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But not now. Which is why making the Israel-Palestinian issue central, rather than peripheral, to the epic Sunni-Shiite war shaking the Middle East today is a serious tactical mistake. It subjects any now-possible reconciliation between Israel and the ...
Israel's 2006 war with Lebanon was not decisive: the Israelis failed to eliminate Hezbollah. During the intervening decade, there has been anticipation here and there of yet another war or series of skirmishes. But while regional uprisings and armed ...
Rather than confront the roots of the terrorism, Trump praised its benefactors and took a side in a sectarian war that is ripping apart the Middle East.
ISIS has called on its followers to wage "all-out war" on the West during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, sparking fears of new attacks.
'Beautiful Military Equipment' Can't Buy Middle East peace ... The last time the Saudis spent that kind of money was when they provided billions to the Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein in the 1980s to arm his war of aggression against Iran. Look what that ...
An Iraqi official has appeared to admit to and confirm his country's armed forces committing war crimes in Mosul during a television broadcast, saying that such actions were acceptable due to the presence of Daesh militants.
Hala Alyan was only 4 years old when she was forced to leave her home in Kuwait with her family, after Saddam Hussein led an Iraqi invasion of the country.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has rolled out an impressive array of officials to present the Saudi perspective on the Yemen war. Hosted by Chatham House and the gulf Research Centre, panellists include the Saudi ambassador to Yemen as well as ...
The Iraqi government today delivered the remains of 135 Iranian soldiers killed during the Iraq-Iran war (1980-1988) over to Tehran, according to an Iraqi official.
President Trump's triumphant visit to the Middle East is likely to be remembered as the occasion that changed not just United States foreign policy but potentially ...
This past week has been a momentous one for the Middle East. President Donald J. Trump made his first visit to the region and Iran held a presidential election, returning President Hassan Rouhani to office.
There are compelling reasons to end production and use of the nuclear material. There is enough highly enriched uranium on hand to fuel non-weapon uses of the fissile material for a century.
The Syrian Army said on Wednesday it had killed Islamic State's military commander in Syria during operations in the north of the country, where the Russian-backed government forces are seizing more territory back from the miltant group.
air strikes carried out by the US and its coalition partners in Syria have killed the highest number of civilians on record since the bombing campaign began, a war monitor has said. A total of 225 civilians, including 36 women and 44 children, were ...
Donald Trump sparked a war of words with Iran on Monday, as the US president used two speeches in Saudi Arabia and Israel to accuse Tehran of funding terrorism and fuelling "the fires of sectarian conflict and terror".
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - On Sunday, at the Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh, Trump said that Iran has been supporting terrorists, militias and extremist groups that spread destruction and chaos across the Middle East. "I fear that we will be ...
Perhaps no community lost more service members during the war on terror than the San Jacinto Valley. Twelve lost their lives fighting in the Middle East between 2004 and 2008 and the youngest person killed in the Dec. 2 terrorist attack in San ...
In a country sometimes bathed in an anti-Americanism inherited from Gaullism and communism, major political religions of the post-war era, exacerbated by the Bush years -- it experienced a noticeable lull at the arrival of former President Barack Obama.
Dead Sea, Jordan (AP) - Digital start-ups run by young Arab entrepreneurs took center stage Saturday at the World Economic Forum, where participants said private sector-driven growth is key to solving the Middle East's stark economic problems ...
But in Iran the bloody episode is called the "Imposed war" or the "Holy Defense" and memories of the war that cost the lives to a million people are part of daily life.
There, he will meet with leaders from across the Muslim world. Commenting on the trip, political scientist Veronika Krasheninnikova warned that if the US goes ahead with plans for a Saudi-led 'Arab NATO', it would destabilize the Middle East and lead ...
Russia has condemned a US coalition attack on Wednesday that it claims had hit civilians, Russian news agencies reported. Gennady Gatilov, Russia's deputy foreign minister, was quoted as saying by state-run RIA Novosti in Geneva that the attack would ...
The US-led coalition struck a convoy of military vehicles belonging to Shia militias loyal to the Syrian government near the border in Jordan on Thursday, according to US officials.
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has invited Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted for alleged war crimes, to a summit with U.S.
Beirut: The Middle East's protracted conflicts have caused a region-wide health crisis that goes beyond war wounds to heightened resistance to antibiotics and a collapse in vaccination drives, leading to a resurgence of diseases tamed in peacetime.
Extra patients and collapsed systems amplify problems.
The United Nations has convened a new round of indirect Syrian peace talks in Geneva, despite President Bashar al-Assad dismissing them as irrelevant.
A deadly outbreak of cholera that has killed at least 124 people in Yemen in the last two weeks has put the limelight back on what many call the Middle East's forgotten war. Authorities in the rebel-controlled capital Sanaa have declared a state of ...
SESAME, while located in the desert and near the war in Syria, is a small bridge between people in the Middle East. Its value goes beyond the science itself, setting yet another example of a cause greater and more lasting than any differences over ...
... to divert attention from the escalating Watergate crisis at home. It was a reassuring trip for the beleaguered President. He promoted a new peace process and talked up a regional realignment to stabilize the Middle East after the 1973 war. Leaders ...
In the last few months, the implementation of the UN-backed Libyan Political Agreement (LPA) has stalled while violence slowly escalated and economic collapse accelerated.
In the balmy early summer of Beirut this week came these detailed new horrors of Middle East war. For beside the state-of-the-art American University Medical Centre in the city, doctors from across the region, from Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Palestine ...
For more than a decade, the assessment that another war between Israel and Hezbollah would be massively destructive to both sides has helped create a mutual balance of terror resulting in a cautious calm along Lebanon's southern border with the Jewish ...
The organization stated in March that the suffering represents the "world's largest" humanitarian crisis since the end of World War II. South Sudan - which has been embroiled in a brutal civil war since December 2013 - has become the source of "the ...
A cholera outbreak in Yemen has killed 115 people over the past two weeks, the UN humanitarian coordinator in the country says. Jamie McGoldrick told reporters that another 8,600 people were believed to have been infected, and that medicine was arriving.
The story of an elderly Syrian couple displaced by the civil war has touched people all over the world after a video featuring the pair was used in a charity appeal.
These meetings come at a critical time as the war on terror is heating up and the rise of the U.S. shale oil producer is changing the traditional relationship dynamic we have had with these OPEC members.
A state of emergency has been declared in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, after an outbreak of cholera killed scores of people. hospitals in the city, which is controlled by Houthi rebels, are crowded with cholera patients.
What the US military leadership are talking about doing in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan is a further step down the road to permanent war and nation building, ...
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Sunday of a cyber war against Israel as his cabinet addressed the computer hacking attack which affected 100 countries around the world last week, Arabs48.
Damascus (AFP) - Civilians and rebels began evacuating a third opposition-held district of Damascus on Sunday (May 14), bringing the government closer to cementing its control over the Syrian capital.
former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Thursday that U.S.-led interventions in the Middle East and Central Asia were not about spreading democracy, ...
The Syrian ambassador to China has said that upward of 5000 ethnic Uighurs from China's far-west Xinjiang province are fighting in and amongst jihadist ...
Abushaban then went on to link other significant events through the past century, including the Balfour Declaration, the creation of the State of Israel, a number of wars in the area including the 1967 Arab-Israeli War, the Iran-Iraq war beginning in ...
But if this power play succeeds in one or more of the three, it could guarantee the extension of permanent U.S. ground combat in the greater Middle East for many years to come - and would represent a culmination of the "generational war" first ...
Turkey views both as the Syrian affiliates of the terrorist PKK, which has fought a 33-year war against Turkey and is also listed as a terror organisation by the US and EU.
In a June, 2012 file photo, a French Air Force Mirage 2000-D takes off on a combat mission at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. U.S.
"I think people will watch the movie and not even know that it's me," Cena says. With "The Wall" due to hit theaters nationwide on May 12, Task & Purpose spoke with Cena about his time in the Middle East, his favorite war film, and why Rangers lead the ...
New legislation to cement the definition of Israel as a state belonging exclusively to Jews around the world is a "declaration of war" on Palestinian citizens of Israel, the minority's leaders warned this week. The bill, which defines Israel as the ...
From Syria's Palmyra to Libya's Leptis Magna, millennia-old historical remains face looting and destruction in various parts of the Middle East. The Islamic State group systematically demolished pre-Islamic monuments in Syria and Iraq after seizing ...


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