Middle East

U.A.E. Becomes First Arab Nation to Open a Nuclear Power Plant

Posted on Sun, 02 Aug 2020 04:22:27 +0000 - middle-east

The launch is raising concerns about the growing number of nuclear programs in the volatile Middle East.

Iran Says It Detained Leader of California-Based Exile Group

Posted on Sat, 01 Aug 2020 19:55:32 +0000 - middle-east

The detained man, Jamshid Sharmahd of the Kingdom Assembly of Iran, is accused of planning attacks on Iran, including a 2008 one that killed 14 and injured 200.

Trump Officials Reconsider Prosecuting ISIS ‘Beatles’ Without Death Penalty

Posted on Fri, 31 Jul 2020 22:12:24 +0000 - middle-east

American military officials in Iraq want two detainees taken off their hands and a British court has blocked sharing evidence for any death-penalty case. But other options are also getting a second look.

Scorching Temperatures Bake Middle East Amid Eid al-Adha Celebrations

Posted on Sat, 01 Aug 2020 12:27:26 +0000 - middle-east

Record high temperatures were recorded in Baghdad and Damascus, and experts warned of the effects of prolonged heat waves as the planet warms.

The Romans Called it ‘Alexandrian Glass.’ Where Was It Really From?

Posted on Fri, 31 Jul 2020 13:38:34 +0000 - middle-east

Trace quantities of isotopes hint at the true origin of a kind of glass that was highly prized in the Roman Empire.

In Afghanistan, a Rarely Seen Anti-Tank Weapon Destroys a Helicopter

Posted on Thu, 30 Jul 2020 22:30:36 +0000 - middle-east

Another Afghan helicopter was hit in January by an anti-tank guided missile in southern Afghanistan, in a swath of territory long contested by the Taliban.

Pilgrims, Fewer and Socially Distanced, Arrive in Mecca for Annual Hajj

Posted on Fri, 31 Jul 2020 00:20:14 +0000 - middle-east

The coronavirus pandemic has curtailed the annual pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, limiting the number of people and barring people from outside the kingdom.

Omar Hassan al-Bashir Is Gone, but the Killing Goes On in Darfur

Posted on Fri, 31 Jul 2020 01:38:25 +0000 - middle-east

The ouster of Sudan’s longtime ruler last year stoked hopes for peace in brutalized Darfur. But violence has surged amid fresh accusations against Sudan’s security forces.

Saudi Arabia Withdraws Bid to Buy Newcastle United

Posted on Thu, 30 Jul 2020 16:28:20 +0000 - middle-east

The proposed takeover of a Premier League club had drawn criticism from human rights groups and an important television partner.

Bahrain Buys Stake in Paris F.C., Moving in on P.S.G.'s Turf

Posted on Thu, 30 Jul 2020 01:28:15 +0000 - middle-east

The kingdom’s investment has made it the latest Gulf country to try to improve its nation’s image by attaching it to a European soccer club.

Palestinians, Slammed for Suppressing Dissent, Free Protest Organizers

Posted on Wed, 29 Jul 2020 06:02:27 +0000 - middle-east

The activists, charged with violating coronavirus regulations forbidding mass gatherings, were released on bail after being held for a week.

Egypt Sentences Women to 2 Years in Prison for TikTok Videos

Posted on Tue, 28 Jul 2020 22:52:14 +0000 - middle-east

Two Egyptian social media stars with millions of followers were convicted on charges of violating family values. Two more women are scheduled to stand trial on similar charges on Wednesday.