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Get Ready for the New Middle East Battlefield: The Golan

Get Ready for the New Middle East Battlefield: The Golan

The exchange of missiles last week on the Syrian-Israeli border was anything but normal. This firefight established new rules of engagement in the Levant, and made the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights an “operational theater” in the Syrian conflict overnight. The mainstream media’s version of events began with Israel retaliating against Iranian missile strikes, and the IDF […]

Latest moves show Trump grasps the realities of the Middle East

Latest moves show Trump grasps the realities of the Middle East

By Russell A. Berman, opinion contributor — 05/15/18 09:45 AM EDT The views expressed by contributors are their own and not the view of The Hill © Getty Images Source link

Marines Sent To Middle East

Marines Sent To Middle East

Marines Sent To Middle East  Bloomberg Full coverage Source link

World War 3: Iran 'SLAMS' Donald Trump as 'untrustworthy' as Middle East tensions SOAR

World War 3: Iran 'SLAMS' Donald Trump as 'untrustworthy' as Middle East tensions SOAR

Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari said the Republican firebrand’s move was “adopted to break Iran’s resistance”. He explained: “Today, we are again witnessing that the US untrustworthiness has been proved. “The US measure has been adopted to break Iran’s resistance and it is not a new thing […]

US Plans to Open Jerusalem Embassy Opposed Across Middle East

US Plans to Open Jerusalem Embassy Opposed Across Middle East

One of President Donald Trump’s most contentious foreign policy projects, the inauguration of a U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, is set to be carried out on Monday even as peace in the Middle East seems more elusive than ever. While Trump, who vowed to move the embassy from Tel Aviv during his campaign, isn’t attending, he’ll […]

Iraqis vote in first election since defeating Daesh

Iraqis vote in first election since defeating Daesh

An Iraqi man casts his vote at a polling station for the Iraqi parliamentary election in Sulaymaniyah, Iraq on May 12, 2018 [Feriq Fereç / Anadolu Agency] People pose for a photo after casting their vote at a polling station for the Iraqi parliamentary election in Sulaymaniyah, Iraq on May 12, 2018 [Feriq Fereç / […]

Palestinians face reckoning with US administration in a shifting Middle East

Palestinians face reckoning with US administration in a shifting Middle East

The street signs pointing to the US embassy are already up in Jerusalem, just days after its formal move from Tel Aviv. Five months after US President Donald Trump announced his administration’s recognition of the Holy City as Israel’s capital, the embassy relocation is almost complete. Israel hasn’t been coy about its jubilation around the […]

Kushner shares Jerusalem embassy spotlight

Kushner shares Jerusalem embassy spotlight

Since President Donald Trump’s inauguration, Jared Kushner has served as the administration’s point person in the Middle East, eclipsing even the secretary of state in some meetings with foreign leaders. But when it comes to the historic opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, a move Kushner championed behind the scenes, the president’s […]

In the Middle East right now, all sides in this complex battle are staring at each other with increasing concern

In the Middle East right now, all sides in this complex battle are staring at each other with increasing concern

In the West, it’s easy to concentrate on each daily drama about the Middle East and forget the world in which the real people of the region live. The latest ravings of the American president on the Iran nuclear agreement – mercifully, at last, firmly opposed by the EU – obscure the lands of mass […]

Egypt forces Uber to share data with security agencies

Egypt forces Uber to share data with security agencies

The Egyptian Parliament yesterday passed a law which would force ride-sharing companies Uber and Careem to share users’ private information with state security agencies, Quds Press reported. According to articles 9 and 10 of the new law, ride-sharing firms must keep the personal data of the users for 180 days and make this information available to […]