Middle East News

Imprisoned Bahrain opposition leader acquitted in spy caseA prominent Shiite cleric in Bahrain who led a now-shuttered opposition party has been acquitted of spying charges with two colleagues
The Associated Press54 minutes ago
Merkel visits refugee host Jordan amid migration row at homeGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel has begun a visit to Jordan, a major refugee host country, amid an escalating domestic conflict over migration that has shaken her coalition government
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Trump's Mideast team gets close-up view of peace obstaclesOn Mideast tour, Trump administration officials get close-up view of towering obstacles to yet-to-be-released blueprint for Israeli-Palestinian peace deal
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Sexual abuses rampant in UAE-controlled prisons in YemenHundreds of Yemeni men held without trial in secret prisons run by the United Arab Emirates, a key U.S. ally, are being subjected to sexual abuse in southern Yemen
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Detainees held without charges decry Emiratis' sexual abusesAn AP investigation has found that Yemeni detainees in UAE-controlled prisons are sexually abused and tortured routinely
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Iran arrests lawyer for criticizing executionAn Iranian lawyer has been arrested for "spreading lies" after saying on social media that a Sufi executed this week was wrongfully convicted
The Associated Press13 hours ago
FILE - This Saturday, June 16, 2018 file still image taken from video provided by Arab 24 shows Saudi-led forces gathering to retake the international airport of Yemen's rebel-held port city of Hodeida from the Shiite Houthi rebels. With battles raging at the southern side of al-Hodeida International Airport, the military of Yemen's exiled government said it had entirely seized the facility, and that engineers were working to clear mines from nearby areas just south of the city of some 600,000 people on the Red Sea. (Arab 24 via AP, File)
Yemeni forces claim progress in battle for Hodeida's airportYemeni fighters backed by the United Arab Emirates say they seized the southern runway of the international airport near Yemen's port city of Hodeida
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Israeli soldiers inspect a missile launched fro Gaza Strip inside a kibbutz in Israel near the border with Gaza, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Israel's military says its warplanes have struck some 25 Hamas positions in Gaza after Palestinian militants fired dozens of rockets and mortars at southern communities. The fire came hours after the military said it struck Hamas infrastructure in response to "arson balloons" launched from Gaza into Israel. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
Israel strikes Hamas after heavy rocket attacks from GazaIsrael's military says its warplanes have struck some 25 Hamas positions in Gaza after Palestinian militants fired dozens of rockets and mortars at southern communities
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Study: 242 Libyan civilians killed by airstrikes since 2012A new study says airstrikes have killed at least 242 civilians in Libya since September 2012, as the U.S. and other nations have targeted Islamic extremists and Libyan factions have battled for land and influence
The Associated Press16 hours ago
EU adopts package to Lebanon to help it cope with refugeesThe European Union has adopted a support package to Lebanon of 165 million euros ($191 million) to help the country cope with hosting Syrian refugees
The Associated Press18 hours ago
UN: State, rebels committed war crimes in Syria's GhoutaThe United Nations says the Syrian government and rebel forces both committed war crimes during the five-year government siege of the eastern Ghouta suburbs of Damascus and the two-month offensive to retake the area from insurgents earlier this year
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Iran's top leader opposes joining anti-money-laundering bodyIran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has publically opposed joining a global anti-money laundering convention
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Burning kites from Gaza damage Israeli farms, wildlifeAfter years of rocket attacks and militant infiltrations from Gaza, residents of southern Israel are now coping with a new kind of threat: incendiary kites and balloons that have damaged farmlands and nature reserves
The Associated Press1 day ago
An Emirati journalist films what officials described as a heat exchanger used in the production of rocket fuel that they captured in Marib, Yemen, on display at a military installation in the United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Officials involved in the Saudi-led campaign against Shiite rebels in Yemen known as Houthis showed journalists on Tuesday materiel captured on the battlefield that they alleged show Iran's hand in arming the rebels. Iran long has denied arming the Houthis, despite reports by the United Nations, Western countries and outside groups linking them to the rebels' arsenal. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
Saudi-led coalition displays Yemeni arms allegedly from IranOfficials in the Saudi-led coalition fighting to capture a crucial Yemeni port displayed weapons captured on the battlefield that they say show Iran is arming Shiite insurgents
The Associated Press1 day ago
An Emirati journalist films what officials described as a heat exchanger used in the production of rocket fuel that they captured in Marib, Yemen, on display at a military installation in the United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Officials involved in the Saudi-led campaign against Shiite rebels in Yemen known as Houthis showed journalists on Tuesday materiel captured on the battlefield that they alleged show Iran's hand in arming the rebels. Iran long has denied arming the Houthis, despite reports by the United Nations, Western countries and outside groups linking them to the rebels' arsenal. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
Yemeni officials say fighting rages around Hodeida airportYemeni military officials say fighting has escalated outside the airport of the vital Yemeni city of Hodeida
The Associated Press1 day ago
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