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Chief rabbi of Syrian Jewish community dies

Hamra fought with everything he had to bring Syrian Jews to Israel and with his help those communities and their culture survived.

Turkey and Iran: Parallel Islam imperialist ambitions for the Middle East

BEHIND THE LINES: Neither Ankara nor Tehran want a strong Iraq, or a strong Syria. On the contrary, the fragmentation of these countries suits both.

GIRLS STAND next to a poster depicting Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (right) and

Turkey, Saudi, Iran, Syria: High-level talks underpin new MidEast ethos

Over the last decade, there were increasing divisions in the region as Iran gobbled up property in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Yemen and as Saudi Arabia worked closely with Egypt, the UAE and Bahrain.

1 killed, 6 injured in alleged Israeli airstrike targeting Syrian coast

The strike targeted a "civilian plastic warehouse," according to SANA. Initial reports and video from the scene indicated that a large fire had broken out in the area.


Lebanon ups ante on maritime border with Israel - opinion

What prompted the Lebanese decision to further complicate matters?

John Kerry, the latest victim of Zarif’s big mouth - Analysis

It seems ridiculous that Zarif was unaware of the widely reported alleged Israeli airstrikes in Syria, begging the question why he's claiming he didn't know.

John Kerry denies he informed Iranian FM about Israeli strikes in Syria

A number of Republicans expressed outrage at the allegations against Kerry, blasting the former secretary of state for allegedly leaking sensitive information.

A swarm of desert locusts fly near the town of Rumuruti, Kenya, January 31, 2021.

Lebanon battles swarms of locusts after wind changes direction

The locusts, which threaten crops, are the latest addition to a long list of challenges faced by Lebanon, which is battling its worst financial crisis in decades.

A crew member raises the Iranian flag on Iranian oil tanker Adrian Darya 1, previously named Grace 1

Iran, Syria say 'attack' on tanker never happened

Iranian media walked back initial reports of an alleged "drone" attack on a tanker off the coast of Syria, calling it a welding accident.

An oil tanker loads gas in Assaluyeh seaport at the Persian Gulf

Iranian fuel tanker attacked by drone, Israel suspected

The report comes following recent escalations between Iran and Israel with regard to multiple tanker attacks.

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