Tag Archives: Middle East

Rockets target US Embassy in Baghdad, no casualties

Iraq’s army says three rockets have been fired at Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone without causing any casualties By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press February 22, 2021, 6:32 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BAGHDAD — Three rockets were fired at Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone on Monday without causing […]

Libyan interior minister survives attack on motorcade

A Libyan official says the motorcade of the interior minister of the U.N.-backed government came under attack on Sunday in the capital, Tripoli By SAMY MAGDY Associated Press February 21, 2021, 6:07 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article CAIRO — The interior minister of Libya’s U.N.-backed government survived an […]

Heavy snowfall, gales as winter storm hits Middle East

Snow is blanketing parts of Syria, Lebanon and Israel, blocking roads, disrupting traffic and even delaying exams at some universities ByThe Associated Press February 17, 2021, 3:10 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BEIRUT — Snow blanketed parts of Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Israel on Wednesday, blocking roads, disrupting […]

Libyans mark 2011 uprising with eyes on interim gov’t

Libyans are marking the tenth anniversary of their 2011 uprising that led to the overthrow and killing of longtime ruler Moammar Gadhafi, with eyes on a recently appointed government that would lead the country through elections late this year ByThe Associated Press February 17, 2021, 8:03 AM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to […]

Report: Iran and Russia begin joint naval drill

Iran’s state TV says Iranian and Russian militaries have kicked off a joint naval drill in the Indian Ocean aimed at boosting security of maritime trade in the region ByThe Associated Press February 16, 2021, 11:32 AM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian and Russian militaries […]

Fuel tanker blast at Afghan-Iran border causes massive fire

Afghan and Iranian officials say a fuel tanker has exploded at a border crossing between the two countries, causing a massive fire By HAMED SARFARAZ and AMIR VAHDAT Associated Press February 13, 2021, 5:19 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article HERAT, Afghanistan — A fuel tanker exploded Saturday at […]

Saudi TV: Yemen rebel attack on airport sets plane on fire

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Yemen’s Houthi rebels on Wednesday targeted an airport in southwestern Saudi Arabia causing a civilian plane on the tarmac to catch fire, the kingdom’s state television reported, an attack that threatens to escalate Yemen’s grinding war. Firefighters brought the blaze at Abha airport under control, Saudi state-owned Al-Ekhbariya TV said, […]

Officials: IS militants kill 6 Bedouins in Egypt’s Sinai

Security officials say Islamic State group militants have killed at least six Bedouins in an ambush over their alleged collaboration with the Egyptian military in the restive part of the country’s Sinai Peninsula By ASHRAF SWEILAM Associated Press February 9, 2021, 5:54 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article EL-ARISH, […]

Iran’s leader: US must lift sanctions before return to deal

State TV is reporting that Iran’s supreme leader says the U.S. must lift all sanctions if it wants Iran to return to the nuclear deal with Western powers ByThe Associated Press February 7, 2021, 10:07 AM • 1 min read TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s supreme leader says the U.S. must lift all sanctions if it […]

German firm to remove dangerous material from Beirut port

Germany’s ambassador to Lebanon says a German company is ready to remove and ship abroad dozens of containers of hazardous material stored at Beirut’s port ByThe Associated Press February 6, 2021, 3:36 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BEIRUT — A German company is ready to remove hazardous materials […]