Telephone service between the United Arab Emirates and Israel began working Sunday as the two countries opened diplomatic ties, part of a deal brokered by the U.S. that required Israel to halt its contentious plan to annex West Bank land…
By Joseph Krauss, Associated Press
Israel has announced new restrictions in response to a surge in coronavirus cases, including weekend closures of many businesses and limiting restaurants to takeout and delivery.
By David Tereshchuk, Laura Fong
The Divan Orchestra founded by an Israeli and a Palestinian as a humanist project for friendship and dialogue is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Today, its young members are both Israeli and Arab. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent David Tereshchuk…
By Lorne Cook, Associated Press
European Union foreign ministers want the United States to join them in a new effort to breathe life into long-stalled peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.
By Associated Press
An international rights group says Egyptian police have raided the homes of two uncles of an Egyptian-American activist who lives in the U.S.
By Nasser Karimi, Noha Elhennawy, Associated Press
Iranian news outlets say the coronavirus has infected more than 10,000 health care workers in the country, which is battling the deadliest outbreak in the Middle East.
By Zeina Karam, Associated Press
Countries are considering how to ease coronavirus restrictions and start taking gradual steps toward reviving businesses and daily life. For developing nations in the Middle East and Africa, there is little room for any miscalculation.
By Amir Vahdat, Associated Press
Iran began reopening government offices Saturday after a brief nationwide lockdown to help contain the worst coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East, which has killed more than 4,300 people in the country.
By Jon Gambrell, Associated Press
Iran’s supreme leader is suggesting that mass gatherings in the Islamic Republic may be barred through the Muslim holy month of Ramadan amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The number of coronavirus cases in the Middle East has risen to nearly 60,000, doubling in a single week. Governments in the region are scrambling to try to prevent the virus' spread, knowing that their fragile health care systems stand…
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