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The Genocide of Assyrians That Started in Iraq Continues in Syria

(AINA) -- On Tuesday, February 23 ISIS attacked 35 Assyrian villages on the Khabur river in the Hassaka province in northeast Syria (AINA …

Iraq

Baransu, MİT, Erdoğan and the end of journalism in Turkey

The rule of law means that everyone, including journalists, can be tried before judicial courts.

Well, in Turkey, that is not exactly the case if you …

Turkey

Al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria may split from organization, fight ISIS: senior opposition member

Says talks currently underway between Al-Nusra Front, Western-backed opposition

Supporters of the Al-Nusra Front take part in a protest against Syrian …

War

A deal as a means, not an end

In a speech made after succeeding Neville Chamberlain as Britain's prime minister, Winston Churchill said: "It fell to Neville Chamberlain in one of …

BARÇIN YİNANÇ - It’s the people, not the AKP, who sent the military to the barracks

Barracks

Rafsanjani: Iran’s hard-liners 'in harmony with Netanyahu' - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

Author: Arash Karami Posted March 4, 2015

The March 3 speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in front of the US Congress warning against …

Iran

Thousands of Iraqi civilians flee as Tikrit battle intensifies

The UN say at least 28,000 have been forced to leave their homes in and around Tikrit as the battle to retake the Iraqi city from IS extremists moves …

Tikrit

Zarif: The Netanyahu regime ‘should be annihilated’

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif acknowledged that his country seeks the annihilation of the “Netanyahu regime” but denied that it seeks …

Iran

Netanyahu Speaks, Money Talks

Everything you need to know about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to Congress Tuesday was the presence in the visitor's gallery of one man -- Sheldon Adelson.

The gambling tycoon is the Godfather of the Republican Right. The party's presidential hopefuls line up to kiss his …

Israel

Right-wing student indicted for assaulting MK Zoabi at election panel

Far-right activist Baruch Marzel claimed responsibility for the attack

A right-wing extremist who attacked MK Haneen Zoabi at an election panel at the …

Elections

Libya declares more than 10 oil fields ‘non-operational’ after IS attacks

National Oil Corporation blames authorities in Libyan-capital of Tripoli, set up by Islamist-backed militias, for failing to protect oil fields.

Frum Jewish News

PA (Palestinian Authority) officials on Thursday morning 14 Adar reported two vehicles were set ablaze and Hebrew graffiti was left on the scene in a …

Israel

IDF uses Google Glass-like technology For real-time warfare

Imagine being in the heat of battle, you are exhausted, fatigued and running on adrenaline. A few seconds before a terrorist opens fire, you are told …

Google

Major Jewish Group Slams ‘Despicable’ New York Times Claim That Netanyahu Speech Asks Democrats to Choose Between Obama and Israel

The New York Times claimed that after Netanyahu's speech, Democrats will now have to choose between Obama and "their loyalty to the Jewish state." …

Israel

Special Report - How Cairo is taking the fight to Sinai militants - Analyses

HUSAYNAT, Egypt (Reuters) - At a remote spot in the Sinai desert last month, a commander of Egypt's most feared Islamist group outlined his hopes of …

Sinai

Roadside bombs slow Iraqi troops’ offensive on ISIS-held city

Published March 03, 2015 / FoxNews

Iraqi troops battled Islamic State extremists south of the militant-held city of Tikrit on Tuesday but their …

Iran

Tunisia looks to a new beginning

The promise of the Arab Spring has not been fulfilled in most of the countries that became caught up in the revolutionary fervour of 2011. But …

Tunisia

Criminalization of journalism in Turkey under way

What should one say if the majority of the media in Turkey report on the detention of a journalist on spying charges in an affirmative manner, some

Opinion: The Reality of 'Sexual Jihad'

Opinion: The Reality of ‘Sexual Jihad’

One Arab writer argues that the three British schoolgirls of Asian origin—Kadiza Sultana, Shamima Begum and …

Iraq

Netanyahu's alternatives

This week in Washington I met with a number of Democratic and Republican Congress members, both before and after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's …

Palestinian factions maintain fragile stability in Sidon camp

Although Salafist fugitives have found refuge in Ain al-Hilweh, competing Palestinian factions appear intent on maintaining stability in the refugee …

Stability

Podcast: On the Middle East, Christians, and ISIS

This week I had the opportunity to appear on ‘The Way Home‘ podcast, hosted by Dan Darling. Darling is the Vice President for Communications at the …

Podcasting

UK watchdog bans Israeli government tourism ad

An Israeli government tourism ad has been banned by the UK's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for misleading readers about the status of …

Israel

Iran: We saved the Jews three times; Netanyahu should learn history

Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif tells NBC his country `doesn’t support blind terrorism’ and `we will never have a bomb.’

Iran

Azerbaijani, Turkish air forces’ fighters on joint drills

Three MiG-29 fighters, three Su-25 fighters and an Il-76 military transport aircraft of Azerbaijan’s air forces are taking part in joint drills with …

Turkey

2015-03-05

Daily news on Saudi Arabian and regional developments provided by our partner, the Saudi-US Trade Group (SUSTG.com). To keep up with “everything …

Middle East

Purim or Munich?

In the story of Purim, a king is manipulated by his advisers into making disastrous decisions. Photo: Wiki Commons.Purim is this coming week. It’s a …

Purim

UNSC Deadline To Houthis Expires

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By Azzam Abdul-Aziz
The deadline set by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC)in mid-February, demanding the immediate unconditional …

Government

IS Eager to Confront US Ground Forces in Iraq

Since first seizing Iraqi territory in June 2014, the Islamic State (IS) has carefully selected targets based on a strategic vision of the regional …

Iraq