Middle East

FILE - In this July 26, 2019, file photo, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stands in the Oval Office of the White House in…
The Secretary of State cited the recent killing of al-Qaida’s number two in Tehran as evidence
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Tue, 01/12/2021 - 02:26 PM
Fatima Ali prepares cheese-plate takeaway at her home kitchen in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020. After Iraq imposed a…
A growing number of Iraqi women are using pandemic restrictions to establish home-based businesses
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Tue, 01/12/2021 - 02:14 PM
A boy stands with Houthi tribesmen during a protest against a decision by the United Arab Emirates to normalize ties with…
The United Nations is calling on Washington to take further action to ensure humanitarian aid can be delivered 
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Tue, 01/12/2021 - 12:24 PM
Supporters of Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, chant slogans as they attend a celebration of moulid al-nabi, the birth of Islam…
US announcement, immediately condemned by Iran, comes nearly two weeks after the Yemen rebel group shelled Aden airport, killing and wounding dozens
Edward Yeranian
Mon, 01/11/2021 - 02:42 PM
Palestinian demonstrators break a gate of the Israeli barrier during a protest against Israeli settlements in the outskirts of…
Israel captured the West Bank and east Jerusalem in the 1967 war, territories the Palestinians want for their future state
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Mon, 01/11/2021 - 12:04 PM
Houthi troops ride on the back of a police patrol truck after participating in a Houthi gathering in Sanaa, Yemen February 19,…
Move has been expected as one of State Department’s possible actions in the days of Trump administration amid its increased pressure on Iran
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Mon, 01/11/2021 - 02:40 AM
U.S. and Moroccan flags emblems are seen outside the provisional consulate of the U.S in Dakhla, Morocco-administered Western Sahara, Jan. 10, 2021.
The US move recognizes Morocco's authority over the land in exchange for Rabat normalizing relations with Israel
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Sun, 01/10/2021 - 07:19 PM
Empty roads are seen during a curfew to stem the rise in coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections, in Beirut, Lebanon January…
The frequency of low flying warplanes over Beirut has intensified in the last two weeks, making residents jittery as tensions run high in the region on the final days of President Donald Trump's administration 
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Sun, 01/10/2021 - 12:16 PM
Gebran Bassil, a Lebanese politician and head of the Free Patriotic movement, talks during an interview with Reuters in Sin-el-fil, July 7, 2020.
Gebran Bassil, leader of the Free Patriotic Movement, the biggest Christian bloc, and son-in-law of President Michel Aoun, said in a televised speech his movement would not join the cabinet as long as Hariri insisted on choosing all ministers 
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Sun, 01/10/2021 - 10:56 AM
Visitors show their documents to Saudi customs officials as they travel from Qatar through the Salwa crossing between the two countries, Jan. 10, 2021.
Qataris celebrate crossing their border with Saudi Arabia, calling the kingdom 'our second country,' as Doha readies its strict coronavirus measures for Saudis to enter following a Gulf diplomatic thaw
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Sun, 01/10/2021 - 08:25 AM
Journalists chat as video of a plane carrying Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani is shown on a screen while landing at…
Arab countries led by Saudi Arabia have moved to end a long-running rift with Qatar, and experts say that could help Gulf states unite against Iran 
Nisan Ahmado
Sat, 01/09/2021 - 06:58 PM
Most Christians in Egypt did not attend Christmas Masses this week, as attendance was strictly limited due to COVID-19
Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Christians celebrated Christmas this week amid tight restrictions after a sharp spike in the country’s COVID-19 cases
Hamada Elrasam
Fri, 01/08/2021 - 12:57 PM
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, center right, visits The Righteous Among the Nations Memorial during a visit to the…
Greece moves to bolster its defenses against Turkey, but Israel says Ankara should not be concerned
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Fri, 01/08/2021 - 05:22 AM
FILE - A combination of photos shows an Israeli flag, left, during a rally in Tel Aviv, Sept. 19, 2020, and a Sudanese flag during a gathering east of the capital Khartoum, June 3, 2020.
Sudan agreed to sign the accords in part so the US would remove it from its list of state sponsors of terrorism, freeing up its access to loans
Naba Mohiedeen
Thu, 01/07/2021 - 02:13 PM
An Arab medical worker prepares to vaccinate a man against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as Israel continues its national vaccination campaign amid a third COVID-19 lockdown, in East Jerusalem, Jan. 7, 2021.
Country to begin another tight lockdown
Linda Gradstein
Thu, 01/07/2021 - 11:40 AM

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