Asia: Middle East

Asia: Middle East

UN resumes aid for Syrian refugees stuck on Jordan border

AMMAN - The United Nations has announced it will resume aid to around 85,000 Syrian refugees stranded on the Jordanian border. Jordan closed its border...

Syria set for truce after bloody weekend

DAMASCUS - The US and Russia have been successful in brokering a truce in Syria. According to Syrian state media, President Bashar al-Assad vowed to...

Anti-Muslim Trump wants to expand business in Middle-East

According to reports, The Trump Organization's many Muslim partnerships and major projects in Muslim-majority countries remain intact despite the rather inflammatory view of its...

Islamic State bombs Lebanese capital, killing 43

BEIRUT - Despite the world’s attention on the fearful capabilities of Islamic State being grabbed after the horrendous attacks that took place in the...

Israel prosecutes Palestinian poet Internet posts

JERUSALEM - Dareen Tatour, a Palestinian poet, was arrested from her home by the Israeli police on October 11, 2015. The arrest was based...

Jihadists bomb three Saudi Arabian cities during holy month of Ramadan

Three Saudi Arabian cities - the holy city of Medina, Jeddah and Qatif - have been targets of a well-coordinated terrorist attack RIYADH - Saudi...

Key Hezbollah figure killed in air raid causing major stir up

DAMASCUS - An air strike in Syria led to the death of one of Hezbollah’s leaders, Samir Qantar. The death occurred in an Israeli...

Ties between Brazil and Israel struggle due to new ambassador

JERUSALEM - The relationship between Brazil and Israel has reached a tense point the past few days. After the change of ambassadors, Brazil is...

Egypt court halts Strait of Tiran agreement with Saudi Arabia

CAIRO - On June 21, an Egyptian court declared a maritime border agreement with Saudi Arabia, which was announced way back in April this...

Understanding the Middle East: Afghanistan

When we talk about Afghanistan, US troops are probably the first things to come to mind. It is true that the United States is...