Middle East News

Israeli Arab, policeman killed in clashes over demolitionsIsraeli police say an Israeli Arab rammed his vehicle into a group of police officers, killing one of them before he was shot dead during clashes in southern Israel over a court-ordered operation to demolish illegally built homes
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Power shortages leave Gaza in the darkAt night, large swaths of the Gaza Strip plunge into darkness _ the result of chronic and worsening power outages
The Associated Press1 hour ago
$2 billion in aid sought for hardest-hit in Yemen civil warThe U.N. humanitarian chief in Yemen says about $2 billion in urgent aid is needed this year to alleviate the suffering of the most vulnerable victims of the country's civil war
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Israeli army: Palestinian shot trying to stab soldierIsrael's military says its forces shot and killed a Palestinian who tried to stab a soldier in the West Bank
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks in a press conference at the presidency compound in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. Iran's president has compared talk of renegotiating its nuclear accord to "converting a shirt back to cotton," and says U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's talk of doing so is "mainly slogans." (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
Iran's president welcomes Syria talks planned for next weekIran's President Hassan Rouhani says he hopes talks planned for next week can mark the beginning of the end of the civil war in Syria, where Tehran has provided crucial military and financial support to the government
The Associated Press16 hours ago
File - in this Sunday, March 20, 2016 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting in his Jerusalem office. Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu should be upbeat these days: The economy is growing, his opposition is weak and the incoming Trump Administration seems friendly, even to the much-maligned Jewish settlements in the West Bank. Instead, the long-serving leader is mired in a series of eye-popping corruption investigations in a country that has already jailed a prime minister and president. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
Israel's Netanyahu mired in series of corruption allegationsIsrael's prime minister is mired in a series of eye-popping corruption investigations in a country that has already jailed a prime minister and president
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Jordan charges 2 senior ex-officials in social media protestJordan's state security court has charged a former member of parliament, a retired major general and six others with incitement after they joined social media protests against expected price increases
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks in a press conference at the presidency compound in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. Iran's president has compared talk of renegotiating its nuclear accord to "converting a shirt back to cotton," and says U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's talk of doing so is "mainly slogans." (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
Iran says Trump's talk on nuclear deal is 'mainly slogans'Iran's president has compared talk of renegotiating its nuclear accord to "converting a shirt back to cotton," and says U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's talk of doing so is "mainly slogans."
The Associated Press18 hours ago
A tank of Iraq's special forces destroys a suicide car bomb belonging to Islamic State militants during the fight to regain control of Andalus neighborhood in the eastern side of Mosul, Iraq, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. Iraqi troops have begun to push Islamic State militants out of the last remaining neighborhoods between government-held territory in the eastern Mosul and the Tigris river which divides the city. (AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed)
Iraqi troops capture historic Mosul mosque destroyed by ISIraq military officials say that government troops Iraqi forces have captured the site of the Mosque of the Prophet Younis, after driving Islamic State group militants from a new neighborhood in eastern Mosul
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Radical Islamic cleric freed after 9 months in Israel prisonIsrael has released a radical Islamic cleric from prison after he completed his nine-month prison term
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Mounting frustration in Damascus amid widespread water cutsSyrian capital faces its longest water crisis so far in the war as residents line up to fill jerry cans, skip showers
The Associated Press1 day ago
Egypt says gunmen kill 8 policemen at desert checkpointEgypt's Interior Ministry says gunmen attacked a police checkpoint in the country's desert west, killing eight policemen
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this still image made from video provided by opposition operated Step News Agency, which is consistent with independent AP reporting, bodies are seen covered with blankets, as blood stains the floor, in a building in Deir Qanoun, Barada Valley, Syria, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017 .Pro-Syrian government troops shelled a village in a rebel-controlled area near Damascus on Sunday, killing at least 12 civilians and injuring several others who were taking shelter in a banquet hall. (Step News Agency, UGC via AP)
Syria rebel factions to attend Russia, Turkey-backed talksRepresentatives of some Syrian rebel groups say they will attend talks sponsored by Russia and Turkey scheduled later this month, despite mounting violations of a cease-fire across the war-ravaged country
The Associated Press1 day ago
IS claims responsibility for killing of Jordan army officerThe extremist Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a shooting attack it said killed a Jordanian soldier earlier this month
The Associated Press1 day ago
French President Francois Hollande delivers his speech at the opening of the Mideast peace conference in Paris, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017. Fearing a new eruption of violence in the Middle East, more than 70 world diplomats gathered in Paris on Sunday to push for renewed peace talks that would lead to a Palestinian state. (Bertrand Guay/Pool Photo via AP)
Israeli forces kill Palestinian in West Bank clashesThe Israeli military says border police shot and killed the "main instigator" of clashes in which hundreds of Palestinians threw rocks at security forces in the West Bank
The Associated Press1 day ago
More Middle East News
AdChoices
AdChoices