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.

HRW concludes some officials saw risk of Beirut blast, failed to act

The 700-page report by the international rights watchdog on the August 4th Beirut explosion concluded that multiple Lebanese authorities were criminally negligent under Lebanese law.


Gantz: Israel will respond to Iran attack when and how it wants

UK’s Johnson says Iran must “face up to the consequences of outrageous attack” on Israel-linked ship near Oman.

Top US Iran envoy having doubts about nuke deal

With incoming president Ebrahim Raisi taking power later this week, US diplomats are worried about the future of Iran Deal negotiations.

Hezbollah member assassinated at wedding, funeral attacked

The murder was linked to violent clashes between Sunni and Shi'ite residents last year in which a teenage Sunni Arab was killed.


Israel, UK, US say Iran behind tanker bombing, plan response

PM says Israeli intel has proof Iran bombed vessel near Iran after Tehran denies involvement.

Raisi enters office with bang as Israel tries rallying world against Iran

New president is a JCPOA opponent who may deal a death blow to the deal while advancing nuclear program.

Proving Iran was behind past drone attacks has been difficult - analysis

Israel and its allies need to find the drone's smoking gun in order to prove beyond doubt that Iran was behind the attack. This may prove difficult.

The Saar-6 corvette, a warship dubbed "Shield", cruises near the production platform of Leviathan na

Iran has advantage in its shadow war with Israel at sea - analysis

If Israel wants to avoid an increase in attacks on its ships, it will need a new doctrine for the navy to extend its protection.

Naval vessels participating in the Noble Dina military drill between Israel, France, Cyprus and Gree

Israel pushes for UNSC condemnation of Iranian maritime terrorism

In response to the attack on the Israeli-managed ship "Mercer Street," Israel has reportedly pushed for UN discussions of Iran's maritime violence.

Iran TV report says attack on 'Israeli ship' was revenge for Syria raid

An Iranian TV network reported on Friday that the attack on the Israeli-owned ship off the coast of Oman was a response to an Israeli attack in Syria, indicating Iranian involvement.

An oil tanker is seen after it was attacked at the Gulf of Oman

Iran blamed as two killed in strike on Israeli-managed ship

Romanian, Brit dead * Lapid to UK FM: There’s ‘need to respond severely to attack’

An oil tanker is seen after it was attacked at the Gulf of Oman

Iran trying to draw retaliation red line at sea against Israel - analysis

One of the drones was directly aimed at the tanker's bridge, to kill people, defense and security analyst Farzin Nadimi has stated.

What does Iran's use of drones against ships mean for the future?

If Iran has reached a new level of precision drone strikes and is using them against shipping in deadly attacks, this is a major milestone.

Hate crimes against Kurds rise in Turkey

Turkey’s shift to the far-right in recent years has resulted in massive incitement against Kurds and minorities.

Sophisticated Iranian drones at fault for Israeli-linked tanker attack

The attack against the Israeli-owned tanker on Friday was carried out by precision-guided drone missiles, and are a step-up in Iran's use of drone warfare.

An oil tanker loads gas in Assaluyeh seaport at the Persian Gulf

Deadly attack on Israel-linked tanker is major escalation - analysis

The recent attack on the oil tanker off the coast of Oman included the use of sophisticated drones and led to the death of two crewmen, which is a significant escalation in the covert naval conflict.

EU adopts legal framework for Lebanon sanctions - statement

The European Union said on Friday it had adopted a legal framework for a sanctions regime targeting Lebanese individuals and entities.


UN compound attacked in western Afghanistan, at least one guard killed

UNAMA said the attack was against the entrances of the compound that were clearly marked as a UN facility.


Unrest grows in Iran, but is the regime in danger?

On Monday, the unrest reached the Iranian capital. Videos and reports from the Tehran protests show demonstrators chanting against the regime.

The Beirut Port after Tuesday’s explosion that killed at least 157 and wounded more than 5,000

FBI probe: chemicals in Beirut blast fraction of original shipment

The amount of ammonium nitrate that blew up at Beirut port last year was one fifth of the shipment unloaded there in 2013.


Taliban fighters enter provincial capital, clash with Afghan forces

Afghan security forces and Taliban fighters have been locked in heavy clashes for the last two days after the insurgents entered the capital of the southern province of Helmand.


Reports of clashes in Southern Syria near Israel’s Golan

If the situation deteriorates, it could have major ramifications for Israel and Jordan as well as the Syrian regime and pro-Iran elements

New Iranian president Raisi takes office next week as nuke talks freeze

His ascension to power and replacing Hassan Rouhani has brought negotiations between Iran, the US and the world powers to a standstill now for over two months with no clear end in sight.

 Saudi Health Minister Tawfiq Al-Rabiah announces the Kingdom's Hajj plan, in Riydh, June 12

Voices from the Arab press: What are the Syrian deposits in Lebanon?

Is it true that Syrian citizens hold such large deposits in Lebanon? A look at the data might reveal a different picture than the one painted by the Syrian regime.

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