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Two 17 year old Gazans killed in Israeli airstrikes

As Israel struck sites throughout the Gaza Strip last night - in what the IDF called retaliation strikes for a roadside bomb which exploded...

Netanyahu holds up Iranian drone shot down over Syria (video)

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:10 P.M.) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held aloft what he claimed was a fragment of an Iranian drone downed over...

China’s step into the maelstrom of the Middle East

The Middle East has a knack for sucking external powers into its conflicts. China’s ventures into the region have shown how difficult it is to...

Breaking: Air sirens go off in Israel after rocket fire

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:10 A.M.) - At approximately 11:30 A.M.) - (Jerusalem Time), air sirens went off inside the Hof Ashekelon settlement near the Gaza...

Israel returns fire after Hamas-staged explosion at security fence

Four IDF soldiers were injured, two of them severely, in Saturday’s attack at the security point, while the Israelis were patrolling the border. An Israeli...

Iran inks port lease deal during Rouhani’s Delhi trip

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:35 P.M.) - Iran President Hassan Rouhani and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a joint press conference following bilateral talks in...

Israel will ‘forever’ control the Golan Heights: Netanyahu

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:50 P.M.) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated during a meeting with U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres that Israel will not...

First-hand account of repentant Russian escapee on life inside ISIS (video)

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:05 A.M.) - As the joint forces of the international coalition close in on so called Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS, ISIL)...

Tillerson and Hariri discuss Lebanon-Israel border dispute

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:10 P.M.) - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Prime Minister of Lebanon Saad Hariri at Baabda Palace in Beirut,...

Jordanian King lauds Putin’s role in Syrian settlement (video)

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:15 P.M.) - Russian President Vladimir Putin met with his Jordanian counterpart King Abdullah II in Moscow on Thursday, when he congratulated...