Middle East

  • Images

    Jihadist kills almost 50 regime fighters across Syria

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 12:00am on April 21, 2019

    Jihadists have killed almost 50 Syrian regime fighters in 48 hours, a monitor said Saturday, in some of the deadliest attacks on pro-Damascus forces in...

  • Images

    Israeli tank, aircraft hit Gaza after cross-border fire

    Agence France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 12:00am on April 21, 2019

    Israel on Friday struck Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip with tank and aircraft fire after troops were shot at on the Israeli side of...

  • Images

    Turkey arrests two suspected UAE spies

    Agence France-Presse . Istanbul | Updated at 01:06am on April 20, 2019

    Turkey has arrested two men suspected of spying for the United Arab Emirates and is probing if they are tied to Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s...

  • Images

    World powers divided over UN call for Libya ceasefire

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 12:00am on April 19, 2019

    The UN Security Council was divided Wednesday on how to address the crisis in Libya after fresh negotiations on a draft resolution demanding a ceasefire...

  • Images

    Israel razes home of killed Palestinian shooting suspect

    Agence-France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 12:00am on April 18, 2019

    Israeli forces destroyed the home on Wednesday of a Palestinian who was killed during his attempted arrest on suspicion of carrying out a December shooting.Seven...

  • Images

    Libya conflict stirs divisions in Gulf, Europe

    Reuters . Tripoli | Updated at 01:20am on April 17, 2019

    Qatar called on Tuesday for a blocking of foreign arms supplies to eastern Libyan forces commander Khalifa Haftar, whose push to seize the capital Tripoli...

  • Images

    Egypt parliament to vote on extending Sisi rule

    Agence-France-Presse . Cairo | Updated at 12:00am on April 17, 2019

    Egypt’s parliament, packed with loyalists of president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, is to vote Tuesday on changes to the constitution that could keep the former military...

  • Images

    Netanyahu looks to form govt after victory

    Agence France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 12:00am on April 12, 2019

    Israel prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu sought to form a right-wing governing coalition on Thursday after securing victory in a high-stakes Israeli election despite a strong...

  • Images

    Thousands flee homes in Tripoli as fighters battle on outskirts

    Reuters . Tripoli | Updated at 12:00am on April 11, 2019

    Eastern forces and troops loyal to the government in Tripoli fought on the outskirts of Libya’s capital on Wednesday as the battle forced thousands of...

  • Images

    Get out of water and save me: Netanyahu

    Reuters . Tel Aviv | Updated at 12:00am on April 10, 2019

    Get out of the water and vote for me, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged beach-goers during an election day visit to the Mediterranean seashore...