Middle East News

Egypt to try doctor, parents for female genital mutilationThe office of Egypt’s chief prosecutor says he has referred a physician to criminal trial for allegedly mutilating the genitals of a 12-year-old girl, leading to her death
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Iranian state media reports 6th person dead from new virusIranian state media reports 6th person dead from new virus
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Syria reopens highway linking largest cities after 8 yearsSyria's transportation minister says the highway that links the Syrian capital with the northern city of Aleppo is open for public use for the first time in nearly eight years
The Associated Press7 hours ago
East Libya FM demands 'fair distribution' to end oil closureThe top diplomat in eastern Libya says the shutdown of vital oil facilities in the country would come to an end “when Libyans are guaranteed of the fair distribution of their resources.”
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Egypt extends detention of activist who criticized presidentEgyptian prosecutors extended the detention of an an Egyptian activist and vocal critic of President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Israeli police shoot, kill alleged stabbing attacker Israeli police said officers shot and killed a man who allegedly tried to stab a soldier outside Jerusalem’s Old City
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Iran's hard-liners take early lead in Tehran after voteIranian state TV is announcing the first partial results from the country’s parliamentary elections
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Iran now says 6th person dead of new virusAuthorities in Iran have reported a sixth death from the new virus that emerged in China
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Iran reports another death from the new virus that emerged in China, bringing death toll to 5 among 28 confirmed cases.Iran reports another death from the new virus that emerged in China, bringing death toll to 5 among 28 confirmed cases.
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Moody's downgrades Lebanon's rating amid financial crisisCredit rating agency Moody's downgraded Lebanon's government issuer ratings Friday to Ca from Caa2 and changed the outlook to stable amid concerns the tiny Arab country might be forced to restructure its massive debt
The Associated Press1 day ago
Pompeo meets with Oman's new ruler amid US pressure on IranU.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is meeting with the new ruler of Oman, a Gulf Arab country that has close ties with both Washington and Tehran and has previously provided a back channel for talks between the adversaries
The Associated Press1 day ago
Erdogan urges Putin to rein in Syria, end human crisisTurkey's President has urged Russia to “restrain" the Syrian government and to halt a humanitarian crisis unfolding in northwest Syria
The Associated Press1 day ago
A photographer takes photos near the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship anchored at a port in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. Passengers tested negative for COVID-19 started disembarking since Wednesday. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Israel says cruise passenger flown home from Japan has virusIsraeli health officials say one of the 11 Israelis who were flown home after being quarantined on a cruise ship in Japan has tested positive for the new virus that emerged in China
The Associated Press1 day ago
Health Minister Hamad Hassan gestures during a press conference, in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. Hassan on Friday reported the Mediterranean country's first case of the new virus.  He said the patient was a 45-year-old woman who arrived on Thursday on a flight from the Iranian city of Qom. He said the woman was in "good health" and that the ministry was also following up on the cases of two other people suspected of having the illness. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Iran reports 2 more deaths, 13 new cases of new coronavirusIran has reported two more deaths from the new virus that emerged in China and says the fatalities were from among 13 new confirmed cases of the virus in Iran
The Associated Press1 day ago
Iran reports 2 more deaths from the new virus that emerged in China, says they were from among 13 new confirmed casesIran reports 2 more deaths from the new virus that emerged in China, says they were from among 13 new confirmed cases
The Associated Press1 day ago
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