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Saudi Arabia Says It Seeks to Avert War, Ball in Iran’s Court

Saudi Arabia said on Sunday that it wants to avert war in the region but stands ready to respond with "all strength" following last...

May 19, 2019 10:22 am

Saudi Arabia to Convene Arab Leaders Over Recent Attacks

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman invited Gulf and Arab leaders to convene emergency summits to discuss the implications of this week’s attacks against the kingdom and neighboring United Arab Emirates, the foreign ministry said on Saturday. The...

Defiant Iran Says It Can ‘Easily’ Hit US Ships, Works to Counter Sanctions

Iran said on Friday it could "easily" hit US warships in the Gulf, the latest in days of saber rattling between Washington and Tehran, while its top diplomat worked to counter US sanctions and salvage...

Syrian TV Says Damascus Targeted ‘From Direction of’ Israel

Loud blasts echoed across Damascus late on Friday, residents said, as Syrian state media reported "enemy targets" coming from the direction of Israel, which has previously acknowledged conducting repeated strikes inside Syria. The state television channel showed footage...

May 17, 2019 11:38 am

Insurer Says Iran’s Guards Likely to Have Organized Tanker Attacks

Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) are "highly likely" to have facilitated attacks last Sunday on...

May 17, 2019 10:24 am

After Fleeing Bombs, Syrian Families Shelter in Olive Groves

Families who fled Syrian government and Russian strikes in northwestern Syria are sleeping in an...

May 17, 2019 9:36 am

Thousands Attend Funeral of Lebanon’s War-Era Maronite Patriarch

Lebanese political leaders and thousands of other people gathered on Thursday for the funeral of...

May 16, 2019 9:56 am

Iraq Has Contingency Plans in Case Iran Gas Imports Halted, Minister Says

Iraq has contingency plans for any stoppage to Iranian gas imports for its power grid,...

May 16, 2019 9:36 am

Iran Claims to Have Built Firewall Against Stuxnet Computer Virus

Iran has developed software to protect its industry against the Stuxnet computer virus, the Iranian...

May 19, 2019 10:22 am

Saudi Arabia Says It Seeks to Avert War, Ball in Iran’s Court

Saudi Arabia said on Sunday that it wants to avert war in the region but stands ready to respond with "all strength" following last week's...

May 19, 2019 10:17 am

Saudi Arabia to Convene Arab Leaders Over Recent Attacks

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman invited Gulf and Arab leaders to convene emergency summits to discuss the implications of this week’s attacks against the kingdom and...

May 18, 2019 10:00 am

Defiant Iran Says It Can ‘Easily’ Hit US Ships, Works to Counter Sanctions

Iran said on Friday it could "easily" hit US warships in the Gulf, the latest in days of saber rattling between Washington and Tehran, while...

May 17, 2019 5:47 pm

Syrian TV Says Damascus Targeted ‘From Direction of’ Israel

Loud blasts echoed across Damascus late on Friday, residents said, as Syrian state media reported "enemy targets" coming from the direction of Israel, which has previously...

May 17, 2019 11:38 am

Insurer Says Iran’s Guards Likely to Have Organized Tanker Attacks

Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) are "highly likely" to have facilitated attacks last Sunday on four tankers including two Saudi ships off Fujairah in the...

May 17, 2019 10:24 am

After Fleeing Bombs, Syrian Families Shelter in Olive Groves

Families who fled Syrian government and Russian strikes in northwestern Syria are sleeping in an olive grove near the Turkish border without enough food and...

May 17, 2019 9:36 am

Thousands Attend Funeral of Lebanon’s War-Era Maronite Patriarch

Lebanese political leaders and thousands of other people gathered on Thursday for the funeral of the former Maronite patriarch, Cardinal Nasrallah Sfeir, who pushed for...

May 16, 2019 9:56 am

Iraq Has Contingency Plans in Case Iran Gas Imports Halted, Minister Says

Iraq has contingency plans for any stoppage to Iranian gas imports for its power grid, but hopes no such disruption will take place, Oil Minister...

May 16, 2019 9:36 am

Iran Claims to Have Built Firewall Against Stuxnet Computer Virus

Iran has developed software to protect its industry against the Stuxnet computer virus, the Iranian communications minister said on Thursday, after accusing Israel in November...

May 16, 2019 9:14 am

Iran Says It Is Exercising Restraint Despite ‘Unacceptable’ Escalation of US Sanctions

Iran is committed to its obligations under an international nuclear deal despite the US withdrawal from the landmark agreement, its foreign minister said on Thursday,...

May 16, 2019 8:24 am

Iran Plans No Changes to Nuclear Centrifuges, IAEA Ties: Spokesman

Iran has no plans to launch centrifuge machines able to enrich uranium at higher capacity or to alter its relations with the UN nuclear watchdog,...

May 15, 2019 9:54 am

Tanker Attacks Near UAE Expose Weaknesses in Gulf Arab Security

Attacks on Saudi tankers and other vessels off the coast of the United Arab Emirates this week expose vulnerabilities in the security of a key...

May 15, 2019 8:38 am

Iran Halts Some Commitments Under Nuclear Deal

Iran has officially stopped some commitments under a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers following an order from its national security council, an informed official in...

May 14, 2019 9:52 am

Turkey, Russia Discuss Reducing Tension in Syria’s Idlib

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar and his Russian counterpart discussed by phone developments in Syria's Idlib province and measures to reduce tension in the area,...

Culture

Eurovision Fans Hit Tel Aviv Beach Ahead of Saturday Final

Hundreds of tourists and concertgoers packed into a seafront Eurovision park in Tel Aviv on Friday, soaking in the late...

Madonna Gets Into Eurovision Groove in Tel Aviv

Pop star Madonna took time out ahead of her scheduled guest performance at the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel, attending an...

Actress Rachel McAdams Attends Eurovision in Israel to Research New Film Role

Canadian actress Rachel McAdams is currently in Israel researching for her upcoming role in the new...

Features

Israel’s Information War Is as Important as Its Military One

In recent months, the Israeli defense establishment has made increasing use of “information...

Next Israeli Government Could Soon Face New Iranian Terrorist Challenges

In Saturday's early hours, when the attention of most Israelis was focused on...

Bubbe’s Passover, Circa 2019: Feeding the Soul While Staying Healthy

JNS.org - Sweet gefilte fish with a dollop of eye-watering horseradish. Fluffy matzah...

World

Polish Prime Minister: Reparations for Jewish Property Stolen During the Ho...

The Prime Minister of Poland has declared that paying compensation for Jewish property stolen during the Holocaust would be a...

Israel

White House Announces ‘Economic Workshop’ in Bahrain as First S...

The Trump administration has announced plans to host a regional "economic workshop” as the first stage of its much-anticipated Middle East...

Opinion

Stopping Russian Aggression and Applying the Monroe Doctrine to Venezuela

The Monroe Doctrine, first articulated in 1823 by President James Monroe, was designed to protect the Americas from foreign threat and intervention. The Doctrine has a renewed relevance in today’s Venezuela. In...

May 19, 2019 6:18 am
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