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This famed Egyptian soccer club head is all too powerful

By | 2022-06-19T21:12:40+00:00 June 19th, 2022|Middle East|

With huge sums of money and hundreds of thousands of fans behind his club, Mortada Mansour can buy himself a license to not only insult women but also to have his photo taken with the president whenever he pleases

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Palestinian shot dead by army while trying to cross into Israel

By | 2022-06-19T10:27:38+00:00 June 19th, 2022|Middle East|

According to the military, the man was trying to damage the separation barrier; witnesses say he may have been trying to enter Israel to find work

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No way to defend against Iranian attack when every Israeli in Turkey is a target

By | 2022-06-19T03:01:20+00:00 June 19th, 2022|Middle East|

Between multiplying fronts abroad and the political minefield at home, Israel's government must exercise restraint to ensure the country isn't dragged into an avoidable conflict

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Russia carried out multiple operations against U.S.-led coalition in Syria, report says

By | 2022-06-18T07:06:04+00:00 June 18th, 2022|Middle East|

Military officials are worried that Russian actions might escalate into an unplanned conflict between U.S. and Russian forces in Syria, a Wall Street Journal report states

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Biden’s Saudi Arabia trip is both unnecessary and prudent. Here’s why

By | 2022-06-17T18:46:01+00:00 June 17th, 2022|Middle East|

The U.S. president doesn't like the moral compromise, but fully understands the strategic logic behind a reset with the Saudis. Still, he would be wise to wait and see what Riyadh can give him on China and Iran before going there

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Middle East minefield drives away dream of regional alliance

By | 2022-06-17T18:23:55+00:00 June 17th, 2022|Middle East|

Joe Biden’s visit to the region next month has restored life to the idea of a regional alliance against Iran, but between the conflicting interests of the countries involved and the ebbing influence of the United States, the best that can be expected i...

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In sign of warming ties, Saudi crown prince to visit Turkey next week

By | 2022-06-17T14:36:03+00:00 June 17th, 2022|Middle East|

Bin Salman's visit to Ankara will continue a fast thaw of relations following its breakdown after the 2018 killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi as Turkey faces a major economic crisis

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Palestinian reporter beaten in West Bank by PA-linked gunmen

By | 2022-06-17T11:33:26+00:00 June 17th, 2022|Middle East|

The Iranian Tasnim news reporter Samer Khuaira was kidnapped at gunpoint, beaten and threatened after his coverage was found to be 'harming to the Palestinian Authority'

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Iran digging tunnel network for watertight nuclear facility, report finds

By | 2022-06-17T09:21:54+00:00 June 17th, 2022|Middle East|

The ongoing construction of the tunnel network out of bomb's reach has been known for months via satellite photos, and represents a growing divide between the U.S. and Israel over Iran's nuclear program, a New York Times report reveals

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Israel seeks U.S. approval on most strikes in Syria against Iranian targets, report says

By | 2022-06-17T06:51:33+00:00 June 17th, 2022|Middle East|

While the U.S. generally approved of Israel's proposed strikes as part of a years-long arrangement, officials told the Wall Street Journal that it had asked Israel to halt two missions in order to not interfere with sensitive U.S. missions

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