Middle East

Iran reduces number of centrifuges enriching uranium to 60% purity

Iran reduces number of centrifuges enriching uranium to 60% purity

IAEA says Iran has reduced the number of centrifuges enriching uranium to up to 60% purity at Natanz to one cluster from two.Elad Benari, Today, 3:07 AM
Israel, Bahrain reach agreement on mutual recognition of green passports

Israel, Bahrain reach agreement on mutual recognition of green passports

Citizens who have been vaccinated against COVID to be able to travel between Israel and Bahrain.Arutz Sheva Staff, Yesterday, 10:24 PM
Iran continues violating 2015 nuclear deal but US reportedly 'ready to lift sanctions'

Iran continues violating 2015 nuclear deal but US reportedly 'ready to lift sanctions'

Negotiations to return to 2015 nuclear pact continue in Vienna, as interim agreement appears at hand despite Tehran's breach of terms.Arutz Sheva Staff, Yesterday, 10:40 AM
Assad applies to run in Syrian presidential election

Assad applies to run in Syrian presidential election

Six people, including a woman, have applied to take part in the presidential race.Elad Benari, Yesterday, 6:41 AM
PA official: 90% chance elections are cancelled

PA official: 90% chance elections are cancelled

The PA has hinted at the possibility that the elections will be postponed if Israel does not allow them to be held in eastern Jerusalem.Elad Benari, Yesterday, 6:10 AM
Official: US presented Iran with roadmap on sanctions relief

Official: US presented Iran with roadmap on sanctions relief

Senior State Department official says the US provided Iran with outline of sanctions it is prepared to remove.Elad Benari, Yesterday, 5:19 AM
Facebook thwarts hacking network used by PA intelligence services

Facebook thwarts hacking network used by PA intelligence services

Facebook says elements linked to PA security services used fake accounts to target journalists and government critics.Elad Benari, Yesterday, 4:35 AM
Chemical weapons watchdog strips Syria of its voting rights

Chemical weapons watchdog strips Syria of its voting rights

The move follows OPCW investigation that found the Syrian air force used sarin and chlorine gas in three attacks.Elad Benari, Yesterday, 4:07 AM
IAEA: Iran has installed extra advanced centrifuges in Natanz

IAEA: Iran has installed extra advanced centrifuges in Natanz

UN atomic watchdog says Iran has installed extra advanced centrifuges at its underground plant and plans to add even more.Elad Benari, Yesterday, 1:00 AM
Israel, UAE sign Memorandum of Understanding on health cooperation

Israel, UAE sign Memorandum of Understanding on health cooperation

Under agreement, the countries will cooperate on global pandemics, cyber security, medical training, and many other aspects of public healthArutz Sheva Staff, Wednesday, 6:48 PM
Tehran losing sleep over situation on Iran-Azerbaijan border

Tehran losing sleep over situation on Iran-Azerbaijan border

Israel's Mossad is increasingly active on the Iran-Azerbaijan border - a fact which is causing growing concern in Tehran.Dean Elmas Shmuel, Wednesday, 12:21 PM
Saudi Arabia: Iran should avoid escalation

Saudi Arabia: Iran should avoid escalation

Saudi Arabia calls on Iran to engage in negotiations over 2015 nuclear agreement and avoid escalation.Elad Benari, Wednesday, 6:45 AM
US and EU: More work needed to revive Iran deal

US and EU: More work needed to revive Iran deal

Meanwhile, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the "negotiations have achieved 60-70 percent progress."Elad Benari, Wednesday, 6:01 AM
Abbas aide: Postponing the elections is on the table

Abbas aide: Postponing the elections is on the table

PA chairman's aide Nabil Shaath says elections could be postponed if Israel refuses to let them take place in eastern Jerusalem.Elad Benari, Wednesday, 5:36 AM
BDS movement attacks first Israeli art exhibition in UAE

BDS movement attacks first Israeli art exhibition in UAE

Exhibit in Dubai features three Israeli artists featuring a theme of the "concept of water."Dan Verbin, Wednesday, 4:42 AM
Iranian official: We have already resumed enrichment activities at Natanz

Iranian official: We have already resumed enrichment activities at Natanz

Head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran says uranium enrichment activities at Natanz have already resumed after last week's explosion.Elad Benari, Wednesday, 3:07 AM
New York Times report: Mossad agents deeply entrenched in Iran

New York Times report: Mossad agents deeply entrenched in Iran

NYT report alleges authorities in Tehran are 'greatly alarmed' by Israel's ability to strike targets at will and fear a 'network of agents.'Nissan Tzur, Tuesday, 5:21 PM
Jewish family which fled Yemen marks son's Bar Mitzvah in Dubai

Jewish family which fled Yemen marks son's Bar Mitzvah in Dubai

After fleeing Houthi radicals in Yemen and reuniting with relatives in the UAE, one Jewish family celebrates Bar Mitzvah in Dubai.Arutz Sheva Staff, Tuesday, 10:24 AM
Top Democrats still want to slow down sale of F-35s to the UAE

Top Democrats still want to slow down sale of F-35s to the UAE

Senate Democrats introduce bill hampering sale of F-35 stealth fighters to the United Arab Emirates.Ron Kampeas, JTA, Tuesday, 7:45 AM
PA receives 72,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine

PA receives 72,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine

The shipment is part of the international COVAX initiative.Elad Benari, Tuesday, 6:32 AM
Hamas demands elections in Jerusalem

Hamas demands elections in Jerusalem

Deputy Hamas leader says Palestinian people have a right to hold parliamentary elections in eastern Jerusalem.Dalit Halevi, Tuesday, 6:18 AM
Sudan officially abolishes Israel boycott law

Sudan officially abolishes Israel boycott law

The Cabinet approved the bill that repealed the 1958 law earlier this month.Elad Benari, Tuesday, 6:05 AM
Israeli security cabinet convenes amid Iran tensions

Israeli security cabinet convenes amid Iran tensions

As Iran ramps up uranium enrichment and looks to negotiate end to sanctions, Israel's security cabinet convenes for first time in months.i24NEWS, Monday, 10:44 PM
Sudan's only Jewish cemetery restored

Sudan's only Jewish cemetery restored

Historic Jewish cemetery in Khartoum restored by Canadian expat who works in Africa.Dan Verbin, Monday, 7:29 PM
'Laugh now, Zionists - soon you'll be wiped out'

'Laugh now, Zionists - soon you'll be wiped out'

Commander-in-Chief of Iran's Revolutionary Guards says Israel will soon 'disappear at the hands of the Palestinians'.David Rosenberg, Monday, 11:44 AM
Syria to hold presidential elections on May 26

Syria to hold presidential elections on May 26

President Bashar Al-Assad widely expected to win a fourth seven-year term.Elad Benari, Monday, 6:35 AM
Bahrain's airline to provide direct flights to Israel

Bahrain's airline to provide direct flights to Israel

The first Gulf Air flight from Bahrain to Tel Aviv will take off on June 3.Elad Benari, Monday, 5:08 AM
Abbas: Biden must rescind recognition of PLO as terror organization

Abbas: Biden must rescind recognition of PLO as terror organization

PA chairman tells J Street Conference that Biden administration must rescind 1987 determination that the PLO is a terror group.Elad Benari, Monday, 4:11 AM
Five rockets fired at Iraqi airbase hosting US soldiers

Five rockets fired at Iraqi airbase hosting US soldiers

Two foreign contractors and three Iraqi soldiers wounded in latest attack on Balad airbase north of Baghdad.Elad Benari, Monday, 2:03 AM
Deputy chief of Iran's Quds Force dies of apparent heart attack

Deputy chief of Iran's Quds Force dies of apparent heart attack

Mohammed Hejazi, deputy commander of the Quds Force, dies of apparent heart attack.David Rosenberg, Sunday, 9:17 PM
PA mounting pressure on Israel to allow elections in eastern Jerusalem

PA mounting pressure on Israel to allow elections in eastern Jerusalem

PA 'Foreign Minister' intends to harness the European Union to the mission of allowing the elections to be held in eastern Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, Sunday, 2:50 PM
Jordan officials worried about Palestinian election results, fear of Hamas takeover

Jordan officials worried about Palestinian election results, fear of Hamas takeover

The government officials have been stressing instability as a result of the potential shift in power.Arutz Sheva Staff, Sunday, 1:58 PM
Report: Saudi Arabia, Iran hold talks to repair relations

Report: Saudi Arabia, Iran hold talks to repair relations

Regional rivals hold meetings in Baghdad about resuming relations which have been cut off since 2016.Arutz Sheva Staff, Sunday, 10:03 AM
UAE leaders congratulate Syrian president on National Day

UAE leaders congratulate Syrian president on National Day

Bashar Al-Assad has been president of Syria since 2000 and has been in a bloody civil war since 2011.Arutz Sheva Staff, Sunday, 9:32 AM
Iranian official confirms progress in nuclear talks

Iranian official confirms progress in nuclear talks

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister says "new understanding" appears to be taking shape in talks regarding US return to 2015 deal.Arutz Sheva Staff, Sunday, 6:07 AM
IAEA confirms Iran enriching uranium to 60%

IAEA confirms Iran enriching uranium to 60%

UN watchdog agency confirms Iran is enriching uranium to 60% at Natanz plant.Arutz Sheva Staff, Saturday, 10:07 PM
Sudan denies it will send delegation to Israel

Sudan denies it will send delegation to Israel

Earlier this week, it was reported that Sudanese delegation comprising security and intelligence officials would travel to Israel next week.Elad Benari, Canada, Saturday, 12:55 AM
Iran’s nuclear chief: We've begun 60% uranium enrichment

Iran’s nuclear chief: We've begun 60% uranium enrichment

Iran’s nuclear chief says country is producing about 9 grams of 60% enriched uranium an hour at its underground plant in Natanz.Elad Benari, Canada, Friday, 10:56 PM
Iranian parliament confirms uranium enrichment

Iranian parliament confirms uranium enrichment

The chairman of the Iranian parliament has confirmed that Iran is now enriching uranium to 60%.Arutz Sheva Staff, Friday, 11:36 AM
EU: Israel must not obstruct PA elections

EU: Israel must not obstruct PA elections

EU representative to the PA says EU is in contact with Israel to allow for PA elections to be held "without obstacles".Elad Benari, Friday, 6:44 AM
Lebanon: Israel must halt all offshore explorations

Lebanon: Israel must halt all offshore explorations

Lebanon's President demands that Israel halt all exploration in an offshore gas field on its southern border.Ben Ariel, Friday, 6:09 AM
'Their Independence Day is our Nakba Day'

'Their Independence Day is our Nakba Day'

Israeli Arabs participate in events marking the "Nakba" held in abandoned Palestinian Arab villages.Dalit Halevi, Friday, 5:35 AM
One of the last Jews in Egypt dies at 91

One of the last Jews in Egypt dies at 91

Albert Arie, the oldest Jews in Cairo who recently told his story in a documentary, has died at the age of 91.Dan Verbin, 4/15/2021, 6:27 PM
Rouhani: We're not looking for a nuclear bomb

Rouhani: We're not looking for a nuclear bomb

“If we want, we can enrich uranium to a level of 90%," Iranian president says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/15/2021, 3:22 PM
Kurdish officials report: Explosive-laden drone targets U.S. troops in Iraq

Kurdish officials report: Explosive-laden drone targets U.S. troops in Iraq

Kurdish officials in Iraq announced a drone attack on an airport base housing US troops. No injuries reported.Eitan Divinsky, 4/15/2021, 8:06 AM
IAEA: Iran almost ready to start enriching uranium to 60% purity

IAEA: Iran almost ready to start enriching uranium to 60% purity

UN atomic watchdog says Iran is almost ready to start enriching uranium to 60% purity at Natanz.Elad Benari, 4/15/2021, 6:40 AM
Syria rejects report finding it used chemical weapons in 2018

Syria rejects report finding it used chemical weapons in 2018

Syria rejects global watchdog's report that found it used chemical weapons on a rebel-held town in 2018.Elad Benari, 4/15/2021, 5:29 AM
Blinken: Iran's uranium enrichment is 'provocative'

Blinken: Iran's uranium enrichment is 'provocative'

Secretary of State blasts Iran’s announcement that it intends to begin enriching uranium at 60% purity.Elad Benari, 4/15/2021, 3:58 AM
Alireza Zakani: Explosion destroyed majority of Natanz facilities

Alireza Zakani: Explosion destroyed majority of Natanz facilities

Iranian MP Zakani confirms: Natanz explosion destroyed most of the site's enrichment facilities. Nuclear expert: Iran threats are empty.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/14/2021, 6:26 PM
Ship that ran aground in Suez Canal impounded due to financial dispute

Ship that ran aground in Suez Canal impounded due to financial dispute

Massive cargo vessel being prevented from leaving Egypt until owner pays a reported $900 million in compensation.Dan Verbin, 4/14/2021, 5:15 PM
Report: Sudan to send official delegation to Israel

Report: Sudan to send official delegation to Israel

Sources say first Sudanese delegation to Israel will comprise security and intelligence officials.Ben Ariel, 4/14/2021, 6:40 AM
US still committed to nuclear negotiations with Iran

US still committed to nuclear negotiations with Iran

White House criticizes Tehran's "provocative" statement that it will ramp up uranium enrichment but says it remains committed to talks.Elad Benari, 4/14/2021, 5:36 AM
Egypt hits back at Ethiopia over controversial Nile dam

Egypt hits back at Ethiopia over controversial Nile dam

Egypt alluding to possibility of renewed tensions with Ethiopia over lack of progress in negotiations dealing with Ethiopian Nile dam.Dan Verbin, 4/14/2021, 5:27 AM
Biden to proceed with UAE arms sale

Biden to proceed with UAE arms sale

Biden administration tells Congress it is proceeding with deal to sell more than $23 billion in weapons to UAE, including F-35s.Elad Benari, 4/14/2021, 3:58 AM
Report: Israel won't retaliate for attack on ship in the Gulf

Report: Israel won't retaliate for attack on ship in the Gulf

Israeli security official says Israel is seeking to reduce tensions in the Persian Gulf.Elad Benari, 4/14/2021, 1:00 AM
Report: Israeli ship attacked in Gulf near UAE

Report: Israeli ship attacked in Gulf near UAE

Iranian, Lebanese media report Israeli vessel attacked off Emirates coast.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/13/2021, 5:49 PM
'Israel made a very bad gamble by attacking Natanz nuclear facility'

'Israel made a very bad gamble by attacking Natanz nuclear facility'

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif calls sabotage of Natanz nuclear site a 'very bad gamble by Israel', says attack will strengthen Iran.David Rosenberg, 4/13/2021, 10:19 AM