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A man wearing face mask walks on the street in Moscow, Russia, April 9, 2020. Russia's COVID-19 cases grew by a new daily record of 1,459 in the last 24 hours to reach 10,131 on Thursday, covering most regions of the country, official data showed. The death toll rose to 76 from the previous day's 63, and 698 people have recovered, including 118 in the last 24 hours, Russia's coronavirus response center said in a statement. (Xinhua/Evgeny Sinitsyn)

Global COVID-19 cases top 3.5 million as Mideast, Europe witness continued slowdown

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Global COVID-19 infections topped 3.5 million on Sunday as Mideast and Europe witnessed a continued slowdown in new cases. Global cases of...
Pedestrians wearing masks are seen in downtown Tehran, Iran, Feb. 23, 2020. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday issued an order to form a national headquarters to cope with the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the country, state TV reported. Since Iran announced the first batch cases of the coronavirus in the country on Wednesday, 43 Iranians have been confirmed infected by the virus, eight of whom have died. (Photo by Ahmad Halabisaz/Xinhua)

2nd Iranian lawmaker dies of COVID-19, while some countries in Mideast take new precautionary...

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An Iranian lawmaker died of COVID-19 infection on Saturday as the epidemic claimed 21 more lives in the country. Several countries in the Middle...
Palestinian leaders have rejected the plan as an attempt by the US and Israel to 'finish off the Palestinian cause' [Mohammed Salem/Reuters]

Palestinians demonstrate against U.S. Mideast peace plan

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Thousands of Palestinians demonstrated on Tuesday in the West Bank and Gaza against the U.S. Mideast peace plan, known as the "Deal of the...
Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkish president says never allows U.S. plan to threaten peace in Mideast

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey would never allow U.S. so-called "Deal of the Century" to threaten peace in the region, the state-run...
Israeli-occupied Palestinian

Hundreds of Tunisians rally in protest of U.S. Mideast peace plan

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Hundreds of Tunisians on Wednesday marched in the center of the capital Tunis in protest of the newly unveiled U.S. Middle East peace plan,...
UN Security Council

UN Security Council to hear briefing from Kushner on controversial Mideast peace plan

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The Security Council will hear a briefing behind closed doors from Jared Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump's senior adviser, on the U.S.-proposed Middle East...
Israeli-occupied Palestinian

Biased Mideast peace plan result of political calculation, unlikely to work

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As the Middle East peace plan conceived by the Trump administration has been receiving severe criticism from the Palestinians and the Arab countries, U.S....
Trump's Middle East peace plan

Iran, Turkey urge “solid” stance of Muslims against Trump’s Mideast peace plan

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The Iranian and Turkish foreign ministers on Sunday called for "solid" stance of the Muslim world against the U.S. peace plan for the Middle...
Trump's Mideast peace plan

Arab FMs reject U.S. Mideast peace plan, voice support for Palestine

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Arab foreign ministers voiced rejection on Saturday to the recently released U.S. Middle East peace plan, while expressing their support for Palestine which emphatically...
European Union

EU to assess Trump’s Mideast peace plan – Josep Borrell

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The European Union (EU) will study and assess the U.S. Middle East peace plan announced by the U.S. President Donald Trump, said Josep Borrell,...
Iran

Iran rejects U.S. Mideast peace plan as “disgraceful”

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Iranian Foreign Ministry on Tuesday strongly rejected the U.S. Middle East peace plan as "disgraceful." In a statement released hours after U.S....
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

Abbas says to change role of Palestinian Authority in response to Trump’s Mideast peace...

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday announced that he will change the role of the current Palestinian Authority in response to U.S. President Donald...
U.S. President Donald Trump

Turkey says Trump’s Mideast peace plan “stillborn”

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The Turkish Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that the peace plan announced by U.S. President Donald Donald Trump to end the conflict between Israel...
Trump's Mideast peace plan

Egypt calls on Palestinians, Israelis to “carefully study” Trump’s Mideast peace plan

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Egypt Tuesday called on the Palestinians and the Israelis to "carefully study" the peace vision announced by U.S. President Donald Trump earlier in the...
AFP/File / Ilyas Akengin Turkey claims 24 people have been killed in the border town of Kilis by rocket fire from Islamic State jihadists in Syria

IS resorts to worldwide revenge over its Mideast mess

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Palestinian observers said the recent attacks of the Islamic State (IS) in various parts of the world were motivated by revenge, following a series...
AFP / Ahmad Al-Rubaye Tens of thousands of pro-regime forces have been massed near the Iraqi city of Fallujah ahead of the offensive to retake the city which was seized by Islamic State fighters in 2014

Peace in Mideast is a long ahead over IS recent failures

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The Islamic State (IS) has recently suffered massive military failures in Iraq and Syria, but the chance for peace and stability in the war-torn...
European Union

Europe Becomes easy targets for attacks for IS after failures in Mideast

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The recent wave of terrorist attacks in Europe is correlated in one way or another with the chaotic situation in the Middle East and...
Arabia

International mediation underway as Mideast diplomatic rift widens

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The international community has been striving to mediate the crisis among the countries concerned since the escalating tensions between Qatar and its fellow Arab...

Somalia’s livestock exports grow aimd increased demand in Mideast

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Latest data from a UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report shows Somalia exported 4.9 million goats and sheep, 295,000 cattle and 72,000 camels...

President Xi Mideast visit gives backing to Palestinian cause

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by Omer Othmani, Osama Radi In his speech at the Arab League in Cairo, President Xi made clear his country's stance towards finding a...
Bashar Al-Assad

Assad states that US-led Coalition Has Only Made Terrorism Open

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President Bashar al-Assad Mr Assad also criticised the US-led coalition and its air strikes in Syria and Iraq as counter-productive, saying that terrorism had...
Aircraft

Mideast international air travel outperforms global growth: IATA

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The growth of international air travel from and to the Middle East outperformed global air travel in January both in number of passengers and...

US re-sounds it’s positions on mideast peace plan

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President Barack Obama on Thursday spoke to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about U.S. adherence to the policy of two-state solution and its insistence...

Active military mission in the Middle East : Unwanted legacy for Obama

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Seeking war power authority for three years, President Barack Obama is setting up the prospect that his successor will become the third American president...

Effects of Iran expanding its influence in the Middle East

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The remaining Americans have been evacuated from the country of Yemen. The U.S. closed its embassy because of the violence after a radical Islamic...

Israel accused of fronting terrorism

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Iran?s Parliament (Majlis) Speaker Ali Larijani says Israel is behind all acts of terror in the Middle East, calling for necessary action in the...

Israel?s Development in West Bank Fuels Tensions

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Palestinian women walk near Israel's barrier near Ramallah in the West Bank. Photo: IRIN/Shabtai Gold At a special meeting to mark the 10th anniversary...