Middle East News

Israel's struggling Labor party chooses new leaderIsrael’s Labor Party has chosen Merav Michaeli, a veteran lawmaker and former journalist, as its new leader ahead of March elections
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Israel opens embassy in UAE, expanding new relationsIsrael says it has opened its embassy in the United Arab Emirates
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Palestinians ask Europe to send monitors for electionsPalestinian election officials have invited the European Union to send observers to monitor upcoming elections planned for the Palestinian legislature and presidency
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Egypt says it has launched vaccinations against coronavirusEgypt has launched a vaccination campaign against the coronavirus
The Associated Press7 hours ago
In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Iyed Bilal, the director of the treasury department of the Syrian Central Bank, shows an information sheet about the new banknote of 5000 Syrian pounds during a press briefing, in Damascus, Syria, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. A new 5,000 Syrian Lira bank note goes into circulation Sunday, the largest denomination in the country reeling from 10 years of conflict and a crippling economic crisis. (SANA via AP)
Syria floats new bank note amid soaring inflationA new 5,000-lira bank note is going into circulation in Syria as the country reels from 10 years of conflict and a crippling economic crisis
The Associated Press9 hours ago
A passenger wears a face mask to protect from coronavirus check in a counter operated by plastic in the departure hall in Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021 during a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the virus COVID-19. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said Israel was closing its international airport to nearly all flights as the government races to bring a raging coronavirus outbreak under control. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Israel targets flights, religious scofflaws, as virus ragesPrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel will be closing its international airport to nearly all flights as the government races to bring a raging coronavirus outbreak under control
The Associated Press9 hours ago
UN: Yemen’s warring sides resume talks on prisoner exchangeThe United Nations says Yemen’s warring sides have resumed U.N.-backed negotiations in Jordan over a prisoner swap
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Arab Spring exiles look back 10 years after Egypt uprising Ten years after protests rocked Egypt, many of the participants live in exile
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Protests against Israeli PM Netanyahu continue nationwideOver a thousand protesters have gathered in Jerusalem demanding the Israeli prime minister step down over corruption charges against him
The Associated Press1 day ago
UN: Violence in Sudan’s Darfur killed 250, displaced 100,000The U.N. refugee agency says tribal violence in Sudan’s western Darfur region earlier this month killed at least 250 people and displaced over 100,000 others including some 3,500 people who fled the violence into neighboring Chad
The Associated Press1 day ago
Saudi TV says missile or drone intercepted over RiyadhSaudi Arabia says it has intercepted an apparent missile or drone attack over its capital, Riyadh, amid the kingdom’s yearslong war against Yemen’s Houthi rebels
The Associated Press1 day ago
A medical staffer takes care of COVID-19 patients at the intensive care unit of the Rafik Hariri University Hospital in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. Hospitals in Lebanon are reaching full capacity amid a dramatic surge in coronavirus cases across the crisis-hit Mediterranean nation even amid strict lockdown. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
Top Lebanese hospitals fight exhausting battle against virusLebanon's hospitals are on the brink: Unable to keep up with coronavirus patients, they have run out of beds, oxygen tanks, ventilators and medical staff
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this picture released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei addresses the nation in a televised speech in Tehran, Iran, Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. in Tehran, Iran.  Twitter says on Friday, Jan. 22, it has permanently banned an account connected to the office of Iran’s supreme leader.   Other accounts thought to be tied to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s office remained active.  (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)
Twitter bans suspect Iran account after post threatens TrumpTwitter says it's permanently banned an account that some in Iran believe is linked to the office of the country's supreme leader, after a posting that seemed to threaten former President Donald Trump
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2021 file photo, demonstrators face police officers during clashes in Ettadhamen City near Tunis. Protests have swept towns and cities throughout Tunisia for a week, often turning to violence as demonstrators denounce what they say are broken promises from the government, which hasn't been able to turn around an economy on the verge of bankruptcy. (AP Photo/Hassene Dridi, File)
Poverty and hopelessness beget violence in Tunisia's suburbsProtests have swept towns and cities throughout Tunisia for a week, often turning to violence as demonstrators denounce what they say are broken promises from the government, which hasn’t been able to turn around an economy on the verge of bankruptcy
The Associated Press2 days ago
UN agency: Libyan navy intercepts over 80 EU-bound migrants The U.N. migration agency says Libya’s coast guard intercepted more than 80 Europe-bound migrants in the Mediterranean Sea off the country's coast
The Associated Press2 days ago
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