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# Middle East

The Middle East is a transcontinental region in Afro-Eurasia which generally includes Western Asia, all of Egypt, and Turkey. Checkout this section for curated News, Articles & Videos related to Middle East, reported worldwide by trusted media sources.

The Middle East is a transcontinental region in Afro-Eurasia which generally includes Western Asia, all of Egypt, and Turkey. Checkout this section for curated News, Articles & Videos related to Middle East, reported worldwide by trusted media sources.

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With Strikes in Syria, Biden Confronts Iran’s Militant Network

Using a carefully calibrated approach, the president hopes to restrain Iran’s regional militia allies without undercutting efforts to reach a new nuclear de...


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How the Pandemic Nearly Tore Israel Apart

Lockdowns brought tensions between secular and ultra-Orthodox communities to the boiling point. The political consequences could be felt for years to co...


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Memoir by Amos Oz’s Daughter Divides Family and Shocks Israel

“He told me I was filth,” Galia Oz writes in her book, “Something Disguised as Love,” among other accusations of physical and emotional abuse. Her mother and siblings have defended their late fath...


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German Court Convicts Former Syrian Official of Crimes Against...

Eyad al-Gharib, a former security officer, was sentenced to four and a half years in prison in a case that rights groups have hailed as a landma...


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Israel’s Beaches Are Littered With Tar After Mysterious Oil Spill

The environmental damage is being called one of Israel’s worst ecological disasters in decades. “I feel like I want to cry,” said an official. “It’s everywher...


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Israel Gives Vaccine to Far-Off Allies, as Palestinians Wait

The donations will go to nations like the Czech Republic and Honduras that accept Israeli control of Jerusalem. Critics say Israel has an obligation to inoculate Palestinians under its occupati...


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Having Won Syria’s War, al-Assad Is Mired in Economic Woes

After a decade of war, the biggest threat now to President Bashar al-Assad is an economic crisis. But at a recent meeting, he had no concrete solutions to his country’s extreme distre...


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Ahmed Zaki Yamani, Former Saudi Oil Minister, Dies at 90

As Saudi Arabia’s powerful oil minister, he was architect of the Arab world’s drive to control its own energy resources in the 197...


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Erik Prince, Trump Ally, Denies Role in Libya Mercenary Operation

In an interview, the contractor pushed back against a United Nations report accusing him of breaching a decade-old arms embargo on Lib...


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Shlomo Hillel, Who Helped 120,000 Jews Flee Iraq, Dies at 97

Working undercover, he used bribes, fake visas and a network of smugglers to bring refugees to Israel in the late 1940s and early ’5...


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In Israeli Election, a Chance for Arabs to Gain Influence — or...

Jewish politicians, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, are courting Arab Israeli voters, and some Arab politicians are prepared to work with th...


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Israel Secretly Agrees to Fund Vaccines for Syria as Part of P...

To secure the release of an Israeli civilian held in Syria, Israel agreed to finance a supply of Russian-made Covid-19 vaccines for Damascus, an official sa...


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Tomb of Joshua, Revered Prophet, Beckons Believers in Baghdad

No one knows for certain if Joshua, the Old Testament prophet, actually lived or where he might be buried. But for over 1,000 years, the sick and faithful have visited a Baghdad tomb said to be h...


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Erik Prince, Trump Ally, Violated Libya Arms Embargo, U.N. Rep...

Mr. Prince offered to supply weapons, drones and mercenaries to a Libyan militia commander seeking to overthrow the government, according to U.N. investigato...


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Muted Reaction in Israel and Gulf to U.S. Push for Iran Talks

Nations that were fierce opponents to the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran responded cautiously to the Biden administration’s decision to re-engage. In Russia, a government spokesman called the move a “plu...


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Israel and Syria Complete a Prisoner Swap, Mediated by Russia

An Israeli woman in her 20s was allowed to leave Syria for Russia, after Israel returned two captured shepherds to Syr...


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Lebanon Removes Judge Investigating Beirut Blast

The removal of Judge Fadi Sawan, who had been investigating the port explosion for months, was a setback to those seeking justice for the deadly blast that tore through Beir...


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As Israel Reopens, ‘Whoever Does Not Get Vaccinated Will Be Le...

New government and business initiatives are moving in the direction of a two-tier system for the vaccinated and unvaccinated, raising legal, moral and ethical questio...