Middle East News

Libya's warring parties resume talks in Geneva A U.N. spokesman says that Libya's warring parties have returned to negotiations aimed at salvaging a fragile cease-fire in the North African country after they had suspended talks earlier this week
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Israel calls on Belgium to scrap parade over anti-SemitismIsrael has called on Belgium to scrap a Carnival parade this weekend after last year's featured a float with anti-Semitic caricatures
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Battles intensify near strategic Yemeni portYemeni officials say a flare-up in violence near a strategic port in Yemen killed at least 18 fighters over the past day
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Israeli prosecutors announce criminal investigation into Netanyahu challenger's failed company, jolting election.Israeli prosecutors announce criminal investigation into Netanyahu challenger's failed company, jolting election.
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Boat carrying 91 migrants goes missing in Mediterranean The U.N. migration agency and a crisis hotline say that a rubber dinghy packed with 91 migrants that set out from Libyan shores in hopes of reaching Europe has apparently gone missing in the Mediterranean
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Israel confirms ultra-Orthodox draft figures were inflated The Israeli military says it found “serious, systemic failures” in its own reporting that inflated figures on the enlistment of ultra-Orthodox Jews
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Sudanese activists say security forces fire tear gas at themSudanese pro-democracy activists say the country's security forces have fired tear gas at hundreds of protesters in the capital Khartoum
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Egyptian court refuses to release prominent activistAn Egyptian court has overturned a decision to release a prominent activist who has been detained for nearly five months without trial
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Palestinian boy shot by Israeli police loses sight in eyeA nine-year-old Palestinian boy who was shot in the face by Israeli police in a tense east Jerusalem neighborhood last week will not regain vision in his left eye despite surgery
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Turkey's Defense Ministry says 2 soldiers killed in airstrike in Syria's northwestern Idlib province, 5 soldiers woundedTurkey's Defense Ministry says 2 soldiers killed in airstrike in Syria's northwestern Idlib province, 5 soldiers wounded
The Associated Press12 hours ago
A Week in Pictures, Middle East This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in the Middle East, Afghanistan & Pakistan Region Feb. 13-19, 2020
The Associated Press12 hours ago
People wearing masks, walk on street in Central, a business district in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. Russia says it will temporarily ban Chinese nationals from entering the country amid the outbreak of the new virus centered in China that has infected more than 73,000 people. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Iran announces 3 new cases of new virus after 2 deathsIran says three more people have been infected by the new virus that originated in central China following an announcement a day earlier that two people had died of the virus in one of Iran's largest cities, Qom
The Associated Press15 hours ago
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives to have lunch with members of the US military at the Prince Sultan air base in Al-Kharj, in central Saudi Arabia Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. Pompeo met with Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Thursday in a visit focused primarily on discussing shared security concerns about regional rival Iran. (Andrew Caballero Reynolds/Pool via AP)
Pompeo in Saudi Arabia for visit focused on Iranian threatsU.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has met with Saudi Arabia's King Salman and the crown prince in a visit focused primarily on discussing security issues and threats from regional rival Iran
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Turkish backed rebel fighters take positions near the village of Neirab in Idlib province, Syria, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. Two Turkish soldiers were killed Thursday by an airstrike in northwestern Syria, according to Turkey's Defense Ministry, following a large-scale attack by Ankara-backed opposition forces that targeted Syrian government troops. (AP Photo/Ghaith Alsayed)
Turkish soldiers killed in Syria amid threats of escalationTurkey's Defense Ministry says two Turkish soldiers have been killed in an airstrike in Syria's Idlib province and five others were wounded
The Associated Press16 hours ago
IMF delegation advises Lebanese officials on economic crisisAn International Monetary Fund delegation has held meetings in Lebanon to give advice on how to tackle the country's crippling economic and financial crisis
The Associated Press17 hours ago
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