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.
The power struggle between Abbas’s Fatah faction and Hamas escalated after the Islamist movement won the January 2006 parliamentary election.
Israel will be the 21st country under CENTCOM.
Divisions and bickering in Fatah were one of the reasons why the ruling faction lost the parliamentary election to Hamas in 2006.
It is not clear whether Abbas would present his candidacy in the upcoming presidential election.
Footage from Iran shows the missiles and precision strikes.
Security Council has taken steps to stop the financing and material support of terrorist groups, but "more must be done."
The claim from Wasef Erekat comes as PA and Fatah officials have long promoted terrorist attacks to Palestinian children.
Several estimations indicate that Iran-backed Hezbollah has managed to accumulate a few hundred mid to long range accurate missiles by now.
The last presidential election was held on January 9, 2005, when Abbas was elected to succeed former PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat.
Egyptian lawmakers last year demanded the government ban TikTok in the country, saying it promoted nudity and immorality.
President-elect Joe Biden wants to rejoin the deal if Tehran - which denies seeking the bomb - returns to strict compliance.
Some fake stories eventually made it to legitimate news sites.
BEHIND THE LINES: US designation of Houthis in Yemen forms part of efforts to cement hard-line strategy toward Iran.
Biden may focus on the June Iranian elections as a deadline or may decide to wait longer and deal with whomever is elected afterward.
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The designation will come into effect on Jan. 19, the Trump administration's last full day in office.
The airline will offer four round-trip flights a week in February, and then begin daily flights starting in March.
On Wednesday, Abu Fadak al-Mohammadawi was listed as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist.
Tehran is very openly bragging about its UAV capabilities and regularly lists its arsenal.
The UAE reunited one family of 15 members in Abu Dhabi after the government helped fly some from Yemen and London. A second family, the Salem family, was reunited after 15 years apart.
Memoir of an Israeli-Russian journalist’s eyewitness account of the demise of Jewish communities and rise of terrorism in the Middle East.
Legislature clashes with executive over constitutional prerogatives, including selection of speaker
According to the reports, approximately 30 people were killed in the strikes.
As a result of the “maximum pressure,” Pompeo said “it’s very clear that Iran is more isolated than it has ever been.”
Few are paying attention to some very dramatic developments taking place in the Middle East involving Israel, the US, Iran and its proxies. But they should.
Boasts of Israel's leadership in energy and water
The IAEA official added that Iran had given design information about its research to the International Atomic Energy Agency.
The Makran is now Iran’s largest ship. Video shows four helicopters operating from it.
Lord John Mann asked “Where is the International Olympic Committee and world wrestling on this? (among others!)”
UAE-Israel Business Summit 2021
Iran has one of the biggest missile programs in the Middle East, regarding such weapons as an important deterrent and retaliatory force against US and other adversaries in the event of war.
Israel's Bar-Ilan University has signed an agreement to academically collaborate with the UAE's Gulf Medical University.
Their mission: Using social media to convince Arabs to embrace the Jewish state.
The sultan of Oman has announced constitutional changes that will provide for a more seamless succession and for the guarantee of more rights and freedoms for its citizens, including women.
Turkey fears President-elect Joe Biden and his incoming team may not take orders from Ankara and may not welcome its threats.
Pompeo went on to say that the Iran-al-Qaeda axis poses a grave threat to the security of nations and to the American homeland itself.
Member states unite on statement against Iran’s latest actions, look forward to working with Biden on return to Iran deal.
Former IDF intelligence chief Amos Yadlin and former Israel Atomic Energy Official Ephraim Asculai explain why there are so many estimates for the Iran nuke breakout timeline.
The 57-year-old suspect manufactured a false identity, claiming he was the manager of a foreign firm, and used false French and Portuguese passports.
Iran has been a target throughout the Trump administration and Pompeo has sought to further ratchet up pressure on Iran in recent weeks with more sanctions and heated rhetoric.
The prime minister’s previous plans to visit Manama and Abu Dhabi did not work out.
The RDIF said that the PA’s Health Ministry approved the vaccine for use in the territories.
"It is clear that we don’t have many months ahead of us. We have rather weeks."
Qatar FM quashes rumors of normalization with Israel.
The organization has documented over 50 instances of settler violence against Palestinians since December 21.
What are the ramifications of a last-minute decision before the secretary of state leaves office?
There were 110 survivors of the blasts that were diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries. Twenty-nine were “injured seriously enough to receive Purple Hearts.”
“I don’t believe that the spirit [of the Iran deal], with a time limit and so many escape clauses, will do anything other than bring nuclear weapons all over the Middle East."
Once Abbas sets dates for the elections, several Palestinian factions will meet in Cairo to discuss issues related to the voting.
“The Olympic Committee has as yet refused to take any serious actions against the regime in Tehran for its bloody assault against athletes.”
Supplies would also come through a World Health Organization vaccine program for poor and middle income countries.
Speaking to Trump weekly and meeting monthly gave Friedman unparalleled power as an ambassador.
"This is a historic day for Samaria and the entire State of Israel," said Samaria Regional Council head Yossi Dagan.
The Twitter removal of the tweet was a rare instance of Western social media giants actually confronting Iran’s far-right authoritarian regime.
Nasrallah stressed that Hezbollah would "fire any young man in the party if it becomes evident that he is using drugs in any way."
Pictures from the event show family members and officials posing next to the statue and even kissing it, while some participants stopped to take a selfie with the wax figurine.
A local government official told Reuters that the Afghan air force targeted a residential house where it suspected Taliban were present, adding that all 14 killed were from a single family.
Because they have never been regulated, they are not like other industries. There is no transparent explanation of why a social media giant bans one account or another.
Despite pandemic, Tech2Peace barrels ahead with program aimed at building lasting business partnerships.
“A close review of these accounts in multiple languages which include Persian, English, Spanish, and Arabic, shows that Khamenei has repeatedly violated Twitter rules.
Iran says its navy and IRGC naval units are at the peak of their abilities.
"The base is one of several bases housing the Guards' Navy's strategic missiles," the state media quoted the head of the Guards, Major General Hossein Salami, as saying.
The Director of the Ports in Bandar Lengeh, had boasted about the continued exports despite US sanctions.
Parliament passed a law to halt inspections of its nuclear sites by the IAEA and to step up uranium enrichment beyond the limit set under Tehran's 2015 nuclear deal if sanctions aren't eased.
"If the Americans were able to produce a vaccine, they would not have such a coronavirus fiasco in their own country."
For poor countries, obtaining the vaccine is the first of many obstacles to getting shots into the arms of citizens.
PALESTINIAN AFFAIRS: This is the kind of stuff that plays into the hands of the PA’s critics and political foes, particularly Hamas and Islamic Jihad.
INTELLIGENCE AFFAIRS: As Biden prepares to take office, Israel is in a better place in efforts to prevent Iran’s nuclear program.
Palestinians seem unsure whether the developments in the Gulf were good or bad for the Palestinian issue.
“This is the beginning of a beautiful friendship,” Netanyahu told the king, quoting from the movie Casablanca.
A weekly selection of the opinions and analyses from the Arab media around the world.
Sudan became the third of four countries to agree to sign on to the Trump administration-brokered accords, following the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, and before Morocco.
The three countries, known as the E3, are party to the 2015 Iran deal.
Officials: Transmission picked up by air traffic control a hoax
The coronavirus pandemic is currently the focus for the coming year and furnishes the biggest question mark regarding the region’s economic recovery.
South Korea summoned the Iranian ambassador, called for the ship to be released and said it was dispatching a delegation to Iran to discuss it.
Iran gave more details about its enrichment decision by saying it had the capacity to produce up to 9 kg of 20% enriched uranium per month.
Israel has been increasingly engaged in the Gulf in recent years.
Iran recently announced that it resumed 20% uranium enrichment at an underground nuclear facility.
In some ways the Trump administration helped fuel the break in the Gulf, or at least made Riyadh feel that it might get concessions from Qatar
The seizure of the MT Hankuk Chemi and its 20-member crew near the strategic Strait of Hormuz has been seen as an attempt by Tehran to assert its demands.
The GCC was set up in 1981 as the political and economic confederation of six states, all headed by monarchies, that make up the Arabian Peninsula, minus Iraq and Yemen.
Kuwait has long been neutral in the confrontation in the Gulf. Riyadh led a group of states, including the UAE and Egypt to break relations with Qatar.
A high-ranking Trump administration official said that a breakthrough deal had been reached.
"A few minutes ago, the process of producing 20% enriched uranium has started in Fordow enrichment complex," Iran said Monday.
Emirati intelligence reportedly arrested Iranians who were suspected of plotting to carry out terrorist attacks against Israelis, though the UAE has said this was "wholly false."
Iran, Biden official duke it out over ballistic missiles
Remarks add to the current assessments in the IDF, in which there is a possibility of an Iranian attack through its proxies
Ninety-six hours after being told to come home the 'Nimitz' got another order to “halt its routine redeployment” and remain on station.
The IRGC also behaves more like a pirate navy than an actual navy, harassing ships, threatening others and sometimes outright stealing and hijacking vessels.
Afghan government officials have in recent weeks accused the Taliban of a string of high-profile murders, including of bureaucrats and journalists, and bomb attacks.
The first shipment of the Sinopharm vaccine arrived in Egypt in December.
Crises at Palestinian Authority institutions behind central banker’s surprise move, expert says
The explosion occurred while Hezbollah Nasrallah was speaking to mark the anniversary of the assassination of former IRGC Quds Force commander Qassam Soleimani.
The attack took place early on Sunday morning in the Mach area of Bolan district around 100 kms southeast of Baluchistan's capital Quetta