Middle East Political News
Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee waded into Middle East politics by declaring the West Bank to be part of Israel. Read more.
Kayla Mueller, US aid worker killed this year while being held hostage by Islamic State militants, was raped repeatedly by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Read more.
Jimmy Carter said that “these are the worst prospects for peace between Israel and the Palestinians in years,” Read more.
Palestinian detainee in the ninth week of his hunger strike fell unconscious at an Israeli hospital in a case that could test Israel’s new force. Read more.
Major Nir Peled.: “We know during winter people cross the fence to spend winter in Israel and not in Gaza Strip, which lacks heating abilities.” Read more.
Saudi Arabian writer Zuhair Al-Kutbi was arrested following his participation in a TV show calling for political reforms in the kingdom. Read more.
“Suleiman Hilal al-Assad has been arrested and transferred to the appropriate authorities,” state news agency SANA reported
Senior Palestinian official, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed the documents authenticity to The Associated Press. Read more.
Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies are escalating war in Yemen. Houthi rebels and their allies show no sign of bending to the will of Saudi Arabia. Read more.
Britain is selling billions of pounds’ worth of weapons to the war-torn Middle East – including countries which could be overrun by ISIS. Read more.
Palestinian Authority government announced it was planning to continue its diplomatic and legal efforts to pursue Israeli “criminals.” Read more.
The Israeli occupation authorities on July 30 2015 have adopted law allowing the force-feeding of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike. Read more.
So how will this end? Badly, say Saudi Arabia’s detractors. Read more.
Israel released all suspects detained in raids as part of a probe into the firebombing of a Palestinian home that killed an 18-month-old child. Read more.
Gen. Hassan Firouzabadi, a close ally of Iran’s spiritual leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, endorsed the pact despite. Read more.
Iraq Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s Cabinet backed the plan. Read more.
Mehdi Hashemi insists his conviction was politically motivated and has demanded that recordings of his trial be released. Read more.