Middle East News

Yemen's warring sides negotiating truce for key port HodeidaDelegations from Yemen's warring sides are negotiating over expanding a shaky truce in the key port city of Hodeida, a point considered major by the United Nations who are sponsoring talks in Sweden and seek to restore needed aid deliveries by sea
The Associated Press4 hours ago
UN Syria envoy: Work ongoing for constitutional committeeThe U.N. Special envoy for Syria says work is still ongoing to try form a committee meant to draft a new constitution before the end of the year
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Israeli brass to brief Russian military on Hezbollah tunnelsSenior Israeli military officers are flying to Moscow to update their Russian counterparts about an operation launched last week to "expose and thwart" Hezbollah tunnels burrowed under Israel's border with Lebanon
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Israeli soldiers conduct a search for suspects of a shooting attack yesterday in the West Bank City of Ramallah, Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. Israeli officials say seven people have been wounded, one critically, in a shooting by a suspected Palestinian assailant outside a Jewish settlement of Ofra in the West Bank. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
Israel raids Palestinian news agency in hunt for gunmenIsraeli military forces have carried out a series of raids in the West Bank city of Ramallah, bursting into stores and offices of the official Palestinian news agency, in a frantic manhunt for gunmen who shot seven Israelis outside a Jewish settlement
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Demonstrators wearing yellow vests protest at the toll gates of a motorway, in Biarritz, southwestern France, Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. French President Emmanuel Macron will be speaking to his nation at last Monday, after increasingly violent, radicalized protests against his leadership have shaken the country and scarred its beloved capital. His long silence has aggravated that anger and many protesters are hoping only to hear one thing from Macron: “I quit.” (AP Photo/Bob Edme)
Egypt restricts yellow vests sales to avoid copycat protestsEgypt restricts sales of yellow vests, fearing copycat protests inspired by France ahead of next month's anniversary of 2011 uprising
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Iraqi security forces raise Iraqi national flags in a parade marking the year anniversary of the defeat of the Islamic State group in Iraq in Tahrir Square, in central Baghdad, Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. Iraq celebrated the anniversary of its costly victory over the Islamic State group, which has lost virtually all the territory it once held but still carries out sporadic attacks. (AP Photo/Ali Abdul Hassan)
Iraq celebrates victory over IS while grappling with legacyIraq is marking the anniversary of its costly victory over the Islamic State group, which has lost virtually all the territory it once held but still carries out sporadic attacks
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Qatari envoy says Israel rejected air link with GazaA Qatari envoy is being quoted as saying that Israel has rejected a proposal to open an air link between the blockaded Gaza Strip and Doha
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Palestinians throw rocks as Israeli soldiers conduct a search for suspects of a shooting attack yesterday in the West Bank City of Ramallah, Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. Israeli officials say seven people have been wounded, one critically, in a shooting by a suspected Palestinian assailant outside a Jewish settlement of Ofra in the West Bank. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
Israeli officials: 7 wounded in shooting near settlementIsraeli officials say 7 people wounded, one critically, in a shooting outside a Jewish settlement in West Bank
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Church renovation lifts Christmas spirit in BethlehemRenovation of the Church of the Nativity lifts Christmas spirit in biblical town of Bethlehem
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Saudi refusal to extradite Khashoggi's killers vexes TurkeyTurkey says it is disappointed by Saudi Arabia's rejection of its request for the extradition of the killers of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Israel says Oman will open its airspace to Israeli carrierIsrael's prime minister says Oman will open its airspace to Israel's national airline
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Lebanon says police thwarted bombing attacks by ISLebanon's Interior Minister Nouhad Mashnouk says the country's police have discovered and thwarted planned bombing attacks by the Islamic State group
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Israel accepted into global financial watchdog groupIsrael accepted as a member in a global money laundering and terrorism financing watchdog group
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Yemen rebel leader seeks torture probe, cites AP reportA top leader of Yemen's Houthi rebels calls for probe after AP found evidence of extreme torture in rebel-run lockups
The Associated Press1 day ago
In Gaza protests, Israeli troops aim for the legsIn Gaza protests, Israeli troops confronting Palestinian demonstrators aim for one place more than any other: the legs
The Associated Press1 day ago
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