Category: Middle East

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staffJune 24, 2018

Iraq plans manual election recount only for suspect ballots

Iraq will conduct a manual recount of votes from a May election only for ballots mentioned in official reports on ...

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staffJune 24, 2018

Saudi air defenses intercept missile above Saudi capital

Saudi Arabia’s air defense forces intercepted a ballistic missile launched by Yemen’s Houthi militia over Riyadh on Sunday, state-run al-Ikhbariya ...

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staffJune 24, 2018

Britain’s Prince William in Jordan for historic Middle East tour

Prince William flew in to Jordan on Sunday at the launch of a Middle East tour that will see him ...

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staffJune 24, 2018

Saudi Arabia overturns ban on women driving

Saudi Arabian women celebrated being able to drive for the first time in decades Sunday, as the kingdom overturned the ...

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staffJune 23, 2018

Palestinian official: US peace plan doomed to fail

The Palestinian president’s spokesman says any U.S. peace plan that bypasses the Palestinians is doomed to fail. Nabil Abu Rudeineh ...

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staffJune 23, 2018

Pompeo warns Iran on nuclear arms

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday warned Iran not to pursue nuclear weapons, saying it would face the ...

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staffJune 22, 2018

Corbyn – A Labor government would quickly recognize Palestine

British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, who is visiting camps for Syrian and Palestinian refugees, says a government under his leadership ...

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staffJune 22, 2018

Trump envoys, Netanyahu discuss Israeli-Palestinian peace prospects

U.S. President Donald Trump’s senior Middle East envoys met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Friday to discuss Israeli-Palestinian peace prospects, ...

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staffJune 21, 2018

Merkel pledges $100M loan for troubled Jordan

German Chancellor Angela Merkel Thursday promised a $100 million loan to troubled Jordan, where mass protests over austerity measures forced ...

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staffJune 20, 2018

Israel strikes 25 Hamas positions in Gaza

JERUSALEM – Israeli warplanes struck Hamas positions in Gaza after Palestinian armed fighters there fired dozens of rockets and mortars ...