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In Iraq’s Parliament, Shi’ite Militia Leaders Plan to Call the Shots

In May, Hassan Fada'am traded his military fatigues for a suit when he became one of 45 Shi'ite militiamen elected to Iraq's 329-seat parliament. Fada'am...

November 13, 2018 11:06 am

Iranian Firms Dominate Baghdad Expo as Saudis Steer Clear

While Saudi Arabia courted Iraqi leaders behind closed doors at the weekend, its arch-foe Iran made a more public showing by turning out at the Baghdad International Fair, a shop window for business in Iraq. An...

Deputy Commander: Iranian Military Is Ready to Protect Oil Tankers Against Threats

Iran's armed forces will protect Iranian oil tankers against any threats, an Iranian military official said on Monday after the United States called the ships a "floating liability" and warned ports operators not to allow...

Iranian Women Permitted to Attend Top Soccer Match for First Time In 39 Years

JNS.org - Hundreds of women were allowed to attend the Asian Champions League soccer final in Tehran on Saturday, a tentative end to a decades-old ban on women attending top soccer matches in Iran. Iranian women have...

November 11, 2018 8:19 pm

Saudi Arabia in Talks to Cut Oil Output After US Waivers Hit Prices

Saudi Arabia is discussing a proposal that could see OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers cut...

November 11, 2018 7:55 pm

Syria Protests to UN Over Coalition Air Strike in East

The Syrian government has protested to the United Nations about an air strike by the...

November 11, 2018 12:06 pm

Report: Israel, Qatar Planning Maritime Trade Route for Gaza

JNS.org - Israel and Qatar have begun planning a maritime trade route between the ‎Gaza Strip...

November 11, 2018 11:59 am

In Iran, Farrakhan Warns Trump Not to ‘Trigger War In Middle East’ Due to Israel

JNS.org - Speaking in Iran, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan warned US President Donald Trump to...

November 11, 2018 11:47 am

Iran Jails Foreign Ministry Official for Spying

An Iranian court has sentenced a man working for Iran's Foreign Ministry to 10 years...

November 13, 2018 11:06 am

In Iraq’s Parliament, Shi’ite Militia Leaders Plan to Call the Shots

In May, Hassan Fada'am traded his military fatigues for a suit when he became one of 45 Shi'ite militiamen elected to Iraq's 329-seat parliament. Fada'am trained...

November 12, 2018 7:28 pm

Iranian Firms Dominate Baghdad Expo as Saudis Steer Clear

While Saudi Arabia courted Iraqi leaders behind closed doors at the weekend, its arch-foe Iran made a more public showing by turning out at the...

November 12, 2018 10:34 am

Deputy Commander: Iranian Military Is Ready to Protect Oil Tankers Against Threats

Iran's armed forces will protect Iranian oil tankers against any threats, an Iranian military official said on Monday after the United States called the ships...

November 12, 2018 10:25 am

Iranian Women Permitted to Attend Top Soccer Match for First Time In 39 Years

JNS.org - Hundreds of women were allowed to attend the Asian Champions League soccer final in Tehran on Saturday, a tentative end to a decades-old ban...

November 11, 2018 8:19 pm

Saudi Arabia in Talks to Cut Oil Output After US Waivers Hit Prices

Saudi Arabia is discussing a proposal that could see OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers cut output by up to 1 million barrels per day, two...

November 11, 2018 7:55 pm

Syria Protests to UN Over Coalition Air Strike in East

The Syrian government has protested to the United Nations about an air strike by the US-led coalition against Islamic State which it said killed 26...

November 11, 2018 12:06 pm

Report: Israel, Qatar Planning Maritime Trade Route for Gaza

JNS.org - Israel and Qatar have begun planning a maritime trade route between the ‎Gaza Strip and Cyprus, Lebanese media reported Saturday.‎ According to the reports, the...

November 11, 2018 11:59 am

In Iran, Farrakhan Warns Trump Not to ‘Trigger War In Middle East’ Due to Israel

JNS.org - Speaking in Iran, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan warned US President Donald Trump to not pull “the trigger of war in the Middle East...

November 11, 2018 11:47 am

Iran Jails Foreign Ministry Official for Spying

An Iranian court has sentenced a man working for Iran's Foreign Ministry to 10 years in prison after convicting him of spying, judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein...

November 11, 2018 11:46 am

Iraq Rail Service Back on Track After War With Islamic State

At Baghdad's grand but half-empty railway station, a single train is sputtering to life. It is the newly revived daily service to Fallujah, a dusty...

November 11, 2018 11:16 am

SWIFT to Disconnect From Central Bank of Iran as Renewed Sanctions Kick In

JNS.org - The international financial transaction system known as the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication, or SWIFT, will disconnect access from the Central Bank of Iran,...

November 11, 2018 9:58 am

Lebanon’s Hezbollah Insists on Government Demand, Warns Israel

The leader of the Lebanese Shi'ite group Hezbollah insisted that one of its Sunni allies be given a portfolio in a new Lebanese cabinet, and...

November 10, 2018 12:55 pm

Rouhani Says New US Sanctions Have No Effect on Iran Economy

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that US sanctions announced last week have had no effect on Iran's economy because Washington had already practically...

November 10, 2018 12:45 pm

Hezbollah Leader: If Assad Loses, We Will See Netanyahu in Damascus

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah warned in a speech on Saturday that if Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad is defeated, "we will see Netanyahu and the like...

Features

Devastated California Jewish Communities Fight Fire with Light

JNS.org - Their voices filled with emotion, Chabad rabbis from across California made clear their determination to help people in...

Trauma and Terror: The View From Israel’s South

The sound of crunching under my feet made me wince. Amidst the debris, lay the belongings of the residents of a four-story...

World

Business as Usual as UN Committee Passes Nine Resolutions Slamming Israel i...

A special committee of the United Nations General Assembly on Friday voted in favor of nine resolutions attacking the State...

Israel

Elite IDF Officer Wounded in Blown Undercover Gaza Op Sent Home From Hospit...

An Israeli military officer who was seriously wounded in last Sunday’s blown special forces mission inside the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip...

Opinion

How Hamas Wins

Hamas wins. That’s the worst sentence to write. When this happens, the people of the Gaza Strip lose and the people of Israel lose. But for now, Hamas has won,...

November 16, 2018 10:29 am
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