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UN Security Council announces meeting on Israeli annexation plans

20 June, 2020

The United Nations will discuss Israel's decision to annex parts of the West Bank, which has been heavily criticised by the international community.

GNA to boycott Arab League Libya talks

20 June, 2020

Libya's Government of National Accord has said the talks will "merely deepen the rift" between Arab governments over the conflict.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

19 June, 2020

WHO chief warns virus pandemic 'accelerating' and refugees in Jordan are vulnerable due to the pandemic and lockdown measures. Here's your daily coronavirus news from the Middle East.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

19 June, 2020

Today in coronavirus news from the Middle East: Saudi Arabia slashes Hajj pilgrim numbers, Iran's second wave continues, Jordan trials electronic tags for tracing, and more.

Netanyahu doubted Kushner’s ability to lead peace plan: Bolton

19 June, 2020

John Bolton claims PM Benjamin Netanyahu was shocked at the appointment of Trump's son-in-law and special advisor Jared Kushner to lead the peace plan efforts.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

18 June, 2020

Jordan is trialling electronic bracelets to monitor Covid-19 and rights groups condemned Egypt over detention of medics criticising the country's response to the virus. Here's your daily coronavirus

Biden adviser warns annexation would 'greatly harm Israel'

18 June, 2020

A foreign policy adviser to Joe Biden has warned that Israel's planned annexation of parts of the West Bank would harm Israel internationally.

France accuses Turkey of violating UN embargo on Libya

18 June, 2020

France has accused Turkey of repeatedly violating a UN arms embargo on warn-torn Libya.

Jordan's FM makes surprise visit to coordinate annexation response

18 June, 2020

Jordan's Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi is meeting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to ensure the countries have a coordinated response to Israel's plans to annex the West Bank.

Jordan to trial electronic bracelets in monitoring coronavirus cases

18 June, 2020

Jordan's Health Minister Saad Jaber announced that 300 electronic bracelets will be distributed in the initial phase of the trial.

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