Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani and his main political rival held dual inaugurations as they both sought to claim rights to lead the nation, despite intense U.S. intervention aimed at averting the rift.
Saudi authorities began releasing officials and royal family members questioned in a security clampdown.
Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has embarked on a broad security crackdown by rounding up royal rivals and military officials in an effort to quash potential challenges to his power, Saudi royals and advisers familiar with the matter said.
Beirut’s failure to honor its debt load was long expected and comes at a time when the global financial system is on edge.
A shaky cease-fire took hold in northwestern Syria following an agreement by Turkey and Russia aimed at ending hostilities that heightened the risk of war between the two powers.
Russia and Turkey have agreed to a cease-fire in northwestern Syria, where intense fighting has triggered a humanitarian catastrophe and brought the nuclear power and the NATO member closer to direct war.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s party won the most parliamentary seats in Israel’s national election Monday but his right-wing bloc fell short of a majority, leaving no clear winner and raising the specter of a fourth election in just over a year.
As Iran grapples with one of the worst coronavirus outbreaks world-wide, its neighbors are struggling to stem the flow of people and goods across porous borders.
Thousands of people from Middle East conflict zones are rushing through Turkey toward neighboring Greece after Turkey said it would no longer stop the four million refugees living on its soil from trying to enter the EU.
As Turkey launches a military operation against the Syrian government, the U.S. is making a show of support for a NATO ally but stopping short of delivering weapons requested by Ankara.
Experts and diplomats warn that Tehran has slashed the time it would need to amass enough fuel for a nuclear weapon.
Exit polls for Israel’s third national election in less than a year suggested that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was leading challenger Benny Gantz and close to securing a majority in Israel’s parliament.
The patient, a Saudi man who had traveled to Iran—the center of the outbreak in the Middle East—as been quarantined.
Barred from entering neighboring Turkey, and fleeing a Syrian-government offensive, hundreds of thousands of people are crammed into camps. Pressure is mounting on Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to respond.
Israelis went to the polls in their third national election in less than a year, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sought to fend off a challenge from his main rival Benny Gantz. But voters fear that Monday’s ballot could end in yet another deadlock.
Iraq’s prime minister-designate withdrew his candidacy for the position, saying he faced obstruction from some political factions over reforms, deepening political turmoil in the country as it faces a growing coronavirus challenge.
Iranian authorities have seized millions of medical supplies being hoarded by black-market traders, an effort to alleviate their own shortfall as they fight to contain the world’s second-deadliest national coronavirus outbreak.
Iran’s health ministry said Saturday that 593 patients had tested positive for coronavirus. Nine more people in Iran have died from the illness, bringing the total number of fatalities in the country to 43, according to the health ministry.
Coronavirus infections among Iran’s senior leaders are raising questions over the extent of an outbreak that has become a flashpoint in the world-wide spread of the virus.
At least 33 Turkish soldiers were killed in northwestern Syria on Thursday, Turkish officials said, plunging Turkey deeper into the crisis in its war-ravaged neighboring country amid the Syrian regime’s Russian-backed military offensive to reclaim the last rebel stronghold.