Middle East News

Rights groups slam UN on planned Egypt conferenceEgyptian rights groups call on UN agency to rule out Egypt as host of its planned conference on torture
The Associated Press55 minutes ago
Report: 2 Iranian lawmakers arrested for 'disrupting' marketSemi-official news agency: 2 Iranian lawmakers arrested for actions described as 'disrupting' country's car market
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Syrian government opens corridor for civilians in rebel areaSyria says it's opened 'humanitarian corridor' for civilians to leave besieged rebel-held area in Hama province
The Associated Press2 hours ago
This photo released by the official website of the Iranian Defense Ministry shows Iran-made Bavar-373 air-defense missile system in a ceremony to unveil by President Hassan Rouhani, Iran, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. Iran says the Bavar-373 is a long-range surface-to-air missile system able to recognize up to 100 targets at a same time and confront them with six different weapons. (Iranian Defense Ministry via AP)
Iran's president says 'talks are useless' in dealing with USIranian president takes stern tone, says 'talks are useless' in dealing with US as nuclear deal crumbles further
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Sudan's top general sworn in as leader of new ruling bodySudan's top general sworn in as leader of a joint military-civilian body that's to rule until elections can be held
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Israeli aircraft hit Hamas naval base after Gaza rocket fireThe Israeli military says its aircraft have struck a Hamas naval base in the Gaza Strip after a rocket was fired into southern Israel from the territory
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Rebels claim downing US drone over YemenYemen's Houthi rebels claim they shot down a U.S. drone over the country's north
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Prominent Palestinian family says son arrested in EgyptThe family of a prominent Palestinian politician says Egyptian security forces arrested their son last month
The Associated Press14 hours ago
FILE - In this March 25, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump, right, speaks as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, listens in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington at the beginning of their meeting. Netanyahu on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, is steering clear of Trump’s comments questioning the loyalty of American Jews who support the Democratic Party, ignoring condemnation from Jewish critics who accuse him of voicing longstanding anti-Semitic tropes. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
As Trump questions loyalty of US Jews, Israeli PM is quietIsrael's prime minister is steering clear of Donald Trump's comments about American Jews' loyalty, ignoring condemnations from Jewish critics who accused the president of voicing longstanding anti-Semitic tropes
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Syrian army besieges insurgents and Turkish troops in HamaA Syrian opposition war monitor and pro-government activists say government forces marching from different directions in southern parts of Idlib province have met, laying siege to several rebel-held towns and villages as well as a Turkish army post
The Associated Press16 hours ago
FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 12, 2019 file photo, plumes of smoke rise after an explosion at a military base southwest of Baghdad, Iraq. A fact-finding committee appointed by the Iraqi government to investigate a massive munitions depot explosion near the capital Baghdad has concluded that the blast was the result of a drone strike. A copy of the report was obtained by The Associated Press Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Loay Hameed, File)
Iran-backed militias blame US for attacks on bases in IraqIraqi paramilitary forces backed by Iran say they hold the United States ultimately responsible for a series of attacks targeting their bases in the country
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Jerusalem demolishes Palestinian home built without permitJerusalem's municipality has carried out the court-ordered demolition of what it said was an illegally built Palestinian home in the city's eastern sector
The Associated Press16 hours ago
A man uses an ATM in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. Iran's president sent a bill to parliament Wednesday that would cut four zeroes from the value of the Islamic Republic's sanctions-battered currency, the rial, as tensions remain high between Tehran and Washington. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
Iran moves to strike 4 zeroes from its battered currencyIran's president sends bill to parliament to slash 4 zeroes off value of rial, country's sanctions-battered currency
The Associated Press18 hours ago
The Latest: Iran-backed militias blame US for attacksIran-backed militias in Iraq have said they hold the United States responsible for a series of attacks targeting militia bases across the country
The Associated Press19 hours ago
State TV: Iran to unveil air defense missile systemIran's state TV is reporting that the country will unveil an Iran-made air-defense missile system
The Associated Press19 hours ago
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