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539BCE
Persian king, Cyrus the Great, conquers the Babylonian Empire and allows Jews to return to Jerusalem and rebuilt the Holy Temple. Around 43.000 Jews go back to the Promised Land. Cyrus also returns to the Jews the Holy Vessels stolen by Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar after he destroyed the First Jewish Temple.

654CE
Muslim Arab forces defeated  Persian  army in a battle of Nahavand. This defeat brought to the end the reign of Sassanid dynasty and with it an independence of Persia.  It fell under the control of Abbasid and Umayyad caliphs from Damascus and Baghdad. With  time Islam  has  replaced Zoroastrianism.  The impact  on religious minorities was profound as the social and political rights were taken away from them. Jews were forced to  wear yellow ribbons to distinguish them from Muslims.

12/20/1997
On December 20th, 1997 President of Egypt Anwar Sadat makes a historic trip to Jerusalem and offers the Israelis a complete peace in exchange for their full withdrawal from Sinai. A year later a peace agreement is signed at Camp David. President Sadat is called a traitor by an Arab League and eventually assassinated by Muslim Brotherhood in 1981.

 


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 No alternative to Gulf unity, says UAE minister  -  Gulf News  -  5/27/2017 

 Iraqi forces launch operation to seize last Islamic State enclave in Mosul  -  Reuters  -  5/27/2017 

 Egypt hits 'jihadist camps' after attack on Coptic Christians  -  BBC News  -  5/26/2017 

 Iran missile program growing, not slowing, according to senior commander  -  Fox News  -  5/26/2017 

 Israel, Hezbollah and Lebanon: The potential for another war  -  Middle East Eye  -  5/26/2017 

 Netanyahu mulling radical plan for East Jerusalem neighnorhoods  -  The Jerusalem Post  -  5/25/2017 

 Netanyahu mulling radical plan for East Jerusalem neighnorhoods  -  The Jerusalem Post  -  5/25/2017 

 Netanyahu mulling radical plan for East Jerusalem neighnorhoods  -  The Jerusalem Post  -  5/25/2017 

 Netanyahu mulling radical plan for East Jerusalem neighnorhoods  -  The Jerusalem Post  -  5/25/2017 

 Netanyahu mulling radical plan for East Jerusalem neighnorhoods  -  The Jerusalem Post  -  5/25/2017 

 US Defense Intelligence Agency predicts Kurdish independence -  Kurdistan 24  -  5/24/2017 

 Bahrain foreign minister blasts Lebanon over Hezbollah statement  -  The Daily Star  -  5/24/2017 

 Israel Celebrates Jubilee Anniversary of the Reunification of Jerusalem -  United With Israel  -  5/24/2017 

 US strikes Yemen's Al Qaeda fighters, 7 militants killed -  Fox News  -  5/23/2017 

 Iran's Rouhani denounces US' Middle East ignorance - Al Jazeera  -  5/23/2017 

 Netanyahu Sees Viable Peace for ‘First Time’ in His ‘Lifetime’ -  United With Israel  -  5/23/2017 

 Saudi-US Summit bolstered strategic ties between the two countries -  Arab News  -  5/23/2017 

 Trump's Kotel Politics -  The Jerusalem Post  -  5/18/2017 

 Saudi Arabia, Ignoring Trump’s Slights, to Give Him a Royal Welcome -  The New York Times  -  5/18/2017    

 In tight Iran race, outspoken Rouhani breaks political taboos -  Reuters -  5/18/2017    

 John McCain: Turkish ambassador should be 'thrown out' for violence -  The Guardian  -  5/18/2017    

 Some MPs question Aoun exclusion from Trump summit -  The Daily Star  -  5/17/2017    

 Harsh exchange between Trump and Netanyahu teams days ahead of key visit -  The Jerusalem Post  -  5/15/2017    

 Election exposes Iran’s deep divisions  -  Financial Times  -  5/15/2017    

 Iraqi forces push for Mosul victory before Ramadan  -  Reuters  -  5/15/2017    

 Syria's Saydnaya prison crematorium hid killings, says US  -  BBC News  -  5/15/2017    

 State of emergency in Yemen's capital as cholera kills 115 people  -  The Guardian  -  5/15/2017    

 Angela Merkel 'to withdraw all German soldiers from Turkey' in MAJOR diplomatic row  -  Express  -  5/15/2017    

 Iranian expansion in Middle East is coming to an end  -   Ynet News -  5/14/2017    

 Isis’s Dirty Secret  -  The Jerusalem Post  -  5/12/2017    

 A New Reality Is Taking Shape Along the Gaza-Israel Border  -  Haaretz  -  5/12/2017    

 US-backed forces push into Mosul in final stages of battle against Isis  -  The Independent  -  5/12/2017    

 Hariri blasts Nasrallah's speeches: they don't benefit Lebanon  -  The Daily Star  -  5/12/2017    

 Netanyahu throws strong support behind Jewish nation-state bill   -  The Jerusalem Post  -  5/8/2017    

 Iran threatens to leave 'only Mecca and Medina' untouched if Saudi Arabia does something 'ignorant'  -  Independent  -  5/8/2017    

 Civilians complicate final phase of Mosul campaign: U.S. commander  -  Reuters  -  5/8/2017    

 Iranian TV CEO Karimian shot and killed in Turkey   -  Fox News  -  5/8/2017    

 Iranian TV CEO Karimian shot and killed in Turkey   -  Fox News  -  5/8/2017    

 Diaspora flocks to Beirut to reclaim nationality  -  The Daily Star  -  5/5/2017       

 Hezbollah TV in the Bay Area of San Jose  -  Arutz Sheva  -  5/5/2017    

 Iranian TV CEO Karimian shot and killed in Turkey   -  Fox News  -  5/1/2017    

 Israel commemorates its fallen IDF soldiers, terror victims  -  World Israel News  -  4/30/2017    

 Turkey threatens further strikes on US-allied Syrian Kurds  -  ABC News  -  4/30/2017    

 How long can Jordan keep walking the Middle East tightrope?  -  Los Angeles Times  -  4/30/2017    

 In Yemen conflict, a window into deepening U.S.-Gulf ties  -  Reuters -  4/27/2017    

 French intelligence says Assad forces carried out sarin attack  - Reuters  -  4/26/2017       

 As the world ignores Yemen, war tears apart the ancient country's social fabric  -  Independent  -  4/26/2017       

 Egypt president in Saudi Arabia to reaffirm ties  -  Fox News World  -  4/23/2017       

 ISIS ‘essentially moved’ its Syria HQ from Raqqa to Deir ez-Zor province – report   -  RT News  -  4/23/2017 

 Hezbollah's PR Provocation on Border Comes at a Good Time for Israel   -  Haaretz  -  4/23/2017 

 Lebanese PM calls for permanent ceasefire with Israel  -  The Times of Israel -  4/22/2017 

 PM Netanyahu slams ‘New York Times’ for Barghouti op-ed  -  The Jerusalem Post  -  4/18/2017 

 Yemen war needs a political solution: U.S. defense secretary  -  Reutrers  -  4/18/2017 

 Why Erdogan's Turkish victory may rally his opponents  -  BBC News -  4/18/2017 

 How Iran enables Syria’s chemical warfare against civilians  -  The Jeusalem Post  -  4/17/2017 

 Iraqi forces gain ground in Mosul door-to-door fighting  -  Al Jazeera  -  4/17/2017 

 Turkey in Turmoil and Chaos Since Purge Aimed at Dissenters  -  The New York Times  -  4/12/2017 

 Iran's Ahmadinejad defies supreme leader to attempt comeback  -  Reuters  -  4/12/2017  

 Syria war: US says 'low point' of Russia ties cannot continue  -  BBC News  -  4/12/2017  

 Russia and Iran warn US they will 'respond with force' if red lines crossed in Syria again  -  The Independent  -  4/11/2017  

 ISIL now controls 'less than seven percent of Iraq'  -  Al Jazeera  -  4/11/2017  

 Why Turkey's constitutional referendum on Sunday is such a big deal  -  USA Today  -  4/11/2017  

 Iran Envoy to Jordan summoned after Tehran calls king's statement "foolish and irresponsible"  -  The Jerusalem Post  -  4/11/2017  

 Judith Miller: Trump, Egypt and the future  -  Fox News  -  4/11/2017  

   Is an increasingly powerful Iran trying to make northern Iraq part of its ‘Shi’a crescent’?  -  The Jerusalem Post  -  4/8/2017  

 Syria: US warns Assad over using chemical weapons again  -  The Guardian  -  4/8/2017  

 Russia Recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital – With A Catch  -  Breaking News Israel  -  4/7/2017  

 Syria chemical 'attack': Russia faces fury at UN Security Council  -  BBC News  -  4/5/2017  

 Israel Unveils New Weapon Aimed At Neutralizing Hezbollah’s And Hamas’ Rockets  -  Western Journalism  -  4/4/2017  

 Yemen is fast becoming a global, not regional, problem  -  European Council on Foreign Relations  -  4/4/2017  

 ‘Iran arms manufacturing facilities in Lebanon are new kind of threat’  -  The Jerusalem Post  -  4/3/2017  

 U.S. increasingly sees Iran’s hand in the arming of Bahraini militants  -  The Washington Post  -  4/1/2017  

 White House Accepts ‘Political Reality’ of Assad’s Grip on Power in Syria  -  The New York Times  -  3/31/2017  

 Turkey 'ends' Euphrates Shield campaign in Syria  -  BBC News  -  3/30/2017  

 Mosul lays bare the challenge of asymmetric warfare  -  Fox News  -  3/30/2017  

 Syrian refugees: more than 5m in neighbouring countries now, says UN  -  The Guardian  -  3/30/2017  

 Civilians in western Mosul are being shot at by Isis and Iraqi forces alike  -  The Independent  -  3/28/2017  

 Russia can use Iranian military bases ‘on case by case basis,’ Tehran confirms  -  RT News  -  3/28/2017  

 'Worst is yet to come' with 400,000 trapped in west Mosul: U.N.  -  Reuters  -  3/28/2017  

 'Worst is yet to come' with 400,000 trapped in west Mosul: U.N.  -  Reuters  -  3/28/2017  

 Tensions flare as Greece tells Turkey it is ready to answer any provocation  -  The Guardian -  3/27/2017  

 Trump administration weighs deeper involvement in Yemen war  -  The Washington Post  -  3/26/2017  

 UN secretary-general reaffirms ancient Jewish ties to Jerusalem  - The Times of Israel  -  3/24/2017

 'Worst is yet to come' with 400,000 trapped in west Mosul: U.N.  -  Reuters  -  3/23/2017  

 Turkey is heading for dictatorship, but voters can still turn the tide  -  The Guardian  -  3/23/2017  

 Iran Steps Up Supplies to Houthis, Including 'Kamikaze' Drones  - VOA News  -  3/22/2017  

 Russia summons Israeli ambassador to explain air raids in Syria  -  The Guardian  -  3/19/2017  

 Syrian Kurdish YPG aims to expand force to over 100,000  -  Reuters  -  3/19/2017  

 Analysis Putin Is the Middle East’s New Boss  -  Haaretz  -  3/19/2017  

 Analysys: Missile Clash Above Syria And Israel Indicates The Rules Have Changed In Israel’s War Against Iran  -  Western Journalism  -  3/18/2017  

 Apparent military strike hits Somali refugee vessel off Yemen, killing dozens  -  Then Washington Post  -  3/17/2017  

 Iran pilgrims to join this year's Hajj: Saudi Arabia  -  Al Jazeera  -  3/17/2017  

 Israel Will Not Hesitate to Destroy Syrian Air Defences  -  The Jerusalem Post  -  3/17/2017  

 100,000 flee as Iraqi forces advance in west Mosul  -  Al Jazeera  -  3/15/2017  

 Six decisive points that changed Syria's war  -  BBC News  -  3/15/2017  

 Is this the end of Turkey’s (bad) marriage with Europe?  -  New York Post  -  3/15/2017  

 Middle East experts: Syrian Kurdish safe zones could thwart Iranian threat to Israel  -  Jerusalem On Line  -  3/14/2017  

 Russian special forces sent to back renegade Libyan general – reports  -  The Guardian  -  3/14/2017  

 Katz: Iraqi Hezbollah's Golan Liberation Brigade Increases Iran Risk  -  The Jerusalem Post  -  3/13/2017

 Get to know the Israeli startup that Intel purchased for $15.3 billion  -  Jerusalem On Line  -  3/13/2017

 Turkey row: Why has Erdogan riled Nato allies?  -  BBC News -  3/13/2017

 US general warns of Kremlin interference in Libya amid reports of Russian mercenaries  -  Fox News  -  3/13/2017

 Analysys: Netanyahu Putting Iran on Top, Again  -  The Jerusalem Post  -  3/13/2017

 Trump’s Middle East diplomacy is complicated by Palestinian terror incitement  -  The Washington Post  -  3/12/2017

 Abbas petitions Trump for Palestinian state alongside Israel  - Ynet News -  3/10/2017

 Libyan faction takes fight to eastern commander, exposes oil port defenses  -  Reuters  -  3/9/2017   

 As ISIS loses ground in parts of Iraq, religious minorities join forces  -  Fox News  -  3/9/2017    

 Report: More than 200,000 displaced by Mosul conflict  -  Al Jazeera  -  3/5/2017    

 U.S. Military Deepens Yemen Role With Escalating Strikes Against Al-Qaeda Affiliate  -  Bloomberg  -  3/5/2017    

 Turkey accuses Germany of 'Nazi' practices after ministers are BANNED from German and Dutch referendum rallies as rift between EU nations deepens  -  Daily Mirror  -  3/5/2017    

 Netanyahu to meet Putin, says Iran seeks permanent foothold in Syria  -  Reuters  -  3/5/2017   

 Lebanese media decries Hezbollah coercion  -  Arutz Sheva  -  3/4/2017    

 Palmyra: Russia-backed Syrian army retakes ancient city  -  Al Jazeera  -  3/3/2017    

 Egypt's Hosni Mubarak acquitted over 2011 protester deaths  -  BBC News  -  3/2/2017    

 YPG Kurds collaborate with Syria regime over Manbij  -  Middle East Monitor  -  3/2/2017    

 Russia Tries to Salvage Syria Peace Bid Amid Iran Dispute  -  Bloomberg -  2/28/2017     

 Christians Fear For Their Lives inthe Middle East  -  The Jerusalem Post -  2/27/2017     

 Bombings, air strikes in Syria rattle Geneva peace talks  -  Reuters -  2/26/2017     

 Horror of Mosul where sinkhole became mass grave for 4,000 of Isil's victims  -  The Telegraph  -  2/26/2017     

 153 French MPs call on Hollande to recognize Palestinian state before 2017 presidential election  -  Jerusalem Online -  2/26/2017     

 ELLIOTT ABRAMS: THE U.S. IS FLIRTING WITH DANGER IN LEBANON  -  Newsweek -  2/24/2017  

 Egypt's Christians flee Sinai amid Islamic State killing spree  -  Reuters -  2/24/2017     

 The US intervention in Libya was a key turning point for Putin in his attitude toward the US  -  Business Insider -  2/24/2017     

 Iraqi jets strike Islamic State in Syria for first time as troops advance in Mosul  -  The Washington Post  -  2/24/2017     

 Erdogan says end goal of Turkish operation in Syria is Raqqa  -  Reuters -  2/12/2017     

 SPANISH COURTS TO TRY BDS LEADERS OF MATISYAHU BOYCOTT  -  The Jerusalem Post -  2/12/2017    

 Syria conflict: What is at stake in the battle of al-Bab?  -  BBC News -  2/11/2017    

 New rebel alliance vows war against Syria regime  -  Middle East Monitor -  2/10/2017    

 Trump presidency heralds new era of closer ties with Egypt  -  Reuters -  2/10/2017    

 Israel permanently downgrades its ties to New Zealand, Senegal  -  The Times Of Israel  -  2/10/2017

 US defense, intel warn against designating Iran’s Revolutionary Guards as terrorist group  -  RT  -  2/6/2017

 A senior Iranian official threatened to target Israel immediately if the US attacks the Islamic Republic  -  United With Israell -  2/6/2017

 Winners and losers in Iraq’s struggle for supremacy  -  Arab News -  2/5/2017   

 Trump wants to push back against Iran, but Iran is now more powerful than ever  -  The Washington Post  -  2/5/2017

 BEHIND THE LINES: THE MIRAGE OF THE MIDEAST’S ‘MODERATE’ ALLIANCE  -  The Jerusalem Post -  2/4/2017

 U.S. Hits Iran With Sanctions, Drawing Threat from Tehran  -  The Wall Street Journal -  2/3/2017

 Trump to Israel: Settlements ‘may not help’ achieve peace in the Middle East  -  Fox News -  2/3/2017

 No end in sight to Syria's savage sieges despite truce talks  -  Fox News -  2/3/2017

 Turkey’s purges are hitting its business class  -  The Economist -  2/3/2017

 EU leaders ink deal to stem refugee flow from Libya  -  Al Jazeera -  2/3/2017

 Disgraced Iraq human rights lawyer Phil Shiner struck off over false abuse claims against British troops  -  The Telegraph -  2/2/2017

 Global Freedom in Decline, But Israel Remains Only Free State in Mideast: Report  -  Breaking Israel News -  2/2/2017

 American Jews’ declining attachment to Israel  -  YNET News -  1/28/2017

 Syria Islamist factions, including former al Qaeda branch, join forces: statement  -  Reuters -  1/28/2017

 ANALYSIS: HEZBOLLAH'S ROAD TO REGAINING LEGITIMACY GOES THROUGH ISRAEL  -  The Jerusalem Post -  1/26/2017

 Eastern Mosul liberated from ISIS, Iraqi PM says  -  CNN  -  1/24/2017

 Astana joint statement by Iran, Russia, Turkey: in full  -  Al Jazeera  -  1/24/2017

 Syria Talks in Kazakhstan Get Rough Start  -  The Wall Strret Journal  -  1/23/2017

 Netanyahu Warns Lawmakers: 'Surprises' for Trump Could Harm Israel  -  Haaretz  -  1/23/2017

 Glad to see Obama go, Gulf Arabs expect Trump to counter Iran  -  Reuters  -  1/23/2017

 Turkey's President Erdogan wins power-boosting vote  -  BBC News  -  1/21/2017

 Iran Has Changed, But For The Worse  -  Forbes  -  1/21/2017

 650-mile trench stakes out claim for bigger Kurdish territory in Iraq  -  The Guardian  -  1/20/2017

 Israel-Palestinian conflict: Summit warns against unilateral actions  -  BBC News  -  1/15/2017

 UK signals closeness to Trump with snub to French Middle East summit  -  The Guardian  -  1/15/2017

 Houthi forces ambush Saudi convoy west of Taiz: video  -  Al-Masdar News  -  1/15/2017

 India can play a ‘key role’ in economic transformation of Saudi Arabia: Envoy  -  Arab News  -  1/15/2017

 Palestinian political factions reject Paris peace talks  -  Al Bawaba  -  1/15/2017

 Syria war: Dozens dead in IS attack on Deir al-Zourl  -  BBC News  -  1/14/2017

 Russia woos top Libyan military chief  -  The National  -  1/14/2017

 Aoun’s message to Arabs: Lebanon is a helpless country -  Arab News  -  1/14/2017

 Iran repopulates Syria with Shia Muslims to help tighten regime's contro l -  The Guardian  -  1/13/2017

 Turkey will only withdraw troops from Cyprus if Greece does the same, Turkish president Erdogan warns -  The Telegraph  -  1/13/2017  

 Turkey questions U.S.-led coalition presence at Incirlik air base -  Reuters  -  1/13/2017  

 Battle for Mosul: Who controls what -  Al Jazeera  -  1/12/2017  

 Iraq's Yazidi community clings to homeland amid genocide -  Fox News  -  1/12/2017  

 Iran after Rafsanjani -  Reuters  -  1/11/2017  

 Iraqi forces advance in Mosul but civilian toll mounts -  Reuters  -  1/10/2017  

 Saudi unblocks military aid to Lebanon: Lebanese source -  The Daily Star  -  1/10/2017  

 Turkey questions U.S.-led coalition presence at Incirlik air base -  Reuters  -  1/5/2017  

 Saudi-led naval blockade leaves 20m Yemenis facing humanitarian disaster -  The Guardian  -  1/5/2017

 There’s a battle in Iran over the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps business empire -  The Washington Post  -  1/5/2017

 How blood feud is growing among the Syrian youth -  Al Jazeera  -  1/1/2017      

 Netanyahu, Putin speak for second time in a week -  The Jerusalem Post  -  12/31/2016  

 Caution marks Iraqi army advance against Islamic State north of Mosul -  Reuters  -  12/31/2016  

 Bleak, depressing reality for young Arabs in Middle East, report finds -  CNN  -  12/30/2016  

 Theresa May Scolds Kerry for Focus on Israel Settlements -  The New York Times  -  12/30/2016       

 Bleak, depressing reality for young Arabs in Middle East, report finds -  CNN  -  12/30/2016  

 Turkey ‘will never allow’ creation of new state in northern Syria, Erdogan -  RT News  -  12/24/2016  

 Putin orders expansion of Russia’s naval base in Syria  -  MEMO  -  12/24/2016 

 Mosul battle resumes after halt, army, coalition pound north and south  -  Iraqi News  -  12/24/2016 

 The United States just made Middle East peace harder  -  The Washington Post  -  12/23/2016 

 US abstains in key Israel vote, clearing way for condemnation of settlements  -  The Jerusalem Post  -  12/23/2016

 Barack Obama failed to grasp the need for deterrence in Syria, but it's too late to intervene now  -  The Telegraph  -  12/23/2016

 Turkey’s Erdogan Is Turning Into a Strongman  -  The Wall Strreet Journal  -  12/23/2016

 Trump and Sisi discuss Middle East peace  -  Arutz Sheva  -  12/23/2016 

 ISIL video shows 'Turkish soldiers burned alive'  -  Al Jazeera  -  12/23/2016

 U.S. more than doubles reward for Islamic State leader al-Baghdadi  -  USA Today  -  12/17/2016

 Aleppo: ‘House-to-house murder’ of civilians under way as Syrian city falls to Assad, warns David Miliband  -  The Independent  -  12/17/2016

 Iran threatens Bahrain, Yemen with ‘Islamic conquest’ like Aleppo  - MEMO  -  12/17/2016

 Ban Ki-moon admits UN's Israel bias  -  YNET News  -  12/17/2016

 Syria conflict: Fierce fighting halts Aleppo evacuation  -  BBC News  -  12/17/2016

 Hezbollah paper attacks Hamas’ position on Aleppo  -  MEMO  -  12/16/2016

 Syria conflict: Fierce fighting halts Aleppo evacuation  -  BBC News  -  12/14/2016

 Barack Obama wanted the Middle East to solve its own problems. Aleppo shows it can't  - The Telegraph  -  12/14/2016

 Oil prices rise as Middle East producers confirm supply cuts  -  Reuters  -  12/13/2016

 Iranian adversary reveals it bought $5 billion of weapons from Israel -  The Jerusalem Post  -  12/13/2016

 Aleppo battle: Calls to spare lives as fighting nears end  -  BBC News  -  12/13/2016

 How Al Jazeera Further Damaged the Fast-deteriorating Egypt-Qatar Relationship  -  Haaretz  -  12/13/2016

 2.2 million Yemen children acutely malnourished — UN  - Gulf News  -  12/13/2016

 Listen Closely: Donald Trump Proposes Big Mideast Strategy Shift  -  The Wall Street Journal  -  12/12/2016

 No respite for Libya after Islamic State driven from coastal city  -  Reuters  -  12/8/2016

 UK foreign minister: Saudi, Iran stoking proxy wars in Mideast  -  The Jerusalem Post  -  12/8/2016

 Mr. Trump, please act quickly to help Iraqi Christians on the brink of extinction  -  Fox News  -  12/8/2016

 How Iran closed the Mosul 'horseshoe' and changed Iraq war  -  Reuters  -  12/7/2016

 Yemen conflict: UN official accuses world of ignoring crisis  -  BBC News  -  12/6/2016

 Saudi court sentences 15 to death on charges of spying for Iran  -  The Jerusalem Post  -  12/6/2016

 Libya: Rival militias in deadly clashes in Tripoli  -  BBC News  -  12/2/2016

 Hezbollah vs ISIS vs Israel  -  The Jerusalem Post  -  12/2/2016

 Dodging death in East Aleppo as a journalist  -  Al Jazeera  -  12/2/2016

 IS conflict: 1,950 Iraq security forces killed in November  -  BBC News  -  12/1/2016

 Russia demands explanation after Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatens to topple 'tyrant' Bashar Assad  -  The Telegraph  -  11/30/2016

 Israeli Jets Attack Near Damascus, Syria Confirms; 'Hezbollah Arms Targeted'  -  Haaretz  -  11/30/2016

 Aleppo: Up to 20,000 flee as government advances  -  AL Jazeera  -  11/30/2016

 Why Saudi Arabia surprised the skeptics with an OPEC deal  - CNBC  -  11/30/2016

 Libya’s Hollow Victory Over the Islamic State  -  Foreign Policy  -  11/28/2016

 Saudi Arabia tells Egypt to dismiss its foreign minister to end their dispute  -  Middle East Monitor  -  11/28/2016

 Israel fires: Al-Qaeda linked Palestinian militant group 'claims responsibility' for devastating Haifa blaze  -  The Independent  -  11/25/2016

 Israelis open their homes to shelter evacuees from wildfires  -  The Jerusalem Post  -  11/25/2016

 Migrant crisis: Turkey threatens EU with new surge  -  BBC News  -  11/25/2016

 Syria's war: Aleppo residents '10 days from starvation'  - Al Jazeera -  11/25/2016

 Islamic State claims suicide truck bomb that killed about 100 in Iraq, mostly Iranian Shi'ite pilgrims  -  Reuters  -  11/24/2016

 Syria: Aleppo pounded by 'heaviest bombardment' since war began  -  CNN  -  11/19/2016

 MP unveils Baghdad-Ankara agreement limiting al-Hashed al-Shaabi combat role  -  Iraqi News  -  11/20/2016

 Middle Eastern States Fight Each Other Like There's No ISIS  -  Haaretz  -  11/19/2016

 How the Iranian-Saudi Proxy Struggle Tore Apart the Middle Eastl  -  The New York Times  -  11/19/2016

 Saudi-led coalition begins 48-hour truce in Yemen  -  Al Jazeera  -  11/19/2016

 Iraqi forces recapture key air base near Mosul  -  CNN  -  11/17/2016

 'It is our Judgement Day': Assad and Russia pound rebel-held Syria with air strikes in renewed offensive  -  Independent  -  11/17/2016

 Fighting rages in Yemen ahead of truce  -  Gulf News  -  11/17/2016

 Syria conflict: Kurdish YPG militia to leave Manbij  -  BBC News  -  11/16/2016

  Syria conflict: Kurdish YPG militia to leave Manbij  -  The Daily Star  -  11/15/2016  -  BBC News  -  11/16/2016

 Russian warships arrive off Syria as regime regains Aleppo areas  -  Sky News  -  11/12/2016

 Donald Trump Likely to End Aid for Rebels Fighting Syrian Government  -  The New York Times  -  11/11/2016

 Mosul battle: IS hangs bodies of 40 civilians from poles in Iraqi city, UN says  -  BBC Newsl  -  11/11/2016

 Iran to Sign $6 Billion Gas-Field Deal With Total, CNPC  -  The Wall Strret Journal  -  11/7/2016

 Troops and civilians suffer dearly as battle with ISIS goes urban  -  CBS News  -  11/7/2016

 Saudi oil shipments to Egypt halted indefinitely, Egyptian officials say  -  Reuters  -  11/7/2016

 Mosul battle: 100 decapitated bodies in mass grave  -  Al Jazeera  -  11/7/2016

 Behind the lines: Iran and Turkey jostling for power in Iraq  -  The Jerusalem Post  -  11/5/2016

 Why Egypt just let its currency crash by 48%  -  CNN Money  -  11/3/2016

 Syria's U.S.-backed SDF says no to Turkish role in Raqqa operation  -  Reuters  -  11/3/2016

 Turkey will be ‘dismantled’ if invades Iraq, Baghdad warns over Ankara build-up at border  -  RT  -  11/2/2016

 In Muhammad Dahlan’s Ascent, a Proxy Battle for Legitimacy  -  The New York Times  -  11/2/2016

 Russia tells rebels to leave Syria's Aleppo by Friday evening  -  Yahoo News  -  11/2/2016

 ‘We Don’t Owe Anyone’: Egypt Jousts With Its Chief Benefactor, Saudi Arabia  -  The New York Times  -  11/1/2016

 How Iran’s pet terrorists won Lebanon  -  New York Post  -  11/1/2016

 Lebanon chooses a president supported by Iran and Hezbollah  -  USA Today  -  11/1/2016

 Mosul Iraq battle: 'Tens of thousands of civilians' used as IS human shields  -  BBC News  -  10/28/2016

 In Lebanon deal, Iran wins and Saudi retreats  -  Reuters  -  10/26/2016

 Syrian Civil War Fast Facts  -  CNN  -  10/26/2016

 Battle for Mosul: Why Turkey Is Bombing Anti-ISIS Fighters in Iraq, Syria  -  NBC News  -  10/23/2016

 Battle for Mosul: Turkey confirms military involvement  -  Al Jazeera  -  10/23/2016   

 Kremlin says all of Syria must be “liberated”  -  CBS News  -  10/23/2016   

 Yemen raids intensify as UN call to extend truce ignored  -  Yahoo News  -  10/23/2016   

 Israel Asks Russia to Revise Military Coordination Due to New Russian S-300 Missiles in Syria  -  Haaretz  -  10/16/2016   

 Syria war: Turkish-backed rebels seize Dabiq from ISIL  -  Al Jazeera  -  10/16/2016   

 Egypt Retaliates After Losing 12 Soldiers, Kills Over 100 Militants in Sinai  -  Haaretz  -  10/15/2016   

 Blow to Libya unity government as rival seizes offices  -  Yahoo News  -  10/15/2016   

 Egypt Retaliates After Losing 12 Soldiers, Kills Over 100 Militants in Sinai  -  Haaretz  -  10/15/2016   

 Battle for Mosul: A row between Turkey and Iraq could derail the offensive  -  BBC News  -  10/13/2016   

 Iran deploys warships off Yemen after US, Houthis trade fire  - Fox News  -  10/13/2016   

 Putin: West responsible for Middle East instability and terrorism in Europe  -  RT  -  10/12/2016     -  Haaretz  -  10/16/2016   

 Russia-Turkey thaw? Putin, Erdogan sign gas pipeline deal  -  Fox News  -  10/10/2016   

 U.S. Navy Ship Comes Under Fire Near Yemen  -  The New York Times  -  10/10/2016

 Isis recruiting violent criminals and gang members across Europe in dangerous new ‘crime-terror nexus’  -  Independent  -  10/10/2016

 The Roots of America’s Mideast Delusion  -  The Wall Strret Journal  -  10/8/2016   

 With Only Bad Options in Syria, US Reluctant to Alter Course  -  ABC News  -  10/8/2016   

 82 killed & 534 injured after reported Saudi-led airstrike hits funeral in Yemen  -  RT  -  10/8/2016       

 Britain suspends aid to PA over terror funding  -  Arutz Sheva  -  10/8/2016

 Signs of Iranian weakness?  -  The Jerusalem Post  -  10/7/2016   

 Now it can be revealed: How Netanyahu stopped Peres's final push for peace  -  The Jerusalem Post  -  10/2/2016   

 Syria conflict: Aleppo bombing shuts largest hospital  -  BBC News  -  10/2/2016        

 Russia warns US not to attack Syrian regime  -  CNN  -  10/2/2016   

 Turkey extends mandate for troops in Iraq, Syria  -  Yahoo News  -  10/1/2016   

 Analysis: Conflicting messages from the Peres funeral  -  The Jerusalem Post  -  9/30/2016   

 Syria airstTurkey closes 20 TV and radio stations in post-coup clampdown  -  The Guardian  -  9/30/2016   

 Jordan’s King Abdullah: US ‘thinks it knows the Middle East better than we do ourselves’  -  The Independent  -  9/26/2016   

 Syria airstrikes kill 85 in Aleppo on Sunday, activists say  -  CNN  -  9/25/2016   

 Jordan writer in blasphemy case Nahid Hattar killed  -  BBC News  -  9/25/2016   

 Russia winning in Middle East: How Putin outmanoeuvred U.S. with foray into Syria  -  National Post  -  9/23/2016   

 Syria conflict: UN suspends all aid after convoy hit  -  BBC News  -  9/20/2016   

 Syria conflict: US air strikes 'kill dozens of government troops'  -  Haaretz  -  9/17/2016   

 IDF braces for more violence after five weekend terrorist attacks'  - The Jerusalem Post  -  9/17/2016  

 US special forces deploy to Syria to back Turkey  -  The Times of Israel  -  9/16/2016   

 Landmark defense deal for Israel signed in Washington  - The Jerusalem Post  -  9/14/2016   

 Iran Tells US Navy: Go to the Bay of Pigs; The Persian Gulf Is Ours  -  CNS News -  9/14/2016  

 Landmark defense deal for Israel signed in Washington  - The Jerusalem Post  -  9/14/2016   

 Turkey Formally Requests Extradition of Cleric Gulen From US  -  ABC New  -  9/13/2016   

 Assad defiant as Syrian cease-fire begins  -  USA Today  -  9/12/2016    landmark defence deal signed

 Seizure of Libya oil terminals sparks call for military action  -  The Guardian  -  9/11/2016   

 Turkey replaces 28 mayors, sparking outcry, protests  -  CNN  -  9/11/2016   

 Minister: Jordan at ‘saturation point’ in dealing with refugee crisis  -  Al Bawaba  -  9/11/2016   

 Saudi Arabia and Iran accuse each other of not really being Muslim  -  The Washington Post  -  9/7/2016   

 CIA chief doubts Syria and Iraq 'can be put back together again'  - CNN  -  9/7/2016

 Islamic State group: Turkey and US 'ready to invade capital'  -  BBC News  -  9/7/2016

 Israel girds for Golan war with Iran, Hezbollah  -  UPI  -  9/6/2016

 IS conflict: Turkey sends more tanks into Syria  -  BBC News  -  9/3/2016

 Diplomacy: How Turkey’s advance into Syria impacts Israel  -  The Jerusalem Post  -  9/3/2016

 The bloody battle in Yemen shows Iran is intent on dominating the Middle East  -  The Telegraph  -  9/2/2016

 Saudi urges ‘great nation’ Iran to change its policies  -  Al Arabiya  -  9/2/2016

 Pentagon calls on Turkey and Syrian Kurds to stop fighting  -  Fox News  -  8/29/2016

 Iraq asks Saudi Arabia to replace ambassador  -  Al Jazeera  -  8/29/2016

 Suicide Attack Kills Scores of Military Recruits in Aden, Yemen  - The New York Times  -  8/29/2016

 Three Reasons Why Russia, Iran and Turkey Should Foster Political, Military Ties  -  The Guardian  -  8/27/2016

 Turkey targets Kurdish forces south of Syria's Jarablus  -  Al Jazeera  -  8/27/2016

 Saudi desire for peace in Yemen  -  Arab News  -  8/27/2016

 Syria’s Paradox: Why the War  -  The New York Times  -  8/27/2016

 Turkey sends tanks into Syria in operation aimed at Isis and Kurds  -  The Guardian  -  8/24/2016

 Syria Kurds win battle with government, Turkey mobilizes against them  -  Reuters  -  8/23/2016

 Yemen crisis: Oxfam critical of UK-Saudi arms deals  -  BBC News  -  8/23/2016 

 Rebranded Nusra Front Uniting Syria's Rebels  -  Sky News  -  8/18/2016

 Inside ISIS’ Last Bastion in Libya  -  Time  -  8/18/2016

 Hezbollah’s Conundrum: Fighting Other Jihadists, Not Israel  -  The Wall Street Journal  -  8/18/2016

 Turkey explosion: At least 11 killed and more than 200 injured   -  The Independent  -  8/18/2016

 Washington transfers 15 Guantanamo prisoners to UAE  -  Al Jazeera  -  8/16/2016

 Russia planning permanent presence in Syria  -  Arutz Sheva  -  8/11/2016

 Turkey's Erdogan to US: Hand over exiled cleric Gulen  -  CNN  -  8/11/2016

 Renewed Yemeni fighting points to society broken beyond repair  -  Yahoo News  -  8/11/2016

 Egypt on Cusp of $12 Billion IMF Aid Seen Prelude to Devaluation  -  Bloomberg News  -  8/11/2016

 Putin Pledges to Ease Turkey Sanctions During Erdogan Meeting  -  The Wall Street Journal  -  8/9/2016

 France's super jihadi and the teenage girl trapped in Syria  -  CNN  - 8/9/2016

 Air strikes on Yemen capital resume, civilians killed  -  Al Jazeera  - 8/9/2016

 Iran ex-president writes to Obama demanding frozen funds  -  Yahoo News  - 8/8/2016

 Eight Hezbollah fighters killed in Syria's Aleppo -  The Daily Star  - 8/7/2016

 Leader of ISIS in Egypt's Sinai killed by air force, sources confirm  -  Fox News  - 8/4/2016

 Iran hangs 20 over 'armed attacks'  -  BBC News  - 8/4/2016

 How a Secretive Branch of ISIS Built a Global Network of Killers  - The New York Times  -  8/3/2016

 Syrian Nusra Front announces split from al-Qaeda  -  BBC News  - 7/29/2016

 Turkey, once the great hope of the Middle East, is left weak and unstable  -  The Independent  - 7/29/2016

 US Coalition Airstrikes Kill at Least 28 Civilians in Syria, Say Activists  -  ABC News  -  7/29/2016

 Yemen's Houthi rebels announce alliance with ousted president  -  Fox News  - 7/28/2016

 Turkey sacks 15,000 education workers in purge after failed coup  -  The Guardian  - 7/19/2016

 Turkey coup could threaten country's Nato membership, suggests John Kerry  -  The Independent  - 7/18/2016

 These countries are losing millions of tourists because of attacks  - CNN Money  - 7/18/2016

 Iran hardliners gain authority in backlash that could sideline Rouhani  - Yahoo News  - 7/18/2016

 Third Lebanon-Israel War: Not ‘If’ But ‘When’  -  Observer  - 7/15/2016

 Saudi talk of 'regime change' takes hostility to Iran to new level  -  The Guardian  - 7/12/2016

 Ten years on, is Hezbollah prepared for another war with Israel?  -  BBC News  - 7/12/2016

 Russian forces are the latest to travel on Syria's Roman road to barbarity  -  The Independent  - 7/10/2016

 Iran, Once Quiet About Its Casualties in Syria and Iraq, Now Glorifies Them  -  The New York Times  -  7/9/2016 

 Iranian commander: Missiles ready for the ‘annihilation’ of Israel  -  The Jerusalem Post  -  7/8/2016 

 Palestinian Man Stabs and Kills 13-year-old Israeli Girl Asleep in Her West Bank Home  -  Haaretz  -  6/30/2016

 Israeli Leftists Nearly Lynched Trying to Celebrate Ramadan  - Israel Today -  6/30/2016

 US, Iraqi strikes kill at least 250 ISIS fighters in Iraq convoys  -  Fox News -  6/30/2016

 Iran covertly recruits Afghan Shias to fight in Syria  -  The Guardianl  -  6/30/2016

 Turkey plays diplomatic chess in Middle East  -  BBC News  -  6/29/2016

 Turkish President Apologizes Over Downing of Russian Plane, Kremlin Says  -  Wall Street Journal  -  6/27/2016

 Israel, Turkey strike deal to normalize ties  -  CNN  -  6/27/2016

 Hezbollah Chief: Our Budget, Income, Weapons All Come From Iran  -  CNS News  -  6/27/2016

 Libya PM says only united military can defeat Daesh  -  Gulf News  -  6/27/2016

 Yemen crisis: Who is fighting whom?  -  BBC News  -  6/26/2016

 Iraqi commander: Fallujah 'fully liberated' from ISIS  -  Fox News  -  6/26/2016

 Israel and Turkey: Walking on eggshells  -  The Jerusalem Post  -  6/25/2016

 Hezbollah vows to increase presence in Syria’s Aleppo  -  AL Arabiya  -  6/25/2016

 Jordan blocks Syria border leaving thousands of refugees in the desert - including hundreds of pregnant women  -  Albawaba  -  6/22/2016

 Assault on Raqqa: Syrian and Russian jets hit Tabqa  -  AL Jazeera  -  6/19/2016

 Iraq faces humanitarian disaster after Fallujah breakthrough  -  Yahoo News  -  6/19/2016

 Islamists attack Radiohead fans at Turkish release party  -  CNN  -  6/19/2016

 Mohammed Morsi: Egypt's former president given life in spying case  -  BBC News  -  6/18/2016

 Goldman Accused of Giving Libya Officials Gifts to Win Influence  -  Bloomberg  -  6/13/2016

 An insight into radicalization in Jordan  -  AlBawaba  -  6/13/2016

 Qatar convicts Dutch woman held 'after being raped'  -  BBC News  -  6/13/2016

 Four Killed, Six Wounded in Shooting Attack at Tel Aviv Shopping Center  -  Haaretz  -  6/8/2016

 Turkey's President Erdogan Calls Women Who Work 'Half Persons'  -  NBC News  -  6/8/2016

 U.N. blacklists Saudi Arabia for killing kids in Yemen, then reverses decision  -  USA Today  -  6/8/2016

 Netanyahu: Deepening ties with Russia important for Israel’s security  -  The Jerusalem Post  -  6/5/2016

 Iran's top leader weighs in on working with U.S. against ISIS  -  ABC News  -  6/3/2016

 Iran-Saudi tensions erupt in 'cyberwar'  -  BBC News  -  6/3/2016

 In fighting ISIS, Iraq’s Shiite militias threaten to ignite a sectarian mess  -  The Wahington Post  -  6/2/2016

 Amid Heavy Clashes in Fallujah, Fears Rise for Civilians  -  ABC News  -  5/31/2016

 Former Miss Turkey found guilty for insulting Erdogan  -  ABC Al Jazeera  -  5/31/2016

 Dozens killed in bombing of national hospital in Idlib  -  The Guardian  -  5/31/2016

 Liberman: Unity of the nation precedes wholeness of the land  -  Arutz Sheva  -  5/31/2016

 Iran Bars Pilgrims From Traveling to Mecca for Hajj  -  The New York Times  -  5/29/2016

 Jihadists unleash death squads as Iraqi forces advance on stronghold of Fallujah  -  Independent  -  5/24/2016

 Saudi Arabia’s New Oil Plan Shows It’s Just Not That Into OPEC  -  Bloomberg  -  5/23/2016

 Yemen suicide bombers kill scores in Aden  -  The Guardian  -  5/23/2016

 Israeli defense minister resigns in political shake-up  -  CNN  -  5/20/2016  

 Russia proposes joint airstrikes with U.S.-led coalition in Syria -  The Washington Post  -  5/20/2016  

 Turkey Moves to Prosecute Most Pro-Kurdish Party Lawmakers -   Bloomberg News  -  5/20/2016  

 Iraqi police fire on protesters as unrest deepens in Baghdad  -  Financial News  -  5/20/2016  

 Political storm in Iran as Rafsanjani's daughter meets Bahai leader  -  BBC News  -  5/18/2016 

 Russia Remains Determined To Stop Israel-Turkey Pipeline Deal  -  Yahoo Finance  -  5/18/2016 

 Yemen PM rejects Houthis’ proposal for unity govt  -  Al Arabiya  -  5/18/2016 

 Hell on Earth: Life Under ISIS in Libya  -  The Daily Beast  -  5/18/2016

 Analysis: The Syrian war has exposed Hezbollah to assassinations  -  The Jerusalem Post  -  5/17/2016 

 Senate Passes Bill Exposing Saudi Arabia to 9/11 Legal Claims  -  The New York Times  -  5/17/2016 

 Hezbollah commander Badreddine killed in Syria  -  BBC News  -  5/13/2016

 ISIS claims more Iraq attacks, killing 20 at coffee shop, checkpoint  -  CNN  -  5/13/2016 

 Eight Turkish soldiers killed in fighting with rebels, helicopter crash  -  Fox News  -  5/13/2016 

 Analysis: Saying ‘non’ to the French  -  The Jerusalem Post  -  5/13/2016 

 Mohammed bin Salman: the prince trying to wean Saudi Arabia off oil  -  The Guardian  -  5/13/2016

 ISIS says it's behind Iraq blasts that kill scores  -  CNN  -  5/11/2016

 What’s driving Saudi Arabia’s shake-up — and it’s not just oil  -  Market Watch  -  5/11/2016 

 Saudi's New Oil Boss Vows to Maintain Policy  -  Bloomberg News  -  5/8/2016

 Al Qaeda chief tells jihadist fighters in Syria: Unite or die  -  Yahoo News  -  5/8/2016

 Turkey and Iraq convulse: Bad news for Iran  -  Al Arabya  -  5/8/2016

 Gunmen kill 8 police officers in Egypt  -  Fox News  -  5/8/2016

 US government admits deploying troops in Yemen  -  Al Jazeera  -  5/7/2016

 Turkey’s prime minister resigns amid high-level rifts and deepening crises  -  The Washington Post -  5/5/2016

 Confident Saudi Arabia Raises Oil Prices For Asian Markets  -  Oil Price.com  -  5/5/2016

 Iranian commander threatens to close Strait of Hormuz to US -  Yahoo News -  5/4/2016

 Aleppo: Push to include battered city in Syria truce  -  Al Jazeera -  5/2/2016

 At least 61 killed in Aleppo airstrikes, including Doctors Without Borders staff, patients  -  Fox News -  4/28/2016

 Oil fallout: Laid off Saudi workers torch buses  -  CNN Money -  5/2/2016

 Iraq protests disband after ISIS bombings kill at least 52 people  -  Fox News -  5/1/2016

 Turkey: 'IS' link to deadly Gaziantep blast  -  BBC News -  5/1/2016

 At least 61 killed in Aleppo airstrikes, including Doctors Without Borders staff, patients  -  Fox News -  4/28/2016

 Turkey sentences journalists to 2 years in jail for reprinting Charlie Hebdo cover  -  The Jerusalem Post -  4/28/2016

 Iraq shuts Al-Jazeera bureau for 'instigating violence'  -  Yahoo News -  4/28/2016

 At least 61 killed in Aleppo airstrikes, including Doctors Without Borders staff, patients  -  Fox News -  4/28/2016

 Why US is Concerned About Yielding Its Key Ally to Russia  - Sputnik News -  4/24/2016

 Fighting erupts in Iraq, and the Islamic State isn’t part of it  -  The Washington Post  Sputnik  -  4/24/2016

 Syria conflict: Obama rules out ground troops for Syria  -  BBC News -  4/24/2016

 Kurdish forces to keep areas taken from Syrian government forces truce  -  Reuters -  4/24/2016

 Kurds and Syrian Forces Clash, Adding Wrinkle to War  -  The New York Times  -  4/21/2016

 Iran will continue provoking us  -  The Washington Post  -  4/21/2016

 Kurds and Syrian Forces Clash, Adding Wrinkle to War  -  The New York Times  -  4/21/2016

 US-Saudi relations ‘changed forever’  -  Arab News  -  4/21/2016

 ISIS Executes At Least 250 Women For Refusing ‘Temporary Marriage’ In Iraq’s Mosul  -  International Business Times  -  4/21/2016

 Jordan recalls Ambassador to Iran  -  Albawaba  -  4/18/2016

 The last battle, The long fight to retake Iraq’s second-biggest city, Mosul, has begun  -  The Economist  -  4/16/2016

 Iran will not attend Doha oil freeze talks on Sunday: sources  -  Reuters  -  4/16/2016

 As oil output falls, Libya is on the verge of economic collapse  -  The Washington Post  -  4/16/2016

 Saudi Arabia Warns of Economic Fallout if Congress Passes 9/11 Bill  -  The NewYork Times  -  4/15/2016

 Shia leaders in two countries struggle for control over Iraqi state  -  The Guardian  -  4/15/2016

 Iran's Soleimani in Russia for talks on Syria, missiles: sources  -  Reuters  -  4/15/2016

 Shia leaders in two countries struggle for control over Iraqi state  -  The Guardian  -  4/15/2016

 Kuwait academic charged with blasphemy over TV interview  -  BBC News  -  4/14/2016

 Iran's Special Forces reportedly suffering heavy losses in Syria  -  The Jerusalem Post  -  4/14/2016

 Who will take on ISIL in Libya?  -  Al Jazeera  -  4/14/2016

 Syria conflict: Russian helicopter crashes, killing two crew  -  BBC News  -  4/12/2016

 Weeks after ‘pullout’ from Syria, Russian military is as busy as ever  -  The Washington Post  -  4/12/2016

 As Islamic State is pushed back in Iraq, worries about what's next  -  Reuters  -  4/12/2016

 Opulence and paranoia as Saudi king visits Turkey  -  The Guardian  -  4/12/2016    

 UAE: Tourist locked up ‘for refusing to talk to men’  -  News.com  -  4/12/2016    

 Egypt Informed Israel in Advance of Plan to Hand Over Red Sea Islands to Saudis  -  Al Jazeera  -  4/11/2016

 Iraqi forces oust ISIL from key Anbar town  -  Al Jazeera  -  4/8/2016

 Israelis warned to leave Turkey 'immediately'  -  Arutz Sheva  -  4/8/2016

 Saudi King announces go-ahead for long delayed Red Sea bridge to Egypt  -  ABC News  -  4/8/2016

 ISIS vehicles hunted & destroyed by Russian Mi-28 helicopters in Syrian desert  -  Reuters  -  4/7/2016

 Iraq: Falluja residents trapped by IS 'starving'  -  BBC News  -  4/7/2016

 How Iran and the Nuclear Deal Stoke Negative Perceptions of the U.S.  -  The Wall Street Journal  -  4/7/2016

 Iran never to allow Syria partition: IRGC chief  -  Press TV  -  4/5/2016

 Saudi Arabia's bitter Lebanese divorce  -  Reuters  -  4/5/2016

 Saudi Arabia passes Russia as world’s third biggest military spender  -  The Washington Post  -  4/5/2016

 US seizes thousands of Iranian weapons, including grenade launchers, in Arabian Sea  -  Fox News  -  4/4/2016

  Iran's Khamenei: Missiles are part of the future  -  Al Jazeera  -  4/4/2016

 Syria war: 'Islamic State' loses al-Qaryatain to government forces  -  BBC News  -  4/4/2016

 Iran deploys special forces to Syria  -  The Jerusalem Post  -  4/4/2016

 Iran the Eternal Enemy  -  The World Post  -  4/4/2016

 Saudi Arabia preventing Iranian oil tankers from entering its waters   -  Reuters  -  4/4/2016

 Iran's Khamenei: Missiles are part of the future  -  BBC News  -  3/30/2016 

 Old Brotherhood cries foul as internal elections banned  -  The Jordan Times  -  3/29/2016 

 How Russian special forces are shaping the fight in Syria  -  The Washington Post  -  3/29/2016 

 Iraq: Muqtada al-Sadr's Green Zone demonstration  -  Al Jazeera  -  3/29/2016 

 Many millions of Muslims 'fundamentally incompatible with the modern world', says Tony Blair  -  The Independent  -  3/28/2016 

 Syria civil war: Assad hails Palmyra recapture from IS  -  BBC News  -  3/27/2016 

 ISIL suicide attackers storm army base in Iraq  - Al Jazeera  -  3/27/2016 

 Jordan's king accuses Turkey of sending terrorists to Europe  -  Middle East Eye  -  3/25/2016

 Jordan's king accuses Turkey of sending terrorists to Europe  -  Middle East Eye  -  3/25/2016

 Iraq launches operation to pave way for Mosul assault  -  CBS News  -  3/24/2016

 Syrian Forces Enter ISIS-Held Palmyra  -  The Guardian  -  3/24/2016

 Massive US airstrike in Yemen kills 'dozens' of people, Pentagon says  -  The Guardian  -  3/22/2016

 IS suffers blows in Iraq, Syria but still launches attacks  -  Yahoo News  -  3/20/2016

 Turkish official fired after wishing death on Israelis hurt in bombing  -  The Times of Israel  -  3/20/2016

 Egypt: 'IS attack' kills 13 policemen in Sinai  -  BBC News  -  3/19/2016

 Kurds want lands they control in Syria to become federation under Damascus  -  RT News  -  3/16/2016

 Hamas delegation to Egypt fails to improve relations, report says  -  The Jerusalem Post  -  3/16/2016

 Saudi-led air strikes kill 41 civilians in Yemen: health official  -  Yahoo News  -  3/16/2016-

 Syria conflict: Russia's Putin orders 'main part' of forces out  -  BBC News  -  3/14/2016

 How Barack Obama turned his back on Saudi Arabia and its Sunni allies  -  The Independent  -  3/14/2016

 Blast in Turkish capital of Ankara kills at least 27  -  CNN News  -  3/13/2016

 Iraq runs out of money to take on Islamic State  -  The Telegraph  -  3/13/2016

 Arab League brands Hezbollah a terrorist organisation  -  BBC News  -  3/11/2016

 Calls grow to label attacks on Middle East Christians as genocide  -  The Guardian  -  3/10/2016

 Iran fires 2 missiles marked with 'Israel must be wiped out'   -  Yahoo News  -  3/9/2016

 GCC declares Lebanon's Hezbollah a 'terrorist' group  -  Al Jazeera  -  3/2/2016

 Migrant crisis: Russia and Syria 'weaponising' migration  -  BBC News  -  3/2/2016

 Saudi Arabia is trying to steal Iran's biggest oil customer: China  -  CNN News  -  3/2/2016

 Egypt parliament expels MP for dining with Israeli ambassador  -  Reuters  -  3/2/2016

 A weakened Turkey seeks Israel's help to break growing isolation  -  Jerusalem Post  -  3/1/2016  

 No difference between Daesh and Iran-backed groups UAE  -  Gulf News  -  2/26/2016

 The road to Aleppo: how the West misread Putin over Syria  -  Reuters  -  2/26/2016

 EU parliament votes for embargo on arms sales to Saudi Arabia  -  The Guardian  -  2/25/2016

  Will Saudi Arabia be sucked into Syria?  -  CNN News  -  2/24/2016

 Islamic State militants kill 17 in Libya's Sabratha  -  Reuters  -  2/24/2016

 Kuwait, Qatar join GCC allies in Lebanon travel warning  -  Al Jazeera  -  2/24/2016

 Yemen conflict: Al-Qaeda joins coalition battle for Taiz   -  BBC News  -  2/22/2016

 US and Russia agree to enforce new Syria ceasefire   -  The Guardian  -  2/22/2016

 New orders: Soldiers must take guns with them on leave   -  Arutz Sheva  -  2/22/2016

 U.S. Scrambles to Contain Growing ISIS Threat in Libya   -  The New York Times  -  2/21/2016

 Iranian state media renews Salman Rushdie death fatwa with $600,000 bounty   -  RT  -  2/20/2016

 49 killed in U.S. airstrike targeting terrorists in Libya   -  CNN News  -  2/20/2016

 Saudi Arabia halts $4B in Lebanese deals over Iran dispute   -  Yahoo News  -  2/19/2016

 Ankara blast: Turkey accuses Syria Kurds of deadly attack   -  BBC News  -  2/18/2016

 First convoy of aid enters besieged Syrian town   - Al Arabiya  -  2/18/2016

 Egypt's Sisi says won't hesitate to send troops to Gulf if asked   -  Reuters  -  2/18/2016

 Iraq Follows Iran by Avoiding Commitment to Oil Freeze   -  The Wall Street Journal  -  2/18/2016

 Turkey wants ‘secure line’ created 10km within Syria, including Azaz   -  RT  -  2/17/2016

 Libya: Gaddafi left behind a long, damaging legacy   -  Al Jazeera  -  2/17/2016

 Jerusalem Even Older Than Thought: Archaeologists Find 7,000-year-old Houses   -  Haaretz  -  2/17/2016

 Syria: How one strip of land could change everything  - CNN News  -  2/16/2016

 Young Saudis See Cushy Jobs Vanish Along With Nation’s Oil Wealth  - The New York Times  -  2/16/2016

 23 dead as missiles hit three hospitals, school in Syrian towns  - Reuters  -  2/15/2016

 Saudi Arabia launches military exercise with 20 nations  -  CNN News  -  2/15/2016

 Islamic State sex slave describes how her family was massacred  - The Telegraph  -  2/15/2016

 Syria conflict: Turkey presses on with assault on Kurds  -  BBC News  -  2/14/2016

 Syria's Kurds 'won't retreat' despite Turkish shelling  -  Al Jazeera  -  2/14/2016

 Four in UAE sentenced to death for joining Daesh  - Gulf News  -  2/14/2016

 Israel fears Gaza 'tunnel' war waged by Hamas  - ABC News  -  2/14/2016

 Saudi Arabia sends troops and fighter jets to military base in Turkey  -  The Independent  -  2/14/2016

 Turkey's Erdogan denounces US support for Syrian Kurds  -  BBC News  -  2/10/2016

 Iran to upgrade missiles, get Russian defense system: minister  -  Reuters  -  2/10/2016

 Putin Turned Syria Into His Private Playground  -  Haaretz  -  2/9/2016

 Wave of Aden killings tests Gulf role in Yemen  -  Yahoo News  -  2/9/2016

 Sanctions Lifted, American Tourists Head to Iran  -  The New York Times  -  2/8/2016

 Italian Cambridge PhD student suffered 'inhuman, animal-like' violence before his death in Egypt  -  The Telegraph  -  2/8/2016

 Aleppo siege marks dramatic upheaval on Syrian battlefield  -  CNN  -  2/7/2016

 Iranian commander mocks Saudi offer to intervene in Syria  -  CNN  -  2/6/2016

 Syria civil war: Up to 70,000 refugees head to Turkey, says PM  -  BBC News  -  2/5/2016

 How Saudi Arabia sending ground forces into Syria will have huge ramifications on the civil war  -  Independent  -  2/5/2016

 Fatah praises three murderers of policewoman as ‘role models’  -  Arutz Sheva  -  2/5/2016

 US drone strike kills senior al-Qaeda leader in Yemen  -  Al Jazeera  -  2/4/2016

 Cizre Crisis: Scores of People Killed in Turkey's 'Anti-Terror' Operation  -  Sputnik News  -  2/4/2016

 Border policewoman killed in Jerusalem attack carried out by three Arab terrorists  - The Jerusalem Post  -  2/3/2016

 Barzani calls for referendum on independence of Iraqi Kurdistan  -  Iraqi News  -  2/3/2016

 Syria conflict: UN suspends peace talks in Geneva  - BBC News  -  2/3/2016

 Syrian regime encircles Aleppo under Russian air power  - The Telegraph  -  2/3/2016

 Why The Middle East’s Largest Christian Community Is Fleeing Egypt  - IBT  -  2/3/2016

 Oil price crash: Saudis told to embrace austerity as debt defaults loom  - The Telegraph  -  2/1/2016

 60% of Jordanian students have never heard of 'Al-Aqsa'e  - Arutz Sheva  -  2/1/2016

 Syria conflict: Dozens killed near Sayyida Zeinab shrine  -  BBC News  -  1/31/2016

 Netanyahu Rejects French Ultimatum on Palestinian Statehood  -  Voice of America  -  1/31/2016

 Iran's Khamenei Awards Medals for Capture of U.S. Soldiers  -  Haaretz  -  1/31/2016

 Isis releases new execution video as it warns of Doomsday attacks on UK  -  The Independet  -  1/31/2016

 Madaya: 'Another 16 starve to death' in besieged Syrian town  -  BBC News  -  1/30/2016

 War in Syria: Russia’s 'rustbucket' military delivers a hi-tech shock to West and Israel  -  The Independant  -  1/30/2016

 Arab world: Religious minorities feel weight of Gulf rivalries  -  The Jerusalem Post  -  1/30/2016

 Turkey says Russian jet violated its airspace, envoy summoned  -  Reuters  -  1/30/2016

 UN Food Agency: Yemen Enduring 'Humanitarian Catastrophe'  -  AlJazeera  -  1/29/2016

 Supreme leader of Iran marks Holocaust Memorial Day by publishing Holocaust denying video  -  The Telegraph  -  1/28/2016

 Top US General in Iraq Warns Mosul Dam Could Collapse  -  ABC News  -  1/28/2016

 8 Killed in Suicide Bombing near Yemen Presidential Palace  -  Naharnet  -  1/28/2016

 Netanyahu and Greek PM Tsipras sign bilateral agreements  -  Isralel Hayom  -  1/28/2016

 Top US General in Iraq Warns Mosul Dam Could Collapse  -  ABC News  -  1/28/2016

 Rouhani Goes Shopping in Europe as Iran Enjoys New Economic Freedoms  -  ABC News  -  1/28/2016

 Iran calls on Saudi Arabia 'to stop increasing tension' in Middle East  -  Reuters  -  1/28/2016

 Netanyahu says UN chief Ban Ki-moon 'encouraging terror'  -  BBC  News  -  1/27/2016

 Suspected Russian raids kill 54 Syrian civilians: monitor  -  Yahoo News  -  1/28/2016

 Labour seeks details of UK role in Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen  -  The Guardian  -  1/28/2016

 Suspected Russian raids kill 54 Syrian civilians: monitor  -  Yahoo News  -  1/28/2016

 Turkish journalists face multiple life sentences over Syria report  -  The Telegraph  -  1/27/2016

 US Forces in Libya, Looking for ‘Worthy’ Partners  -  Voice of America  -  1/27/2016

 Saudi Arabia Keeps Pumping Oil, Despite Financial and Political Risks  -  The New York Times  -  1/27/2016

 Hamas militants die in tunnel collapse  -  BBC News  -  1/26/2016

 Pope Francis calls on Iran to promote Middle East peace  -  Al Jazeera  -  1/26/2015

 Syria's al-Nusra 'more dangerous' than ISIS  -  CNN  -  1/26/2016