BBC News - Middle East21.1.2019 12:41
Israel's military says it hit sites operated by elite Iranian units as well as Syrian air defences.21.1.2019 14:08
An Egyptian presenter gets one year of hard labour for hosting a gay man on his show last year.20.1.2019 22:36
Tony Mendez is best known for the daring rescue mission which inspired the Ben Affleck film.20.1.2019 17:08
Israel and Chad renew diplomatic ties in Israel's latest move to strengthen links with Africa.18.1.2019 14:49
Judges say the UK has no legal duty to protect the lives of a suspected Islamic State fighter.18.1.2019 09:12
Israeli student Aiia Maasarwe was attacked while on the phone to her sister, police say.17.1.2019 18:43
The army says the man, whom it named as Colin Emery, is suspected of crossing illegally from Israel.
The Islamic State claimed responsibility for an explosion that injured members of a Kurdish-led force, days after an attack that killed four Americans.21.1.2019 09:00
All but 1 percent of the territory the Islamic State once held is gone, but to suggest that the group has been defeated, as President Trump did, is to ignore the lessons of recent history.21.1.2019 15:25
After years of ambiguity, the Israel leadership has grown bolder about acknowledging strikes in Syria just after they occur, raising fears of prompting retaliation.21.1.2019 09:42
The red carpet was there as the Arab League held its fourth economic and social summit. But it was trod upon by only the smallest of feet.20.1.2019 21:21
At first, the authorities claimed a family had been shot in a counterterrorism operation. Now, more than a dozen officers have been arrested.21.1.2019 10:40
Majd Kamalmaz went missing after being stopped at a government checkpoint in Damascus. His family is now speaking out, hoping President Trump will prioritize his case.19.1.2019 16:27
Lindsey Graham, who met with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said he was on a mission to ensure that the withdrawal of troops did not damage American long-term interests.
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Israel struck Iranian military targets in Syria, killing at least 11 people. The Israeli military's admission broke precedent, as its spokespersons have avoided revealing military activities in Syria.
The family of Majd Kamalmaz, 61, is making his story public for the first time, spurred by President Trump's plans to remove U.S. troops from the country.
(Image credit: Courtesy of Maryam Kamalmaz)
ISIS may not be defeated, but the U.S. is right to withdraw from Syria, argue Aaron David Miller of the Woodrow Wilson Center and Richard Sokolsky of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
(Image credit: Spc. Zoe Garbarino/U.S. Army via AP)
Marizeh Hashemi, a TV anchor in Iran, was arrested Sunday in the U.S. and is testifying before a grand jury in Washington. This is the first time U.S. authorities have commented on her case.
(Image credit: Press TV/AP)
The Americans died in a suicide bombing near a restaurant in Manbij, in northern Syria. Analysts say the attacker may have targeted a spot that had become a favorite for U.S. troops.
(Image credit: Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images)
Qatar beat its larger neighbor 2-0. In the background was a boycott organized by Saudi Arabia, which has accused Qatar of funding terrorism.
(Image credit: Hassan Ammar/AP)
The White House has blocked efforts to finish U.S.-funded infrastructure projects in the West Bank and Gaza before a Feb. 1 aid cutoff date.
(Image credit: Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP/Getty Images)
Middle East News. TOI brings the latest Middle East news headlines, breaking Middle East news and Live Updates. Catch all the Top Latest and Daily news updates from Dubai, UAE, Bahrain and other Arab countries on politics, current affairs, education news at The Times of India.21.1.2019 08:51
<a href="https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-east/syria-shot-down-more-than-30-israeli-cruise-missiles-bombs-says-agency/articleshow/67620544.cms"><img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/photo/67620544.cms" /></a>21.1.2019 04:25
<a href="https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-east/in-rare-move-israel-confirms-attacking-iran-forces-in-syria/articleshow/67618465.cms"><img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/photo/67618465.cms" /></a>The statement was issued hours after Israeli missile defences intercepted an incoming missile over the Golan Heights in the wake of the airport raid. "We have started striking Iranian Quds targets in Syrian territory," the military statement said. "We warn the Syrian Armed Forces against attempting to harm Israeli forces or territory."20.1.2019 12:53
<a href="https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-east/bomb-blast-rocks-syrian-capital-damascus/articleshow/67611589.cms"><img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/photo/67611589.cms" /></a>A bomb blast hit the capital of war-torn Syria on Sunday and a "terrorist" was arrested, state media said, in a rare attack in the city that has been largely insulated from violence. A Britain-based war monitor said a "huge explosion" near a military intelligence office in southern Damascus had left a number of people dead and wounded.20.1.2019 11:34
<a href="https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-east/bomb-in-syrias-afrin-kills-three/articleshow/67611022.cms"><img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/photo/67611022.cms" /></a>20.1.2019 10:48
<a href="https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-east/turkish-us-consulate-worker-faces-charges-over-gulen-links-dha/articleshow/67610327.cms"><img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/photo/67610327.cms" /></a>Consulate worker Metin Topuz's arrest in October 2017 added to existing tensions between the United States and Turkey, and led to a months-long suspension of bilateral visa services.20.1.2019 07:01
<a href="https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-east/saudi-led-coalition-launches-air-strikes-on-yemeni-capital/articleshow/67609096.cms"><img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/photo/67609096.cms" /></a>Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television said coalition warplanes attacked several military targets, including al-Dulaimi Air Base, a drones operations network and military training camps.19.1.2019 15:26
<a href="https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-east/libya-says-13-killed-in-latest-bout-of-tripoli-fighting/articleshow/67603194.cms"><img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/photo/67603194.cms" /></a>
Global perspective, human stories17.1.2019 19:26
The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in Iraq issued a statement on Thursday rejecting allegations made earlier this week by a non-profit organization there, alleging that personnel had carried out explosive hazard clearance inside two historic churches in Mosul “in a barbaric and arbitrary manner.”16.1.2019 23:13
A group of six independent United Nations rights experts called on Iran Wednesday to urgently provide Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Narges Mohammadi access to appropriate health care, and reiterated calls for their immediate release, as they continue a hunger strike in protest.16.1.2019 18:04
The Security Council unanimously voted on Wednesday in favour of deploying up to 75 observers to monitor a fragile ceasefire in Yemen's port city of Hudaydah which went into effect late last month; a lifeline for millions of Yemenis on the verge of starvation.15.1.2019 18:23
Conditions in a makeshift Syrian camp near the border with Jordan are “increasingly desperate” and “have become a matter of life and death”, United Nations officials warned on Tuesday, after at least eight children died there from extreme cold and a lack of medical care.15.1.2019 15:50
Thousands of families in conflict-affected communities south of the Red Sea port city of Hudaydah in Yemen have received aid for the first time since last July, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday.11.1.2019 15:29
North-east Syria is seeing increasing numbers of civilian casualties and large-scale displacement amid intensifying efforts to defeat extremists from ISIL, otherwise known as Da’esh, in Deir-ez-Zor governorate, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Friday.10.1.2019 18:49
Storm-force winds and snow across Lebanon have worsened the plight for tens of thousands of Syrian refugees who’ve been forced from their homes by nearly eight years of conflict, a top UN humanitarian official said on Thursday.
Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri has agreed to more than one of the latest suggestions to resolve the Cabinet formation, caretaker Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil said Monday after meeting with Hariri.21.1.2019 17:08
Italy will provide an additional 1.5 million euros ($1.7 million) to the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees in response to an emergency fudning appeal from the agency.21.1.2019 17:05
The Military Tribunal Monday convicted and sentenced to 10 years in prison with hard labor a militant affiliated with Jabhat Fatah al-Sham, formerly known as the Nusra Front.21.1.2019 16:38
The Israeli army overnight resumed construction of a cement wall along Lebanon’s southern border, a Lebanese Army source told The Daily Star Monday.21.1.2019 15:44
The Internal Security Forces announced in a statement Monday that it has arrested a suspected people smuggler in Bekaa, who was intoxicated when found transporting 13 Syrian nationals in a minivan.21.1.2019 15:12
Lebanon’s official Druze spiritual leadership Monday blasted the presidency for inviting a Druze sheikh from outside the organization to the Arab economic summit in Beirut a day ago, in a statement carried by the state-run National News Agency.21.1.2019 12:17
Three men have been arrested by the Internal Security Forces for allegedly robbing homes and stealing cattle and motorcycles in Bekaa’s Hermel, the agency reported in a statement Monday.
Forward Feed21.1.2019 16:24
Unlike many of his colleagues in academia and journalism, Nathan Glazer, who has died at 95, never allowed his opinions to fossilize.21.1.2019 16:14
“I really like the new crop of young people who were just elected to Congress. They now need to stop acting like young people, OK?”21.1.2019 15:00
Jexit is believed to stand for Jews Exit, a play on Brexit, which stands for Britain’s exiting the European Union.21.1.2019 15:00
“The unhinged left has teamed up with Republican ‘NeverTrumpers’ and is pulling out all the stops to destroy me.”21.1.2019 14:41
It’s understandable that we would highlight the positive examples of this solidarity when we’re given the opportunity to do so.21.1.2019 11:00
“We didn’t move. The movement left us.”20.1.2019 23:26
I agonized over what to write on my poster for the Women’s March this past Saturday.