Middle East

Huge Aquarium Opens in Jerusalem, the First in Israel

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Jerusalem’s Biblical Zoo unveiled the Israel’s first aquarium on June 16. It displays hundreds of species of fish from the Mediterranean and the Red Sea...

  • Two U.S. Marine Corps F-18 Super Hornets flying on May 31, 2017. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Michael Battles/Handout/File Photo via Reuters)

    Russia Cuts Incident Prevention Hotline With US in Syria

    Russia’s ministry of defense has halted its incident prevention hotline with the U.S. in response to the United States shooting down a Syrian jet on... Read more

  • Test-firing of a medium-range surface to surface missile, named Sejil-2, at an undisclosed location in Iran. (STR/FARS NEWS/AFP/Getty Images)

    Iran Launches Missiles Targeting ISIS in Syria

    Iran launched several missiles on ISIS positions in Deir Ezzor city in eastern Syria on June 17, claiming the lives of many, according to Sepah News, the... Read more

  • Israeli policemen secure the scene of the shooting and stabbing attack outside Damascus gate in Jerusalem's old city on June 16, 2017. (REUTERS/Ammar Awad)

    ISIS Claims Responsibility for Jerusalem Attack

    Israeli security forces killed three men, one of whom fatally stabbed a police woman, after carrying out a stabbing and shooting attack in Jerusalem on... Read more

  • Smoke rises from the old city during a battle against Islamic State militants, in Mosul, Iraq on March 26, 2017. (REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal)

    100,000 Civilians Used as Human Shield by ISIS Trapped in Mosul

    Around 100,000 civilians are trapped in ISIS-held areas of West Mosul, a human shield that is facing starvation and violence, warned the UNHCR’s representative in... Read more

  • A U.S. F-15 fighter jet takes off during an exercise dubbed " Juniper Falcon", held between crews from the U.S. and Israeli air forces, at Ovda Military Airbase, in southern Israel on May 16, 2017. (REUTERS/Amir Cohen)

    Qatar to Get More Jets Amid Diplomatic Crisis, Allegations of Sponsoring Terrorists

    Qatar got a lifeline of sorts amid an international diplomatic crisis after the U.S. signed an agreement to sell the country $12 billion worth of... Read more

  • A view shows buildings in Doha, Qatar on June 9, 2017. (REUTERS/Naseem Zeitoon)

    Kuwait: Qatar Willing to Listen to Gulf Concerns

    DUBAI/DOHA—Qatar is ready to listen to the concerns of Gulf Arab states that have cut diplomatic and economic ties, Kuwait said on Sunday, as it... Read more

  • Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif meets with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (not pictured) at his office at the Maximos Mansion in Athens, Greece on April 23, 2017. (REUTERS/Michalis Karagiannis)

    Ministry: Iran Attackers Fought for ISIS in Syria, Iraq

    ANKARA—Iran said on Thursday that gunmen and bombers who attacked Tehran were Iranian members of the ISIS terrorist group who had fought in the militants’ strongholds... Read more

  • A shop with a picture of Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani is seen in Doha, Qatar onJune 6, 2017. (REUTERS/Naseem Zeitoon)

    Turkey Throws Support Behind Qatar in Rift With Gulf Arabs

    ANKARA/DOHA—Turkey threw its support behind Qatar on Wednesday, with officials saying it could fast-track troop deployment and provide crucial food and water supplies to the... Read more

  • An Iranian policeman takes cover during an attack on the Iranian parliament in central Tehran, Iran on June 7, 2017. (Tasnim News Agency/Handout via REUTERS)

    Suicide Bombers Attack Iran Parliament, ISIS Claims Responsibility

    LONDON—Suicide bombers and gunmen attacked the Iranian parliament and Ayatollah Khomeini’s mausoleum in Tehran on Wednesday, killing at least 13 people in an unprecedented assault... Read more

  • Cars drive on a road leading to Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar on June 5, 2017. (REUTERS/Stringer)

    Saudi Arabia Revokes Qatar Airways’ Licenses

    RIYADH/DUBAI—Saudi Arabia on Tuesday revoked the licenses of Qatar Airways and ordered its offices to be closed within 48 hours, a day after banning all... Read more

  • President Trump, flanked by White House senior advisor Jared Kushner and chief economic advisor Gary Cohn, delivers remarks to reporters after meeting with Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince and Minister of Defense Mohammed bin Salman (L) at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Riyadh. (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

    Trump Comments on Gulf Rift, Pointing at Qatar Over Militant Funding

    DOHA/DUBAI—President Donald Trump, wading into the worst split between powerful Arab states in decades, said on Tuesday his trip to the Middle East was “already... Read more

  • An aerial view of Doha's diplomatic area on March 21, 2013. (REUTERS/Fadi Al-Assaad)

    Saudi, Egypt Lead Arab States Cutting Qatar Ties, Iran Blames Trump

    DUBAI—Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain severed their ties with Qatar on Monday, accusing it of supporting terrorism and opening up the... Read more

  • Security guards stand near the site of an attack that killed at least 26 people in Minya, Egypt on May 26, 2017. (REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany)

    Egypt Launches Air Raids on Libya After Christians Killed

    MINYA, Egypt—Egyptian air force planes on Friday carried out strikes directed at camps in Libya where Cairo believes militants responsible for a deadly attack on... Read more

  • Ramadan Abedi, the father of Salman Abedi, the suspected bomber who killed 22 concert-goers in an attack in Manchester, England May 22,  in Tripoli, Libya, May 24, 2017. (REUTERS/Hani Amara)

    Manchester Bomber’s Father Certain Son Did Not Carry Out Attack

    The father of the bomber who killed 22 concert-goers in an attack in Manchester told Reuters in the Libyan capital on May 24 that he had... Read more

  • The first International Dwarf Fashion Show in Paris in 2014. (Ellasharon/Wikimedia Commons)

    Dwarves Hit the Runway to Promote Awareness During Arab Fashion Week

    Fashion shows are traditionally put on by tall and thin models. But in one case in Dubai, a group of dwarf women are changing the... Read more

  • Newly re-elected Iranian President Hassan Rouhani gestures after delivering a televised speech in the capital Tehran on May 20, 2017. (Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)

    Decisively Re-elected, Rouhani Defies Hardliners, Pledges to Open Iran

    DUBAI/BEIRUT—President Hassan Rouhani pledged on Saturday to open Iran to the world and deliver freedoms its people have yearned for, throwing down a defiant challenge... Read more

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