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Kevin Pacey
01-05-2020, 12:49 AM
Fwiw, here's the wiki re: Middle East:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middle_East

Kevin Pacey
01-05-2020, 10:46 PM
Trump threatens Iranian cultural sites, warns of sanctions on Iraq:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/05/us/politics/trump-iran-cultural-sites.html

Kevin Pacey
01-05-2020, 10:53 PM
nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/politics-news-pmn/Netanyahu, in apparent stumble, calls Israel nuclear power:

https://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/politics-news-pmn/netanyahu-in-apparent-stumble-calls-israel-nuclear-power

Kevin Pacey
01-07-2020, 10:40 PM
bbc/Iran attacks: missiles fired at US forces in Iraq:

https://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-middle-east-51029181

Kevin Pacey
01-08-2020, 11:19 PM
toronto.citynews.ca/2020/01/08/Trump vows new sanctions on already heavily sanctioned Iran:

https://toronto.citynews.ca/2020/01/08/trump-vows-new-sanctions-on-already-heavily-sanctioned-iran/

Kevin Pacey
01-09-2020, 01:56 PM
US official says Iranian missile brought down Ukrainian flight, most likely accidentally:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ukraine-missile-iran-1.5420736

Kevin Pacey
01-11-2020, 10:05 PM
nytimes.com/2020/01/11/world/middleeast/Furor in Iran and abroad after Tehran admits downing Ukrainian jetliner:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/11/world/middleeast/furor-in-iran-and-abroad-after-tehran-admits-downing-ukrainian-jetliner.html

torontosun.com/opinion/columnist Brian Lilley: Unlike many here, world targets Iran, not Trump, for downing jet:

https://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/lilley-unlike-many-here-world-targets-iran-not-trump-for-downing-jet

Kevin Pacey
01-13-2020, 10:30 PM
Russia, Turkey determined to call the shots in Libya:

https://www.voanews.com/europe/russia-turkey-determined-call-shots-libya

Kevin Pacey
01-24-2020, 12:43 AM
Ottawa Sun/Turkish ambitions threaten new conflict in Mediterranean:

https://www.pressreader.com/canada/ottawa-sun/20200123/281827170730817

Kevin Pacey
01-24-2020, 12:53 AM
Trump Invites Netanyahu to White House to Discuss Middle East Peace Plan:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/23/world/middleeast/israel-peace-plan-kushner.html

Kevin Pacey
01-28-2020, 10:07 PM
Trump releases long-awaited Middle-East peace plan:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-51288218

Kevin Pacey
01-28-2020, 10:41 PM
thedailybeast.com/The final battle for Syria has begun:

https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-final-battle-for-syria-has-begun

Kevin Pacey
01-29-2020, 09:49 PM
theguardian.com/world/2020/jan/29/Greece-Turkey-standoff: France to send warships to support Greece in East Mediterranean:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jan/29/greece-turkey-standoff-france-send-warships-east-mediterranean

Kevin Pacey
01-29-2020, 09:57 PM
Libya civil war: France's Macron accuses Turkey's Erdogan of meddling in conflict:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-51302525

Kevin Pacey
01-31-2020, 10:15 PM
reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey/Erdogan says Turkey may launch Syria offensive if Idlib attacks continue:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey/erdogan-says-turkey-may-launch-syria-offensive-if-idlib-attacks-continue-idUSKBN1ZU11U

Kevin Pacey
02-03-2020, 10:51 PM
8 Turkish Personnel, 13 Syrian Troops Killed in North Syria:

https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2020/02/03/world/middleeast/ap-ml-syria.html

Kevin Pacey
02-03-2020, 10:58 PM
oilprice.com/Geopolitics/Europe/Turkey's Latest Power Grab Has Europe On Edge:

https://oilprice.com/Geopolitics/Europe/Turkeys-Latest-Power-Grab-Has-Europe-On-Edge.html#

Kevin Pacey
02-05-2020, 12:22 AM
Syria war: Turkey will not let Syrian army advance in Idlib, says Erdogan:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-51371462

Kevin Pacey
02-15-2020, 12:31 AM
theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/Feb/14/The Guardian view on Idlib [in Syria]: Nowhere left to run:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/feb/14/the-guardian-view-on-idlib-nowhere-left-to-run

Kevin Pacey
02-21-2020, 11:27 PM
Netanyahu [as election nears] Announces Plans for 3,000 New Settler Homes Near East Jerusalem:

https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/02/20/world/middleeast/20reuters-israel-palestinians-settlement.html

2020/02/26/world/middleeast/Israel election [voters brace for possible fourth election after this one]:

Kevin Pacey
02-27-2020, 02:37 PM
theguardian.com/world/2020/Feb/27/Syrian rebels retake key town in Idlib from Assad forces - Saraqeb:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/feb/27/syrian-rebels-retake-key-town-idlib-from-assad-forces-saraqeb

Kevin Pacey
02-27-2020, 03:42 PM
Israeli election: Netanyahu has momentum, in spite of corruption case:

https://www.axios.com/israel-election-march-2-gantz-netanyahu-trial-2ed0391e-7426-4f79-a791-4dff02b5b053.html

Kevin Pacey
02-29-2020, 01:31 AM
theguardian.com/world/2020/Feb/28/Russia and Turkey's next moves will define the Syrian war's end:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/feb/28/russia-and-turkeys-next-moves-will-define-the-syrian-wars-end

Kevin Pacey
03-02-2020, 08:10 PM
Netanyahu falls 1 seat short of majority in latest Israeli election:

https://globalnews.ca/news/6621045/netanyahu-israel-election/

Kevin Pacey
03-04-2020, 12:29 AM
Iran Crosses a Key Threshold: It Again Has Sufficient Fuel for a Bomb:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/03/world/middleeast/iran-nuclear-weapon-trump.html

Kevin Pacey
03-04-2020, 01:10 AM
Turkish drones in Syria a game-changer:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-51701069

A different point of view:
Guardian/Turkey is on the brink of disaster in Syria:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/mar/02/erdogan-turkey-syria-assad

Kevin Pacey
03-04-2020, 11:23 PM
theguardian.com/world/2020/Mar/04/Israel: Arab parties make historic gains in election:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/04/israel-arab-parties-make-historic-gains-election-support-surges

Kevin Pacey
03-06-2020, 10:54 PM
reuters.com/article/US-Syria-security-Turkey-ceasefire/Ceasefire in Syria's Idlib comes at a cost for Turkey's Erdogan:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey-ceasefire/ceasefire-in-syrias-idlib-comes-at-a-cost-for-turkeys-erdogan-idUSKBN20T2DJ

Kevin Pacey
03-06-2020, 11:16 PM
theguardian.com/world/2020/Mar/07/Saudi Arabia detains three royal family members in latest crackdown:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/07/saudi-arabia-detains-three-royal-family-members-in-latest-crackdown

Kevin Pacey
03-06-2020, 11:21 PM
Israel seeks way to avoid yet a 4th election amid latest deadlock:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/04/world/middleeast/israel-election-netanyahu.html

Kevin Pacey
03-11-2020, 12:37 AM
Israeli court rejects delaying Netanyahu's corruption trial:

https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2020/03/10/world/middleeast/ap-ml-israel-netanyahu.html

haaretz.com/israel-news/elections/.premium: Netanyahu corruption trial postponed by two months after justice minister freezes it due to coronavirus:

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/elections/.premium-netanyahu-trial-postponed-by-two-months-1.8675477

timesofisrael.com/Why Arab-Israeli parties backing Gantz for prime minister is historic twist:

https://www.timesofisrael.com/why-arab-israeli-parties-backing-gantz-for-prime-minister-is-historic-twist/

Kevin Pacey
03-20-2020, 11:02 PM
haaretz.com/israel-news/elections/.premium: Gantz surrenders unconditionally to Netanyahu's continued rule due to covid-19 emergency:

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/elections/.premium-gantz-surrenders-unconditionally-to-netanyahu-s-continued-rule-1.8694153

Kevin Pacey
03-21-2020, 08:38 PM
nytimes.com/Syria/Coronavirus/'Wash our hands? We can't wash our kids for a week':

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/19/world/middleeast/syria-coronavirus-idlib-tents.html

Kevin Pacey
03-23-2020, 10:03 PM
haaretz.com/israel-news/elections/.premium: Gantz surrenders unconditionally to Netanyahu's continued rule due to covid-19 emergency:

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/elections/.premium-gantz-surrenders-unconditionally-to-netanyahu-s-continued-rule-1.8694153

Not so fast, maybe...:
dw.com/en/Israel: Gantz holds out on power-sharing deal with Netanyahu:

https://www.dw.com/en/israel-gantz-holds-out-on-power-sharing-deal-with-netanyahu/a-52879928

P.S.: Later news: Netanyahu rival Gantz agrees to covid-19 emergency government:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-52057177