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Syria Reports First Coronavirus Death as Fears Grow of Major Outbreak

Syria's Health Ministry said on Sunday that a woman who died after being rushed to hospital for emergency treatment was found to have been...

March 30, 2020 10:26 am

Airstrikes Hit Houthi-Held Yemeni Capital Sanaa -Witnesses

The Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthi group in Yemen carried out several air strikes on Monday on the capital Sanaa, witnesses and media said, killing dozens of horses at a military school. A number of sensitive...

Iran’s Coronavirus Death Toll Reaches 2,640

Iran's coronavirus death toll has risen to 2,640, a health ministry official said on Sunday, as the Middle East's worst-hit country grapples with the fast-spreading outbreak. "In the past 24 hours we had 123 deaths and...

Saudi-Led Coalition Destroys Drones Launched by Yemen’s Houthis Toward Kingdom

A Saudi-led coalition intercepted and destroyed drones launched by Iran-aligned Yemen's Houthis towards "civilian targets" in Saudi cities of Abha and Khamis Mushait, state news agency SPA said early Friday, citing coalition spokesman Col. Turki...

March 27, 2020 9:26 am

Iran’s Death Toll From Coronavirus Rises to 2,378: Health Ministry

Iran's death toll from the coronavirus pandemic rose to 2,378 on Friday, with 144 people...

March 27, 2020 8:16 am

UAE Orders Overnight Curfew for Deep Clean, Gulf Coronavirus Cases Rise

The United Arab Emirates directed most of the public and private sectors to have the...

March 26, 2020 11:06 am

Syria Adds Night Curfew to Coronavirus Curbs

Syria on Wednesday began a nationwide curfew from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. as lockdown...

March 26, 2020 10:58 am

Hezbollah Deploys Medics, Hospitals Against Coronavirus in Lebanon

Hezbollah is mobilizing some 25,000 people including frontline medics and readying hospitals as part of...

March 26, 2020 10:26 am

Yemen’s Warring Parties Back UN Call for Truce

Yemen's warring parties welcomed a United Nations call for an immediate truce on Thursday as...

March 30, 2020 10:26 am

Syria Reports First Coronavirus Death as Fears Grow of Major Outbreak

Syria's Health Ministry said on Sunday that a woman who died after being rushed to hospital for emergency treatment was found to have been infected...

March 30, 2020 9:04 am

Airstrikes Hit Houthi-Held Yemeni Capital Sanaa -Witnesses

The Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthi group in Yemen carried out several air strikes on Monday on the capital Sanaa, witnesses and media said, killing...

March 29, 2020 9:55 am

Iran’s Coronavirus Death Toll Reaches 2,640

Iran's coronavirus death toll has risen to 2,640, a health ministry official said on Sunday, as the Middle East's worst-hit country grapples with the fast-spreading...

March 27, 2020 11:12 am

Saudi-Led Coalition Destroys Drones Launched by Yemen’s Houthis Toward Kingdom

A Saudi-led coalition intercepted and destroyed drones launched by Iran-aligned Yemen's Houthis towards "civilian targets" in Saudi cities of Abha and Khamis Mushait, state news...

March 27, 2020 9:26 am

Iran’s Death Toll From Coronavirus Rises to 2,378: Health Ministry

Iran's death toll from the coronavirus pandemic rose to 2,378 on Friday, with 144 people dying in the past 24 hours, Health Ministry spokesman Kianoush...

March 27, 2020 8:16 am

UAE Orders Overnight Curfew for Deep Clean, Gulf Coronavirus Cases Rise

The United Arab Emirates directed most of the public and private sectors to have the majority of staff work from home, and imposed overnight curfews...

March 26, 2020 11:06 am

Syria Adds Night Curfew to Coronavirus Curbs

Syria on Wednesday began a nationwide curfew from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. as lockdown measures to counter the spread of coronavirus were extended, residents...

March 26, 2020 10:58 am

Hezbollah Deploys Medics, Hospitals Against Coronavirus in Lebanon

Hezbollah is mobilizing some 25,000 people including frontline medics and readying hospitals as part of a plan to help confront the coronavirus in Lebanon, it...

March 26, 2020 10:26 am

Yemen’s Warring Parties Back UN Call for Truce

Yemen's warring parties welcomed a United Nations call for an immediate truce on Thursday as the country entered its sixth year of a conflict that...

March 26, 2020 9:56 am

Former FBI Agent Levinson Believed to Have Died in Iran Custody, Family Says

The family of Robert Levinson, the former FBI agent who disappeared in March 2007 after traveling to an island controlled by Iran, said on Wednesday...

March 26, 2020 9:02 am

Hamas Seeks to Prevent Spread of Virus in Gaza, While Threatening to Hold Israel Responsible If It Fails

JNS.org - The Hamas regime in the Gaza Strip is making significant efforts to prevent a full-scale outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19), while also threatening...

March 25, 2020 4:38 pm

Iran Has Limited Scope for Coronavirus Economic Stimulus

Shut out of international capital markets and facing a further hit to its finances with the collapse in oil prices coming on top of US...

March 25, 2020 11:08 am

Syrian Ceasefire Critical to Combating Coronavirus – UN, Red Cross

An immediate nationwide ceasefire is needed across Syria to enable an "all-out-effort" to stamp out the coronavirus and prevent it from ravaging a beleaguered population,...

March 25, 2020 10:24 am

Iran to Impose Tough Measures as Coronavirus Death Toll Rises

Iran plans to ban Iranian New Year travel and traditional gatherings in parks, President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday, as the coronavirus death toll rose...

Culture

Mexican-Jewish Dance Group Showcases New Choreography Planned for Cancelled Festival

The Mexican-Jewish folk ensemble Anajnu Veatem shared on YouTube over the weekend new...

Jerusalem Orchestra Members Perform Virtual Concert From Homes in Israel, New York

The Jerusalem Orchestra East & West did a virtual performance last week to...

‘Hamilton’ Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda Flaunts His Hebrew on Twitter

Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator and star of the hit Broadway musical "Hamilton," showed...

Israel

Israelis Told to Wear Face Masks in Public, Mark Religious Holidays With Cl...

All Israelis should wear face masks while in public as a precaution against the coronavirus, and upcoming Jewish, Muslim and Christian...

Opinion

How Middle Eastern Extremist Groups Use Europe as Their Battleground

Think of the Dutch city of Delft, and likely you think of Delftware, that famous blue-and-white pottery that is a hallmark of the Netherlands. Or perhaps you think of Old...

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