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Biden, Iraqi PM to Discuss Partnership as Middle East Tensions Brew

Arab World US President Joe Biden shakes hands with Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, US, April 15, 2024. (Reuters)

Biden, Iraqi PM to Discuss Partnership as Middle East Tensions Brew

US President Joe Biden on Monday reiterated Washington's commitment to Israeli security ahead of a meeting with Iraq's prime minister. Iraqi Prime Minister…

Arab World  Mourners react during the funeral of Palestinian Yazan Ishtayeh, who was killed in an Israeli raid, in Salim, near Nablus, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank April 15, 2024. (Reuters)

Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Teen in West Bank Military Raid

Israeli forces killed a Palestinian teenager and wounded three other people during a military raid in the occupied West Bank on Monday, the Palestinian Health…

Arab World Lebanese civil defense first responders stand before an impact crater following an Israeli air strike that hit a road in Lebanon's southern village of Alma al-Shaab on April 15, 2024 amid ongoing cross-border tensions as fighting continues between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip. (AFP)

Israeli Military Official Says Four Israeli Soldiers Wounded by Blast in Lebanon

Four Israeli soldiers were wounded in an explosion hundreds of meters inside Lebanese territory, an Israeli military official said on Monday. It appeared to…

Arab World US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (C) and Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Mohammad Ali Tamim (R) arrive for remarks at the State Department April 15, 2024 in Washington, DC. (Getty Images/AFP)

Iraq's Deputy Prime Minister, in US Meeting, Calls for Regional Restraint

Iraq called on all parties to show restraint amid soaring tensions between neighboring Iran and Israel, Deputy Prime Minister Mohammad Ali Tamim said on Monday…

Arab World A Palestinian boy, who was displaced by Israel's military offensive with his family on south Gaza, holds his cat as he attempts to return to his home in north Gaza through an Israeli checkpoint, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, in the central Gaza Strip April 15, 2024. (Reuters)

Israel Presses on in Gaza as World Awaits Response to Iran Attack 

Israel struck war-battered Gaza overnight, Hamas and witnesses said Monday, as world leaders urged de-escalation awaiting Israel's reaction to Iran's…

Arab World Posters hang in Tel Aviv, calling for the release of Israeli hostages held in Gaza by Palestinian group Hamas, during their conflict with Israel, April 13, 2024. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Israel Says Hamas Has Rejected Hostage Deal Proposal

Hamas has rejected the latest proposal for a deal to return Israeli hostages and Israel will continue to pursue its objectives in Gaza "with full force", Prime…

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Arab World A Royal Jordanian Airlines Embraer ERJ-195AR plane waits to take off on the runway at Cairo Airport, Egypt July 13, 2016. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Jordan, Iraq and Lebanon Reopen Airspace after Iran Attacks

Jordan, Iraq and Lebanon have reopened their airspace on Sunday after closing it late on Saturday as Iran launched drone and missile attacks against Israel,…

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Arab World A Royal Jordanian plane. Photo: The carrier's Facebook page

Jordan Temporarily Closes Airspace

Jordan will temporarily close its airspace for several hours beginning at 11 p.m. (2000 GMT) to all incoming, departing and transit aircraft, state-owned Al…

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Arab World Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani meets with US Vice President Kamala Harris in Munich, Germany (Reuters)

Washington Eyes Expanding Iraq Relationship ‘360 Degrees’

The security and defense relationship between the US and Iraq will be an important part of talks when Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani visits…

Ali Barada (Washington)
Arab World Mohammad Surour’s funeral procession in Lebanon (NNA)

Lebanese Money Changer Surour Victim of Ambush by Mossad-linked Woman

Lebanese security sources confirm that the killing of money changer Mohammad Surour is seen as a politically motivated crime, suggesting Israeli involvement. …

Mohamed Choucair (Beirut)
Arab World Tunisian police - File Photo/AFP

Tunisian Man Dead After Self-immolating in Protest Against Police

A young Tunisian man died after self-immolating in an act of protest against the police in the central region of Kairouan, his family said Friday. Yassine…

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Arab World A 12 April 2024 view of the remains of the Gaza municipality park in the Remal neighborhood after it was blown up by the Israeli army in October 2023, on 07 October 2023.  EPA/MOHAMED HAJJAR

US, EU Impose New Sanctions on Hamas

The US Treasury Department said on Friday it imposed sanctions on four Hamas members based in Gaza, including Abu Ubaida, the spokesman for the Izz al-Din al…

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Arab World Lebanese caretaker Interior Minister Basam Mawlawi (NNA)

Kidnappings, Murder Gangs Surge in Lebanon, Syria

Lebanese authorities investigating the killing of Pascal Sleiman, a coordinator for the Lebanese Forces Party in Jbeil, have arrested Syrian nationals…

Paula Astih (Beirut)
Arab World A camp for Sudanese refugees in Adre, Chad (AFP)

IRC: Sudan On Course to Become World’s Largest Hunger Crisis

Sudan is on course to become the world’s largest hunger crises, warned the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in a report released on Friday. “This crisis…

Mohamed Amin Yassin (Wad Madani)
Arab World US Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield (The AP)

US Urges Sudanese Warring Parties to Return to Negotiating Table

US Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield urged the warring parties in Sudan to stop the fighting and get back to the negotiating table in…

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Arab World Sudanese refugees wait for their turns to fetch water from wells made available by the NGO Doctors Without B (MSF) at the Farchana refugee camp near the East Chad Sudan border, 07 April 2024.(Issued 09 April 2024). (EPA)

UN Refugee Chief Says Sudanese Refugees May Head to Europe If Aid Not Provided

The United Nations refugee chief said on Friday that Sudanese refugees could be making their way to Europe if humanitarian aid was not adequately provided to…

Arab World  The port of Berbera in Somaliland offers Ethiopia access to the Red Sea and the Suez Canal further north. (AFP)

Somalia Says It Will Never Accept Ethiopian Naval Base in Somaliland

Somalia will never accept Ethiopia's plan to build a naval base in its breakaway region of Somaliland, but it would consider granting Ethiopia commercial port…

Arab World Palestinians families flee during an Israeli military operation in the Al-Nusseirat refugee camp, Gaza Strip, 12 April 2024. (EPA)

UN Says Waterborne Illnesses Spread in Gaza Due to Heat, Unsafe Water

Waterborne diseases are spreading in Gaza due to a lack of clean water and rising temperatures, the United Nations humanitarian coordinator in Gaza said on…

Arab World An interior view of a damaged car where one of two people were killed during an Israeli raid, in the West Bank city of Tubas, 12 April 2024. (EPA)

Israeli Forces Kill Two Palestinians Including Hamas Gunman in West Bank

Israeli forces shot dead two Palestinians, including a member of the armed wing of Hamas, near Tubas in the occupied West Bank on Friday following a raid on…

Arab World Mourners carry the coffin of Pascal Sleiman, an official of the Lebanese Forces party, during his funeral in Jbeil, Lebanon, 12 April 2024. (EPA)

Thousands of People Mourn Slain Lebanese Forces Official

Thousands of Lebanese on Friday mourned a slain Lebanese Forces official authorities said was killed by a Syrian gang, with supporters pointing the finger at…

Arab World A boy stands in the rubble of a house during an Israeli military operation in Al-Nusseirat refugee camp south of Gaza City,12 April 2024. (EPA)

Israel Pounds Gaza as Iran Attack Threat Puts Region on Edge

Residents reported heavy Israeli fire in central Gaza on Friday, with regional tensions soaring after Iran threatened reprisals over a strike in Syria this…

Arab World Ambassador Moushira Khattab, President of the National Council for Human Rights, in a previous visit to the Correction and Rehabilitation Center of the Ministry of Interior (National Council for Human Rights)

Egypt Pardons Thousands of Prisoners on Eid al-Fitr

Egypt released more than 3,000 prisoners, in a usual annual amnesty on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr. The Egyptian Ministry of Interior said, on Thursday,…

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Arab World Displaced Sudanese children play near tents at a camp in southern Gadaref state for people who fled Khartoum and Jazira states, in war-torn Sudan, on March 20, 2024. (AFP)

Sudanese Diplomat Criticizes His Country’s Absence from Paris Conference

Sudan’s ambassador to France Dr. Khaled Farah expressed his surprise and condemnation at the absence of his government from a conference in Paris that will…

Michel Abou Najm (Paris)
Arab World Hezbollah supporters attend a ceremony in Beirut’s southern suburbs honoring members killed in clashes with Israel. (Reuters)

Disintegration of the State Allows Israeli Mossad to Deeper Infiltrate Lebanon

The Israeli Mossad appears to have breached Lebanon in wake of its economic and financial collapse that have weakened state institutions and its security…

Youssef Diab (Beirut)
Arab World  Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani (Reuters)

Iranian Revenge Looms Large over Upcoming Meeting between Iraqi PM, Biden

Iran’s response to Israel’s attack on its consulate in Syria will loom large over the meeting between Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani and US…

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Arab World 18 December 2023, Hungary, Budapest: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, speaks during a press conference in Budapest. (dpa)

Plan to Eliminate PKK on Erdogan’s Agenda During Baghdad Visit

Preparations for the major plan to eliminate the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in northern Iraq are almost complete, confirmed Turkish sources. The plan…

Saeed Abdulrazek (Ankara)
Arab World HANDOUT - 11 April 2024, Israel, Rehovot: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits the Tel Nof Airbase. Photo: Kobi Gideon/GPO/dpa

Netanyahu Says Israel Preparing for Scenarios in Other Areas than Gaza

Israel is keeping up its war in Gaza but is also preparing for scenarios in other areas, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday. "Whoever harms us…

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Arab World Onlookers check the car in which three sons of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh were reportedly killed in an Israeli air strike in al-Shati camp, west of Gaza City on April 10, 2024, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Hamas militant group. (Photo by AFP)

Israel: Netanyahu Not Consulted on Killing of Haniyeh's Sons

Israeli forces killed three sons of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh in an air strike in Gaza without consulting senior commanders or political leaders including…

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Arab World Onlookers check the car in which three sons of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh were reportedly killed in an Israeli air strike in al-Shati camp, west of Gaza City on April 10, 2024, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Hamas group. (Photo by AFP)

Israel on Alert after Iranian Threat as Gaza War Grinds On

Israel was on alert Thursday after its arch foe Iran threatened reprisals over a strike in Syria this month that killed two Iranian generals, and as the war…

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