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Afghanistan, Pakistan and the F-16: Mattis has to hardsell these issues on his visit to India

The US secretary of defence, retired Lieutenant General James Mattis, has a two-point agenda for his trip starting September 25: get New Delhi to …

Lockheed Martin

Turkish jets destroy PKK hideouts in northern Iraq

Turkish jets have destroyed weapon depots and hideouts used by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in northern Iraq, the Turkish General …

Turkey

Iran Defiantly Tests New Ballistic Missile

Today’s Top Stories1. Defying US warnings, Iran tested a new missile capable of reaching Israel.Revolutionary Guards aerospace chief General Amir Ali …

Israel

Iran Tests Missile Capable Of Reaching Israel

(JTA) — Iran successfully tested a new medium-range missile, capable of reaching both Israel and U.S. military bases in the Persian Gulf.<p>The …

Iran

Will Jordan waive demand to place Israeli guard on trial?

Jordan's King Abdullah has exhibited a tough stance regarding the investigation of the Israeli security official who killed two Jordanians in …

Israel

From Exodus to Munich: A Response to Forest Rain (Michael Lumish)

Forest Rain has written a smart piece published in <i>Israellycool</i> entitled, <i>From Exodus to Munich: How Did We Get Here?</i><p>This is an interesting bit of …

Bernie Sanders: US ‘complicit’ in Israel’s 'occupation' of the Palestinians

Sanders also said that “in terms of Israeli-Palestinian relations the United States has got to play a much more even-handed role."<p>US Senator Bernie …

Bernie Sanders

US forces assist Syrian opposition force in crossing IS positions

"Without any resistance from the IS militants, the SDF units are moving further along left shore of the Euphrates River towards Deir ez-Zor," Russian …

Syria

Turkey: Show trials of journalists are a travesty of justice | Reporters without borders

On Monday 18 September they attended the first hearing in the trial of journalists, columnists and staff working for <i>Zaman</i> newspaper, including <b>Şahin</b> …

Turkey

Newsweek Corrects on Hamas Document, Israel's Capital

CAMERA's Israel office yesterday prompted correction of a <i>Newsweek</i> article which misinformed about a May 2017 Hamas policy document and which …

Israel

The truth behind military intervention in Qatar

Only 48 hours into Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt putting their boycott with Qatar into effect, Doha straightaway announced resorting to …

Middle East

Iran's Military Options Against Kurdish Independence

The Kurdish independence referendum is only a few days away, and there are growing indications that Iran is considering drastic measures to stop the …

Iran

Iran: Leila Mohammadzadeh faces legal prosecution

Iran: Leila Mohammadzadeh faces legal prosecution Leila Mohammadzadeh was arrested while explaining the articles of the Universal Decla...

Iran army kicks off massive drills along western frontier

The ground force of the Iranian regular army launched massive war games along the country’s western frontier areas hours after the Islamic Revolution …

Iran

The Wild West is Back in Action

Kurdistan flags. Photo: SN<p><b>Prof. Jamal Ameen | Exclusive to Ekurd.net</b><p>Since the creation of Iraq and forcefully linking Mosul Vilayet to it, all …

War

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Oman keen on friendly ties with Iran: FM bin Alawi

“Muscat attaches great importance to the friendly ties between Tehran and countries of America, Europe, and region,” said Yusuf bin Alawi bin …

Iran

Workers Peacefully Demanding Unpaid Wages Beaten and Arrested by Anti-Riot Police in Iranian City of Arak

<b></b><b>“Poor workers don’t deserve to be beaten.”</b>Anti-riot police forces stormed peaceful protests by workers at two industrial units in Arak, the capital …

Injustice

The Kurdish Question: Why Federalization In Syria And The Creation Of A Kurdistan Is A Very Bad Idea

Shortly after the Russian entrance to the Syrian theatre, American media became full of stories praising the heroism of the Kurdish fighters battling …

Iraqi army, Peshmerga sign agreement on Hawija offensive

The artillery of Peshmerga forces. File photo.Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) The Iraqi army has signed a military agreement with the Kurdish troops on …

Iraq

KSA: Saudi air force intercepts ballistic missile launched from Yemen

The official spokesman of the "Coalition for the Restoration of the Legitimacy of Yemen" Colonel Turki Al Malki said that at 10.03pm on Saturday, the …

Middle East

Democratic forces of Turkey demand a ‘scientific and secular’ education system

As the academic year in Turkey started with a number of issues, ranging from a controversial revisions in the curriculum to thousands of teachers …

BREAKING: Kurdish independence referendum Monday as scheduled - Barzani - Region - World

Iraqi-Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani announced in a press conference in Erbil on Sunday that the Kurdish independence referendum which has been set …

Iraq

Iran and North Korea Double Down - The American Interest

A key component of President Trump’s fiery United Nations speech this week was a denunciation of North Korea and Iran, two “rogue regimes” that he …

North Korea

Egypt’s honourable figures under fire – Watani

<b>Problems on hold</b><p>The Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA), which celebrates its 15th anniversary on 16 October 2017, is the modern-day Library of Alexandria …

Egypt

Report: Iran, Hizbullah Quietly Trying to Mediate Hamas-Syria Reconciliation

Iran is working to restore a lost link in its network of alliances in the Middle East, trying to bring Hamas fully back into the fold after the …

Middle East

Palestinian Activist Rasmea Odeh Deported to Jordan from Chicago

Sep 21 2017 / 6:08 pm<p>Palestinian Activist Rasmea Odeh. (Photo: via teleSUR, file)<p>Palestinian activist Rasmea Odeh was deported to Jordan from Chicago …

Palestine

Jordan's royal family doesn't quite consider its Palestinian citizens to be - citizens

From Jordan's Prince Al Hussein Bin Abdullah II's speech at the UN General Assembly last week:<p>My country--a resource-poor nation in a conflict-rich …

The world’s conscience seems to be on ‘silent’ mode –– Crown Prince

AMMAN – Delivering Jordan’s address at the 72nd Session of UN General Assembly on Thursday, HRH Crown Prince Hussein said that although Jordan is …

Middle East