Abbas warns ‘no peace or stability’ without Jerusalem as Palestinian capital

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told Muslim leaders on Wednesday that a US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was a crime which showed that Washington should no longer play a role in Middle East peace talks. Addressing an emergency meeting of Muslim leaders in Turkey, Abbas said President Donald Trump was giving Jerusalem away […]

Lebanese General Security warns over Mossad’s attempt to recruiting citizens online

The Lebanese General Security Directorate has warned over online recruiting done by Mossad, the Israeli Intelligence agency. A report of the Lebanese Counterintelligence indicates the services of the Zionist regime are preparing some traps for citizens on the Internet to include them into their lists of informants. The statement reveals that Mossad operates on social […]

Islamic leaders urge world to recognise East Jerusalem as capital of Palestine

Islamic leaders on Wednesday urged the world to recognise occupied East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine, as Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas warned the United States no longer had any role to play in the peace process. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan convened in Istanbul an emergency summit of the world’s main pan-Islamic body, the […]

Israeli delegation walks out of trade union summit after Lebanese rep slammed Israel, trump

The Israeli delegation walked  out of the ongoing Euro-Mediterranean Summit meeting of Economic and Social Councils and Similar Institutions in Spain on Wednesday after a Lebanese representative criticized the Israeli occupation and U.S. President Donald Trump. The dramatic exit came after Castro Abdullah, the president of Lebanon’s National Confederation of Trade Unions and Trade Union Workers […]

Trump’s Jerusalem move: Soleimani says Iran Is ready to back Palestinian forces

Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander Qassem Soleimani says his nation is ready to support Palestinian forces in the Gaza Strip, days after the U.S. recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Soleimani, commander of the Al Quds force, made the offer in a phone call late Monday with leaders of groups in Gaza, according to the Revolutionary Guard […]

Exact origin of hummus is still highly contested, but Lebanon still holding world record

By Diana Spechler At Akramawi, a 65-year-old hummus joint by Damascus Gate in Jerusalem, a cook named Nader Tarawe was showing me how to prepare hummus. The recipe for hummus b’tahini (as the dish is named; ‘hummus’ simply means ‘chickpeas’), consists of chickpeas, tahini, garlic and lemon. Since it’s relatively simple to make, the variations […]

US ‘ready for direct talks with North Korea’

The United States is ready to begin talks on North Korea’s nuclear disarmament without prior conditions, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday. “We’re ready to have the first meeting without preconditions,” Tillerson told a meeting on the crisis at the Atlantic Council policy forum in Washington. “Let’s just meet and let’s talk about the […]

Russia will keep its air and naval bases in Syria: Kremlin

Russia will keep a naval and an air base in Syria capable of carrying out strikes against “terrorists” if required after a partial military pull-out announced by President Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin said on Tuesday. Putin on Monday ordered “a significant part” of Moscow’s military contingent to start pulling out of Syria, declaring their work […]