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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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  Militarily preventing Kurdish referendum will not serve Turkey's interests  -  Rudaw  -  9/24/2017

  The Egyptian maestro and his Palestinian marionettes  -  Ynet News  -  9/24/2017

  Baghdad orders Kurdistan region to hand over borders, ports  -  Arab News  -  9/24/2017

  Defying Trump, Iran says will boost missile capabilities  -  Reuters  -  9/22/2017

  Israeli warplanes strike near Damascus airport – reports  -  RT  -  9/22/2017

  UN Security Council announces opposition to Kurdish independence vote  -  The Jerusalem Post -  9/22/2017

  The Iraqi militia helping Iran carve a road to Damascus  -  Reuters  -  9/22/2017

  Moscow: US-backed SDF faces “destruction.” Pro-Iranian Iraqi force crosses into Syria it  -  Debka File -  9/21/2017

  'Anti-Semitism has been cleverly repackaged'  -  Israel Hayom  -  9/20/2017

  Coalition forces free 90% of Raqqa from ISIS control in major operation  -  Israel Online -  9/20/2017

  From applause to denial Middle East media react to Sisi-Netanyahu meeting  -  The Jerusalem Post  -  9/19/2017

  U.S. military closes outpost in southeastern Syria, ceding territory to Iranian proxies  -  The Washington Post  -  9/19/2017

  After violence at embassy, U.S. withdraws proposal to let Turkish security guards buy guns  -  PBS Newshour  -  9/18/2017

  Iran Is Smuggling Increasingly Potent Weapons Into Yemen, U.S. Admiral Says  - The New York Times  -  9/18/2017

  US military opens its first base in Israel  -  Ynet News  -  9/18/2017

  Israel and Mexico Sign Agreement on Cooperation in International Development  -  United with Israel  -  9/18/2017

  Netanyahu, Sole Leader to Endorse Independent Kurdistan, Hits Back at Erdogan for Supporting Hamas  -  Haaretz  -  9/17/2017

  Hamas calls for ‘dissolution of government and general elections’  -  Jerusalem Online  -  9/17/2017

  Egyptian court sentences ex-President Morsi to 25 years for spy case  -  The Jerusalem Post  -  9/16/2017

  Hezbollah’s New Strength Leaves Israeli Border Tense  -  NBC News  -  9/16/2017

  Iran recruits thousands of Afghan and Pakistani Shiites to fight in Syria  -  Al Arabiya  -  9/16/2017o          

  Iranian militias could be established 3 miles from Israel  -  Jerusalem Online  -  9/15/2017

  ‘Like Berlin 1945’: Russia, U.S. Race for Last Corner of Syria  -  Bloomberg  -  9/15/2017

  Iraq's Kurdish parliament backs Sept 25 independence referendum  -  Reuters  -  9/15/2017

  Israel-Mexico ties 'forging ahead,' PM Netanyahu says  -  Israel Hayom  -  9/15/2017

  Russia, Iran, Turkey to police Syria Idlib safe zone  -  Times of Israel  -  9/15/2017

  Iran pays $830 million to Hezbollah  -  The Jerusalem Post  -  9/15/2017

  Iranian militias could be established 3 miles from Israel  -  Jerusalem Online  -  9/15/2017

  Under the radar, Belarus seen quietly helping Assad boost missile program  -  Times of Israel  -  9/15/2017

  Abbas at the UN again  -  Israel Hayom  -  9/15/2017           

  Russian navy fires cruise missiles into eastern Syria  -  ABC News  -  9/14/2017

  Is there really a Turkey-Iran rapprochement?  -  Al Jazeera  -  9/13/2017

  Iran cracks down on Revolutionary Guards business network  -  Financial Times  -  9/13/201

  Court orders gov't to pass new law or draft all haredim  -  The Jerusalem Post  -  9/12/2017

  Russia urges Syria not to respond to Israel's attack  -  Ynet  News  -  9/12/2017

  UN to publish 'blacklist' of Israeli, US companies that operate in West Bank  -  Jerusalem Online  -  9/12/2017

  Stand-off at Arab League as Qatar praises Iran - Israel Hayom  -  9/12/2017

  Hezbollah declares Syria victory, Russia says much of country won back  - Reuters  -  9/12/2017

  Turkey signs deal to get Russian S-400 air defence missiles  -  BBC News -  9/12/2017

  ISIS still stealing, spilling and smuggling oil throughout Iraq  -  Fox News - 9/11/2017

  Zev Chafets: If Israel played by America's rules, Iraq and Syria would have nuclear weapons  -  National Post  -  9/11/2017

 'Calm reality on Israel-Gaza border is deceptive,' defense official warns  -  Israelm Hayom -  9/11/2017

 New Hamas leadership cosying up to Tehran  -  Ynet News -  9/11/2017

 Iraqi Kurds 'prepared to draw own borders', Barzani warns Baghdad  -  BBC News -  9/11/2017

 Syrian army readies final fight to capture Deir Az Zor  -  Al Jazeera -  9/11/2017

 Saudi-Russian relations and regional challenges  -  Saudi News -  9/11/2017

 US-Russian pincer for ISIS in Euphrates Valley  -  Debka File -  9/10/2017

 Amid tension, Trump and Turkey's Erdogan agree to strengthen ties  -  Reuters -  9/9/2017

 Palestinian Authority cracks down on press freedom  -  Ynet News -  9/9/2017

 Qatar crisis: Saudi Arabia angered after emir's phone call  -  BBC News -  9/9/2017

 U.S.-backed forces announce anti-ISIS push in Syria’s oil-rich east  -  The Washington Post  -  9/9/2017

 For Iraq’s Long-Suffering Kurds, Independence Beckons  -  The New York Times -  9/9/2017

 US set to quit Al Tanf. Pro-Iranian force moves in  -  Debka File -  9/8/2017

 Israel may have struck the Syrian weapons facility before Hezbollah could take it over -  The Jerusalem Post -  9/7/2017

 A major game-changer of alliances in the Middle East  -  Arab News -  9/7/2017

 Israeli defence chiefs warn Iran, Syria after air strike  -  Yahoo News -  9/7/2017

 Ministry of Defense unveils weapons of the future  -  Ynet News -  9/5/2017

 Days After Netanyahu-Putin Meeting, Russia Threatened to Veto anti-Hezbollah Move Led by Israel and U.S. at UN  -  Haaretz  -  9/5/2017

 Syria war: Army breaks IS siege of Deir al-Zour  -  BBC News  -  9/5/2017

 Yemen's cholera epidemic hits 600,000, confounding expectations  -  Reuters  -  9/5/2017

 Confronting Hezbollah in Lebanon - Opinion  -  The Jerusalem Post  -  9/5/2017

 Iran, Turkey, and Russia Aren't Natural Friends. It's Up to the U.S. to Keep It That Way  -  Foreign Policy  -  9/4/2017

 Analysys: The ‘Salvador Option’ in Iraq to promote Iran’s sway  -  Al Arabiya -  9/3/2017

 Different fears, priorities for Arabs, Kurds post-Daesh  -  Gulf News  -  9/3/2017

 In Lebanon, Syrian Refugees Met With Harassment And Hostility  -  NPR  -  9/2/2017

 Palestinian journalists face crackdown as Abbas tightens grip on media  -  The Guardian  -  9/2/2017

 France demands Syria transition without Assad  -  Arab News  -  9/2/2017

 Hezbollah attack will bring ‘destruction throughout Lebanon’ – Bennett  -  The Times of Israel  -  9/1/2017

 Zionism, national aspirations and the Arab Herzl  -  The Jerusalem Post  -  9/1/2017

 Erdogan calls US’ indictment of Turkish guards a ‘scandal’  -  New York Post  -  9/1/2017

 Victory for Israel & US at Security Council: UNIFIL Mandate Expanded  -  Jewish Press  -  8/31/2017

 IS conflict: Iraq declares 'liberation' of Nineveh province  -  BBC News -  8/31/2017

 How the Palestinians Tricked UN Chief into Meeting Mother of 5 Terrorists  -  World Torah News -  8/31/2017

 Construction of Russia’s gas pipeline to Turkey going full steam ahead  -  RT  -  8/31/2017

 Kurdistan must stay strong if it wants independence, says Barzani  -  Rudaw -  8/30/2017

 Russia warns Israel not to attack Iran in Syria -  Washington Examiner -  8/30/2017

 Obama’s Mideast legacy: Iran’s puppets all around Israel with war on the way  -  New York Post  -  830/2017

 Russian-Syrian airborne radar covers all of Israel  -  Debka File -  8/30/2017

 Iran rejects U.S. demand for U.N. visit to military sites  -  Reuters  -  8/29/2017

 Kirkuk votes to take part in Kurdish independence poll  -  Al Jazeera -  8/29/2017

 Lebanon's negotiated IS evacuation angers many  -  ABC News  -  8/29/2017

 Israeli official: If Iran expands in Syria, we'll bomb Assad's palace  -  Thr Jerusalem Postl  -  8/29/2017

 Yahya Sinwar: Iran is largest financial backer of Hamas' armed wing  -  Jerusalem Online -  8/28/2017

 Partners constantly change in the dance of influence and power  -  Arab Newsl  -  8/28/2017

 Israel finalizes agreements to buy 17 more F-35 jets  -  Times of Israel  -  8/27/2017

 Lebanon, Syria declare ceasefires in fight against ISIL  -  Al Jazeerz  -  8/27/2017

 Haley: UNIFIL commander has an “embarrassing lack of understanding” about Hezbollah capabilities  -  Jerusalem Online  -  8/27/2017

 Iraqi forces retake most of Tal Afar from Islamic State: military  -  Reuters  -  8/27/2017

 Hezbollah: Iran’s Middle East Agent, Emissary and Hammer  -  The New York Times  -  8/27/2017

 Turkey 'Searching for Ways to Reconcile With Assad' Amid Situation in Idlib  -  Sputnik International  -  8/27/2017

 Deadly Clashes Erupt Between Yemen's Shiite Rebels, Al Saleh  -  Bloomberg  -  8/27/2017

 Yazidi women join Kurds to fight against ISIS  -  Jerusalem Online  -  8/25/2017

 Iraqi forces say they have broken through Islamic State lines in Tal Afar  -  Reuters  -  8/25/2017 

 Iran’s new Commander-in-Chief: “Israel will cease to exist in the next 25 years”  -  Jerusalem Online  -  8/25/2017 

 Qatar restores full diplomatic relations with Iran, despite demands from Saudi Arabia and other countries  -  News.com  -  8/25/2017 

 IDF will stop Iranian threat in Syria, declares Israeli defense minister  -  World Israel News  -  8/25/2017 

 Germany warns Turkey it will never join EU while Erdogan remains in charge  -  The Independent  -  8/24/2017 

 Yemen's Saleh stages mass rally amid Houthi rift  -  Al Jazeera -  8/24/2017 

 Hezbollah seizes much of Islamic State enclave on Syrian-Lebanese border: Nasrallah  -  Reuters -  8/24/2017 

 How serious are Iranian nuclear threats?  -  The Jerusalem Post  -  8/23/2017 

 Egypt’s leader, U.S. envoy meet after cut in American aid  -  USA Today  -  8/23/2017 

 US opposes UN 'blacklist' of companies operating in Israeli settlements  -  The Jerusalem Post  -  8/23/2017 

 Turkey, Iran discuss launching joint efforts against Kurdish forces  -  Jerusalem Online  -  8/21/2017

 Tensions rise within Yemen's rebel alliance  -  ABC News  -  8/20/2017 

 IS conflict: Iraq launches ground offensive in Tal Afar  -  BBC News  -  8/20/2017 

 Israel-Russia relations sour over Sobibór memorial exclusion  -  Ynet News  -  8/20/2017 

 Antisemitism Barometer of 2017: BBritish society can fight antisemitism, but the government is doing too little  -  Jerusalem Online  -  8/20/2017 

 Syria's Assad Thanks Iran, Russia For Helping Thwart Attempts To Oust Him  -  RadioFreeEurope  -  8/20/2017 

 Merkel attacks Turkey's 'misuse' of Interpol warrants  -  Reuters  -  8/20/2017 

 Hezbollah drives Lebanon into the arms of murderers  -  Arab News  -  8/19/2017 

 Accelerating American Jewish chaos  -  Israel Hayom  -  8/18/2017 

 Turkey's Erdogan says German leaders are enemies  -  BBC  -  8/18/2017 

 From Israel, Quiet Efforts Are Underway To Aid Civilians In Syria  -  NPR  -  8/18/2017 

 Following terror attack, Barcelona's chief rabbi says community is doomed -  The Jerusalem Post  -  8/18/2017 

 Students Train to Respond to Campus Anti-Semitism, Anti-Israel ‘Lies’l  -  United with Israel  -  8/18/2017

 Iran opposition leader begins hunger strike to demand public trial  -  The Guardian  -  8/17/2017 

 ISIS terrorist kills senior Hamas member in suicide bombing along Gazan-Egyptian border  -  Jerusalem Online  -  8/17/2017 

 Turkey to boost military cooperation with Iran after army chief's visit  -  Reuters  -  8/17/2017 

 Turkey’s missile deal evidence West must rethink policy  -  The Irish Times  -  8/17/2017 

 Iran opposition leader begins hunger strike to demand public trial  -  The Guardian  -  8/17/2017 

 Yemen's humanitarian disaster accelerates amid international indifference  -  The Jerusalem Post  -  8/16/2017 

 US to return to Egypt for joint military exercise for first time since military coup  -  Jerusalem Online  -  8/16/2017               

 Islamic State’s Tal Afar mayor, police chief killed fleeing enclave  -  Iraqi News  -  8/16/2017 

 Israeli satellite images reveal ‘Iranian missile facility’ under construction in Syria  -  The Independent  -  8/16/2017 

 Kurdish Media Praises Netanyahu’s Support for Independence; Iran Fumes  -  United with Israel  -  8/15/2017 

 Saudi Arabia and Iraq to re-open border crossing after 27 years  -  Reuters  -  8/15/2017 

 WATCH: Hamas is on Your College Campus!  -  United with Israel  -  8/15/2017 

 Outgoing IAF commander: Our enemies would be surprised by our abilities  -  Ynet News  -  8/14/2017 

 Op-Ed: Rejection of peace in the Israeli-Arab processl  -  Jerusalem online  -  8/14/2017 

 Jewish Democrats' abandonment of Israel could threaten US national security  -  The Jerusalem Post  -  8/14/2017 

 Thousands of refugees and militants return to Syria from Lebanon  -  The Guardian  -  8/14/2017 

 Warming Turkish-Russian ties, growing rift with West creates troubling scenario for NATO  -  CNBC  -  8/14/2017 

 Mossad chief warns Iran taking over territoryrelinquished by ISIS  -  The Jerusalem Post  -  8/13/2017 

 Iran lawmakers raise missile, Guard spending to challenge US  -  The Economic Times  -  8/13/2017 

 Abdullah's friendly reminder to Abbas  -  Israel Hayom  -  8/13/2017 

 Turkey Ending Support for Syrian Rebels 'Goodwill Gesture Towards Damascus'  -  Sputnik News  -  8/13/2017 

 NGOs halt migrant rescue operations, citing Libya 'threat'  -  CNN  -  8/13/2017 

 Iraq's Kurds stick to independence vote despite U.S. request to postpone it  -  Reuters  -  8/12/2017 

 Why Are the Media Sympathetic toward the Women of ISIS?  -  National Review  -  8/12/2017 

 Trump-Putin deal imperils Israeli, Jordan borders  -  Debka File  -  8/12/2017 

 Hezbollah steers Lebanon closer to Syria, straining efforts to stay neutral  -  Reuters  -  8/11/2017 

 Saudi Arabia: 14 men facing 'imminent' beheading, highlighting sectarian divisions  -  Independent  -  8/11/2017 

 IDF General: The Temple Mount eruption is not an isolated incident  -  Times of Israel  -  8/11/2017 

 Major drop in foreign funding for PA  -  Jerusalemonline  - 8/11/2017 

 Sunni leader: You can’t rule Iraq by sword, Kurdish separation justified  -  Rudaw  - 8/11/2017 

 Militants trapped in Raqqa center but Syrian Kurd commander sees long battle  -  Reuters  - 8/10/2017 

 Iran National Team Bans Two Players for Life For Playing in Match Against Israeli Club Team  -  Sports Illustrated  -  8/10/2017 

 How the Syrian civil war will look post-Islamic State  -  The Jerusalem Post  -  8/10/2017 

 Hamas considering replacing its civilian rule in Gaza with military rule in its stead  -  Ynet News  - 8/10/2017 

 Turkey threatens Russia with countermeasures over tomato ban  -  RT News  - 8/10/2017 

 Why thousands of teenagers are fleeing to war-torn Yemen  -  CNN  - 8/10/2017 

 Syrian regime’s invite creates rift in Lebanon’s ‘unity government’  -  Arab News  - 8/10/2017 

 Nikki Haley: Hezbollah weapons threaten ‘security and stability in the region’  -  Jerusalemonline  - 8/8/2017 

 Israel strikes Hamas positions in Gaza after rocket attack  -  Ynet News  -  8/8/2017 

 Veteran Diplomat David Satterfield Named New State Department Middle East Director  -  Haaretz  - 8/7/2017 

 new sanctions  -  CNBC  - 8/10/2017 

 

 

 

 

 

 North Korea's 'No. 2' official strengthens ties with Iran as UN hits Pyongyang with new sanctions  -  CNBC  -  8/5/2017 

 Abadi rejects al-Sadr call to dissolve Hashd al-Shaabi  -  Al Jazeera  -  8/5/2017 

 Overpopulation remains Egypt’s top threat  -  Gulf News  -  8/4/2017 

 Iraq and Iran struggle for control over Popular Mobilization Units  -  Al- Monitor  -  8/4/2017 

 Major German university students say BDS continues Nazi boycott  -  The Jerusalem Post  - 8/4/2017 

 Al-Qaida-linked militants' advance throws west's Syria plans into disarray  -  The Guardian  - 8/4/2017 

 Germany demands EU SLASHES £4.1BILLION Turkey aid for reintroducing death penalty  -  Express  -  8/4/2017 

 Why Europe whitewashes Palestinian terrorism  -  The Jerusalem Post  -  8/3/2017 

 The inevitable next conflagration  -  The Times of Israel  -  8/2/2017 

 Russian losses in Syria jump in 2017, Reuters estimates show  -  Reuters  -  8/2/2017 

 New US-Russia schism will hurt Middle East  -  Arab News  -  8/2/2017 

 Embassy, mosque attacks fuel fears ISIS bringing Iraq war to Afghanistan  -  Reuters  -  8/2/2017 

 ‘We will not be stopped!’ Women protest against Erdogan regime after spike in attacks  -  Express  -  8/2/2017 

 Hezbollah's media relations department  -  Washington Examiner  -  8/2/2017 

 Kurds, Voting on Independence in September, Want Stability and Democracy  -  Natonal Revew  -  8/1/2017 

 Al-Jubeir says calls for internationalization of Hajj pilgrimage ‘a declaration of war’  -  Arab News  -  7/31/2017 

 Hezbollah takes over north east border of Lebanon  -  The Jerusalem Post  -  7/30/2017 

 Alarm bells in Turkey after synagogue attack  -  Ynet News  -  7/30/2017 

 Inside Iran’s Mission To Dominate The Middle East  -  Buzzfeed News  -  7/30/2017 

 Israel and the Arab world: Needed by the rulers, hated by the people   -  The Jerusalem Post  -  7/28/2017

 Palestinian Envoy Defends Terrorist Who Slaughtered 3 Salomon Family Members  -  United with Israel  -  7/28/2017

 Israel and the Arab world: Needed by the rulers, hated by the people  -  The Jerusalem Post  -  7/28/2017

 US places new sanctions on Iran following rocket launch  -  CNN  -  7/28/2017

 Where ISIS In Iraq Will Make Its Last Stand—or Its Comeback  -  The Daily Beast  -  7/28/2017

 Arsal: Hezbollah, Jabhat Fateh al-Sham agree ceasefire  -  Al Jazeera  -  7/27/2017

 Erdogan, Haniyeh and Abbas are praying for an intifada  -  Ynet News  -  7/27/2017

 US tells local Syrian allies they must only fight ISIS and not Assad, prompting exit of allied group  -  CNN  -  7/27/2017

 Clashes erupt at Temple Mount as Muslim worshipers return to site  -  Times of Israel  -  7/27/2017

 Report: Netanyahu offers major land swap with PA  -  Arutz Sheva  -  7/27/2017

 Lapid on Erdogan: Israel should support Kurdish state, recognize Armenian genocide  -  The Jerusalem Post  -  7/27/2017

 On trial for supporting terrorist groups, Turkey's journalists fight back  -  CBC News  -  7/27/2017

 Major German paper: Media turning Palestinian terrorists into victims  -  The Jerusalem Post  -  7/27/2017

 EU court rules to keep Hamas on terror list  -  CNN  -  7/26/2017

 Israel, Turkey Continue War of Words: 'The Days of the Ottoman Empire Have Passed'  -  Haaretz  -  7/26/2017

 Qatar says new Saudi bloc blacklist 'disappointing'  -  The Times of India  -  7/26/2017

 Libyan rivals agree on nationwide ceasefire  -  Al Jazeera  -  7/25/2017

 Will Syria's war criminals be let off the hook?  -  BBC News  -  7/25/2017

 Temple Mount Crisis: It’s Not About the Metal Detectors  -  The Tower  -  7/24/2017

 Israel-Jordan Embassy Crisis Ends: Diplomats Evacuated, Cross Border Into Israel  -  Haaretz  -  7/24/2017

 Temple Mount Crisis: It’s Not About the Metal Detectors  -  The Tower  -  7/24/2017

 Intensive efforts to defuse crisis with Jordan over deadly embassy incident  -  The Jerusalem Post  -  7/24/2017

 After Mosul Victory, Iraq Mulls Future of Shiite Militias  -  Bloomberg  -  7/24/2017

 Turkish journalists go on trial accused of supporting terrorism  -  Reuters  -  6/24/2017

 Hay'et Tahrir al-Sham take control of Syria's Idlib  -  Al Jazeera  -  7/23/2017

 As Syria Crumbles, Only Iran Is a Sure Winner  -  Bloomberg  -  7/23/2017

 Jews in Turkey under attack over Temple Mount crisis  -  Ynet News  -  7/23/2017

 Israel says Jerusalem mosque metal detectors to stay, may be reduced  -  Reuters  -  7/23/2017

 Israel cracks down on Hamas in West Bank after deadly attack  -  The Jerusalem Post  -  7/23/2017

 Top Merkel aide says Turkey's conduct 'unacceptable'  -  Reuters  -  7/23/2017

 Egypt’s Sisi opens biggest military base in Middle East and Africa  -  Al Arabiya  -  7/22/2

 Egypt sentences 28 to death for prosecutor’s slaying  -  Gulf News  -  7/22/2017

 Hundreds of demonstrators crowding outside Lions' Gate clash with police  -  Jerusalem Online  -  7/21/2017

 Israeli-Arab Lawmakers Incite Protests Against Increased Security at Temple Mount  -  United with Israel  -  7/22/2017

 Hundreds of demonstrators crowding outside Lions' Gate clash with police  -  Jerusalem Online  -  7/21/2017

 Syrian army and Hezbollah launch attack near Lebanese border  -  Yahoo News  -  7/21/2017

 Post-ISIL Iraq: Breaking the cycle of violence  -  Al Jazeera  -  7/21/2017

 Many foreign fighters likely to stay in Syria, Iraq: U.S. official  -  Reuters  -  7/21/2017

 Qatar crisis strains Saudi-led Arab alliance in Yemen war  -  Reuters  -  7/20/2017

 Watching Russia's Syrian build-up from central Istanbul  -  BBC News  -  7/20/2017

 Iran remains top terror sponsor as global attacks decline  -  CNN  -  7/19/2017

 We'll Address Israel's Security Concerns  -  Haaretz  -  7/17/2017

 Russia Responds to Netanyahu's Criticism of Syrian Cease-fire: We'll Address Israel's Security Concerns  -  Haaretz  -  7/17/2017

 Analysis: How to protect Iraq from Iranian influence  -  Al Arabiya  -  7/17/2017

 Turkey has agreed to buy Russia's advanced missile-defense system, leaving NATO wondering what's next  -  Business Insider  -  7/17/2017

 Macron denounces anti-Zionism as a new form of anti-Semitism  -  The Times of Israel  -  7/16/2017

 Ancient Iraq city of Mosul destroyed beyond repair  -  Gulf News  -  7/16/2017

 Iran Dominates in Iraq After U.S. ‘Handed the Country Over’  -  The New York Times  -  7/15/2017

 US backs Israel’s closure of Temple Mount, urges patience  -  Times of Israel  -  7/15/2017     

 In the year since Turkey’s failed coup, democracy has become near dictatorship  -  The Guardian  -  7/15/2017

 What Is the Muslim Brotherhood, and What Does It Have to Do With the Qatar-Saudi Split?  -  NBC News -  7/15/2017

 Newest Russia Threat? Military Challenges U.S. And Europe By Winning In Syria, Entering Mediterranean  -  Newsweek  -  7/15/2017

 Two Israeli police and three gunmen killed in shootout at holy site  -  The Guardian  -  7/14/2017

 Egypt Hurghada stabbing: Two Germans killed at Red Sea resort  -  BBC News  -  7/14/2017

 Greenblatt announces historic Israeli-Palestinian water agreement  -  Jerusalem Online  -  7/13/2017

 Yemen cholera epidemic: 300,000 cases confirmed but vaccine plans 'on hold'  -  Independent  -  7/12/2017

 Israel Seeking Saudi Flight Deal to Bring Pilgrims to Mecca  -  Bloomberg  -  7/12/2017

 Iran and Oman agree to boost ties amid Gulf crisis  -  Al Jazeera  -  7/12/2017

 Top US commander in Iraq: Mosul most extended and brutal combat I have ever witnessed  -  Washington Examiner  -  7/12/2017

 Erdogan’s nemesis Gulen says he will not flee extradition back to Turkey over coup claims  -  Daily Express  -  7/12/2017

 Saudi Arabia executes four convicted of terrorism in Qatif  -  BBC News  -  7/11/2017

 Israel Watches Anxiously as Iran Expands Military Influence in Syria, Lebanon  - Sputnik News -  7/11/2017

 Mosul: Iraq PM to celebrate victory over IS in the city  -  BBC  -  7/9/2017

 Netanyahu welcomes ceasefire in Syria, warns against allowing Hezbollah or Iran to move in  -  Jerusalem Online  -  7/9/2017

 Huge crowd rallies in Istanbul against Turkey's post-coup crackdown -  Reuters  -  7/9/2017

 Hariri: Calls for talks with Syria threaten stability  -  The Daily Star  -  7/7/2017

 Why India's Narendra Modi Can Afford to Ignore the Palestinians  -  Haaretz  -  7/5/2017

 Regime change in Iran is within reach  -  Washington Examiner  -  7/5/2017

 Vladimir Putin should be wary of declaring victory in Syria  -  Financial Times  -  7/5/2017

 Turkey's high-stakes game supporting Qatar  -  Deutsche Welle  -  7/5/2017

 Raqqa: IS 'capital' wall breached by US-backed Syrian forces  -  BBC News  -  7/4/2017

 Islamic State fights fiercely in shrinking Iraqi and Syrian strongholds  -  Reuters  -  7/4/2017

 Top Hamas commander, booted from Qatar, said hiding with Hezbollah  -  Times of Israel  -  7/3/2017

 This Mild-Mannered Accountant Is Challenging Turkey’s Erdogan  -  BuzzFeed News  -  7/3/2017

 Iran signs $5B gas deal with France's Total, Chinese firm  -  ABC News  -  7/3/2017

 The battle for Mosul is almost over. What next?  -  AL Jazeera  -  7/3/2017

 Conversion Bill legislation shelved for 6 months amid Jewish world crisis  -  Jerusalem Online  -  7/3/2017

 Report: Hamas and PA President Abbas’ rival restore ties  -  Jerusalem Online  -  7/2/2017

 Conversion Bill legislation shelved for 6 months amid Jewish world crisis  -  Jerusalem Online  -  6/30/2017

 The capture of Mosul from ISIS is imminent, US-led coalition says  -  CNN  -  6/30/2017

 How Iran Recruited Afghan Refugees to Fight Assad’s War  -  The New York Times  -  6/30/2017

 New conflicts threaten Syria after Islamic State defeat  -  Reuters  -  6/30/2017

 There’s No Space for Qatar to Save Face  -  The Foreign Policy  -  6/29/2017

 ‘I Want to Die in My Homeland’: Why Some Iranian Jews Stay  -  Tablet  -  6/29/2017

 'The next war will be bloody': A trip along Israel's tense northern border  -  The Jerusalem Post  -  6/28/2017

 AIPAC leaders traveling to Israel to meet with Netanyahu over Kotel plan  -  Ynet News  -  6/28/2017

 Iraqi cop known as 'The Beheader' boasts about slaughtering 130 ISIS fighters...  -  Mirror  -  6/28/2017

 No negotiations over Qatari demands: Saudi FM  -  Arab News  -  6/28/2017

 against Israel is alarming  -  The Jerusalem Post  -  6/28/2017

 against Israel is alarming  -  The Jerusalem Post  -  6/28/2017

 against Israel is alarming  -  The Jerusalem Post  -  6/28/2017

 Jewish groups cancel meetings with Netanyahu in protest  -  ABC News -  6/26/2017

 UN: Yemen faces world's worst cholera outbreak  -  Al Jazeera  -  6/25/2017

 Israeli Party Chair Slams Berlin Mayor for Allowing Hezbollah Rally  -  The Jerusalem Post  -  6/25/2017

 5 reasons why Nasrallah's threat to use Iraq and Iran fighters against Israel is alarming  -  The Jerusalem Post  -  6/24/2017

 Iranian protesters unveil countdown showing 8,411 days 'to the destruction of Israel'  -  Independent  -  6/24/2017

 Iraqi forces free hundreds of civilians in Mosul Old City battles as death toll mounts  -  Reuters  -  6/24/2017

 Turkey to stop teaching Darwin’s theory of evolution in high schools  -  News.com.au  -  6/24/2017

 How Israel gains from Egypt-Saudi Red Sea islands deal  -  Aljazeera  -  6/24/2017

 Qatar row: Arab states send list of steep demands  -  BBC News  -  6/23/2017

 Islamic State 'blows up landmark Great Mosque of al-Nuri and famous leaning minaret' in Mosul  -  Independent  -  6/21/2017

 Qatar crisis: Between insecurity and instability  -  Gulf News  -  6/21/2017

 As Syria’s war enters its endgame, the risk of a US-Russia conflict escalates  -  The Guardian  -  6/21/2017

 BDS activists launch tirade against MK and Holocaust survivor in Berlin  -  The Jerusalem Post  -  6/21/2017

 Battle for eastern Syria risks US, Russia and Iran confrontation  -  Financial Times  -  6/20/2017

 Iran and Turkey, At War in Syria, Back Qatar in Gulf Crisis with Food and Military Exercises -  Newsweek  -  6/20/2017

 Hamas: War with Israel unlikely and relations with Egypt improving  -  Reuters  -  6/18/2017

 ‘The war after Isis’: has Trump opened the door to conflict with Iran?  -  The Guardian  -  6/18/2017 

 Iraqi Forces Launch Assault On Last Remaining ISIS Stronghold In Mosul  -  NPR  -  6/18/2017

 Netanyahu wins headline spat with BBC over Jerusalem stabbing  -  The Jerusalem Post  -  6/17/2017

 Baseless Expectations: Saudi Arabia Rejects Turkish Idea to Station Troops There  -  Sputnik News  -  6/17/2017

 U.S. Senate votes near unanimously for Russia, Iran sanctions  -  Reuters  -  6/15/2017

 Messy fight awaits IS' next Syrian capital at Mayadeen  -  ABC News  -  6/15/2017

 Turkey's opposition begins 250-mile protest march over MP's imprisonment  -  The Guardian  -  6/15/2017

 Qatar buys F-15 fighter planes in billion-dollar US deal  -  BBC News  -  6/15/2017

 Then and now: 10 years of Hamas control over Gaza  -  Jerusalem On Line  -  6/15/2017

 Egypt OKs trasfer of Red Sea islands  to Saudis  -  The Jerusalem Post  -  6/14/2017

 Iran opposes ‘unilateral’ Kurdish independence plan in Iraq: Qassemi  -  Press TV  -  6/10/2017

 No room for optimism in the Middle East  -  Arab News  -  6/9/2017

 Qatar crisis: The deep diplomatic tensions behind the row  -  BBC News  -  6/9/2017

 Iraqi Kurds set date for independence referendum  -  Al Jazeera -  6/8/2017

 Terrorist Attacks Pour Gas on Saudi-Iranian Rivalry and Gulf Tensions  -  The New York Times  -  6/7/2017

 Qatar tells Hamas members to leave country due to ‘external pressure’  -  Jerusalem On Line  -  6/3/2017

 Egypt and Sudan remain deadlocked over disputes  -  Al Jazeera  -  6/3/2017

 Iraq deserves heroes, but only has monsters  -  The Guardian  -  6/3/2017

 Yemen war: Professionals drawn into battle for Taiz  -  BBC News  -  6/2/2017

 Destroying ISIS Won't Save Iraq  -  Vice  -  6/2/2017

 On the front line of Iran's shadow war in Syria  -  The Guardian  -  6/1/2017

 'Axis of love': Saudi-Russia detente heralds new oil order  -  Reuters  -  6/1//2017

 Wonder Woman banned by Lebanon over Israeli lead Gal Gadot  -  BBC News  -  2/31//2017

 Netanyahu: a Trump endorced peace deal will come at the price  -  The Guardian  -  5/29/2017

 In shadow of Mosul fight, Iran establishes Nineveh foothold  -  ABC News  -  5/29/2017 

 No alternative to Gulf unity, says UAE minister  -  The Guardian  -  5/29/2017 

 'Bomb violence with mercy': anti-terror ad goes viral in Middle East  -  The Guardian  -  5/29/2017 

 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