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Monday, 21.01.2019

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BBC News - Middle East

21.1.2019 12:41
Syria war: Israeli jets target Iranian positions around Damascus

Israel's military says it hit sites operated by elite Iranian units as well as Syrian air defences.

21.1.2019 14:08
Egypt TV host Mohamed al-Ghiety jailed for interviewing gay man

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, the real CIA spy behind Argo, dies aged 78

Tony Mendez is best known for the daring rescue mission which inspired the Ben Affleck film.

20.1.2019 17:08
Israel's PM Netanyahu signs deals with Chad's President Deby

Israel and Chad renew diplomatic ties in Israel's latest move to strengthen links with Africa.

18.1.2019 14:49
'IS Beatles': Mother loses high court challenge over evidence

Judges say the UK has no legal duty to protect the lives of a suspected Islamic State fighter.

18.1.2019 09:12
Man arrested over Israeli student's killing

Israeli student Aiia Maasarwe was attacked while on the phone to her sister, police say.

17.1.2019 18:43
Lebanon arrests US man for crossing illegally from Israel

The army says the man, whom it named as Colin Emery, is suspected of crossing illegally from Israel.


NYT > Middle East

21.1.2019 16:24
Bombing in Syria Targets U.S.-Led Military Patrol

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
Described as Defeated, Islamic State Punches Back With Guerrilla Tactics

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
Israel Confirms Attacks on Iranian Targets in Syria

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
A League of Their Own, as Few Arab Leaders Attend Summit

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
Pakistan Arrests Officers After Children Who Survived Shooting Contradict Police

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
An American Disappeared in Syria 2 Years Ago. His Family Wants Trump to Help.

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
In Turkey, Senator Calls for Slower, Smarter U.S. Withdrawal From Syria

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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21.1.2019 16:48
Iran not invited, Russia snubs Middle East meeting

21.1.2019 16:27
Palestinian who seriously wounded IDF soldier near Beit El charged with attempted murder

21.1.2019 16:04
World economy forecast to slow in 2019 amid trade tensions

21.1.2019 14:42
AG, Netanyahu lawyer meet on hearing for PM

21.1.2019 14:27
Germany bans Iranian airline from its airspace after US pressur


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.

21.1.2019 11:07
Israel Conducts Strikes Against Iranian Targets In Syria

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.

20.1.2019 16:00
Family Of American Jailed In Syria Goes Public In An Appeal To Trump
American citizen and 61-year-old psychotherapist Majd Kamalmaz, disappeared on a trip to Syria two years ago and has been missing since.

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)

19.1.2019 13:32
Opinion: Leaving Syria Is Far Less Risky Than Staying
In this Nov. 7, 2018, photo released by the U.S. Army, U.S. soldiers gather for a brief during a combined joint patrol rehearsal in Manbij, Syria.

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)

18.1.2019 23:39
After Days Of Silence, Court Says Detained Iranian-American Is Testifying
American-born news anchor Marzieh Hashemi sits in a studio in Tehran where she works for Iran

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)

18.1.2019 22:51
Defense Department Releases Names Of Three U.S. Casualties In Syria Attack
A Syrian woman carries an infant Thursday past the ruins of a restaurant in Manbij that was targeted by the Islamic State. Four Americans were killed in the attack.

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)

18.1.2019 02:05
Politics Stay Off The Soccer Field As Qatar Plays Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia and Qatar face off during the AFC Asian Cup in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on Thursday.

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)

17.1.2019 23:24
Palestinian School And Sewage Projects Unfinished As U.S. Cuts Final Bit Of Aid
A father and his daughter cross a street under renovations as part of a U.S. aid grant in the village of al-Badhan, north of Nablus in Israeli occupied West Bank in August 2018.

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)


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.

21.1.2019 08:51
Syria shot down more than 30 Israeli cruise missiles, bombs, says agency

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21.1.2019 04:25
In rare move, Israel confirms attacking Iran forces in Syria

<a href=""><img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="" /></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
'Bomb blast' rocks Syrian capital Damascus

<a href=""><img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="" /></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
Bomb in Syria's Afrin kills three

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20.1.2019 10:48
Turkish US consulate worker faces charges over Gulen links: DHA

<a href=""><img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="" /></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
Saudi-led coalition launches air strikes on Yemeni capital

<a href=""><img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="" /></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
Libya says 13 killed in latest bout of Tripoli fighting

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UN News

Global perspective, human stories

17.1.2019 19:26
Iraq: UN demining agency rejects desecration accusations, involving historic Mosul churches

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
Iran: women hunger strikers entitled to medical care, UN rights experts urge

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
Yemen: Security Council backs new mission in support of key port city truce

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
Thousands of Syrians in ‘life and death’ struggle amid harsh conditions in remote desert camp, UN warns

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
First aid in six months reaches families in western Yemen, 'timelines' slip over Hudaydah ceasefire talks

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
Thousands risk lives fleeing fighting in Syria’s last ISIL stronghold

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
Storms and snow in Lebanon worsen plight for Syrian refugees

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.


The Daily Star >> News >> Lebanon News

21.1.2019 17:47
Hariri agrees to Cabinet formation suggestions: Bassil

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 to provide UNRWA an additional $1.5M

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
Man convicted, sentenced for affiliation with armed terrorist group

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
Israel resumes building wall along Lebanese border

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
ISF arrests 13 Syrian nationals, intoxicated smuggler in Bekaa

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
Summit invite draws ire from Druze spiritual leadership

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
ISF arrests 3 suspects for stealing cattle, motorcycles in Hermel

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 Feed

21.1.2019 16:24
How Nathan Glazer Dared To Change His Mind (And Ours)

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
AOC Tangles With Jewish Hollywood Power Player Aaron Sorkin On Twitter

“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
‘I Want Jexit’ Spray Painted On Washington D.C. Businesses

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
Steve King Raising Money Off Controversy From White Supremacy Comments

“The unhinged left has teamed up with Republican ‘NeverTrumpers’ and is pulling out all the stops to destroy me.”

21.1.2019 14:41
Stop Invoking Heschel To Silence Black Jews

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
These Synagogues Aren’t Orthodox. So Why Are Women Not Allowed To Read Torah?

“We didn’t move. The movement left us.”

20.1.2019 23:26
Take Note, Women’s March: Jewish Existence Is Resistance

I agonized over what to write on my poster for the Women’s March this past Saturday.

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