Iran threatens to retaliate after Dutch expel two diplomats

:: Iran protested on Sunday against the Netherlands’ expulsion of two of its diplomats and threatened to retaliate for the “unfriendly and destructive move”. A spokesman for the Dutch intelligence service AIVD More »

Saudi Arabia says ready to pump more oil to balance market

:: Saudi Arabia has said it is ready to use its spare production capacity in order to help balance the global oil market, according to a Cabinet statement released on Tuesday. The More »

Turkey issues decree transferring powers to president

:: Turkey issued a decree on Wednesday transferring some powers to the president, in line with its move to an executive presidential system resulting from last month’s presidential and parliamentary elections. The More »

Iran’s Khamenei calls on securing ‘businesses’ amid economic protests

:: Iran’s supreme leader is urging the country’s judiciary to take measures to secure people’s “businesses and lives” amid economic protests that have struck the capital, Tehran. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said during More »

Saudi King, Crown Prince congratulate President Erdogan on re-election

:: Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday congratulated to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the occasion of his re-election for a new term. “On More »


Tag Archives: Israel

Two Palestinian men shot dead by Israeli army in Jenin clashes

:: Two Palestinian men were shot dead during clashes with the Israeli army in the Jenin refugee camp in the northern West Bank early Wednesday, Palestinian medical and security sources said. One of the two had been evacuated in serious

Cautious calm surrounds the construction of a wall in northern Israel

:: Those who patrol the Israeli border with Lebanon will notice a section made of a concrete wall, seven meters high, on the border of the Lebanese village of Kafarkala, opposite the Israeli settlement of Masjab. The settlement is located

Modi’s visit to Israel, Arabs going green with envy

Ghassan Charbel

By : Ghassan Charbel :: Arabs find themselves envious when they encounter the developed world. A friend of mine sought a better life in London after having had enough with reign of oppression back home. He purchased a house in

West Bank gets Israeli power boost as Gaza endures energy crisis

:: State-owned Israel Electric Corp and the Palestinian Authority signed an agreement on Monday to boost Israeli electrical supply to the occupied West Bank, even as Gaza endures daily blackouts in a Palestinian political dispute. Under the deal, a new

Egyptian singer Hani Shaker sues Israeli police over ‘theft of Arab art’

Hani Shaker

:: Popular Egyptian singer and actor Hani Shaker has filed a complaint against the Israeli Embassy in Cairo, after Israel police used his photo and a short video of one of his songs in its recruitment campaign targeting Israeli-Arab residents.

Israel, Syria exchange menacing messages across Golan

Yossi Mekelberg

By : Yossi Mekelberg :: Since the start of the Syrian civil war more than six years ago, Israel and its north-eastern neighbor have been at pains to avoid a spill-over that would end in full-blown hostilities between the two

India’s Modi heads to Israel, lifting the curtain on close ties

:: Narendra Modi is making a first visit to Israel by an Indian prime minister next week, in a public embrace of a country that he has long admired for its military and technical expertise but which his predecessors kept

Israel rearrests Palestinian lawmaker Khalida Jarrar

:: Israeli authorities have re-arrested a prominent Palestinian lawmaker in an overnight raid over her leadership in a movement Israel considers a terrorist organisation, officials said Sunday. Khalida Jarrar was arrested in the raid in the Ramallah area in the

Israel retaliates after stray Syrian fire in the Golan Heights

:: Israel returned fire at Syrian army forces late Saturday after two stray artillery rounds hit the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, the Israeli army said. “In response to projectiles launched earlier today at Israel from Syria, Israeli forces targeted the Syrian

Israel strikes Syrian army position in Quneitra in response to mortar fire

:: Israel has struck a Syrian army position in the southern area of Quneitra on Wednesday in retaliation to stray mortar fire that hit the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, the Israeli army and a pro-Syrian government social media account reported. “In

Former Israeli PM Olmert, 71, wins early release from prison

:: Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who is serving a 27-month prison term for corruption, won parole on Thursday, one of his lawyers said. Israel Radio reported that Olmert could be freed as early as Sunday after a parole

Israeli troops kill Palestinian gunman who shot at them during raid

:: Israeli troops on Wednesday shot and killed a Palestinian gunman who fired at them during a raid to uncover an arms cache in the occupied West Bank town of Hebron, the Israeli military said. The Palestinian health ministry confirmed

Are Israel’s policies fueling its own demise?

Ray Hanania

By : Ray Hanania :: Israel rose to the heights of world power in an era of conflict, but today seems to be settling into a misleading lifestyle of comfort and false dominance. Today it seems to be enjoying more

Report: Israel set to start building border wall with Lebanon

:: The Israeli Defense Forces are set to start construction on a security fence along the Lebanese-Israeli border on July, according Israel National News. Among the reasons for constructing a wall is to slow down Hezbollah militants entering Israel. The

Israel pushes Gaza into the dark ages

Yossi Mekelberg

By : Yossi Mekelberg :: The Gazan people have become the perpetual bargaining chips in the abusive relations among Israel, the Palestinian Authority (PA) and Hamas. In the latest saga of the continuation of collective punishment against one of the

Israel freezes plan for mixed-sex Jewish prayer site at Western Wall

:: Israel’s government formally suspended plans on Sunday for a mixed-gender prayer space at Jerusalem’s Western Wall, bowing to opposition from Orthodox Jewish politicians to reforms at one of Judaism’s holiest sites. The decision will put Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel launches air raid on Syria in return for fire

:: An Israeli aircraft carried out a strike on Syria after 10 projectiles fired from the war-torn country hit the occupied Golan Heights on Saturday, Al Arabiya’s correspondent has reported. The Israeli Air Force also targeted two tanks of the

Nasrallah says ‘hundreds of thousands’ ready to go to war against Israel

:: Hassan Nasrallah, Secretary General of Lebanon’s Hezbollah, warned Israel on Friday that thousands of fighters from different countries will be ready to strike back if Israel launches any attack. “The Israeli enemy must know that if an Israeli war

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