Middle East

Fabrizio Carboni, Regional Director for the Near and Middle East of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC),…
This will be the largest prisoner release operations between Yemen’s warring parties since the conflict began 
Lisa Schlein
Sun, 09/27/2020 - 08:37 AM
FILE - A general view of pipelines at the Zueitina oil terminal, in Zueitina, west of Benghazi, Libya, April 7, 2014.
But technical issues over oil payments and revenue distribution among Libya's three regions remain unclear
Edward Yeranian
Sat, 09/26/2020 - 01:57 PM
In this photo released by Lebanon's official government photographer Dalati Nohra, Lebanese President Michel Aoun, left, meets with Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Mustapha Adib, at the Presidential Palace near Beirut, Lebanon, Sept. 26, 2020.
Moustapha Adib has been unable to form a new government to replace the cabinet that resigned after the deadly, massive explosion in Beirut's port last month
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Sat, 09/26/2020 - 05:43 AM
FILE - A group of protesters chant slogans at the main gate of the Old Grand Bazaar, in Tehran, Iran.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo imposed sanctions on two judges with Branch 1 of Revolutionary Court of Shiraz as well as three prisons where he said human rights abuses were rampant
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Fri, 09/25/2020 - 08:16 AM
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man wearing a face mask during a nationwide three-week lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus, swings a chicken over his head as part of the Kaparot ritual, in Bnei Brak, Israel, Sept 24, 2020.
New rules limit synagogue attendance and demonstrations
Linda Gradstein
Thu, 09/24/2020 - 02:06 PM
Children walk at a camp for people recently displaced by fighting in Yemen's northern province of al-Jawf between government…
Group says natural and man-made disasters forced 14.6 million from their homes this year
Lisa Schlein
Thu, 09/24/2020 - 08:06 AM
King Salman, of Saudi Arabia, is seen on a video screen remotely addressing the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, at U.N. headquarters.
King Salman expresses support for Middle East peace at UN, but doesn't indicate Riyadh will quickly follow UAE, Bahrain
Margaret Besheer
Wed, 09/23/2020 - 07:17 PM
FILE - Natural gas refineries are seen at the South Pars gas field on the northern coast of the Persian Gulf, in Asaluyeh, Iran, March 16, 2019.
Baghdad relies on gas and electricity imports from its neighbor Tehran to supply about a third of its electricity sector, worn down by years of conflict and poor maintenance
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Wed, 09/23/2020 - 06:13 PM
President of Islamic Republic of Iran Hassan Rouhani speaks virtually during the 75th annual U.N. General Assembly, which is…
President Rouhani insists his nation does not deserve sanctions
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Wed, 09/23/2020 - 09:00 AM
WEBVID_Raqqa Mass Graves
As more mass graves are being found in Raqqa, Syria, the families of those kidnapped by Islamic State are calling on local authorities to set up the process of identifying the human remains
Nisan Ahmado
Tue, 09/22/2020 - 08:56 PM
Civilians examining the remains found in an IS mass graves. Families of the Kidnapped by IS seek help from the search and recovery team to find the remains of their loved ones.
Local officials say so far, they have exhumed 16 bodies of women and men executed by Islamic State
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Tue, 09/22/2020 - 06:12 PM
General view of Kaaba at the Grand Mosque which is almost empty of worshippers, after Saudi authority suspended umrah (Islamic…
The year-round pilgrimage was suspended in March because of the coronavirus pandemic
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Tue, 09/22/2020 - 06:07 PM
FILE - Cars stand in line at a gasoline station as they wait to fuel up in Aleppo, Syria, April 11, 2019.
Syrian government blames US sanctions for shortages, while outage of Syria's main refinery intensifies crisis
Edward Yeranian
Tue, 09/22/2020 - 01:37 PM
A poster depicting assassinated Hezbollah military commander Imad Moughniyeh and the late Iran's Quds Force top commander…
Smoke could be seen billowing above the town of Ain Qana, a Hezbollah stronghold 
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Tue, 09/22/2020 - 01:26 PM
The construction of an assault air craft carrier is part of Turkey’s major naval construction program.
Domestic political considerations rather than broader strategic goals may be real driving force behind Ankara's naval expansion
Dorian Jones
Tue, 09/22/2020 - 10:08 AM

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