Middle East News

Egypt's doctors criticize government over virus 'negligence'Egypt’s medical union says the government bears responsibility for the increasing levels of coronavirus infections and deaths among healthcare professionals, its sharpest criticism yet of the country’s handling of the pandemic
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Reports: Russian mediation reopens major highway in NE SyriaA Syrian Kurdish official and a local news agency say traffic has returned to a major highway in northeastern Syria for the first time in seven months
The Associated Press9 hours ago
UN: Libya coast guard intercepts, detains about 400 migrantsThe U.N. migration agency says Libya’s coast guard intercepted about 400 Europe-bound migrants off the country’s Mediterranean coast over the past two days and brought them to the capital of Tripoli from where they were taken to a detention center
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Yemeni gravediggers overwhelmed amid spike in virus deathsDozens of fresh graves in Yemen's largest southern city are a testament to a spike in deaths amid the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press1 day ago
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, wearing blue mask, enters court for start of corruption trial.Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, wearing blue mask, enters court for start of corruption trial.
The Associated Press1 day ago
Netanyahu denounces trial as "attempt to depose a strong right-wing leader"Netanyahu denounces trial as "attempt to depose a strong right-wing leader"
The Associated Press1 day ago
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrives at courthouse for start of corruption trialIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrives at courthouse for start of corruption trial
The Associated Press1 day ago
Migrant shipwrecks off Tunisia leave 1 dead, over 80 rescuedAt least one migrant has drowned, six are missing and over 80 have been rescued off Tunisia’s Mediterranean coast
The Associated Press1 day ago
Jerusalem's Holy Sepulcher reopens after coronavirus closureJerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulcher has reopened to visitors after a two-month closure due to the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press1 day ago
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, center, wearing a face mask in line with public health restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, stands with his lawyers inside the court room as his corruption trial opens at the Jerusalem District Court, Sunday, May 24, 2020. He is the country’s first sitting prime minister ever to go on trial, facing charges of fraud, breach of trust, and accepting bribes in a series of corruption cases stemming from ties to wealthy friends. (Ronen Zvulun/ Pool Photo via AP)
Israel's Netanyahu attacks justice system as trial beginsA defiant Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has lashed out at the country's justice system as his historic corruption trial began
The Associated Press1 day ago
Libya's Hifter: Tripoli campaign to continue despite lossesThe military commander of eastern Libya-based forces says they will continue fighting forces loosely allied with the U.N.-supported government in Tripoli
The Associated Press2 days ago
Sudan to establish police force to protect health workersSudan's transitional authorities say they are working to create a police force to protect health facilities and health workers
The Associated Press2 days ago
Gaza reports 1st virus-related death amid fears of outbreakOfficials say the crowded Gaza Strip has recorded its first death from the coronavirus amid fears an outbreak could paralyze the territory’s already overstretched health care system
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this April 25, 2020 file photo, demonstrators wearing protective face masks amid concerns over the country's coronavirus outbreak, hang a banner showing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during "Black Flag" protest against Netanyahu and government corruption, at Rabin Square in Tel Aviv, Israel. After entering the record books last year as Israel’s longest-serving prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu will once again make history on Sunday, May 24, 2020 when he becomes the country’s first sitting leader ever to go on trial.  (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)
Israel's Netanyahu, unbeaten in elections, is going on trialBenjamin Netanyahu will once again make history after entering the record books last year as Israel’s longest-serving prime minister, when he becomes the country’s first sitting leader ever to go on trial
The Associated Press2 days ago
UN-supported Libya gov't takes back Tripoli area from rivalsLibya’s U.N.-supported government says its forces have taken back several districts in Tripoli's southern reaches that had been captured by their rivals in an offensive on the city
The Associated Press3 days ago
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