Middle East News

Officials say gunmen kill secular thinker in southern YemenLocal officials in southern Yemen say that a known university professor and secular thinker has been killed in a drive-by shooting
The Associated Press37 minutes ago
Mourners gather for Palestinian youth shot by Israeli forcesClashes erupted between Palestinians and Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank as hundreds of Palestinians mourned the death of a 13-year-old who died after being shot by Israeli troops during clashes with a stone-throwing crowd
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Cargo ship attacked off Yemen under unclear circumstancesA maritime group says that a cargo ship traveling past Yemen in the Gulf of Aden has come under attack under unclear circumstances
The Associated Press7 hours ago
A woman casts her vote for parliamentary elections in the town of Hawally, Kuwait, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Jaber Abdulkhaleg)
Kuwait votes for parliament amid economic, virus challengesKuwait is voting for its National Assembly, the first election since the death of its longtime ruling emir, and as the oil-rich nation faces serious economic problems under the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Palestinians: West Bank teen wounded by Israeli gunfire diesPalestinians say a 13-year-old has died after being shot by Israeli troops during clashes with a stone-throwing crowd in the West Bank
The Associated Press23 hours ago
FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2011 file photo, traffic police divert traffic to ease congestion  along roads in the capital of Manama, Bahrain.  The island kingdom of Bahrain says it has become the second nation in the world to grant emergency-use authorization for the coronavirus vaccine made by Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech. The state-run Bahrain News Agency made the announcement on Friday, Dec. 4, 2020.  (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)
Bahrain now 2nd nation to grant Pfizer shot emergency useThe island kingdom of Bahrain says it has become the second nation in the world to grant emergency-use authorization for the coronavirus vaccine made by Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech
The Associated Press1 day ago
Bahrain says it is granting emergency-use authorization for coronavirus vaccine made by Pfizer, German partner BioNTechBahrain says it is granting emergency-use authorization for coronavirus vaccine made by Pfizer, German partner BioNTech
The Associated Press1 day ago
Saudi foreign minister welcomes 'progress' on Qatar crisis talks, says a ‘final agreement’ appears to be within reachSaudi foreign minister welcomes 'progress' on Qatar crisis talks, says a ‘final agreement’ appears to be within reach
The Associated Press1 day ago
Israel arrests man who doused inside of church with fuelIsraeli police say they arrested a Jewish man after he poured out a “flammable liquid” inside a church near Jerusalem’s Old City
The Associated Press1 day ago
Qatar rules out normalization of Israel ties for nowQatar remains committed to the creation of a Palestinian state and says progress on that front would need to be “at the core” of any agreement to normalize relations with Israel
The Associated Press1 day ago
Lebanon's Hezbollah suing those accusing it of port blastLebanon’s Hezbollah says it's suing a former Christian lawmaker and a website affiliated with a Christian political party for defamation, after they accused the Shiite militant group of being responsible for the devastating explosion at Beirut’s port this summer
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2020 file photo, Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud speaks during his meeting with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, at the State Department in Washington.  Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister has expressed optimism that the ongoing boycott of Qatar by four Arab nations may be nearing an end. Prince Faisal bin Farhan made the comment to the Italy’s annual Mediterranean Dialogues on Friday, Dec. 4.(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, POOL, File)
Saudi Arabia says end to yearslong Qatar boycott 'in reach'Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister has expressed optimism that the ongoing boycott of Qatar by four Arab nations may be nearing an end
The Associated Press1 day ago
Emirati singer Walid Aljasim, left, and an unidentified companion pose for a photo with the flag of the United Arab Emirates during their visit in Jerusalem, next to the Western Wall the holiest site where Jews can pray, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
Israel urges citizens to avoid Gulf, cites Iran threatThe Israeli government is urging its citizens to avoid travel to the Gulf states of the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, citing threats of Iranian attacks
The Associated Press1 day ago
Emirati singer Walid Aljasim, left, and an unidentified companion pose for a photo with the flag of the United Arab Emirates during their visit in Jerusalem, next to the Western Wall the holiest site where Jews can pray, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
Israel urges citizens to avoid Gulf, cites Iran threatThe Israeli government is urging its citizens to avoid travel to the Gulf states of the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, citing threats of Iranian attacks
The Associated Press1 day ago
Israeli government urges citizens to avoid travel to the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, citing threat of Iranian attackIsraeli government urges citizens to avoid travel to the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, citing threat of Iranian attack
The Associated Press1 day ago
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