Middle East

In this Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 photo, Israeli Parliament Speaker Yuli Edelstein, left, speaks with Oklahoma businessman Steve…
Resignation of Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein clears way for opposition to move forward with efforts in parliament to topple Benjamin Netanyahu as PM
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Wed, 03/25/2020 - 16:25
A man takes a selfie in front of the closed Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built in the location where Christians believe Jesus Christ was buried, in Jerusalem, March 25, 2020, as Israel tightens measures to fight the spread of the coronavirus.
Country has reported more than 2,000 infections and five deaths in recent days
Linda Gradstein
Wed, 03/25/2020 - 14:30
Medical staff wear face masks at a hospital amid concerns of the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Sanaa, Yemen…
War-torn nation has COVID-19 restrictions but no reports of any cases  
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Wed, 03/25/2020 - 14:31
Iranian men bury the journalist Abdollah Zavieh, who passed away due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at Behesht Zahra cemetery in Tehran, March 24, 2020.
Officials have complained that many Iranians ignored appeals to stay at home and cancel travel plans for the Persian New Year holidays that began on March 20
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Wed, 03/25/2020 - 10:18
FILE - An man lights a candle during a candlelight vigil for Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi outside Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, Oct. 25, 2018.
The Istanbul prosecutor’s office said its indictment includes accusing Saudi Arabia’s former deputy intelligence chief and a royal court adviser of instigating murder
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Wed, 03/25/2020 - 08:15
Israeli Ministers and Parliament Members in their chairs before voting in the Knesset, Israel's parliament in Jerusalem, May 29, 2019.
The showdown marked the height of an ever-deepening standoff between Netanyahu's opponents and supporters in the wake of the country's third inconclusive election in less than a year
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Wed, 03/25/2020 - 07:21
Workers wearing protective gear spray disinfectant as a precaution against the coronavirus, at the main market in Gaza City.
Blockaded Gaza fails to dodge virus bullet
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Wed, 03/25/2020 - 04:50
FILE - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) logo is seen at the IMF headquarters building during the 2013 Spring Meeting of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in Washington.
The International Monetary Fund says region facing 'largest near-term challenge' from COVID-19 plus  plummeting oil prices  
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Tue, 03/24/2020 - 08:46
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump attends the coronavirus response daily briefing with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at…
Top officials say Tehran is an "accomplice" in untold deaths after aiding the spread of the coronavirus through negligence and malign activity
Jeff Seldin
Mon, 03/23/2020 - 23:45
Health workers put gloves on a man in a wheelchair on an empty street, as restrictions are imposed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in Qamishli, Syria, March 23, 2020.
Responding to world efforts to halt spread of coronavirus, government has decided to react more forcefully, disinfecting public squares, buildings and Damascus' iconic Hamidiya closed market
Edward Yeranian
Mon, 03/23/2020 - 15:57
FILE - An Egyptian military plane waiting to take tourists who tested positive for the new coronavirus from Luxor to quarantine facilities on Egypt’s north coast, March 8, 2020.
The military said it has sterilized and disinfected public institutions and several squares in the capital, Cairo and other cities, to stem the spread of the coronavirus
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Sun, 03/22/2020 - 16:35
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivers a televised speech, in Tehran, Iran March 22, 2020. Official Khamenei…
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's comments come as Iran faces crushing US sanctions blocking the country from selling its crude oil and accessing international financial markets
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Sun, 03/22/2020 - 05:52
The streets of the Jordanian capital are seen empty after the start of a nationwide curfew, amid concerns over the coronavirus spread, in Amman, Jordan March 21, 2020.
Air raid sirens echoed across Amman to mark the start of a three-day curfew; Iran death toll now stands at 1,556 amid 20,610 confirmed cases
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Sat, 03/21/2020 - 09:48
Hundreds of Egyptians who are traveling to Saudi Arabia and Gulf countries in the next 24 hours gathered to get the COVID-19 test, required by Saudi Arabia before they board their plane. (H. Elrasam/VOA)
Human rights groups say there are tens of thousands jailed in Egypt for their political views
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Sat, 03/21/2020 - 00:01
An anti-government protester walks by a defaced picture of Prime Minister-designate Adnan Al-Zurfi in Tahrir Square, Baghdad,…
Adnan al-Zurfi also should address 'legitimate concerns' from Iraqi protesters, the US said Friday
Nike Ching
Fri, 03/20/2020 - 17:24

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