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Iraqi PM Concedes ‘Mistakes Made’ as Protesters Pushed Back in Baghdad

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Saturday that political parties had "made mistakes" in their running of the country, promising electoral reform...

November 9, 2019 11:51 am

Erdogan Says Turkey Will Not Leave Syria Until Other Countries Pull Out

Turkey will not leave Syria until other countries pull out, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying on Friday, and Ankara will continue its cross-border offensive against Kurdish fighters until every one of them...

As Bigotry Stirs Globally, Bosnian Jews, Muslims Recall Lesson in Tolerance

Bosnia's Jews and Muslims on Thursday marked the bicentenary of the rescue of a dozen Jews from an Ottoman-era governor's jail, saying their liberation by Sarajevo Muslims is a great example of co-existence at a...

No Sign of New Cabinet as Lebanese Leaders Meet, Bank Curbs Continue

Lebanon's outgoing Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri met President Michel Aoun on Thursday without announcing progress towards forming a new government, and banking sources said most financial transfers out of the country remained blocked. Already facing the...

November 8, 2019 10:54 am

Iran Quake Kills at Least Six, Injures 300: TV

A strong earthquake of magnitude 5.8 struck northwestern Iran on Friday, killing at least six...

November 8, 2019 10:32 am

Iraq’s Top Shi’ite Cleric Says Security Forces Must Keep Peace

Iraq's top Shi'ite Muslim cleric urged security forces on Friday to avoid using excessive force...

November 8, 2019 7:12 am

Report: Iran Downs a Drone Over Southern Port City of Mahshahr

Iranian media reported on Friday that Iran had shot down a drone over its southern port city...

November 7, 2019 11:26 am

Iran Holding IAEA Inspector Was ‘Outrageous Provocation,’ US Official Says

The European Union and United States expressed concern on Thursday at Iran's holding of an inspector...

November 7, 2019 10:34 am

Iraqi Security Forces Break Up Protests in Battle of the Bridges

Iraqi security forces fired tear gas and live rounds into the air to disperse protesters...

November 9, 2019 11:51 am

Iraqi PM Concedes ‘Mistakes Made’ as Protesters Pushed Back in Baghdad

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Saturday that political parties had "made mistakes" in their running of the country, promising electoral reform and...

November 9, 2019 10:00 am

Erdogan Says Turkey Will Not Leave Syria Until Other Countries Pull Out

Turkey will not leave Syria until other countries pull out, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying on Friday, and Ankara will continue its...

November 8, 2019 1:16 pm

As Bigotry Stirs Globally, Bosnian Jews, Muslims Recall Lesson in Tolerance

Bosnia's Jews and Muslims on Thursday marked the bicentenary of the rescue of a dozen Jews from an Ottoman-era governor's jail, saying their liberation by...

November 8, 2019 1:06 pm

No Sign of New Cabinet as Lebanese Leaders Meet, Bank Curbs Continue

Lebanon's outgoing Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri met President Michel Aoun on Thursday without announcing progress towards forming a new government, and banking sources said most...

November 8, 2019 10:54 am

Iran Quake Kills at Least Six, Injures 300: TV

A strong earthquake of magnitude 5.8 struck northwestern Iran on Friday, killing at least six people and injuring more than 300, according to Iranian state...

November 8, 2019 10:32 am

Iraq’s Top Shi’ite Cleric Says Security Forces Must Keep Peace

Iraq's top Shi'ite Muslim cleric urged security forces on Friday to avoid using excessive force to quell weeks of anti-government unrest as authorities grapple with...

November 8, 2019 7:12 am

Report: Iran Downs a Drone Over Southern Port City of Mahshahr

Iranian media reported on Friday that Iran had shot down a drone over its southern port city of Mahshahr, without providing further details. "Iran's army has downed an...

November 7, 2019 11:26 am

Iran Holding IAEA Inspector Was ‘Outrageous Provocation,’ US Official Says

The European Union and United States expressed concern on Thursday at Iran's holding of an inspector from the UN nuclear watchdog last week, with the US...

November 7, 2019 10:34 am

Iraqi Security Forces Break Up Protests in Battle of the Bridges

Iraqi security forces fired tear gas and live rounds into the air to disperse protesters in central Baghdad on Wednesday, killing one person, as the...

November 7, 2019 10:28 am

With Water a Weapon of Middle East War, Women Seen as Worst Hit

Water is a weapon of war that is deepening conflict in the Middle East, with women the worst hit, said British-Egyptian playwright Sabrina Mahfouz on...

November 7, 2019 10:14 am

Lebanon a ‘Beautiful Idea’ in Need of a Reboot, Say Protesters

From a narrow angle, Beirut looks a picture of elegance and success, its French boutiques, luxury hotels and imported cars blending into Mediterranean skies. Widen the...

November 7, 2019 9:55 am

Iran ‘Deserves Credit’ for ‘Building Our Strength,’ Says Hamas Chief

JNS.org - Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar admitted on Monday that the Islamic Republic of Iran was responsible for “building the strength” of the Palestinian terrorist...

November 7, 2019 6:54 am

Iran Fuels Centrifuges, Resumes Uranium Enrichment at Fordow

Iran resumed uranium enrichment at its underground Fordow nuclear facility, the country's Atomic Energy Organisation (AEOI) said on Thursday, further stepping away from its 2015 nuclear...

November 6, 2019 11:18 am

Israel Says It Is Aiding Syria’s Kurds, Advocating for Them With US

Israel is assisting Syrian Kurds battered by a month-old Turkish incursion, seeing them as a counterweight to Iranian influence and advocating for them in talks with...

Culture

US Director Quentin Tarantino and Israeli Wife Daniella Pick Rent House in Tel Aviv

American filmmaker Quentin Tarantino and his wife, Israeli singer and model Daniella Pick,...

Features

How to Fight the Cultural BDS Movement

One of the good things about the bad times of today is that people are not staying silent about rising...

‘New Hope’ in Fight Against Tay-Sachs Disease

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School are touting a possible breakthrough in the fight against Tay-Sachs disease, a...

Severe Storm Flattens Sukkahs From New Jersey to Boston

A fierce wind and rainstorm wreaked havoc on sukkahs from New Jersey to Boston, leaving a path of destruction that...

World

Far-Right German Politician Booted From Key Parliamentary Post Following An...

The far-right chairman of the German federal parliament's legal committee has been booted from his post by fellow legislators following...

Israel

Israeli Woman Wounded in Rocket Strike Celebrates 88th Birthday With Help o...

A southern Israeli woman wounded in a rocket attack on Wednesday celebrated her 88th birthday on Thursday with the help...

Opinion

Jerusalem Embassy Move, Exit From Iran Deal Fueled Defiance Within Trump Ca...

The Trump administration was internally divided over three key Israel-related policy decisions -- moving the US embassy to Jerusalem, leaving...

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