EghtesadOnline: Iran is seeking a proper agreement with Turkey on securing the shared borders and fighting terrorism, an Iranian military official said.
EghtesadOnline: Saudi Arabia summoned a group of Twitter users this week in an effort to crack down on hate speech, the government’s Center for International Communication said.
EghtesadOnline: Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika fired the nation’s prime minister only appointed in May, replacing him with a veteran politician who had already held the office three times since the mid-1990s.
EghtesadOnline: Outreach to Africa, educational trips for foreign diplomats and a more conciliatory Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu make it clear: Israel is campaigning to overcome its acrimonious relationship with the United Nations in time to win a coveted spot on the Security Council next year.
EghtesadOnline: Four Arab countries that imposed sanctions on Qatar have told the United States that U.S. companies doing business with them would not be punished for also working with Doha, four sources with knowledge of the matter said.
EghtesadOnline: The Syrian government has increased the size of the territory under its control by 2 ½ times in just two months, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Sunday, as Syrian forces backed by regional allies and the Russian air force seized thousands of square miles (kilometers) from the Islamic State group in the center of the country.
EghtesadOnline: Inside Benjamin Netanyahu’s “aquarium,” the glassed-in suite of offices that houses Israel’s prime minister and his senior staff, Avichai Mandelblit was a big fish.
EghtesadOnline: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has clamped down on social media and news websites — the main outlets for debate and dissent in the West Bank — with a vaguely worded decree that critics say allows his government to jail anyone on charges of harming "national unity" or the "social fabric."
EghtesadOnline: President Donald Trump is dispatching a team led by his son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner to Israel in pursuit of a Middle East peace deal.
EghtesadOnline: A former close aide to Benjamin Netanyahu has agreed to testify against the Israeli prime minister, a key break in investigations that police have acknowledged publicly for the first time involve suspicion of bribery, fraud, and breach of trust.