Middle East News

Lebanese soccer player dies from stray bullet head woundLebanon's state-run National News Agency says one of the country's leading soccer players has died, nearly a month after he was wounded in Beirut by a stray bullet that hit him in the head
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Libya's east-based commander promises end of oil blockadeLibya’s commander who rules the eastern half of the country says that oil production will restart soon, ending a months-long blockade of the nation’s vital oil fields
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Israel charges east Jerusalem woman with aiding HezbollahAn Israeli court has charged a Palestinian woman from east Jerusalem with membership in a terrorist organization
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Blast targets 'American' English school in southern IraqIraqi police say an improvised explosive device has gone off outside an English-language institute in southern Iraq
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Ultra-Orthodox Jews pray in a synagogue separated by plastic shields, following new government measures to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, in Bnei Brak, Israel, Friday, Sept 18, 2020. Israel is set to go back into a three-week lockdown later Friday to try to contain a coronavirus outbreak that has steadily worsened for months as its government has been plagued by indecision and infighting. The closures coincide with the Jewish High Holidays, when people typically visit their families and gather for large prayer services. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
Israel returns to virus lockdown as cases mountIsrael went back into a full lockdown to try to contain a coronavirus outbreak that has steadily worsened for months as its government has been plagued by infighting
The Associated Press9 hours ago
In this photo released by Lebanon's official government photographer Dalati Nohra, Lebanese President Michel Aoun, left, meets with Prime Minister-Designate Mustapha Adib, at the presidential palace, in Baabda, east of Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. Lebanese officials are holding eleventh-hour negotiations over the formation of a new government, a process which hit snags over the weekend despite a looming deadline to deliver on a promise made to French President Emmanuel Macron. (Dalati Nohra via AP)
US sanctions 2 Lebanon-based firms, Hezbollah-linked personThe U.S. Treasury has imposed sanctions on two Lebanon-based companies and a man described as an official with the Lebanese militant Hezbollah group
The Associated Press1 day ago
Syria blames US for harsh fuel crisis paralyzing the countrySyria's oil minister claims the severe fuel crisis that has hit his country is the result of Western sanctions and because oil fields in eastern regions has fallen under U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish fighters
The Associated Press1 day ago
Virus hits Lebanese prison as inmates jockey for releaseThe head of Lebanon's doctors union says the country's largest prison is grappling with an alarming coronavirus outbreak
The Associated Press1 day ago
Israeli and Dubai diamond exchanges sign trade agreementThe Israeli and Dubai diamond exchanges have announced a deal to boost trade
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Under lockdown, Israel faces bitter start of Jewish New YearA raging coronavirus outbreak is casting a shadow over the usually festive Jewish New Year as Israel faces a second nationwide lockdown to stem a runaway coronavirus outbreak
The Associated Press1 day ago
Leader of Libya’s UN-backed gov't wants to hand over powerThe head of Libya’s U.N.-supported government says he wants to hand over power to a new administration in October amid talks on ending the country’s conflict
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Head of Libya’s U.N.-backed gov't says he wants to hand over power to a new administration next month amid peace talksHead of Libya’s U.N.-backed gov't says he wants to hand over power to a new administration next month amid peace talks
The Associated Press1 day ago
Iraqi army: Rocket hits Baghdad's Green Zone; no casualtiesIraq's army says a Katyusha rocket has landed inside the heavily fortified Green Zone in Baghdad
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Israeli minor gets 3 1/2 years for role in deadly 2015 arsonAn Israeli court has sentenced a young man to 3 1/2 years in prison for his role in the 2015 arson attack that killed a Palestinian toddler and his parents in the West Bank village of Duma
The Associated Press2 days ago
Warnings as Lebanon misses government formation deadlineLebanese politicians have missed a 15-day deadline to form a crisis Cabinet and are deadlocked on which political faction gets to have the key finance ministry portfolio
The Associated Press2 days ago
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