UAE foreign minister meets Assad, in highest-profile Emirati visit to Syria since start of war

The visit is the biggest signal of a normalization of regional ties with Assad’s government since the Syrian dictator’s brutal quelling of a popular uprising prompted his diplomatic isolation. It … Read More

Phones of Palestinian NGO workers infected with Pegasus spyware, rights groups say

Dublin-based rights group Front Line Defenders (FLD) said it began investigating the devices — all iPhones — last month after it was contacted by Ramallah-based civil society group Al Haq … Read More

Israel doubles down against US, saying there is no room in Jerusalem for an American Consulate for Palestinians

“We’ll be moving forward with the process of opening a consulate as part of deepening of those ties with the Palestinians,” Blinken said at the State Department. Less than a … Read More

Israeli court halts auction of tattoo kit said to have been used at Auschwitz

Obtained from a private collector, the eight fingernail-sized steel dies, each lined with pins to form numerals, would have been pressed into prisoners’ flesh with ink to brand their serial … Read More

Yemen’s Marib city battens down as Houthis advance through energy-rich province

Should Marib governorate fall to the Houthis it would deal a blow to the military coalition led by Saudi Arabia that has been battling the Iran-aligned group for over six … Read More

Israeli minister who couldn’t attend COP26 due to wheelchair access issue accepts UK leader’s apology

“He [Johnson] was very kind and very friendly and he apologized. Of course, I accepted and hopefully, it won’t happen again,” Elharrar said to CNN’s Max Foster during an interview … Read More

Sheikh Jarrah families facing threat of forced eviction reject Israeli high court proposal

The court asked the families to submit their response by Tuesday to a plan that would see them offered protected tenancy status for 15 years in exchange for accepting — … Read More

Missile attack on mosque and religious school kills and injures 29 Yemeni civilians, says minister

Two ballistic missiles were used in the attack late on Sunday, Marib governor’s office said in a statement. There was no immediate claim of responsibility by the Iranian-backed Houthis. Fighting … Read More