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.

Naser Rabah and his wares. ‘Farmers are not getting any support.’ September 2020
Alternative ‘Souk’ in Ramallah Seeks to Aid Local Growers
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 could have material for nuke by end of year
Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, Chairman of the Sovereignty Council of Sudan.
Sudan talks with UAE, US could lead to normalization with Israel - report
Kingdom of Bahrain flag
Bahrain targeted by Iranian-backed 'terror attack'
Sukhoi Su-35 jet fighters of the Russian Knights aerobatic team perform during International military-technical forum "Army-2020" at Kubinka airbase in Moscow Region August 25, 2020
Russian jets hit rebel-held bastion in heaviest strikes since ceasefire
By REUTERS
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo welcomes Qatar’s Deputy Prime Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani to launch the third annual U.S.-Qatar Strategic Dialogue at the State Department in Washington, U.S., September 14, 2020
Palestinians: Qatar first Arab country to endorse Trump peace plan
Russian President Vladimir Putin talks with Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas in the West Bank town of Bethlehem January 23, 2020
Russian media: Is Russia opposed to the Israel-Bahrain-UAE deal
 Iran’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei and Donald Trump
Iran to exploit US sanctions gamble, try to weaken Washington in MidEeast
Emirates Airlines aircrafts are seen at Dubai International Airport, United Arab Emirates May 10, 2016
Emirates Airline to serve, create kosher meals in house
Iranian Greco-Roman wrestler Navid Afkari.
Iran’s regime 'so hated, another revolt' may come after wrestler execution
A Pakistani soldier standing near the debris of a house which was destroyed during a military operation against Taliban militants.
Airstrikes on Taliban base kill at least 12 civilians, 40 fighters
By REUTERS
Turkey-backed Syrian rebel fighters walk together near the border town of Tel Abyad, Syria, October 12, 2019
Rape, ethnic cleansing and looting: UN reveals Turkey's crimes in Syria
Israeli natural gas field in the Mediterranean
Trump tries to renew Israeli-Lebanese talks on Mediterranean gas fields
U.S. President Donald Trump departs after delivering his State of the Union address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. February 4, 2020
Iran’s IRGC commander vows revenge in message to Trump
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Iran increasing arrogance as it thinks it defeated US sanctions
U.S. soldiers are seen during a handover ceremony of Taji military base from US-led coalition troops to Iraqi security forces, in the base north of Baghdad, Iraq August 23, 2020.
US sends armored vehicles to Syria as carrier enters Persian Gulf
 Palestinians, wearing masks as a preventive measure against the coronavirus disease, work in a bakery in Gaza City
Gaza to run out of coronavirus equipment in weeks - PA Health Ministry
By LEON SVERDLOV
The UN Security Council
Britain, France, Germany say UN sanctions relief for Iran to continue
By REUTERS
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Diamonds transported directly from Israel to the UAE for the first time
U.S. President Donald Trump addresses reporters during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., September 10, 2020
Is Trump looking for a pre-election fight with Iran? - analysis
French President Emmanuel Macron visits the devastated site of the explosion at the port of Beirut on August 6
France's Macron calls Lebanese leaders over cabinet plans
By REUTERS
Displaced Kurds stuck at a border after a Turkish offensive in northeastern Syria, wait to try cross to the Iraqi side, at the Semalka crossing, next Derik city, Syria, October 21, 2019
Dutch prepare case against Syria for 'gross human rights violations'
By REUTERS
Senegal's President Macky Sall welcomes his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan at the presidential palace in Dakar, Senegal January 28, 2020
Turkey and Iran are engaging in new operations in Africa - reports
L to R: Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Abdullatif Al Zayani, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, US President Donald Trump and United Arab Emirates (UAE) Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed participate in the signing ceremony of the Abraham Accords. September 15, 2020
Gulf media: Israel-Gulf relations are an 'alliance of stability'
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 to jail organizers of social events due to coronavirus fears
By REUTERS
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to reporters following a meeting with members of the U.N. Security Council about Iran's alleged non-compliance with a nuclear deal and calling for the restoration of sanctions against Iran as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft listens at U.N.
US set for showdown with UN over snapback sanctions on Iran
A Hezbollah flag flutters in the southern Lebanese village of Khiam, near the border with Israel, Lebanon July 28, 2020
Hezbollah moves large ammonium nitrate stockpiles through EU - report
By LEON SVERDLOV
German Chancellor Angela Merkel looks on during the first faceto-face EU summit since the coronavirus disease outbreak in Brussels on July 20
Merkel’s gov’t supports 'warmongers' in Middle East - EU's largest paper
US President Donald Trump meets with Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani at the White House in July 2019.
US hopes to name Qatar as major non-NATO ally, official says
By REUTERS
Palestinians burn pictures depicting Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. President Donald Trump during a protest against the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain's deal with Israel to normalise relations, in Gaza City September 15, 2020
Mosques instruct Palestinians to reject peace deals as world celebrates
A HEZBOLLAH supporter beams at a poster of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah during a rally on the anniversary of the Israeli withdrawal, on May 25, 2009
US blacklists Lebanon-based companies, individual linked to Hezbollah
By REUTERS
A man rides a motorbike past a picture of Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, near Sidon.
Lebanon's Hezbollah accuses US of obstructing government formation
By REUTERS
L to R: Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, U.S. President Donald Trump, Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Abdullatif Al Zayani and United Arab Emirates (UAE) Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed wave and gesture from the White House balcony after a signing ceremony for the Abraham Accords. Septembe
This week marks the sixth ‘New Middle East’ era
Cars stand in line at a gasoline station as they wait to fuel up in Aleppo, Syria, April 11, 2019
Syria says US sanctions behind acute fuel crisis
By REUTERS
A man types into a keyboard during the Def Con hacker convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
US prosecutors indict 2 Iranians over alleged hacking spree
By REUTERS
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan shake hands during a news conference following their talks in Moscow, Russia March 5, 2020.
Turkey, Russia nearing deal on Libya ceasefire, political process
By REUTERS
U.S. President Donald Trump addresses reporters during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., September 10, 2020
Trump plans executive order to punish arms trade with Iran - sources
By REUTERS
L to R: United Arab Emirates (UAE) Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed, Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Abdullatif Al Zayani, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Donald Trump stand together after signing of the Abraham Accords. September 15, 2020.
The Abraham Accord: No details, no devil - analysis
The Al-Jazeera Media Network logo is seen on its headquarters building in Doha, Qatar.
US commands Al Jazeera affiliate AJ+ to register as foreign agent
VIEW OF a damaged building after a fire broke out at Iran’s Natanz Nuclear Facility, in Isfahan on July 2.
Goal of Natanz explosion was to send ‘clear’ message to Iran - EXCLUSIVE
DoverTower owner Shlomi Fogel (L) signing a cooperation deal with DP World CEO Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem.
New shipping line between Eilat and Dubai to open in October
Damaged Beirut Port area, August 17
Beirut blast adds to women's money and health worries in Lebanon
By REUTERS
One of the 800-year-old treading floors of what's believed to be the largest Crusader winery found in Mi'ilya, northern Israel.
2,600-year-old Phoenician winery discovered on Lebanese coast
Lebanon's President Michel Aoun welcomes French President Emmanuel Macron upon his arrival at the airport in Beirut, Lebanon August 6, 2020
France’s Macron gambles on Lebanon cabinet formation
Attendees wave flags as Iranian Americans from across California converge in Los Angeles to participate in the California Convention for a Free Iran and to express support for nationwide protests in Iran from Los Angeles, California, U.S., January 11, 2020.
Iran’s axis worried about Israel-Saudi ties
Abdullatif Al Zayani, Benjamin Netanyahu, Donald Trump, and Abdullah bin Zayed sign the Abraham Accords
Foreign affairs ministers from UAE, Bahrain welcome deal with Israel
By SHEIKH ABDULLAH BIN ZAYED BIN SULTAN AL NAHYAN , ABDULLATIF BIN RASHID AL ZAYANI
US President Donald Trump speaks next to PM Benjamin Netanyahu before signing Abraham Accords
US President Donald Trump: We're here to change the course of history
By DONALD TRUMP
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stands with US President Donald Trump after signing the Abraham Accords. September 15, 2020.
Netanyahu heads back to Israel without reaching out to Biden
L to R: United Arab Emirates (UAE) Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed, Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Abdullatif Al Zayani, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Donald Trump stand together after signing of the Abraham Accords. September 15, 2020.
Two states, settlements not part of Israel deals with UAE, Bahrain
Iranian Greco-Roman wrestler Navid Afkari.
German athletes association urges Iran be banned from Olympics
L to R: Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Abdullatif Al Zayani, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, US President Donald Trump and United Arab Emirates (UAE) Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed participate in the signing of the Abraham Accords. September 15, 2020
Abraham Accords: Full text
By THE STATE OF ISRAEL , THE KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stands with U.S. President Donald Trump after signing the Abraham Accords
Netanyahu's speech at the historic peace treaty signing
Palestinians burn pictures depicting Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. President Donald Trump during a protest against the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain's deal with Israel to normalise relations, in Gaza City September 15, 2020
Did UAE, Bahrain betray Palestinians by ignoring two-states in accords?
Police and medical personnel at the scene where a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip hit a road in the southern Israeli city of Ashdod (top); Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, U.S. President Donald Trump, Bahrain?s Foreign Minister Abdullatif Al Zayani and United Arab Emirates (UAE) Foreign Minister
A real live split screen between Gaza rockets and UAE, Bahrain peace
L to R: Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, U.S. President Donald Trump, Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Abdullatif Al Zayani and United Arab Emirates (UAE) Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed wave and gesture from the White House balcony after a signing ceremony for the Abraham Accords. Septembe
Israel-UAE-Bahrain normalization deal has created a new Middle East
Members of the Iranian Army take part in the annual military drill, dubbed “Zolphaghar 99”, in the Gulf of Oman, Iran on September 7, 2020
Iran in shadow of peace deal: Missile fire on Israel from Gaza - analysis
Palestinian militants of Fatah's al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades take part in a military show as they protest against the deal between Israel and the UAE. August 22, 2020.
Decrying normalization, Palestinians warn of Third Intifada
L to R: Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Abdullatif Al Zayani, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, US President Donald Trump and United Arab Emirates (UAE) Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed participate in the signing ceremony of the Abraham Accords. September 15, 2020
The peace treaties between the UAE, Bahrain and Israel are signed
Israeli National Security Advisor Meir Ben-Shabbat, U.S. President's senior adviser Jared Kushner and Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of United Arab Emirates Anwar Gargash hold a meeting in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates August 31, 2020
UAE minister: Our treaty with Israel references a Palestinian state
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with United Arab Emirates (UAE) Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed prior to signing the Abraham Accords, normalizing relations with Israel in a strategic realignment of Middle Eastern countries against Iran, in the Oval Office at the White House i
Trump happy to sell advanced arms to Gulf states, F-35 not in UAE deal
French President Emmanuel Macron at the scene of the explosion at Beirut Port, August 2020
Pompeo says Hezbollah weapons risk torpedoing French efforts in Lebanon
By REUTERS
The flags of the U.S., United Arab Emirates, Israel and Bahrain flutter along a road in Netanya
UAE begins teaching about normalization with Israel to grades 1-12
U.S. President Donald Trump addresses reporters during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., September 10, 2020
Trump: Attack by Iran against US will be met with response 1000x greater
 General view of Bahrain World Trade Center in Manama, Bahrain, February 21, 2019. Picture taken February 21, 2019.
Israel deal protects Bahrain's interests amid Iran threat, minister says
By REUTERS
Scientists develop a vaccine against the coronavirus disease in Saint Petersburg
UAE approves vaccine by G42 and China’s Sinopharm
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sarah take off for the signing ceremony of the peace agreement in Washington
The importance of Israel, UAE, Bahrain deals ceremony - analysis
Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh speaks before the start of the weekly cabinet meeting in Ramallah, West Bank May 11, 2020
Palestinian Authority calls for Arab state boycott of signing ceremony
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives to speak to reporters following a meeting with members of the UN Security Council about Iran's alleged non-compliance with a nuclear deal and calling for the restoration of sanctions against Iran at UN headquarters in New York, US, August 20, 2020
US asks World Court to dismiss Iran sanctions case
By REUTERS
A United Arab Emirates (UAE) flag waves alongside an Israeli flag
Israel-UAE agreement to be signed Tuesday at White House
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sarah take off for the signing ceremony of the peace agreement in Washington
Peace in the time of coronavirus - analysis
Democratic Union leader Nitzan Horowitz
Netanyahu promised settlement freeze for UAE, Bahrain deals - Meretz head
Members of the Iranian Army take part in the annual military drill, dubbed “Zolphaghar 99”, in the Gulf of Oman, Iran on September 7, 2020
Would Iran really risk war with US by killing an ambassador?
Iran's Intelligence Ministry display to the media what they said are fake identification cards which they confiscated as evidence after Iran's Intelligence Minister Heydar Moslehi's news conference in Tehran, January 11, 2011
Iran’s assassins: Tehran has a long history of assassinating people
The lobby of the CIA Headquarters Building in Langley, Virginia, US
CIA: Iran seeks to assassinate US Ambassador to South Africa – report
LEBANESE SOLDIERS and UN peacekeepers (blue berets and turbans) serving with UNIFIL inspect areas targeted by IDF shelling in the Shebaa area, southern Lebanon, on October 8, 2014.
90 UNIFIL peacekeepers infected with coronavirus
People stage a protest against the execution by Iran of up to 20 Kurds
German athletes urge sanctions against Iran for execution of wrestler
Photos by ImageSat International (ISI) show recent airstrikes on Syria. https://www.imagesatintl.com/.
New satellite photos show airstrikes on secret missile facility in Syria
CHAIRMAN OF the Conference of Presidents Malcolm Hoenlein with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a Jerusalem conference on US-Israeli Jewish relations earlier this year.
The ‘private diplomacy’ that laid groundwork for UAE, Bahrain agreements
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visiting Sudan, 2020.
US: Serbia to designate Hezbollah entirely as a terror organization
THE PALESTINIAN flag flies at a Palestinian Authority diplomatic post.
Palestinians launch ‘popular resistance’ to foil normalization accords
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu calls Health Minister Yuli Edelstein and other officials regarding Israel's nationwide lockdown, Washington DC, September 14, 2020
Netanyahu lands in Washington to sign deals with UAE, Bahrain
MoU signed between UAE's Mohamed Bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence and Israel's Weizmann Institute of Science, September 12, 2020.
UAE AI University, Weizmann Inst. sign MoU to collaborate on AI research
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a joint news conference with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani (not seen) after their meeting in Ankara, Turkey, December 20, 2018
Turkey’s ambitions in Libya and Eastern Med. again in spotlight - analysis
Iran displays its arsenal of missiles
Tehran reveals ‘strength’ of new long-range missiles
A Palestinian man holds a crossed out poster depicting Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa during a protest against Bahrain's move to normalize relations with Israel, in the central Gaza Strip September 12, 2020.
Bahrainis voice strong opposition over normalization deal with Israel
Israeli Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits Sultan Qaboos bin Said in Oman
Why Oman’s support for Bahrain-Israel deal is important for the Gulf
PRIME MINISTER Benjamin Netanyahu meets Sultan Qaboos bin Said in Oman.
Oman welcomes Bahrain-Israel normalization decision
By REUTERS
Demonstrators react as police officers start detaining them during a protest against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's alleged corruption and economic hardship stemming from lockdown during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis, near his residence in Jerusalem, August 30, 2020
Demonstrators denounce Netanyahu for untimely trip to US amid coronavirus
Damaged Beirut Port area, August 17
Lebanese Army discovers more explosive material at Beirut Port - report
The Hezbollah flag
Lebanon's Hezbollah condemns Bahrain move to normalize Israel ties
By REUTERS
Afghan men celebrate in anticipation of the U.S-Taliban agreement to allow a U.S. troop reduction and a permanent ceasefire, in Jalalabad, Afghanistan February 28, 2020. Picture taken February 28, 2020
Afghan negotiators to discuss reduction of violence in Taliban talks
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
After Bahrain, spotlight on Saudi role amid normalization deals
U.S. President Donald President Trump speaks after it was announced Bahrain has joined the United Arab Emirates in striking an agreement to normalize relations with Israel during a brief appearance in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S., September 11, 2020
Years in the making: Bahrain and Israel establish relations
By RABBI MARC SCHNEIER
DONALD TRUMP has said on many occasions that he will be president for life.
Book reveals Trump’s Soleimani gamble was right to downplay 'war' fear
Kingdom of Bahrain flag
Which Islamic countries are supporting the Bahrain deal and why?
Maj. Gen. Kenneth P. Ekman, Deputy Commander of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, shakes hand with Brigadier General Salah Abdullah during a handover ceremony of Taji military base from US-led coalition troops to Iraqi security forces, in the base north of Baghdad, Iraq August 23
Iran media celebrates 'increased attacks' on US in Iraq
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo walks with Bahrain Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa during his visit to Manama, Bahrain, August 26, 2020.
Foreign Ministry: We will work to open an embassy in Bahrain soon
By CELIA JEAN , REUTERS
Old rope with hangman’s noose (illustrative).
Iranian champion wrestler Navid Afkari executed
By REUTERS
A view of the West Bank
Palestinian startups push to overcome closures, politics
By FATINA HAMAD/THE MEDIA LINE
A projectile and a drone launched at Saudi Arabia by YemenÕs Houthis are displayed at a Saudi military base, Al-Kharj, Saudi Arabia June 21, 2019
Saudi-led coalition in Yemen launches attack on two targets in Sanaa
By REUTERS
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