Israel opens new international airport near Red Sea

Country’s entire passenger air fleet and additional aircraft will be able to land and park there in an emergency

Lebanon's Michel Aoun calls for Syrian refugees to return home

Rights groups have warned against forced returns while a Syrian peace deal remains elusive

Teaching in Yemen may be possible as salaries start to arrive

The government-held city of Taiz, threatened from the north by Houthi forces, has been at the centre of an almost four-year war

US official cautions Israel over Chinese investments

The Americans have cited cyber security as their main concern and want their ally to limit intelligence sharing with China

Turkey hits back at Trump threats of ‘economic devastation’ over Kurds

Ankara has repeatedly threatened a new cross-border operation against Kurdish People’s Protection Units aiding the fight against Islamic State extremists in ...

Iran summons envoy over joint US-Poland Mideast summit in Warsaw

Iran sees the decision of Poland to co-host a global summit with the US focused on the Middle East as a 'hostile act'

US envoy in fight against Islamic State quits after Syria pullout

Trump announced on Wednesday that Washington would withdraw the roughly 2,000 US troops in Syria

Israeli spacecraft gets final element before 2019 moon launch

It will blast off from Florida on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in the next few months after an initial December date was pushed back

Yemen’s warring parties agree to ceasefire in Hodeida

Yemeni foreign minister and rebel negotiator undertake to withdraw all forces from the Red Sea port, which would mark a turning point after four years of war

Iran confirms missile test amid western criticism

US calls on Security Council to condemn the December 1 launch, but Tehran says the missiles are for defensive and deterrent purposes only

‘I can’t breathe’ — Jamal Khashoggi’s last words

The murdered journalist recognised one of his attackers, reports CNN, and he is heard speaking to him in the gruesome audio recording of his final moments

Iran holding academic on ‘infiltration’ charge

Iran, where population control is a senstive subject, has arrested the family health academic on an 'infiltration' charge

US to remain in Yemeni conflict on side of Saudi-led coalition

In a bid to contain what it sees as Iran's rising militancy and influence in war-torn Yemen, the US says it wants to remain engaged in the conflict

We are all Carlos Ghosn, billboards declare in Lebanon

Entrepreneur is feted in the country as a model of international success, and many were shocked by his arrest over alleged financial misconduct

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