Middle East


Rudy Giuliani, Elaine Chao among dozens of U.S. pols paid by Iranian terror group

02/06/2017 6:07 PM Updated: 2 months ago

  Elaine Chao, who was confirmed this week as the Trump administration’s Transportation secretary, received $50,000 in 2015 for a speech to an Iranian exile group


Watch Paul Ryan on why he doesn’t want to tear up the Iran deal

02/06/2017 12:33 PM Updated: 2 months ago

Israel: the week in review (1/29-2/4)

02/04/2017 6:00 PM Updated: 2 months ago

The past week in Israel has been a troubled one. The eviction of settlers from the West Bank outpost of Amona turned violent, while the Trump


(Video) Trump has a ‘change of heart’ on Iran

02/03/2017 12:29 PM

Read National Security Adviser’s full statement putting Iran “on notice”

02/01/2017 3:31 PM

National Security Adviser Mike Flynn released a statement today directed at the nation of Iran after that country held a missiles test, causing the UN Security


Hamas military strength rebuilt to pre-2014 levels

02/01/2017 12:03 PM Updated: 2 months ago

  In a worrying trend for Israel, the military capabilities of Palestinian terror group Hamas are now at pre-2014 strength, according to a report Tuesday by


UN Security Council to hold urgent talks on Iran missile test

01/31/2017 9:10 AM Updated: 2 months ago

United Nations (United States) (AFP) – The UN Security Council will hold urgent talks Tuesday on Iran’s test-firing of a medium-range missile, diplomats said. The United


Trump, Saudi king back ‘rigorously’ enforcing Iran nuclear deal

01/30/2017 12:15 PM Updated: 2 months ago

Washington (AFP) – President Donald Trump and Saudi King Salman want to “rigorously” enforce the Iran nuclear deal, the White House said Sunday, despite the US


Trump’s immediate immigration ban loses first legal battle

01/29/2017 10:03 AM Updated: 2 months ago

New York (AFP) – US airports braced for fresh protests Sunday against Donald Trump’s temporary immigration ban, which a federal judge partially blocked by ordering authorities


Trump suspends refugee program, vows to weed out Islamic radicals, protect “religious minorities”

01/28/2017 5:13 PM Updated: 2 months ago

Washington (AFP) – US President Donald Trump unleashed a wave of alarm Saturday with his order to temporarily halt all refugee arrivals and impose tough controls


Lebanese authorities claim to have exposed Israeli spy cell (that had no actual Israelis)

01/26/2017 1:18 PM

A five-member Israeli spy cell operating in Lebanon was exposed this week by Lebanese security officials, according to a statement Wednesday from Lebanon’s General Security Directorate.


Official from France’s ultra-nationalist National Front party visits Israel

01/26/2017 12:29 PM

Nicholas Bay, secretary-general of the France’s far-right National Front party, visited Israel Wednesday and met with French community members and David Shayan, a Likud party official. Bay’s trip


Kuwait executions part of ‘alarming trend’ in Middle East

01/26/2017 9:33 AM Updated: 3 months ago

Kuwait City (AFP) – Human Rights Watch criticized Kuwait on Thursday for ending a moratorium on executions by hanging seven people, saying the action was part


Trump expected to halt refugee program, restrict Muslim visitors

01/26/2017 9:00 AM Updated: 3 months ago

Washington (AFP) – President Donald Trump is reportedly poised on Thursday to suspend the US refugee program for four months and halt visas for travelers from


Trump talks terrorism, stability with Egypt’s al-Sisi

01/24/2017 3:25 PM

  Combating terrorism was the subject at hand in a discussion between President Donald Trump and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi Monday. In the call, Trump


Israeli soldiers rescued by Palestinians

01/22/2017 12:03 PM Updated: 3 months ago

Three IDF soldiers and an Israeli civilian were rescued by two Palestinians after an altercation broke out between the four Israelis and local villagers. According to


Israel: the week in review

01/22/2017 9:08 AM Updated: 3 months ago

Anxiety in Israel about possible embassy relocation A lot happened in Israel this past week, most of it revolving around the election of Donald Trump and


Netanyahu briefed on violent scenarios if U.S. embassy is relocated

01/20/2017 11:33 AM Updated: 3 months ago

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been briefed by Shin Bet, the army, and police on the possibility of violence breaking out in the event of


Iranian Foreign Minister warns Trump “will be surprised” if he tears up nuclear agreement

01/20/2017 11:03 AM Updated: 3 months ago

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif warned Wednesday that President-Elect Donald Trump “will be surprised” if he annuls the Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Iran. Speaking at


Israel just needs US approval to annex settlements, says Defense Minister

01/19/2017 3:32 PM Updated: 3 months ago

The election of Donald Trump, whose cabinet appears to have a more favorable stance towards Israeli settlements than the Obama administration, has stirred the hopes of