel seeks Russian help in Syria. Will Russia oblige?

M K Bhadrakumar | After threatening Moscow that if it went ahead with plans to strengthen Syria’s missile defence systems, Israel will destroy them on...

‘Stop the Attack on Gaza’: Lebanese star protest at Cannes Film...

News Desk | During her first walk at the Cannes Film Festival’s red carpet, the Lebanese actress Manal Issa protested the indiscriminate killings of Palestinians...

Iran’s Syria intervention gets cinematic treatment

AFP | While Iran's presence in Syria raises global fears of an all-out conflict with Israel, one cinematic version of its intervention has been a...

Russia seeks mediator role between Israel and Iran

AFP | Following Israeli strikes on Iranian targets in Syria, Russia has positioned itself as a mediator between the Middle Eastern rivals as it has...

Israel faces backlash over Gaza killings

News Analysis | Amid Gaza’s deadliest day of violence since the start of the 2014 Gaza war, America stubbornly opened its Jerusalem Embassy much to...

Saudi Arabia slams Israeli fire in Gaza, silent on Jerusalem

AFP | Saudi Arabia condemned Israeli gunfire on Monday that killed at least 52 Palestinians and wounded hundreds of others, without mentioning the inauguration of...

Palestinian baby dies from tear gas inhalation at Gaza protest: ministry

AFP | A Palestinian baby died as a result of inhaling tear gas during clashes along the Israel-Gaza border, the health ministry in the enclave...

Trump to address Jerusalem embassy opening by video: official

AFP | President Donald Trump will address around 800 US and Israeli dignitaries at the ceremonial opening of the American embassy in Jerusalem by video...

Macron, Rouhani to seek ‘continued implementation of nuclear deal’

AFP | French President Emmanuel Macron and Iran's Hassan Rouhani agreed on Wednesday during a phone call to work toward "the continued implementation of the...

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