Middle East


 2 min read

Middle East
US President Joe Biden addresses media representatives during a press conference at the NATO summit at the Ifema congress center in Madrid, on June 30, 2022.

Biden on Mideast trip: Goal to 'deepen Israeli integration in region'

Biden will meet with Israeli leaders to 'affirm the unbreakable bond Israel and the United States have'

 3 min read

Middle East
Iran's nuclear enrichment facility in Natanz in 300 kms 186 (miles) south of capital Tehran, Iran, Monday April, 9, 2007

Emerging Arab-Israeli bloc forces Iran to renew nuclear talks

'The region is changing, alliances are changing'

 2 min read

Diplomacy
Le président Isaac Herzog et le roi de Jordanie Abdallah II au palais Al Husseiniya à Amman, en Jordanie, le 30 mars 2022.

Israeli president Herzog meets with Jordan's King Abdullah

'During the warm meeting, the president and the king discussed deep strategic issues,' the statement reads

 3 min read

Defense
Cérémonie à la mémoire de la journaliste Shireen Abu Akleh à Ramallah en Cisjordanie, le 19 juin 2022

Israel tells UN 'not possible' to say how Palestinian journalist was shot

IDF responds to findings announced by the UN Human Rights Office

 3 min read

Diplomacy
A Palestinians walks next to graffiti showing former US president Donald Trump with a footprint on his face in Gaza City, Gaza, on January 29, 2020.

Intel report warned Abraham Accords could destabilize Middle East

Normalization without addressing the Palestinian issue risked further conflict, officials warned

 2 min read

Defense
Defense Minister Benny Gantz at a ceremony in memory of the Israeli soldiers at the National Hall of Remembrance at Mount Herzl, Jerusalem on June 14, 2022.

Israel says it's building regional air defense alliance under US

Gantz said cooperation between Israel and US-aligned Arab states is already underway

 5 min read

Middle East
Calev Ben-David, anchor of The Rundown at i24NEWS

Opinion: Building bridges between Israel and the UAE

The highlight of the relationship is not its economic or political aspects, but rather the human side

 2 min read

Africa
70th US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on February 27, 2021, in Orlando, Florida.

Biden admin failing Abraham Accords axis, Pompeo charges

US no longer 'sending meaningful messages' to Iran, Pompeo says

 3 min read

International
Le prince héritier saoudien Mohammed ben Salmane à Djeddah, en Arabie saoudite, le 4 décembre 2021

Biden says won't hold personal meeting with Saudi crown prince

'I'm going to an international meeting, and he's going to be part of it'

 2 min read

Economy
A salesman on his phone while selling eggs at an eggstand in the Machane Yehuda Market, Jerusalem, January 27, 2018.

Global inflation crisis ripples through Middle East

Israel and the Middle East not immune to crisis with inflation felt in the region in different ways

 3 min read

Asia & Pacific
A police officer looks at a Muslim boy at the Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad, India, on June 10, 2022.

India: Arrests, house demolitions over anti-Islam unrest

Some in India's minority Muslim community see the anti-Islam comments as the latest instance of humiliation

 2 min read

Diplomacy
US President Joe Biden during a press conference in Seoul, South Korea, on May 21, 2022.

Biden expected in Israel on July 14 and 15 - Israeli media

'We are planning a trip to Israel and Saudi Arabia in July'

 2 min read

International
President Joe Biden speaks in the White House on February 18, 2022, in Washington, the United States.

Biden says he's yet to decide on Saudi trip

Rights groups call on leader to adopt tougher line on abuses

 2 min read

International
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman chairing the Gulf Cooperation Council summit in Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh on December 14, 2021.

Two Saudi delegations to visit US as ties improve

Biden publicly acknowledged on Friday that he may travel to Saudi Arabia soon

 2 min read

Middle East
Le président américain Joe Biden lors d'une conférence de presse à la Maison du peuple à Séoul le 21 mai 2022

Biden postpones Israel, Saudi Arabia visits until July - report

The White House is planning a 'broader trip to the Middle East' for next month

 2 min read

Diplomacy
Le président Joe Biden quitte Air Force One à son arrivée à la base aérienne d'Osan, le 20 mai 2022, à Pyeongtaek, en Corée du Sud

Biden says still 'no direct plans' for Mideast visit

Biden was expected to arrive in Israel in late June

 3 min read

The Gulf
US President Joe Biden (R) with King Salman bin Abdel-Aziz at the Prince Sultan palace in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on October 27, 2011.

Report: Biden to visit former ‘pariah’ Saudi Arabia

Biden 'will look for opportunities to engage with leaders from the Middle East region'

 2 min read

Ukraine - Russia War
Un appartement endommagé lors d'un bombardement à Kharkiv, dans l'est de l'Ukraine, le 21 mai 2022

Study: Majority of Arabs do not care about Ukraine-Russia war

'The politics and dynamics of the conflict in Ukraine are far too complicated for a lot of the audiences'

 2 min read

Iran & Eastern States
Le chef d'état-major général des forces armées, le général Mohammad Hossein Bagheri (g) et le commandant de l'armée, le général Abdolrahim Mousavi, lors de la visite d'une base souterraine de drones au cœur des montagnes du Zagros, le samedi 28 mai 2022

Report: Iran unveils underground drone base

State media report comes amid simmering regional tensions

 3 min read

Diplomacy
Le président israélien Isaac Herzog s'adresse à l'assemblée lors de la réunion annuelle du Forum économique mondial à Davos, le 25 mai 2022.

Israel's Herzog sets out his vision for a 'renewable Middle East' in Davos

'Together, we can shape not only a new Middle East but a renewable Middle East,' Herzog says

 2 min read

Economy
An Algerian employee prepares bread at a bakery in the capital Algiers, on February 27, 2022.

Middle East, north Africa hit by higher commodity prices - IMF

Food prices account for nearly 60% of last year’s increase

 2 min read

Environment
A man walks on a deserted road during a spring sandstorm in Iraq's capital city Baghdad on May 5, 2022.

Iraq closes airports, public buildings due to heavy sandstorms

A giant dust cloud leaves Baghdad’s streets deserted

 2 min read

North Africa
The Jerusalem Cantorial Choir and Ra'anana Orchestra preform in Gush Etzion, Israel, on March 27, 2022.

Israeli orchestra plays in Egypt for first time in four decades

The orchestra played during Independence Day celebrations in the Israeli Embassy in Egypt

 3 min read

Levant & Turkey
This handout picture taken and released on May 5, 2022 by the Vatican Media, shows Pope Francis on wheelchair meeting an audience in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican.

Pope Francis delays Lebanon visit over health concerns

Nassar did not specify the health reasons, but the pope is known to suffer from knee pain