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Insight - Syria's Nusra Front may leave Qaeda to form new entity

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Leaders of Syria's Nusra Front are considering cutting their links with al Qaeda to form a new entity backed by some Gulf states trying to topple President Bashar al-Assad, sources said.

Sources within and close to Nusra said that Qatar, which enjoys good relations with the group, …

Syria

Netanyahu: He came, he delivered, he failed

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was still in the air between Tel Aviv and Washington when his propaganda machinery was set fully in motion. A senior Israeli official travelling with him told reporters: "The Israeli government had a good understanding of the agreement we can draw …

Israel

Israel, Iran, and the struggle for US favour

Washington DC, United States - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to the US Congress offered a flawed, unrealistic standard for judging nuclear talks with Iran, critics say, while drawing a sharp rebuke from angry Democrat lawmakers who skipped it.

After weeks of controversy, …

Iran

Many Assyrians unable to enter Lebanon

BEIRUT: The actual number of Assyrian Christian refugees coming to Lebanon from embattled areas in northeast Syria was unclear Tuesday, as sources …

Syria's Nusra Front may leave Qaeda to form new entity

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Leaders of Syria's Nusra Front are considering cutting their links with al Qaeda to form a new entity backed by some Gulf states trying to topple President Bashar al-Assad, sources said.

Sources within and close to Nusra said that Qatar, which enjoys good relations with the group, …

Syria

A Silver Lining in Netanyahu’s Thundering Speech

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used a nationally televised address to Congress on Tuesday to liken the Iranian government to the Nazis, …

Iran

Mines, bombs slow advance on ISIS-held Tikrit

BAGHDAD: Iraqi troops and Shiite militias battled ISIS Tuesday on the outskirts of militant-held Tikrit, unable to advance further on Saddam …

The child soldiers of Yemen

Sanaa, one of the oldest cities of the world, is now a patchwork of many checkpoints. Last September, the heavily fortified Yemeni capital fell to Houthi fighters, and in just six months the rebels dissolved the assembly and took over the government.

These young boys are usually recruited from …

Child Soldiers

Only Two Things Would Please Netanyahu: Regime Change or War

Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech before Congress on Tuesday was a disturbing spectacle: shallow, evasive, short on logic, and long on cynicism.

Fred Kaplan …

War

Netanyahu says gave 'practical alternative' to Iran deal

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Pushing back against criticism from U.S. President Barack Obama, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday he had presented a practical alternative for an international nuclear agreement being negotiated with Iran.

Upon landing in Israel after addressing the …

Iran

UK bans ad for implying Old Jerusalem part of Israel

Don’t Blow Up an Effective Iran Deal

If members of Congress think blocking this deal will lead to a better one, they are dangerously mistaken.

Iran

If Netanyahu wins the election, perhaps even thanks to his performance in Washington, he will have to deal with the fallout from the speech, which will include a very upset Obama administration. Ever since Speaker…

If Netanyahu wins the election, perhaps even thanks to his performance in Washington, he will have to deal with the fallout from the speech, which

Elections

Kerry heads to Saudi Arabia to consult on Iran nuke talks

MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) — Fresh from the latest round of Iran nuclear negotiations, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is heading to Saudi Arabia to ease Gulf Arab concerns about an emerging deal and discuss ways to calm instability in troubled Yemen and other Mideast nations.

Kerry will leave …

Iran

U.N. nuclear watchdog to discuss Iran nuclear program in Tehran

(Reuters) - International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) representatives will meet Iranian officials in Tehran on March 9 to discuss technical details of Iran's nuclear work, the U.N. atomic watchdog said on Wednesday.

The IAEA says Iran has been stalling its investigation while negotiations between …

Iran

Jihad on the Horizon: The ISIL Threat from an Israeli Perspective

A former chief of staff to Israel's defense minister offers an in-depth look at the state of the international campaign against ISIL and how it is …

Israel

Iran's Support for Terrorism Worldwide

By dramatically increasing its sponsorship of terrorism and cementing its partnership with Hezbollah in Syria, the Iranian regime is posing more of a …

Iran

Shas leader says party wants Netanyahu as PM

Shas leader Aryeh Deri indicated Tuesday at a party gathering that he was likely to recommend that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu form the next …

Benjamin Netanyahu

EU criticised over Syrian refugees policy

Mersin, Turkey - Abu Ziad, 21, is a Syrian refugee who fled from his hometown in Homs to Beirut in 2012. Wrenched from a once promising future, he made his way to Turkey two years later to search carefully for a smuggler. In September 2014, he found one he thought he could trust.

"He called himself …

Refugees

Lavrov assures Bassil of Russia's support for Lebanon

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has assured Lebanese counterpart Gebran Bassil of Moscow’s support for Lebanon’s stability, unity and …

Syrian refugee starts pizza delivery service in Za'atari camp

News Stories, 2 March 2015

Abu Mahmood, 48, makes pizza at his bakery in Jordan's Za'atari refugee camp. Originally from Dera'a in southern Syria, he …

Pizza Delivery

The Islamic State through the looking-glass

They will say, "Our eyes have been deceived. We have been bewitched."
Surat al-Hijr (15:15)One of the particularities of the movement calling itself …

Islam

Morocco: Two Sentenced on Homosexuality Charge | Human Rights Watch

(Rabat) – Two men accused of consensual homosexual activity are serving prison terms after a trial that seems to have been unfair, Human Rights Watch …

Human Rights

Dubai launches Museum of the Future

Middle East Eye on Twitter

Egypt says it will arrest, freeze assets any Hamas members found on its soil. More to follow. #Egypt #Hamas pic.twitter.com/PbeBvk2EnO

7 ‘transsexuals’ arrested, charged with ‘debauchery’

Seven alleged ‘transsexuals’ have been arrested under charges of “debauchery” as part of a wider crackdown on Egypt’s LGBT community, the newspaper …

Egypt

Iran's regional policy after a nuclear deal

One of the many points of contention between Left and Right over a possible nuclear deal with Tehran concerns how Iran will behave in its aftermath. …

Iran

Two Malaysians identified in ISIS beheading video from Syria

Malaysian authorities have identified two Malaysians in a video by ISIS of a beheading that is believed to have taken place in Syria.

Netanyahu’s nuclear deceptions

UNITED NATIONS — In the address on Tuesday to the United States Congress by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, we witnessed a new peak in the long-running hype over Iran’s nuclear energy program. Yet all his predictions about how close Iran was to acquiring a nuclear bomb have proved …

Iran

Netanyahu’s dangerous zero-sum game

Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's prime minister, pauses while speaking during a joint meeting of Congress in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in …

Israel