1. Beleaguered Hamas struggles to mend damaged Iran ties
    Jerusalem (AFP) – After years of strained relations over the Syrian conflict, Palestinian Islamist group Hamas is looking to mend ties with its traditional backer Iran. But reconciliation is proving far from simple.
  2. Saudis have concerns about Egyptian foreign policies
    As Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi concluded his first official visit to Saudi Arabia since King Salman Abd Al-Aziz came to the throne, arguments about the results of the visit continued.
  3. Turkey, Saudi Arabia to boost support for Syrian opposition
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud have agreed on the need to increase support for the opposition in Syria.
  4. UNICEF: Israel violates international law in treatment of Palestinian children
    In its annual report entitled “Children in Israeli Military Detention Observations and Recommendations”, UNICEF has said that Israeli treatment of Palestinian children is “in violation of international law”.
  5. New Sisi leaks exposes UAE support for military coup
    Egypt’s Mekameleen TV channel released a new leaked audio recording exposing how the UAE supported and funded the military regime in Egypt and helped them and other civilian movements to stop the Arab Spring there.
  6. What is Obama’s secret weapon against Bibi?
    Judging by recent polls, the slings and arrows from US officials at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the issue of his congressional speech set for March 3 will not wipe out his political career.
  7. Shiite militia recruiting Yezidis, strengthening foothold in Shingal
    DUHOK, Kurdistan Region – The Shiite militia formally known as the People’s Mobilization Forces appears to be strengthening its foothold in the Yezidi town of Shingal by recruiting Yezidis and paying them money, an official told Rudaw.
  8. Jihad, Islamic Jew-Hatred, and ‘Najis’ Doctrine in Shiite Iran: Past as Prologue
    In light of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Congress this week and the continuation of Iranian nuclear talks, it is important to understand Iran’s history of Islamist threats against both Israel and the United States. For Part I of this analysis, click here.
  9. How Islamic is Islamic State group? Not very, experts say
    CAIRO (AP) — Three British schoolgirls believed to have gone to Syria to become “jihadi” brides. Three young men charged in New York with plotting to join the Islamic State group and carry out attacks on American soil. A masked, knife-wielding militant from London who is the face of terror in videos showing Western hostages beheaded.