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.

 An Iranian protester holds the picture of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as she attends an anti US demonstration, marking the 40th anniversary of the US embassy takeover, near the old US embassy in Tehran, Iran, November 4, 2019.

After Khamenei's anti-Israel tirade, athletes want IOC to suspend Iran

 Palestinian Fatah supporters hold flags during a rally marking the 49th anniversary of the Fatah movement, in the West Bank city of Hebron January 2, 2014.

Fatah leader challenges Palestinian Authority over control of Hebron

 IRAN’S FOREIGN MINISTER Mohammad Javad Zarif and China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi bump elbows during the signing ceremony of a 25-year cooperation agreement, in Tehran, in March.

Is there an alliance between Iran and China?

Meretz MKs Michal Rozin and Mossi Raz on a tour of West Bank outposts on Thursday with Peace Now

Meretz: Each West Bank settler outpost built under Bennett must be razed

An Egyptian army soldier looks on from his postion at a checkpoint in Al Arish city, the troubled northern part of the Sinai peninsula

Is the surrender of a senior ISIS Sinai official a game changer?

A portrait of Iranian wrestler Navid Afkari during a demonstration on the Dam Square in Amsterdam, Sept. 13, 2020.

Iranian witness to torture of wrestler Navid Afkari killed

A Hezbollah flag and a poster depicting Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah are pictured along a street, near Sidon, Lebanon July 7, 2020

Hezbollah threatens Beirut Port blast investigator - report

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz gives virtual speech during the first session of Shura council, from his palace in NEOM, Saudi Arabia, November 11, 2020.

Saudi king tells UN kingdom supports efforts to prevent nuclear Iran

 Iraqi forces attacked many locations including Tehran on Monday September 22, 1980. Around 14:15 explosions were heard from Mehrabad airport in Tehran. The picture was taken a few minutes after the explosions from north-west of the airport from a distance of about 7 kilometers (4.3 miles).

On This Day: Iran-Iraq War begins, 41 years ago

Former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visits the Natanz uranium enrichment facility in April 2008, shortly before its centrifuges were destroyed by the Stuxnet virus. Why is responsibility now being taken for attacks and involvement being admitted with bluster and bravado?

Do lost cameras mean disappearing uranium in Iran? - analysis

 SYRIAN PRESIDENT Bashar Assad (right) meets with Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian in Damascus, August 29.

Iranian minister meets Saudi, other Arab officials in New York - Mehr

 JEWISH AGENCY representatives meet Yemenite immigrants arriving at Lod Airport in 1949. (Wikimedia Commons)

How the Jews who fled Arab countries in 1948 built new lives in Israel

 Syrian soldiers stand at the Nasib border crossing with Jordan in Deraa, Syria July 7, 2018.

Syrian defense chief’s visit to Jordan gets a low profile

 GERMAN CHANCELLOR Angela Merkel speaks during the annual report handover of the National Regulatory Control Council in Berlin, September 16.

Voices from the Arab press: Double standards par excellence

Iran's President-elect Ebrahim Raisi attends a news conference in Tehran, Iran June 21, 2021.

US following Tehran’s script on negotiations for now - analysis

Palestinian Authority President Mahmud Abbas

Palestinian factions oppose PA plan to hold municipal elections

European External Action Service (EEAS) Deputy Secretary General Enrique Mora and Iranian Deputy at Ministry of Foreign Affairs Abbas Araghchi wait for the start of a meeting of the JCPOA Joint Commission in Vienna, Austria April 6, 2021

Nuclear talks between Iran and world powers to resume within a few weeks

Leading businessman Najib Mikati gestures at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon July 26, 2021.

Lebanon government wins confidence vote as parliament hit by power cut

An oil tanker loads gas in Assaluyeh seaport at the Persian Gulf, 1,400 km (870 miles) south of Tehran, Iran May 27, 2006.

Third Iranian tanker carrying fuel to Lebanon underway - report

This photograph taken with a drone shows Palestinian houses and buildings at the Beach refugee camp in Gaza City on April 7, 2021.

Palestinian artist paints ballet and Gaza's struggles

 Israeli soldiers stand guard in the West Bank city of Jenin, on September 06, 2021. Six Palestinian prisoners escaped from a prison in Israel on Monday, prompting a massive manhunt, Israeli authorities said. The extremely rare break-out took place overnight in the Gilboa Penitentiary, a high-securi

Palestinians admit capture of Gilboa prisoners shows Israeli intel prowess

Members of Iranian forces carry the coffin of nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh during a funeral ceremony in Tehran on November 30.

Iran denies NYT Mossad assassination report

 Iranian Defense Minister Amir Hatami, speaks during a funeral ceremony of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, in Tehran, Iran November 30, 2020.

Mossad assassinated Iran’s chief nuke scientist with remote AI gun - report

An offshore natural gas rig in the Mediterranean Sea

Lebanon outraged as Israel moves forward with gas drilling plans

AN EL AL plane carrying Israeli and US delegations to Abu Dhabi departs from Ben-Gurion Airport on August 31.

Moroccan FM: Israel must be stakeholder not outsider in the Middle East


Sisi calls for Israeli-Palestinian talks after meeting Bahraini King

The Iranian flag waves in front of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters, before the beginning of a board of governors meeting, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Vienna, Austria, March 1, 2021.

US, Iran, Israel nuke standoff, everyone blinks - now what? - analysis

Iran flag at Britain embassy 311 R

Iran regime arrest Iranian rapper who criticized the government

 A man chants slogans as he and supporters of the Houthi movement attend a rally to celebrate following claims of military advances by the group near the borders with Saudi Arabia, in Sanaa, Yemen October 4, 2019.

Yemen's Houthis execute nine men for involvement in Samad death

A member loyal to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) waves an ISIL flag in Raqqa June 29, 2014. The offshoot of al Qaeda which has captured swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria has declared itself an Islamic "Caliphate" and called on factions worldwide to pledge their allegiance, a st

Shamima Begum regrets joining ISIS, offers to help UK fight terror - report

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