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.
Salami says Israel’s security bubble has been burst, brags about maritime, cyber and Dimona operations, ‘Zionist regime’ collapsing from within.
The US-led anti-ISIS Coalition said that just after two in the morning, “Ain al-Asad Air Base was attacked by an unmanned aerial surveillance system. No injuries reported. A hangar was damaged.”
The cause of the fire is still unknown, according to Iranian media reports.
75% of the population depends on state assistance for basic needs.
The kingdom is recalibrating its foreign policy and resetting relations with its neighbors as it works to stop the influence of global powers in the region
The Hezbollah chief spoke of growing relationships with other Middle Eastern countries and warned Israel and the Gulf states of imminent Iranian threats during his Quds Day speech.
Khamenei was speaking on Iran's annual Quds Day, which uses the Arabic name for Jerusalem, held on the last Friday of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.
Sunni Muslim Saudi Arabia and Shi'ite Iran have been locked in a rivalry that has played out in proxy wars across the region.
The JCPOA was a bad deal that worked pretty well. Canceling it, in contrast, led Iran to multiply its efforts to obtain nuclear weapons or force concessions from the US.
EU, UN call for Israel not to evict Palestinians from Sheikh Jarrah homes, as court delays ruling.
Iran has "continued to take steps that are restarting dangerous parts of their program that the nuclear agreement stopped,” he told MSNBC.
PALESTINIAN AFFAIRS: The decision to delay Palestinian elections will have far-reaching implications
BEHIND THE LINES: Neither Ankara nor Tehran want a strong Iraq, or a strong Syria. On the contrary, the fragmentation of these countries suits both.
"Is it likely? Only time will tell, because as I said, this is ultimately a matter of a political decision that needs to be made in Iran," he added.
An important step in realizing the economic potential of Israel’s relations with the Gulf states and in making the dream of peace between the peoples of the region come true
The German embassy in Rabat was not immediately available to comment.
This is the second consecutive night that Syrian media reports an attack attributed to the IDF in Syria.
From calling out vulnerability in Israel's maritime trade to claiming Mossad operatives were killed in Iraq, IRGC general lists Iran's operations and threats to Israel and the region in an interview.
"The path toward peace with our neighbors in the Middle East goes through mutual recognition," Ashkenazi said during the event. "Recognizing each other's culture, traditions, ambitions and dreams."
A weekly selection of opinions and analyses from the Arab media around the world.
When high profile people or those involved in sensitive work fall out a window, it is naturally considered suspicious.
The strike targeted a "civilian plastic warehouse," according to SANA. Initial reports and video from the scene indicated that a large fire had broken out in the area.
Over the last decade, there were increasing divisions in the region as Iran gobbled up property in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Yemen and as Saudi Arabia worked closely with Egypt, the UAE and Bahrain.
The attacks are growing and coincide with Iranian-backed attacks by the Houthis against Saudi Arabia. They also go hand in hand with Iran trying to wring concessions from the US in Vienna.
President Biden and the Crown Prince discussed the strategic importance of the normalization of relations between the United Arab Emirates and Israel, among other regional issues.
The government has exempted foreign holidaymakers from the 2-1/2-week long lockdown in an effort to revitalize tourism, a critical sector of the Turkish economy.
The findings from the three European intelligence agencies in 2021 contradict Khamenei’s claims and are likely to fuel a new debate about rejoining the Iran nuclear deal.
Belgian authorities have said they will oppose any potential swap deal with Western prisoners, prosecution lawyers said.
A Palestinian journalist from Ramallah said that PA media outlets have refused to publish anything about Najjar’s case out of fear of being punished by the Palestinian security forces.
So what does Turkey think about Saudi Arabia’s possible détente with Iran?
The diplomat was 51, the semi-official news agency ISNA reported. Other reports put her age at 52.
Mounted archery is a hard skill to master. Centuries ago it helped Genghis Khan's Mongol army conquer much of Asia and today is showcased in niche competitions.
A United Nations arbitrations committee is poised to examine a Palestinian Authority complaint that Israel has committed acts of apartheid.
It would appear rumors about a rapid return to a deal and US appeasement of Iran’s regime may not be on the cards as quickly as some have predicted.
This shift to the east is a topic that has been discussed openly in Iran for years, including in its leading media.
On International Press Day, observed on May 3, recently released 2021 World Press Freedom Index finds Mideast journalists subject to arrest, attack, work ban, and other forms of judicial harassment.
Go-Gulf report looks at the Middle East’s latest online shopping developments
“They opened fire at my home, tossed stun grenades and broke the doors,” the candidate said.
Turkey has established a new military base in Iraq and Turkish-backed extremists in Syria continue to threaten Kurds, Yazidis and Christians.
Audio of Zarif giving an interview in which he slammed Soleimani and appeared to suggest the IRGC had undermined him has led to controversy.
"I hope that the noble people of Iran and all the lovers of General Soleimani, and especially his family, will forgive me," said Zarif.
Two firefighters were seriously injured and two of the fire trucks battling the flames caught fire and were destroyed.
"We think this is the fifth time that a severe attack has been carried out on Natanz's facilities in the last 15 years," said the former head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization.
This finding can be added to the 60 cultural and historical relics and sites that have already been discovered during a survey led by the Iranian archaeologist Hossein Azizi.
US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said on Friday the talks were in "an unclear place," meaning it was uncertain whether they would lead to an agreement.
Abbas blamed Israel for the delay, explaining it had rejected a request to allow for Palestinians to vote in Jerusalem. Israel has not issued a formal public response on the matter.
The controversy over the Jerusalem vote provided Abbas with a good excuse to call off the elections. There's nothing better than blaming Israel for obstructing the planned elections.
Abbas’s political opponents condemned the decision as a “big catastrophe” and called on the PA president to proceed with the elections.
ISIS attacked Kurdish Peshmerga fighters near Pirde in Iraq overnight.
Ankara has backed away from its more aggressive foreign policy amid domestic and economic strain
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Iran has already been under indefinite suspension since September 18, 2019, a move that was overturned in March by the Court of Arbitration for Sports located in Switzerland.
According to the Israeli official, the Israeli delegation told the US delegation that there is no point negotiating specific details at this moment of the “longer and stronger” deal
Reiterating Israel's position that it does not consider itself bound by the diplomacy, Intelligence Minister Eli Cohen said: "A bad deal will send the region spiraling into war."
The recording, shedding a rare light on ties between the government and the elite Guards, has angered hardliners in Iran, who called the leak "an espionage act."
They also found tombs nearby from the later Hyksos period (1650 to 1500 B.C.), when Western Asian migrants took over the country, putting an end to Egypt's Middle Kingdom.
Unless Tehran transforms its foreign policy, any rapprochement will be marginal, experts say.
A ban over claims that fruit and vegetables are used to smuggle drugs comes as the country experiences its worst economic and political crises ever.
After massive drug and weapons seizures, Saudi Arabia bans the import of Lebanese produce, with support from Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, and the UAE.
While the final itinerary was unclear, there were tentative plans for the team to visit Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Jordan.
Abbas is reportedly planning to announce his plans to postpone the elections indefinitely because of Israel's failure to respond to a PA request to hold the vote in Jerusalem.
The road, that Regavim said links Area B of the West Bank and Area C, is located near the Palestinian city of Tubas and the village of Tayasir.
The decision to try to counter UAVs or drones has been in the works for years. Back in 2018 Congress first authorized a cooperative US-Israeli Counter Unmanned Aerial Systems (C-UAS) Program
A new inter-agency working group will be formed between the US and Israel, focusing on the shared threat of Iranian drones and missiles.
'Additional focus of Iran’s intelligence is the observation of and fight against opposition groups domestically and abroad.'
The comment contrasts with remarks made by Prince Mohammed in 2017, after becoming crown prince, in which he called the supreme leader of Iran "the new Hitler of the Middle East."
A 35-year-old fell to her death from a balcony in Cairo last month after neighbors confronted her over suspected pre-marital relations, prompting an outpouring of anguish from single Egytpian women.
Eastern Libya is trying civilians in military court, and Western Libya is no bastion of justice, either.
Three boats swarmed a US vessel in the Persian Gulf just a day after an announcement about talks to return to the 2015 JCPOA nuclear deal.
Many Palestinians are convinced that the deep crisis in Fatah is the main reason behind Abbas’s fear of holding the elections.
A number of Republicans expressed outrage at the allegations against Kerry, blasting the former secretary of state for allegedly leaking sensitive information.
It seems ridiculous that Zarif was unaware of the widely reported alleged Israeli airstrikes in Syria, begging the question why he's claiming he didn't know.
Joe Biden appears to be unfazed by the Natanz incident, Iran's 60% uranium enrichment and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif's claim that John Kerry leaked info to him.
There are real reasons to criticize Kerry, such as failing to predict the Abraham Accords and backing the Iran deal, but he probably doesn’t deserve the wrath he’s attracting over this Zarif quote.
Iran, Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia began a 3rd round of meetings in Vienna on Tuesday to agree steps that would be needed if the 2015 agreement.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is reportedly considering canceling the May 22 election if it cannot be held in Jerusalem.
It is unclear if the reported incident was an attack on an oil tanker in the area.
Erdogan says the canal would protect the Bosphorus Strait, which runs through the heart of Istanbul, by diverting traffic.
Turkey accepts that many Christian Armenians living in the Ottoman Empire were killed in WWI, but it contests the figures and denies that the killings were systematic or constitute a genocide.
Israel set to respond to increased demands from Lebanon by claiming more than double the area of the Mediterranean Sea that is currently in dispute.
The deal is believed to be the largest and most significant commercial agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates since the establishment of diplomatic relations.
The Islamic Republic has also created a new radar for drones, according to Press TV.
Leaked tapes appear to show Zarif claiming that Russia wanted to sabotage the Iran nuclear deal signed in 2015.
He praised the residents of east Jerusalem for their “steadfastness in the face of Israeli schemes aiming to control the holy city.”
The locusts, which threaten crops, are the latest addition to a long list of challenges faced by Lebanon, which is battling its worst financial crisis in decades.
The Iranian foreign minister complained about how he was forced to act for military interests instead of diplomatic ones.
Turkey has threatened for years that it would rapidly move to sanction the US and ally with Iran, China and Russia or other US enemies, if the US would recognize the Armenian Genocide.
It is important to understand that this timeline is similar to how tensions grew in 2014 and other cycles that led to tensions in Gaza and Jerusalem.
Iranian media walked back initial reports of an alleged "drone" attack on a tanker off the coast of Syria, calling it a welding accident.
The PA has said they may delay or cancel the May 22 election, as Israel has yet to respond to its demand to hold the vote in Jerusalem.
The Biden administration has called Turkey’s bluff: that it might leave NATO because it is angry to hear the word “genocide” – and that Ankara should never be offended, but can do what it wants.
Mossad Chief Yossi Cohen and National Security Adviser Meir Ben-Shabbat are expected to go to Washington this week to meet their counterparts to discuss the Iranian nuclear threat.
The Palestinian factions are already competing for the title of the best “defenders of Jerusalem and the al-Aqsa Mosque” against alleged Israeli efforts to “Judaize” the city.
"Terrorists who deny Israel's right to exist are being allowed to participate in the elections," said UN Ambassador Gilad Erdan.
MENA region fights rising infection rates.