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Arab League Debates Allowing Syria to Return

The Arab League announced on Monday that they have not yet reached a consensus on reinstating membership for Syria, which they froze out of the League in 2011 at the dawn of its brutal civil war. Discussions about reinstating Syria will evidently continue.

Syria and Iran sign 'strategic' economic agreement

Iran and Syria Agree to Boost Cooperation, in ‘Message to World’

DAMASCUS, Syria — Syria and Iran signed 11 agreements and memoranda of understanding late Monday, including a “long-term strategic economic cooperation” deal aimed at strengthening cooperation between Damascus and one of its key allies in the civil war that has torn the country apart.

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Netanyahu Warns Iran: ‘Get Out’ of Syria

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday warned Iran to “get out of Syria” unless it wanted to continue being attacked by Israel.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (L) is greeted by Saudi's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir in Riyadh on January 13, 2019, during his extensive Middle East tour. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / various sources / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Pompeo: Time to Heal Rift between Qatar, Gulf States

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that a rift between Qatar and its Gulf Arab neighbors had gone on for too long and was threatening regional unity needed to counter Iran.

SOCHI, RUSSIA MAY 17, 2018: Syria's President Bashar al-Assad during a meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin (not in picture) at Bocharov Ruchei residence. Mikhail Klimentyev/Russian Presidential Press and Information Office/TASS (Photo by Mikhail Klimentyev\TASS via Getty Images)

Arab Nations Inch Toward Rehabilitating Syria’s Assad

BEIRUT — He has survived eight years of war and billions of dollars in money and weapons aimed at toppling him. Now Syrian President Bashar Assad is poised to be readmitted to the fold of Arab nations, a feat once deemed unthinkable as he forcefully crushed the uprising against his family’s rule.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (C) and his wife Susan (R) are greeted by Assistant Foreign Minister For North and South American Affairs , Reda Habeeb Ibrahim Zaki (2L) and Charge d'Affaires for the US Embassy in Egypt, Tom Goldberger (L), as they arrive at Cairo International Airport in …

Pompeo in Egypt Amid Concerns over U.S. Mideast Policy

CAIRO — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Cairo for talks with Egyptian leaders as he continues a nine-nation Middle East tour aimed at reassuring America’s Arab partners that the Trump administration is not walking away from the region.

Palestinians worry over 'normalisation' of Arab-Israeli ties

In First, Three Iraqi Delegations Said to Visit Israel

TEL AVIV – Three delegations from Iraq have reportedly made trips to Israel in recent months, holding meetings with Israeli officials and academics, visiting the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and meeting with experts in the field of Iraqi Jewish heritage.

Brazil's right-wing presidential candidate for the Social Liberal Party (PSL) Jair Bolsonaro gives his thumb up after casting his vote during the general elections, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on October 7, 2018. - Polling stations opened in Brazil on Sunday for the most divisive presidential election in the country …

Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro Hails Ties with Israel

Brazil’s incoming president Jair Bolsonaro pushed back against critics and feted burgeoning ties with Israel Thursday, as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made his way to Brasilia for the new leader’s swearing in.

Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel holds up a placard of a suspected Iranian atomic site while delivering a speech at the United Nations during the United Nations General Assembly on September 27, 2018 in New York City.World leaders are gathered for the 73rd annual meeting at the UN headquarters …

Iran Claims ‘Large-Scale Infiltration’ of Israeli Intelligence

A Tehran regime intelligence official on Thursday dismissed as “delusional” a statement made by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu earlier this week that Mossad agents “periodically” visit Iran to “catch up” on its illicit nuclear activities.

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Report: Saudi Crown Prince Mulling Summit with Trump, Netanyahu

Saudi Arabia’s Muhammad bin Salman is considering a Camp David-style meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Donald Trump, a London-based website claimed, in what it said would be a grand diplomatic gesture intended to help rehabilitate the crown prince’s image in the wake of the brutal murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khasoggi.

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Saudi Arabia Rejects U.S. Senate’s ‘Interference’ in Kingdom

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia issued an unusually strong rebuke of the U.S. Senate on Monday, rejecting a bipartisan resolution that put the blame for the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi squarely on the Saudi crown prince and describing it as interference in the kingdom’s affairs.