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Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas
 

Posted on: September 29th, 2016

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"Hamas

Beirut-based Nimr Hammad, political adviser to Yasser Arafat and Mahmoud Abbas has died at the age of 78.

Evacuating wounded to primitive medical assistance areas after an air strike in Aleppo.
 

Posted on: September 26th, 2016

News & ViewsGlobalEuropeFrance

At least 100,000 children have had no safe drinking water for 3 days in Aleppo.

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'Missile Strike' -- a new anti-Israel game launched by Iran.
 

Posted on: September 21st, 2016

News & ViewsIsraelIDF & Security

Iran is again threatening Israel, saying it will "turn Tel Aviv and Haifa to dust" pending mistakes by the "Zionist regime."

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United Nations Security Council Chamber
 

Posted on: September 21st, 2016

News & ViewsMiddle EastHezbollah

New Zealand PM John Key chaired the UN Security Council session in his final month of a 2-year rotation as president.

Da'esh (ISIS) fighters seizing control of Deir El-Zour in Syria in January 2016.
 

Posted on: September 18th, 2016

News & ViewsMiddle EastHezbollah

It's not clear who killed 80 Syrian soldiers but the US-Russian ceasefire is crumbling. Israel's deployed the Iron Dome.

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Phil Rosenthal wants to represent NY's 10th District
 

Posted on: September 16th, 2016

News & ViewsElections

"This district is literally Ground Zero and our representative supported the Iran Deal? Is no one paying attention," Rosenthal queries.

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The ancient Central Synagogue of Aleppo, badly damaged in 2014 by warfare.
 

Posted on: September 16th, 2016

News & ViewsMiddle EastHezbollah

Eighty thousand Aleppo residents starve as their fate is determined by which side blinks first in a game of chicken played in a ceasefire.

View of the Israel-Lebanon border from Israel's Western Galilee. April  2015.
 

Posted on: September 14th, 2016

News & ViewsMiddle EastHezbollah

A group of UNIFIL soldiers were rushed to a field hospital in southern Lebanon after their vehicle blew up when it hit a landmine while on patrol.

A picture taken from the Israeli side of the border shows smoke rising from Jubata, a village in the Syrian side of the border during fights between Islamic rebels and the Syrian army on September 11, 2016.
 

Posted on: September 13th, 2016

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Route 98 in the Israeli Golan Heights was closed to traffic after the third Syrian mortar shell exploded in the area, making the road risky for travelers.

Administration witnesses before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations (Committee on Financial Services) hearing on “Fueling Terror: The Dangers of Ransom Payments to Iran,” Sept. 8, 2016. / Screenshot
 

Posted on: September 13th, 2016

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

The US and Iran did not draft a written settlement agreement or any other formal documentation of the cash transfers, and Iran directed the Iran-US Tribunal at the Hague that it not record the settlement of its claim.

Soviet S-200 missile
 

Posted on: September 13th, 2016

News & ViewsMiddle EastHezbollah

As the Israeli Air Force was hitting Syrian Army positions, the other side launched two S-200 (SAM) ground-to-air missiles from Damascus.

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US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Secretary Sergei Lavrov at joint news conference in Geneva, Sept. 9, 2016.
 

Posted on: September 11th, 2016

News & ViewsMiddle EastHezbollah

Russia and the United States have agreed to work together to impose a cease-fire in Syria, again. Almost no one believes it will last: even their own allies.

Saudi Grand Mufti Abdul Aziz Al Sheikh / Wikipedia commons
 

Posted on: September 7th, 2016

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

For the record, Iran now believes there are three Satans: the Great Satan (US), Little Satan (Israel), and Puny Satan (Saudi Arabia).

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Smoke rises near Quneitra Crossing as it seen from the Golan Heights, August 27, 2014.
 

Posted on: September 6th, 2016

News & ViewsMiddle EastHezbollah

The reports all agree that Assad's allies are massing near Israel's border with Syria. What's unclear is which enemy it is.

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Flag of Iran
 

Posted on: September 5th, 2016

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

Iran regains international status and power as Britain re-installs an ambassador in Tehran, and accepts an Iranian ambassador in London.

Smoke rises near Quneitra Crossing as it seen from the Golan Heights, August 27, 2014.
 

Posted on: September 5th, 2016

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Israeli military forces targeted Syrian artillery launchers in retaliation for an attack that struck the Golan Heights earlier in the day.

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Catherine Ashton, P5+1 and Iran foreign ministers in Geneva negotiations / Wikipedia commons
 

Posted on: September 2nd, 2016

News & ViewsGlobal

The Trump campaigned quickly took advantage of the report, with a statement by retired Army General Michael Flynn, who said, "It’s now clear President Obama gave away the store to secure a weak agreement that is full of loopholes."

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An oil rig in the sea. (illustrative only)
 

Posted on: August 29th, 2016

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

Iran, a member of OPEC, is not as worried about the plummeting price of crude oil as its regional neighbors -- it has other sources of income.

The Fordow nuclear facility, satellite image / Photo credit: cryptome.org
 

Posted on: August 29th, 2016

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned "the enemy should understand that if it strikes, it will definitely be stricken by a yet stronger blow, with active defense turning to active assault as well.”

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Hamas Tunnel (archive)
 

Posted on: August 28th, 2016

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

A new smuggler tunnel has been found by police, running between Mexico under the border to the USA.

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