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Monday, 27.05.2019

BBC - Middle East News

BBC News - Middle East

26.5.2019 01:55
Israel protests: Thousands rally against Netanyahu immunity
Protesters gather in Tel Aviv to protest against moves to safeguard the PM from corruption cases.

25.5.2019 09:57
Trump approves $8bn Saudi weapons sale over Iran tensions
The president uses a legal loophole to push through the arms deal without Congressional approval.

24.5.2019 21:50
US to send 1,500 extra troops to Middle East amid tensions
The deployment is a response to the "ongoing threat" posed by Iran, the acting defence secretary says.

24.5.2019 12:52
'Sabotaged' tanker in Gulf of Oman leaked oil
A satellite spotted an oil slick trailing from a tanker mysteriously attacked off the UAE on 12 May.

24.5.2019 12:30
Iran police arrest 30 at private yoga class
The mixed group was detained in Gorgan after an event, which was advertised on Instagram.

23.5.2019 19:27
Egypt releases students held after exams protests
The high school students had been demonstrating against a new electronic exam system.

23.5.2019 00:02
Fifa drops plan to expand Qatar World Cup
Plans to expand the 2022 World Cup from 32 teams to 48 are abandoned by football's world governing body Fifa.

New York Times - Middle East News

25.5.2019 15:57
Iran Slams U.S. After Middle East Troop Buildup Is Announced
Tehran responded with a threat of “two new secret weapons” after the Trump administration pushed ahead with arms sales and promised to deploy extra forces.

25.5.2019 14:51
Trump Circumvents Congress to Sell Weapons to Middle East Allies
The Trump administration is equipping Saudi Arabia, the U.A.E. and Jordan, even as the president remains reluctant to increase the number of American military personnel on the ground.

24.5.2019 23:59
The Kabul Bureau’s Accidental Gardener
The garden is not often the first thing on our minds, as we cover Afghanistan’s long war. I didn’t notice what was going on until I looked out the window in front of my desk on the second floor and saw a hollyhock at eye level.

24.5.2019 00:57
Trump Considering Sending More Troops to Middle East to Protect U.S. Forces There
The acting defense secretary, who briefed White House officials on the military options, gave no indication of how many troops were under consideration.

27.5.2019 00:26
How U.S. Weapons Ended Up Hitting Hospitals in Yemen
In our video, a former State Department official sent to advise the Saudi-led coalition says he saw firsthand how it failed to avoid civilian casualties in Yemen — and how the U.S. chose to look the other way.

23.5.2019 02:19
U.S. Yet to Find Evidence of New Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria
Officials appeared to edge away from the urgency of an earlier State Department announcement that warned of new chemical attacks by the Syrian government.

24.5.2019 03:19
Saudi Warplanes, Most Made in America, Still Bomb Civilians in Yemen
American efforts to reduce civilian casualties have failed to stop allied warplanes with the Saudi coalition from bombing homes and killing families in Yemen.

YNet News - Middle East News

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27.5.2019 12:15
Suspect arrested after Lyon bomb attack that wounded 13

27.5.2019 11:24
Shaked: Reports linking me with Yisrael Beytenu are 'incorrect'

27.5.2019 10:21
Deri signs order banning Jerusalem-based Hamas activist from leaving country

27.5.2019 08:41
Salvini says populists will control 150 EU seats

27.5.2019 08:34
Two men from Yitzhar and Jerusalem arrested on suspicion of damaging Palestinian property

NPR - National Public Radio - Middle East News

Middle East news, arts, culture, and politics. Updates on Iraq, Israel, Palestine, Iran, OPEC, and the Persian Gulf states NPR streaming audio. Subscribe to the Middle East RSS feed.

26.5.2019 23:06
In The Face Of Brutal Fates, Many Women Still Cling To ISIS

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with journalist Gayle Tzemach Lemmon about her reporting on the status of women in Syria.

25.5.2019 14:20
ISIS Fighters On Trial In Kurdish Territory

Support is growing in Europe for an international tribunal to try ISIS suspects in Iraq or northeast Syria. A Kurdish trial reveals how those tribunals may work.

24.5.2019 22:02
Trump Orders An Additional 1,500 Troops To The Middle East
President Trump tells reporters in Washington on Friday that the United States intends to send about 1,500 additional troops to the Middle East.

The Pentagon would not say where the troops would be sent, other than that they would not be heading to Iraq and Syria. Some of the forces have already arrived in the region.

(Image credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

23.5.2019 21:07
Misery Grows At Syrian Camp Holding ISIS Family Members
Women sit on the floor as they wait in a clinic at the al-Hol detention camp.

In recent visits to the camp, NPR was told of babies dying of malnutrition, and found women collapsed by roadsides. "There's a lack of supplies and the numbers of patients are huge," a doctor says.

(Image credit: Jane Arraf/NPR)

23.5.2019 06:02
John Walker Lindh, The 'American Taliban,' Is Released From Prison
This image from television footage shows John Walker Lindh in Afghanistan on Dec. 1, 2001. Lindh was a Taliban soldier who was captured at that time.

Lindh served 17 years of a 20-year sentence for being a Taliban soldier. Dozens of other Americans, linked to extremist groups, are in line to be released from U.S. prisons.

(Image credit: APTN/AP)

22.5.2019 23:53
Conditions Are Deteriorating At Syria Camp Where ISIS Families Are Being Held

Conditions are deteriorating at a camp in Syria where thousands of families of ISIS members are being held. There's little medical care or aid and people are getting more violent and desperate.

22.5.2019 23:27
'Won't Give Up': Siblings Of Jailed Saudi Women's Rights Activist Speak Out In U.S.
This Nov. 30, 2014, image made from video released by Loujain Alhathloul, shows her driving in the United Arab Emirates toward the border with Saudi Arabia. Her siblings have visited the United States this week to receive an award in her honor and to raise further awareness of her case.

It's been a year since Loujain Alhathloul was detained in Saudi Arabia for pushing for women's rights. A PEN award for her and two other Saudi activists has helped bring their plight back to light.

(Image credit: Loujain Alhathloul/AP)

United Nations - Middle East News

Global perspective, human stories

22.5.2019 01:24
Iraq needs support to ‘leave violent past behind’, says UN envoy as Security Council extends UN mission for one year
Iraq’s democratic transition – weighed down by political infighting, weak institutions, corruption, and the constant threat of ISIL – needs more international support, “lots of time and lots of hard work,” the top United Nations official in the country said on Tuesday.  

21.5.2019 19:09
Children of ISIL terrorists likely held in ‘secret detention facilities’, UN human rights office warns
In Syria, it is suspected that children whose fathers fought for terrorist group ISIL are being held in unidentified “settlements” and “secret detention facilities” away from their mothers, the UN human rights office (OHCHR) said on Tuesday.

21.5.2019 18:11
Libya on verge of civil war, threatening ‘permanent division’, top UN official warns Security Council
The damage done to Libya will already take “years to mend” but unless fighting around the capital Tripoli stops, the country risks “descending into a civil war which could lead to the permanent division of the country”.

20.5.2019 20:55
Hunger in Yemen: WFP considers aid suspension in face of repeated interference by some Houthi leaders
The UN emergency food relief agency said on Monday that without full access and “freedom to decide” who receives lifesaving aid, in Houthi rebel-controlled areas of Yemen, it could be forced to implement a “phased suspension”.

17.5.2019 19:34
Risk grows of ‘catastrophic humanitarian fallout’ in Syria’s Idlib, where 3 million are trapped: top UN officials urge unity in Security Council
The UN’s Political and Humanitarian Affairs chiefs on Friday called on the Security Council to unite in support of an immediate de-escalation of fighting around Syria’s Idlib province, and work towards an enduring political solution on behalf of the Syrian people.

17.5.2019 17:27
Deadly Yemen airstrikes that claim children’s lives in capital Sana’a, strongly condemned by UN
Thursday’s airstrikes on Yemen’s capital Sana’a that reportedly killed five children and injured dozens more, have been strongly condemned by UN agencies, which have warned of the “brutal toll” on civilians of more than four years of conflict.

16.5.2019 18:07
Humanitarian situation increasingly dire for displaced Syrians stranded in camp near Jordanian border
Food supplies are dwindling and the humanitarian situation has become increasingly dire in a camp for displaced people in south-east Syria, a senior UN official said on Thursday, while condemning ongoing airstrikes and retaliatory shelling in opposition-held territories in the north-west.

Daily Star Lebanon - Middle East News

27.5.2019 11:21
Veterans protest austerity budget on route to Baabda Palace
Veterans Monday briefly protested the austerity budget, lining up along the road to Baabda Palace to call on President Michel Aoun not to allow cuts to or taxes on their end-of-service benefits and pensions.

27.5.2019 10:18
Baabda Cabinet session on budget begins
What looks to be the final Cabinet session to discuss the 2019 draft budget began Monday morning at Baabda Palace, amid anticipation of the budget’s endorsement.

27.5.2019 00:13
Lebanese killed in Syria returned to home soil
General Security has returned the body of a Lebanese man allegedly killed by the Syrian regime in the countryside around the border town of Arsal to Lebanese territory, a source from Arsal Municipality told The Daily Star Sunday.

27.5.2019 00:13
Qabrikha puts solar energy project to test
The road leading into the village of Qabrikha winds its way through rolling green and gold hills.

27.5.2019 00:13
Beirut Municipality tidies up corniche ahead of summer
Beirut Municipality has begun taking measures to beautify the corniche and make it more accessible to visitors, in anticipation of the summer tourist season.

27.5.2019 00:13
Sidon puts on more Ramadan hospitality
Sidon spread its festive Ramadan spirit and showcased the city’s heritage for the third weekend in a row as a new group of officials visited Saturday.

27.5.2019 00:13
Lebanon will assert right to oil, gas resources: Nasrallah
Lebanon is capable of countering any Israeli attempt to prevent it from accessing its oil and gas resources in the Mediterranean Sea, Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah said Saturday.

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