Recent News Headlines : Middle East

JERUSALEM ISSUE PUTS JAPAN'S TOP ENVOY IN A TIGHT SPOT IN THE MIDDLE EAST


But in Washington's shadow, the extent to which Japan can answer to those expectations remains unclear... READ MORE

12th December, 2017 0

RUSSIA'S PUTIN, EGYPT'S SISI DISCUSS NUCLEAR DEAL, MIDDLE EAST TENSIONS


Moscow halted civilian air traffic to Egypt in 2015 after militants bombed a Russian Metrojet flight leaving from the tourist resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, killing 224 people onboard... READ MORE

12th December, 2017 10

QATAR SIGNS $8BN TYPHOON FIGHTER JET DEAL WITH THE UK


The deal between the two countries was signed in Doha by Qatar's Defence Minister Khalid bin Mohammed al-Attiyah and his British counterpart, Gavin Williamson... READ MORE

11th December, 2017 3465

ANTI-TRUMP PROTESTERS IN BEIRUT CLASH WITH SECURITY OUTSIDE US EMBASSY


As they hurled stones, security forces responded with tear gas and water cannons... READ MORE

10th December, 2017 9

MACRON STEPS INTO MIDDLE EAST ROLE AS U.S. RETREATS


Mr. Macron, who came to the job with few Middle East connections, put in place a team that knows the region intimately... READ MORE

10th December, 2017 1364

TOUGHER U.S. TONE TOWARD SAUDI ARABIA EXPOSES RIFT ON KEY ALLY


In recent weeks, Tillerson got Trump's permission to deliver private messages to Prince Mohammed, warning him against further destabilizing actions in Qatar... READ MORE

9th December, 2017 115

NATIONS CRITICIZE TRUMP'S RECOGNITION OF JERUSALEM AS ISRAELI CAPITAL, SAYING IT HURTS PEACE PROSPECTS


U.S. President Donald Trump's move to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Wednesday brought global criticism, with some countries urging Washington... READ MORE

8th December, 2017 21

MACRON SECURES EUR12 BILLION IN DEALS ON QATAR VISIT


Qatar agreed to firm up an option from 2015 to buy 12 more Dassault Aviation-made Rafale fighters, and said it could purchase a further 36... READ MORE

7th December, 2017 217

TRUMP RECOGNITION OF JERUSALEM HIGHLIGHTS FRACTIOUS ARAB WORLD, PROMPTS PALESTINIANS TO CALL PEACE PROCESS 'FINISHED'


Muslims across the Middle East warned Wednesday of disastrous consequences as a result of President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's cap... READ MORE

7th December, 2017 1

DONALD TRUMP'S JERUSALEM DECISION PROMISES UPHEAVAL


, descriptionText President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hold a joint press conference at the White House... READ MORE

6th December, 2017 12446

YEMEN HUMANITARIAN SITUATION LIKELY TO WORSEN WITH SALEH DEATH


Yemen humanitarian situation likely to worsen with Saleh death Jim Mattis... READ MORE

6th December, 2017 0

EXCLUSIVE: KUSHNER IS LEAVING TILLERSON IN THE DARK ON MIDDLE EAST TALKS, SOURCES SAY


The State Department's concerns about Kushner's approach predate reports this week that Trump may move to oust Tillerson by the end of the year... READ MORE

3rd December, 2017 4423

HOW CAN THE ARAB WORLD SIDESTEP THE PULL OF THE ABYSS?


The Middle East owes many of its problems to a long history of foreign invasions... READ MORE

3rd December, 2017 10

MATTIS ARRIVES IN CAIRO FOR MEETING WITH EGYPTIAN PRESIDENT


That assistance is linked to Egypt's 1979 peace treaty with Israel, and underpins a U.S.-Egyptian security relationship that is now mostly aimed at fighting terrorism... READ MORE

2nd December, 2017 13

FLYNN'S NAME LINKED TO NUCLEAR PLAN REQUIRING LIFTING OF SANCTIONS ON RUSSIA


Mideast nuclear plan backers bragged of support of top Trump aide Michael Flynn... READ MORE

2nd December, 2017 37

BACKERS OF U.S.-RUSSIA MIDEAST NUCLEAR PLAN BRAGGED OF SUPPORT OF TOP TRUMP AIDE MICHAEL FLYNN


Previously they told a congressional committee that they had not had any dealings with Flynn since May 2016, before Trump became the Republican Party's presidential candidate... READ MORE

2nd December, 2017 0

US DEFENCE SECRETARY JIM MATTIS EMBARKS ON VISIT TO MIDDLE EAST, W AFRICA, SOUTH ASIA


Mattis left US today to re-affirm the enduring US commitment to partnerships in the Middle East, West Africa and South Asia, the Pentagon said... READ MORE

2nd December, 2017 2

CHARITY SHOP CUSTOMERS LEAVE EMPTY-HANDED, REFUGEES BENEFIT


Customers at a new charity shop in London walk away empty-handed and any money they spend goes to assist refugees in Europe and the Middle East... READ MORE

1st December, 2017 9

GALLERY: MATT CARTOONS, DECEMBER 2017


In the Telegraph's Five by Five briefing for today, Wednesday 29 November, British and EU negotiators have reached a deal over the so-called Brexit bill... READ MORE

29th November, 2017 1

GALLERY: MATT CARTOONS, DECEMBER 2017


In the Telegraph's Five by Five briefing for today, Wednesday 29 November, British and EU negotiators have reached a deal over the so-called Brexit bill... READ MORE

29th November, 2017 1

ANALYSIS | TRUMP IS GETTING THE ZERO-SUM GAME HE WANTS IN THE MIDDLE EAST


Reporting from Lebanon, my colleagues examined how the region's political turmoil has actually boosted Hezbollah... READ MORE

28th November, 2017 455

AUSTRALIA POLICE ARREST MAN ACCUSED OF NEW YEAR ATTACK PLAN


Australian police said on Tuesday they have arrested a 20-year-old man suspected of planning a New Year's Eve attack in Melbourne... READ MORE

27th November, 2017 43

FOREIGN MINISTER TARO KONO TO UNDERTAKE 'WORLD TOUR' NEXT MONTH


Foreign Minister Taro Kono is arranging trips to the Middle East, Europe and the United States next month that would see him circumnavigate the globe, acco... READ MORE

27th November, 2017 2

UNLIKE HIS PREDECESSOR, TRUMP IS ACTUALLY DEALING WITH THE MIDDLE EAST


Things are changing fast. Saudi Arabia and Israel have moved towards an understanding on Iran, their mutual enemy... READ MORE

26th November, 2017 32

NOT EVEN EGYPT'S DEADLIEST TERROR ATTACK CAN FAZE STOCK TRADERS


The benchmark index rose 0.8 percent in Cairo on Sunday even after more than 300 people were killed in a militant attack in northern Sinai on Friday... READ MORE

26th November, 2017 140

ABU DHABI'S ADNOC SEEKING UP TO $2 BILLION WITH UNIT IPO


Adnoc would raise as much as 2 billion if it sells 20 percent of the company at the top end of the range, they said... READ MORE

25th November, 2017 332

SPOTLIGHT IN RABAT ON AFRICAN AND MIDDLE EASTERN MUSIC


A key event is being held in Morocco to promote music from Africa and the Middle East. The city of Rabat is hosting Visa For Music ,... READ MORE

24th November, 2017 5

MEET THE 95-YEAR-OLD AUSTRALIAN DUBBED 'INDIANA JOAN' ACCUSED OF LOOTING ANTIQUITIES FROM EGYPT


Ms Hanna said Mrs Howard's digs were not authorised by any educational institution, nor given permission from Egyptian or other Arab authorities... READ MORE

24th November, 2017 945

IRAN SEES ITS RIVALS UNITING AS ISRAEL TALKS UP SAUDI TIES


Read More How Do Israel's Tech Firms Do Business in Saudi Arabia?... READ MORE

23rd November, 2017 336

LEBANON PRIME MINISTER HOME AFTER STRANGE RESIGNATION, BUT POLITICAL CRISIS NOT OVER


Hariri's shock resignation, announced from Saudi Arabia, blindsided the country and stoked regional tensions amid speculation he had been coerced... READ MORE

22nd November, 2017 143

Trending News Headlines : Middle East

'WORSHIP YOUR GOD WITH LOVE, NOT TERROR'


The video featuring Emirati pop star Hussain al-Jassmi has registered over two million views on Zain's YouTube page and more than 4,000 shares on Facebook... READ MORE

29th May, 2017 52610

SAUDI CROWN PRINCE PROMISES 'RETURN TO MODERATE ISLAM'


Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world where women are not allowed to drive... READ MORE

24th October, 2017 21823

THIS MIGHT BE TRUMP'S SECRET IRAN WEAPON


While Saudi Arabia may have some diplomatic and economic sway over Lebanon, it cannot fight Hezbollah militarily... READ MORE

12th November, 2017 9532

'ISRAEL SHOULDN'T GO TO WAR WITH LEBANON, AS WE WILL SURELY WIN' - LEBANESE FM


We should restrain Israel from starting a war exactly because Lebanon is sure to win it, he claimed... READ MORE

18th November, 2017 6736

'SHAMELESS, IGNORANT, NEW HITLER': IRAN & VENEZUELA FIRE BACK AFTER TRUMP CRITICISM AT UN


Donald Trump today threatened the president of the Bolivarian Republican of Venezuela with death... READ MORE

20th September, 2017 6403

ISRAEL READY TO SHARE INTELLIGENCE ON IRAN WITH SAUDI ARABIA - IDF CHIEF


Israel ready to share intelligence on Iran with Saudi Arabia - IDF chief... READ MORE

16th November, 2017 5274

SAUDI-LED COALITION FIGHTING IN YEMEN HINTS AT ACT OF WAR BY IRAN


He also pointed to Saudi Arabia's deals with Washington and London for arms being used in Yemen... READ MORE

6th November, 2017 4035

IRAN REJECTS MACRON'S CALL FOR TALKS ON MISSILE ISSUE


Iran says defence affairs not negotiable in response to President Macron's call for dialogue over its missile programme... READ MORE

12th November, 2017 2631

HEZBOLLAH SAYS SAUDI DECLARES LEBANON WAR WITH HARIRI DETENTION


It is clear that Saudi Arabia and Saudi officials have declared war on Lebanon and on Hezbollah in Lebanon, he said... READ MORE

10th November, 2017 2318

BAHRAIN FM CALLS ON ARAB NATIONS TO CONFRONT IRAN


'Blunt interference' In his opening remarks in Cairo, Adel al-Jubeir, Saudi foreign minister, condemned Iranian activity in the region... READ MORE

19th November, 2017 2300

TRUMP SAYS GULF CRISIS CAN BE 'SOLVED PRETTY QUICKLY'


Trump had initially sided with the Saudi-led group and called Qatar a funder of terrorism ... READ MORE

20th September, 2017 2108

HOUTHI MISSILE ATTACK ON RIYADH A 'REACTION TO SAUDI AGGRESSION' - IRAN'S ROUHANI


Houthi missile attack on Riyadh a 'reaction to Saudi aggression' - Iran's Rouhani -- RT World News... READ MORE

8th November, 2017 2096

IRAN HAS NOT LIVED UP TO SPIRIT OF NUCLEAR DEAL


Trump Iran has not lived up to spirit of nuclear deal... READ MORE

6th October, 2017 1858

THIS IS THE FIRST AMERICAN CONVICTED OF JOINING ISIS


Khweis traveled to Islamic State-controlled territory in Iraq and Syria in December 2015, even obtaining an official membership card... READ MORE

28th October, 2017 1833

HEZBOLLAH SAYS SAUDI DECLARES LEBANON WAR WITH HARIRI DETENTION


It is clear that Saudi Arabia and Saudi officials have declared war on Lebanon and on Hezbollah in Lebanon, he said... READ MORE

10th November, 2017 1788

THE MIDDLE EAST IS RED WITH THE BLOOD OF CHRISTIANS


Should not blind us to an inconvenient truth that more than 600,000 Christians have left Egypt over the past 30 years under both Islamist and supposedly secular regimes... READ MORE

17th February, 2015 1696

AUDREY AZOULAY WINS VOTE TO BE NEXT UNESCO CHIEF


Former French culture minister Audrey Azoulay wins after heated election overshadowed by Middle East tensions... READ MORE

14th October, 2017 1646

US AIR STRIKES KILL 17 ISIL FIGHTERS IN LIBYA


ISIL camp hit in the first American attack in Libya since President Donald Trump took office in January... READ MORE

25th September, 2017 1554

SAUDI KING, PUTIN SIGN DEALS ON HISTORIC RUSSIA TRIP


Saudi Arabia has signed preliminary agreements to buy S-400 air defence systems from Russia, officials said, on the sidelines of King Salman's landmark visit to Moscow... READ MORE

5th October, 2017 1529

SAUDI CROWN PRINCE MOHAMMED BIN SALMAN CONSOLIDATES POWER


President Trump congratulated Prince Mohammed within hours of that appointment, having met him in March at the White House... READ MORE

5th November, 2017 1484

SAUDI COALITION BOMBS HOUTHI DEFENCE MINISTRY IN YEMEN


The Saudi-led coalition bombed the Houthi rebel-controlled Defence Ministry in Yemen's capital Sanaa, local media reported... READ MORE

11th November, 2017 1477

HERE'S HOW WOMEN IN SAUDI ARABIA REACTED TO NEWS THAT THEY'LL FINALLY BE ALLOWED TO DRIVE


Aziza Yousef drives a car on a highway in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in 2014 as part of a campaign to defy Saudi Arabia's ban on female drivers... READ MORE

27th September, 2017 1439

POPE CALLS UNFETTERED CAPITALISM 'THE DUNG OF THE DEVIL'


He also called for an end to what he said was the genocide of Christians taking place in the Middle East and beyond... READ MORE

10th July, 2015 1355

LONDON CONFERENCE TO DISCUSS 'CRISIS IN SAUDI ARABIA'


The government widened the purge by issuing a no-fly list and reportedly freezing bank accounts linked to Mohammed bin Nayef, Saudi Arabia's ex-crown prince... READ MORE

16th November, 2017 1263

EGYPTIANS AFRAID TO EXPRESS VIEWS ONLINE, STUDY FINDS


More than 1,000 people were surveyed in each of Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Qatar, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia in face-to-face interviews and by phone... READ MORE

1st October, 2017 1219

ADEN: TROOPS KILLED IN ATTACK ON GOVERNMENT SECURITY HQ


The Yemen government has been based in Aden and Saudi Arabia since Houthi rebels seized control of Sanaa in 2014... READ MORE

5th November, 2017 1145

SAUDI ARABIA BECOMES WORLD'S BIGGEST ARMS IMPORTER


Saudi Arabia now imports more defence equipment than any other country... READ MORE

9th March, 2015 1101

WEATHER VIEW: PHOTOS OF THIS WEEK'S WEATHER - BY READERS AROUND THE WORLD


Wherever you are in the world, we'd love to see your most striking photos of this week's weather... READ MORE

1st February, 2017 1090

FORMER SAUDI AND ISRAELI SPYMASTERS SHARE NYC STAGE


Joint public appearance at Middle East Forum signals warming of ties between Saudi Arabia and Israel... READ MORE

23rd October, 2017 1088

THERE ARE NOW ONLY 10 COUNTRIES IN THE WHOLE WORLD THAT ARE FULLY AT PEACE


Global Peace Index 2016 There are now only 10 countries in the world that are actually free from conflict... READ MORE

8th June, 2016 975


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