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US-Russia Dispute Forms Backdrop for Tense Munich Security Conference

US-Russia Dispute Forms Backdrop for Tense Munich Security Conference

Moscow has dismissed U.S. charges against several Russian citizens and companies for meddling in the 2016 presidential election as "blather." Speaking at the Munich Security Conference, Russian
Israel And Iran Clash Over Nuclear Threat At Munich Security Conference

Israel And Iran Clash Over Nuclear Threat At Munich Security Conference

Iran and Israel have accused each other of aggression in the Middle East, with both sides warning of escalating dangers in the region. Speaking at the Munich Security Conference in Germany Sunday,
Rescue Teams Search Wrecked Iranian Plane

Rescue Teams Search Wrecked Iranian Plane

Iranian rescue teams battled weather and mountainous terrain Monday as they searched for the wreckage of a plane that crashed with 65 people on board.The Aseman Airlines flight left Tehran Sunday
IS Ambushes Iraqi Shiite-led Force, Killing 27 Fighters

IS Ambushes Iraqi Shiite-led Force, Killing 27 Fighters

Islamic State militants have ambushed a group of Iraq's Shiite-led paramilitary fighters, killing at least 27. The Popular Mobilization Forces, an umbrella group of mostly Shiite militias, said on
State Media: Iranian Rescue Teams Locate Wreckage of Plane Crash

State Media: Iranian Rescue Teams Locate Wreckage of Plane Crash

Iranian rescue teams, battling weather and mountainous terrain, have located the wreckage of a plane that crashed with 65 people on board, Iran's official IRNA news agency reported Monday.The Aseman
Lebanon Cannot Ask for Donor Funding Without Passing 2018 Budget: Minister

Lebanon Cannot Ask for Donor Funding Without Passing 2018 Budget: Minister

Lebanon cannot ask for support at an upcoming donor conference unless it first passes the 2018 budget, Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil said on Monday.Political tensions had left Lebanon without a
Egyptian Firm to Buy $15 Billion in Israeli Natural Gas

Egyptian Firm to Buy $15 Billion in Israeli Natural Gas

An Egyptian company will buy $15 billion of Israeli natural gas in two 10-year agreements announced on Monday, marking a major export deal that Israel hopes will strengthen diplomatic ties.The
Turkish Foreign Minister Warns Syria About Military Intervention

Turkish Foreign Minister Warns Syria About Military Intervention

With Turkish-led forces stepping up their military operations against the Syrian Kurdish militia, the YPG, in Syria's Kurdish-controlled Afrin enclave, Ankara has reacted cautiously to reports that
Saudi FM Rejects Qatari Proposal of EU-style Security Pact

Saudi FM Rejects Qatari Proposal of EU-style Security Pact

Saudi Arabia has no interest in participating in a European Union-style regional security alliance as proposed by Qatar, its Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Monday.Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim
Israeli Settler Leader Says Settlements Grew Rapidly in 2017

Israeli Settler Leader Says Settlements Grew Rapidly in 2017

The number of Jewish settlers in the West Bank grew at nearly twice the rate of Israel's overall population last year, a settler leader said Monday, predicting that settlement growth would surge even
UN Chief Warns of Nightmare Scenario if Israel, Hezbollah Clash

UN Chief Warns of Nightmare Scenario if Israel, Hezbollah Clash

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Monday he was worried about the possibility of a direct confrontation between Israel and Lebanon's Hezbollah movement.Guterres said the latest
Monitor: Syrian Military Bombardment of Damascus Suburb Kills 100, 500 Wounded

Monitor: Syrian Military Bombardment of Damascus Suburb Kills 100, 500 Wounded

Heavy Syrian military airstrikes and rocket attacks on a Damascus suburb have killed nearly 100 people and wounded close to 500 since Sunday, a Syrian monitoring group says.The Syrian Observatory for
Turkey Warns US, Syrian Government Against Supporting Kurds

Turkey Warns US, Syrian Government Against Supporting Kurds

The Turkish government has asked the U.S. to stop arming Kurds in Syria, and warned the Syrian government against involvement in Turkey's offensive against Kurds in Syria. Turkish officials spoke
Syrian Monitor Reports 45 Deaths in New Strikes

Syrian Monitor Reports 45 Deaths in New Strikes

A Syrian war monitor says pro-government strikes Tuesday in the rebel-held Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta have killed at least 45 people, continuing an escalation of violence following the
Syria’s Multi-Sided War Taxes Russia

Syria’s Multi-Sided War Taxes Russia

Russia has played a decisive role in saving the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from ouster, but every week Moscow is finding it harder to arbitrate the winding down of a seven-year-long
Police Suspect Netanyahu Associate of Trying to Bribe Judge

Police Suspect Netanyahu Associate of Trying to Bribe Judge

Israeli police on Tuesday said they suspect a close confidant of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of offering a sitting judge a top posting in exchange for dropping a corruption case against
100 Civilians, Including 20 Children, Killed in Worst Syria Shelling Since 2015

100 Civilians, Including 20 Children, Killed in Worst Syria Shelling Since 2015

HAMOURIA, Syria — A heavy bombardment killed at least 100 civilians, 20 of them children, in rebel-held Eastern Ghouta on Monday, as regime forces appeared to be preparing for an imminent ground
Iran Official Threatens to Kill Netanyahu, ‘Level Tel Aviv,’ If Israel Attacks

Iran Official Threatens to Kill Netanyahu, ‘Level Tel Aviv,’ If Israel Attacks

Any attacks carried out against Iran will result in the destruction of Tel Aviv, Mohsen Rezaei, secretary of Iran's Expediency Council, warned Israel on Monday, according to the Fars News Agency.
“No words will do justice to the children killed”: The United Nations is officially speechless over hospital bombings in Syria

“No words will do justice to the children killed”: The United Nations is officially speechless over hospital bombings in Syria

A deadly attack on the Syrian population began last night. Government-allied forces bombing a rebel-held suburb of Damascus killed at least 100 people, including civilians…
Pro-Syrian Troops Retreat from Kurdish Enclave of Afrin

Pro-Syrian Troops Retreat from Kurdish Enclave of Afrin

Pro-Syrian government troops enroute to Syria's Afrin region, a Kurdish area where Turkish troops have mounted a month-long offensive, retreated Tuesday after Turkish artillery fired warning shots,