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Trump Needs a Plan for Israel's Confrontation With Iran

The ongoing debate among experts as to whether Washington has a strategy for dealing with the Syrian civil war in the wake of missile strikes by …

Middle East

Brutal Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad's children go on holiday in disputed Crimean peninsula annexed by ally Russia

There are few safe places where Syria's brutal dictator and his family can get away from it all as he wages a bloody civil war.<p>A disputed territory …

Middle East

Putin: Further Western strikes on Syria will lead to chaos

Breaking news. (photo credit: JPOST STAFF)<p>MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin told his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on Sunday that …

Middle East
Middle East

It's time to assassinate Assad

On April 8, after learning of the alleged Syrian regime's use of chemical weapons against a civilian neighborhood, President Trump tweeted that …

Middle East

Russian official: If U.S. attacks, we will return fire to launch positions

Breaking news. (photo credit: JPOST STAFF)<p>IF the U.S decides to attack Syria militarily in response to the chemical attack in Douma, Russia will …

Middle East

Calls grow for action over Syria 'chemical attack'

Calls grew Monday for an international response to an alleged chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held Syrian town, with the United States warning …

Middle East

Alleged Syrian Regime Chemical Attack Puts Ankara in Tight Spot

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was quick to join in the condemnation of Saturday's alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria that killed …

Middle East

Airstrikes spotlight Israel's nightmare: an entrenched Iran in Syria

Israel has struck inside Syria more than 100 times since 2012.<p><i>News Analysis</i><p>TEL AVIV — The missile strikes targeting one of Bashar al-Assad's air bases on Monday highlight the nightmare scenario Israel is facing: arch-enemy Iran entrenching on the other side of its border with Syria.<p>Russia blamed …

Middle East

Syrian chemical weapon attacks must stop

All chemical weapon assaults in Syria must end and Russia must stop blocking investigations into the attacks, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop …

Middle East

Syrian state media says Israel struck air base 'killing 14'

Syria accused Israel on Monday of carrying out overnight missile strikes on a major airfield, after earlier saying it suspected the United States of …

Middle East

ANALYSIS: Russia is aiding Iran Axis prepare for war with Israel

Netanyahu has always said that deployment of the Iranian-backed pro-Assad coalition near the Israeli border, constituted a red line.

Middle East

Report: Iran Expects War With U.S., Israel Within a Year | Jewish News | Israel News | Israel Politics

<b>YERUSHALAYIM</b> -<p>Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 2:41 am | כ"ג ניסן תשע"ח<p>Iran is actively preparing for war, the Kuwaiti <i>Al-Jareeda</i> newspaper reported Friday. …

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Israeli officials: U.S. must strike in Syria

“Assad is the angel of death, and the world would be better without him."<p>><br>• ><p>In a switch, Trump to keep troops in Syria for now, April 4, 2018 (Reuters)<p>…

Middle East

Trump blames Putin, Obama for 'Animal Assad,' tweets 'big price' after reports of Syrian chemical attack

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump called out Russian President Vladimir Putin by name on Sunday for backing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and warned of a "big price" after reports of a chemical weapons attack in Syria almost a year to the day since the US struck a Syrian air field after …

Middle East

Japan activates first marines since WW2 to bolster defenses against China

Japan on Saturday activated its first marine unit since World War Two trained to counter invaders occupying Japanese islands along the edge of the …

Military

China Just Banned Online Sales of the Bible

The Chinese government has banned all online sales of the Christian Bible, the <i>New York Times</i> reported Thursday.<p>China’s biggest online retailers have …

China

China and Russia have forged a military 'partnership' — and they want the US to pay attention

China's defense minister met his Russian counterpart in Moscow on Tuesday to "let the Americans know about the close ties between the armed forces of China and Russia," according to the Associated Press.<p>"I am visiting Russia as a new defense minister of China to show the world a high level of …

Russia

Iranian president says Afrin must be handed over to Syrian army | Reuters

ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani told the leaders of Turkey and Russia on Wednesday that the Syrian region of Afrin, captured by Turkish forces and their Syrian rebel allies, should be handed over to Syria’s army, Iranian television said.<p>“The developments in Afrin can only be …

Middle East

Report: China's anti-stealth radar can detect U.S. aircraft in Pacific

The Chinese military has reportedly reached a "significant milestone" in its development of new radar capable of detecting stealth airplanes.

Aviation

Donald Trump's national security adviser warns Russia's 'confidence is growing' as Salisbury spy attack reaches The Hague

Russia’s confidence is growing, Donald Trump’s outgoing national security adviser has warned, as Moscow takes its complaints over being blamed for the Salisbury spy attack to The Hague.<p>HR McMaster, who was ousted by the US President in March and will leave his post later this month, said “for too …

Donald Trump

McMaster: 'We have failed to impose sufficient costs' on Russia

<b>(CNN) —</b> In his last public remarks as national security adviser, Lt. Gen. HR McMaster offered harsh words for Russia Tuesday during a speech at the Atlantic Council in Washington DC.<p>"We have failed to impose sufficient costs" on Russia, McMaster said at the event, which also included a Q&A with the …

Russia

Trump's Retreat

Thankfully, Israel is a stable, democratic nation with the strongest military in the Middle East and a robust economy. It has never asked the US to …

Middle East

Three Ways China Gets Its Hands on U.S. Tech

Now Playing<p>Three Ways China Gets Its Hands on U.S. Tech<p>President Trump says China is forcing U.S. companies to transfer their technology secrets to China. WSJ's Shelby Holliday tells you how. Illustration: Adele Morgan<p>Up Next

China

Trump rolls out a massive list of tariffs for $50 billion worth of Chinese products

The Trump administration on Tuesday released its initial list of Chinese products that are subject to new tariffs, taking the next step toward a crackdown that experts fear will trigger a trade war.<p>US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer unveiled the list, which includes a wide array of products …

Donald Trump

US Suspects Rogue Listening Devices in Washington DC

For the first time, the U.S. government has publicly acknowledged the existence in Washington of what appear to be rogue devices that foreign spies …

Surveillance

Russia Sells Turkey Missiles It Claims Can Take Out F-35s

Russian President Vladimir Putin pressed ahead Tuesday with the $2.5 billion sale of S-400 anti-air missiles to Turkey in a deal reached over the …

Russia

US Army concedes Vladimir Putin ‘won’ in Syria

President Vladimir Putin did not want to let it go.<p>By direct implication, this implies a serious strategic setback for the United States.<p>The Syrian …

Middle East

Putin ordered a nerve agent attack in the UK. Trump invited him to the White House anyway.

This is yet another example of Trump’s incoherent stance toward Russia.<p>President Trump is willing to hold a rare face-to-face meeting with Russian strongman Vladimir Putin despite growing evidence that Moscow poisoned an ex-spy and his daughter near their homes in the UK, an attack that has plunged …

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