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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...

Israel hits dozens of ‘Iranian’ targets in Syria after rocket fire

AFP | Israel's army said Thursday it hit dozens of Iranian military targets in Syria overnight after rocket fire towards its forces it blamed on...

Trump walks out of ‘Iran Nuclear Deal’

News Analysis | US President, Donald Trump, finally announced to pull out of the Iran Nuclear deal signed in 2015 by his predecessor, Barack Obama....

Saudi Arabia ready to raise oil supply after US pullout from...

AFP | Saudi Arabia, the world's largest oil exporter, has said it will take all necessary measures to prevent supply shortages following the US withdrawal...

Israeli soldier freed after serving manslaughter term

AFP | An Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter for shooting dead a prone Palestinian assailant was freed from prison on Tuesday, the army said, after...

Trump set to announce Iran sanctions move that may kill nuclear...

AFP | President Donald Trump will confirm on Tuesday whether he will make good on a threat to re-impose US sanctions on Tehran and thereby...

Refugee baby inspires French Eurovision quest

AFP | French pop duo "Madame Monsieur" hope a song inspired by the plight of a refugee baby plucked from a sinking boat in the...

Israel pulls out of race for UN Security Council seat

AFP | Israel dropped out Friday of a race for a Security Council seat in 2019 and 2020 following a campaign by Arab states at...

Shifting energy import patterns enhance China’s clout in the Middle East

James M. Dorsey | Subtle shifts in Chinese energy imports suggest that China may be able to exert influence in the Middle East in alternative...

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