Middle East

The region known as the Middle East has been conquered and reconquered by every super power in the West. This has created a region rich in a culture of resistance and thousands of ethnic groups looking for their piece of land. This has created a complicated region and Jpost's Middle East News simplifies it.

WORSHIPERS ATTEND a prayer service at al-Aqsa compound in Jerusalem’s Old City on July 31.
Jordan fears losing control over Muslim sites in Jerusalem
IDF forces mobilize in the north of Israel following Trump's withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, May 9, 2018
Iran trying to attack Israelis in neighboring countries, NSC warns
The Israeli national flag flutters as apartments are seen in the background in the Israeli settlement of Efrat in the West Bank August 18, 2020.
West Bank goods to be labeled Israeli in Bahrain
A portrait of Iranian wrestler Navid Afkari during a demonstration on the Dam Square in Amsterdam, Sept. 13, 2020.
Iranians launch “tweetstorm” for release of Navid Akari’s jailed brothers
Members of Iranian forces carry the coffin of nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh during a funeral ceremony in Tehran on November 30.
How can Iran retaliate against Israel for Fakhrizadeh's assassination?
FROM LEFT CLOCKWISE: Imad Mughniyeh, Khaled Mashal Mohammed al-Mabhouh and Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.
What can Israel's past assassinations tell us about the Fakhrizadeh hit?
A VIEW shows the scene of the attack that killed Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh outside Tehran last Friday.
Iran is waiting for the right moment to respond to Fakhrizadeh's death
US PRESIDENT-ELECT Joe Biden speaks about healthcare at the theater serving as his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, on Tuesday.
Biden on Iran: Nukes first – again - analysis
A POSTER of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah in living color in Nakoura, near the Lebanese-Israeli border, last month.
Hezbollah in nowhere land
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks next to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, and Defense Secretary Mark Esper, during a news conference to announce the Trump administration's restoration of sanctions on Iran, at the U.S. State Department in Washington, U.S., S
US imposes fresh Iran-related sanctions targeting individual, entity
By REUTERS
Military units of the IRGC Ground Force are seen as they launched war games in the Gulf, December 22, 2018
Was an IRGC officer really killed near the Syria-Iraq border?
Bahraini Industry, Commerce and Tourism Minister Zayed bin Rashid Al Zayani
Bahrain commerce minister: Business sector will forge peace
DEBRIS DOTS a Saudi Aramco oil company distribution station that Yemeni Houthis say they attacked, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on November 24.
Voices from the Arab press: Iran's bells and whistles
By THE MEDIA LINE
A worker hangs a road sign directing to the U.S. embassy, in the area of the U.S. consulate in Jerusalem, May 7, 2018.
US planning ‘outreach building,’ not consulate in east Jerusalem
A poster of Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah in southern Lebanon
Hezbollah's Nasrallah to move to Iran amid regional tensions - report
Protesters and militia fighters throw stones towards the U.S. Embassy during a protest to condemn air strikes on bases belonging to Hashd al-Shaabi (paramilitary forces), outside the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq January 1, 2020.
US pulling diplomats out of Baghdad amid tensions with Iran - report
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
Iran says it has identified suspects in Fakhrizadeh assassination
A PALESTINIAN leadership genuinely committed to the welfare of their people, unlike PA President Mahmoud Abbas, could take the proposals in ‘Vision for Peace’ as a starting point for negotiations.
After dumping Hamas, Abbas seeks to restore ties with Gulf states
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivers a virtual speech, on the occasion of the Prophet Mohammad's birthday, in Tehran, Iran November 3, 2020.
Iran watchdog passes law on hardening nuclear stance, halts UN inspection
By REUTERS
The Crossroads of Civilization Museum, Dubai
Culture Minister virtually tours UAE’s first museum with Hebrew language
The Gulf-Israel Women's Forum brings children draped in the flags of Bahrain, Israel and the UAE to Jerusalem's Old City.
Israel celebrates UAE’s National Day amid new peace joy
A view of a part of western Mosul, Iraq, May 29, 2017
‘Mosul’ movie finally brings Iraq’s war on ISIS to the screen
A Palestinian Hamas-hired civil servant receives her salary paid by Qatar, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip December 7, 2018
UN refugee agency for Palestinians pays salaries, but crisis persists
By REUTERS
Lebanese President Michel Aoun is seen in Baabda, Lebanon
Lebanon says difficulties in sea border talks can be overcome
By REUTERS
 Protesters burn the US and Israeli flags during a demonstration against the the killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, Iran's top nuclear scientist, in Tehran, Iran, November 28, 2020.
UN Security Council unlikely to act on Iran scientist killing
By REUTERS
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi attends the funeral of former president Hosni Mubarak
Egypt’s president steps up arrests of critics before Biden takes office
By MOHAMMAD AL-KASSIM/THE MEDIA LINE
Economy Minister Amir Peretz and Bahraini Commerce and Tourism Minister Zayed bin Rashid Al Zayani meet in Israel to sign groundbreaking MOUs regarding financial collaboration on Tuesday, December 1st, 2020.
Economy minister, Bahraini counterpart agree to boost small businesses
Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir speaks at a briefing with reporters at the Saudi Embassy in London, Britain
Saudi minister rejects Iranian accusation on scientist's killing
By REUTERS
A view shows the scene of the attack that killed Prominent Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, outside Tehran, Iran, November 27, 2020.
Was a 'remote controlled' weapon really used to kill the Iranian scientist?
BAHRAIN’S FOREIGN MINISTER Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani addresses a news conference in Jerusalem on Wednesday.
Bahrain FM calls on US to continue pressure on Iran
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech during a protest against the recent killings of Palestinian protesters on the Gaza-Israel border and the US embassy move to Jerusalem, in Istanbul, Turkey May 18, 2018
Turkey’s Hamas-supporting regime is seeking to use Israel again - analysis
Le nouveau leader du Hamas, Yahya Sinwar
Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar infected with coronavirus
A protester holds a picture of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, Iran's top nuclear scientist, during a demonstration against his killing in Tehran, Iran, November 28, 2020.
Iran opposition, Israel suspected in scientist's killing
By REUTERS
Military units of the IRGC Ground Force are seen as they launched war games in the Gulf, December 22, 2018
Airstrike kills IRGC commander at Iraq-Syria border - Iraqi officials
By REUTERS
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivers a virtual speech, on the occasion of the Prophet Mohammad's birthday, in Tehran, Iran November 3, 2020.
Iranian MPs seek harder nuclear stance after scientist killed
By REUTERS
A DEMONSTRATOR looks on during protests in Lebanon that followed a massive explosion in Beirut last Tuesday.
World Bank sees Lebanon in prolonged depression, -19.2% growth in 2020
By REUTERS
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (C) shakes hands with an unidentified UAE official upon his arrival at al-Bateen Air Base in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates September 19, 2019.
US arms sales to UAE draw fire from 29 rights groups
By REUTERS
IEI chairman Adiv Baruch (L) converses with Bahrain's Industry, Commerce and Tourism Minister Zayed Bin Rashid Al Zayani. (R).
IEI chairman: Our generation has a rare chance to create peace
Iran's judiciary chief, Ayatollah Ebrahim Raisi, center, pays respects to the body of slain scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh among his family in Tehran, Nov. 28, 2020.
Will Trump leave Biden a war in the Middle East?
By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
From Left: Aryeh Lightstone, senior adviser to US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, Adiv Baruch, Chairman of the Israel Export & International Cooperation Institute, Bahrain’s Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism Zayed bin Rashid al-Zayani, Bank Hapoalim CEO Dov Kotler and Israel Manufactur
Exports chief on Bahrain trade: Economic ties outweigh diplomacy
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Can he work together with his fellow ministers?
Netanyahu’s five recycled and broken promises to the Right
Democratic 2020 US presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks at his election rally, after news media announced that Biden has won the 2020 US presidential election, in Wilmington, Delaware, US, November 7, 2020.
Experts in Washington weigh in on Biden’s possible Iran policy
Servants of the holy shrine of Imam Reza carry the coffin of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, in Mashhad, Iran November 29, 2020.
Fakhrizadeh: Hit squads, car bombs and remote-controlled guns - analysis
Servants of the holy shrine of Imam Reza carry the coffin of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, in Mashhad, Iran November 29, 2020.
Iran begins burial of slain prominent nuclear scientist - TV
By REUTERS
White House senior adviser Jared Kushner (L) meets Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (R) during his visit to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, September 1, 2020
Jared Kushner to lead a delegation to Saudi Arabia, Qatar
India's Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar lattends a news conference following a meeting with Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow, Russia, August 28, 2019.
India's Jaishankar: Abraham Accords open doors for UAE-Indo relations
By ZACHARY KEYSER , SARAH BEN-NUN
Servants of the holy shrine of Imam Reza carry the coffin of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, in Mashhad, Iran November 29, 2020.
UAE condemns Iranian scientist killing
Clockwise from top left: Qasem Soleimnani ,Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, Imad Mughniyeh
A generation of fighters who died by the sword
SOCIAL DISTANCE doesn’t seem to be a thing among those attending Eid al-Adha prayers in the Old City’s al-Aqsa compound on July 31
Bahraini al-Aqsa prayer-goer: This is a new form of terror
Jordan's King Abdullah meets Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas at the Royal Palace in Amman, Jordan March 12, 2018.
Jordan's King Abdullah meets Abbas, calls for two-state solution
Israel's new Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi
FM Ashkenazi asks Swiss to urge Palestinians to negotiate with Israel
INSS DIRECTOR-GENERAL and former Military Intelligence head Amos Yadlin: ‘The assessment that the Iranians are leaving Syria is a wish.’
Yadlin: Iran may wait until end of Trump era to retaliate
An Iranian Officer of Revolutionary Guards, with Israel flag drawn on his boots, is seen during graduation ceremony, held for the military cadets in a military academy, in Tehran, Iran June 30, 2018
Iran blames Israel for Fakhrizadeh's death. So now what?
Protesters waving Turkish and Palestinian flags shout anti-Israel slogans during a demonstration in Amsterdam June 4, 2010. Israel's raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla has set off a diplomatic furor, drawing criticism from friends and foes alike and straining ties with regional ally Turkey, which cal
Iran media highlights Turkey’s foreign minister: Palestine is our dream
Milk
Hamas bans West Bank dairy products from entering Gaza
A gavel in a court of law
Frankenstein's monster, Iran assassination and the politicization of law
Prominent Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh is seen in Iran, in this undated photo. Official Khamenei Website/WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Handout via REUTERS
Iran to give a 'calculated' response to nuclear scientist death -official
By REUTERS
Abdelnaser Soboh, Emergency Health Lead in the World Health Organization's Gaza sub-office, stands next to boxes containing ventilators delivered by the World Health Organization (WHO) and donated by Kuwait, in Gaza City November 29, 2020.
Gaza gets vital medical aid as hospitals struggle with rising infections
By REUTERS
A general view of the Bushehr main nuclear reactor, Iran
Iranian parliament approves plan to withdraw further from nuclear deal
Protesters gather during a demonstration against the killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, Iran's top nuclear scientist, in Tehran, Iran, November 28, 2020.
EU condemns assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist, calls for 'calm'
The Instagram application is seen on a phone screen August 3, 2017.
Instagram censors Iranian support for assassinated nuclear chief – report
A view shows the scene of the attack that killed Prominent Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, outside Tehran, Iran, November 27, 2020.
Iran vows revenge after assassination of top nuclear scientist
iran nuclear cameras 298
How assassinations, sabotage could avoid Iran war - analysis
YAHYA SINWAR, the leader of Hamas in Gaza, has proven more than once he is pragmatic and is willing to deal with Israel.
Palestinian terror groups condemn killing of Iranian scientist
 FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during photo session with other leaders and attendees at the G20 leaders summit in Osaka, Japan, June 28, 2019
Saudi Arabia prefers to normalize ties with Israel under Biden - report
 Protesters burn the US and Israeli flags during a demonstration against the the killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, Iran's top nuclear scientist, in Tehran, Iran, November 28, 2020.
Was Iran’s Fakhrizadeh an Oppenheimer or a Soleimani?
Iranian revolutionary guard corps chant slogans in support of Iran's nuclear programme during Friday prayers in Tehran
Fakhrizadeh assassination a huge embarrassment for Iran
Prominent Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh is seen in Iran, in this undated photo. Official Khamenei Website/WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Handout via REUTERS
‘Tehran has become Mossad’s street corner’
Iranian Revolutionary Guard members in Tehran carry the casket of Iran Revolutionary Guards Brigadier General Mohsen Ghajarian, who was killed in the northern province of Aleppo , Syria
Timing is everything: Assassination of Iran nuke chief Fakhrizadeh
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry walks with Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki as he arrives for a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank city of Ramallah, July 20, 2020.
Abbas to make first trip abroad since outbreak of COVID-19
Palestinian members of al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, display home-made rockets during an anti-Israel military parade, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip August 21, 2016
Liberman claims Hamas has cruise missiles and cluster munitions
Hadassah-University Medical Center's Prof. Yossi Karko (left) and Hannah Drori, chief of the hospital’s clinical research center, administer Brilife vaccine to a volunteer
Where Do MENA Countries Stand in Securing COVID-19 Vaccines?
By JOSHUA ROBBIN MARKS/THE MEDIA LINE
A missile is launched during the annual military drill, dubbed “Zolphaghar 99”, in the Gulf of Oman with the participation of Navy, Air and Ground forces, Iran on September 9, 2020
Hezbollah says Iran will be one to respond to assassination of scientist
By REUTERS
Prominent Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh is seen in Iran, in this undated photo.
Who is the Iranian scientist killed in Tehran?
By REUTERS
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman
Saudi King not informed of MBS, Netanyahu covert meeting - analysis
By REUTERS
PALESTINIAN PRIME Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh – refusing to recognize that Arab states have a right to defend their vital interests.
Diplomatic fantasies at the Council on Foreign Relations
Murat Karayilan, PKK military commander
Kurdish PKK leader tells ‘Post’ of ‘peaceful struggle’ against Turkey
By HADEEL OUEIS , JONATHAN SPYER
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu finds allies in his fight against Iran. In Abu Dhabi, Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan (right) and in Saudi Arabia, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Israel-Saudi-UAE alliance sends signal to Biden to tread lightly with Iran
U.S. President Donald Trump and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan leave the stage after family photo during the annual NATO heads of government summit at the Grove Hotel in Watford, Britain December 4, 2019
Past tensions between Biden, Erdoğan loom over Ankara-Washington relations
By MOHAMMAD AL-KASSIM/THE MEDIA LINE
Dr. Kylie Moore-Gilbert, the British-Australian academic who has been released from behind bars in Iran
Will a prisoner swap with Australia encourage more hostage-taking by Iran?
By REUTERS
A family have breakfast outside their home at a Jewish community in Sanaa, Yemen
Central Bank split piles on Yemenis’ problems
By MOHAMMED SAYERS / THE MEDIA LINE
Kylie Moore-Gilbert, who was detained in Iran in 2018 and sentenced to 10 years in prison on espionage charges, is pictured after she was released in exchange for three Iranians who had been detained abroad, in Tehran Iran, in this still image taken from a video and obtained on November 26, 2020.
Freed academic was detained in Iran due to Israeli partner - report
By REUTERS
Joe Biden salutes supporters next to the slogan ‘Battle for the soul of the nation’ during a pre-election event in Cleveland, Ohio, on November 2.
Given America's history in the Middle East, should Biden stay the course?
A missile is launched during the annual military drill, dubbed “Zolphaghar 99”, in the Gulf of Oman with the participation of Navy, Air and Ground forces, Iran on September 9, 2020.
Iranian war games, Trump's legacy and boxing in Biden - analysis
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani welcomes Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi as they wear protective masks, in Tehran, Iran, July 21, 2020.
Iraq trains US-sanctioned militia leader for army position
By REUTERS
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends the Gulf Cooperation Council's (GCC) 40th Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia December 10, 2019
No deal between Israel & Saudi Arabia yet, but expect more weapons sales
RIME MINISTER Benjamin Netanyahu greets US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wearing a Stars and Stripes mask
Rosenberg to 'Post': Netanyahu trip to Saudi Arabia sent signal to region
French special police take part in a drill inside Groupama Stadium near Lyon
Voices from the Arab press: Europe’s timid confrontation with terrorism
By THE MEDIA LINE
From Left: Aryeh Lightstone, senior adviser to US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, Adiv Baruch, Chairman of the Israel Export & International Cooperation Institute, Bahrain’s Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism Zayed bin Rashid al-Zayani, Bank Hapoalim CEO Dov Kotler and Israel Manufactur
First Israeli business delegation travels to Bahrain
The spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Istanbul, Turkey
Turkish court issues life sentences in 2016 coup trial -Anadolu
By REUTERS
Baghdad Jewish cemetery where Sass Peress' paternal grandfather is buried.
Jews from Arab countries, Iran are in need of support
By ASHLEY PERRY
Elliott Abrams, special representative for Iran and Venezuela at the State Department testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during a hearing on U.S. Policy in the Middle East, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, U.S., September 24, 2020
US Iran envoy says more sanctions coming, urges Biden to maintain leverage
By REUTERS
Solar panels seen on the rooftop of Gaza industrial zone facilities in the eastern Gaza Strip on Nov. 24, 2020.
Gaza Ministry signs off on solar energy project
By SANAA ALSWERKY/THE MEDIA LINE
IDF strikes target belonging to Syrian military in southern Syria after explosives found along Syrian border, Nov. 18, 2020
Syria blames Israel for overnight strikes
A prison guard stands along a corridor in Tehran's Evin prison June 13, 2006.
Iran swaps jailed British-Australian academic with Iranians jailed abroad
A participant stands near a logo of World Bank at the International Monetary Fund - World Bank Annual Meeting 2018
World Bank warns of $760m. Palestinian Authority funding deficit in 2020
PRIME MINISTER Benjamin Netanyahu, US President Donald Trump and United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed display their copies of signed agreements normalizing relations between Israel and the UAE, in Washington, in September.
UAE's ADGM to sign MOU with Israel's securities authority on fintech
By REUTERS
An aerial view of the Dubai Marina skyline is seen in Dubai
UAE halts new visas to citizens of 13 mostly Muslim states - document
By REUTERS
DUBAI VIEWED from the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building
Foreigners can now own companies outright in UAE
By DIMA ABUMARIA/ THE MEDIA LINE
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivers a virtual speech, on the occasion of the Prophet Mohammad's birthday, in Tehran, Iran November 3, 2020.
Iran's supreme leader nixes new negotiations with West post-Trump
By REUTERS
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