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Regional Affairs: What the global crisis might do is add another layer of difficulty onto a Middle East already swimming in them
Iranian regime allied Houthis in Yemen have illegally imprisoned a number of Baha’is
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his military backer Russia have both repeatedly denied using chemical weapons, and accuse insurgents of staging attacks to implicate Syrian forces.
Amnesty urged the head of the Iranian judiciary to release all political prisoners and human rights defenders held in its vast penal system in late March.
Russia, the world's largest wheat exporter, has long sought access to the Saudi market.
While most countries around the world are busy dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, the mullah regime in Tehran remains indifferent to the death and suffering of millions of people.
Syrian barber had reached ‘dead end’ over debts and ‘couldn’t provide for family’
Saudi officials said the ceasefire was aimed at giving the Iran-backed Houthi movement an opportunity to join UN-sponsored talks with the Yemeni government on settlement of the five year conflict.
The Islamic Republic of Iran’s activities at the Shahid Mahallati facility show deception, according to the report.
Gaza has reported 13 cases of coronavirus infection, all of whom are at quarantine facilities.
Officials in the government of Bashar al-Assad and its military backer Russia have repeatedly denied using chemical weapons.
US officials have said that the sanctions do not target medicine for Iran and Washington had offered to help Tehran face the outbreak. Iran has dismissed the offer as ridiculous.
The regime in Tehran has a long-documented history of using aid for illicit purposes.
Sinwar said that the indirect negotiations between Hamas and Israel over a prisoner exchange were suspended after the start of the political crisis in Israel.
A spokesman for the government said it would continue working on the prisoner release plan.
The coronavirus crisis pulled out the rug just as Tehran started to stabilize.
The death rate in the region was similar to that globally and there have been encouraging signs of new cases in Iran flattening off in recent days, though other states were still at risk
The total number of coronavirus cases has reached 62,589, with 2,089 new infections, Jahanpur said.
Tehran's regime repeatedly refused to accept humanitarian aid from the US government.
Iran is the Middle Eastern country worst-affected so far by the coronavirus, with 3,739 deaths and 60,500 people infected as of Monday, official data showed.
The mass deception involved directives to issue fake death certificates. “The cover up by the mullahs is not only a health risk for the Iranians, but also for other countries."
'The US has been always [been] accused of having a role, either intentionally or accidentally, in the biological events, like the (outbreak of) Ebola'
During the last year, US-Iran tensions have risen in the country and Iranian proxies have launched rocket attacks on US forces and the US Embassy.
Coronavirus came to the region in February and rapidly spread to Iran.
The alleged rocket attack fits a pattern of dozens of rocket attacks on bases housing US troops and against the embassy.
The MP added that no arrests have been made in relation to the incident, contrary to official claims.
PM Adel Abdul-Mahdi welcomed the opening of a strategic dialogue between Iraq and the US 'in order to achieve their mutual interests and in light of decisions and developments in Iraq and the region'
Jibril was interim leader until the country held its first free elections in four decades in 2012, following the toppling of Gaddafi the year before.
The clerical regime has sufficient funds to combat coronavirus, says group.
Younis was 'responsible for pursuing spies and collaborators.' Sources stated that Younis was on a mission pursuing a target when he was ambushed.
The S43 submarine is the third out of four new submarines ThyssenKrupp sold to Egypt, after getting Netanyahu’s approval.
HRW tells Post it stands by report cited by sympathizers of Iran's regime
Groups charge authorities are taking advantage of coronavirus pandemic to settle scores with independent journalism.
Iran is one of the countries worst-hit by the global coronavirus outbreak.
The news agency was banned from the country after it reported the number of coronavirus patients was larger than officially reported.
This funding will cover top priorities, including equipment and materials for infection and prevention control, laboratory diagnostics, isolation and case management.
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Iran’s president statements contradict Zarif.
Only an integrated political, military and economic strategy targeting the Iranian system in all its aspects, with a long-term commitment to local allies and the mission, can succeed
One year after he was appointed as prime minister, the 62-year-old Shtayyeh has now significantly improved his chances of becoming the next PA president.
Government source: Agreement will hurt media outlets, should be withdrawn
The United States had not previously disclosed its assessment on who might have been behind the incident.
Abbas congratulates university on ‘great scientific achievement’
The "Post" reported in March that German airports and authorities defied an announcement from Transportation Minister Andreas Scheuer to bar flights from Iran.
The coronavirus crisis could be an opportunity for Trump to cite unique and changed circumstances to show flexibility and claim that he did not blink in the two-year game of chicken with Iran.
What appears to be going on in Iraq is some jockeying for position before the war. This is like the so-called Phoney War that preceded the invasion of France in April 1940.
At a meeting broadcast live, Rouhani called on Iranians to avoid public places.
A journalist named Nurcan Baysal became the latest to face Turkey’s investigations this week for her coverage of the government’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak in the minority Kurdish region.
The confluence of hard-hitting sanctions on the country and Iran’s floundering theocracy frustrated an adequate response to the pandemic.
The United States has allowed Russian, Chinese and European companies to continue their work at Iranian nuclear sites to make it harder for Tehran to develop nuclear weapons.
President Trump’s hands may be tied due to upcoming November election and given scope of outbreak in US.
"Although it is hard to fight the coronavirus under sanctions, since the beginning [of the outbreak] we have not faced a shortage of special drugs," Iran's health minister said.
The kingdom has taken drastic steps to contain the disease, halting international flights, closing most public places and imposing a partial curfew.
With 115 confirmed coronavirus cases, Palestinian health officials express optimism
The Taliban and the United States struck a deal last month allowing the United States and its allies to withdraw their forces in exchange for Taliban promises on preventing terrorism.
The hospital provides medical treatment for dozens of patients daily.
The SDF's region receives no support against the pandemic – and not enough support to secure thousands of the world’s most dangerous ISIS terrorists.
Experts weigh in on the kingdom’s slashing of prices while demand plummets
"The situation is tense inside the prison currently and we sent anti-terror forces and additional troops to control the situation."
Syria also said its confirmed cases rose to nine from an earlier five cases, but medics and witnesses say there are many more.
It ‘is in poor shape because of years of under-resourcing’
Islamic Republic is epicenter of the virus outbreak in the Middle East
‘If we don’t work, our doctors will not be protected against the virus’
While the wealthy Gulf states will be fine, the other countries have a major challenge ahead of them.
The Palestinians called the incident a “scandal” and demanded that those who authorized the filming inside the center be punished.
While these groups say they are ready to fight the Americans, leaders are reticent to show their faces in public, fearing US drone strikes.
In a video released by MEMRI, Sheikh Ibrahim Al-Ubeidi argues that Jewish people have plotted for centuries to take over the Islamic holy sites of Mecca and Medina.
Crisis will reduce PA revenue by 50%
The movement reportedly chose the Palestinian detainees over Houthi militants as they are expected to be released in a separate prisoner swap.
Two civilians were slightly injured due to the falling of the intercepted missile's debris as it exploded in mid-air over residential districts.
Qatar to send $2.7 million to Hamas for impoverished Palestinians.
Vardanjani was a critic of Tehran’s regime and spoke out on social media. “I will root out the corrupt mafia commanders – pray they don’t kill me before I do this,” he wrote.
Palestinian officials on Saturday denied that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has been hospitalized after testing positive for coronavirus.
The fanatical Shi’ite cleric Sadr was harbored by Iran’s regime from 2007 until 2011, and studied in the religious city of Qom to advance his clerical resume.
The US-led Coalition has been repositioning forces in the last weeks, handing over several key posts, and training of Iraqi forces is temporarily wrapping up.
Release of hundreds of prisoners will stop the spread of coronavirus.
The rising number of cases continue to concern Turkey and the Gulf as Israel tops 3,000 and there are more than 500,000 worldwide.
Iranian propagandist Masoud Shojaei-Tabatabaei, who has previously organized two competitions mocking the Holocaust, has launched another peddling coronavirus conspiracy theories.
After a decade of carnage, Syrians face a new scourge
There have been only nine confirmed cases in Gaza, but the fear is that the Hamas-controlled coastal region does not have enough resources to contain an outbreak and care for those who will be sick.
Tehran’s ability to treat coronavirus victims is hampered by US sanctions.
For the first time in many years, Palestinian officials are not afraid to openly talk about cooperation with Israel.
Hamas urges PA to help Gaza combat pandemic
Turkish-backed far-right militants cut off the water to 400,000 Syrians, including tens of thousands of children, during the coronavirus pandemic, according to reports in eastern Syria.
The poll also found that a majority of Palestinians are satisfied with the performance of the PA health authorities and security forces to combat the spread of the virus.
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In a statement on al-Masirah TV, the Houthi leader declared the release of members of the persecuted religious minority group.
Armed groups, many of them unable to test for the virus and lacking medical support, pick up the disinfectant alongside the rifle.
"It is a real war that we must confront with the mindset of a warrior," Sayyed Hashem Safieddine, head of the Shi'ite group's executive council, said.
His family vowed to make sure that the Iranian regime and those who abandoned him know they will not be going away.
The medical gear was donated by the World Health Organization for the use of medical teams working in the PA's territories in the West Bank.
Abbas praises China's 'big victory' over pandemic
Across the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council the tally rose to over 2,250 with six deaths, as Oman registered 15 new infections and Kuwait four.
"This plan is strict and it will create difficulties and restrictions for travel, and prompt people who have already traveled to return home faster," Rouhani said in a remarks carried by state television.
Soylu noted that since the restrictions were put in place, the number of passengers on inter-city buses had fallen 83% and traffic intensity within 15 major cities had fallen 65%.