French foreign minister claims the chemical analysis of samples taken from the deadly sarin gas attack in the Idlib area earlier this month 'bears the signature' of Assad's regime, citing similarities between the current sample and samples taken from a similar attack in 2013.
Associated Press 14:15 , 26.04.17
Abdel Fattah al-Sisi tells a conference of Egyptian youth that despite the army's efforts, tunnels and terrorism from Gaza in the Sinai present an ongoing problem; 'We found tunnels that are three kilometers long and 35 meters deep. These are tunnels that can transport vehicles and not just people.'
Roi Kais 10:48 , 26.04.17
Hours after Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri visited the border with Israel and declared his opposition to a provocative Hezbollah press tour, UNIFIL claims that the Lebanese government is responsible for the presence of armed terrorists in the area.
Roi Kais 10:05 , 22.04.17
A senior Hamas official claims threats by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will not succeed in forcing the terrorist group to cede control in the Gaza Strip; 'Gaza can't be threatened or terrified, and Hamas doesn't accept threats.'
Associated Press 22:30 , 18.04.17
Egyptian security officials report that three people were injured in clashes between ISIS militants and local tribes, which were sparked after militants launched RPG attacks around the city of Rafah in response to the kidnapping of three ISIS fighters by local tribes.
AP 23:13 , 17.04.17
Turkey’s main opposition urges electoral board to cancel the results of sweeping strengthening reform of presidential powers, citing voting irregularities; an international observer mission also cites irregularities, saying the vote ‘fell short’ of international standards.
Associated Press 18:11 , 17.04.17
Among other changes, the referendum approved by Turkish citizens on Sunday grants President Erdoğan the power to elect senior members in his administration and the Supreme Court, do away with the prime ministership and allow him to remain in power until 2029.
Ynet & News Agencies 13:20 , 17.04.17
Fireworks light up the sky above Istanbul after referendum pushed by Turkish President Erdoğan is barely approved, granting him sweeping powers; As opposition cries foul, Erdoğan tells critics their efforts are in vain; Referendum will bring on the most radical changes in Turkey's modern history.
News Agencies 23:29 , 16.04.17
The evacuation of more than 3,000 Syrians that was scheduled to take place Sunday from four areas as part of a population transfer has been postponed, opposition activists said, a day after a deadly blast that killed more than 120 people, in what was the deadliest attack Syria has known in close to a year.
Ynet & Associated Press 19:18 , 16.04.17
Dozens of people evacuated from two villages in Friday's deal between the Syrian regime and the resistance were killed in a massive explosion that hit a bus convoy taking them into government-held Aleppo; the attack was carried out by a suicide car bomb.
Reuters, AP 23:36 , 15.04.17
The CNN news network is now reporting that the US has intercepted communications of Assad’s military planning of last week’s Sarin gas attack with chemical experts; US officials state there is 'no doubt' that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is responsible for the attack.
Ynet 16:05 , 13.04.17
Eleven months after former Hezbollah commander Mustafa Badreddine was assassinated, billboards and online accounts are asking the organization to address the claims that Hezbollah orchestrated the kill itself.
Roi Kais 22:52 , 11.04.17
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi announced that a three-month state of emergency would come into effect after two deadly bombings hit Coptic churches on Sunday, which claimed the lives of more than 40 people.
Roi Kais, AP & Reuters 09:57 , 10.04.17
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights say 11 children among the dead; monitoring group says attack caused many people to choke or faint, and some had foam coming out of their mouths; Syrian regime denies allegations of chemical weapon use.
Reuters 11:11 , 04.04.17
A storm in Lebanon: Dozens of masked Hezbollah men are documented in nighttime operation to arrest drug dealers in Beirut; Opponents of the organization: This is what a country that has given up its authority in favor of the "tiny state" looks like'; Hezbollah: Photos are of 'the young supporters of the organization,' who were told to stop.
Roi Kais 23:47 , 02.04.17
The United Nations calls on Arab Gulf Cooperation Council countries to aid more with the influx of Syrian refugees. So far, the six-year civil war has resulted in over five million refugees outside Syria and 13.5 million inside Syria. While countries like Kuwait have contributed hundreds of millions of dollars to their welfare, GCC countries have not made such efforts.
Reuters 19:53 , 02.04.17
A Lebanese news site has revealed a leaked Hamas political document to be presented by Khaled Mashaal. It presents a softened version of the current Hamas charter that makes a point of specifying that the struggle is with Israel and the Zionists, not with Jews as a people.
Elior Levy 18:15 , 02.04.17
The Palestinian president said he expects this year's Arab League summit to deliver a 'clear message to the world' about Palestinian rights; Abbas initially feared he would be sidelined by the Trump administration, which early on embraced Prime Minister Netanyahu, but Trump has since invited Abbas to the White House.
Associated Press 08:12 , 29.03.17
According to an Israeli intelligence report, 3,000 members of the Uyghur Muslim minority joined al-Qaeda and ISIS in the war in Syria. China fears their return, which led them to cozy up to Assad to ensure their elimination.
Itamar Eichner 22:05 , 27.03.17
Lebanese Journalist Maria Maalouf, known for her anti-Hezbollah stance stirred quite a public uproar following a series of tweets: ‘If Israel considers Nasrallah an enemy, why has it not carried out an airstrike to relieve us of him?’
Roi Kais 18:05 , 20.03.17
Addressing a gathering of religious eulogists celebrating Iran's National Women's and Mothers' Day, Ayatollah Khamenei attacked the West's and Israel's ideas of women's rights and gender equality, claiming they undermine women's God-granted position as housewives.
Ynet 11:11 , 20.03.17
President Mahmoud Abbas awards Rima Khalaf, former UN official who accused Israel of apartheid, the Palestine Medal of the Highest Honor in recognition of her ‘courage and support’ for the Palestinian people.
Associated Press 21:38 , 19.03.17
In an address to celebrate the birthday of Fatima, Hassan Nasrallah accuses the Jewish state of using myriad excuses to get involved in Syria, referring specifically to Thursday night’s attack on Hezbollah strategic targets in the war-torn country. He accuses Netanyahu of ‘crawling’ to ‘plead with Putin.’
Roi Kais 18:27 , 18.03.17
A survey shows that one third of Palestinians believe that the occupation will continue for at least another 50 years, 64% believe that Mahmoud Abbas should resign and 51% oppose the two-state solution, but despite the pessimism, the majority believe that God is standing with them. 37% believe that armed resistance is most effective means of achieving an independent state.
Elior Levy 22:32 , 14.03.17
An Iraqi Shiite brigade, who is backed by Iran, declares its intentions: liberate the Golan; trained and armed by Iran with Russian weaponry, this branch of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps poses possible threat to Israel.
Roi Kais 23:46 , 12.03.17
After an airstirke reportedly hits western Yemen market on Friday, the death toll rises to 22; targeted region part of US-led coalition; jets continue to fly overhead, spreading fear among first responders; the attack adds to Yemen's humanitarian crisis, the worst in the world.
Associated Press 12:29 , 11.03.17
Recent show-of-strength campaign by ISIS in northern Sinai comes on the heels of a recent easing of the military campaign against them and represents a move to reassert their control over the local civilian population.
Associated Press 12:34 , 28.02.17
On second day of naval exercise, the Islamic Republic's Navy launches Iranian-made Nasir missile, which successfully hits its target; other naval forces continue maneuvers in the Strait of Hurmuz, Persian Gulf, the Gulf of Oman and the Indian Ocean.
Roi Kais 12:41 , 27.02.17
More Mideast News
In synchronized attacks, insurgents storm into heavily guarded security offices in Syria's central city of Homs, clash with troops and then blow themselves up, killing a senior officer and at least 31 others; both the Syrian government and the insurgents now blame each other for 'derailing the peace talks.'
Associated Press 23:53 , 25.02.17
Antitank and antiaircraft missiles, observation equipment and weapons are all part of the 'Exhibition of Martyrdom and Victory' in the southern Lebanese village of Meiss Ej Jabal; held in a Shiite house of worship, the display has been visited by local villages, including on school trips.
Roi Kais 19:03 , 25.02.17
The far-right Presidential candidate's first meeting with a foreign leader touches on refugees, radical Islam and the 'fruitful friendship' between France and Lebanon; Le Pen also met with PM Saad Hariri and Lebanese foreign minister.
Roi Kais 08:58 , 21.02.17
King Abdullah of Jordan was the first Arab leader to meet with US President Trump, while officials in Amman have been speaking to Washington on behalf of the Palestinians, whose overtures Trump has so far rebuffed.
The Media Line 13:09 , 15.02.17
The novel, 'Crime in Ramallah, tracks the lives of three young Palestinian men who meet in the city and is meant to symbolize the Palestinian national movement, which has failed to 'rescue the nation or deliver independence.' Abbad: 'I don't know what to do. If I go back, I will be arrested, and if I stay here, I can't stay far from my home and family.'
Associated Press 16:05 , 10.02.17
The warning, which includes urging all Israelis to immediately leave the Sinai area, comes amid intelligence of imminent militant attacks on the anniversary of Egypt's 2011 upheaval that toppled former autocrat Hosni Mubarak.
Associated Press 23:06 , 25.01.17
Hamas Deputy Chief Ismail Haniyeh arrives in Egypt, the highest level visit by a member of the Palestinian militant group since Egypt's army overthrew an Islamist president in 2013; In recent months, Cairo has increased the number of people allowed out of Gaza and sent public signals that it is interested in improving relations.
Associated Press 17:42 , 23.01.17
British SAS sniper opened fire on the group of ISIS fighters to prevent them from shooting at a group of women and children in Iraq last November; shot was made from 1,800 meters with a .338 Lapua Magnum.
Ynet 11:23 , 23.01.17
Meeting in Amman, the heads of state agree to cooperate in an attempt to prevent a move that they believe would have ramifications on regional peace and security and cause other countries to follow suit.
Roi Kais 19:00 , 22.01.17
The bill could pave way for a referendum that would see Erdoğan in power until 2029, transforming the largely ceremonial presidential position to one with the ability to issue decrees, declare emergency rule, appoint ministers and state officials and dissolve parliament; supporters say foreign and domestic threats require the change, while opponents say it erodes balance in distribution of powers.
AP & Reuters 09:19 , 21.01.17
The suspect, who has been identified by the media as Abdulkadir Masharipov, and who is believed to have murdered 39 in a New Year's attack, was captured in Istanbul while with his 4-year-old daughter; local television station says he resisted arrest.
Associated Press 08:38 , 17.01.17
In an effort to garner support against the move of the US Embassy to Israel to Jerusalem, Mahmoud Abbas met the Pope to elicit his support to block the move; Abbas says move undercuts Christian, Muslim claims to city.
Associated Press 14:17 , 14.01.17
Following accusations that Israel launched rockets near a military airport in Damascus overnight Thursday, Syria tells UN secretary-general to take immediate steps to punish Israel, which launched an attack planned by, among others, 'France, Britain and the US.'
Roi Kais 16:22 , 13.01.17
Severe electrical shortages in Gaza energizes thousands to take to the northern streets of strip, sparking arrests and prompting Hamas to respond with live rounds fired into the air; Residents currently receive just 3-4 hours of electricity per day against a background of a political feud between the terror organization and the regime in Ramallah; Israel responsible for the largest power supply.
Reuters and Ynet 09:20 , 13.01.17
As Palestinians caught in the crossfire of fighting in Syria's civil war flock to Lebanon in search of a safe haven, Palestinians already living there weary that their arrival could spell further strain on coveted UN resources.
Associated Press 15:25 , 11.01.17
The terror group says attack carried out by 'heroic soldier of the caliphate who attacked the most famous nightclub where Christians were celebrating their pagan feast'; Turkish authorities believe gunman, who is still at large, comes from either Uzbekistan or Kyrgyzstan.
Associated Press 11:31 , 02.01.17
After a terrorist opens fire inside Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Eve and kills at least 39, another video is of him is allegedly found; body of slain Israeli to land in Israel Monday; at present, no organization has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Itay Blumental 22:27 , 01.01.17