Middle East News

Sudan government signs initial peace deal with rebel group Sudan's transitional government has signed a preliminary peace deal with one of several rebel groups that had fought the government of ousted authoritarian president Omar al-Bashir for years
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Lebanon at a crossroads after 100 days of protestsOne hundred days after the nationwide uprising against the country's hated political class erupted, Lebanon is at a crossroads
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Prince Charles visits Jerusalem tomb of unique ancestor Britain's Prince Charles has paid a solemn visit to the tomb of his grandmother, who sheltered Jews during the Holocaust and whose tumultuous life was marked by exile, mental illness and a religious devotion to serving the needy
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Syrians launch symbolic 'one-pound' campaign to lift moraleA nationwide symbolic campaign has been launched by individuals and institutions to support the Syrian pound as the war-torn country's currency has hit record lows
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Son: Former Egyptian president Mubarak undergoes surgeryEgypt's former autocratic president Hosni Mubarak, who was forced to step down following 2011 mass protests, has undergone surgery, his eldest son tweeted
The Associated Press19 hours ago
More airports screening passengers amid China virus outbreakMore airports are beginning to screen passengers arriving from China amid growing concerns over the outbreak of a new virus there that has already killed more than two dozen people and sickened hundreds
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Dutch traveler arrested at Cairo airport over illegal drugsCairo airport authorities have arrested a Dutch passenger of Egyptian decent on Friday, saying he was carrying illegal drugs in his luggage
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Vandals set fire to mosque in east JerusalemIsraeli police say they are investigating after a "room was ignited" in a mosque on the outskirts of Jerusalem and Hebrew graffiti was found on an outside wall
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr gather in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. Thousands of supporters of an influential, radical Shiite cleric gathered Friday in central Baghdad for a rally to demand that American troops leave the country amid heightened anti-US sentiment after a drone strike ordered by Washington earlier this month killed a top Iranian general in the Iraqi capital. (AP Photo)
Iraqis rally against US troops, demanding they leaveTens of thousands of people rallied in Baghdad to demand the ouster of American troops from Iraq
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2019, file photo, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends a meeting in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Cybersecurity experts said Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, there are many questions still unanswered from an investigation commissioned by Bezos that said the billionaire's phone was hacked, apparently after receiving a video file with malicious spyware from the WhatsApp account of the crown prince.  (Mandel Ngan/Pool Photo via AP, File)
Questions linger over investigation into Jeff Bezos' hackingCybersecurity experts say there are many questions still unanswered from an investigation commissioned by Jeff Bezos that concluded the billionaire's phone was likely hacked after receiving a video file with malicious spyware from the WhatsApp account of Saudi Arabia's crown prince
The Associated Press1 day ago
Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie, the top U.S. commander for the Middle East, meets with sailors and Marines on the USS Bataan amphibious assault ship on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in the northern Red Sea.  McKenzie told some newly arrived troops in the region that they could be there for a while.  (AP Photo/Lolita Baldor)
US general says troop surge in Middle East may not end soonThe top U.S. commander in the Middle East is telling some newly arrived American troops in the region that they could be there for a while
The Associated Press1 day ago
Key quotes from world leaders at Holocaust forumThe presidents of France and Germany warned of rising anti-Semitism
The Associated Press1 day ago
Targeted killings up as 8 wounded in Iraq protest violenceGovernment inaction over the rising number of assassinations targeting anti-government demonstrators and supporters is stirring fear and resentment, activists said Thursday
The Associated Press1 day ago
President Donald Trump arrives at Miami International Airport to attend the Republican National Committee winter meetings, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
Trump: Mideast peace plan likely rolled out in daysPresident Donald Trump says he'll likely release the long-awaited White House Mideast peace plan ahead of his meeting Tuesday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main political rival Benny Gantz
The Associated Press1 day ago
Pence: White House invites Israel's Netanyahu and chief rival to White House next week to discuss 'prospect of peace'Pence: White House invites Israel's Netanyahu and chief rival to White House next week to discuss 'prospect of peace'
The Associated Press1 day ago
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