Middle East http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/20891/all en Israel indicts extremists over army base rampage http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/120108/israel-indicts-extremists-army-base <p> The raid was orchestrated in the hope of scuppering Israel&rsquo;s efforts to evacuate unauthorised settlement outposts in the West Bank, and follows an increase in attacks by extremists on mosques and private Palestinian property.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/120108/israel-indicts-extremists-army-base" target="_blank">read more</a></p> conflict zone Israel and Palestine Middle East Conflict Zones Israel and Palestine Middle East Sun, 08 Jan 2012 12:51:00 +0000 Luke Browne 5686360 at http://www.globalpost.com Thousands of Yemenis protest in capital Sanaa over immunity deal for president http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/120122/thousands-yemenis-protest-capital-sanaa-over-immunity-deal <p> Tens of thousands of demonstrators demanded the president be put on trial and executed for crimes they say he committed during his 33 years in power</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/120122/thousands-yemenis-protest-capital-sanaa-over-immunity-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> conflict zones Middle East Yemen Conflict Zones Middle East Sun, 22 Jan 2012 13:58:42 +0000 Luke Browne 5688387 at http://www.globalpost.com Syria rejects Arab League plan for Assad to hand over power http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/120123/syria-rejects-arab-league-plan-assad-go-and-national-unity-government <p> Syrian state TV quoted an unnamed government official as saying that &ldquo;Syria rejects the decisions taken which are outside an Arab working plan, and considers them an attack on its national sovereignty and a flagrant interference in internal affairs.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/120123/syria-rejects-arab-league-plan-assad-go-and-national-unity-government" target="_blank">read more</a></p> conflict zones Middle East Syria Conflict Zones Middle East Mon, 23 Jan 2012 15:33:54 +0000 Luke Browne 5688455 at http://www.globalpost.com Western powers, Arab League push for urgent UN action on Syria http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120131/western-powers-arab-league-urgent-action-syria-u The US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, said she would join the foreign ministers of France and Britain, Alain Juppé and William Hague, and the Arab League chief, Nabil al-Arabi, at the UN in New York today. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120131/western-powers-arab-league-urgent-action-syria-u" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab Spring Middle East World Leaders Conflict Zones Diplomacy Military War Politics Middle East United States Tue, 31 Jan 2012 08:43:00 +0000 Amanda Morrow 5689593 at http://www.globalpost.com Air strikes on Al Qaeda kill at least a dozen in southern Yemen http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/120131/air-strikes-al-qaeda-kill-at-least-dozen-southern-yemen <p> Abdul Munim al-Fathani, reportedly wanted by the US over his alleged involvement in attacks on the USS Cole in 2000 and a French oil tanker in 2002, was killed in the attack, tribal leaders told reporters.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/120131/air-strikes-al-qaeda-kill-at-least-dozen-southern-yemen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middle East war Yemen War Middle East Tue, 31 Jan 2012 14:20:00 +0000 Luke Browne 5689637 at http://www.globalpost.com Ethiopian Christians face deportation from Saudi Arabia for "illicit mingling" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/saudi-arabia/120131/ethiopian-christians-face-deportation <p> The group, which included 29 women, were arrested in Jeddah in the run-up to Christmas, with the women subjected to strip searches and the men beaten and denounced as &ldquo;unbelievers.&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/saudi-arabia/120131/ethiopian-christians-face-deportation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middle East Saudi Arabia World Religion World Religion Middle East Saudi Arabia Tue, 31 Jan 2012 21:55:00 +0000 Luke Browne 5689765 at http://www.globalpost.com Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu triumphs in Likud leadership vote http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/120201/israeli-pm-benjamin-netanyahu-triumphs <p> While general elections are slated to take place in late 2013, Netanyahu may plump for an early contest to take advantage of high popularity ratings and try to win a second term before US presidential elections in November.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/120201/israeli-pm-benjamin-netanyahu-triumphs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> elections Israel and Palestine Middle East Elections Israel and Palestine Middle East Wed, 01 Feb 2012 13:18:00 +0000 Luke Browne 5689843 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia wants 'Arab League role' to end Syria crisis http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/120207/russian-foreign-minister-sergei-lavrov-arrives-damascus Syrian government forces continued to bombard the restive city of Homs on Tuesday as Lavrov arrived in the country for talks aimed at securing “the swiftest stabilization of the situation.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/120207/russian-foreign-minister-sergei-lavrov-arrives-damascus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middle East Syria war War Middle East Tue, 07 Feb 2012 10:41:00 +0000 Luke Browne 5690680 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran's parliament summons President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/120207/irans-parliament-summons-president-mahmoud-ahmadinejad <p> The move comes on the back of a petition by lawmakers for a review of Ahmadinejad&rsquo;s policies and amidst a power struggle in the country ahead of March 2 parliamentary elections and a presidential vote in 2013.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/120207/irans-parliament-summons-president-mahmoud-ahmadinejad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iran Middle East Middle East Tue, 07 Feb 2012 17:05:01 +0000 Luke Browne 5690736 at http://www.globalpost.com Anti-Arab death threats painted on school in Israel http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/120207/graffiti-making-death-threats-painted-on-jewish-arab-school The school tagged had been a symbol of coexistence. Police in Israel believe Jewish extremists are responsible. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/120207/graffiti-making-death-threats-painted-on-jewish-arab-school" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middle East Conflict Zones Politics Israel and Palestine Tue, 07 Feb 2012 19:39:00 +0000 Amy Silverstein 5690753 at http://www.globalpost.com Israel Defense Force soldier linked to "Muhammad is a pig" vandalism on West Bank wall http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/120210/israel-defense-forces-soldier-arrested-for-price-tag-attack <p> The suspects were implicated by security footage.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/120210/israel-defense-forces-soldier-arrested-for-price-tag-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middle East Israel and Palestine Middle East Fri, 10 Feb 2012 18:00:00 +0000 Amy Silverstein 5691246 at http://www.globalpost.com West Bank settlements violate Oslo accords, says left-wing Israeli activist http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/120218/west-bank-settlements-violate-oslo-accords Rabbis for Human Rights says that settlers are threatening Palestinians. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/120218/west-bank-settlements-violate-oslo-accords" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middle East Israel and Palestine Middle East Sun, 19 Feb 2012 03:26:00 +0000 Amy Silverstein 5692416 at http://www.globalpost.com Oil price hits eight-month high as Iran halts exports http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/120220/oil-price-hits-eight-month-high-iran-halts-exports <p> Brent crude rose to more than $120 per barrel on Monday, it highest level since mid-June last year. The price per barrel has risen by about 20 percent since December.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/120220/oil-price-hits-eight-month-high-iran-halts-exports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Iran Middle East Business Europe Middle East Mon, 20 Feb 2012 12:52:49 +0000 Luke Browne 5692488 at http://www.globalpost.com Red Cross trying to broker ceasefire in Syria http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/120220/red-cross-trying-broker-ceasefire-syria <p> The ICRC is reportedly seeking a two-hour cessation of hostilities in several hotspots, including Homs, an opposition stronghold that has been under constant fire for weeks from government forces.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/120220/red-cross-trying-broker-ceasefire-syria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> conflict zones Middle East Syria Conflict Zones Middle East Mon, 20 Feb 2012 17:19:00 +0000 Luke Browne 5692518 at http://www.globalpost.com Scores killed in Libya tribal clashes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/120221/scores-killed-libya-tribal-clashes <p> Fighting between two ethnic groups &ndash; the Arab Zwai and the African Tebu, who complained of discrimination under Gaffafi, &ndash; broke out 10 days ago.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/120221/scores-killed-libya-tribal-clashes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Libya Middle East Middle East Tue, 21 Feb 2012 19:16:50 +0000 Luke Browne 5692719 at http://www.globalpost.com