Middle East News

Gaza nurses protest loss of Israeli permit, layoffs A group of medics from the Gaza Strip has staged a protest in a public square, saying an Israeli travel ban has led the Jerusalem hospital where they worked for many years to fire them
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Palestinian official Erekat undergoes bronchostomySaeb Erekat's daughter says the senior Palestinian official has undergone a bronchostomy as part of his treatment for COVID-19
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UN says shipwreck off Libya left 15 migrants deadThe U.N. migration agency says least 15 migrants trying to reach Europe drowned in the Mediterranean Sea when their boat capsized off the coast of Libya
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FILE - In this June 3, 2020 file photo, Rana kisses a photo of her son, Eyad Hallaq, in their home in Wadi Joz, a Palestinian neighborhood in East Jerusalem. On Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, Israeli prosecutors recommended charging a police officer with reckless killing in the fatal shooting of Hallaq, an autistic Palestinian man in Jerusalem’s Old City earlier this year. The decision came nearly five months after the shooting and Hallaq’s family condemned the decision saying police should have faced much tougher charges. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean, File)
Officer may face charges in killing of autistic PalestinianIsraeli prosecutors have recommended charging a police officer with reckless manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an autistic Palestinian man in Jerusalem’s Old City earlier this year
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Sudanese return to streets over dire living conditionsSudanese protesters have taken to the streets in the capital and across the country over dire living conditions and a deadly crackdown on demonstrators in the east earlier this month
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Syria president orders new tax breaks amid rising hardshipSyria’s president has decreed a new income tax exemption intended to provide relief to low-income earners at a time of deepening economic hardship in the war-ravaged country
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UN envoy hails early agreements in Libya talksThe U.N. envoy for Libya says the two warring factions have agreed on issues that “directly impact the lives and welfare of the Libyan people,” and said work toward cementing a cease-fire in the restive North African country will continue
The Associated Press13 hours ago
UK warship seizes 450 kilograms of meth in Arabian SeaA British royal navy vessel has seized 450 kilograms of methamphetamine in the northern Arabian Sea in the largest-ever bust by a joint maritime operation in the region
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Itamar Glazer, right, Israeli volunteer Sharon Yaron, left, and 85-year-old Holocaust survivor Sara Weinsten, visit in Yavne, Israel, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020. For thousands of older Israelis like Weinsten, being housebound alone during Israel's second nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic is difficult and depressing. But each week ahead of the Jewish Sabbath, which starts on Friday at sundown, a home-baked cake is delivered by one of thousands of volunteers bringing pastries to home-bound older Israelis. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
With cakes, solitary Sabbaths sweetened for older IsraelisFor thousands of older Israelis like Sara Weinsten, being housebound alone during Israel's second nationwide lockdown is difficult and depressing
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Israel says it uncovers deep militant tunnel dug from GazaThe Israeli military says militants in the Gaza Strip dug a tunnel dozens of meters (yards) deep that crossed under the security fence around the territory before it was detected by underground sensors
The Associated Press1 day ago
Turkey evacuates large military post in northwest SyriaActivists and opposition media are reporting that Turkish troops in northwestern Syria have been evacuating one of their largest military bases in the area
The Associated Press1 day ago
Una mujer con mascarilla, cubrebocas y guantes por el coronavirus, camina por el mercado Tajrish, en Teherán, Irán, el 15 de octubre de 2020. (AP Foto/Ebrahim Noroozi)
Iran breaks its record for most new virus cases in one dayIran has reported its highest single-day toll of new coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic with more than 5,000 new infections, as the country struggles to cope with a surge in transmission
The Associated Press1 day ago
Emirati officials pay first Israel visit after forging tiesA delegation of senior Emirati officials is visiting Israel for the first time since the two countries agreed to normalize ties
The Associated Press1 day ago
Founder of UAE state-run WAM news agency dies at 78Ibrahim al-Abed, the founder of the United Arab Emirates’ state-run WAM news agency and a pioneering media figure, has died
The Associated Press1 day ago
Palestinian official Erekat in critical, stable conditionThe family of senior Palestinian official Saeb Erekat says he remains in critical but stable condition in an Israeli hospital after he was infected with the coronavirus
The Associated Press1 day ago
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