Middle East
Latest stories
Israel Prison Service to Vaccinate Palestinian Inmates

The Israel Prison Service said Sunday it will begin vaccinating all incarcerated people against Covid-19, including Palestinians, following calls from right groups, Palestinian officials and Israel's attorney general. 

W140 Full Story
Tunisia Govt. Says Dozens Arrested in Night Disturbances

Tunisian security forces arrested dozens of young people during consecutive nights of disturbances in the capital and other cities, a government spokesman said Sunday.

W140 Full Story
Sudan Protesters Burn Israeli Flag in Rally against Normalization Deal

Dozens of Sudanese protesters burned the Israeli flag Sunday during a rally against Khartoum's recent signing of a deal on normalizing relations with the Jewish state, an AFP correspondent reported.

W140 Full Story
Tunisian Premier Announces Major Cabinet Reshuffle

Tunisia's Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi has announced a major cabinet reshuffle affecting 12 ministries, in the wake of high-profile sackings.

W140 Full Story
Libya Envoys to Vote on Key Proposal for New Executive

Envoys at talks aimed at ending nearly a decade of war in Libya will vote Monday on a mechanism to choose an interim executive that would govern until polls in December, a top U.N. official said.

W140 Full Story
Biden Aide Slams Trump Move on Yemen Rebels

The outgoing Trump administration's decision to classify Yemen's Huthi rebels as terrorists will only cause more suffering for the people of that war-torn nation, Joe Biden's nominee for national security advisor said Saturday.

The rebels control much of Yemen and have faced an offensive from U.S. ally Saudi Arabia, with millions in Yemen depending on aid to survive.

W140 Full Story
Morocco Jews 'Already Packing' for Direct Israel Flights

Fanny Mergui has no doubt: Moroccan Jews "are already packing their suitcases" to board direct flights to Israel after the kingdom normalized ties with the Jewish state.

W140 Full Story
U.S. Calls Bahrain, UAE 'Major Security Partners'

The United States called Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates "major security partners" early Saturday, a previously unheard of designation for the two countries home to major American military operations.

A White House statement tied the designation to Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates normalizing ties to Israel, saying it "reflects their extraordinary courage, determination and leadership." It also noted the two countries long have taken part in U.S. military exercises.

W140 Full Story
Emirates Stops Flights to Three Major Australian Cities

Emirates has suspended flights to Australia's three largest cities as the country further restricts international arrivals over fears of new virus strains.

W140 Full Story
Five Civilians Killed in Algeria Bomb Blast

A homemade bomb killed five civilians and wounded three others in eastern Algeria on Thursday, the defense ministry said, the deadliest attack targeting civilians in recent years.

The roadside bomb went off as a car drove by in the region of Tebessa, the ministry said in a statement.

W140 Full Story