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A map showing locations of Hezbollah and proxy positions in southern Syria. Credit: Alma Research and Education Center.

Reports name previously unknown senior Quds Force officer ejected by Assad

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Recent reports have named a previously unknown senior officer working in Syria on behalf of the Iranian Quds Force, Israel’s Kan news reported on Thursday. The report, citing an Arabic report by the United States-based Alhura Arabic-language media report,...
Syrian President Bashar Assad. Credit: Harold Escalona/Shutterstock.

Saudi media: Assad behind expulsion of Iranian military leader from Syria

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Syrian President Bashar Assad was involved in the ejection of Iranian Quds Force Commander Jawad Ghafari, wrote Saudi publications Al Arabiya and Al Hadath on Wednesday. According to reports, Assad asked the Iranian regime to withdraw Ghafari due to...
A Royal Air Maroc Boeing 747-200B. Credit: Alain Durand via Wikimedia Commons.

Moroccan airline to start Tel Aviv-Casablanca flights

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Moroccan national airline Royal Air Maroc announced on Tuesday that it is launching regular flights to Israel. The flights will start on Dec. 12 and fly between Casablanca and Tel Aviv, reported the Moroccan News Agency...
Ra'am Party head Mansour Abbas attends a plenary session at the Knesset in Jerusalem, June 28, 2021. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90.

Ra’am Party leader Mansour Abbas meets in Amman with Jordan’s King Abdullah

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Ra’am party chairman Mansour Abbas met with Jordan’s King Abdullah in Amman on Tuesday, reported Israel’s Channel 12 news. According to an additional report by Walla, sources in the office of Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said Abbas had...
From left to right: Hadar Goldin, Oron Shaul, Avera Mengistu and Hisham al-Sayed. The bodies of IDF soldiers Goldin and Shaul, and live Israeli civilians Mengistu and al-Sayed, are being held by Hamas in Gaza. Credit: Montage of courtesy photos by JCPA.

Hamas: If Israel doesn’t meet our demands, its captives won’t see the light of...

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Deputy Hamas chief in Gaza Khalil al-Hayya told Al-Jazeera on Monday that if Israel doesn’t pay the price of an alleged prisoner-exchange deal in the making, “its captives won’t see the light of day.” Al-Hayya’s interview with...
U.S. President Joe Biden greets Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Khadimi in the Oval Office of the White House, July 26, 2021. Credit: Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz.

Report: Iran-backed militia conducted assassination attempt on Iraqi premier

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An Iranian-backed Shi’ite militia in Iraq was behind Sunday’s assassination attempt against Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Khadimi, according to Iraqi security forces cited in a report by Reuters on Monday. The report said that the drones and...
An Emirates SkyCargo Boeing 777F. Credit: Adrian Pingstone/Wikipedia.

Emirates Airline to launch daily flights between Dubai and Tel Aviv

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Emirates Airline has announced plans for daily flights between Dubai and Tel Aviv starting on Dec. 6. “Emirates is excited to announce Tel Aviv, one of the region’s key gateways, as its newest destination. With...
Russian Ambassador to Syria Alexander Yefimov, Source: Twitter/Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Russian ambassador to Syria: Israeli airstrikes undermine stability

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Russian Ambassador to Syria Alexander Yefimov on Thursday harshly criticized the recent string of alleged Israeli airstrikes in Syria, saying that they undermine joint Kremlin-Damascus efforts to stabilize the country, and even pose a threat to...
Negotiations in Vienna over the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the existing Iran nuclear deal, May 2021. Source: Enrique Mora/European External Action Service/Twitter.

Negotiations around return to Iran nuclear deal to resume on Nov. 29

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Talks on reviving the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, will resume on Nov. 29 in Vienna, Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator said on Wednesday, Reuters reported on...
Israeli Minister of Economy Orna Barbivai and General Secretary of Minister of Industry, Trade and Supply Yousef Alshamali in Jordan signed an agreement to increase Jordanian exports to the Palestinian Authority on Nov. 3, 2021 Credit: Yossi Iphergan/GPO.

Jordanian, Israeli economic ministers sign deal to boost exports to Palestinians

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Israeli and Jordanian economy ministers signed an agreement on Wednesday in Amman to increase Jordanian exports to the Palestinian Authority. Israel Minister of Economy Orna Barbivai and General Secretary of Minister of Industry, Trade and...