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Sources: Despite Sanctions, Iran’s Oil Exports Rise in Early 2019

Iran's exports of crude oil were higher than expected in January and are at least holding steady this month, according to tanker data and...

February 19, 2019 11:26 am

SDF: Islamic State Steps Up Guerrilla Attacks in Syria

Islamic State has stepped up guerrilla attacks against US-backed fighters in eastern Syria, pointing to the threat the jihadists will pose even after they lose their last enclave there, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said...

Yemen’s Parties Agree to Start Stalled Troop Withdrawal From Main Port

Yemen's warring parties have agreed to start withdrawing forces from the main port of Hodeidah under a UN-sponsored deal, the United Nations said, following weeks of diplomacy to salvage a pact that stalled over control...

Netanyahu: Arab Countries Know Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Can’t Be Resolved Before Iran’s Regional Aggression Is Rolled Back

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met on Monday in Jerusalem with a visiting Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations leadership delegation. Commenting on the regional situation, Netanyahu said, "With the Arab countries, as with...

February 18, 2019 1:26 pm

Palestinian Statehood Is Condition for Normalized Ties With Israel, Omani FM Says

Oman will not formalize its ties with Israel without the founding of a Palestinian state,...

February 18, 2019 11:34 am

US-Backed Force Won’t Release Jihadists, but Says Countries Must Take Them Back

Kurdish-led authorities in north Syria said on Monday they would not free foreign Islamic State...

February 18, 2019 11:16 am

New Report on Syria: Assad Regime Executed 300-Plus Chemical Attacks

JNS.org - The Syrian regime under President Bashar Assad has perpetrated more than 300 discrete attacks...

February 18, 2019 10:18 am

Iran’s Khamenei Warns Government About Deception by Europeans

Iranian Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday warned his country's government not to be deceived by...

February 18, 2019 9:34 am

Iran Arrests Militants Linked to Attack on Revolutionary Guards

Revolutionary Guards have broken up a group of militants in southeast Iran who were linked...

February 19, 2019 11:26 am

Sources: Despite Sanctions, Iran’s Oil Exports Rise in Early 2019

Iran's exports of crude oil were higher than expected in January and are at least holding steady this month, according to tanker data and industry...

February 19, 2019 11:06 am

SDF: Islamic State Steps Up Guerrilla Attacks in Syria

Islamic State has stepped up guerrilla attacks against US-backed fighters in eastern Syria, pointing to the threat the jihadists will pose even after they lose...

February 19, 2019 10:38 am

Yemen’s Parties Agree to Start Stalled Troop Withdrawal From Main Port

Yemen's warring parties have agreed to start withdrawing forces from the main port of Hodeidah under a UN-sponsored deal, the United Nations said, following weeks...

February 18, 2019 4:12 pm

Netanyahu: Arab Countries Know Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Can’t Be Resolved Before Iran’s Regional Aggression Is Rolled Back

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met on Monday in Jerusalem with a visiting Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations leadership delegation. Commenting on the...

February 18, 2019 1:26 pm

Palestinian Statehood Is Condition for Normalized Ties With Israel, Omani FM Says

Oman will not formalize its ties with Israel without the founding of a Palestinian state, the Gulf sultanate’s top diplomat said on Monday. Foreign Minister Yusuf...

February 18, 2019 11:34 am

US-Backed Force Won’t Release Jihadists, but Says Countries Must Take Them Back

Kurdish-led authorities in north Syria said on Monday they would not free foreign Islamic State detainees but countries must repatriate them, after US President Donald...

February 18, 2019 11:16 am

New Report on Syria: Assad Regime Executed 300-Plus Chemical Attacks

JNS.org - The Syrian regime under President Bashar Assad has perpetrated more than 300 discrete attacks using chemical weapons during the seven-year Syrian war, according to...

February 18, 2019 10:18 am

Iran’s Khamenei Warns Government About Deception by Europeans

Iranian Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday warned his country's government not to be deceived by European countries that say they want to salvage the 2015...

February 18, 2019 9:34 am

Iran Arrests Militants Linked to Attack on Revolutionary Guards

Revolutionary Guards have broken up a group of militants in southeast Iran who were linked to a suicide bombing that killed 27 guards near the...

February 17, 2019 1:19 pm

Syria’s Assad: United States Will Sell Out Those Relying on It

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad warned on Sunday the United States would not protect those depending on it, in reference to Kurdish fighters who control much...

February 17, 2019 1:13 pm

IS ‘Caliphate’ on Brink of Defeat in Syria as Trump Urges Europe to Do More

US-backed fighters in Syria are poised to capture Islamic State's last, tiny enclave on the Euphrates, the battle commander said on Saturday, bringing its self-declared caliphate to...

February 17, 2019 12:35 pm

Iran Presents New Fateh Submarine Armed With Cruise Missile

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday inaugurated a new domestically-built submarine armed with cruise missiles at a time of rising tensions with its arch-enemy the...

February 17, 2019 12:31 pm

Rouhani Says Iran Ready to Improve Ties With Gulf States

Iran is ready to work with all of its neighbors to secure peace in the Middle East in the face of US and Israeli aggression,...

February 16, 2019 1:57 pm

Iran Rejects Antisemitism Allegation by Pence

Iran on Saturday rejected accusations of antisemitism leveled against it by US Vice President Mike Pence, saying it respected Judaism but opposed Israel, which Tehran...

Culture

Israeli Director Nadav Lapid’s ‘Synonyms’ Wins Berlinale

Nadav Lapid's "Synonyms," an anarchic story about an Israeli who tries to suppress his...

Why Matthew Broderick Wanted to Star in a Buddy Film About Jewish Mourning

Matthew Broderick’s comedic talent on screen is unquestionable. But starring in a film...

Features

Volunteers Bond with Residents at ‘Special’ Center in the Negev

JNS.org - When Nina Paul first visited ALEH Negev Nahalat-Eran several years ago,...

Has the US Intelligence Community Misread Iran’s Nuclear Program?

JNS.org - Donald Trump clashed with the intelligence community last week over the...

Israelis Get Inside the Huddle and Embrace American Football

JNS.org - Many Israelis came to work bleary-eyed on Monday morning, having stayed up all night watching the New England...

World

Columbia Grad Union Reps to Call for BDS in Negotiations With Administratio...

As Columbia University prepares to negotiate with its graduate student union on Monday, members of the union's bargaining committee are...

Israel

Gantz Unveils Party List, Lapid Says Unity Deal Still ‘on the Table’

Former IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz unveiled on Tuesday the Knesset candidates list of his new party Israel Resilience for the upcoming elections, while Gantz's rival and possible ally...

Opinion

Is Racism Behind the Criticism of Ilhan Omar?

Since February 12, The Guardian has published five pieces either entirely or largely sympathetic to Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar after the Congresswoman was forced to apologize for tweets widely viewed...

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