Arab States

Arab states worry over India's lackluster response to Trump's Jerusalem move

The Indian Foreign Ministry's bland statement made no reference to Jerusalem and prompted criticism at home that it was insufficient, vague and …

Israel

U.S. vetoes U.N. call for withdrawal of Trump Jerusalem decision

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States was further isolated on Monday over President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital when it blocked a United Nations Security Council call for the declaration to be withdrawn.<p>U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley …

Israel

Sino-Qatari golden age

<b>Editor's Note:</b><p>China and Qatar have enjoyed an excellent relationship. On the occasion of the National Day of the State of Qatar, Global Times …

News (China)

Exclusive: Qatari dairy company battling Arab boycott to go public next year - sources

DOHA (Reuters) - Qatari company Baladna, which is creating a dairy industry in the desert to help the country to cope with a boycott by other Arab states, is planning an initial public offer of its shares (IPO) to raise funds and bring in strategic investors, sources familiar with the matter …

Middle East

Turkey also plans to open an embassy in Jerusalem — East Jerusalem, in support of Palestinians

Turkey has elevated the global condemnation of President Trump’s announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and will move its embassy to the city from Tel Aviv, announcing Thursday that it will open an embassy in Jerusalem.<p>But there’s a catch: The embassy would be …

Israel

Why did the USSR help to create Israel, but then became its foe - Russia Beyond

In 1947, the situation in the Middle East was very tense, with bombs and violent clashes every week. Great Britain, which had been administrating Palestine since 1920, wanted to terminate the mandate and let the ex-colony go free. Still, it was clear that independence would lead to more bloodshed …

Israel

Thirty years in the company of Hamas

Yesterday marked the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, which was created from the womb of the Muslim …

Israel

Palestine is no longer a priority for Saudi Arabia and the UAE

The extraordinary summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) that was held on Wednesday in Istanbul posed an important question: How a …

Middle East

Siege of Qatar 'arbitrarily splitting up families'

Amnesty International calls on Saudi-led bloc to lift blockade of Qatar, which it says is harming thousands of families.<p>Thousands of ordinary people are bearing the brunt of a six-month blockade imposed on Qatar by neighbouring Arab states, especially through forced separation, a new Amnesty …

Middle East

The Ties that Bind: Families, Clans, and Hizballah’s Military Effectiveness

<b></b>A recent article in a pro-Hizballah media site tells the “Story of Two Martyrs,” Ibrahim and Ahmad Shihab, cousins who grew up together in the town …

Middle East

Israeli minister eyeing PM job seeks to form ‘anti-Iran axis’ with Saudi Arabia

Yisrael Katz, Israel's Intelligence and Transportation Minister, wants Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's job. And if he ever gets it, he would try to launch his country into a novel – and perhaps revolutionary – direction, one that would see a new "anti-Iran axis" formed along with Saudi Arabia …

Middle East

Tillerson says U.S. embassy move to Jerusalem unlikely during Trump's current term

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday that moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem could take at least three years if not longer, …

Israel

The Qatar Quarrel Benefits the U.S.

It’s not exactly a battle between moderates and radicals, but it could have a moderating effect.<p>It is no secret that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has been at odds with President Trump on a range of issues. One of them is the U.S. response to the spat that erupted in early June between Qatar and …

Middle East

Grapevine: Exodus from Libya

It is only in recent years that thought has been given to the suffering of Jews in Arab lands during World War II.<p>IT IS only in recent years that …

Israel

Israeli business leaders to travel to Bahrain in next normalization step

The interfaith group's visit to Jerusalem has sparked outrage among Palestinians and also back home in Bahrain.<p>A delegation of Israeli business …

World News

Saudi Arabia could pay a big price for Trump's decision on Jerusalem

• <b>President Donald Trump announced last week the US would recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.</b>• <b><br>One close US ally — Saudi Arabia — may pay a big price for Trump’s controversial recognition.</b>• <b><br>Saudi Arabia’s head-of-state has special responsibilities in the Muslim world.</b><p>It is too early to assess the …

Middle East

Houthis believed to have moved Iranian missile expert's body across Yemeni capital

Yemen's Houthi rebels are believed to have moved the corpse of an Iranian missile adviser across the capital on Tuesday after pressure from Tehran to …

Middle East

Saudi Arabia to lift 35-year ban on cinemas

Move forms part of social reforms by the powerful crown prince that are shaking up the ultra-conservative kingdom<p>Saudi Arabia has announced it will lift a decades-long ban on cinemas as part of social reforms by the powerful crown prince that are shaking up the ultra-conservative …

Middle East

Hezbollah's Nasrallah says group to focus on Israel

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah group, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, on Monday said the group and its allies in the region would renew their focus on the Palestinian cause after what he called their victories elsewhere in the region.<p>FILE PHOTO: Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Sayyed …

Middle East

US agency to help Iraq recover from Daesh despite Trump aid cuts

The United States is committed to helping Iraq recover from three years of war against Islamic State despite President Donald Trump cutting the …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Donald Trump's reported TV habits would ‘get most Americans sacked’

A Democrat lawmaker has weighed in on recent reports Donald Trump spends up to eight hours of his day in front of the TV and argued most Americans …

Donald Trump

The JC letters page, 8th December

Painful memory that must be honoured<p>After 70 years since the UN General Assembly voted on the Partition Plan, adopted by 33 votes to 13 with 10 …

Jewish Culture

Arab states encourage US to abandon Jerusalem move

CAIRO- Arab foreign ministers on Sunday urged the United States to abandon its decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, saying the move …

Israel

The Jerusalem Issue, Explained

Why is President Trump’s announcement that the United States now considers Jerusalem to be Israel’s capital such a big deal? Why are some experts warning of violence or an end to the peace process? What’s the dispute over Jerusalem all about, anyway? Let’s review.<p><b>What Are the Basics?</b><p>Both Israelis …

Israel

Shaaban: Trump’s Jerusalem Decision Came at the Consent of Reactionary Arab States

U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the Israeli occupation entity came after the consent of some …

Donald Trump

The Economic Cost of Violence against Women: An Overdue Approach in the Arab Region - Opinion

Violence against women has been recognized by most Arab Statesas a phenomenon that needs focused attention, especially with goal 5 of the Sustainable …

Gender

Changing tides in Scandinavia–Israel relations

Scandinavians no longer fear the implications of economic ties with Israel.<p>The delicate framework of political relations between Israel and …

Opinion

December 10, 2017: Trump’s declaration

With regard to “World leaders warn of doomed peace process” (December 7), can anyone explain to me the absurdity?<p>When years ago the Palestinians …

Israel

Saudi film wins top prize for raising awareness against extremism

Author: ARAB NEWSSat, 2017-12-09 03:00ID: 1512771996003854300RIYADH: Saudi Arabia won first prize for an awareness-raising film in countering …

Middle East

Major powers to push Saudi Arabia, Iran to stop interfering in Lebanon

Major powers will try to shore up Lebanon’s stability on Friday by pushing Saudi Arabia and Iran to stop interfering in its politics, and urging …

Middle East