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.
Following a public outcry, the Palestinian Authority decided on Monday to form a special commission of inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the botched Pfizer exchange agreement with Israel.
Talks between Saudi-led coalition and Houthis are focused on steps to lift a blockade on Houthi-held ports and Sanaa airport in return for a promise from the Iran-aligned group for truce talks.
Iranian and Western officials alike say Raisi's rise is unlikely to alter Iran's negotiating stance in talks to revive the nuclear deal.
US military won’t explicitly deny what others are confirming in Western Sahara.
In the 2021 Global Constructions Disputes survey, the region leads the world in average value, length of contract disagreement
Iran has witnessed dozens of mysterious fires and explosions across the country since mid-2020, many near nuclear facilities.
Unlike the raid on Iraq's Osirak nuclear project, Iran’s nuclear sites are spread across the country, some deep underground or in mountains, surrounded by air defense systems.
Palestinian Authority plans to renegotiate deal to receive over a million Pfizer vaccines from Israel, after scrapping the original agreement out of fear.
If Raisi does succeed Khamenei, this would be the first major opportunity for change in Iran, for better or for worse.
Women have become key targets of Turkey’s extremist government in recent years, videos increasingly showing violence against women in the streets of cities, including women being beaten by men.
This is the first cluster of over 150 sea turtles that will be gradually released into key marine areas surrounding the Emirate.
Is the term accurately a descriptive for Iran’s far-right extremist theocratic leaders, or is it used to whitewash and excuse Iran’s politics?
Lapid: His election should prompt renewed determination to immediately halt Iran’s nuclear program.
The deal was denounced as a “political, health and moral scandal.”
According to the WSJ report “the Biden administration is sharply reducing the number of US antimissile systems in the Middle East in a major realignment of its military footprint there.
In a televised speech, outgoing President Hassan Rouhani congratulated "the people's elected (president)," without naming him.
The project has long been frozen and professionals have expressed concern about environmental issues and the cost-effectiveness of the project compared to other alternatives.
The conference, scheduled to take place between June 18-23, will be held under the theme “Challenging Apartheid in Palestine: Reclaiming the Narrative, Formulating a Vision.”
"Polling stations are obliged to accept ballots as long as there are people at polling stations," the Interior Ministry said in a statement, according to state TV.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s pick, Ebrahim Raisi, is likely to win * Low turnout expected, as low as 30%-40% compared to 70% in 2017.
"The army is the only and last institution that is still coherent and guarantees the security and stability in Lebanon and the region."
BEHIND THE LINES: In the past, the emergence of a new leader has prompted Israel’s adversaries to put him to the test
The 2021 Iraqi parliamentary elections are scheduled to take place in October. Will the scenario we witnessed in the previous elections of 2018 be repeated? Will Iraqis boycott the election en masse?
There have been four wild developments on Wednesday and in recent days which will have major impacts on the future of the Iranian nuclear standoff.
As elections are set to begin in Iran, the country continues enrichment of uranium for its nuclear program, even as the Biden administration discusses reentering the Nuclear Deal
Turkey’s growing role in northern Iraq does not correlate with any kind of increased “terrorism."
The decision resulted in a field of two low-key moderates five hardliners, including the front-runner, hardline judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi, an ally of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
An Iraqi official confirmed that the Russian state corporation Rosatom would implement the project to build the nuclear reactors.
Investigative journalist Rachel Binhas reported the French government authorized the extradition of the Lebanese national Mazen al-Atat, who is alleged by the US to be an agent for Hezbollah.
The report showed a dramatic increase in the number of members and supporters from the internationally recognized terrorist movements, Hamas and Hezbollah, who are active in Germany.
Oner said Erdoğan is hoping to show that he is still working with Biden and is not fully aligned with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Ethiopia previously has rejected calls from Egypt and Sudan to involve mediators outside the African Union.
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has the final say in all matters of state, has repeatedly ruled out negotiations with the United States.
Egypt calls the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam an “existential threat.” Ethiopia says Egypt and Sudan have nothing to worry about.
Former US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley spent Sunday touring rocket-tattered southern Israel and Monday in meetings with top Israeli officials.
The landmark ruling states that "an adult woman has the right to choose where to live. A woman’s guardian can report her only if he has evidence proving she committed a crime."
The front-runner in a carefully vetted field is Ebrahim Raisi, a hardline judge seen by analysts and insiders as representing the security establishment at its most fearsome.
The exhibition will be held virtually and include a variety of rare and expensive items.
The Egyptians are said to be outraged by Abbas’s alleged attempt to obstruct Cairo’s effort to contribute to the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip.
The administration has yet to announce an ambassador to Israel, nor an envoy for peace talks, which many presidents appoint.
A mark of his campaign has been Iranian self-resilience and the “resistance economy” having the ability to overcome American sanctions.
While Iranian officials welcomed Netanyahu's exit, they stressed that nothing was likely to change.
A new military women’s training center means increased opportunities in nontraditional posts.
Iran will hold a presidential election on June 18, seen as a referendum on the Islamic Republic's handling of an array of political and economic crises.
The Hamas announcement came shortly after Egypt decided to call off a meeting of Palestinian factions in Cairo to discuss the formation of a Palestinian unity government
PM hopes to cooperate with Biden administration, thankful to US president for supporting Israel in last Gaza war
Criticism of the tweet has ranged from alleging that the US supports the Muslim Brotherhood to claims that it is trying to cozy up to Iran
The PA security forces recently resumed a crackdown on social media users, political activists and critics in the West Bank.
The use by various militias of UAVs, often supplied by Iran, dates to at least 2019. They have used drones against ISIS and against Kurds in an Iranian attack in Koya.
Prosecutors referred the case to the court of Bassem Awadallah, an ex-royal court chief and finance minister who played a big role in the drive to liberalize Jordan's economy, and Sherif Hassan.
Market dealers said the Lebanese pound was trading at around 15,150 to the dollar, losing around 90% of what it was worth in late 2019, when Lebanon's economic and financial crisis erupted.
Turkey appears to have invented a narrative without any investigation to try to pressure the Biden administration before the US president meets his Turkish counterpart Erdogan in Brussels on June 14.
Shurat HaDin Law Center initiated the legal action on behalf of 24 Israeli families of terror victims, a total of 120 Israeli individual plaintiffs.
Navid’s brother, Saeed, tweeted “Two female officers beat my mother so that her head was hit on the asphalt. 20 people beat Navid, 5 people [beat] Elham."
On International Albinism Awareness Day, activists struggle for recognition.
Defense Minister Benny Gantz reportedly held a secret meeting with the King of Amman at the beginning of this year due to his fear of the deteriorating relations between the King and Netanyahu.
Some US think tanks get funding, often indirectly, from states in the Middle East, or sympathizers with those states. Some are linked to Qatar, some are even close to Iran
The UAE was chosen alongside Albania, Brazil, Ghana and Gabon to serve on the UN Security Council for two-year terms beginning next year.
The sixth round of talks kicked off with a meeting of remaining parties to the deal - Iran, Russia, China, France, Britain, Germany and the European Union - in the basement of a luxury hotel.
The Speicher Massacre as it became known was one of the first examples of the genocidal brutality of ISIS
Palestinian TV host Nasser Al-Lahham has also compared incoming Prime Minister-designate Naftali Bennett to Adolf Eichmann.
Iranian officials started to leak that they would like a deal by August, around when the country’s new president, who will be elected on June 18, actually takes office.
The impact of the revolt helped contribute to the downfall of the Ottoman Empire and continues to impact Middle Eastern geopolitics to this day.
Earlier this year, a series of reports alleged Iran was responsible for a growing number of cyberattacks on Israel.
"When you jail an innocent person for his beliefs and opposition, and he dies, this death is not an ordinary death; this is murder."
Despite Pompeo's statements, other Israeli officials have told the Post that the F-35 sale was still not part of the deal from the Israeli perspective.
The combination of modern totalitarianism and Iran’s Islamic theocracy, with a supreme leader, cannot allow for more than a voting spectacle.
These rockets are one of many attacks on US forces in Iraq over the last two years.
Another about 300,000 barrels of oil are on a third tanker waiting in the Suez Canal.
The Qatar-funded channel's coverage of Middle East politics is regarded as inflammatory by many in the region and was one of the factors that led four Arab states to boycott Qatar in 2017.
Entry of construction equipment first time Egypt has deployed in the coastal enclave it used to rule until 1967.
The Islamic resistance led by Hezbollah has transformed into a full-fledged army that is involved in the war in Syria and plays roles in several countries.
Nine months on, a look at whether the Abraham Accords brought the prosperity it promised for UAE and Israel.
The 200-page report, commissioned by then EU foreign affairs representative Federica Mogherini, examined 156 textbooks and 16 teaching curriculums issued by the PA between 2017-2019.
Rejects Netanyahu's framing of the severe threat posed by Iran as having the constant ability to destroy the Jewish state.
Netanyahu's non-strategy led to 60% nuke enrichment
Sokna - Arabic for "calm" or "repose" - says it gives the bereaved space to mourn, free from the usual logistics and bureaucracy.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken made clear on Monday that Washington's priority was to get the deal "back in the box" and then use it as a platform to address other questions.
Half of the young people in Gaza - around 500,000 children - could be in need of psychological support after 11 days of fighting in May between the Hamas rulers and Israel.
Yemen's Houthis have threatened Israel in the past, including threats to attack Israeli vessels in the Red Sea and fire rockets and drones towards Israel.
“The Brotherhood stresses that there is no connection – ideological or organizational – between it and this movement."
Regional experts recommend harsher measures after US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says Tehran is not prepared to comply with 2015 nuclear deal
"Even in the event of a return to compliance with the JCPOA, hundreds of sanctions will remain in place,” Blinken told lawmakers
"Will we be pushovers to Iran? Will we let it support and carry out terror? Destroy embassies?”
The Biden administration does not use the Trump-era name “Abraham Accords,” calling them “normalization agreements.”
Whether it is Sheikh Jarrah or a planned march in Jerusalem, now called off, or other “threats,” there is always an excuse to stoke war plans.
At a briefing with US Central Command head General Kenneth McKenzie on Monday, he discussed the increasing drone threat.
US General Kenneth McKenzie talks Iraq, Syria, Saudi Arabia, and Afghanistan
Dissident legislator’s kindred protest as he comes under fire for criticizing king, establishment.
"The state of veterinary medicine is disastrous in Gaza," said one Gaza veterinarian.
The Media Line’s Felice Friedson sits down with Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Lior Haiat to talk about what went right and wrong during the 11-day Operation Guardian of the Walls.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Monday that Iran has not given indications that it’s willing to return to compliance with the 2015 nuclear agreement.
The US and Iran both want a return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. So, what is preventing the deal from being signed?
“After many months, Iran has not provided the necessary explanation for the presence of the nuclear material particles at the 3 locations where the Agency has conducted complementary accesses."
“The main goal of the United States in the Middle East and Central Asia at the moment is to create problems for strong political and economic partnerships,” an article in Iranian media noted.