Kuwait to give $2 billion in loans, investments for Iraq

:: Kuwait’s Emir said it would lend $1 billion and commit a further $1 billion of investments to Iraq, joining a group of international backers that have this week pledged funds to More »

“France will strike” if proven chemical bombs used in Syria

:: President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday that “France will strike” if chemical weapons are used against civilians in the Syrian conflict but that he had not yet seen any evidence that More »

King says Jordanians ‘let down’ by international community

:: Jordan’s King Abdullah II says that “life for Jordanians today is very, very tough” as a result of a large refugee influx and that he feels the international community has “let More »

King Salman’s call for cultural diversity wins praise

:: The Saudi Cabinet has welcomed King Salman’s address to guests at the 32nd Janadriyah festival emphasizing the importance of culture as a basic pillar for a nation’s identity and values. Chaired More »

Sami Anan blackmail documents revealed, Egyptian army investigates

:: The Egyptian military said Monday it would take legal action against the country’s former anti-corruption chief Hisham Geneina and former military chief-of-staff Sami Anan, who is currently under arrest. Geneina, who More »

 

Tag Archives: Israel

Syria ‘repels’ Israeli surveillance aircraft

:: Syria on Wednesday repelled Israeli surveillance planes that breached its southern border, state media reported, days after an Israeli fighter jet was downed during raids on the war-torn country. “Syrian air defenses have repelled Israeli surveillance planes over Quneitra,

Netanyahu says government ‘stable’ after police recommend his indictment

:: Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday his coalition government remained stable and would continue to govern despite police recommendations he be indicted for bribery. “I want to reassure you; the coalition is stable. No one, not I,

Iranian-backed Iraqi militia to back Hezbollah in any war against Israel

:: Akram al-Kaabi, the secretary general of Iraq’s Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba movement which is part of the Popular Mobilization Forces fighting in Syria, said on Tuesday during a visit to Beirut that his forces will fight alongside Lebanon’s Hezbollah in

Israeli military trial of Palestinian teen opens behind closed doors

:: The Israeli military trial of a Palestinian teenager charged after a viral video showed her hitting two soldiers in the occupied West Bank began Tuesday behind closed doors. The judge in the trial ordered journalists removed from the courtroom,

UK is concerned at Iran’s role in a confrontation at Israel’s border with Syria

:: British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson said London was concerned at Iran’s role in a confrontation at Israel’s border with Syria. “We are concerned at the Iranian actions, which detract from efforts to get a genuine peace process under way,”

Iran unveils new homemade nuclear-capable ballistic missiles

:: Iran has unveiled a series of new homemade nuclear-capable ballistic missiles during military parades held this week. The parades come after a confrontation between an Iranian drone and Israeli forces in Syria on Saturday. The arsenal included a nuclear-capable

Washington denies discussing annexation of settlements with Netanyahu

:: The White House denied on Monday that the United States had discussed with Israel a plan to annex settlements in the occupied West Bank. White House spokesman Josh Raffle, who works with Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, and

Israel accuses Turkey of aiding Hamas

:: Israel on Monday accused Turkey of helping the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas to gain in military strength, following its arrest and deportation of a Turkish citizen. The Shin Bet intelligence agency said the movement’s “economic and military activity in

US defense secretary: Iran is present everywhere we find trouble in Mideast

:: US Secretary of Defense James Mattis said that Israel has an “absolute right to defend itself” against Iran in light of the Israeli strikes on Iranian targets in Syria on Saturday, Haaretz reported. Syrian air forces had shot down

Trump says unsure Israel seeks peace with Palestinians

:: US President Donald Trump said in an interview published on Sunday that he was “not necessarily sure” Israel was seeking to reach a peace agreement with the Palestinians. Trump has previously denounced the Palestinians for what he sees as

Israeli military court to try Palestinian teen protest icon

Ahed Tamimi

:: Palestinian protest icon Ahed Tamimi is to go on trial before an Israeli military court on Tuesday for slapping and punching two Israeli soldiers — an act Palestinians say embodies their David vs. Goliath struggle against a brutal military

UN chief Guterres calls for immediate de-escalation in Syria

:: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday called for an immediate de-escalation in Syria after Israel carried out raids inside the war-torn country. Guterres is “following closely the alarming military escalation throughout Syria and the dangerous spillover across its

Israeli minister says airstrikes on Syria sent clear message to Iran

:: Israel’s Minister of Intelligence Israel Katz said on Sunday that by striking key Iranian sites in Syria, Israel sent a clear message to Iran that it would not tolerate an Iranian military foothold on its doorstep and would act

Israel says Iran and Syria ‘playing with fire,’ warns Hezbollah must withdraw

:: Israel’s military said Saturday Iran and Syria were “playing with fire” but that it was not seeking an escalation after a confrontation resulted in large-scale Israeli air strikes in Syria. Israeli military spokesman Jonathan Conricus made the comments after

Israeli forces kill Palestinian in West Bank raid

:: Israeli forces shot dead at least one Palestinian during a raid in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday that led to confrontations with local residents, Palestinian health officials said. The Israeli military could not immediately confirm the death but

Palestinian prime suspect in rabbi’s murder shot dead

:: A Palestinian man wanted over the murder last month of a rabbi near a Jewish settlement in the West Bank has been killed, Israel’s Shin Bet security service said Tuesday. Ahmad Jarrar was killed in the northern West Bank

Israel begins distributing deportation notices to Africans, legalizes West Bank settlement

:: Israeli authorities have begun distributing deportation notices to thousands of African migrants. In letters delivered Sunday, Israel says the migrants have 60 days to accept the offer to leave the country for an unnamed African destination in exchange for

Israeli planes hit Hamas compound in Gaza ‘after rocket fire’

:: Israeli aircraft hit a Hamas compound in the southern Gaza Strip on Saturday, after Palestinians there fired a rocket into Israel, the Israeli army said. “In response to the projectile fired at southern Israel…fighter jets struck a Hamas compound

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