An article by Hezbollah-affiliated newspaper Al-Akhbar slams Lebanon's Education Ministry over 'normalization with Israel,' accusing the ministry of removing the subject of the Palestinian struggle for monetary gain.
Roi Kais 20:02 , 29.05.17
As death toll from shooting of Christian Copts in Egypt rises to 28, many of whom reported to be children, Arab world strongly condemns attack, including Hamas, Hezbollah, and Qatar, which severed ties with Egypt after its coup; Israel also condemns attack.
Liad Osmo 20:23 , 26.05.17
A senior leader of the Iranian army congratulated Ismail Haniyeh on his nomination as the New Hamas leader, saying that Iran hopes to strengthen relations with the terror group turned political party, renew resistance against the Zionists and retake Jerusalem—seeking an invigoration of the 'holy war' against Israel.
Roi Kais and Elior Levy 16:25 , 24.05.17
Doha says hackers broke into the website of its state-run news agency and published a fake story falsely quoting the country's ruling emir as calling Iran an 'Islamic power' and criticizing US foreign policy.
Reuters, AP 11:06 , 24.05.17
After US President Trump stated that Iran is funding terrorism at the Arab summit, Iran strikes back—claiming that Trump is spreading 'Iranophobia,' and is himself funding terrorism by supplying Saudi Arabia with billions of dollars worth of armaments.
Reuters 16:00 , 22.05.17
After more than five year of fighting, Syrian rebels leave last opposition district in Homs, completing a deal that brought the whole besieged city back under President Bashar Assad's control for the first time since the start of the civil war.
Reuters 10:56 , 22.05.17
In what is dubbed as counterweight to Obama's 2009 Cairo speech, Trump will address leaders of 50 Muslim-majority countries in Saudi Arabia and expected to urge them to 'drive out the terrorists from your places of worship'; speech's draft does not include reference to 'radical Islamic terrorism' or to democracy and human rights.
Associated Press 16:13 , 21.05.17
US President Trump kicks off highly publicized trip to the Middle East by visiting Saudi Arabia and striking a $110 billion arms deal with their king, while elated newspapers in the kingdom prints caricatures of Trump partnering with Saudi Arabia and ushering a new era in their relationship.
Roi Kais 15:41 , 21.05.17
The Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, has been re-elected in a landslide victory, endorsing his efforts to re-engage with the West and offer greater freedoms at home; Rouhani: 'Iran's nation chose the path of interaction with the world, away from violence and extremism.'
Reuters 19:38 , 20.05.17
Lebanese news website El Nashra reported Saturday that the country's security services arrested an Iraqi citizen who admitted to have been recruited by a body affiliated with the Israeli Ministry of Defense; According to the website's report, he was asked to provide information about the Lebanese army and establish a spy network.
Roi Kais 16:44 , 20.05.17
Iraninan President Hassan Rouhani, a moderate, is set to win by large margin, in vote mainly serving as referendum on his outreach to the West, which culminated in 2015 nuclear deal; Iran's president is subordinate to country's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, who remains deeply suspicious of US and its intentions toward Iran.
Associated Press 10:48 , 20.05.17
Political analysts and the scant polling data that's available suggest the incumbent president will come out on top among the four candidates left, but failure to secure a majority could send him to a second round a week later.
Associated Press 23:36 , 18.05.17
Coalition jets bomb a convoy advancing against a Pentagon-backed rebel group in southern Syria; the US intervention will help the rebels hold their ground against any future incursions by the Syrian army and its Iranian-backed militias.
Reutes 21:41 , 18.05.17
Iran's supreme leader called for a high turnout in this week's presidential election, urging voters to head to the polls and send a message to the United States as 'the pathetic prime minister of the Zionist regime' will be closely watching the vote.
AP 21:34 , 17.05.17
After Israel and Jordan trade accusations and condemnations over Saturday's stabbing attack which resulted in the killing of a Jordanian citizen, Jordan announces, 'Our positions against violence and terrorism are clear to everyone,' adding that they are invested in 'establishing security, peace and freedom for the Palestinians.'
Roi Kais 20:33 , 14.05.17
On Monday, Palestinians mark 69 years since hundreds of thousands fled during the 1948 war that led to the creation of the State of Israel; many fled to Lebanon where they suffer discrimination in nearly every aspect of daily life, feeding a desperation that is tearing their community apart.
Associated Press 13:05 , 14.05.17
A day after Haniyeh's announcement that the murderer of Mazen Fukha was captured, the family of the assassinated official claimed that the assassin was a man named Ashraf Abu Laila; sources in Gaza claim that he was a member of Hamas' military wing and was expelled from it for moral offenses.
Elior Levy 14:40 , 12.05.17
More than 7,000 military personnel from over 20 nations, including the US and Saudi Arabia came to take part in ‘Eager Lion’; there is speculation in the Middle East that there are plans for a US-led ground invasion into Syria to fight ISIS.
The Media Line 23:20 , 11.05.17
The secretary-general of the terrorist organization used the event to mark the anniversary of the assassination of Hezbollah's military commander to taunt Israel: 'Their means are worn out. … they know that any future confrontation could be inside occupied Palestinian territories.'
Reuters & Roi Kais 21:07 , 11.05.17
In an interview with a Belarusian television station, the Syrian president referred to the Soviet victory over the Nazis; when the interviewer poured Assad some water, Assad responded: 'This water was drenched in the blood of the Syrian fighters.'
Roi Kais 21:34 , 10.05.17
Recruitment of Palestinian students for terrorist activities, military training and economic aid to Hamas in Gaza: Erdogan's harsh speech against Israel does not surprise anyone in the defense establishment, which views Turkey as one of Hamas' main bases abroad.
Yoav Zitun 17:53 , 09.05.17
Syrian government forces and rebels clash shortly after the agreement reached in Kazakhstan between Russia, Turkey and Iran to establish de-escalation zones took effect; in Aleppo: 'Good idea, but no faith in Russia.'
Reuters 09:27 , 06.05.17
The US president announces that he will open his first diplomatic trip outside the United States in Saudi Arabia; according to US officials, talks are under way for a major deal in which the US will sell Saudi Arabia advanced defense systems, bunkers and ships worth billions of dollars.
Reuters 08:24 , 06.05.17
The Saudi deputy crown prince attacks Iran's behavior and accuses it of trying to take over the Islamic world: 'How can we reach an understanding with a regime based on extremist ideology?' He also criticizes US conduct in Syria: 'Obama missed many opportunities to introduce change.'
Roi Kais 11:58 , 03.05.17
A recent study finds that most men and at least half of women from the Palestinian Territories, Egypt, Lebanon and Morocco believe a woman's place is in the home; domestic violence and sexual harassment are also found to be high.
Reuters 23:26 , 02.05.17
In light of US President Trump's positions on issues related to the Arab-Israeli conflict, Britain 'can no longer assume America will set the tone for the West's relationship with the Middle East'; the report calls on the government to ensure that the nuclear agreement with Iran remains in effect.
Reuters 08:57 , 02.05.17
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
More Mideast News
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
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