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Erdogan won't restore Egyptian ties 'until Morsi freed'

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish president, says Egypt should free ousted president Mohamed Morsi from prison and lift death sentences against his supporters before Ankara could consider an improvement in relations with Cairo.<p>Ties between the two former allies have been strained since then …

Muslim Brotherhood

Americans stuck in Yemen file suit demanding State Department, military rescue them

Claiming the Obama administration turned its back on them, 41 Americans stranded in war-torn Yemen filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against the State Department and Defense Department for not evacuating them -- as fighting intensifies and U.S. allies launch airstrikes.<p>The lawsuit, filed in U.S. …

US military commander: Russian military ‘far more capable’ than Soviet Union’s

A top U.S. military commander warned that Russia’s modern military is now “far more capable” than that of the Soviet Union, saying Moscow is “messaging” the United States that “they’re a global power.”<p>The warning over Russia’s military might from Adm. William Gortney, head of U.S. Northern Command, …

What to Worry About in an Iran Nuclear Deal

A good deal makes the Middle East a safer place. A bad one makes matters worse. Here are some issues to keep in mind if nuclear talks lead to a provisional agreement.<p>I’m in Berlin, not Lausanne, and I haven’t spoken to anyone associated with the Iran nuclear negotiations in more than a week. Though …

Turkey closes two border crossings with Syria amid fears of 'terrorist attack'

The Oncupinar and Cilvegozu border gates in Hatay Province were initially closed on March 9<p><b>Turkey</b> has partially closed its two remaining border crossings with <b>Syria</b>, exacerbating a serious refugee crisis amid fears of a terrorist attack.<p>The Bab al-Hawa and Bab al-Salameh border gates were initially …

The greater reality for Iran and Saudi Arabia | Middle East

The Iranian nuclear deal is all but signed, and it may be time to look at its implications. Indeed, it may well be past time, given that Saudi Arabia and allies have already played the Yemen card in the lead up to a deal.<p>The geopolitics of the Middle East are being re-written before our very eyes, …

Middle East

Deal in doubt as Iran rules out sending nuclear stocks abroad

Negotiator spells out key sticking point as P5+1 nations prepare for full meeting with Iranian foreign minister on Monday morning<p>An Iranian negotiator has ruled out sending the country's stockpile of low-enriched uranium abroad, a key demand of world powers at crucial talks in Switzerland.<p><b>John</b> …

Hamas guilty of war crimes in Gaza clash, Amnesty International charges

A horrific missile attack that killed 11 children in Gaza during last summer’s war between Israel and Hamas, for which Israel was broadly condemned at the time, was actually caused by a Palestinian missile misfiring and killing its own people, Amnesty International charged in a report released …

IDF shores up Egyptian border

The IDF has been taking steps recently to strengthen the security of Pitchat Nitzana, a block of communities located in the western Negev, in …

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Watch: Armed Houthi women threaten war against US, Saudi Arabia, Israel

"We, the women of Yemen, say to America, Saudi Arabia, and Israel: By God, you will never enter our country, even if nobody is left in Yemen but …