Heba El Koudsy
World President Joe Biden walks down the steps of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Monday, March 11, 2024, after returning from a trip to New Hampshire. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Biden Extends National Emergency with Respect to Iran

US President Joe Biden has decided to extend the national emergency with respect to Iran and to maintain in force comprehensive sanctions against the country. …

Heba El Koudsy (Washington)
World A picture published by Microsoft of the Iranian flag and above it digital symbols.

Iran Accelerates Cyber Operations Against Israel

Since Hamas attacked Israel in October 2023, Iranian government-aligned actors have launched a series of cyberattacks and influence operations (IO) intended to…

Heba El Koudsy (Washington )
Arab World Displaced Palestinians on a crowded street in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip (AFP)

The US Doctrine to Form a Palestinian State

Recent statements made by US officials have outlined a possible path to establish a Palestinian state based on certain criteria and mechanisms. On Thursday,…

Heba El Koudsy (Washington) Ali Barada (Washington )
Arab World Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh. (photo credit: ABBAS MOMANI/POOL VIA REUTERS)

Shtayyeh : ‘UNRWA Crisis’ Aligns with Israel’s Plan for Palestinian Displacement

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh called on countries that announced their temporary freeze of new financial assistance for the UN agency assisting…

Heba El Koudsy (Washington) Asharq Al Awsat (Ramallah -London)
World Former US President Donald Trump (AP)

Trump Cancels Planned Testimony in NY Civil Fraud Case

Former US President Donald Trump changed his mind about testifying in his defense in his New York fraud case on Monday, announcing that he did not take the…

Heba El Koudsy (Washington)
World Brett McGurk (left) during a meeting with former US President Barack Obama and retired General John Allen, Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Combat ISIS, in the Oval Office, September 2014. (The White House)

Brett McGurk, ‘Biden’s Strong Man’ in Concluding Hostage Swap Deal

Several political circles were optimistic about the possibility of concluding an imminent hostage swap deal, under which a large number of American and dual…

Heba El Koudsy (Washington)
Arab World 
National Security Council spokesman John Kirby speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Thursday, October 26, 2023. (AP)

White House Says Would Support Truce in Gaza in Return for Releasing Hostages

US President Joe Biden has pledged to continue to provide Israel with weapons, ammunition, and all that it needs during the ground operation carried out by the…

Heba El Koudsy (Washington)
World US President Joe Biden, AP

US-Israel Dispute Over Timing of Gaza Ground Invasion

American officials in President Joe Biden’s administration are engaged in intense discussions with their Israeli counterparts about plans for a ground war in…

Heba El Koudsy (Washington)