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World Cup 2022 - News
11/21/2022 11:54:59 AM
The first direct flight flying from Israel to Qatar took off from Ben Gurion Airport on Sunday morning carrying Israeli and Palestinian football fans eager to watch their favorite teams compete in Qatar's 2022 FIFA World Cup, the first held in a Mideast country.

World - Region
11/20/2022 2:46:26 PM
The United States is reinforcing defence infrastructure in the Middle East, at a time of tension with Iran which likely abandoned a plan to attack Saudi Arabia due to security ties, a US official said Sunday.

World - Region
11/11/2022 10:56:02 PM
A key U.N. committee approved a draft resolution Friday calling on the International Court of Justice to urgently issue its opinion on the legal consequences of denying the Palestinian people the right to self-determination as a result of Israel's actions since the 1967 Mideast war.

COP27 - Climate change
11/4/2022 3:27:00 PM
The Middle East is at high risk of water and food scarcity as well as severe heat waves as a result of climate change, said a Greenpeace study released Wednesday.

Business - Economy
10/31/2022 2:42:23 PM
The economies of Middle Eastern and North African countries were resilient this year, but double-digit inflation is expected to slow growth in 2023, the International Monetary Fund said Monday.

World - Region
10/29/2022 9:37:16 AM
The UN Mideast envoy said 2022 is on course to be the deadliest year for Palestinians in the West Bank since the UN started tracking fatalities in 2005, and he called for immediate action to calm 'an explosive situation' and move toward renewing Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.

World - Region
10/26/2022 9:01:07 PM
President Joe Biden was to host Israel's President Isaac Herzog at the White House on Wednesday for a meeting expected to focus on Mideast tensions and Ukraine shortly before US and Israeli elections.

World - Region
10/13/2022 8:26:51 PM
The Palestinian president on Thursday used an audience with Vladimir Putin to denounce the United States, telling the Russian leader that he has no faith in Washington as a Mideast peace broker.

World - Region
9/28/2022 11:17:04 PM
Israel continued its defiance of a 2016 UN Security Council resolution demanding an immediate halt to all settlement activity in lands the Palestinians want for their future state, advancing plans for construction of nearly 2,000 housing units in the last three months, the UN Mideast envoy said Wednesday.

World - Region
9/27/2022 1:14:19 PM
​Lebanon's parliament speaker on Tuesday summoned lawmakers for a session this week to elect the country's next president, offering a glimmer of hope of a political step forward even as chaos roils this Mideast nation.

World - Region
9/2/2022 4:08:03 PM
Iran said Friday its navy seized two American sea drones in the Red Sea before letting them go, the latest maritime incident involving the U.S. Navy's new drone fleet in the Mideast.

World - Region
8/30/2022 12:55:00 PM
Supporters of a prominent Iraqi Shia cleric fired rocket-propelled grenades into Iraq's Green Zone as machine gun fire crackled overhead Tuesday, deepening the political chaos gripping the Mideast nation.

World - Region
8/8/2022 4:00:55 PM
Millions of Shia Muslims - from Iran to Afghanistan and Pakistan - were marking the festival of Ashoura on Monday, one of the most emotional occasions in their religious calendar, commemorating the 7th century martyrdom of the Prophet Muhammad's grandson Hussein.

World - Region
7/25/2022 2:40:00 PM
Temperatures in the Middle East have risen far faster than the world's average in the past three decades. Precipitation has been decreasing, and experts predict droughts will come with greater frequency and severity.

World - Region
7/16/2022 2:37:56 PM
Iraq's caretaker prime minister, whose country is mired in political crisis, says it is in Iraq's interest to keep pushing for a rapprochement between Iran and Saudi Arabia to ease regional tensions.

World - Region
7/15/2022 5:29:53 PM
Iran's navy on Friday unveiled its first division of ships and submarines capable of carrying armed drones, as US President Joe Biden tours the Middle East.

World - Region
7/13/2022 5:54:45 PM
Joe Biden opened his first visit to the Mideast as president on Wednesday by declaring a ``bone deep'' bond between the United States and Israel and pledging to strengthen economic connections between the two countries going forward.

World - Region
7/8/2022 6:37:27 PM
The family of prominent Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, shot dead by the Israeli army in the occupied West Bank, asked US President Joe Biden on Friday to meet during his visit next week.

World - Region
7/4/2022 12:18:36 PM
The U.S. Navy's Mideast-based 5th Fleet is starting to offer rewards for information that could help sailors intercept weapons, drugs and other illicit shipments across the region amid tensions over Iran's nuclear program and Tehran's arming of Yemen's Houthi rebels.

Egypt - Foreign Affairs
6/15/2022 10:42:20 PM
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry discussed with UN Mideast peace envoy Tor Wennesland on Wednesday how to create an appropriate atmosphere to push forward peace negotiations between the Palestinians and Israelis as soon as possible.

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