Middle East

The region known as the Middle East has been conquered and reconquered by every super power in the West. This has created a region rich in a culture of resistance and thousands of ethnic groups looking for their piece of land. This has created a complicated region and Jpost's Middle East News simplifies it.

How is Iran exploiting the self-immolation of US airman Aaron Bushnell?

Support for Bushnell’s actions has spread on social media by many people who are either pro-Iran or who claim to be pro-Palestinian.

Chinese naval fleet on mission near Red Sea raises eyebrows in MidEast

A Chinese naval mission aims to “take over an escort mission from the 45th naval fleet in the Gulf of Aden and the waters off Somalia.”

Iran-backed Houthis increase sea drone attacks

The use of naval drones is an emerging technology. The US Navy, for instance, has experimented with a number of new naval drones in recent years.

Biden hopes to have a hostage deal in place by Monday

The presence of both sides for so-called proximity talks suggested negotiations were further along than at any time since a big push at the start of February.

 Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah gives a televised address in Beirut's southern suburbs

Hezbollah’s dangerous surface-to-air missile ‘equation’

The use of surface-to-air missiles or SAMs to target Israeli drones is not new.

Iran’s FM in Geneva for UN, ICRC meetings

Iran, which backs Hamas and supported the October 7 massacre in Israel by Hamas, now says that it wants to see political efforts to end the “Gaza crisis.”

Houthis knock out underwater cables linking Europe to Asia - report

The successful targeting of the four cables, which are believed to belong to the AAE-1, Seacom, EIG, and TGN systems, marks a serious disruption of communications between Europe and Asia.

US says Yemen's Houthis launched ballistic missile at tanker

The missile impacted the water, causing no damage nor injuries, CENTCOM added in a post on X.


Majority of Iranians want secular government, leaked study shows

Numbers show that 73% of Iranians want a separation between state and religion. 

  Basim Khandaqji and the cover of his book, "A Mask, The Colour of the Sky"

Palestinian prisoner writes book in Israeli prison, nominated for award

While in prison, Basim Khandaqji wrote a book that was nominated for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction.

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