Middle East

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.

Who will be the next Palestinian PM? Mohammad Mustafa is a leading candidate

Palestinian leaders hope that Mustafa could now emerge as a unifying figure during the Israel-Hamas war.

By REUTERS
29/02/2024

Iran election seen as legitimacy test for rulers as dissent grows

Parliamentary elections in Iran come at a time of crisis for the Islamic regime, following protest movements and economic uncertainty.

Iran claims new satellite launch from Russia

The satellite was launched from the Vostochny launch base, which is 5,000 miles east of Moscow.

Iran's Khamenei: Western culture and Gaza 'genocide' killed Aaron Bushnell

Bushnell set himself on fire outside the Israeli Embassy in Washington DC on Sunday in protest against Israel's war against Hamas in Gaza.

 A Hezbollah fighter stands in front of anti-tank artillery at Juroud Arsal

'Lebanon will be next': Iran greenlights Hezbollah attack on Israel

As per the report, Tehran gave the go-ahead amid fears that, after the IDF completes an invasion of Rafah, southern Lebanon "will be next."

28/02/2024

What game is Iran playing, slowing down its nuclear program?

On Monday, the IAEA reported that Iran had reduced its stockpile of 60 percent enriched uranium by 6.8 kilograms (kg), after having grown this stockpile almost continuously since early 2021.

Failed roadside bomb in southeastern Iran kills militant

A roadside bomb placed near a police car in southeastern Iran failed to go off, killing one militant and sending the second militant fleeing.

By REUTERS
28/02/2024

X remains banned in Pakistan following controversial elections

Despite a High Court order and widespread international criticism, Pakistani authorities have not yet lifted the ban on X.

By ARSHAD MEHMOOD/THE MEDIA LINE
28/02/2024

US sanctions Houthi-supporting individuals, companies

The US is separately sanctioning two additional companies that own and operate a vessel involved in shipping over $100 million in Iranian commodities

By HANNAH SARISOHN
27/02/2024

Man throws grenade at school over daughter's punishment

The Benghazi security directorate said in a statement on Facebook that the guard, in his 40s, also insulted and cursed teachers at the school. 

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