Syrian army pushes into Quneitra province, nearer to Golan

Syrian army pushes into Quneitra province, nearer to Golan

Syrian government forces wave flags after taking back city of Quneitra from rebels on Friday (AFP) The Syrian army and allied forces made advances in the southwest that bring it closer to the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights as rebels refusing to return to state rule boarded buses for opposition controlled northern Syria, state television and rebels […]

Jordanian attempts to commit suicide in parliament

Jordanian attempts to commit suicide in parliament

Jordanian security on Thursday rescued a man who tried to throw himself off the balcony in the parliament building. The man shouted: “I am seeking help from you,” before trying to jump while parliament were in session to approve the new government. Parliament Speaker Atef Tarawneh asked security to take the man to his office in order for him to […]

4 Palestinians in Gaza Strip killed by Israeli forces

4 Palestinians in Gaza Strip killed by Israeli forces

Four Palestinians were killed Friday by Israeli forces in two separate incidents near the Gaza-Israel buffer zone, according to Gaza’s Health Ministry. The first incident took place in the Khan Younis and Rafah areas in the southern Gaza Strip, where Israeli tanks and aircraft targeted sites belonging to Ezzedine al-Qassam, the armed wing of Hamas […]

Egypt: Kingmaker in a new Middle East

Egypt: Kingmaker in a new Middle East

Over the past year, together with several retired Israeli security experts, we have written about, and spoken of, the need to shift to a new paradigm to end the Israel Palestinian conflict and to move beyond the status quo. We have called for the establishment of a free, sovereign and independent Palestinian State in Gaza—with […]

US refused visa to Palestinian officials attending UN meeting

US refused visa to Palestinian officials attending UN meeting

Six Palestinian officials who were scheduled to give a presentation at the UN office in New York have been denied visas by the US without any explanation. The officials were due to attend a high-level meeting on development yesterday to present a report on Palestinian implementation of UN goals for 2030. In their absence, Palestinian […]

Two Palestinian brothers tortured to death by Syrian regime

Two Palestinian brothers tortured to death by Syrian regime

The Syrian regime has tortured to death two Palestinian brothers from the al-Hajar al-Aswad refugee camp, Action Group for Palestinians of Syria said. Ismail and Ziyad Adel Yusuf were arrested in 2013 and 2014, respectively. The Syrian regime has now returned their clothes and identity documents to their relatives. Read: Report: 9 pro-regime fighters killed in […]

Tribal leaders in Yemen request Saudi continue war

Tribal leaders in Yemen request Saudi continue war

Tribal leaders from a Houthi-stronghold have told a press conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to continue fighting the Houthis according to Arab News. In a press conference held on Monday, tribal leaders based in Saada Governorate, northern Yemen, condemned the Iranian-aligned Houthis and expressed support for the Saudi-led coalition’s military activity in northern Yemen. The […]

Middle East: No more running away

Middle East: No more running away

I’ve wanted to do mission work in the Middle East since my freshman year of college. I went on a Go Now trip that summer in Phoenix, Ariz., doing refugee work, and I fell in love with Arabs and their culture. So, this summer I was the most stoked to be here in the Middle […]

Algeria and Tunisia agree to fight cross-border terrorism

Algeria and Tunisia agree to fight cross-border terrorism

Government officials from Algeria and Tunisia met in Tunis on Wednesday to discuss ways to secure their common border. The move followed an attack on a patrol of the Tunisian National Guard in the border province of Jendouba, in which six soldiers were killed. According to the London-based Al-Araby Al-Jadeed, senior officials of the Algerian […]

What's behind Iraq's Basra protests?

What's behind Iraq's Basra protests?

The protests in Basra have been decades in the making and involve a complex set of factors. Over the last week demonstrators have taken to the streets of Basra, Iraq’s third largest city, protesting unemployment and lack of services. The protests only intensified when Iraqi security forces killed one of the participants.   How Prime Minister Haider […]

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