Latest Middle East News

The Latest: New barrage of Gaza rockets fired into Israel

Nov. 14, 2019 4:09 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the escalation between Gaza’s militant Islamic Jihad group and Israel (all times local): 11:05 a.m. Gaza militants fired a barrage of rockets into Israel hours after a cease-fire was declared to bring to an end to two days of intense fighting. Air raid sirens went off...

Barrage of rockets are fired from Gaza into Israel hours after sides agree to cease-fire, setting off air raid sirens

Nov. 14, 2019 4:00 AM EST
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Barrage of rockets are fired from Gaza into Israel hours after sides agree to cease-fire, setting off air raid sirens.

Kuwait’s government resigns ahead of anticipated elections

Nov. 14, 2019 3:52 AM EST

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Kuwait’s state-run news agency says the Arab Gulf country’s Cabinet has resigned. The move comes ahead of parliamentary elections early next year. KUNA reported on Thursday that Kuwait’s Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al Sabah formally submitted his Cabinet’s...

Iraq officials: 2 protesters killed in Baghdad clashes

Nov. 14, 2019 3:49 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi medical and security officials say clashes between protesters and security forces in central Baghdad have killed two people and wounded 42. The officials say the casualties occurred on Thursday in the Khilani area near Tahrir Square, which has been witnessing protests for weeks. They...

Israel, Islamic Jihad cease fire after heavy Gaza fighting

Nov. 14, 2019 3:38 AM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel and the militant Islamic Jihad group in Gaza reached a cease-fire on Thursday to end the heaviest Gaza fighting in months that killed at least 34 Palestinians, including three women and eight children, and paralyzed parts of Israel. Islamic Jihad spokesman Musab al-Berim...

Israeli military spokesman says Gaza operation ‘is over,’ confirming cease-fire with Islamic Jihad militants

Nov. 14, 2019 2:23 AM EST
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli military spokesman says Gaza operation ‘is over,’ confirming cease-fire with Islamic Jihad militants.

Turkey: 17 hurt in explosions at ammunition depot

Nov. 14, 2019 2:19 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish officials say two explosions at an ammunition depot in southeast Turkey have injured 16 military personnel and one civilian. Gov. Abdullah Erin of Sanliurfa province has told reporters that the explosions occurred late Wednesday at the command of a mechanized brigade in the...

Report: Road accident in Iran kills 28 Afghan nationals

Nov. 14, 2019 2:09 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s semi-official ILNA news agency is reporting that a road accident in the country’s southeast has killed 28 Afghan nationals. The report says 21 people were also injured when two vans collided near the town of Khash in Sistan and Baluchistan province early on...

Iraq’s protests raise question: Where does the oil money go?

Nov. 14, 2019 1:17 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Waves of violent protests have engulfed Baghdad and Iraq’s southern provinces, with demonstrators chanting for the downfall of a political establishment that they say doesn’t prioritize them. Fueling the unrest is anger over an economy flush with oil money that has failed to...

Despite Gaza cease-fire announcement, Israeli foreign minister says policy of targeted killings of militants to continue

Nov. 14, 2019 12:28 AM EST
JERUSALEM (AP) — Despite Gaza cease-fire announcement, Israeli foreign minister says policy of targeted killings of militants to continue.