Middle East

Israelis Concerned About Changes US President-Elect Biden May Make in Middle East Policy
Many saw Donald Trump as great president for Israel
Linda Gradstein
Tue, 11/10/2020 - 02:47 PM
A voter, mask-clad due to the coronavirus pandemic, dips her finger in ink after voting at a polling station in Jordan's capital Amman, Nov. 10, 2020.
Election has highest ever number of women candidates vying for parliament seats in a bid to tackle kingdom’s pressing issues and challenge traditional norms
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Tue, 11/10/2020 - 11:01 AM
FILE PHOTO: Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat looks on during a news conference following his meeting with foreign diplomats in Ramallah, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank
Known for being tough at the bargaining table, Erekat was a divisive figure for Israelis
Linda Gradstein
Tue, 11/10/2020 - 09:00 AM
A screengrab taken on July 13, 2014 from a video released by the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram and obtained by…
Nigerians sentenced to ten years to life in prison for funding operations of the terrorist group Boko Haram
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Tue, 11/10/2020 - 06:00 AM
In this image composed of screen grabs from an Instagram video posted on Oct. 31, 2020.
In VOA Persian interview, source says Sirous Abbasi and Farideh Veysi boycotted the second session of their trial by a Revolutionary Court in Sanandaj on Nov. 2
Michael Lipin
Tue, 11/10/2020 - 04:04 AM
FILE - A fighter with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) monitors on surveillance screens prisoners accused of being affiliated with the Islamic State (IS) group, at a prison in the northeastern Syrian city of Hasakeh, Oct. 26, 2019.
Samantha ElHassani learned her fate Monday, more than five years after she and her husband smuggled themselves and their kids into the Islamic State’s self-declared caliphate
Jeff Seldin
Tue, 11/10/2020 - 03:33 AM
Israeli settlers blow the Shofar, a ceremonial ram's horn, as they gather to show their support for U.S. President Donald Trump.
Analysts expect President-elect Joe Biden to take tougher stand on human rights issues - especially in Persian Gulf region
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Mon, 11/09/2020 - 11:15 AM
Déa Hage-Chahine, right, hugs a Kenyan migrant outside a shelter where she had been staying with other migrants, in Mkalles.
Two Lebanese are on a mission to repatriate migrant workers who have been stranded in Lebanon amid the worst economic crisis in the country's modern history
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Mon, 11/09/2020 - 09:51 AM
Security forces remove anti-government protesters' tents at protesters' site in Tahrir Square, Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Oct. 31…
The jihadists threw grenades and fired on the tribal Hashed forces stationed at Al-Radwaniyah
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Mon, 11/09/2020 - 12:13 AM
A newspaper with a front picture of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden is seen at a newsstand in Tehran, Iran November 8, 2020…
Generally positive reaction from Arab media to Biden's victory over Trump?
Edward Yeranian
Sun, 11/08/2020 - 10:37 AM
People cast their ballots at a school used as a polling station during the second round of Egypt's parliamentary elections.
First day of second phase appears to go smoothly amid light to moderate turnout
Edward Yeranian
Sat, 11/07/2020 - 08:33 PM
A selection of the British national newspapers with front page reactions to President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris prevailing in the U.S. election, is seen in London, Nov. 8, 2020.
For days, world leaders shied away from commenting on America’s presidential election, but Saturday, when Joe Biden became the projected winner, that changed
Jamie Dettmer
Sat, 11/07/2020 - 06:57 PM
Women and men wait in separate lines to cast their votes, outside a school used as a polling station during the second round of Egypt's parliamentary election in Cairo, Egypt, Nov. 7, 2020.
First day of second phase is said to have gone smoothly amid light to moderate turnout
Edward Yeranian
Sat, 11/07/2020 - 01:49 PM
FILE - An Emirati policeman wearing a protective mask amid the coronavirus pandemic, unfurls a national flag at a beach in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sept. 10, 2020.
As part of reform of personal and family laws, Emirati government says those crimes will now be treated by courts as normal murder cases
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Sat, 11/07/2020 - 11:14 AM
Gebran Bassil, a Lebanese politician and head of the Free Patriotic movement, talks during an interview with Reuters in Sin-el-fil, July 7, 2020.
The target of protests that erupted last year against a political class accused of pillaging the state, Gebran Bassil says sanctions don't scare him
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By Reuters
Fri, 11/06/2020 - 05:14 PM

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