Middle East

EU warns Lebanon's leaders of sanctions over 'home-made' crisis

The European Union's foreign policy chief told Lebanon's leaders on Saturday they were to blame for the country's political and economic crisis and some could face sanctions if they continue to obstruct steps to form a new government and implement reform. Speaking after what he called a "frank exchange" with President Michel Aoun, Josep Borrell ...

10:45 am Et June 20, 2021

Hardline judiciary chief Raisi wins presidential election in Iran

Hardline judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi has won Iran's presidential election, the Interior Ministry said on Saturday, after the majority of votes were counted and rivals conceded. Raisi, a ...

2:00 pm Et June 19, 2021

Blinken, Lapid discuss need to improve Israeli-Palestinian relations

 U.S. Secretary of State Blinken spoke on Thursday with Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid and discussed "the need to improve Israeli-Palestinian relations in practical ways," the State Department ...

1:30 pm Et June 18, 2021

Israeli warplanes strike targets in Gaza Strip

Israeli warplanes launched several airstrikes late Thursday on sites belonging to the Palestinian resistance group Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Warplanes bombed a site in the town of ...

10:15 am Et June 18, 2021

UN chief calls for full respect of ceasefire agreement between Israel, Hamas

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called for the full respect of the ceasefire agreed between Israel and militant groups led by the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) ...

3:30 pm Et June 17, 2021

UN Grants $135Mln to Battle Hunger Across Africa, Middle East

The United Nations on Monday released $135 million from its humanitarian fund to help 12 countries in Africa, the Middle East and the Americas fight hunger, UN spokesman ...

3:00 pm Et June 15, 2021

Netanyahu era ends, Israel's new government begins

The first Israeli government in 12 years not led by Benjamin Netanyahu got down to business on Monday, with the former prime minister shying away from a handover ...

10:16 am Et June 14, 2021

13 IS militants killed by Iraqi anti-terror forces

The Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) said Sunday that its commando forces have killed 13 militants of the extremist Islamic State (IS) group across the country so far this ...

5:25 pm Et June 13, 2021

3 Palestinians killed in West Bank by Israeli forces

Israeli forces killed three Palestinians during a raid early Thursday in the West Bank city of Jenin and left another wounded. According to the official Palestinian news agency WAFA, Palestinian security forces put up resistance to the Israeli troops. At least three people, including two from a Palestinian security unit, lost their lives. Lt. Adham ...

10:53 am Et June 10, 2021

One million Palestinians arrested by Israel since 1967: NGO

Around one million Palestinians have been arrested by Israeli forces since the 1967 Middle East war, according to a local NGO on Saturday. "Around 17,000 women and girls ...

2:24 pm Et June 5, 2021
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