The region known as the Middle East has been conquered and reconquered by every super power in the West. This has created a region rich in a culture of resistance and thousands of ethnic groups looking for their piece of land. This has created a complicated region and Jpost's Middle East News simplifies it.
Second prisoner sentenced for wanting to compete in sports event in Israel.
"We will maintain our ironclad commitment to Israel’s security, while seeking to further its integration with its neighbors and resuming our role as promoter of a viable two-state solution."
Many alleged Russia and the Syrian regime were behind the attack which appears aimed at denying Turkish-backed Syrian groups from trading oil.
The decree was published on March 2, one week after it was secretly approved by the PA government.
The Pope was greeted by a lively folk song and dance event and many felt moved seeing images of him meet Sistani.
Francis’s meeting in the holy southern city of Najaf, during a whirlwind and risky tour of Iraq, marked the first time a pope has met with such a senior Shi’ite cleric.
Where could the “bilateral cooperation continue,” as the Russian Foreign Ministry has indicated it might? On Iran, Russia sees US steps so far as pragmatic.
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The killings had triggered demonstrations in several cities across the province, during which the revolutionary guard and security forces fired lethal ammunition at protesters and bystanders.
"The real meaning of jihad is loving our country, homeland and to act accordingly in order to achieve national unity and togetherness."
Fallout over politicians jumping the queue ahead of elderly, health care staff in Lebanon, Tunisia and the Palestinian territories.
Officials in the Mossad and the IDF have distanced themselves from Gamliel's claims that terrorism was the cause of the oil spill.
The ability of a ship to purposely dump oil so that, two weeks later, it harms a country’s coastline appears very complex.
Greece and Egypt signed a deal in August 2020 after they, along with France, the UAE and Cyprus, condemned Turkey’s provocative actions at sea in May.
The US is not being hasty in saying who did it. This is because naming names requires actually doing something in response.
A weekly selection of opinions and analyses from the Arab media around the world
“I want to see more women from the Arab sector at work so that they can improve their social and economic conditions.”
Qassem warned that Hezbollah's decision to respond to the death of one of its operatives in Damascus last year was still in place.
A mysterious Twitter user who often reports Iranian-backed threats and attacks before they happen wrote on February 21 that 107mm rockets might be used against the base.
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The Saudis and Houthis have been negotiating for more than a year towards a truce, directly and under the auspices of the United Nations.
Iran has sought to put tougher restrictions on IAEA inspections and Iran has been using advanced centrifuges at its Natanz and Fordow facilities
Abbas and other senior Fatah officials have threatened to take punitive measures against any member of the faction who runs outside the official list.
Soleimani was killed by the US alongside Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis on January 3, 2020.
Europe is pushing for an IAEA resolution on Iran, despite Russia and Iranian warnings. Iran won’t meet with the US or Europeans unless sanctions are lifted by Washington.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport decided Monday that the International Judo Federation’s 2019 blanket ban on Iranian judo athletes went too far.
"How can President Biden, who claims to be supportive of gay rights say absolutely nothing about the mullahs' horrific human rights abuses toward us gay and lesbian in Iran?"
“We will continue to confront any threat, along with our new and veteran partners, chiefly the US, so that Iran will not be able to develop nuclear capacity.”
"The COVID-19 vaccine is mandatory for those willing to come to the haj and will be one of the main conditions (for receiving a permit to come)," the report said.
"We can't bear it anymore...The dollar is going up and they don't care about us. They're still dividing up their gains," Rabih Khaled, who has been unemployed for months, said.
The Houthis pointed to the “Safer oil fields”, as an example. It was not clear where this red line was or what specific infrastructure they don’t want targeted.
The MV 'Helios Ray,' a cargo vessel bound for Singapore, was hit with an explosion in the Gulf of Oman over the weekend.
Price’s remarks came several days after the US announced a “recalibration” of US-Saudi ties, releasing the Director of National Intelligence’s report on the killing of Khashoggi
Following op-ed by Ronald Lauder in Saudi paper, PMO says its 'not confirming report, but we are always interested in upgrading ties with our Middle East partners.'
A PA official said that he did not rule out the possibility that the elections may be postponed in light of the upsurge in coronavirus infections in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
The call came in response to allegations that vaccines that arrived in the West Bank were being distributed “outside the framework of a clear and published plan.”
Iran receives information directly from the Houthis on their alleged gains and their drone and missile attacks.
Iran’s goal is to up the pressure on the US by showing it dictates the tempo.
The statement did not make clear what type of vaccine Syria had acquired or the quantity.
Iran has recently accelerated its violations of the 2015 deal in an apparent bid to raise pressure on Biden, as each side insists the other must move first.
The strikes on Sunday night come just days after an Israeli-owned commercial vessel was attacked by mines in the Gulf of Oman.
It appears that Iran, having helped the Iraqi government grab Sinjar from the Kurdistan region, doesn’t want Turkey entering Sinjar now.
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"This was indeed an operation by Iran. That is clear," Netanyahu told Kan radio.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blamed Iran on Monday for a blast aboard the MV Helios Ray, a vehicle-carrier ship.
Abraham Accords and a change in US administrations have all raised the level of uncertainty ahead of Israelis going to the polls.
The US was "disappointed" with the Iranian response, a White House official reportedly to Walla News.
"America does not have the right to bully a strategic regional ally," Khaled al-Malik wrote in local Al Jazirah newspaper.
Physicians for Human Rights Executive director said the vital and necessary gesture was better late than never.
The attack on Saudi Arabia on Saturday included video of an interception over the skies of Riyadh.
Their appearance in a public banqueting room, disregarding social distancing rules, added to widespread outrage at the hefty fines slapped on ordinary people while officials go unpunished.
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The helicopter was not fired at, the report added.
Umrah pilgrimage tours, which stop in Jerusalem, have been organized by Turkey since 2015.
Regarding Prime Minister Netanyahu, Gantz stated that "his presence interferes with the advancement of [these] relations."
Six drones aimed at targeting "civilians and civilian objects" were launched towards Jazan and Khamis Mushait, the coalition said in a statement carried on Saudi state media.
Tolerated by former President Saddam Hussein but persecuted by al Qaeda and then Islamic State, Iraq's Christians number around 300,000, one fifth of the total before 2003.
The ship is being sailed to Dubai and should arrive there on Monday for the UAE to assess the damage.
Israeli officials are concerned that increased pressure on the Saudis, will weaken the regional alliance against Iran.
Saudi Arabia only received a bit of credit for its reforms that Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman announced.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday condemned the US strikes as "illegal and a violation of Syria's sovereignty".
The PA government has purchased vaccines worth $10 million, PA Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh revealed.
“America’s recent action strengthens and expands the activities of the terrorist Daesh (Islamic State) in the region.”
Recent attacks have targeted the areas of the Green Zone in Baghdad that host US troops, diplomats and contractors.
"You can't act with impunity. Be careful," Biden told reporters in Texas when asked what message he was sending Iran with the strikes.
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The murder caused a global uproar and tarnished the reformist image of Prince Mohammed, and strained the relationship between the US and its closest Arab ally.
Riyadh has denied any involvement by the crown prince, Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler.
She was stripped her of her British citizenship in 2019 on national security grounds.
Iran and US President Joe Biden's administration are now locked in a standoff over who should move first to save the unraveling 2015 deal.
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“Palestinians will vote for anyone who runs against Abbas and Fatah with a promise to end corruption and implement major reforms.”
The move came days after Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh called on Hamas to release more than 80 “political” detainees and prisoners.
Cannabis is mostly grown in the northern Rif mountains, which in recent years have seen protests over economic inequality.
Hassan Ghabash's comments, carried by state news agency SANA, did not specify which country provided the vaccines or how many doses had arrived.
As of Tuesday, over 2.5 million people have received their first dose across the country, the Moroccan Ministry of Health said.
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UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, said she had found no concrete evidence the plane was targeted intentionally but that Iran had not proven it was accidental.
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Foreign Ministry: “Without supervision, Iran will continue to act in the dark to promote its nuclear plan.”
Assad said in a condolence message to his family that Naccache "had spent his life a resistance fighter against occupation and a defender of Arab causes in both body and thoughts."
Eyad A.'s lawyers had asked for an acquittal, saying he had carried out the arrests in and around Damascus under duress by his superiors.
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For years the project was a distant prospect because of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
It is a rare direct denial and the first time the Kataib Hezbollah group, one of the Iraqi factions closest to Iran, has commented on the most serious incident this year.
“We urge Iran to stop and reverse all measures that reduce transparency and to ensure full and timely cooperation with the IAEA.”
Among the topics discussed in his visit were the threats being posed by Hezbollah and other Iranian proxies that have stationed themselves along Israel's borders with Lebanon and Syria.
The Gulf state, one of Washington’s closest Middle Eastern allies, was promised a chance to buy the war planes when it established formal ties with Israel last year.
According to the report, Tehran also wants “damages” from South Korea for the wait time accumulated while the assets were frozen.
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The new batch from China was the second shipment of the Sinopharm vaccine to Egypt. The country received its first 50,000-dose shipment in December.