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The “Stena Impero.” Source: Vesselfinder.com.

UK warns of ‘serious consequences’ following tanker seizure by Iran

The U.K. government has announced that it will be taking diplomatic and economic measures against Iran in the wake of the seizure of the British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero in the Strait of Hormuz earlier on...
Israeli security forces escort a group of religious Jews as they visit the Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City on Yom Kippur, Sept. 19, 2018. Photo by Sliman Khader/Flash90.

Jordan calls on Israel to ‘end provocations and violations’ on Temple Mount

The Jordanian Foreign Ministry called on Israel to “respect the sanctity” of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem and end “all provocations and violations there.” According to Jordan’s Petra News Agency, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Deifallah al-Fayez conveyed the...
President Donald Trump meets with Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, and members of his delegation, Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C. Photo by Shealah Craighead/White House.

Trump administration’s Mideast proposal receives subtle support from Muslim nations

The words were barely out of U.S. President Donald Trump’s mouth—and the much-anticipated peace plan to resolve the century-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict for good was barely uploaded to the White House’s website—when the doomsayers and...
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Iranian President Rouhani: No meeting with Trump until US sanctions are lifted

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that the regime will not meet with the United States until Washington lifts all sanctions against Tehran. “We will not witness any positive development unless the United States...
Eli Cohen (in the middle) posing as Arab merchant Kamel Amin Thaabet, with his friends from the Syrian army on the Golan Heights overlooking Israel, mid-1960s. Credit: Syrian military personnel photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Has the body of Israeli hero Eli Cohen been recovered?

The Syrian opposition recently issued reports according to which the remains of Israeli spy Eli Cohen have been delivered to the Russians, in preparation for their return to Israel. The reports also gave details...
A phone with the Facebook logo. Credit: Pikrepo.

Facebook uncovers Iranian operation supporting anti-Netanyahu protests in Israel

Facebook announced on Thursday that it has removed a network of Facebook and Instagram accounts linked to Iran that sought to promote and support protests in Israel against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. In its  “October 2020...
The Jordanian parliament approving a bill to ban natural gas imports from Israel on Jan. 19, 2020. Source: Jordanian parliament via Facebook.

Jordanian MP: ‘I dare any lawyer, engineer or doctor to say hello to a...

A Jordanian MP said during a television interview last week that “all Arab peoples completely reject” U.S. President Donald Trump’s Mideast peace plan and called for the region’s people to pressure their governments to...
Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi. Photo: U.N./Manuel Elias.

‘Israeli annexation bid will have disastrous consequences,’ Jordanian foreign minister warns

Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi told United Nations Middle East envoy Nickolay Mladenov on Wednesday that the Israeli plan to apply sovereignty to large parts of Judea and Samaria and the Jordan Valley must...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President of Paraguay Horacio Cartes (left) at the official opening ceremony of the Paraguay embassy in Jerusalem on May 21, 2018. Photo by Amos Ben Gershom/GPO.

Turkey to open embassy in Paraguay after policy-reversal on Israeli capital

Turkey will open an embassy in the city of Asuncion in Paraguay, the South American country announced on Thursday, following current Paraguayan President Mario Abdo Benitez’s reversal of the decision by the previous administration,...
Masked Palestinian militants from the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, an armed wing linked to Fatah, hold up weapons near Nablus, Jan. 10, 2017. Photo by Nasser Ishtayeh/Flash90.

Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade unit head, teenage son killed in ‘mysterious explosion’

A mysterious explosion has killed the head of an Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade missile unit, according to reports by the Hamas-run Gaza health ministry. The blast rocked central Gaza on Sunday morning, killing Ahmad Husan, head...