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Palestine: Hamas and Fatah resumed reconciliation talks

The two Palestinian mainstream organizations and political rivals, Fatah and Hamas, have resumed talks after relations between the two groups fell apart since 2007 when Hamas won a landslide victory in Gaza becoming de facto ruler of the tangled strip. It was until 2014 that a rapprochement helped build a fragile unity government. The move […]

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Cairo Strikes Back Isis for Killing Egyptian Christians

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has launched air strikes against sites of Islamic State (Isis) in Libya after the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians. The Egyptian warplanes targeted jihadist weapon caches, training sites and camps in the border Libyan city of Derna which provides safe haven to the Isis fighters, say the military officials. […]

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Egypt-Cyprus consider transnational pipeline

A meeting in Nicosia between Egypt’s Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Sherif Ismail and his Cypriot counterpart Yiorgos Lakkotrypis has ended with an agreement to speed up talks with regards to the possibility of exporting natural gas to Egypt from Cyprus. The imported gas will be destined for domestic use but Cairo has not […]

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Lebanon lodges Israel complaint with UN Security Council

Beirut has confirmed that it has lodged a complaint with the United Nations Security Council on Thursday with regards to the October 5 incident which took place in the disputed Shebaa farms. Lebanon wants the Security Council to condemn Israeli’s actions after one of its border patrols opened fire on a Lebanese army outpost in […]

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Britain recognizes Palestine as a state

Palestine has received yet another symbolic boost after the British House of Commons approved a motion urging the government to recognize Palestine as a state. The motion was presented by the backbench Labor Member of Parliament Grahame Morris. Some of Israel’s supporters in the parliament didn’t oppose the resolution which is non-binding. 274 members of […]

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Palestine : UN Arab group drafts resolution ending Israeli occupation

The Palestinian-Arab group at the U.N is drafting a resolution that will determine the end of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories and the independence of Palestine. The group is however skeptical about the effects of the draft because it is afraid that the United States could veto it. The draft resolution wants “an end […]

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Israel : Nazism returns to the Middle East, PM Netanyahu

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel has told leaders at the UN General Assembly that “to protect the peace and the security of the world, we must remove this cancer before it’s too late;” with reference to Hamas, the ISIS and Iran. He also said that Islamists militants share a similar concept with the Nazis […]

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MENA : Israel defies Arab-backed resolution at IAEA

Israel has triumphed for the second time at the International Atomic Energy Agency’s, (IAEA) U.N. atomic agency, general conference after an Arab-backed resolution that expressed concerns “about the Israeli nuclear capabilities” failed to gather the necessary votes. Israel has often been accused of possessing military nuclear capabilities but Tel Aviv has neither denied nor confirmed […]

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Turkey : Erdogan lambasts UN and Security Council policies

The newly elected Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, didn’t hesitate to bring the United Nations and its Security Council to task when he stood at the podium to address the U.N. General Assembly. He also raised eyebrows about the political changes that Egypt experienced and alleged that the UN approved of the coup d’état carried […]

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Hezbollah : US seeks to take control of the region

Hezbollah has declared that it is against the US-led military campaign against the Islamic State in Syria that is being held under the banner of fighting against terrorism. The leader of the group, Hassan Nasrallah, was speaking on Hezbollah-run al-Manar television when he accused the US of mobilizing countries under a “false pretext” in order […]

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