Middle East News

Amid Iran tensions, a look at Mideast's powers and proxiesAmid tensions between the U.S. and Iran, a look at the powers and proxies in the Middle East
The Associated Press20 minutes ago
IS claims bomb attack targeting US-backed force in SyriaA spokesman for a U.S.-backed force in Syria says a suicide bomber from the Islamic State extremist group detonated his explosives in northern Syria targeting a convoy belonging to the force and the U.S.-led anti-IS coalition
The Associated Press4 hours ago
In this Sunday, May 19, 2019, photo released by the U.S. Navy, Sailors scrub the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln in the Arabian Sea. (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Garrett LaBarge/U.S. Navy via AP)
Reports: Iran quadruples production of enriched uraniumSemi-official news agencies in Iran are reporting that Iran has quadrupled its production of enriched uranium amid tensions with the U.S. over an unraveling atomic accord
The Associated Press5 hours ago
The Latest: Iran appeals to UN chief to help ease tensionsIran is urging the UN secretary-general to help launch a diplomatic dialogue to ease the current 'alarming security situation' in the broader Persian Gulf region
The Associated Press6 hours ago
FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2019, file photo, White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner attends a conference on Peace and Security in the Middle East in Warsaw, Poland. The Trump administration will unveil the first phase of its long-awaited blueprint for Mideast peace next month at a conference in the region designed to highlight economic benefits that could be reaped if the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is resolved, the White House said Sunday, May 19. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, File)
Palestinians say US conference doomed without political planPalestinians say any US peace plan that does not give them an independent state is doomed to fail, casting a cloud over a conference planned for next month
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Inmate sentenced to death will get new trial in 1997 slayingA 49-year-old man sentenced to death will get a new trial in the 1997 slaying of a Cincinnati convenience store owner
The Associated Press8 hours ago
In this Sunday, May 19, 2019, photo released by the U.S. Navy, Boatswain's Mate Seaman Tabari Harvey, from Bellevue, Neb., stands watch as forward lookout on vulture's row aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln in the Arabian Sea. (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Garrett LaBarge/U.S. Navy via AP)
Key events raising tensions in the Persian GulfKey events in the recent escalation of tensions between the United States and Iran
The Associated Press8 hours ago
UN agency threatens to suspend aid to rebel areas in YemenThe UN food agency is threatening to suspend aid to areas under the control of Yemen's Houthi rebels, if they do not take measures against theft and fraud in food distribution
The Associated Press9 hours ago
AP EXPLAINS: Science of uranium enrichment amid Iran tensionAP EXPLAINS: A look at the science of uranium enrichment as tensions rise between the United States and Iran
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Lebanese budget protesters clash with security in BeirutLebanese security forces have opened heavy water cannons on anti-austerity protests in the capital city, as the government faces a looming fiscal crisis
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Map locates the Green Zone in Baghdad, Iraq.;
Iraqi Shiite figures warn US-Iran war could 'burn' IraqShiite figures in Iraq warn against attempts to pull their country into war between US, Iran
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Iranian semi-official news agencies, quoting nuclear official, say Iran quadruples production of low-enriched uraniumIranian semi-official news agencies, quoting nuclear official, say Iran quadruples production of low-enriched uranium
The Associated Press9 hours ago
ADDS LOCATION - In this Sunday, May 19, 2019, photo released by the U.S. Navy, sailors partake in a foreign object and debris walk-down on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln in the Arabian Sea. (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Garrett LaBarge/U.S. Navy via AP)
US aircraft carrier seen as barometer of tensions with IranOrdered to the Persian Gulf, the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier has become a 100,000-ton barometer of the tensions between Iran and the US
The Associated Press10 hours ago
No deal but Sudanese army, protesters will keep talkingSudan's ruling generals, protesters fail to reach deal on transfer of power but agree to keep alking
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Egypt says after bus attack, 12 militants killed in CairoEgyptian forces kill 12 members of militant group with suspected links to outlawed Muslim Brotherhood
The Associated Press16 hours ago
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