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.

Hezbollah's Nasrallah is struggling to stay relevant - analysis

Hezbollah head Hassan Nasrallah's latest speech was short and brought nothing new to the table, illustrating the movement's dying relevance.

Jews visit the Temple Mount on Tisha B'Av, 2019

Temple Mount: Court upholds ban on Jewish prayer

The court overturned a ruling by a lower court earlier this week which caused a great deal of controversy.

IDF thwarts NIS 1 million drug smuggling operation in Israel's south

Some 105kg of illegal substances worth around a million NIS were confiscated by Israeli forces.

Israel responsible for assassination of IRGC officer, claims NYT

The Israeli defense establishment said it was surprised by the publication of the report.

Islamic State claims responsibility for attack in Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif

The explosions killed at least nine and injured 15 members of the local Shi'a community, who are a religious minority in Afghanistan. A bomb also went off in a mosque in Kabul.


Iran nuclear files Mossad seized in 2018 included stolen IAEA records - WSJ

Secret IAEA documents were circulated among Iranian officials to prepare cover stories about the country's nuclear program.

Prospects for reviving Iran nuclear deal 'tenuous' at best - US

The United States' Iran envoy Rob Malley said on Wednesday that the chances of reviving the 2015 JCPOA are 'tenuous,' and warned Iran against any escalation.

Syria says any Turkish incursion amounts to 'war crimes'

Syria's response came after Turkish President Erdogan said that Ankara would create a safe zone 30 km. beyond its border in order to combat Kurdish armed groups.


US Treasury sanctions IRGC, Hezbollah oil smuggling network

The network was led by current and former Quds Force figures backed by "senior levels of the Russian Federation government" and included Chinese companies, the Treasury Department said.


IAEA at 'very difficult juncture' with Iran on unanswered questions

Those wider talks are now stalled but Grossi has said it is hard to imagine any agreement to revive the 2015 deal being implemented while the International Atomic Energy Agency.

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