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  1. Recapture of Iraq-Syria border point heralds new regional reality

    06.19 / 21:53 al-monitor.com Al-monitor.com - Middle Easte
    The move by the Iraqi and Syrian governments to link the forces under their command along their border is a new reality on the…
  2. Egyptian students draw red line with Red Sea pollution

    06.19 / 20:57 al-monitor.com Al-monitor.com - Middle Easte
    A group of students at the American University in Cairo has launched an awareness campaign to stop pollution in the Red Sea and protect marine…
  3. Egypt's legislature thumbs nose at court, approves islands deal

    06.19 / 20:57 al-monitor.com Al-monitor.com - Middle Easte
    Egypt’s parliament shoved through approval of a deal to transfer Tiran and Sanafir islands to Saudi Arabia, but experts say the move violates the constitution and is likely to fuel public r…
  4. Iran's missile strikes in Syria send 'message' to region

    06.19 / 20:57 al-monitor.com Al-monitor.com - Middle Easte
    According to Iranian officials, Tehran's strikes on Islamic State fighters inside Syria carried a wider…
  5. IDF prepares for future of war in region

    06.19 / 20:01 al-monitor.com Al-monitor.com - Middle Easte
    After conducting military exercises in Cyprus, the Israel Defense Forces are trying to anticipate all possibilities of warfare on Israel's borders, including a ground confrontation in Lebanon with…
  6. Turkey's Altay tank project not ready to roll after all

    06.19 / 20:01 al-monitor.com Al-monitor.com - Middle Easte
    Now that Turkey's government has rejected Otokar's bid for the Altay tank contract, other companies will participate in the tender, including BMC — a Turkish/Qatari partnership whose chairman is a close friend of President Recep Tayyip E…
  7. Turkish military hit by food poisoning scandal

    06.19 / 16:52 al-monitor.com Al-monitor.com - Middle Easte
    With hundreds of conscripts hospitalized and one dead from food poisoning, Turks from all political stripes demand…
  8. Egypt steps up efforts to extradite Brotherhood fugitives from UK

    06.18 / 20:02 al-monitor.com Al-monitor.com - Middle Easte
    With the recent terrorist attacks in England, Egypt is hoping Britain will change its stance and agree to extradite members of the Muslim Brotherhood, which Egypt considers a terrorist…
  9. Palestinian courts take a break from divorce during Ramadan

    06.18 / 18:08 al-monitor.com Al-monitor.com - Middle Easte
    The head of Palestine's Islamic courts has banned judges from registering divorces during Ramadan, citing hasty decisions made by fasting…
  10. Abbas eyes Merkel as Plan B if Trump fails on Mideast peace

    06.18 / 18:08 al-monitor.com Al-monitor.com - Middle Easte
    Should President Donald Trump fail to deliver his ultimate regional deal, the Palestinians could opt for German Chancellor Angela Merkel to take the lead on relaunching peace talks with…
  11. Iran seizes high ground in Saudi-Qatar dispute

    06.18 / 18:08 al-monitor.com Al-monitor.com - Middle Easte
    Iran probably can’t believe its luck; is it time for a second look at the Aleppo “…
  12. Hundreds flee battles in Raqqa

    06.18 / 18:08 al-monitor.com Al-monitor.com - Middle Easte
    Hundreds of civilians in Raqqa are forced to flee their city as the battle to liberate it from the Islamic State rages…
  13. Pioneering program makes aerial survey of Iraqi antiquities

    06.18 / 15:14 al-monitor.com Al-monitor.com - Middle Easte
    Iraq, in cooperation with UNESCO, has conducted a comprehensive aerial survey of archaeological sites in Ninevah province to prepare for repairing and maintaining the…