Middle East

Khaled Mashaal elected Hamas' leader overseas

Khaled Mashaal elected Hamas' leader overseas

Mashaal previously served as head of Hamas’ political bureau before being replaced by Ismael Haniyeh.Ben Ariel, Today, 5:01 AM
US, Israeli officials to hold second round of talks on Iran

US, Israeli officials to hold second round of talks on Iran

Top national security officials from the US and Israel will convene virtually on Tuesday for strategic talks on Iran.Elad Benari, Today, 4:04 AM
Iran: Damaged nuclear site will take days, not months to repair

Iran: Damaged nuclear site will take days, not months to repair

Top Iranian nuclear official says Natanz uranium enrichment facility will be expanded during repair work, downplays damage from explosion.David Rosenberg, Yesterday, 7:04 PM
Report: Assad regime dropped chlorine bomb on civilians in 2018

Report: Assad regime dropped chlorine bomb on civilians in 2018

Report concludes that units of the Syrian Arab Air Force used chemical weapons in rebel-held Saraqib on 4 February 2018.Arutz Sheva Staff, Yesterday, 5:37 PM
Iranian ship struck by mine has not moved since explosion last week

Iranian ship struck by mine has not moved since explosion last week

MV Saviz, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps forward base stationed off the coast of Yemen, has not moved, according to satellite images.Gary Willig, Yesterday, 12:19 PM
Report: Iran will retaliate for Natanz explosion - but not directly

Report: Iran will retaliate for Natanz explosion - but not directly

Iran's response to the Natanz events will be to indirectly attack Israel, Israeli security organizations estimate.Kobi Finkler, Yesterday, 12:15 PM
Former MK Anat Berko: Israel will continue to disrupt Iran's attempts at nuclear power

Former MK Anat Berko: Israel will continue to disrupt Iran's attempts at nuclear power

Former Head of the Cyber Subcommittee of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee stresses the importance of monitoring Iran closely.Akiva Spiegelman, Yesterday, 10:03 AM
PA Arabs asked: Did you know there was a Jewish Temple under the Dome of the Rock?

PA Arabs asked: Did you know there was a Jewish Temple under the Dome of the Rock?

PA Arabs asked about the history of the Temple Mount site as part of Corey Gil-Shuster's 'The Ask Project.'Arutz Sheva Staff, Yesterday, 9:43 AM
Iranian FM Zarif promises 'revenge' for Natanz incidents

Iranian FM Zarif promises 'revenge' for Natanz incidents

'Zionists want to take revenge for success in lifting sanctions,' Iran FM claims.Arutz Sheva Staff, Yesterday, 9:00 AM
PA praises Canadian party's anti-Israel resolution

PA praises Canadian party's anti-Israel resolution

PA “foreign affairs ministry” praises New Democratic Party for approving resolution calling for an end to “Israeli occupation”.Elad Benari, Yesterday, 6:12 AM
Officials: It will take Iran 9 months to fix damage at Natanz

Officials: It will take Iran 9 months to fix damage at Natanz

Intelligence officials: Fire at Iran's Natanz nuclear facility was caused by large explosion that completely destroyed its power system.Elad Benari, Yesterday, 4:12 AM
'Abbas is a partner, he has proven that he is against violence'

'Abbas is a partner, he has proven that he is against violence'

Outgoing Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories: PA chairman should be treated differently.Arutz Sheva Staff, Yesterday, 1:07 AM
New fire breaks out in Iranian nuclear facility

New fire breaks out in Iranian nuclear facility

Senior Iranian official says additional fire has broken out at Natanz uranium enrichment plant, which was earlier hit by sabotage.Arutz Sheva Staff, Sunday, 10:19 PM
Iran: We will respond to 'terrorist attack' on nuclear facility

Iran: We will respond to 'terrorist attack' on nuclear facility

Chief of Iranian nuclear program calls sabotage of uranium enrichment facility 'act of terrorism', hints at Iranian response.David Rosenberg, Sunday, 8:31 PM
Intel Officials: Israel's Mossad behind attack on Iranian nuclear facility

Intel Officials: Israel's Mossad behind attack on Iranian nuclear facility

Western intelligence officials claim Israeli Mossad is responsible for damage to Iranian uranium enrichment facility in Natanz.Arutz Sheva Staff, Sunday, 5:46 PM
Ramadan kareem: UAE Issues do's and don'ts for Israeli tourists during month of Ramadan

Ramadan kareem: UAE Issues do's and don'ts for Israeli tourists during month of Ramadan

The friendly reminder was issued to the UAE Hebrew Twitter page in cooperation with the local Chabad branch.Arutz Sheva Staff, Sunday, 5:25 PM
What is going on in Iran? Cyber experts weigh in

What is going on in Iran? Cyber experts weigh in

Iran’s Natanz nuclear site suffered an electrical disturbance just hours after starting up new advanced centrifuges used to enrich uranium.Akiva Spiegelman, Sunday, 4:25 PM
Iranian official: Sabotage may be behind nuclear plant accident

Iranian official: Sabotage may be behind nuclear plant accident

Member of Iranian parliament says 'accident' at electrical grid for Natanz nuclear facility 'very suspicious.'Arutz Sheva Staff, Sunday, 2:36 PM
Iran: 'Accident' at nuclear plant

Iran: 'Accident' at nuclear plant

Iran says an “accident” has struck the electrical distribution grid of the country’s Natanz nuclear facility.Arutz Sheva Staff, Sunday, 7:52 AM
Iran goes into new lockdown amid fourth COVID-19 wave

Iran goes into new lockdown amid fourth COVID-19 wave

Most shops closed and offices restricted to one-third capacity in cities declared as “red-zones.”Arutz Sheva Staff, Sunday, 6:47 AM
IAEA flags new Iran breach of 2015 nuclear deal

IAEA flags new Iran breach of 2015 nuclear deal

UN atomic watchdog's new report describes a breach related to Iran’s stockpile of enriched uranium.Arutz Sheva Staff, Sunday, 6:04 AM
Egypt sentences top Muslim Brotherhood leader to life in prison

Egypt sentences top Muslim Brotherhood leader to life in prison

Mahmud Ezzat, 76, found guilty of "terrorism" and sentenced to life imprisonment.Elad Benari, Canada, Friday, 10:42 PM
Little progress made in talks on Iran nuclear deal

Little progress made in talks on Iran nuclear deal

Talks aimed at bringing US back into 2015 nuclear deal with Iran end in Vienna without progress.Elad Benari, Canada, Friday, 9:43 PM
Iran is testing nuclear-capable missiles, Israeli ambassador reveals

Iran is testing nuclear-capable missiles, Israeli ambassador reveals

Iran has been testing nuclear ballistic missiles for months, violating UN Resolution 2231, Israeli ambassador Gilad Erdan reveals.Arutz Sheva Staff, Friday, 11:57 AM
Nikki Haley: UNRWA is corrupt and counterproductive

Nikki Haley: UNRWA is corrupt and counterproductive

Former US ambassador the UN slams UNRWA after Biden announced he would be restoring aid to the agency.Elad Benari, Friday, 6:36 AM
Iran: We will respond to attack on our ship in the Red Sea

Iran: We will respond to attack on our ship in the Red Sea

Iranian Armed Forces spokesman: Iran will respond to attack on the Saviz ship once it uncovers the source.Elad Benari, Friday, 2:37 AM
Biden's politics spell trouble for Israel

Biden's politics spell trouble for Israel

Major changes that worry Israel's leaders can be observed in the US administration's policy towards the Middle East.Yochanan Visser, Thursday, 5:47 PM
State Department: US prepared to remove sanctions on Iran

State Department: US prepared to remove sanctions on Iran

State Department spokesman: We are prepared to take the steps necessary to return to compliance with the Iran nuclear deal.Elad Benari, Thursday, 6:41 AM
PA welcomes US restoration of UNRWA funding

PA welcomes US restoration of UNRWA funding

PA cabinet leader Mohammad Shtayyeh welcomes restoration of US economic aid to the PA as well as its restoration of aid for UNRWA.Elad Benari, Thursday, 5:23 AM
Iranian official: We have produced 55 kg of 20% enriched uranium

Iranian official: We have produced 55 kg of 20% enriched uranium

Official at Atomic Energy Organization of Iran says the country has made 55 kg of uranium enriched to up to 20% since January.Elad Benari, Thursday, 4:38 AM
Jordan's King: The sedition has been nipped in the bud

Jordan's King: The sedition has been nipped in the bud

Jordan's King Abdullah II says the political crisis involving his half-brother Prince Hamzah is over.Elad Benari, Thursday, 4:01 AM
PA: Israel is provoking Biden

PA: Israel is provoking Biden

Abbas spokesman: Jerusalem's decision to build in Har Homa neighborhood is a provocation.Dalit Halevi, Thursday, 3:30 AM
Report: Israel notified US it attacked Iranian vessel in Red Sea

Report: Israel notified US it attacked Iranian vessel in Red Sea

American official tells New York Times the Israelis called the attack a retaliation for earlier Iranian strikes on Israeli vessels.Elad Benari, Wednesday, 5:05 AM
Mysterious attack in the Red Sea

Mysterious attack in the Red Sea

Intelligence ship linked to Iran's Revolutionary Guards reportedly attacked off coast of Yemen.Arutz Sheva Staff, Tuesday, 8:00 PM
Iranian Health Minister warns of new wave of COVID-19

Iranian Health Minister warns of new wave of COVID-19

Iranian Health Minister: We are currently in a very difficult and tough situation.Elad Benari, Tuesday, 6:34 AM
US ready to review key sanctions on Iran

US ready to review key sanctions on Iran

State Department spokesman: US ready to review key sanctions on Iran if it comes into compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal.Elad Benari, Tuesday, 4:41 AM
PA demands elections in eastern Jerusalem

PA demands elections in eastern Jerusalem

PA "foreign minister" calls on international community to pressure Israel to allow PA elections to be held in eastern Jerusalem.Dalit Halevi, Tuesday, 3:37 AM
Jordanian prince pledges loyalty to King Abdullah II

Jordanian prince pledges loyalty to King Abdullah II

Jordan's Prince Hamzah pledges loyalty to King Abdullah II following rift within the royal family.Ben Ariel, Tuesday, 1:11 AM
New list compiles surnames of 20th Century Cairo Jews

New list compiles surnames of 20th Century Cairo Jews

Searchable list contains nearly 2,000 surnames of Cairo Jews, making it invaluable tool for researchers.Dan Verbin, 4/5/2021, 11:38 PM
Iran claims to have arrested 'Israeli spy'

Iran claims to have arrested 'Israeli spy'

Iran says spy network suspected of fraud, forging documents and checks.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/5/2021, 4:36 PM
PA approves 36 candidate lists for elections

PA approves 36 candidate lists for elections

PA election officials announce that 36 candidate lists had been approved to run in legislative elections set for next month.Elad Benari, 4/5/2021, 6:43 AM
Iranian official reiterates: No direct or indirect talks with US

Iranian official reiterates: No direct or indirect talks with US

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi: Iran will not accept any step-by-step plan to revive the 2015 nuclear agreement.Elad Benari, 4/5/2021, 5:39 AM
Report: Ex-Mossad agent offered to get Prince Hamzah's family out of Jordan

Report: Ex-Mossad agent offered to get Prince Hamzah's family out of Jordan

Jordanian official reportedly claims former Israeli agent offered to fly family of arrested Jordanian prince out of the country.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/4/2021, 8:26 PM
How could alleged coup plot in Jordan affect ties with Israel?

How could alleged coup plot in Jordan affect ties with Israel?

Top Israeli Arab affairs scholar Dr. Mordechai Kedar says Israel must 'reassess' its relationship with Jordan.Yoni Kempinski, 4/4/2021, 7:46 PM
Jordan's Queen Noor: Claims of coup plot are 'wicked slander'

Jordan's Queen Noor: Claims of coup plot are 'wicked slander'

Former Queen of Jordan comes out with public defense of her son, the ex-Crown Prince accused of plotting overthrow of King Abdullah.David Rosenberg, 4/4/2021, 7:00 PM
Azeri FM: Partnership with Israel is strong, multidimensional

Azeri FM: Partnership with Israel is strong, multidimensional

Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov: 'Azerbaijan and Israel enjoy strong bilateral relations and good friendship.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/4/2021, 1:00 PM
Jordan's Crown Prince under house arrest: We have turned into a tyrant state

Jordan's Crown Prince under house arrest: We have turned into a tyrant state

Jordanian Crown Prince announces he's been placed on house arrest, blames state institutions in possible 'last communication' with outside.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/4/2021, 8:35 AM
Jordan foils attempt to overthrow its King Abdullah II

Jordan foils attempt to overthrow its King Abdullah II

Coup is 'under control,' Jordanian military officials tell Israeli counterparts.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/3/2021, 10:18 PM
Saudi FM: Normalization with Israel would be a 'tremendous benefit'

Saudi FM: Normalization with Israel would be a 'tremendous benefit'

Saudi Foreign Minister says normalization with Israel would depend on progress in Israeli-PA peace process.Elad Benari, Canada, 4/3/2021, 12:19 AM
Iran rejects any talks with US

Iran rejects any talks with US

Iran says it will not hold any meeting with the US during session in Vienna next week with the remaining participants in 2015 nuclear deal.Elad Benari, Canada, 4/2/2021, 8:15 PM
'Palestinian elections are ultimately a matter for the Palestinian people'

'Palestinian elections are ultimately a matter for the Palestinian people'

State Department spokesman responds to presence of convicted terrorists in Fatah election slate.Elad Benari, 4/2/2021, 6:03 AM
PA: Israel blackmailing countries for vaccines

PA: Israel blackmailing countries for vaccines

PA "foreign minister" accuses Israel of exploiting the spread of COVID-19 to collect a political price by providing vaccines to countries.Dalit Halevi, 4/2/2021, 5:37 AM
US report: PA tortured attendees at 2019 Bahrain workshop

US report: PA tortured attendees at 2019 Bahrain workshop

State Department report on human rights finds PA took action against Palestinian Arabs who took part in peace workshop in Bahrain in 2019.Elad Benari, 4/2/2021, 5:21 AM
Jordan livid over Jewish visits to Temple Mount

Jordan livid over Jewish visits to Temple Mount

In official protest letter, Jordanian Foreign Ministry claims that the entire area of the Al-Aqsa Mosque is for Muslims only.Dalit Halevi, 4/2/2021, 4:58 AM
Iran and world powers to discuss nuclear agreement

Iran and world powers to discuss nuclear agreement

Officials from Iran, China, Russia, France, Germany and Britain will meet virtually to discuss possible US return to 2015 nuclear deal.Elad Benari, 4/2/2021, 4:35 AM
IAEA: Iran enriching uranium with new batch of advanced centrifuges

IAEA: Iran enriching uranium with new batch of advanced centrifuges

New IAEA report finds Iran is again breaching its 2015 deal with world powers.Elad Benari, 4/2/2021, 1:15 AM
'They'll find a way' - Iran skirting US sanctions, exporting millions in illegal oil

'They'll find a way' - Iran skirting US sanctions, exporting millions in illegal oil

CNBC confirms Iran is 'ghosting' U.S. sanctions on crude exports exports, shipping millions of dollars worth of illegal supplies.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/1/2021, 11:54 AM