Middle East News

Dubai orders hospitals to cancel surgeries amid virus surgeThe government of Dubai has ordered all hospitals to cancel nonessential surgeries for the next month as coronavirus infections surge to unprecedented heights in the United Arab Emirates
The Associated Press11 hours ago
UN: 43 Europe-bound migrants drown in shipwreck off LibyaThe U.N.'s migration agency says a “tragic” shipwreck in the Mediterranean Sea off of Libya’s coast has killed at least 43 migrants bound for Europe
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Iran’s telecom minister appears before prosecutor, released State TV is reporting that Iran’s judiciary has released the country’s telecom minister on bail after he was summoned by Iran’s general prosecutor
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Armed men try to storm governor’s house in Sudan’s DarfurSudanese officials says armed men opened fire and attempted to storm the residence of a provincial governor in the restive region of Darfur
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Trump pardons Israeli officer who enlisted spy Pollard President Donald Trump has granted a full pardon to the Israeli handler of convicted spy Jonathan Pollard as part of a flurry of pardons in his last hours in office
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Fire, blast at ammunition warehouse in western Libya kills 3A Libyan spokesman says a fire, followed by an explosion at an ammunition warehouse at a naval academy in western Libya killed three people, including two officers
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Israel pushes settlement construction as Trump leaves officeAn Israeli watchdog says the government has approved nearly 2,600 new housing units in east Jerusalem and West Bank settlements a day before President-elect Joe Biden takes office
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Netanyahu courts Arab voters in election-year turnaboutPrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has spent much of his long career casting Israel’s Arab minority as a potential fifth column led by terrorist sympathizers
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Huge explosion in oil tanker in central Syria, no casualtiesSyrian state media is reporting an explosion in an oil tanker outside a state fuel distribution company in the country's center that caused a massive fire
The Associated Press1 day ago
Swiss attorney general investigates Lebanon's central bankThe office of Switzerland’s attorney general’ says it has requested legal assistance from Lebanese authorities for an investigation into possible money laundering and embezzlement tied to Lebanon’s central bank
The Associated Press1 day ago
Death toll from clashes in Sudan's West Darfur rises to 160Doctors in Sudan’s West Darfur province say the death toll from clashes between Arab and non-Arab tribes has risen to some 160 after hospitals received at least 29 more bodies
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 file photo, President Donald Trump gestures as he boards Air Force One upon arrival at Valley International Airport, in Harlingen, Texas. Iran on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, imposed sanctions on President Donald Trump and a number of members of his administration over their alleged role in support of “terrorism," according to the foreign ministry website. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
Iran imposes symbolic sanctions on President TrumpIran says it has imposed sanctions on President Donald Trump and a number of members of his administration over their alleged role in support of terrorism
The Associated Press1 day ago
Demonstrators face police officers during clashes in Ettadhamen City near Tunis, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. A growing groundswell of youth unrest, tapping into a well of economic frustration, is sweeping Tunisia and worrying its leadership all the way to the top. It is, after all, the country that triggered the 2011 Arab Spring revolutions. (AP Photo/Hassene Dridi)
AP Explainer: Why are youth protests sweeping Tunisia?A growing groundswell of youth unrest, tapping into a well of economic frustration, is sweeping Tunisia and worrying its leadership all the way to the top
The Associated Press1 day ago
Iraq postpones date for early elections by four months Iraq’s Cabinet has voted to postpone early elections for four months based on a recommendation by the country’s electoral commission, which proposed the change citing technical reasons
The Associated Press1 day ago
Libya rivals meet in Egyptian resort for talks on electionsThe U.N. says officials from Libya's rival administrations have begun talks in Egypt's Red Sea resort of Hurghada on constitutional arrangements laying the legal groundwork for presidential and parliamentary elections late this year
The Associated Press1 day ago
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