105 articles tagged "Middle East"
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Saudis, Egypt snatch US-backed peace track from Turkey. Assad is willing
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 12, 2009, 9:32 PM (GMT+02:00)
One reason for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's urgent visit to Damascus Tuesday, May 5, according to debkafile's intelligence sources, was to thwart a Saudi-Egyptian move to snatch the indirect Syrian-Israeli peace track backed by Washington from Turkey.
The Iranian president came too late. Syrian president Bashar Assad had meanwhile decided ...
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How did an US air strike in Sudan morph into an Israeli attack?<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 1, 2009, 10:08 AM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's military and intelligence sources trace how an air strike on an Iranian arms convoy bound for Gaza, uncorroborated by witnesses or any other direct evidence, is being puffed up by flights of fancy between West and the East. "Sources" in Sudan and Egypt attributed the attack to ...
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Middle East Quartet reconvenes in Moscow next spring
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 11, 2008, 10:40 AM (GMT+02:00)
While Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni and Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas promised to keep on negotiating during the run-up to Israel's election, debkafile reports the current lull - due to political changes in the US and Israel - is likely to continue until early next year.
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Israeli-Syrian peace track breaks up amid shakeups in Jerusalem and Damascus
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 7, 2008, 2:31 AM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's Exclusive Middle East sources reveal that not only has prime minister Ehud Olmert's chief of staff and lead negotiator with Syria, Yoram Turbowicz, decided to resign, but Syrian foreign minister Walid Mualem, the leading proponent of talks with Israel in Damascus, is also on his way out.
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Olmert to Obama: By late 2009, early 2010 Iran will be able to assemble nuclear bomb<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 28, 2008, 10:57 PM (GMT+02:00)
Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert told visiting US Senator Barack Obama Wednesday night, July 23 that within little more than a year, Iran would be able to assemble all the components for a nuclear bomb. Earlier, senior Israeli defense sources reported that Iran is set to receive Russian S-300 anti-air ...
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Three covert Palestinian networks coordinate attacks in Jerusalem, say security sources<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 28, 2008, 9:26 AM (GMT+02:00)
Masses of weapons and explosives are cached in the Palestinian villages and districts of Jerusalem, where three Palestinian terrorist networks are working together to coordinate attacks in the city, according to security-intelligence sources. According to debkafile's security sources, the Galilee Liberation Brigades - Imad Mughniyeh fighters, an offshoot ...
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Shin Bet chief: Hamas missiles menace Kiryat Gat - or even Ashdod port
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 27, 2008, 12:43 PM (GMT+02:00)
The internal security agency director Yuval Diskin told Israeli lawmakers Tuesday, July 22, that he opposed the Gaza ceasefire the Israeli government approved with Hamas - and continues to oppose it - because it gave Hamas what it wanted. Diskin warned that Hamas is using the time to sow minefields ...
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Second Palestinian bulldozer rampage injures 29 on Jerusalem main street
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 27, 2008, 9:16 AM (GMT+02:00)
A quick-thinking passing civilian and a border guard officer shot the driver dead Tuesday, July 22, after five vehicles and a bus were rammed opposite the Liberty Bell Park, 200 yards from King David Hotel. At least 29 people were hurt, one seriously. Two are children.
The Hizballah-sponsored Galilee Liberation Brigades ...
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Official inaction boosts Palestinian terrorist cycle in Jerusalem <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 26, 2008, 12:18 PM (GMT+02:00)
The second Palestinian terrorist-attack-by-bulldozer in Jerusalem this month, whereby an Arab terrorist injured 18 people before he was shot dead, took place Tuesday, July 22. And still the Israeli government dithered over whether or not to demolish the home of the originator of this form of rampage, who on July ...
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<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> Exclusive: "Moderate" Arab rulers woo Tehran and Damascus, following track opened by Washington<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 17, 2007, 9:15 AM (GMT+02:00)
Monday night, Dec. 10 an Egyptian emissary was sent to Iran to discuss the resumption of relations after 27 years. debkafile's Middle East sources report that this step was part of an initiative for Saudi Arabian, Jordanian and Egyptian leaders to come together in a new summit to ...
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"We extend the hand of peace on behalf of all the nations of the region," say Egyptian and Jordanian foreign ministers in Jerusalem Wednesday<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 28, 2007, 5:05 PM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile reports: Ahmed Aboul Gheit and Ilah al-Khatib, representing the only two Arab governments which have signed peace with Israel, pointedly avoided issuing this statement on behalf of the Arab League, which has never recognized Israel. However, in their talks with Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert, they pushed ...
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<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> reports: Iranian Revolutionary Guards suicide unit's incursion of S. Iraq is another step in undeclared war <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 2, 2007, 8:44 AM (GMT+02:00)
Early this week, Tehran deployed in southern Iraq and southern Iran contingents of Revolutionary Guards Corps suicide fighters in anticipation of an American attack on Iranian soil. Those units were posted to fight off a possible US Marines landing in southern Iran.
debkafile's military experts add: The Iranian ...
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<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> Exclusive: Israel adopts US decision to switch backing from Mahmoud Abbas to Palestinian PM Salim Fayyad <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 27, 2007, 9:56 AM (GMT+02:00)
Ahead of the Sharm al Sheikh summit, the Olmert cabinet decided Sunday, June 24, to release frozen funds "in a phased process to support a new Palestinian government" - not the Palestinian Authority, which is headed by Mahmoud Abbas.
According to debkafile's Washington sources, Ehud Olmert switched his ...
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<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span>: Arab summit ending in Riyadh strengthens radical Iran and Syria and recognizes Palestinian Hamas<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 1, 2007, 4:39 PM (GMT+02:00)
The conference ending Thursday, March 29, ended the isolation of the two Middle East governments backing anti-US fighting elements in Iraq, fomenting Hizballah's war effort against Israel and aiding Palestinian terror.
The Arab front, portrayed by American and Israeli policy-makers as an effective "moderate" barrier against Iranian expansionism and nuclear ...
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The Arab Summit Is Distinguished by the Prominence of Its Absentees
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 27, 2006, 1:58 PM (GMT+02:00)
The two-day 18th Arab League Summit opening in Khartoum Tuesday, March 28, looks like being a semi-washout. The rulers who announced their non-attendance were Hosni Mubarak of Egypt, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi, Tunisia's Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali and Oman's Sultan Qaboos.
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Rafsanjani Mulls Quitting Presidential Race
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 21, 2005, 1:22 PM (GMT+02:00)
21 June: By Monday night, June 20, rumors were swirling around Tehran that Iran's non-elected strongman, Ayatollah Ali Khameni had found a way of rigging the presidential election. Round one took place last Friday, June 17, and the run-off is scheduled for Friday, June 24. The favorite, former president Hashemi ...
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The Middle East Club of Four Is Founded in Sharm
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 8, 2005, 11:36 PM (GMT+02:00)
The most significant feature of the four-way summit that took place on Tuesday, February 8, at the Egyptian Red Sea resort to Sharm el-Sheikh, was that it was the first time in Israel's 57 years' life that one of its leaders was asked to join three Arab rulers at any ...
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Hashemite Dynasty Shows the Flag at Gulf of Aqaba
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 21, 2004, 11:20 AM (GMT+02:00)
Shortly before the October 7 Sinai bombings at Taba and Nueiba, inhabitants of the Israeli Red Sea resort of Eilat noticed some strange goings-on across the bay in the Jordanian port city of Aqaba. The answer to the riddle was not long coming. One morning, they awoke to the sight ...
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Israeli Settlements Come under... MI6 Surveillance
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 13, 2004, 11:55 AM (GMT+02:00)
The Israeli government is getting ready to offer down payments to voluntary evacuees from 21 Gaza settlements and four West Bank locations that Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon plans to remove by the end of 2005. This move is designed to stimulate departures and jump the gun on two major ...
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Annual Arab Summit - a Fading Institution
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 22, 2004, 4:46 PM (GMT+02:00)
A shrinking elite of Arab rulers gathered for their delayed annual summit in Tunis Saturday, May 22, amid a shared sense that it might be their last. Out of 22 Arab League members, thirteen were represented by gloomy heads of state and three by prime ministers. The others sent junior ...
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