Naher und Mittlerer Osten


Benjamin Netanyahu calls for unity government after election deadlock (19.09.2019)

Benjamin Netanyahu has called on his main political rival, Benny Gantz, to form a unity government with him. The Israeli prime minister made the offer after a second general election failed to produce a clear winner.

Dutch-based court files new charges against Hariri suspect (16.09.2019)

A UN-backed court based in the Netherlands unveiled new charges Monday, including terrorism and intentional homicide, against a Hezbollah fighter who also is accused of assassinating former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri.

Attack on Saudi facilities risks dragging Yemen into ‘regional conflagration’: UN Envoy (16.09.2019)

Special Envoy Martin Griffiths said there is “no time to waste” in ending four years of fighting between Houthi rebels and the internationally-recognized Government, supported by a Saudi-led coalition, which has pushed the country to the brink of famine. The UN humanitarian affairs coordination...

What does Israel's election mean for Palestinian factions? (15.09.2019)

The Palestinian Authority has not hidden its desire to see the back of long-term Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu.

Hezbollah claims drone hit (11.09.2019)

Hezbollah said it downed an Israeli drone in southern Lebanon in another flare-up raising tensions between the Iran-backed group and Israel.

Netanyahu annexation pledge denounced as 'dangerous' and 'racist' (11.09.2019)

Arab leaders and United Nations react against Israeli prime minister's controversial promise in lead-up to election.

Experts: Yemen’s worsening humanitarian crisis avoidable (10.09.2019)

The Group of Eminent Experts on Yemen blames all warring parties for the catastrophic humanitarian crisis that has been causing immeasurable suffering for millions of civilians during more than four years of civil conflict. The experts have presented their latest report to the U.N. human rights...

Netanyahu announces plans to annex part of occupied West Bank if reelected (10.09.2019)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he plans to annex part of the occupied West Bank if he wins reelection next week, a move that could significantly alter the long-running Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Washington in talks with Huthi rebels to end Yemen war (05.09.2019)

US official says White House holding talks with Iran-backed rebels for first time in over four years, ‘narrowly focused’ on ending conflict.

Lebanon accelerating reforms to rein in public debt: PM Hariri (04.09.2019)

Lebanon is struggling with one of the world's heaviest public debt burdens, at about 150 percent of GDP. … On Monday, Lebanon declared a "state of economic emergency", with Hariri saying the government would take emergency measures to speed up economic reforms to help overcome a worsening crisis.