Middle East

The region known as the Middle East has been conquered and reconquered by every super power in the West. This has created a region rich in a culture of resistance and thousands of ethnic groups looking for their piece of land. This has created a complicated region and Jpost's Middle East News simplifies it.

Iran hopes China ties will help it around US sanctions – analysis

Iran looks to the East and hopes for support. China may have other ideas.

 Issa Kassissieh, wearing a Santa Claus costume, rides a camel during the annual Christmas tree dist

Forget Miss Universe: Saudi camel beauty contest queens banned over Botox

The King Abdulaziz Festival for camels began earlier this month, but some contestants for the most beautiful camel have already been disqualified for cheating.

UAE, Saudis decry Hezbollah, back Palestinian capital in Jerusalem

The UAE and Saudi Arabia warned against the "terrorist Hezbollah" in a joint statement on Tuesday.

Palestinian prisoners wait to be released from Ketziot prison, southern Israel, October 1, 2007

Palestinians outraged by sperm-smuggling drama film

Jordan has nominated the film as its official entry for the 94th Academy Awards (Oscars) to compete in the international feature film category.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan attends a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow,

Better Turkey-Israel ties depend on Palestinian issue - Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he "had talks with Israel in the past, but it needs to act more sensitively regarding Palestine."

US announces 'largest-ever' forfeiture of Iranian missiles, oil seized in US Navy raids

The US Department of Justice announced the largest-ever forfeitures of Iranian fuel and weapons to have been seized by the US government.

13 Iranian entities targeted by new US sanctions

The U.S. Treasury Department imposes sanctions on individuals and entities in Iran. The issue is serious human rights violations.

Afghanistan: Taliban bans forced marriage

But there is no word on whether girls, women will be allowed to return to school or work.


Iran nuclear talks with world powers to resume on Thursday - reports

Iranian news agencies have reported that the talks on saving the 2015 deal will resume on Thursday after hitting an impasse last week.


Beirut port blast judge allowed to continue investigation after month delay

Hezbollah could be angered by the decision to allow Judge Tarek Bitar to resume his investigation into the chemical blast.

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