Middle East News

Palestinians sort through 8 years of mail held by IsraelPalestinian postal workers in the West Bank are sifting through eight years' worth of undelivered mail held by Israel
The Associated Press16 minutes ago
Hezbollah leader meets with Yemeni rebelsHezbollah says its leader has met with a delegation from Yemen's Houthi rebels
The Associated Press34 minutes ago
Israeli questioning of US Jews at border expose deeper riftIsrael's recent detention of Jewish-American critics entering the country is shining a spotlight on a growing gulf between the world's two largest Jewish communities.
The Associated Press57 minutes ago
Egypt says plane hijacker extradited from CyprusEgypt's chief prosecutor says Cyprus has extradited the hijacker of an EgyptAir plane that was diverted to the Mediterranean island in 2016
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Israel closing Gaza crossing after violence along frontierIsrael's defense minister says he's closing the country's main personnel crossing with Gaza in response to recent violence along the border
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Q&A: The hajj pilgrimage and its significance in IslamQ&A: The five-day hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia and its significance in Islam
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Muslim pilgrims rest inside the Grand Mosque, after offering Friday prayers ahead of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018.The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws millions of visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
Saudi Arabia prepares for the annual Muslim hajj pilgrimageSaudi Arabia is preparing to host the annual hajj pilgrimage beginning Sunday, as over 2 million Muslim faithful from abroad have arrived in the ultraconservative kingdom
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Q&A: The hajj pilgrimage and its significance in IslamQ&A: The five-day hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia and its significance in Islam
The Associated Press20 hours ago
People walk next to a sports car for sale in Ankara, Turkey, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. Turkey and the United States exchanged new threats of sanctions Friday, keeping alive a diplomatic and financial crisis.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
Getting personal: US, Turkish leaders feud over arrestFeud over detained American pastor in Turkey overshadows deeper problems in U.S.-Turkish relationship, as well as fate of other detainees
The Associated Press1 day ago
An oversized copy of a 200 Turkish lira banknote, featuring a photo of modern Turkey's founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk decorates a currency exchange shop in Istanbul, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. Turkey and the United States exchanged new threats of sanctions Friday, keeping alive a diplomatic and financial crisis.  (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Turkish lira resumes fall after Trump sanctions threatThe Turkish currency is down again, breaking a three-day quiet spell in the country's currency crisis, after the United States threatened to impose new sanctions.
The Associated Press1 day ago
A man walks out of a currency exchange shop in Istanbul, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Beset by a weak currency and tension with the United States, Turkey is reaching out to Europe in an attempt to shore up relations with major trading partners despite years of testy rhetoric and a stalled bid for EU membership. The overtures by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has harshly criticized Germany and other European nations in the past, are part of a diplomatic campaign to capitalize on international unease over U.S. President Donald Trump and American tariff disputes. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
The Latest: Moody's cuts Turkey's credit rating furtherRatings agency Moody's has downgraded Turkey's credit rating deeper into "junk" status and slapped a "negative" rating on its outlook.
The Associated Press1 day ago
Al-Qaida bomb master killed in US strike, officials sayYemeni officials and a tribal leader say al-Qaida's chief bomb maker behind the 2009 Christmas Day plot to down an airliner over Detroit was killed months ago by a U.S. drone strike
The Associated Press1 day ago
Al-Qaida in Yemen denies AP report on secret deals with UAEYemen's al-Qaida branch has denied an Associated Press report saying that it struck secret deals over territories it controls with the Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels in the country
The Associated Press1 day ago
Palestinians say 2 killed by Israel fire at Gaza borderGaza's Health Ministry says a Palestinian was killed by Israeli fire at a protest along the border amid ongoing Egyptian efforts to broker a cease-fire
The Associated Press1 day ago
Yemeni official says rebels storm WFP warehouse in port cityA Yemeni minister has accused rival Houthi rebels of storming a warehouse used by the World Food Program to store humanitarian aid, in the war-torn Red Sea port city of Hodeida
The Associated Press1 day ago
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