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.
President Ashraf Ghani said the council, announced late on Thursday, would "empower women", promote their rights at home and implement Afghanistan's international commitments on women's rights.
Saudi Arabia is the Gulf's largest economy and the world's biggest oil exporter, but the UAE has in recent years become increasingly assertive in its own foreign policy.
"Working together, these efforts will help save Muslim, Jewish and Christian lives throughout the region,” the two countries said.
"Two allies of the US now become open strategic partners in the region to thwart Iran and other Jihadists."
The 15-member council has been operating virtually amid the coronavirus pandemic so states have 24 hours to cast a vote.
The UAE has attempted to increase its stature as a result of this deal, portraying itself as helping to halt annexation plans by Israel.
It is unclear for how long annexation would remain suspended but it is unlikely that anything would happen before the end of the year.
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The relationship between the countries was considered an open secret, but the White House invested time and effort to make it public.
Fatah: UAE betrayed Arabs, Palestinians
The peace deal was the product of lengthy discussions between Israel, the UAE and the United States that accelerated recently, White House officials said.
Translation errors include a well-known Palestinian phrase for rock-throwers, “the Children of the Stones,” being mistranslated as “children stones,” with no indication as to what this might mean.
The denial came after many Palestinians tried over the past few days to enter Israel with their vehicles.
Erian, 77, had served as deputy leader of the Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party, and was swept up in a crackdown on the movement's leadership after it was forced from power in 2013.
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People affiliated with Hezbollah have been banned from entering Lithuania for 10 years.
Senior US official David Hale is expected in Beirut later on Thursday to stress the urgent need for financial and governance reforms, ending endemic corruption and bringing transparency.
The US military's Central Command released a grainy black-and-white video on Twitter showing a helicopter near a large ship.
Support of Israel by Biden’s choice for veep considered less important than getting rid of incumbent.
Hamas, Islamic Jihad officials may be invited to Cairo
Jerusalem kept mostly silent on the crisis building up in recent months.
The latest crisis in the Mediterranean appears entirely driven by Ankara’s desire to create a crisis where none existed before.
She says media and computer games expose children to content that promotes homosexuality.
Netanyahu is right that Trump is busy with other matters, with his reelection campaign and his coronavirus response clearly foremost on the agenda.
Turkey set itself on a collision course with Egypt, Greece and Europe over its new claims.
On the one hand, the resignation of Prime Minister Hassan Diab and other, such as the Hezbollah-backed Health minister, appears to show the government is being held to account.
UNIFIL is a ‘half-empty vessel,’ Foreign Minister Ashkenazi warns ahead of UNSC discussion of renewing its mandate.
As protests over the blast raged in Lebanon on Monday, Diab's government resigned, though it will remain as a caretaker administration until a new cabinet is formed.
Shahram Shirkhani spied for British intelligence services and tried to recruit some Iranian officials for Britain's MI6 agency, judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmali said.
He said that with regard to the letter, Macron gave him a courteous but evasive answer, "dodging the heart of the subject."
The destruction from the blast at Beirut’s port is 10 times worse than what 15 years of civil war did, owner Roderick Sursock told the AP.
TankerTrackers has found that Iran has conducted maneuvers with foreign tankers many times to transfer and export millions of barrels of oils and bypass US sanctions.
The State Department announced that Eliott Abrams, the US special envoy to Venezuela, will take up Hook's post in addition to his own.
Qatar is considered one of the most dangerous countries for gays because the Islamic regime imposes the death penalty on same-sex relations.
It is believed many of the containers were punctured last week during the massive explosion that occurred at a port warehouse.
It was not immediately clear if there were any US troops in the convoy or if anyone had been injured in the explosion
Common thread connecting Lebanon and Iraq’s worsening turmoil is the influence of Iran.
The Lebanese Armed Forces have denied the existence of tunnels.
"Today we follow the will of the people in their demand to hold accountable those responsible for the disaster that has been in hiding for seven years, and their desire for real change."
The official slogan of the Houthis contains the statement: “Death to Israel, curse the Jews, victory to Islam.”
Within a day of the massive explosion, some people began suggesting theories such as that it was caused by a nuclear weapon.
The cabinet, formed in January with the backing of the powerful Iranian-backed Hezbollah group and its allies, was due to meet on Monday, with many ministers wanting to resign.
Erdogan, who became president in 2014 and ruled Turkey since, has sought to strengthen Turkey's regional role as well as a leading state in the Islamic world.
UN bodies, particularly its Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, have been one of the instrumental bodies in organizing assistance for Lebanon.
Macron said Israel signaled its willing to help. US President Donald Trump tweeted: "Everyone wants to help!".
Dozens of people were injured in Saturday's protests, the biggest since October when thousands of people took to the streets in protests against corruption, bad governance and mismanagement.
Hezbollah, the Iran-backed Shi'ite terrorist group, has held a firm grip over Lebanon's governing coalition for years, even selecting Hassan Diab as prime minister in January.
It’s a complex area and many countries have an interest in keeping it quiet – or making it boil with tensions.
Iran supports Hezbollah, and any protests in Lebanon are sure to challenge the religious terrorist group’s stranglehold on the country. For Turkey the game plan is more complex.
One Gazan donated blood to "repay" Lebanon for its strong ties with the Palestinian people and for protecting "the Palestinian resistance over the past years."
The Times said it was a rusty ship, "The Rhosus," that made an unscheduled stop at Beirut Port.
The map “divulges the little-known fact that in 2010, Hezbollah stored ammonium nitrate intended for making explosives in a house purchased by a French Lebanese professor."
Thousands protest in Beirut, target parliament and foreign ministry as police wound more than 100 with tear gas amid clashes after massive explosion.
“We are revising the names of all our institutions, not only schools,” Adnan Abu Hasna, a spokesman for UNRWA in the Gaza Strip, told the 'Post.'
More than 110 people were wounded during demonstrations in central Beirut on Saturday against this week's huge explosion and 32 people were taken to the hospital.
Brian Hook is leaving the position of Iran envoy after two years without having accomplished the US goal. Elliot Abrams is taking over.
An analysis of the flights that landed at Beirut International Airport since August 4 reveals the level of support that has arrived.
Health workers will sanitize Gaza's 751 schools twice a day, officials said.
Iran has one message: Israel is bad, Iran’s government stands by Lebanon, Hezbollah denies involvement.
The death toll from Tuesday's port explosion stands at 154.
The blast obliterated some buildings and heavily damaged thousands more, rendering about 300,000 people homeless.
Trump said on Twitter that he spoke separately with Lebanese President Michel Aoun and French President Emmanuel Macron, who also will join the call.
“There’s no difference between John Bolton, Brian Hook or Elliott Abrams,” Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said in a tweet under the hashtag #BankruptUSIranPolicy.
He also said that "any claims that Hezbollah runs Beirut Port are lies."
The blast this week killed more than 100 and has left thousands injured and homeless. It is a national disaster. Hezbollah wants to take advantage of it.
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A woman happened to give birth to a baby boy as the explosion smashed windows and cut off power just after she was taken to the delivery room.
"The cause has not been determined yet. There is a possibility of external interference through a rocket or bomb or other act," President Michel Aoun said.
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In a 107-page lawsuit against MbS and 24 others filed in federal court in the District of Columbia, Jabri said the crown prince "dispatched a hit squad" to Canada in October 2018.
"Sixteen people have been taken into custody as part of the investigation," NNA quoted Akiki as saying. He said the investigation was continuing.
For Hezbollah, the terrorist army that occupies southern and central Lebanon and maintains and arsenal of 150,000 missiles aimed at Israel, the explosion is a mixed blessing.
The network goes far beyond the usual suspects of proxies associated with Iran like Hezbollah, Shi’ites in Iraq and the Houthis in Yemen.
The explosion, which occurred on Tuesday, saw at least 145 people killed and 5,000 people injured. Among the dead were also French and US citizens.
Hundreds of officers are using simulators, virtual reality, and escape rooms to prepare for war with the Lebanese terror group
If Iran was moving medical supplies, as Iran’s leaders have said they would like to provide, then why not have photos and news media on hand to document the delivery of the Iranian aid?
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It is one of the first times since the COVID-19 outbreak that many countries are coming together to do something as an international community.
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Turkish ambitions sprawl across the Mediterranean, creating tensions with multiple countries on land, in air and at sea.
The Pentagon is reportedly happy because the economic stability brought by the deal could help the Syrian Democratic Forces remain powerful in eastern Syria.
A dossier provided by security contractor, Jason G., documented the role played since 2017 by a Qatari royal family member in a sprawling terror finance scheme.
US, French and German citizens are all reported to have died in the blast as the death toll continues to rise on Thursday.
The terrorist group also has a special terminal at the Beirut Port where it regularly unloads weapons that are shipped to Lebanon from Iran, the ‘Post’ has learned.
“It’s a shame that people will die for no reason.”
Hezbollah also sought to import ammonium nitrate via Syria through influence in Lebanon’s agriculture ministry
The Beirut explosion took place at a warehouse that held 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate that had been confiscated from a ship.
Lebanon was already in the midst of an unprecedented calamity, on the brink of collapse due to a severe economic crisis, when the explosion took place – and Hezbollah is not immune to that.
A Lebanese MP stressed that the incident was "not a coincidence."
Tens of thousands slept rough overnight, with windows blown in and glass everywhere. "So many dead, injured, missing, so much destroyed. How can the country fix this and get back on its feet?"
Recent event puts spotlight on danger of chemicals in home front.
Hezbollah, which is both a political party in Lebanon’s government and a heavily armed militia, denies any role in Hariri’s killing.
Many, dazed and awestruck, fearful and confused, wondered what had happened.
Israel offers Lebanon humanitarian relief as investigation into cause of explosion continues.
The economy is in a tailspin, COVID-19 has taken away remittances the country needs, and Beirut is effectively defaulting on bonds, the study notes.