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.

Deaths of Iranian president, FM will have no significant change on Israel

The death of Raisi and Amir-Abdollahian will undoubtedly cause great turmoil in Iran.


New spy bill in Turkey raises fears of greater limits on dissent

Turkey's new spy bill, compared to Russia's, may limit journalists and civil society, sparking fears of further curbing freedom of expression.

 People come to Iranian embassy to pay tribute to President Raisi and other helicopter crash victims

How Ebrahim Raisi transformed Iran’s role in the region

Regardless of what Western analysts think about Iran's international relations, Iran has secured close ties throughout the Middle East and Asia under President Raisi.

Four killed in alleged Israeli strikes in western Syria

At least two members of Hezbollah were reportedly killed in the strike in Syria.

 A view of the wreckage of Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi's helicopter at the crash site

Israeli official: Israel not involved in Raisi's death

Rumors circulated throughout social media Sunday night into Monday morning alleging Mossad involvement in the helicopter crash. 


Islamic Republic outlets endow Raisi’s death with religious, mystical meanings

Regime supporters also point fingers at Israel, Azerbaijan, accusing the countries of conspiring against Iran.


World leaders, terrorist orgs. express condolences over Raisi's death

Pakistan will observe a day of mourning and fly the flag at half-mast as a mark of respect for the Iranian President and his companions who died in a helicopter crash on Sunday.


Iran's Jewish community expresses 'deep sorrow' over the passing of President Raisi

Privately, opinions within the community may vary, with some expressing personal connections to Israel due to familial ties or religious sentiments.

Who is Iran's new acting president Mohammad Mokhber?

It is far from clear that Mokhbar, as close as he is to Khamenei, will have Raisi's standing, which could leave the question of Khamenei's successor as much more widely open than before.

Turkey sends drones, helicopter carrying night-vision equipment to Iran

According to Monday overnight Iranian reports, Russia has dispatched to Tabriz two advanced aircraft, three helicopters, and 50 professional mountain rescue personnel.

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