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Israel Plans Railway Connecting it with Saudi Arabia

Tel Aviv (MEMO) – The Israeli government has begun preparing plans to build a railway linking Israel with Saudi Arabia to transfer goods and people, Al-Araby Al-Jadeed reported yesterday. Reporting the Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth, the London-based website said that the 15 million shekels ($4.5 million) cost of the plans for this project was included in the 2019 budget, which was […]

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UN Must Stop Trump & Netanyahu From Attacking Iran & Waging Nuclear War

Tehran (GR) – In deliberate contempt of the United Nations and the international community, the Netanyahu government in Israel has advanced plans to attack Iranian cities and nuclear power centres by colluding with Trump to use American naval and air forces to deploy submarine-launched cruise missiles (SLCM) operating from the Gulf of Oman, plus the use of F35-delivered, […]

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Saudi Arabia is Reportedly Looking to Buy Israel’s Anti-missile Iron Dome System

Riyadh (YE) – Relations between Riyadh and Tel Aviv seem to be growing closer as reports suggest that Saudi Arabia is considering purchasing Israel’s anti-missile Iron Dome system. Yemeni forces often launch attacks in Saudi territory in response to the ongoing airstrike campaign, military aggression, and blockade. The Swiss paper Basler Zeitung reported this week that Saudi […]

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Israel Carried out 3 Major Assaults in Syria: Army Officials

Damascus (TeleSUR) – Early Tuesday, Syrian army officials said Israel carried out three separate assaults, on its territories, using jets and ground-to-ground missiles. The army’s statement said the attack was a “flagrant Israeli aggression” and it will hold Israel “fully responsible for its consequences.” The statement further detailed that the Israeli jets targeted the al-Qutaifa area near Damascus, […]

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What’s Driving Turkey’s Recent Emergence as a Middle East Power?

Ankara (MPN) – Many observers believed Erdogan wouldn’t be able to maintain his authoritarian political machine as well as maintain this economic growth, but the foreign policy of Turkey has countered these projections, leading Ankara to expand opportunities by partnering with everyone from Iran to the U.K. Over the last decade or so, the West […]

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Israel Tells African Migrants They Have 90 Days to Leave or go to Jail

Tel Aviv (MEE) – Israel will force tens of thousands of African migrants to leave over the next three months by threatening to arrest those who stay, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday. Speaking at a cabinet meeting, Netanyahu said that the Israeli government will offer migrants a $3,500 payment and a free air ticket home or […]

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US after Regional Instability, Iranian Defense Minister Warns

Tehran (TNA) – Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami warned about US plots against some regional nations and said Washington is seeking to create instability in the region in line with the interests of the Israeli regime. In a telephone conversation with his Pakistani counterpart Khurram Dastgir Khan on Thursday, Brigadier General Hatami said the […]

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Israel Ruling Party Votes for Push to Annex Parts of West Bank

Tel Aviv (MEE) – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party unanimously urged legislators in a non-binding resolution on Sunday to effectively annex Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, land that Palestinians want for a future state. By enacting civilian law over settlements, the move may streamline procedures for their construction and expansion. That land is currently under […]

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Trump ‘thought he could seal Israel-Palestine deal in a year’: Report

Al Quds (MEE) – US President Donald Trump believed he would be able to secure a peace deal between the Palestinians and Israel in less than a year and was surprised by his predecessors’ failure to resolve the issue, a Palestinian official involved in talks with the White House has told Turkey’s Anadolu news agency. “At the beginning, […]

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US-Saudi Nuclear Talks: A Barometer for Middle East Rivalries?

Washington DC (AMN) – Talks aimed at transferring US nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia serve as an indicator of where the Saudi-Iranian rivalry is heading as well as the strength of the informal Saudi-Israeli alliance against Iran. The possible transfer could spark a new arms race in the Middle East and constitutes one explanation why Saudi responses […]