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Facebook account of Benjamin Netanyahu's son blocked for 24 hours after message calling for expulsion of Palestinians.
Yair Netanyahu, son of Israeli PM, gets brief ban on Facebook
#Israeli–Palestinianconflict #Israel #Facebook #MiddleEast
 
Omar al-Bashir expresses hopes Syria will soon recover important regional role in talks with President Bashar al-Assad.
Sudan's Bashir first Arab leader to visit Syria since war began
#MiddleEast #SyriasWar #Sudan #Omaral-Bashir #Basharal-Assad
 
Senators backed measure accusing MBS of ordering Jamal Khashoggi's murder, urge end to support for Saudi-led Yemen war.
Saudi denounces US Senate vote as 'blatant interference'
#JamalKhashoggi #SaudiArabia #MiddleEast #UnitedStates #US&Canada
 
Iranian security forces are accusing innocent academics of being spies to cover up their own failures and insecurities.
Manufacturing spies: Iran's campaign against 'infiltration'
#Security #Iran #HumanRights #MiddleEast
 
Hamas leader Ismail Haniya expressed his group's willingness to hold presidential or parliamentary elections.
Hamas leader Haniya says movement wants 'national unity'
#Hamas #Gaza #MiddleEast #Fatah #Israeli–Palestinianconflict
 
Since Mohammed bin Salman became crown prince in 2015, Saudi Arabia at the centre of a spate of regional crises.
The unsuccessful whitewashing of MBS' image as peacemaker
#JamalKhashoggi #SaudiArabia #MohammedbinSalman #MiddleEast
 
Ceasefire reached in Sweden needs to be quickly 'translated into a real change on the ground' as fighting rages on.
UN humanitarian chief calls for immediate truce in Yemen
#War&Conflict #Yemen #MiddleEast
 
Car bomb attack comes after Turkish leader Erdogan threatened to launch new offensive against US-allied Kurdish forces.
Blast kills four in Syria's Afrin held by Turkey-backed rebels
#War&Conflict #Turkey #MiddleEast
 
Antonio Guterres says it is 'essential to have credible investigation and to have punishment of those that were guilty'.
UN calls for 'credible' probe into Khashoggi murder
#JamalKhashoggi #MiddleEast #AntonioGuterres #UnitedNations #SaudiArabia
 
Energy minister Saad al-Kaabi also says QP aims to announce foreign partners for new LNG trains by mid-2019.
Qatar Petroleum looks to invest $20bn in US
#Qatar #MiddleEast
 
Israel says the tunnel is under its control and doesn't pose a threat to Israelis anymore.
Israel says fourth Hezbollah tunnel found near Lebanon border
#MiddleEast #Israel #Lebanon #War&Conflict
 
Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa says Australia's Jerusalem decision does not affect legitimate Palestinian demands.
Bahrain FM defends Australia's decision on Jerusalem
#Bahrain #MiddleEast #Israel #Palestine
 
Mevlut Cavusoglu says it is clear that Saudi hit team planned killing in advance, as UN chief calls for accountability.
Turkish FM: EU countries turning blind eye to Khashoggi murder
#JamalKhashoggi #MiddleEast
 
Strengthening cooperation between the world body and the Gulf state, Qatar agrees a host of new UN partnerships.
Qatar signs new UN partnerships at Doha Forum
#Qatar #MiddleEast #AntonioGuterres
 
Iraq relies on Iranian gas for nearly half of its energy, but US sanctions are threatening the supply.
US sanctions on Iran threaten Iraq's energy supply
#MiddleEast #Iraq #Politics
 
Truce brokered by UN between pro-government forces and Houthi rebels set for December 18, Houthi official says.
UN sets Hodeidah ceasefire date for December 18: Houthi official
#Yemen #MiddleEast #Houthis #Abdel-Malekal-Houthi
 
Amid backlash, Australian PM says recognition of West Jerusalem as Israeli capital will progress a two-state solution.
Malaysia slams Australia's decision on Jerusalem
#Australia #Jerusalem #MiddleEast #Israel #Israeli–Palestinianconflict #Palestine
 
Tunisian PM Youssef Chahed says $500m expected to finance the budget, $230m to finance foreign trade.
Saudi Arabia pledges Tunisia $830m of financial aid
#Tunisia #MiddleEast #Business&Economy
 
The 80,000-capacity Lusail Stadium will be the largest of the tournament, which will kick off on 21 November 2022.
Qatar unveils design for Lusail Stadium, World Cup final venue
#Qatar2022 #MiddleEast #Qatar #WorldCup #Football #Sport
 
Refugees from South Sudan's civil war want to return home, but say that they have seen peace deals fall apart before.
South Sudan refugees sceptical of new peace deal
#MiddleEast #SouthSudan #Politics
 
A day after an interim peace deal in Yemen, Martin Griffiths feels there is still a long and difficult road ahead.
Yemen: UN official warns of daunting task to end four-year war
#MiddleEast #Yemen #War&Conflict #UnitedNations
 
Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani seeks regional help and GCC reform to end crisis.
'No teeth', Qatar FM says GCC needs to enforce its own rules
#Qatar #GCC #SaudiArabia #MiddleEast
 
UN special envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths says the warring sides in Yemen now have 'a chance to do the right thing'.
Yemen: 'Parties decide to resolve a conflict, not UN'
#Yemen #War #Humanitariancrises #MiddleEast #War&Conflict #UnitedStates #UnitedNations
 
Staffan de Mistura will hold high-level talks next week to work on setting up a constitutional committee, the UN said.
Iran, Russia, Turkey to meet UN envoy next week on Syria: UN
#SyriasWar #Iran #Russia #Turkey #MiddleEast #War&Conflict
 
Clashes break out in the Red Sea port city a day after a UN-brokered truce was reached by the warring parties.
First clashes hit Yemen's Hodeidah since truce deal: residents
#MiddleEast #Yemen #War&Conflict
 
Special Envoy Griffiths called for a robust truce monitoring system to oversee compliance with the ceasefire in Hodeidah
UN monitors needed to observe Yemen ceasefire, UN envoy says
#Yemen #MiddleEast #Houthis #UnitedNations
 
Mahmoud Nakhleh, 18, was shot in the abdomen during a protest against the Israeli army in the al-Jalazun refugee camp.
Palestinian teen killed by Israeli forces during Ramallah protest
#OccupiedWestBank #Palestine #MiddleEast #Israel
 
Some Yazidis fear the world is no longer paying much attention to their suffering as ISIL's threat appears to diminish.
Iraq’s Yazidi projects face funding threat
#MiddleEast #Iraq #Politics
 
US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces have pushed ISIL fighters out of Hajin in Syria's eastern province of Deir Az Zor.
Syria: SDF fighters capture ISIL pocket in Deir Az Zor
#ISISISIL #SyriasWar #UnitedStates #MiddleEast
 
We ask the UN special envoy for Yemen after the latest peace talks, and debate who should be Nigeria's next president.
Is an end in sight for the war in Yemen?
#Humanitariancrises #War&Conflict #Yemen #MiddleEast
 
At least 40 Palestinians have been arrested by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank, including Hamas supporters.
Israeli army arrests dozens in overnight raids across West Bank
#OccupiedWestBank #Israeli–Palestinianconflict #Palestine #MiddleEast
 
Protesters take to the streets, months after similar rallies called for an end to tax reform bill, austerity measures.
Jordan: Anti-tax protests resume as new government seeks dialogue
#Jordan #Protests #MiddleEast
 
Seventy years on since UN resolution 194, Palestinians in Lebanon share their hopes and fears about the right of return.
Palestinians in Lebanon reflect on 'fading dream' of return
#Lebanon #Palestine #Refugees #Israel #MiddleEast
 
Washington and Tehran laud breakthroughs in UN-brokered peace talks, which include a ceasefire in port city of Hodeidah.
'Peace is possible': US, Iran hail progress in Yemen talks
#MiddleEast #Yemen #Iran #UnitedStates #Sweden
 
Egyptian Football Association submits bid to replace Cameroon as next year's African Cup of Nations host.
Egypt in surprise bid to be new African Cup of Nations host
#Football #Egypt #MiddleEast
 
Seven months after a general election, leaders are still at odds on how to form a cabinet with rival groups.
Lebanon's Hariri 'pretty sure' of new government by year end
#MiddleEast #Lebanon
 
UNICEF reiterates calls for humanitarian access to Rukban camp as civilians face the risk of starvation.
Two babies die at IDP camp on Syria-Jordan border, UN says
#MiddleEast #SyriasWar #Jordan
 
The rights group asks the Iraqi government to repair rural infrastructure and compensate the displaced.
Amnesty says ISIL 'annihilation' of rural Iraq is a war crime
#War&Conflict #MiddleEast #ISISISIL #Iraq
 
Why did Trump, Bolton and Mattis refuse to listen to the tape of Jamal Khashoggi's murder? Because of Arabic?
How do Arabs scream in Arabic?
#JamalKhashoggi #UnitedStates #SaudiArabia #DonaldTrump #MohammedbinSalman #MiddleEast
 
UN's Antonio Guterres says the two sides agree to Hodeidah ceasefire and reach agreement to ease the situation in Taiz.
Yemen's warring sides reach Hodeidah ceasefire
#Yemen #Houthis #SaudiArabia #UnitedArabEmirates #MiddleEast
 
'It is a mistake and I don't agree with it,' the actress told London-based Al Quds Al Arabi newspaper.
Natalie Portman slams Israel's 'racist' nation-state law
#HumanRights #MiddleEast #Racism #Israel #Palestine
 
Israelis get a chance to see how Palestinians live under occupation in virtual reality.
Israeli exhibition showcases Palestinian home life in VR
#MiddleEast #Israel #Arts&Culture
 
Listeners laud four new channels in Hindi and Malayalam after years of tuning in to UAE-based channels with bad signal.
After years of radio silence, Asian stations delight Qatar expats
#Qatar #MiddleEast #Media #Arts&Culture
 
Riyadh seeking to create an alliance with Egypt, Djibouti, Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and Jordan to counter regional rivals.
Saudi Arabia seeks new political bloc in strategic Red Sea region
#MiddleEast #SaudiArabia
 
Vote condemning kingdom comes as bipartisan group of senators vows to apply sanctions pressure on the kingdom in 2019.
US Senate rebukes Saudi Arabia over Yemen war, Khashoggi murder
#UnitedStates #US&Canada #MiddleEast #Yemen #SaudiArabia #JamalKhashoggi
 
The Yemen Peace Newsroom aims to offer objective reporting from talks in Sweden against a backdrop of partisan coverage.
Meet the journalists trying to give Yemenis the 'full picture'
#Yemen #Media #Houthis #SaudiArabia #MiddleEast
 
UN Committee against Torture accuses Riyadh of 'torture, sexual harassment and other ill-treatments' against activists.
UN panel urges Saudi Arabia to stop torture, free activists
#SaudiArabia #HumanRights #UnitedStates #UnitedNations #JamalKhashoggi #MiddleEast
 
Two years after the Hamas engineer's assassination, Tunisia struggles to get the suspects extradited from the Balkans.
Who Killed Tunisian Drone Expert Mohammed Al-Zawari?
#Hamas #Palestine #War&Conflict #MiddleEast #Tunisia #Israel
 
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