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Lebanon's prime minister arrives in Paris, heralding the end of one crisis but perhaps starting another

latimes.com  -  a day ago
Lebanon's prime minister arrives in Paris, heralding the end of one crisis but the start of another, politicians say

Trump administration threatens to shut down Palestinian delegation in Washington

latimes.com  -  a day ago
The Trump administration is threatening to shutter the Palestinian Authority’s representative office in Washington, D.C., based on the provision of an American law that has not been previously enforced

Brit arrested in Egypt could face trial on Christmas Day

dailymail.co.uk  -  a day ago
EXCLUSIVE: Laura Plummer, who has already spent more than six weeks behind bars after being arrested in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada, was told she will face a judge on the holiday date.

NATO apologizes to Turkey over report Erdogan shown as foe

dailymail.co.uk  -  2 days ago
NATO's secretary-general has apologised to Turkey over military exercises during which president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Turkey's founder Kemal Ataturk (both pictured) were 'enemies'.

Saudi Arabia swapping assets for freedom of some held in graft purge

dailymail.co.uk  -  2 days ago
The demands for money follow an anti-corruption purge orchestrated by Saudi Arabia's Prince Mohammed bin Salman which saw dozens of influential men detained, including cabinet ministers.

Urartu castle found at the bottom of a lake n Turkey

dailymail.co.uk  -  2 days ago
Experts have uncovered stone fortifications protected from the ravages of time by the alkaline waters of Lake Van, which are believed to have been built by the Urartu civilisation.

Gold artefacts found in King Tut's tomb were imported

dailymail.co.uk  -  2 days ago
Almost 100 decorative fittings for bow cases, quivers and bridles were transported hundreds of miles to be placed in King Tutankhamen's tomb in Egypt's Valley of the Kings.

Saudi police arrest man for speaking to woman on his break

dailymail.co.uk  -  2 days ago
Footage emerged online showing a woman approaching the restaurant worker behind the eatery in the city of Mecca in western Saudi Arabia.

Tareq Kamleh allegedly has a wife and child in Raqqa

dailymail.co.uk  -  2 days ago
A woman who went to Syria to support the Islamic State said Australian doctor Tareq Kamleh treated her son in hospital and 'was not forced to be there.'

Iran is holding three more Brits in jail in 'May revenge'

dailymail.co.uk  -  3 days ago
Tehran is said to have been furious when the Prime Minister deported two of its officials when she was Home Secretary in 2013 - the same year Kamal Foroughi, 78, (pictured) was held.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's girl, 3, lashes out in Iran

dailymail.co.uk  -  3 days ago
Gabriella, the three-year-old daughter of a British woman jailed in Iran, is struggling under the pressure of Nazanin's incarceration - lashing out at a guard after a prison visit was cut short.

Iraq 'witch hunt' lawyer stripped of his honorary degree

dailymail.co.uk  -  3 days ago
Phil Shiner (pictured) made more than £1.6million by bringing false allegations of murder, torture and mistreatment against hundreds of soldiers over the Iraq War.

Saudi Arabia king set to hand over the crown to his son

dailymail.co.uk  -  3 days ago
King Salman of Saudi Arabia is planning to step down next week and name his son Prince Mohammed bin Salman as his successor, a source told DailyMail.com.

Judge bans wife of Egyptian from taking daughter abroad

dailymail.co.uk  -  3 days ago
Mrs Justice Russell (pictured) made a Female Genital Mutilation Protection Order and ruled that the woman cannot travel outside the UK with her daughter until she turns 16.

Manchester man who joined ISIS outed as specialist sniper

dailymail.co.uk  -  3 days ago
Mohammed Abdallah, 26, from Manchester, is on trial accused of being a member of Isis, possessing a firearm for terrorist purposes and possessing £2,000 for terrorist purposes.

Can you guess how old this Turkish singer is?

dailymail.co.uk  -  3 days ago
Turkish singer Ajda Pekkan known to her fans as 'Superstar' has a career spanning decades, but maintains an incredibly youthful face and body despite her advancing years.

Iranian child gets food parcel for his young friend

dailymail.co.uk  -  3 days ago
This is the heart warming moment a young Iranian boy who survived Sunday's devastating earthquake which killed more than 500 people brought his small friend to an aid station for food.

If the Middle East is a chessboard, here's how the pieces line up in light of recent developments

latimes.com  -  4 days ago
For years, Lebanon, often a play thing for foreign powers, had largely avoided becoming a battleground for the region’s toxic rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran. That may change.

Iraqi refugee who crashed truck in Dee Why freed from jail

dailymail.co.uk  -  4 days ago
Sarmad Nisan was driving at more than 45km/h over the speed limit at Dee Why, in Sydney's north, in October 2014 when he lost control of his truck and crashed, injuring six people.

Disabled jihadi helped brother go to Syria to join ISIS

dailymail.co.uk  -  4 days ago
Abdalraouf Abdallah, 24, had been sent to live with family in Manchester after he was shot in the back and paralysed from the waist down when the two brothers fought the Gaddafi regime in 2011.

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