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Protests Sweep Lebanon as Fury at Ruling Elite Grows

Tens of thousands of angry Lebanese took to the streets on Friday, blocking roads and burning tires in a second day of nationwide protest...

October 18, 2019 2:36 pm

Global Watchdog Gives Iran Until Feb to Tighten Anti-Money Laundering Rules

A global dirty money watchdog said on Friday it had given Iran a final deadline of February 2020 to comply with international norms after which it would urge all its members to apply counter-measures. The Paris-based...

Gaza’s Growing Pet Population Stretches Scant Vet Resources

Palestinians in Gaza are increasingly turning to domestic pets for emotional comfort from the harsh realities of the economically-depressed enclave but the growing animal population is stretching ill-equipped veterinarian facilities. Some 130 veterinarians work in Gaza...

Iran-Backed Militias Deployed Snipers in Iraq Protests, Sources Say

Iran-backed militias deployed snipers on Baghdad rooftops during Iraq's deadliest anti-government protests in years, two Iraqi security officials told Reuters. The deployment of militia fighters, which has not been previously reported, underscores the chaotic nature of...

October 16, 2019 10:28 am

‘Entry of Radical Islamist Forces Into Northern Syria is Disturbing,’ Ex-Israeli Intelligence Official Says

JNS.org - Israel has been closely monitoring Turkey’s brutal offensive against the Kurds in northeast...

October 16, 2019 10:06 am

Israeli Farmland Set to Be Handed Back to Jordan

JNS.org - Israel will have to return two parcels of agricultural land in the Jordan...

October 15, 2019 12:44 pm

Turkish Assault in Syria Weakens Iraq Kurds, Strengthens Regional Powers

A Turkish border offensive against Syrian Kurdish forces will further weaken Iraq's divided Kurds next...

October 15, 2019 12:25 pm

Scrambling to Limit Damage, Trump Tells Turkey to Stop Its Syria Invasion

President Donald Trump on Monday demanded Turkey stop its military incursion in Syria and imposed...

October 14, 2019 12:36 pm

Russia-Backed Syrian Forces Step in as US Retreats

Russia-backed Syrian forces wasted no time in taking advantage of an abrupt US retreat from...

October 18, 2019 2:36 pm

Protests Sweep Lebanon as Fury at Ruling Elite Grows

Tens of thousands of angry Lebanese took to the streets on Friday, blocking roads and burning tires in a second day of nationwide protest to...

October 18, 2019 9:38 am

Global Watchdog Gives Iran Until Feb to Tighten Anti-Money Laundering Rules

A global dirty money watchdog said on Friday it had given Iran a final deadline of February 2020 to comply with international norms after which...

October 17, 2019 10:36 am

Gaza’s Growing Pet Population Stretches Scant Vet Resources

Palestinians in Gaza are increasingly turning to domestic pets for emotional comfort from the harsh realities of the economically-depressed enclave but the growing animal population...

October 17, 2019 9:54 am

Iran-Backed Militias Deployed Snipers in Iraq Protests, Sources Say

Iran-backed militias deployed snipers on Baghdad rooftops during Iraq's deadliest anti-government protests in years, two Iraqi security officials told Reuters. The deployment of militia fighters, which...

October 16, 2019 10:28 am

‘Entry of Radical Islamist Forces Into Northern Syria is Disturbing,’ Ex-Israeli Intelligence Official Says

JNS.org - Israel has been closely monitoring Turkey’s brutal offensive against the Kurds in northeast Syria in recent days. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned the...

October 16, 2019 10:06 am

Israeli Farmland Set to Be Handed Back to Jordan

JNS.org - Israel will have to return two parcels of agricultural land in the Jordan Valley to Jordan after the Hashemite Kingdom refused to extend...

October 15, 2019 12:44 pm

Turkish Assault in Syria Weakens Iraq Kurds, Strengthens Regional Powers

A Turkish border offensive against Syrian Kurdish forces will further weaken Iraq's divided Kurds next door and embolden regional rivals who have one thing in...

October 15, 2019 12:25 pm

Scrambling to Limit Damage, Trump Tells Turkey to Stop Its Syria Invasion

President Donald Trump on Monday demanded Turkey stop its military incursion in Syria and imposed new sanctions on the NATO ally as Trump scrambled to...

October 14, 2019 12:36 pm

Russia-Backed Syrian Forces Step in as US Retreats

Russia-backed Syrian forces wasted no time in taking advantage of an abrupt US retreat from Syria on Monday, deploying deep inside Kurdish-held territory south of...

October 14, 2019 12:24 pm

As Options Narrow on Syria, Trump Prepares to Drop Sanctions Hammer on Turkey

President Donald Trump's administration is set to impose economic sanctions on Ankara, potentially as early as this week, for its incursion into northern Syria, one...

October 12, 2019 1:08 pm

Turkish-Led Forces Advance Into Syrian Border Town, Fighting Rages

Turkish-backed Syrian rebels advanced into Ras al Ain in northeast Syria on Saturday, but it was unclear how far, with Turkey saying the town center...

October 12, 2019 12:54 pm

Iran Says Ready for Talks With Saudi, With or Without Mediation

Iran is prepared to hold talks with regional rival Saudi Arabia, with or without the help of a mediator, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said on...

October 12, 2019 10:00 am

US to Deploy Large Number of Forces to Saudi Arabia

The United States announced on Friday a new, large deployment of forces to Saudi Arabia to help bolster the kingdom's defenses following the Sept. 14...

October 11, 2019 10:08 am

‘Border on Fire’ as Turkey Intensifies Syria Campaign

Turkey stepped up its air and artillery strikes on Kurdish militia in northeast Syria on Friday, escalating an offensive that has drawn warnings of humanitarian...

Features

Saluting One of the Last Living Heroes of Israel’s Fight for Independence

JNS.org - When Harold “Smoky” Simon grins at you, it’s hard to remember...

Sukkot: A Jewish Thanksgiving

JNS.org - Sukkot is akin to a Jewish Thanksgiving. On Thanksgiving in America, no matter their religion or background, families...

World

Naama Issachar, Israeli-American Imprisoned in Russia, ‘Struggling to...

The sister of Naama Issachar -- the Israeli-American woman sentenced last week by a Russian court to seven-and-a-half years in...

Israel

Booming Tech Industry Sends Tel Aviv Office Rental Prices Up

CTech - The booming Tel Aviv tech scene has led to a dramatic increase in office rental prices, according to estimates by the Israeli branch of real estate investment company...

Opinion

Would UMinn Host a KKK Conference?

In a statement, the UMinn president justified allowing an upcoming KKK conference on campus: “The First Amendment protects even the most heinous speech and while I find the KKK’s views...

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