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Wednesday, 27.03.2019

BBC News - Middle East

BBC News - Middle East

26.3.2019 16:12
Islamic State group: Syria's Kurds call for international tribunal

Kurdish authorities in northern Syria say they are overwhelmed with thousands of detained jihadists.

26.3.2019 23:32
Yemen hospital strike: Seven killed at Kitaf facility

The missile strike left staff and children dead at the medical facility, says Save the Children.

26.3.2019 10:39
Stolen Picasso portrait of Dora Maar found after 20 years

The painting, Buste de Femme (Dora Maar), was stolen from a Saudi sheikh's yacht in 1999.

26.3.2019 17:45
Algeria army urges removal of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika

Algeria army chief calls for President Bouteflika to be declared unfit to rule after weeks of unrest.

26.3.2019 12:27
Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza after rocket hits house

Israel blamed the militant group Hamas after seven Israelis were injured in a rocket attack.

26.3.2019 09:36
Uber buys Middle Eastern rival Careem for $3.1bn

The ride-sharing firm expands into the Middle East with the acquisition of a Dubai-based rival.

25.3.2019 19:22
Golan Heights: Trump signs order recognising occupied area as Israeli

The US leader signs a presidential declaration with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at his side.


NYT > Middle East

26.3.2019 20:25
Deadly Floods Across Iran Leave Broad Paths of Destruction

At least 24 people were killed after days of torrential rain caused rivers to overflow in various parts of the country, local news media reported.

26.3.2019 23:03
Netanyahu Says Golan Heights Move ‘Proves You Can’ Keep Occupied Territory

If Israel takes territory “in a defensive war, then it’s ours,” Prime Minister Netanyahu said, a precedent that could apply to the West Bank. Legal experts disagreed.

25.3.2019 23:46
Israel and Hamas Trade Fire Over Rocket Attack

Israel’s military said it fired at Hamas targets hours after a rocket from Gaza hit a house about 20 miles north of Tel Aviv. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blamed Hamas for the attack and vowed to respond forcefully.

25.3.2019 15:04
Dubai Denies There Were Plans for an R. Kelly Concert

Dubai’s government denied a claim by R. Kelly that the singer had planned concerts in the sheikhdom after he had sought permission from a judge to travel.

26.3.2019 05:54
Trump, With Netanyahu, Formally Recognizes Israel’s Authority Over Golan Heights

The president’s decision was a valuable political gift to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a few weeks before he faces voters in Israel in a closely fought election.

26.3.2019 23:10
Adventurous. Alone. Attacked.

The number of female solo travelers has skyrocketed, but amid Instagram-worthy escapades are tales of violence and death, raising questions about how the world is greeting women who travel alone.

26.3.2019 00:12
Gaza Rocket Sets Off Daylong Battle Between Hamas and Israel

Israel and Hamas exchanged fire after a rocket struck near Tel Aviv. The battle created a political crisis for Israel’s prime minister but no deaths were reported.


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26.3.2019 22:25
IAF strikes targets in Gaza

26.3.2019 20:44
Hamas, Islamic Jihad: Latest launch was unauthorized

26.3.2019 20:40
Democrats, Muslim lawmaker decry opening prayer as divisive

26.3.2019 19:22
IDF sends reinforcements to Gaza frontier

26.3.2019 19:19
Lebanon president criticizes Trump decision on Golan Heights


Middle East : NPR

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.

26.3.2019 10:03
Israel Strikes Hamas Targets In Gaza After Rocket Attack Injures 7 People

Explosions rang out in the Gaza strip after Israel's military struck Hamas targets in retaliation for a rocket fired from Gaza. Prime Minister Netanyahu cut short a Washington trip and returned home.

26.3.2019 10:03
News Brief: Mueller Probe, Israel Strikes Hamas Targets, Suicide Contagion

Will the entire special counsel report be made public? Israel's military strikes Hamas targets following a rocket fired from Gaza. And, 3 recent apparent suicides follow mass shootings at schools.

25.3.2019 23:18
Trump Formally Recognizes Israeli Sovereignty Over Golan Heights
President Trump stands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a ceremony to sign a proclamation recognizing Israel

President Trump said the move, reversing decades of U.S. policy in the Middle East and drawing sharp international criticism, was "a long time in the making."

(Image credit: Susan Walsh/AP)

25.3.2019 21:48
ISIS Loses Last Toe-Hold In Syria, But Remains A Threat In The Region

ISIS lost its last hold in Syria over the weekend. The Trump administration calls this a critical milestone in the effort to defeat the extremist group but says ISIS remains a threat in the region.

25.3.2019 21:22
Israel Says The Hamas Militant Group In Gaza Launched A Rocket At Israel

A rocket launched from Gaza toward central Israel injured seven people and prompted Israel's prime minister to cut short a trip to Washington, D.C. Before leaving, he met with President Trump.

25.3.2019 10:02
Netanyahu To Cut U.S. Trip Short After Rocket Attack From Gaza

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vows to "respond forcefully" to a Gaza rocket attack. He's cutting his U.S. trip short to return to Israel after Monday's meeting with President Trump.

24.3.2019 15:11
With The Collapse Of The ISIS 'Caliphate,' A Camera Lens Lingers On Those Left Behind
Women and children evacuated out of the last territory held by Islamic State militants wait to be screened by U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the desert outside Baghouz, Syria, on Feb. 27.

As U.S.-backed forces fought in recent weeks to reclaim the last territory held by ISIS in Syria, photographer Felipe Dana turned his lens on the thousands of civilians rushing to evacuate.

(Image credit: Felipe Dana/AP)


Gulf News, Latest Middle East News Headlines & Live News Updates - Times of India

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.

26.3.2019 17:00
Iran's president urges regional unity after US move on Golan Heights

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26.3.2019 14:17
IS attack on US-backed fighters kills 7 in northern Syria

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26.3.2019 12:53
Death toll in 'unprecedented' Iran floods rises to 21

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26.3.2019 09:31
Attack on US-backed Syrian fighters kills seven in northern town

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26.3.2019 09:19
No halt to Gaza flare-up despite 'ceasefire'

<a href=""><img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="" /></a>Israel struck around 15 fresh targets including what the army said were a Hamas military compound and an Islamic Jihad position, adding in a statement that it would "increase its operational activity as necessary".

26.3.2019 08:04
Tense calm in Gaza after Israel, Hamas exchange heavy fire

<a href=""><img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="" /></a>The cross-border fighting was triggered by a surprise rocket fired early Monday from Gaza that slammed into a house in central Israel and wounded seven people. Gaza's Hamas rulers announced later in the day that Egyptian mediators had brokered a cease-fire but the firing continued.

26.3.2019 07:52
Saudi Arabia 'rejects and condemns' US Golan move

<a href=""><img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="" /></a>"Saudi Arabia expresses its firm rejection and condemnation of the US administration's declaration that it recognises Israel's sovereignty over the occupied Syrian Golan Heights," read a statement published by the Saudi state news agency. The powerful kingdom is a key Arab ally of the US, with ties steadily warming since Trump's 2017 inauguration.


UN News

Global perspective, human stories

26.3.2019 18:02
‘Provocative actions and inflammatory rhetoric’ destabilizing Middle East, warns top UN official

Against a backdrop of rising tensions in Israel and Palestine, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East, painted a bleak picture once again in the Security Council on Tuesday, cataloguing further terrorist acts, attacks against civilians, reprisals against demonstrators, unlawful demolitions and settlement expansions, and a funding crisis which could have dramatic consequences for the stability of an already volatile region.

25.3.2019 21:21
UN urges ‘maximum restraint’ as Israel-Hamas tensions rise over rocket attack

The UN Secretary-General said he was “gravely concerned” by the firing of a rocket from Gaza deep into Israel on Monday which reportedly injured seven people, including three children, north of the capital Tel Aviv.

22.3.2019 23:44
Gender equality, justice in law and practice: Essential for sustainable development

Fundamentally linked to human development, gender justice requires ending inequality and redressing existing disparities between women and men, according to a high-level United Nations forum on the situation in Arab States.

22.3.2019 16:15
Ferry capsizes near Mosul, UN chief offers solidarity, support ‘as needed’ 

As many Iraqis across the country celebrated Norwuz, the first day of spring, a passenger ferry in the Tigris River capsized on Thursday, prompting Secretary-General António Guterres to offer the United Nations’ support “as needed”. 

18.3.2019 20:40
Gaza investigators call on Israel to review ‘rules of engagement’ as Gaza protest anniversary looms

Human Rights Council-appointed investigators urged Israel on Monday to revise its military rules of engagement, shortly before the one-year anniversary of the start of mass demonstrations at the country’s border fence with Gaza, that have left hundreds of Palestinians dead and thousands more injured. 

17.3.2019 18:16
UN Middle East Coordinator strongly condemns ‘arrests and violence’ by Hamas security forces during Gaza protests

The UN’s Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process has strongly condemned the violent response by security forces in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip during the past three days, towards Palestinian protests over the deteriorating economic situation there.

16.3.2019 13:05
‘Moral obligation and political imperative’ to support Syria on path to peace: Guterres

Governments across the world have a “moral obligation” to help Syrians “unite around a vision for their common future”, finally bringing an end to eight years of brutal conflict, said the UN Secretary-General on Friday.


The Daily Star >> News >> Lebanon News

27.3.2019 00:21
Lebanon condemns U.S. Golan policy

Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah Tuesday joined a wide array of Lebanese officials in condemning U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision

27.3.2019 00:21
Official reiterates ban on ‘illegitimate child’ term

Director-General of Personal Status Elias Khoury issued a circular Tuesday calling for the complete exclusion of the term illegitimate child from personal status records.

27.3.2019 00:20
Over 450 hospital hires violated freeze: MP

Parliament’s Finance and Budget Committee has found government hospitals hired over 450 people in violation of a public sector hiring freeze that took effect in August 2017

27.3.2019 00:20
Survivors of deadly Zahle shooting tell their story

This past Saturday, a close-knit group of men who work and live at the Mediane diaper factory in Zahle kicked back

27.3.2019 00:20
Dykes murder trial delayed as lawyer fails to show up

The lawyer of Rebecca Dykes’ accused killer failed to appear at a hearing on March 21

27.3.2019 00:19
Aoun, Putin agree to boost relations

President Michel Aoun Tuesday wrapped up a two-day visit to Moscow during which he agreed with Russian President Vladimir Putin to expand bilateral relations.

27.3.2019 00:19
Sidon students’ art brings color to military barriers

Following the arrival of more barricades around the Mieh Mieh Palestinian refugee camp



Forward Feed

26.3.2019 23:00
As Sacklers Settle Opioid Lawsuit, Museums Cut Philanthropic Ties

Last week, in a sea change for the world of art philanthropy, three major museums decided to reject donations from the Sackler family.

26.3.2019 18:13
State Of Emergency Declared To Fight Measles Outbreak Begun In Hasidic Community

The outbreak began in the early fall, with public health officials tying it to an ongoing measles outbreak in Israel.

26.3.2019 17:40
Jussie Smollett Cleared Of Charges In Racist Attack Case

“I have been truthful and consistent on every single level since day one,” Smollett said.

26.3.2019 16:20
Mike Pence: Democrats Have Been ‘Coopted’ By Anti-Semites

“Anti-Semitism has no place in the Congress of United States of America,” hey said.

26.3.2019 16:07
At Alabama’s Legacy Museum, Echoes Of The Holocaust

The memorial in Montgomery is evocative of Berlin’s Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

26.3.2019 16:00
Who To Read For Women’s History Month, Part Six: Grace Aguilar

At the same time the Brontë sisters found they could only publish under male pseudonyms, Grace Aguilar wrote bestsellers under her own name.

26.3.2019 15:35
Hitler’s Mein Kampf Read On House Floor By Republican Congressman

“Mo Brooks didn’t compare the Dems and the media today to Hitler… He is taking Hitler’s POV and compared them to the Jews.”

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