Middle East News

11 people drowned at rocky beach in northern EgyptEgyptian authorities say 11 people drowned off the coast of northern Egypt at a beach known for its rocky jetty and fast-moving waters
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Sudan ratifies law criminalizing female genital mutilation Sudan's justice ministry says the country's ruling body has ratified a law banning the widespread practice of female genital mutilation, handing the movement for women’s rights in the African country a long-sought victory
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Libyan oil company resumes exports after months of blockadeLibya’s national oil company says it's resumed crude exports, ending a months-long blockade that eastern tribes had called to protest revenue distribution in the war-torn country
The Associated Press20 hours ago
A supporter of a communist group burns a representation of U.S. currency, during a protest against U.S. interference in Lebanon's affairs, near the U.S. embassy, in Aukar northeast of Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, July 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
Lebanese hold raucous rally outside US Embassy in BeirutDozens of Lebanese protesters have held a raucous, pro-Hezbollah rally outside the fortified U.S. Embassy in Beirut denouncing what they said was Washington’s interference in Lebanon's affairs
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Hospitals in Syria's rebel area reduce services amid virusHospitals in Syria’s overcrowded opposition-held enclave are suspending non-emergency procedures and outpatient services following the detection of the first case of coronavirus
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Israeli troops kill Palestinian accused of hurling firebombsIsraeli troops have shot and killed a Palestinian in the occupied West Bank who they say was throwing firebombs at a guard post
The Associated Press1 day ago
Israelis angry at Netanyahu over new outbreak, economic painOne of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s closest confidants was dispatched to a TV studio to calm the nerves of a jittery nation over an unprecedented new surge in virus cases
The Associated Press1 day ago
Iran signs agreement to bolster Syria's air defense systemsIranian state TV is reporting that Iran’s military chief has signed an agreement with Syria’s president to reinforce Syria’s air defense systems as part of a military cooperation agreement
The Associated Press1 day ago
Sudan reshuffles government, hoping to appease protestersSudan’s transitional government has announced a major Cabinet reshuffle, hoping to defuse public discontent over the economic collapse and other crises that have tested the country's path toward democracy
The Associated Press1 day ago
Fear of disaster if UN cuts aid entering rebel-held SyriaIn Syria’s opposition-held enclave, a new kind of panic is setting in
The Associated Press1 day ago
VIRUS DIARY: In Saudi Arabia, a photographer finds new focusOne Associated Press photographer moved to Saudi Arabia to document a national awakening
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Friday, June 26, 2020 file photo, people gather at a reopened beach on the first weekend after lockdown measures were lifted in Sale, Morocco. Morocco will start gradually reopening its air and maritime borders next week after one of the world’s strictest border lockdowns, which trapped tourists inside the country and left thousands of Moroccans stranded abroad and unable to come home. Only Moroccan citizens and expatriates living in Morocco will be allowed to travel in the first stage of the reopening starting July 14. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy, file)
Morocco to start reopening borders after strict lockdownMorocco will start gradually reopening its air and maritime borders next week after one of the world’s strictest border lockdowns
The Associated Press2 days ago
Virus projects renew questions about UAE's mass surveillanceEfforts by the United Arab Emirates to fight the coronavirus have renewed questions about mass surveillance in this U.S.-allied federation of seven sheikhdoms
The Associated Press2 days ago
Iran-backed militia says PM's actions could bring escalationA powerful Iran-backed militia says there will be “escalation” if Iraq’s prime minister continues to clamp down on armed groups, as tensions spiked in the country following the killing of a prominent analyst
The Associated Press2 days ago
Hottest commodity in Lebanon's economic chaos: The US dollarLebanon's financial meltdown has thrown its people into a frantic search for dollars as the local currency's value evaporates
The Associated Press3 days ago
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