Middle East


Jerusalem’s Mayor Looks on the Bright Side

November 15, 2012, 12:50 am

After nearly four years on the job as mayor of one of the most contentious and challenging cities in the world, Nir Barkat’s outlook is still overwhelmingly positive.

Hamas Military Leader Killed by Israeli Airstrike

November 14, 2012, 6:31 pm

Hamas military chief Ahmad Jabari was killed in an Israeli air strike on Wednesday. Hamas says it will respond.

Israeli Parliament Members Strong-Armed by Chinese Embassy

November 9, 2012, 1:24 pm

Several members of the Israeli Parliament were caught in diplomatic crosshairs earlier this week when the Chinese Embassy demanded they retract their signatures from a petition.

Syria’s Assad Defiant as Ever

November 8, 2012, 7:10 pm

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad scorned foreign intervention in the nation’s civil war. Consequences would be “more than the whole world can afford” said Assad.

Red Cross Says it Can’t Meet Syrians’ Needs

November 8, 2012, 11:00 am

The Red Cross said Thursday that it cannot meet the huge humanitarian demands in Syria, as violence enters its 20th month and rebel fighters battle regime forces.

Libya Urged to Deny Amnesty to War Criminals

November 7, 2012, 7:44 pm

The International Criminal Court’s head prosecutor urged the new Libyan government, which will officially be sworn in on Thursday, not to give amnesty to people who committed [...]

Fragmented Syrian Opposition Meets to Unify in Qatar

November 5, 2012, 12:57 am

Disparate Syrian opposition forces began a five-day meeting in Qatar Sunday. The United States calls for a power shift within the opposition, away from expatriate leaders.

Bahrain Bans Protests, Gatherings

October 30, 2012, 1:17 pm

Bahrain on Tuesday banned all protests and public gatherings after protesters clashed with police in recent weeks.

UN Officials Lament Heavy Fighting in Syria Ceasefire

October 29, 2012, 6:39 pm

The ceasefire that was to be observed by both sides in the Syria conflict during the Eid al-Adha Muslim holiday never really took off, lamented United Nations officials on [...]

Iran Got Sensitive Israeli Data From Drone

October 29, 2012, 4:16 pm

Iran has acquired data that was obtained by a Hezbollah drone that flew over Israel earlier this month, an Iranian politician said Monday.

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Vladimir Borodin