• Beirut Explosion August 11, 2020 7:31 pm

    Excavations Begin at Beirut Blast Site

    Excavators began sifting through the rubble at the site of the Beirut explosion, one week after a port warehouse exploded, killing 163 people and leaving 250,000 homeless.

  • Syria July 4, 2020 3:20 pm

    Families of Syria Detainees Hope for News Amid US Sanctions

    Syrian families are hoping that newly imposed U.S. sanctions will force Damascus to reveal news about their loved ones who disappeared into government prisons during the country’s civil war

  • DONALD TRUMP April 8, 2019 8:19 pm

    US Declares Iranian Revolutionary Guard a ‘Terrorist Organization'

    The United States on Monday designated Iran’s Revolutionary Guard a “foreign terrorist organization” in a move to increase pressure on the country that could also have significant military, diplomatic and economic implications throughout the Middle East and beyond. It is the first time that the U.S. has designated a part of another government as a terrorist organization. The designation sparked...

  • Iraq November 10, 2017 7:14 pm

    US, Russia Nearing Agreement to Resolve Syrian Civil War

    The United States and Russia are nearing an agreement on Syria for how they hope to resolve the Arab country’s civil war once the Islamic State group is defeated, officials said Thursday. If clinched, the deal was expected to be announced by President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Vietnam on Friday, four U.S. officials said. The United...

  • Iraq November 10, 2017 8:38 pm

    Missile Targeting Saudis Was Iranian: US Air Force Official

    Iran manufactured the ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s Shiite rebels toward the Saudi capital and remnants of it bore “Iranian markings,” the top U.S. Air Force official in the Mideast said Friday, backing the kingdom’s earlier allegations. The comments by Lt. Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigian, who oversees the Air Force’s Central Command in Qatar, further internationalizes the yearslong conflict in...

  • Iraq November 10, 2017 2:30 pm

    Scores More Saudis Detained in $100B Corruption Sweep

    Dozens more people have been taken into custody by Saudi authorities, the kingdom said Thursday, bringing to 201 the number detained in a sweep that investigators say has uncovered at least $100 billion in corruption. Saudi critics and experts have called the unprecedented purge of top princes and businessmen a bold and risky move by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman...

  • Iraq November 7, 2017 11:38 pm

    Saudis' Bolder Moves to Confront Iran Echo Across Region

    Saudi Arabia is more aggressively confronting its rival Iran on multiple fronts. It’s a policy that risks sharpening several conflicts in the Middle East, even though so far it has failed to score any successes in stemming Tehran’s influence. The bolder steps are largely seen as the work of the son of King Salman, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who...

  • Facebook August 29, 2017 5:54 pm

    Lebanon's Negotiated ISIS Evacuation Angers Many

    Buses carrying hundreds of Islamic State militants and their families arrived in eastern Syria on Tuesday following a negotiated evacuation from the Lebanon-Syria border, where the U.S.-backed Lebanese army deployed for the first time in years. The evacuation agreement, the first such publicized deal concluded with the extremist group, angered many Iraqis, who accused Syria and Hezbollah of dumping the...

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