Middle East News

Egypt army: 12 vehicles destroyed crossing from LibyaEgypt's military says its air force destroyed 12 vehicles loaded with weapons, ammunitions and explosives, after receiving intelligence information that "criminal elements" were attempting to cross the western border with Libya
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Germany, Iran call for negotiations in crisis with QatarGermany's foreign minister appeals for direct dialogue in Gulf Arab states' crisis with Qatar, urges Kuwait to moderate
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Iraqi policeman spray paint a house exterior to warn that it is booby trapped during fighting against Islamic State militants in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq, Monday, June 26, 2017. Iraqi forces launched an operation to retake Mosul's Old City — the IS group's last stronghold there — just over a week ago, more than eight months after the fight to retake Iraq's second-largest city officially began. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
IS counterattacks in retaken parts of Mosul stall Iraq pushIraqi officer: IS counterattacks on western edge of Mosul stall Iraqi forces' push in Old City, IS last stronghold
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Visitors are seen at the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray in Jerusalem's Old City, Monday, June 26, 2017. A high-profile group of Jewish leaders cancelled a gala event with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday to protest his government's decision to scrap plans for a mixed-gender prayer area at Jerusalem's Western Wall. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
Ultra-Orthodox lawmaker: Reform Jews don't believe in TempleA senior ultra-Orthodox Israeli lawmaker has dismissed the protestations of liberal Jews over alternative access to Jerusalem's Western Wall as provocations, saying they don't even believe in the sanctity of the site
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Syrian activists say airstrike on Islamic State-run jail kills at least 42 prisoners in eastern SyriaSyrian activists say airstrike on Islamic State-run jail kills at least 42 prisoners in eastern Syria
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Jordan's 'pay as you like' bookstore saved by crowd-fundingCrowd-funding campaign saves Jordanian bookstore where customers pay as they please, owner promotes culture of reading
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Saudi demolition of historic Shiite homes stokes violenceSaudi Arabia is demolishing centuries-old homes in a Shiite town, leveling a historic district that officials say has become a hideout for militants and stoking sectarian tensions that resonate around the Gulf and the wider region
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Israel strikes Gaza militant sites after projectile firedThe Israeli military says it has struck a pair of Hamas militant sites in Gaza after a projectile fired from the seaside territory landed in southern Israel
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Israel: Projectile from Gaza lands in southern IsraelThe Israeli military says a projectile fired from the Gaza Strip has landed in southern Israel
The Associated Press19 hours ago
UAE military buildup draws scrutiny after Yemen allegationsWith soccer sponsorships, record-setting skyscrapers and wintertime golfing, the United Arab Emirates has projected an image of comfort and opportunity in a volatile region
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Visitors are seen at the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray in Jerusalem's Old City, Monday, June 26, 2017. A high-profile group of Jewish leaders cancelled a gala event with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday to protest his government's decision to scrap plans for a mixed-gender prayer area at Jerusalem's Western Wall. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
Jewish groups cancel meetings with Netanyahu in protestJewish groups cancel events with Netanyahu to protest decision to scrap plans for mixed-gender prayer area at Western Wall
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Israeli minister: Trump pressure on settlements disappointsA senior Israeli Cabinet minister is expressing some disappointment with the White House, saying the election of Donald Trump has not brought about the boom in West Bank settlement construction many had expected
The Associated Press20 hours ago
US-backed forces seize new district from IS in RaqqaSyrian Kurdish officials say they have seized a new district from the Islamic State group in its self-declared capital
The Associated Press1 day ago
IS fighters launch counterattacks in west Mosul neighborhoodIraq: Islamic State fighters launch counterattacks in west Mosul neighborhood previously declared free of IS
The Associated Press1 day ago
Israel strikes targets in Syria for 2nd dayThe Israeli military says it has attacked a series of targets belonging to the Syrian military, after several projectiles from neighboring Syria landed in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights for a second day
The Associated Press1 day ago
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