Middle East News

Lebanese major retailers to shut down amid economic crisisMajor retailers in Lebanon announced they will temporarily close in the face of an increasingly volatile currency market and their inability to set prices while the Lebanese pound plunges against the dollar
The Associated Press2 hours ago
New mass grave unearthed in Iraq's north from brutal IS ruleIraqi authorities have uncovered a new mass grave site left by the Islamic State group in northern Iraq this week, believed to contain more than 100 bodies
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Family of Palestinian slain by police sees probe dragging onThe family of a Palestinian man with autism who was fatally shot by Israeli police says it took a month for authorities to confirm the existence of security-camera footage of the shooting
The Associated Press3 hours ago
US-based analysts tell the AP they believe fire at Iran nuclear site struck new centrifuge production facilityUS-based analysts tell the AP they believe fire at Iran nuclear site struck new centrifuge production facility
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Two Algerian major opposition figures released from jailTwo of the most prominent figures in Algeria's anti-government protest movement have been released from prison after courts ruled in their favor
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Former Libya envoy accuses Security Council of 'hypocrisy'A former U.N. envoy to Libya has accused the Security Council of “hypocrisy” and of undermining his efforts to bring peace to the war-torn North African country
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Report: Detainees at high virus risk in crowded Yemen jail A leading rights group has accused secessionist Yemeni authorities of holding detainees in an overcrowded detention center in Aden, exposing them to “serious health risks” amid the global pandemic
The Associated Press9 hours ago
A fire has burned a building above Iran's underground Natanz nuclear enrichment facility, though officials say it did not affect its centrifuge operation or cause any release of radiation.;
Analysts: Fire at Iran nuclear site hit centrifuge facilityU.S.-based analysts have told The Associated Press that they believe a fire at an Iran nuclear site struck a new centrifuge production facility
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Iran nuclear spokesman: 'Incident' damages under-construction building near nuclear site; centrifuge facility undamagedIran nuclear spokesman: 'Incident' damages under-construction building near nuclear site; centrifuge facility undamaged
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Sudan's bid to ban genital mutilation sparks hope, cautionSudan's transitional government is preparing to outlaw female genital mutilation
The Associated Press12 hours ago
A lifeguard stand is decorated with a large mask to remind people to wear masks as precaution against the new coronavirus at a beach in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, June 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
Israeli lawmakers approve phone tracking of virus cases Israel’s parliament has approved a law granting the country’s internal security agency limited authority to use phone surveillance to track coronavirus cases
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Egypt high court upholds death sentence for former monkEgypt’s highest court has upheld a death sentence for a former monk convicted of killing an abbot in a desert monastery north of Cairo in 2018
The Associated Press1 day ago
Saudi shoppers rush to buy gold before taxes tripleSaudi shoppers have rushed to buy big-ticket items such as gold, appliances and electronics
The Associated Press1 day ago
Palestinian Hamas leader in the Gaza Strip, Yahya Sinwar, center, attends a demonstration against Israeli plans for the annexation of parts of the West Bank, in Gaza City, Wednesday, July 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
Netanyahu ally confirms delays in West Bank annexation planAn ally of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has confirmed that the Israeli leader’s plan to annex parts of the occupied West Bank would not start on its original target date
The Associated Press1 day ago
Lebanon’s plea to skeptical expats: Come visit, bring cashBeirut’s airport is partially reopening after a three-month shutdown and Lebanon’s cash-strapped government is hoping that thousands of Lebanese expatriates will return for the summer, injecting dollars into the country's sinking economy
The Associated Press1 day ago
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