Israel / Middle East

Eve of 4th Yemen War Anniversary: Peace Remains Elusive

A truce deal between the Saudi Arabia-led Sunni coalition and the Iran-allied Shiite Houthi rebels in the Yemeni port city of Hodeida – considered a lifeline for millions of people at risk of starvation in the world’s worst humanitarian crisis – remains elusive as the war reaches its fourth anniversary on Tuesday.

Clashes erupt in Yemen's Hodeida in truce violation: official

France Bans Iranian Airline for Shipping Troops and Weapons to Syria

France on Monday banned flights by Iranian airline Mahan Air, on the grounds that Mahan is employed by the Iranian regime to send troops and weapons to hotspots across the Middle East, including Syria. The move is a significant step toward European acceptance of the Trump administration’s argument that Iran is a major threat to stability in the Middle East.

An airplane of Mahan Air sits at the tarmac after landing at Sanaa International Airport in the Yemeni capital on March 1, 2015 a day after officials from the Shiite militia-controlled city signed an aviation agreement with Tehran. Western-backed President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, who fled last weekend an effective house …

Three Israeli Children Among Injured in Hamas Rocket Attack

TEL AVIV – Three children — a year-and-a-half, three-years-old and twelve-year-old — were among the seven injured in Monday morning’s rocket attack on a residential building in central Israel which saw the building leveled. 

A general view shows a damaged house after it was hit by a rocket in the village of Mishmeret, north of Tel Aviv on March 25, 2019. - A rocket hit a house in a community north of Tel Aviv and caused it to catch fire on Monday, wounding five …

Iranian Cleric Claims Country Hacked Netanyahu Family Phones

TEL AVIV – An Iranian ayatollah who is a close ally of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei claimed that the Islamic Republic has managed to hack the cellphones of Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu’s “family,” according to a report by Radio Farda. 

WARSAW, POLAND - FEBRUARY 14: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the opening session of the Ministerial to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East on February 14, 2019 in Warsaw, Poland. The ministerial is a conference on the Middle East sponsored by the Polish and …

Dubai Denies Claim R. Kelly Had Concert Plan in Sheikhdom

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Dubai’s government on Sunday forcefully denied a claim by R&B singer R. Kelly that the artist had planned concerts in the sheikhdom after he had sought permission from an Illinois judge to travel here despite facing sexual-abuse charges.

MIAMI - AUGUST 28: R. Kelly performs on stage during the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards at the American Airlines Arena on August 28, 2005 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Netanyahu Touts Close Ties with Trump Ahead of Washington Trip

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed the exceptionalism of US-Israel relations as he headed early Sunday morning to Washington, where he will meet with US President Donald Trump and deliver an address at AIPAC’s annual Policy Conference two weeks before Israeli elections.

US President Donald Trump poses for a photo with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and in the Rose Garden of the White House on March 5, 2018 in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump said he 'may' attend the opening of a controversial new US embassy in Jerusalem, a fraught prospect …

Netanyahu to Sue Gantz, Yaalon for Libel Over ‘Treason’ Claims

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday said he would sue the leaders of the Blue and White party for libel after one top would-be MK suggested his behavior in a corruption case involving submarine purchases “could constitute treason.”

RAMAT GAN, ISRAEL - MARCH 04: Israel's Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu points to photos of Likud party members as he delivers a speech during the launch of the Likud party election campaign on March 4, 2019 in Ramat Gan, Israel. (Photo by Amir Levy/Getty Images)

Hundreds Protest Ilhan Omar Speech to CAIR-Los Angeles

Hundreds of protesters gathered across the street from the Hilton hotel in Woodland Hills, California — and some unfurled banners from hotel balconies — to oppose Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), who addressed a fundraiser for the local branch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

Ilhan Omar (Tom Brenner / Getty)

U.S.-Backed Syrian Force Declares Victory over Islamic State

US-backed forces in Syria announced Saturday they have liberated the last pocket of territory held by the Islamic State in Syria, declaring victory over the extremist group and bringing an end to the caliphate it declared in 2014.

Syria: the battle to conquer IS's last redoubt