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Netanyahu’s friend agrees to testify against him on corruption probe

AFP | One of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's closest confidants has agreed to testify against him in a graft probe, Israeli police said Wednesday,...

Palestinian President seeks EU support after US row

AFP | Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas will seek EU support in Brussels on Monday amid bitter acrimony with the United States, but he looks unlikely...

Trump’s Pakistan crisis presents opportunity for Putin

Shahid Raza | Sitrep The first thing the Republican US President Donald Trump did to start his new year was to open a cannon of...

Pugnacious Trump’s problems with Pakistan

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | Over the past year, Pakistan has faced immense challenges in its dealings with the Trump Administration. The Americans incapacity to...

US promises more action against Pakistan

News Analysis | The White House on Tuesday afternoon announced that further action would be taken against Pakistan. This was announced by US Press Secretary...

Trump targets Palestine in next aid cut threat

AFP | President Donald Trump admitted the Middle East peace process was in difficulty Tuesday and threatened to cut US aid to Palestinians, currently worth...

Israel to leave UNESCO on 31st December

AFP | Israel has formally notified the UN's culture and education body of its withdrawal from the organisation, two months after it announced it would...

Saudi king, Turkey PM discuss Jerusalem status at talks

AFP | Saudi King Salman and Turkey's premier on Wednesday discussed boosting ties and the status of Jerusalem, in a first high-level meeting since the...

Trump creating conditions for America’s waning influence

Junaid Ali Malik | There is a national debate going on in America over the Trump Administration’s foreign policy. The scholars and analysts are seriously...

Will India lose anything from voting against the US on Jerusalem

M K Bhadrakumar | It is reasonable to surmise that the Indian decision to vote in the UN General Assembly on Thursday against the US president Donald...

The world rejects Trump’s Jerusalem decision

News Analysis | The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday rejected US president Donald Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital by a decisive vote, inflicting a...

What does the killing of the ex-Yemeni president mean for the...

James M Dorsey | Based on remarks at a 19 December 2017 NUS Middle East Institute seminar The Middle East being the Middle East, everything is...

US threatens countries who vote against it on Jerusalem decision

AFP | The UN General Assembly will hold an emergency session Thursday to vote on a draft resolution rejecting President Donald Trump's decision to recognize...

ISIS remains a global threat despite military defeat

AFP | The year 2017 saw significant destruction to the Islamic State (IS), which lost almost all of its self-proclaimed "Caliphate" in Iraq and Syria,...

US accuses Iran to divert attention from Jerusalem issue

Stana Dubajic | The United States on Thursday presented for the first time, pieces of what it said were Iranian weapons supplied to the Iran-aligned Houthi militia...

Will India regret its stance on Jerusalem issue?

M K Bhadrakumar | When India took the pusillanimous stance on Jerusalem issue – for whatever reasons – and shied away from taking an open,...

Erdogan counters Trump by declaring Turkey will open embassy to Palestine...

AFP | President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed hope on Sunday that Turkey would soon be able to open an embassy to a Palestinian state in...

Erdogan Vs. Netanyahu

Andrew Korybko | The personal rivalry between Turkish President Erdogan and “Israeli” “Prime Minister” Netanyahu has been simmering for some time, especially since they last...

Trump’s decision causes turmoil in the Gulf

James M Dorsey | US president Donald J. Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem potentially sets the stage for a controversial American effort to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian...

How will Palestinians react to Trump’s declaration of making Jerusalem the...

Maha Nassar | When President Donald Trump on Dec. 5 recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, he not only effectively endorsed Israel’s de facto annexation of East...

Are Tillerson’s comments going to increase Pak-US tensions?

News Analysis | Pakistan has told the United States that it “is not North Korea” and that it was committed to global peace, diplomatic sources...

PM Abbasi supports Muslim leaders in declaring Al Quds as capital...

News Analysis | Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has expressed his dissatisfaction with the response of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation's (OIC) in demonstrating solidarity with...

Muslims leaders want East Jerusalem to be recognized as Palestinian capital...

Reuters | Muslim leaders on Wednesday condemned U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and called on the world to...

Enraged Arab youth protest their governments’ soft US stance

James M. Dorsey | A little noticed subtext to furious protests across the Middle East and North Africa against US President Donald J. Trump’s recognition...

Israel retaliation kills 2 in Gaza

Reuters | Israel launched fresh airstrikes in the Gaza Strip on Saturday in response to rocket fire from the enclave and the Palestinian Islamist Hamas...

India refuses to condemn Trump’s Jerusalem decision

M K Bhadrakumar | The cat is out of the bag – the Modi government will not condemn the US President Donald Trump’s announcement recognising...

2 Palestinians dead and 80 injured during anti-Trump protest

Reuters | At least two people were killed in clashes with Israeli troops on Friday when thousands of Palestinians demonstrated against U.S. President Donald Trump's...

Muslims in Asia protest against Trump’s Jerusalem decision

Reuters | Several thousand protesters in Muslim-majority Indonesia and Malaysia rallied on Friday to condemn the U.S. decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, as...

Is Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem just to boost popularity amongst conservatives?

James M. Dorsey | US President Donald J. Trump has let a genie out of the bottle with his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital...

Trump recognizes Jerusalem as capital of Israel

  Reuters with additional input from News Desk | President Donald Trump on Wednesday reversed decades of U.S. policy and recognized Jerusalem as the capital of...

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