For Iran and Its State Media, Syrian Unrest Is Either a Non-Issue or a Foreign Plot

(CNSNews.com) – Iran officials and state media continue to ignore, downplay, or see conspiracies behind the anti-government protests and violent clampdown in Syria, in sharp contrast to their response to unrest elsewhere in the Arab world. As protests swept countries including Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, Libya, Yemen and Jordan in recent months, supreme leader Ayatollah Ali […]

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Bahrain Targets ‘Undesirable’ Travelers and Bad Memories

Bahrain is targeting two types of travelers its government has apparently singled out for “special processing” at the country’s sole international airport. Those who appear to be journalists and travelers of Lebanese origin are being stopped by immigration officers, according to a report published by the online Asia Times. “The Kingdom of Bahrain’s new greeting […]

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Egypt’s New Rulers Friendly with Assad

Egypt’s temporary military rulers sent a delegation to Syria on Thursday to meet with President Bashar al-Assad. Egyptian General Murad Mohammed Muafi and Assad agreed to boost cooperation between the two countries, according to Syria’s SANA news agency. The meeting follows long-term tension between Egypt and Syria. Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak refrained from developing […]

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US-Lebanese Citizen Extradited for Hizbullah Support

A dual U.S.-Lebanese citizen charged with supporting the Hizbullah terrorist organization has been extradited from Paraguay to Philadelphia. U.S. officials have announced that 38-year-old Moussa Ali Hamdan appeared in court there over the weekend. He faces 28 counts on various charges, including conspiracy to provide funds to Hizbullah from the sale of counterfeit money and […]

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Revolts Will Topple Ahmadinejad and Nasrallah, Peres Says

The people of Iran and Lebanon will overthrow Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Hassan Nasrallah, President Shimon Peres told Spanish Jews during a visit marking 25 years of Spanish-Israeli ties. He also called on world leaders to denounce Ahmadinejad “on the red carpet of the United Nations.” Speaking at the headquarters of the Jewish community in Spain, […]

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VIDEO: Beware of Middle East Democracy

The Western world has traditionally strongly supported the process of democratization in the Middle East. However, Amos Gilad , former head of Israel’s Political-Military Bureau, believes such support can be dangerous. In the Middle East, democracy can bring into power dictatorships “that will make this area look like hell,” Gilad warned at the Herzliya Conference. […]

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