Kushner optimistic over negotiating a lasting Israel-Palestinian peace deal

Jared Kushner said Sunday he was optimistic he could negotiate a lasting peace agreement between Israel and the Palestiniansdespite increasing tension in the region over President Trump’s reported plans to recognize Jerusalem the Israeli capital. In a rare public appearance at a forum of current and former American and Middle East officials, Mr. Kushner, the […]

Can Saudi Arabia’s crown prince reengineer his country?

By Calvert W. Jones Saudi Arabia’s powerful crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, isn’t just consolidating power before his probable ascent to the throne. He’s also trying to remake Saudi society. He bluntly told reporters that his country is “not normal.” And so, like Ataturk in post-World War I Turkey, the shah in pre-revolutionary Iran and […]

Iran opposition calls for unravelling the truth on Iran including executions of women, children

The Iranian opposition in the United States has published a book on the 1988 massacre when the Iranian regime murdered thousands of people opposing it. During a presentation on Friday in Washington, the opposition called for unravelling the truth on what is happening Iran including executions on women, children and those who oppose the regime. […]

Israelis protest against Netanyahu, corruption

About 20,000 Israelis demonstrated in Tel Aviv on Saturday against government corruption and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who is under criminal investigation over allegations of abuse of office. The demonstration was by far the largest of weekly anti-corruption protests sparked by corruption allegations against Netanyahu, who denies any wrongdoing. The four-term leader is suspected of […]

Sanaa streets empty as Saleh’s forces try to take capital from Houthis

SANAA, Yemen – Streets are empty, schools and universities announced a temporary holiday until further notice, people fled their houses in conflict zones, shops and companies were closed as military vehicles and fighters spread everywhere in the capital city on Saturday. Most residents stayed home as clashes broke out in the streets between former allies […]

Israel strikes an Iranian military base near Damascus, Syria. 12 Iranian militants killed

ISRAEL launched surface-to-surface missiles at a military installation believed to be an arms base outside the Syrian capital Damascus in the early hours of yesterday, according to state TV reports. UK-based monitoring group the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights earlier reported explosions near Damascus, which it said were caused by a suspected Israeli missile attack. […]