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In Depth: Middle East

6 Jun 2018

Saudi Arabia Lightens Up on Women – A Little

Michael J. Totten's blog Saudi Arabia is about to become slightly less like a Taliban state. Hardline Sunni Wahhabis have long enforced strict gender segregation and the veiling of women, but that’s about to change, at least around the edges a bit. ...

Iran Plans New Uranium Enrichment

The Washington Post. 08:26 AM EDT
1 Jun 2018

Hezballah's Influence in Lebanon and the Syrian Refugee Crisis

The Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies 03:48 PM EDT

After Embassy Move, Trump Weighs Jerusalem Consulate Changes

Arab News. Saudi Arabia. 03:38 PM EDT

US Vows UN Security Council Veto of Proposal on Palestinians

Arab News. Saudi Arabia. 03:36 PM EDT

Yemeni Army Creates Plan to Liberate Hodeidah

Al Arabiya. United Arab Emirates. 03:30 PM EDT

Greek Court Rules to Extradite Suspected Terrorist to Turkey

Hurriyet Daily News. Turkey. 03:25 PM EDT

Pentagon Warns Syria's Assad Against Attacking Kurdish-led Forces

Hurriyet Daily News. Turkey. 03:24 PM EDT
29 May 2018

Gaza in Crisis

The Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies 04:53 PM EDT

Paraguay's President Horacio Cortes Offers Resignation

Al Jazeera. Multiple. 04:32 PM EDT

ANALYSIS. What Can Palestinians Expect From the ICC?

Al Jazeera. Multiple. 04:18 PM EDT

Libyan Leaders Commit to December 10 Elections

Al Arabiya. United Arab Emirates. 04:08 PM EDT

Egypt’s Sisi to Visit Sudan in October Amid Tensions

Al Arabiya. United Arab Emirates. 04:07 PM EDT

Hamas, Islamic Jihad Claim Joint Responsibility for Anti-Israeli Fire

Al Arabiya. United Arab Emirates. 04:04 PM EDT

Gaza Militants Launch Barrages, Israel Hits Back with Air Strikes

Hurriyet Daily News. Turkey. 04:00 PM EDT

EU Extends Syria Sanctions By One Year

New Europe. Belgium. 03:48 PM EDT
23 May 2018

Khamenei Sets 7 Demands to Remain in Iran Nuclear Deal

Al Arabiya. United Arab Emirates. 04:21 PM EDT

Syrian Official Rejects US Demand for Iranian, Hezbollah Troop Withdrawal

Al Arabiya. United Arab Emirates. 04:19 PM EDT

Assad Meets Russia Envoy, Hails 'Partners in Victories'

The Daily Star. Lebanon. 04:15 PM EDT

Saudi-Led Coalition Destroys Houthi Boats Targeting Tanker In

Hurriyet Daily News. Turkey. 03:59 PM EDT

Syrian Army, Police Celebrate Recapturing All of Damascus

Hurriyet Daily News. Turkey. 03:54 PM EDT
22 May 2018

The Populist Revolt Reaches Iraq

Michael J. Totten's blog The worldwide populist revolt toppling conventional politicians in the United States, Europe and even the Philippines has now reached Iraq. Most Westerners still following Iraqi politics assumed that incumbent Prime Minister ...

21 May 2018

ISIL Surrendering in Syria’s Capital

Hurriyet Daily News. Turkey. 04:15 PM EDT

Putin: Congratulations to Nicolas Maduro

The Kremlin. Russia. 04:13 PM EDT

What Iraq’s Election Results Mean for U.S. Policy There

Brookings Institution. 04:03 PM EDT

Nuclear Development in the Arabian Peninsula: The United Arab Emirates – A Harbinger of Things to Come?

The Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies 04:01 PM EDT

G20 Foreign Ministers Meet in Buenos Aires

Prensa Latina. Cuba. 03:44 PM EDT

Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia Fail to Agree on Nile Dispute

Al Arabiya. United Arab Emirates. 03:33 PM EDT

Syrian Army Resumes Offensive in South Damascus

Al Arabiya. United Arab Emirates. 03:30 PM EDT

Paraguay Also Moves Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

Hurriyet Daily News. Turkey. 03:25 PM EDT

Kremlin Hits Back at UK After ‘Dirty Money’ Report

Hurriyet Daily News. Turkey. 03:23 PM EDT
17 May 2018

US Imposes Fresh Hezbollah-Related Sanctions

The Daily Star. Lebanon. 05:15 PM EDT

One Dead, 6 Injured in South Iran Violence

Arab Times. Kuwait. 05:12 PM EDT

UN Calls on Iraq to Probe Election Complaints

Al Arabiya. United Arab Emirates. 05:06 PM EDT

Saudi FM: US Embassy Move to Jerusalem is Against International Laws

Al Arabiya. United Arab Emirates. 05:05 PM EDT

Serbia’s PM to Act as Finance Minister Until New One Appointed

Hurriyet Daily News. Turkey. 04:55 PM EDT
15 May 2018

Hezbollah Wins in Lebanon – Sort Of

Michael J. Totten's blog While the world has spent the past week rejoicing or fretting over the Trump administration’s scrapping of the Iranian nuclear deal, Iran quietly racked up a win that hardly anyone outside the region even noticed. In Lebanon, ...

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