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  • With deal struck, pro-Israel groups suspend lobbying for Syria strike

    September 16, 2013 | 2:50 pm

    Pro-Israel groups suspended their high-profile lobbying effort for a strike on Syria now that the United States and Russia have struck a deal to strip the Assad regime of its chemical weapons.

    A spokesman for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, which organized a Capitol...

  • Former Syrian defense minister defects in break with Assad

    By Aaron Wood

    September 4, 2013 | 9:51 am

    Former Syrian Defence Minister General Ali Habib, a prominent member of President Bashar Assad's Alawite sect, has defected and is now in Turkey, a senior member of the opposition Syrian National Coalition told Reuters on Wednesday.

    If his defection is confirmed, Habib would be...

  • Son of Syrian general of ‘blood libel’ notoriety defects

    July 6, 2012 | 10:09 am

    A top Syrian general and the son of a notoriously anti-Semitic former defense minister reportedly has defected from the Assad regime.

    Reports Thursday said that Manaf Tlass, a brigadier general in the elite Republican Guards, had defected and was on his way to France.

    Tlass’...

  • Report: Top Syrians ready to flee

    June 22, 2012 | 10:41 am

    Syrian regime officials reportedly are setting up escape and defection routes.

    The British Daily Telegraph on Friday quoted U.S. officials as saying that officials in dictator Bashar Assad’s inner circle have contacted figures in the opposition and Western governments and have begun...

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  • Iran says it has arrested ‘Zionist regime-backed terrorist team’

    April 10, 2012 | 10:23 am

    Iran said on Tuesday it had identified a “major terrorist group” it said was affiliated to its arch-foe Israel and had arrested some of its members, the official IRNA news agency reported, citing an Intelligence Ministry report.

    Tensions are running high between Iran and Israel,...

  • Hamas reportedly leaving Damascus

    December 8, 2011 | 10:14 am

    Hamas is reportedly thinning its ranks in Damascus as pan-Arab pressure builds on the Syrian regime.

    Diplomats said this week that the Palestinian Islamist group, which has long had its headquarters in the Syrian capital, has been quietly relocating staff to Gaza following the Arab...

  • Opinion: U.S. should support Iranians' right to oppose regime

    November 9, 2011 | 4:13 pm

    U.S. State Department spokesman Marc Toner was right to recognize the right of the rebellious population of Syria to take up arms against the ruling oppressive regime.

    Rightly blaming the regime for the violent flare-up, Toner hailed “a dynamic that has been borne [sic] of the...

  • Mubarak Resigns: Now What?

    By Rob Eshman

    February 11, 2011 | 9:21 am

    CNN just announced that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has resigned.  A supreme council of the Egyptian army will run the country.  It’s unclear what role Mubarak’s annointed succesor, Omar Suleiman, will play in the new leadership.

    CNN and al-Jazeera report that the throngs of...

  • Mubarak Resigns: Now What?

    By Rob Eshman

    February 11, 2011 | 9:21 am

    CNN just announced that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has resigned.  A supreme council of the Egyptian army will run the country.  It’s unclear what role Mubarak’s annointed succesor, Omar Suleiman, will play in the new leadership.

    CNN and al-Jazeera report that the throngs of...

  • Old-Fashioned Solution to Iran Problem

    By Saul Singer

    January 26, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    John McCain, Republican senator from Arizona and presidential hopeful, is absolutely right about the gravity of the threat from a nuclear Iran.

    But does anyone notice something strange?

    McCain strongly backed President Bush in toppling Saddam Hussein and is an unabashed hawk in...

  • What about Iran?

    By Janine Zacharia

    August 19, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Last week in Baghdad, 30 Iranians were captured fighting for the militant Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr. A few days earlier, two trucks transporting weapons for Sadr's fighters were caught trying to drive into Iraq from Iran.

    NBC reported recently that "thousands" of Iranian-funded...

  • Ninth Circuit Misses on Iran

    By Nathan D. Wirtschafter

    December 12, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    I once appeared in court to ask that three additional defendants be held liable on a judgment.

    The judge was skeptical -- until I showed him that the additional defendants had forged both a set of articles of incorporation and a doctor's business license.

    The judge looked at the...

  • P.A. Under Siege?

    By Naomi Segal

    August 23, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Six Israeli defense officials are debating whether the government should take steps to prevent the collapse of Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat's regime. The Israeli daily Ma'ariv reported that officials are warning that the collapse of the Palestinian Authority could...

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