Middle East News

Road to Saudi ties with Israel being paved, cautiouslySaudi Arabia, the most powerful Arab nation and home to Islam’s holiest sites, has made clear that full ties between the kingdom and Israel can only happen when a peace agreement is reached with the Palestinians
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Palestinians arrest supporters of Abbas rival close to UAEPalestinian security forces have detained dozens of supporters of a rival to President Mahmoud Abbas who is based in the United Arab Emirates
The Associated Press16 hours ago
In this photo provided by the International Committee for the Red Cross the interior of a new field hospital for coronavirus patients in the Yemen's main southern city of Aden. The Red Cross announced the opening of the facility on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020 as the virus continues to spread largely unchecked in the war-torn country. Many medical facilities in the country have closed as staffers flee or turn patients away. (International Committee for the Red Cross via AP)
Yemen gets new virus hospital after other facilities closeThe Red Cross has announced the opening of a new field hospital in southern Yemen specifically to treat coronavirus patients
The Associated Press17 hours ago
FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2019 file photo, an F-35 fighter jet arrives at the Vermont Air National Guard base in South Burlington, Vt., United States. Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz is headed to Washington on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, for talks with his U.S. counterpart on maintaining Israel’s qualitative military edge in the Middle East following its historic normalization agreement with the United Arab Emirates. Since the agreement was announced last month, the UAE has made no secret about its desire to acquire F-35 warplanes and other advanced U.S.-made weaponry. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring, File)
Israeli defense chief heads to US to discuss military edge Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz is headed to Washington for talks with his U.S. counterpart on maintaining Israel’s qualitative military edge in the Middle East following its historic normalization agreement with the United Arab Emirates
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Reports: Israeli PM's aides break quarantine after US visitIsraeli media reports say two of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s senior aides broke quarantine regulations after returning from an official visit to Washington last week
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Algeria leader says early parliament vote before year's endThe Algerian president says early legislative elections aimed at opening parliament to civil society will be held before year's end
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This Sept. 2020 photo provided by the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities shows Mostafa Waziri, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, displaying an artifact found along with more than two dozen ancient coffins unearthed near the famed Step Pyramid of Djoser in Saqqara, south of Cairo, Egypt. (Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities via AP)
Archaeologists unearth 27 coffins at Egypt's Saqqara pyramidEgypt says archaeologists have unearthed more than two dozen ancient coffins in a vast necropolis south of Cairo
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Saudi Arabia to launch app for Mecca pilgrims amid virusSaudi Arabia has released new details on how it plans to gradually allow Muslims back to Islam’s holiest site in Mecca to perform the smaller-year-round pilgrimage
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Lebanese president warns of 'hell' if no new gov't formedLebanon’s president has warned that the crisis-hit country could be going to “hell” if a new government is not formed
The Associated Press22 hours ago
FILE - In this June 22, 2016 file photo, a waitress serves customers beer at a restaurant in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. In mid-September 2020, Abu Dhabi, the conservative capital of the United Arab Emirates, eliminated its licensing system for alcohol purchases allowing Muslims previously barred from obtaining licenses to be able to purchase from retailers. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
Abu Dhabi, UAE's conservative capital, ends alcohol licensesAbu Dhabi, the conservative capital of the United Arab Emirates, is eliminating its licensing system for alcohol purchases for drinkers
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Israeli and Emirati film industries to cooperate after dealFilm agencies in Israel and the United Arab Emirates have announced an agreement to collaborate on television production
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - This Feb. 27, 2018, file photo, Australian Malka Leifer, right, is brought to a courtroom in Jerusalem. An Israeli court on Monday, Sert. 21, 2020 approved the extradition of the former teacher wanted in Australia on charges of child sex abuse, paving the way for her to stand trial after a six-year legal battle. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean, File)
Israel court says woman can be extradited in child sex caseAn Israeli court has approved the extradition of a former teacher wanted in Australia on charges of child sex abuse, potentially paving the way for her to stand trial after a six-year battle over her deportation
The Associated Press1 day ago
Lawyers: Israel court agrees to extradite woman wanted on child sex abuse charges in Australia after 6-year legal battleLawyers: Israel court agrees to extradite woman wanted on child sex abuse charges in Australia after 6-year legal battle
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this photo released by the U.S. Air Force, Col. Todd Benson, the U.S. Air Force Central Command director of space forces, addresses members of the 379th Operations Support Squadron before they are sworn in as members of the Space Force at Al-Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. Space Force, the first new U.S. military service since the creation of the Air Force in 1947, now has some 20 members stationed at the Qatari base in its first foreign deployment. (Staff Sgt. Kayla White/U.S. Air Force via AP)
US Space Force deploys to vast new frontier: Arabian DesertMembers of the newly formed U.S. Space Force are deploying troops to a vast new frontier: the Arabian Peninsula
The Associated Press1 day ago
Thousands protest Netanyahu; many ignore Israeli virus rulesThousands of Israelis are protesting outside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s official residence in Jerusalem
The Associated Press1 day ago
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