Mideast News Stories
Iran nuclear talks with U.S. to resume soon, Tehran and EU say
DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran’s indirect talks with the United States on reviving the 2015 nuclear pact will resume soon, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian told a joint news conference with the EU’s foreign policy chief in Tehran. “We are prepared to resume talks in the...
photo: AP / Iranian Foreign Ministry
Afghan quake misery intensifies
GAYAN, Afghanistan -- Tents, food and medical supplies rolled into the mountainous region of eastern Afghanistan where thousands were left homeless or injured by this week's powerful earthquake, which state media said killed 1,150 people. A new aftershock Friday took five more lives and deepened the...
photo: AP / Ebrahim Nooroozi
Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque ‘in danger of collapsing’ due to Israeli excavation work: Site official
RAMALLAH: Officials at Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem have raised deep concerns over Israeli excavation work at the holy site which they claim has caused cracks and other damage to the building’s structure. And Azzam Al-Khatib, director general of the city’s Islamic Awqaf and Al-Aqsa Mosque Affairs...
photo: AP / Mahmoud Illean
'Deeply disturbing' - UN says Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh killed by Israeli fire
The United Nations said Friday that its findings showed that the shot that killed Al Jazeera TV journalist Shireen Abu Akleh on May 11 was fired by Israeli forces. ......
photo: AP / Bilal Hussein
Afghanistan: Taliban say rescue effort almost complete one day after earthquake kills 1,000
Aid began arriving on Thursday in a remote part of Afghanistan where an earthquake killed 1,000 people, with Taliban officials saying the rescue operation was almost complete. The magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck early on Wednesday about 160 km (100 miles) southeast of Kabul, in arid mountains dotted...
photo: AP / Ebrahim Nooroozi
Turkey foiled Iranian plot to kill Israelis in Istanbul: FM
Israeli foreign minister Yair Lapid thanked Turkey on Thursday for helping foil an Iranian plot to harm Israelis in Istanbul and said the effort was still under way. Turkish authorities arrested five Iranians suspected of planning attacks on Israelis ahead of Lapid’s visit, Turkish media reports...
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Rescuers scramble to reach Afghan quake survivors as foreign aid arrives
SHARAN, AfghanistanDesperate rescuers battled against the clock and heavy rain Thursday to reach cut-off areas in eastern Afghanistan after a powerful earthquake killed at least 1,000 people and left thousands more homeless. An Afghan child is treated inside a hospital in the city of Sharan...
photo: AP / Rahmat Gul
UN Lambasts Iran's Increasing Use of Executions
geneva - U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has condemned Iran's increasing use of executions and the death penalty - including among children - in violation of international law. The secretary-general has submitted a report on the human rights situation in Iran to the U.N. human rights...
photo: UN / Manuel Elías
Amnesty calls teen stabber a victim of 'Israeli apartheid,' justice system
Ahmad Manasrah, who engaged in a stabbing attack in Pisgat Ze'ev in 2015, was called a victim of 'Israeli Apartheid' and the Israeli justice system by the human rights NGO Amnesty International on Wednesday. "20-year-old Ahmad Manasrah is one of many victims of [Israeli Apartheid’s]...
photo: AP / Maya Alleruzzo, File
Biden’s Mideast Visit Will Have ‘Significant’ Impact, Israel’s Lapid Tells Blinken
photo: Creative Commons / Haim Zach / Government Press Office (Israel)

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