Turkish delight

2020-02-21 13:52

A simple version of a classic Middle Eastern sweet.

WATCH | Why Trump ordered the killing of Iran's Qassem Suleimani

2020-01-14 17:33

Qassem Suleimani, who was killed in a US drone strike in Baghdad, was widely considered to be the most powerful man in Iran after the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Iraq set for conflict, even if US and Iran de-escalate - analysts

2020-01-09 12:48

Arch-foes Tehran and Washington may be temporarily calling it even after Iranian missiles targeted US forces in Iraq, but analysts predict violent instability will keep blighting Baghdad.

Trump, his tweets and international law

2020-01-08 15:40

Did Trump's threat to possibly use 'disproportionate' force if Iran strikes US citizens and sites violate int'l law?

'Slap in the face' - Iran supreme leader on missiles fired at US troop bases in Iraq

2020-01-08 12:35

Iran's supreme leader said a "slap in the face" was delivered to the United States, when the Islamic republic fired missiles at US troop bases in Iraq on Wednesday.

US abruptly endorses Israel's Golan sovereignty in big shift

2019-03-22 12:20

President Donald Trump says that it's time to recognize Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights

Israeli premier's son blocked on Facebook for anti-Muslim posts

2018-12-17 17:57

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's eldest, Yair, tweeted that Facebook blocked his page for 24 hours over apparent anti-Muslim posts.

Israel exchanges intense fire with Hamas militants in Gaza

2018-07-15 08:01

The Israeli military has launched its widest airstrike campaign in Gaza since the 2014 war, as Hamas militants fired dozens of rockets into Israel.

Calm returns after most severe Israel-Gaza flare-up in years

2018-05-31 07:23

Calm has returned to the Gaza Strip and nearby Israeli communities after the worst military flare-up since a 2014 war raised fears of yet another full-blown conflict in the beleaguered Palestinian enclave.

Gaza hospitals struggle to cope with high casualty toll

2018-05-16 10:01

Patients with gunshot wounds have filled wards and hallways in Gaza's under-equipped and overwhelmed main hospital, with dozens still waiting in line for surgery a day after Israeli soldiers shot and killed 59 Palestinians.


Trump warns Iran's supreme leader to be 'careful with his words'

2020-01-18 10:58

President Donald Trump on Friday warned Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, to be "very careful with his words."

US condemns latest missile attack on Iraqi base

2020-01-13 10:43

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday said he was "outraged" by another missile attack on an Iraqi airbase where US forces have been stationed, as neighboring Iran signalled a wish to de-escalate tensions.

Has Trump deterred Iran? Experts weigh in

2020-01-09 10:40

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Wednesday said the US strike that killed a top Iranian general had restored credibility to the US threat to Tehran to restrain itself militarily.

Iran state media claims 80 Americans killed by missiles, Guard Corps note 'great victory'

2020-01-08 13:51

Iranian state television claimed that Wednesday missile strikes on bases in Iraq killed 80 Americans, in a report citing what it called an informed Revolutionary Guards source.

Calm appears to hold in Gaza despite exchange of fire

2019-03-27 12:37

An unofficial cease-fire appears to be holding between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers despite limited exchanges of fire.

Israel protests image of Jordanian minister stepping on flag

2018-12-31 08:41

Israel's Foreign Ministry says its embassy in Jordan has filed a strong condemnation with the kingdom over a picture of a Jordanian government minister stepping on an image of the Israeli flag.

Israel adopts controversial Jewish nation-state law

2018-07-19 10:13

Israel's parliament has adopted a law defining the country as the nation state of the Jewish people, provoking fears it could lead to blatant discrimination against Arab citizens.

Saudi Arabia is planning to turn rival Qatar into an island

2018-06-23 07:58

Saudi Arabia may be moving forward with plans to dig a canal along its border with Qatar. 

Gaza demonstration: Peaceful protest or Hamas-led attack?

2018-05-19 09:41

Israel accused Gaza's Islamist rulers Hamas of using the protests to carry out attacks.

Israeli-Gaza clashes: We are no closer to the truth

2018-05-15 16:17

Hamas is a known terror organisation. It is known to use civilians as human shields and to place the citizens of Gaza in danger, writes Howard Feldman.

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