The Syrian Civil War is Changing the Turkish-Israeli Relationship

posted in: Israel, News

This is an opportunity for Israel and Turkey to recognize a new alignment of interests. As the brutal eight-year Syrian Civil War winds down, uncertainty over what the future holds for the country is prompting new alliances while testing established … Read More

Germany plans to fast-track deportations of failed asylum-seekers

posted in: Germany, News

Germany’s Interior Ministry has proposed new measures to monitor and deport failed asylum-seekers. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has said he is also looking at ways to repatriate known criminals to Syria. The German Interior Ministry on Sunday confirmed plans to facilitate … Read More

Brig.-Gen. Hossein Salami also claimed that Iran was improving its ballistic missiles.

posted in: Middle East, News

Brig.-Gen. Hossein Salami also claimed that Iran was improving its ballistic missiles. > Iran to Israel: Fingers are on the trigger, missiles are ready to launch > Iranian Revolutionary Guard general: ‘Resistance is the only way’ Hossein Salami, deputy head of Iran’s … Read More

Trump is right to meet with Putin — Here is what they need to talk about

The announcement Thursday that President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold a summit July 16 in Helsinki, Finland is welcome news – though it predictably prompted immediate criticism from Democrats and other Trump opponents. But we can discount the instant … Read More

Putin says Russia not aiming to divide EU

posted in: News, Russia

Mr Putin’s visit to Austria is his first trip to West Europe for nearly a year Russian President Vladimir Putin has insisted Moscow is not trying to split the European Union. He was speaking hours before arriving in Austria, on … Read More

What Refugees Face on the World’s Deadliest Migration Route

Refugees and migrants are rescued by aid workers of the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms, after leaving Libya trying to reach European soil aboard an overcrowded rubber boat, Feb. 18, 2018. CreditOlmo Calvo/Associated Press Stinging, salty waves crashed over the deck … Read More

Does Trump have a Syria Plan? U.S. needs Russia and Iran to end the war

The U.S. and its British and French allies defied Russian warnings Friday in a trilateral attack against Syrian government facilities allegedly associated with the production of chemical weapons. However, experts said the move was unlikely to end the war unless … Read More

Iran and Israel on a collision course as Syria burns

posted in: Breaking News, News

PHOTO: Iran is “the biggest occupying power in the Arab world today”, writes The New York Times’ Thomas L. Friedman. (Reuters: Morteza Nikoubazl, file) Syria was not the only target in the US-led military strike; there was a message here for another … Read More

Trump Orders Strikes on Syria Over Suspected Chemical Weapons Attack

WASHINGTON — The United States and European allies launched strikes on Friday against Syrian research, storage and military targets as President Trump sought to punish President Bashar al-Assad for a suspected chemical attack near Damascus last weekend that killed more than 40 … Read More

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