Mid-East

Hardline Iranian presidential hopeful Ebrahim Raisi condemned President Hassan Rouhani’s economic management Saturday, speaking at an election campaign rally in a packed Tehran stadium.Addressing thousands of supporters who waved Iranian flags and held…

Tunisia said Saturday it had replaced two senior officials in a southeastern region, days after protesters there booed the prime minister off stage following weeks of demonstrations.Tunisia has faced a wave of protests and strikes over joblessness, cor…

The six candidates standing in Iran’s presidential election squared off in their first ever live television debate Friday, with moderate President Hassan Rouhani coming under fire from a key rival.Televised debates are a relatively new feature of Irani…

An Israeli rights group warned Thursday that cutting power to the Gaza Strip would have “catastrophic consequences” after Israel said the Palestinian Authority was refusing to pay the bill.Hit by the bitter rivalry between the strip’s Islamist Hamas ru…

A group of cyclists have embarked on a multi-day tour in Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian territories as part of an effort to promote peace in the Middle East.Around a dozen riders are part of the five-day event, intended to promote and preview the m…

Two Saudi soldiers were killed Thursday in a rocket attack near the border with war-torn Yemen, the interior ministry said.They died in a simultaneous landmine explosion and rocket attack while on duty patrolling the border around Jazan, the ministry s…

A prominent Bahraini activist jailed for life for his role in anti-regime protests has been on hunger strike for two weeks to protest the treatment of prisoners, campaigners said Thursday.Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, who also holds Danish citizenship, is an o…

Israeli authorities said on Wednesday that they had detected planned cyber attacks against 120 public and private targets in the Jewish state but did not specify the intended victims.A statement from Israel’s National Authority for Cyber ??Defence said…

The Saudi coast guard fired on an unmanned boat rigged with explosives, thwarting an attack on one of the kingdom’s oil terminals that authorities on Wednesday blamed on Yemeni Huthi rebels.The boat, sent from a small island off the Yemeni coast, was t…