Iran‘s Zarif wishes ‘happy Rosh Hashana‘ to Jews worldwide

Iran‘s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif took to social media Sunday to wish Jews in Iran and around the world a happy New Year. As the sun gives way to the moon, I wish all my Jewish compatriots and Jews worldwide a very Happy New Year filled with peace and harmony. Happy Rosh Hashanah. سال نو یهودی مبارک. — Javad […]

After years of abuses, Qatar alters asylum and migrant laws

Qatar passed two laws recently that allow for the granting of asylum and also end a system of abusive “exit permits” that kept migrants in modern day servitude. Amnesty International praised Qatar for “partially scrapping” a law that “prevented migrant workers from leaving the country without their employer’s permission.” According to reports Law No. 13 of 2018, signed by the […]

Reports: Washington might halt military aid to Lebanon

Hezbollah’s growing influence on Lebanon’s government might lead Washington to stop providing military aid to the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and other Lebanese security agencies, a move which could have important implications for Israel. The report by the London-based Asharq Al-Awsat comes after a similar report in Kuwait’s Al-Jarida which said that the United States was planning to place sanctions […]

Turkey to open Paraguay embassy after policy shift on Israeli capital

ASUNCION – Turkey will open an embassy in Asuncion, Paraguay, the South American country said on Thursday, a day after President Mario Abdo reversed the previous administration‘s decision to move its Be the first to know – Turkey‘s ambassador to Paraguay has been operating out of Buenos Aires. Turkey has a consulate in Asuncion and another in Ciudad del Este, […]

Syria and Russia strike in Idlib as leaders meet in Tehran

Syrian and Russian jets struck anti-Assad forces in Idlib on Friday as the leaders of Russia, Iran and Turkey – the three main nations with boots on the ground in the war-torn country – started their summit meeting in Tehran. The conquest of Idlib will allow Syrian leader Bashar Assad to regain full control of the country and the Tehran […]

Basra protesters burn Iranian consulate

Protesters in Basra burned the Iranian consulate in southern Iraq Friday night. In a major escalation of the week Long protests and months of unrest in Basra, Iranian-linked sites were burned, according to numerous sources in Basra. Iranian consulate is on fire. Protesters very pleased and filming their work as police oddly mill around them, watching. — Tamer El-Ghobashy () […]

Voices from the Arab press: Mohammad Bin Salman’s failure to win prestige

Mohammad Bin Salman’s Failed Attempt To Win Prestige Al Jazeera, Qatar, August 29 Like many of his predecessors, Mohammad Bin Salman, the Saudi Crown Prince, has spent considerable effort preparing himself for the throne that he will one day inherit. To this end, he spent the past two years taking a more active role in managing the kingdom’s affairs, particularly […]