Middle East News

Israel: 'Professional error' cited in air force crashThe Israeli military says a "professional error" by a flight crew caused an air force jet to crash during an attack mission in Syria earlier this month
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Lebanese Sunni clerics hold a placard during a protest in solidarity with residents of the Syrian capital's eastern suburb of Ghouta, in front the Russian embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018. The Syrian capital and its embattled eastern suburbs were relatively calm on Sunday, following the U.N. Security Council's unanimous approval of a resolution demanding a 30-day cease-fire across Syria, opposition activists and residents of Damascus said. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
Violence drops in Syrian capital, its suburbs after UN voteSyrian opposition activists and state media say bombardment in the Syrian capital and its embattled eastern suburbs have dropped following the U.N. Security Council's unanimous approval of a resolution demanding a 30-day cease-fire across Syria
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2018 file photo, presidential candidate Moussa Mustafa Moussa of the Ghad, or Tomorrow, party, speaks during a press conference at his office in Cairo, Egypt. Campaigning is now underway in Egypt’s presidential elections, a two-candidate vote that’s virtually certain to be won by the incumbent, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. The campaigning began Saturday and ends March 23. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)
Campaigning for Egypt's presidential vote underwayCampaigning is now underway in Egypt's presidential elections, a two-candidate vote that's virtually certain to be won by the incumbent, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Israeli navy kills Palestinian off Gaza coastThe Israeli military says it has opened fire on a Palestinian boat off the Gaza coast, killing one man who was on board
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Egyptian mediators in Gaza press Palestinians to reconcileA team of Egyptian officials is in the Gaza Strip to renew efforts to push for reconciliation between the rival Fatah and Gaza factions
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Jordan Cabinet reshuffle amid continued economic downturnWith economy in trouble, Jordan's king replaces government ministers in key domestic portfolios such as interior, labor, economics
The Associated Press4 hours ago
UNICEF: Basic needs of young Syrian refugee children not metUNICEF: 85 percent of Syrian refugee children in Jordan live in poverty, 38 percent are not in school
The Associated Press4 hours ago
In this Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, photo, roof of the Vali-e-Asr mosque and the Tehran city Theater iconic building are seen, in Tehran, Iran.  The architects behind the Vali-e-Asr mosque dispensed with the traditional rounded domes and towering minarets, instead opting for a modern design of undulating waves of gray stone and concrete, which they say complements the surrounding architecture and evokes the austerity of early Islam. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
Avant-garde mosque angers hard-liners in IranNewly built avant-garde mosque in Iran's capital creates a stir with its design, infuriates hard-liners
The Associated Press5 hours ago
In this Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 photo, a lion named Simba, who was rescued from Iraq by the animal rights group Four Paws, is prepared for his departure from the Al-Ma'wa Animal Sanctuary near Souf, in northern Jordan. Two African lions rescued from war-torn Iraq and Syria are being transported to a permanent home in South Africa, after an interim stay in Jordan where they recuperated from physical and psychological trauma. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)
2 lions saved from Mideast wars head to South Africa refugeTwo African lions rescued from war-torn Iraq and Syria are being transported to a permanent home in South Africa, after an interim stay in Jordan where they recuperated from trauma
The Associated Press5 hours ago
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, center, confers with members of the United Nations Security Council just outside the chamber before a scheduled vote on a resolution Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, demanding a 30-day humanitarian cease-fire across Syria. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
The Latest: Germany, France press Putin on cease-fire dealThe German government says the German and French leaders have pressed Russian President Vladimir Putin to facilitate the quick and complete implementation of a U.N. resolution demanding a 30-day cease-fire in Syria
The Associated Press5 hours ago
FILE - In this April 16, 2017 file photo, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Pierbattista Pizzaballa, center, walks with Christian clergymen on Easter Sunday at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, in Jerusalem. In a joint statement, the leaders of the major Christian sects in Jerusalem said Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, that they are closing the Church of the Holy Sepulchre for several hours to protest an Israeli plan to tax their properties. The churches responsible for the site bemoaned a "systematic campaign of abuse" against them that they compared to anti-Jewish laws issued in Nazi Germany. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File)
Christians shutter famous Jerusalem church to protest taxesLeaders of Christian sects in Jerusalem briefly close Church of the Holy Sepulchre to protest Israeli tax plan
The Associated Press17 minutes ago
Tens of thousands at Jerusalem funeral of influential rabbiTens of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews attend funeral of influential rabbi in Jerusalem
The Associated Press8 hours ago
In this Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, photo, an election commission official demonstrates the voting process to journalists in Baghdad, Iraq. Iraq's Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds have grown more fragmented and divided ahead of the national elections scheduled for May due to deep differences among each group that have spawned more and smaller alliances seeking to have a bigger share in the new parliament. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
Iraq's ethnic, religious groups fragmented as elections nearIraq's Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds have grown more fragmented and divided ahead of national elections scheduled for May
The Associated Press13 hours ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, file photo, protesters picket the Senate at the start of the probe in the death of an overseas worker in Kuwait, Pasay city south of Manila, Philippines. The Philippine president says a ban on the deployment of workers to Kuwait, where a Filipina was found dead in a freezer, will continue and could be expanded to other countries where Filipino workers "suffer brutal treatment and human degradation."  (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)
Suspect in killing of Filipina maid interrogated in LebanonLebanese security and judicial officials say authorities in Beirut are interrogating a man who is suspected in the death of a Filipina maid whose body was found stuffed in a freezer in Kuwait
The Associated Press16 hours ago
UN to vote Monday on resolution that would condemn IranThe Security Council is expected to vote Monday on a British-drafted UN resolution that would condemn Iran for violating a UN arms embargo by providing missiles and drones to Shiite rebels in Yemen _ and commit to future action against Tehran
The Associated Press19 hours ago
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