Middle East News

Thousands protest Netanyahu; many ignore Israeli virus rulesThousands of Israelis are protesting outside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s official residence in Jerusalem
The Associated Press44 minutes ago
Reports claim Bahrain stopped militants planning attacksSaudi state TV is reporting that Bahrain broke up a plot by militants backed by Iran to launch attacks on diplomats and foreigners in the island nation home to the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet, just days after normalizing relations with Israel
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Verdict against young artists in Sudan stirs controversyA Sudanese court's decision to send five young artists to prison is stirring  controversy both in Sudan and abroad
The Associated Press5 hours ago
People spend their afternoon in a cafe in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. Iran's president dismissed U.S. efforts to restore all U.N. sanctions on the country as mounting economic pressure from Washington pushed the local currency down to its lowest level ever on Sunday. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
Iran dismisses US efforts for UN sanctions as currency dropsIran's president has dismissed U.S. efforts to restore all U.N. sanctions on his country, as mounting economic pressure from Washington pushed the local currency down to its lowest level ever
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Libyan official: Sarraj opposes oil deal with rival HifterLibyan officials say that the leader of the U.N.-supported government will not support a deal with his primary rival in the country’s civil war to lift a months-long blockade on its vital oil trade
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 25, 2019 file photo, Chief of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Gen. Hossein Salami speaks at a pro-government rally, in Tehran, Iran. The chief of Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard has threatened to go after everyone who had a role in a top general’s January killing during a U.S. drone strike in Iraq. The guard’s website on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020 quoted Gen. Hossein Salami as saying, “Mr. Trump! Our revenge for martyrdom of our great general is obvious, serious and real.” U.S. President Donald Trump warned this week that Washington would harshly respond to any Iranian attempts to take revenge for the death of Gen. Qassem Soleimani.  (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)
Iran vows 'hit' on all involved in US killing of top generalThe chief of Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard has threatened to go after everyone who had a role in a top general’s January killing during a U.S. drone strike in Iraq
The Associated Press1 day ago
People hold a banner during a protest against normalizing relations with Israel, in Rabat, Morocco, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. Despite a government ban on large gatherings aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus, scores of Moroccans staged a protest outside parliament building in the capital Rabat on Friday to denounce Arab normalization agreements with Israel. Banner in Arabic reads "Palestine is a national cause, normalization is a betrayal." (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)
Moroccans protest Arab nations normalizing ties with IsraelMoroccans staged a protest outside parliament to denounce Arab countries’ agreements to normalize ties with Israel
The Associated Press1 day ago
Yemen's rival sides meet in Geneva for prisoner swap talksThe United Nations says Yemen’s warring sides have started U.N.-brokered peace consultations in Switzerland to exchange prisoners
The Associated Press2 days ago
Lebanese family of Mohammed Khaldoun, 27, who is still missing at sea while he was trying with other migrants to reach Cyprus on a boat, sit next of a windmill as they pray to their son return home safe, at the coast of Tripoli city, north Lebanon Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. Mohammed is one of scores of people who have tried in recent weeks to flee Lebanon that is passing through its worst economic and financial crisis in decades to European Union member Cyprus. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
One family's desperate, deadly attempt to flee LebanonHundreds of Lebanese are fleeing miserable conditions in their country on migrant ships hoping to start a new life in Europe
The Associated Press2 days ago
In this photo released by the U.S. Navy, the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz transits the Arabian Sea on Aug. 17, 2020. The U.S. Navy searched through the night into the morning of Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, for a sailor who went missing from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz during its patrol of the northern Arabian Sea amid tensions with Iran. (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Elliot Schaudt/U.S. Navy via AP)
US carrier transits Strait of Hormuz amid tensions with IranThe U.S. Navy says the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier has transited the Strait of Hormuz as tensions between the United States and Iran continue to simmer
The Associated Press2 days ago
Lebanese soccer player dies from stray bullet head woundLebanon's state-run National News Agency says one of the country's leading soccer players has died, nearly a month after he was wounded in Beirut by a stray bullet that hit him in the head
The Associated Press2 days ago
Libya's east-based commander promises end of oil blockadeLibya’s commander who rules the eastern half of the country says that oil production will restart soon, ending a months-long blockade of the nation’s vital oil fields
The Associated Press2 days ago
Israel charges east Jerusalem woman with aiding HezbollahAn Israeli court has charged a Palestinian woman from east Jerusalem with membership in a terrorist organization
The Associated Press2 days ago
Blast targets 'American' English school in southern IraqIraqi police say an improvised explosive device has gone off outside an English-language institute in southern Iraq
The Associated Press2 days ago
Ultra-Orthodox Jews pray in a synagogue separated by plastic shields, following new government measures to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, in Bnei Brak, Israel, Friday, Sept 18, 2020. Israel is set to go back into a three-week lockdown later Friday to try to contain a coronavirus outbreak that has steadily worsened for months as its government has been plagued by indecision and infighting. The closures coincide with the Jewish High Holidays, when people typically visit their families and gather for large prayer services. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
Israel returns to virus lockdown as cases mountIsrael went back into a full lockdown to try to contain a coronavirus outbreak that has steadily worsened for months as its government has been plagued by infighting
The Associated Press2 days ago
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