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.

UAE crown prince invites Bennett to visit

The invitation came via UAE Ambassador to Israel Mohamed Al Khaja, who met with Prime Minister Naftali Bennett. 

Samir Geagea, leader of the Christian Lebanese Forces

Hezbollah backers claims US-Zionist-Geagea conspiracy in Lebanon - analysis

Hezbollah has now warned Christian Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea that he faces 100,000 Hezbollah fighters.

Why aren’t attacks on mosques in Afghanistan a crime against humanity?

Such attacks are generally ignored by the international community - where are the international court tribunals?

Lebanese parliament confirms March polls amid efforts to secure IMF rescue

Once a new parliament is elected, the Mikati cabinet will only act in a caretaker role until a new prime minister is given a vote of confidence and tasked with forming a new government.


A delicate Middle Eastern dance between Realpolitik, human rights - analysis

The Biden Administration is more outspoken than its predecessor on human rights, but tradeoffs with the promotion of national interests are inevitable.

A Turkish flag, with the New and the Suleymaniye mosques in the background

Will Turkey destabilize northern Syria again? - analysis

Turkey has said it wants to buy US F-16s, hoping that dangling cash in front the US will distract from warmongering in Ankara. 

Nasrallah: Clashes mark 'new stage' for Hezbollah in Lebanon

Nasrallah attacked the Lebanese Forces, saying that the movement was trying to make people in the southern suburbs of Beirut feel scared of Hezbollah as an "imaginary enemy."


Israel, UAE jumping forward with Fintech cooperation

At a joint Israeli-Emirati conference in Abu Dhabi, officials from both countries delved deep into the details of how cooperation has already moved forward.

Behind the recent Egyptian-Israeli rapprochement - analysis

Egyptian President el-Sisi: "The current reality confirms President Sadat’s vision."


Why the Gulf matters to the Kurdish region of Iraq - analysis

In the wake of the end of the Gulf crises in 2020, there is a lot of room for the Kurdish region to grow its contacts in Doha and Abu Dhabi.

After Iraqi elections, Iraq's Kurdistan region is in the spotlight - analysis

Kurdish parties won considerable gains with a large number of seats in Iraq's parliament, but low turnout has meant that it appears many are cynical or apathetic about what might come next.

Iran's then-president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gestures as he leaves a news conference in Istanbul, Turke

Former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad forced to leave UAE - report

Former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad intended to appear at the Expo 2020 event in the UAE.

PLO opposition factions accuse Abbas of cutting funding

The Palestinian Authority president's decision was apparently designed to silence critics ahead of a possible resumption of peace talks between Israel and the PA, Palestinian analysts said.

Details of Beirut clashes remain unclear as Lebanon marks protests anniversary

Finger pointing over the shooting in Beirut last week continued as Lebanon marked two years since anti-government protests began.


Ex-Mossad chief Yossi Cohen: Potential for Israel-UAE progress is ‘endless’

Speaking in Abu Dhabi at the “Beyond Business” conference attended by hundreds of business leaders from the two countries, the former spy chief said that relations "are just warming up."

Israel kills former security prisoner, Syrian intelligence officer sniper attack - report

Madhat al-Salah was shot few hundreds meters from the border in Eltinah; may have been involved with an attack against Israel.

Lebanon Maronite patriarch says no party should resort to violence

Thursday's spasm of violence, in which seven Shi'ite Muslims were killed, came amid rising tensions over the investigation of last's year's port blast.


EU has no Plan B as US gathers allies to talk tough on Iran

Iran walked away in June from indirect talks with the United States in Vienna on both sides returning to compliance with the deal.


Israelis attack Palestinian harvesters in West Bank

Attackers threw stones at a Palestinian family, pepper sprayed them and caused damage to their car.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Iran court upholds jail term for UK-Iranian aid worker

In April, an Iranian court sentenced an aid worker to a new term in jail on charges of propaganda against Iran's ruling system, just a month after she finished a prior five-year sentence.


Beirut bloodshed: Lebanese Forces deny plotting claims by Hezbollah

Hezbollah stepped up accusations against the LF on Friday, saying it killed the seven Shi'ites to try to drag the country into a civil war.


Hezbollah: We won't be dragged to civil war

The violence added to concerns for the stability of a country that is awash with weapons and grappling with one of the world's sharpest ever economic meltdowns.

European External Action Service (EEAS) Deputy Secretary General Enrique Mora, Iranian Deputy at Min

EU: Iran not ready to resume nuclear deal talks in Vienna

EU diplomats have said they are concerned Tehran's new negotiating team may make new demands beyond the scope of what had already been agreed.


Saudi Arabia says it hopes situation stabilizes in Lebanon

Tension over an investigation into a massive blast last year in Beirut developed into the worst street violence in more than a decade.


Are Saudi Arabia and Iran on the road to reconciliation?

Negotiations have been held, and a normalization announcement is expected soon.

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