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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...

Britain’s Prince William visits Jerusalem holy sites

News Desk | Britain's Prince William toured sensitive holy sites in disputed east Jerusalem Thursday as he wrapped up a landmark visit during which he...

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...

Palestinian protesters throw eggs at US delegation

AFP | Palestinian protesters on Monday threw eggs at a US delegation in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and held up signs with anti-American slogans in...

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...

Pakistan’s favorite ‘Pindi Boy’ Jeremy McLellan speaks up for the Palestinian...

News Desk | Jeremy McLellan, Pakistan's favorite American comedian is facing a backlash from Indians and Zionists as he posted multiple tweets condemning the US...

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...

Natalie Portman refuses to attend Jewish Prize Ceremony over Netanyahu

AFP | Hollywood actress Natalie Portman said she was backing out of a Jerusalem ceremony where she was to receive a $2 million prize to...

Romania moving embassy to Jerusalem, following American footsteps

AFP | The Romanian government will follow the United States and transfer its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, the ruling Social Democrat Party (PSD) leader...

Is Saudi Arabia playing good cop, bad cop with Israel over...

News Analysis | The Monarch of Saudi Arabia, King Salman bin Abdul Aziz and his heir, Mohammed bin Salman, seem to be playing good cop,...

Israel has ‘right’ to its land: Crown Prince Salman

AFP | The crown prince and de facto leader of Saudi Arabia said Israel has a "right" to a homeland, a notable shift in the...

Clashes, 16 dead as thousands of Gazans march near Israel border

AFP | Clashes erupted as tens of thousands of Gazans marched near the Israeli border in a major protest, with 16 Palestinians killed and hundreds...

Israeli PM grilled 5 hours by Police over corruption allegations

TOI Staff | Officials involved in the investigation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Bezeq corruption probe said Friday he will be hard-pressed to...

US to open Jerusalem embassy in May for Israel’s 70th anniversary

AFP | The United States said Friday it will relocate its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem in May, bringing forward the contested move to coincide...

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...

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