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Middle East

Iraqi FM: Baghdad to host Iran’s talks with Jordan and Egypt

Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein says Baghdad is going to host talks between Iran and Egypt.

Israeli parliament votes to dissolve, new election ahead

Israeli lawmakers have voted to pass the final readings of a bill to dissolve the parliament, paving the way for snap elections slated for Nov. 1.

Israeli PM says won’t run in next elections

Outgoing Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett says he will not stand in the upcoming general election, according to his spokesperson.

Yemeni leader: US, Zionist lobby stoking war across world

The United States and Zionist lobby groups are pushing their warmongering agenda all across the world and the conflict in Ukraine is the latest example, the leader of Yemen’s Ansarullah resistance movement says.

Jordan FM: Arabs seeking good ties with Iran

Jordanian foreign minister says Arab countries want friendly relations with Iran and to achieve the goal, all sides need to remove sources of tensions through a negotiated solution.

Iranian FM: Syria crisis can only be resolved through political means

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian has said the Syria crisis can only be resolved through political means. Amirabdollahian was speaking in a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara on Monday night.

Iran says backs any national figure for Iraq’s PM

Iran’s ambassador to Baghdad says Tehran backs just any national figure as Iraq’s prime minister, provided that he would be considered a priority by the people of Iraq and would serve the interests of the country.

Iran says ready to dispatch humanitarian supplies to Yemen

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has said Tehran is ready to dispatch humanitarian supplies, COVID-19 vaccines in particular, to Yemen.

Report: Saudi dissidents ‘sexually assaulted and murdered’ in prison

Prisoners held for opposing the government in Saudi Arabia are being murdered, sexually assaulted and inflicted with “sheer” brutality, according to a new report.

UN confirms Israeli troops fired shots that killed Al Jazeera correspondent in WB

The United Nations has announced that information it had gathered showed that the bullets that killed Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in the West Bank on May 11 were fired by Israeli forces.

Report: US developing ‘normalization roadmap’ for Saudi Arabia, Israel

The White House has been working on a “road map for normalization” between Israel and Saudi Arabia ahead of US President Joe Biden’s visit to the Middle East next month, according to four US sources briefed on the issue.

Sadr: Iran never meddled in Iraqi politics or pressured Shia groups

Senior Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr roundly dismisses claims of Iranian “meddling” in the affairs of his country, saying the neighboring state never exerted any pressure on any Shia group in Iraq.

MbS visits Turkey for first time since Khashoggi murder

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Turkey on Wednesday for the first time in years for talks with President Tayyip Erdogan aimed at fully normalising ties that were ruptured after the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Israeli Knesset votes to dissolve

Israel moved closer on Wednesday to a fifth election in less than four years after lawmakers gave an initial nod to dissolve the parliament.

Analyst: Biden using Saudi trip as platform to win 2nd term

US President Joe Biden, who as a presidential candidate had vowed to make Saudi Arabia a “pariah”, is pursuing a multi-pronged agenda by embarking on a controversial trip to the kingdom, an Iranian political analyst says.

Iran’s Tasnim reporter abducted, beaten in WB

A Palestinian reporter working for Iran’s Tasnim News Agency was abducted and beaten over the coverage of a demonstration in the occupied West Bank city of Nablus.

Israel coalition moves to dissolve parliament

Israeli legislators will vote to dissolve the parliament, opening the way for a fifth election in three years. It comes following weeks of pressure on Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s fragile governing coalition.

Iran FM: Presence of Zionists causing sabotage in region

The Iranian foreign minister has told his Emirati counterpart that the presence of the Zionist regime in the region is destabilizing and causes insecurity, terror and sabotage in the entire region.

‘Saudi-led forces violated Yemen truce 103 times in 24 hours’

The Saudi-led military coalition waging war on Yemen has reportedly violated a UN-mediated ceasefire 103 times over the past day by dispatching spy aircraft into the country’s airspace and conducting deadly artillery attacks there.

Iran FM calls for dialogue among regional countries

The Iranian foreign minister, in a phone conversation with his Omani opposite number, called for dialogue among regional countries aimed at establishing peace and security.

3 Palestinians killed by Israeli troops in WB

Israeli forces killed three young Palestinians and injured around a dozen more during a military raid on the Jenin refugee camp in the northern part of the West Bank on Friday morning.

US says Daesh leader captured in Syria raid

A top Daesh leader has been arrested in an American military ground raid in northwestern Syria, according to the US-led forces.

White House confirms Biden upcoming visit to Israel, Saudi Arabia

President Joe Biden will make his first trip to the Middle East next month with visits to Israel, the occupied West Bank and Saudi Arabia, the White House confirmed Tuesday. Talks over Iran will be among the topics to be discussed during Biden’s Middle East visit in mid-July.

Expert: US needs oil, Biden sinking

The high inflation and the soaring fuel prices in the US are gnawing away at President Joe Biden’s popularity, so he is going back on his election campaign promises to find new financial resources, a political expert says.

US says to help integrate Israel, Arab states’ air defenses

Bipartisan US lawmakers from both houses of the Congress on Thursday introduced legislation aimed at bolstering defense cooperation between Israel and several Arab states with the Pentagon's explicit involvement, in order to "thwart threats from Iran and its proxies."

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