The Trump Administration backtracks on decision to close PLO mission in Washington

The United States Administration decided to backtrack on a decision to order the Palestine Liberation Organization’s Mission in Washington to close, that after the Americans put the Palestinian leadership on notice earlier this month, warning Ramallah that unless they enter into serious peace negotiations with Israel, the United States will have no-other-choice but to close … Read more

U.N. Envoy de Mistura kicks off eighth round of intra-Syrian talks

U.N. envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura, kicked off the eighth round of intra-Syrian talks yesterday, holding a first meeting with the newly unified Syrian opposition. The government delegation however, which was scheduled to arrive in Geneva today, had delayed its planned departure for the talks because of the opposition’s insistence that Syrian President Bashar … Read more

PM Netanyahu calls on Africa to unite against Islamic terrorism

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the African state with the aim of attending the inauguration ceremony of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. Reports revealed, however, that the Israeli leader refrained from attending the stadium with the other heads of state and government, because of undisclosed security concerns. Later in the day, Prime Minister Netanyahu met with … Read more

Lebanese PM Hariri demands Hezbollah’s compliance with Beirut’s ‘neutral policy’

Prime Minister Sa’ad al-Hariri underlined, in an interview with the French network C News, that the Hezbollah organization, which has both political and militant dimensions, must stop interfering in regional conflicts and accept Beirut’s neutral policy, to bring an end to Lebanon’s political crisis. PM Hariri said, “Lebanon cannot resolve a question like Hezbollah which … Read more

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards threatens to expand its Ballistic-Missile-Reach to Europe

Iran’s deputy chief of the Islamic Republic’s revolutionary guards, Brigadier General Hossein Salami, warned Europe against threatening Tehran, saying it would force it to expand the range of its ballistic missiles to above 2,000 kilometers, which would provide the Revolutionary guards with the capability to target European capitals. General Salami said that “So far” the … Read more

U.N. talks on Syria to be held in Geneva, Nov. 28th

The United Nations’ deputy special envoy to Syria, Ramzy Ezzeldin Ramzy, announced a new round of talks in Geneva that will discuss governance, fighting terrorism, a new constitution for the war-torn country, as well as elections, which is a key demand of the Syrian opposition. Talks are scheduled to start on the 28th of November, … Read more

Islamic Military Alliance holds summit in Riyadh to discuss countering terrorism

Top defense officials from some 40 Muslim-majority countries met for a summit aimed at countering “terrorism” and announced their plans at a news conference in the Saudi-capital, Riyadh. The alliance was announced two years ago by Saudi Crown-Prince Mohammed bin Salman – the new power broker in Saudi Arabia and the man who also serves … Read more