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.

Explosion near Tehran, June 26, 2020
String of Iran explosions continues with incident at factory near Tehran
Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasralla.
Haniyeh to Nasrallah: Hamas, Hezbollah should join ranks, fight annexation
By LEON SVERDLOV
A MAN passes next to a billboard with posters of Iranian Major-General Qasem Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force, and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.
UN expert: US drone strike which killed Iran's Soleimani was 'unlawful'
By REUTERS
 Iraqi women gather at the scene where Iran's Quds Force top commander Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis were killed in a U.S. airstrike at Baghdad airport, Iraq February 13, 2020.
Murder of Iraqi commentator al-Hashimi is a blow for the region - analysis
Iraqi security forces gather in a street, during a curfew imposed to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Baghdad, Iraq
Prominent Iraqi government advisor Hisham al-Hashemi shot dead in Baghdad
By REUTERS
FILE PHOTO: Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif looks on during a meeting with Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, in Moscow, Russia December 30, 2019.
Iran leaders under pressure to react to Natanz explosion
Jibril Rajoub
Fatah leader pays respect to released Hamas prisoner
The open reactor with fuel rods are seen in a water pool inside the nuclear power plant Muehleberg during a yearly revision in Muehleberg, Switzerland August 16, 2012.
What does Iran lose from damage to advanced centrifuges in Natanz?
Israeli border policemen wearing protective gear as a precaution against the coronavirus, guard at an Israeli checkpoint in the West Bank on the outskirts of Jerusalem
PA: Deploy UN troops at border crossings with Israel to combat coronavirus
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani salutes the crowd during the commemoration of the 41st anniversary of the Islamic revolution in Tehran, Iran February 11, 2020
Iran's hardline lawmakers move to summon Rouhani - Iranian media
By REUTERS
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
Natanz nuclear site explosion looking worse for Iran amid internal crisis
An Iranian locally made cruise missile is fired during war games in the northern Indian Ocean and near the entrance to the Gulf, Iran June 17, 2020
Iran brags that new ‘missile cities’ are nightmare for enemies
View of a damage building after a fire broke out at Iran's Natanz Nuclear Facility, in Isfahan, Iran, July 2, 2020.
Israel blamed for explosion at Iran nuclear site - report
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Members of Iran's revolutionary guard look at a surface to surface missile which is launched during a war game near the city of Qom, about 120 km (75 miles) south of Tehran June 28, 2011
Rocket fired towards Baghdad International Airport
By TZVI JOFFRE , JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Richard Grenell, U.S. Ambassador to Germany, attends the "Rally for Equal Rights at the United Nations (Protesting Anti-Israeli Bias)" aside of the Human Rights Council at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, March 18, 2019
High-level US official slams Iran's Khamenei for execution of gays
plane crash at the Boryspil… REUTERS 19/01/2020 12:16 IRAN-NUCLEAR/IAEA FILE PHOTO: An Iranian flag flutters in front of the IAEA headquarters in Vienna REUTERS Link copied to clipboard. (internationalbox) FILE PHOTO: An Iranian flag flutters in front of the IAEA headquarters in Vienna 19/01/2020 12
Iran looks to break US sanctions through 25-year memorandum with Beijing
Second Lt. Jennifer Slade stands in front of an Air Defense Delta Battery
Confirmed: The US has an air defense system in Baghdad now. Will it help?
View of a damage building after a fire broke out at Iran's Natanz Nuclear Facility, in Isfahan, Iran, July 2, 2020.
Fire at Iran's Natanz nuclear facility caused significant damage
By REUTERS
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during a leadership meeting in Ramallah, in the West Bank May 19, 2020
Coronavirus: Abbas extends state of emergency
A Palestinian boy wears the headband of Hamas' armed wing as he takes part in a rally to protest against an Israeli police raid on Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque, in Gaza City September 15, 2015
Is Hamas facing a new mutiny?
Soldiers carry a coffin containing the remains of one of the eleven Ukrainian victims of the Ukraine International Airlines flight 752 plane disaster during a memorial ceremony at the Boryspil International Airport, outside Kiev, Ukraine January 19, 2020.
Iranian regime may be criminally liable for downing of Ukrainian plane
Blue and White leader Benny Gantz attends the Knesset's Remembrance Day service, April 26, 2020
Gantz: Not everything that happens in Iran is connected to us
Israel's new Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi
Ashkenazi on Iran explosions: Our actions are better left unsaid
View of a damage building after a fire broke out at Iran's Natanz Nuclear Facility, in Isfahan, Iran, July 2, 2020.
Have four explosions pushed Iran farther away from a nuke? - Analysis
A member of security forces loyal to Libya's internationally recognised government checks his weapon during a security deployment in Tarhouna city, Libya June 11, 2020.
War in Libya turns into tit-for-tat strikes between foreign-backed forces
US Army soldiers keep watch on the US embassy compound in Baghdad, Iraq January 1, 2020
Is intercepted rocket attack on US embassy a game changer? Analysis
Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
Russian Orthodox Church concerned about Hagia Sophia mosque plans
A man wears a protective face mask as he walks along the main market in downtown after the government eased the restrictions on movement aimed at containing the spread of the coronavirus in Amman, Jordan
Jordan begins enforcing quarantine with electronic bracelets
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
A picture released by Israeli Defence Forces press office shows a launch of a Patriot missile in southern Israel
Air defenses respond to rocket attack on US Embassy in Baghdad - report
A man counts Iranian rials at a currency exchange shop before the start of the US sanctions on Tehran
Iran rial slides to new low as coronavirus, sanctions weigh
By REUTERS
Russian President Vladimir Putin wearing protective gear walks at a hospital for patients infected with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on the outskirts of Moscow, Russia March 24, 2020.
Israeli, Russian senior officials discuss efforts to combat COVID-19
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Libya's internationally recognised Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj wears a protective mask as he meets with Turkish Minister of Defense Hulusi Akar in Tripoli, Libya July 3, 2020
How Turkey got Libya through ‘crisis of the month’ strategy
Iranian-backed militias stand on a tank close to the Syria-Iraq border
Iranian-backed militias in Iraq push their gains on July 4
Senior Fatah official Azzam Al-Ahmed (2nd L), head of the Hamas government Ismail Haniyeh (3rd L) and senior Hamas leader Moussa Abu Marzouq (4th L) , hold their hands after announcing a reconciliation agreement in Gaza City April 23, 2014. The Gaza-based Islamist group Hamas and President Mahmoud A
Fatah and Hamas: Real or fake unity?
FILE PHOTO: A sign marks the seat of Iran's ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) ahead of a board of governors meeting at the IAEA headquarters in Vienna, Austria March 9, 2020
Iran under pressure after fourth mysterious explosion
PA President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh [file]
Alarmed by rise in Gaza suicides, Palestinians blame Hamas, PA
Fire at Shahid Medhaj Zargan power plant in Ahvaz after an explosion was reported at the site
Fire at power plant, chlorine leak at petrochemical plant in Iran
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Iranians wear protective face masks, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), as they drive with the metro, in Tehran, Iran, May 20, 2020
Iran imposes new curbs as coronavirus toll rises
By REUTERS
Supporters of Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah carry the party's flag in Beirut
Son of Hezbollah official films rape, torture of Syrian boy
By LEON SVERDLOV
A MEMBER of ISIS waves the group’s flag in Raqqa
Simon Wiesenthal Center asks EU to focus on ISIS, not Israel
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
View of a damage building after a fire broke out at Iran's Natanz Nuclear Facility, in Isfahan, Iran, July 2, 2020.
Arabic media: Israeli cyberattack struck Natanz nuclear facility
plane crash at the Boryspil… REUTERS 19/01/2020 12:16 IRAN-NUCLEAR/IAEA FILE PHOTO: An Iranian flag flutters in front of the IAEA headquarters in Vienna REUTERS Link copied to clipboard. (internationalbox) FILE PHOTO: An Iranian flag flutters in front of the IAEA headquarters in Vienna 19/01/2020 12
Iran threatens retaliation after possible cyber attack on nuclear site
By REUTERS
Houthi troops ride on the back of a police patrol truck after participating in a Houthi gathering in Sanaa, Yemen February 19, 2020
Saudi-led coalition says destroyed four drones launched by Yemen's Houthis
By REUTERS
The Committee to Protect Journalists and other press freedom activists hold a candlelight vigil in front of the Saudi Embassy in Washington on October 2, 2019, to mark the anniversary of the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul
Khashoggi murder trial told oven was lit after killing
By REUTERS
Iran media discuss 25-year deal between Iran and China
Members of a Taliban delegation leave after peace talks with Afghan senior politicians in Moscow, May 30, 2019
Taliban: Moscow never paid us to kill US troops
By ARSHAD MEHMOOD / THE MEDIA LINE
A general view of the Bushehr main nuclear reactor, Iran
What took place at the Iranian Natanz nuclear facility?
TURKISH PRESIDENT Recep Tayyip Erdogan (center) and staff members attend a videoconference call about the conflict in Syria, with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Ankara.
Turkey, Erdogan's arc of destabilization in the Middle East
A US military vehicle is pictured behind the Turkish border walls during a joint US-Turkey patrol in northern Syria, 2019
Russia, Turkey and Iran coordinate anti-US Syria policy, slamming Israel
A crew member raises the Iranian flag on Iranian oil tanker Adrian Darya 1, previously named Grace 1, as it sits anchored after the Supreme Court of the British territory lifted its detention order, in the Strait of Gibraltar, Spain, August 18, 2019.
US-Iran heading for new tanker crisis over Venezuela
Members of the paramilitary Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF) take part in their graduation ceremony at a military camp in Kerbala
Coronavirus and sanctions hit Iran’s support of proxies in Iraq
By REUTERS
The Byzantine monument of Hagia Sofia (Ayasofya) is seen from the top of one of the minarets of the Sultanahmet mosque in Istanbul
Turkish court weighs bid to turn Hagia Sophia into a mosque
By REUTERS
A view shows railway packages for containers with uranium hexafluoride salt, raw material for nuclear reactors, similar to the one be used for the IAEA Low Enriched Uranium (LEU) Bank
Are three mysterious explosions in Iran linked? - analysis
A view of Natanz uranium enrichment facility 250 km (155 miles) south of the Iranian capital of Tehran.
Iran's Natanz nuclear facility damaged in 'incident'
VOLUNTEERS FROM Hezbollah’s Islamic health unit prepare to sanitize Beirut’s streets on March 31
Voices from the Arab Press: Iraq and the Friendship Treaty with Turkey
By THE MEDIA LINE
A YEMENI soldier eyes a poster portraying Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Yemen’s President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi outside a hospital renovated by Saudi Arabia in Aden, Yemen, last December.
Saudi-led coalition starts military operation against Yemen's Houthis
By REUTERS
A Palestinian worker sanitizes gas cylinders in a filing station amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Tubas in the West Bank July 1, 2020
PA to begin 5-day coronavirus lockdown on Friday
By DIMA ABUMARIA/ THE MEDIA LINE
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech during the re-opening of the Ottoman-era Yildiz Hamidiye mosque in Istanbul, Turkey, August 4, 2017
Turkey determined to control social media platforms, Erdogan says
By REUTERS
Presidents Hassan Rouhani of Iran, Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey and Vladimir Putin of Russia hold a joint news conference after their meeting in Ankara, Turkey April 4, 2018
Putin urges Turkey, Iran to help promote peaceful dialog in Syria
By REUTERS
A U.S. F-16 fighter jet is seen on the tarmac if a military base in Balad, Iraq, July 20, 2015
Iranian-backed militias in Iraq accuse Israel of 'military operations'
A woman walks past the mural showing U.S. flag with barbed wire and the Statue Of Liberty with skull face in Tehran, Iran June 25, 2019.
Iran ramps up its 'maximum pressure' campaign on US, Israel, Saudi Arabia
U.S. President Donald Trump holds up a proclamation declaring his intention to withdraw from the JCPOA Iran nuclear agreement after signing it in the Diplomatic Room at the White House in Washington
US will fight, but Iran arms embargo is on death row - analysis
Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Oxon Hill, Maryland, U.S. February 24, 2017.
Bolton: Russia wants US out of Middle East, plays a weak hand well
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Explosion near Tehran, June 26, 2020
At least 17 dead in explosion in medical center in Tehran
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF , REUTERS
FILE PHOTO: A combination of file photos showing French President Emmanuel Macron attending a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, May 23, 2017, and Iran President Hassan Rouhani looking on at the Campidoglio palace in Rome, Italy, January 25, 2016
Iranian court confirms French-Iranian academic's 5-year sentence
By REUTERS
General view of damages after a bomb inside a car exploded outside a police station in Chabahar, Iran December 6, 2018
Roadside bomb targets Revolutionary Guards in southeast Iran
By REUTERS
An Iranian carries the Iranian and Hezbollah flags during the commemoration of the 41st anniversary of the Islamic revolution in Tehran, Iran February 11, 2020
Kataib Hezbollah in Iraq says it will never surrender weapons
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech during the re-opening of the Ottoman-era Yildiz Hamidiye mosque in Istanbul, Turkey, August 4, 2017
Turkey accused of widespread attempt to undermine European democracy
 Mourners attend the start of the funeral in Kerbala, Iraq, of Gen. Qasem Soleimani
Iraqi officials release Iran-backed militiamen arrested last week
By REUTERS
Iranian-backed militias stand on a tank close to the Syria-Iraq border
Pro-Iran Iraqi militias burn images of their PM, Israel and US flags
 General view of Bahrain World Trade Center in Manama, Bahrain, February 21, 2019. Picture taken February 21, 2019.
Bahrain prostitutes attempt to get intel. from US sailors - US Navy
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Tanzim supporters
Tanzim commander to 'Post': No terror attacks in response to annexation
Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh speaks before the start of the weekly cabinet meeting in Ramallah, West Bank May 11, 2020
Palestinians: No comment on ‘rumors’ concerning annexation
An Afghan soldier escorts a Taliban militant, who was arrested by Afghan security forces, and then presented to the media, in Jalalabad, Afghanistan March 17, 2018
Blast kills at least 23 at cattle market in southern Afghanistan
By REUTERS
HAMAS MEMBERS in Gaza.
Hamas: We have powerful cards to force Israel to free prisoners
Qasem Soleimani, commander of IRGC Quds Force
Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump over killing of Soleimani
By REUTERS
Israeli natural gas field in the Mediterranean
Lebanon on edge as Israel considers natural gas near disputed waters
Former Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri speaks during a news conference in Beirut
Lebanese security forces investigating explosion near Hariri convoy
By REUTERS
Zeinab Soleimani
Soleimani's daughter marries Hezbollah leader Nasrallah's cousin
Uniformed men ride a motorbike as they carry a Syrian flag in Quneitra on the Syrian side of the ceasefire line between Israel and Syria, as seen from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights
Southern Syria is a center of new instability and military activity
DOROTHY SHEA, acting principal officer at the US Consulate in Jerusalem, speaks at the school’s inauguration yesterday.
US ambassador appears on Lebanese TV despite court-imposed ban
By REUTERS
A still image from video footage shows Bavar-373 mobile missile system in Iran
Iran 'mystery' explosion may have been at a secret ballistic missile site
ranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during the cabinet meeting, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Tehran, Iran, April 1, 2020.
Rouhani: US sanctions, coronavirus make for Iran's toughest year
By REUTERS
A Turkey-backed Syrian rebel fighter walks next to a wall where is depicted the jailed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Ocalan, in the border town of Tal Abyad
Growing controversy over Turkey’s invasion of northern Iraq
Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein (C) flanked by his two late sons Uday (L) and Qusay on December 13, 1996
Iran FM: We will never forget US, Europe complicity with Saddam Hussein
Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi delivers a speech during the vote on the new government at the parliament headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq, May 7, 2020
Iran meddles in US-Iraq strategic talks
By MAYA CARLIN
Tik Tok logo / illustrative
Egypt court jails belly dancer for ‘debauchery’ in social media crackdown
By THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION
Smoke rises after an air strike during fighting between members of the Syrian Democratic Forces and Islamic State militants in Raqqa, Syria
At least nine pro-Iranian fighters killed in alleged Israeli airstrike
A member of medical staff swabs the nose of a Palestinian worker for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing upon his return from Israel, outside the Israeli-controlled Tarqumiya checkpoint near Hebron in the Israeli-occupied West Bank March 26, 2020
Following coronavirus surge, Palestinians in Israel banned from West Bank
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Brigadier General Esmail Ghaani, the newly appointed commander of the country's Quds Force, is seen in Tehran, Iran, in this undated picture obtained January 3, 2020
IRGC commander threatens Israel in rare message from Syria - report
Afghan security forces arrive at the site of an attack in Kabul
Two Afghan human rights workers killed in blast in Kabul
By REUTERS
People watch as aircrafts perform during an airshow at Saudi Aviation Forum at Thumamah airport, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, January 11, 2018.
Coronavirus pandemic may change Gulf aviation-hub business model
By TARA KAVALER/THE MEDIA LINE
A woman displays a "Free Iran" sticker as thousands of Iranian opponents in exile stage a protest against the Teheran regime. Paris, France, February 8, 2019
Several factors behind record drop in Iranian Rial, analysts say
By JOSHUA ROBBIN MARKS/THE MEDIA LINE
Libya's internationally recognised Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj meets with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and Senior Turkish officials in Tripoli, Libya June 17, 2020.
Libya: About the oil, gas, not just security
By DIMA ABUMARIA/ THE MEDIA LINE
A display featuring missiles and a portrait of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is seen at Baharestan Square in Tehran, Iran September 27, 2017
Why was there a massive explosion near Tehran in Iran?
A member of Hashd al-Shaabi waves a flag of Kataib Hezbollah militia group during a protest to condemn air strikes on bases belonging to Hashd al-Shaabi (paramilitary forces), outside the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad
Iraq faces off against pro-Iranian militia in Baghdad
People pose in front of a display showing the word 'cyber' in binary code, in this picture illustration taken in Zenica
Morocco rejects Amnesty’s allegations on spying on journalist
By REUTERS
Taliban chief negotiator Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar (front) leaves after peace talks with Afghan senior politicians in Moscow, Russia May 30, 2019
Taliban prisoner issue almost resolved, peace talks expected 'soon'
By REUTERS
Members of the Iranian revolutionary guard march during a parade to commemorate the anniversary of the Iran-Iraq war (1980-88), in Tehran September 22, 2011.
24 hours of war in the Middle East leaves region shaking
Wounded children are seen in a hospital in the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta, Damascus, Syria February 23, 2018.
Syria's hunger crisis worsens, COVID outbreak could intensify -UN
By REUTERS
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