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US aircraft carrier to stay in Gulf: Pentagon

04 January, 2021

The US reversed a decision to bring an aircraft carrier home from the Gulf, with the Pentagon saying that due to "recent threats" by Iran the USS Nimitz would stay.

Ten hurt in Lebanon gas depot blast

03 January, 2021

At least 10 people were injured when an explosion rocked a warehouse storing gas canisters near Lebanon's border with Syria, the Lebanese Red Cross and the army said.

Outrage in Lebanon over Israeli blogger's 'undetected Beirut trip'

03 January, 2021

Lebanese activists slammed Beirut airport officials who failed to detect the arrival of American-Israeli blogger Alyne Tamir.

Iraqis chanting anti-US slogans mark year since Soleimani killing

03 January, 2021

Pro-Iranian supporters, many dressed in black, massed in Baghdad's central Tahrir Square to also condemn Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi as a "coward" and an "agent of the Americans".

2021 could be even worse for the Middle East

03 January, 2021

Yemen, Afghanistan and Syria are the countries most at risk according to the IRC Emergency Watchlist for 2021.

Baghdad procession marks anniversary of Iran general's death

03 January, 2021

Mourners marched on the road towards Baghdad airport, with the scene of the bombing that killed Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis turned into a shrine-like area.

Philippines welcomes death sentence for Kuwaiti who killed maid

02 January, 2021

The Kuwaiti woman was accused of months of abuse and torture ahead of the domestic worker's killing.

Medics warn of coronavirus 'catastrophe' in Lebanon

02 January, 2021

Lebanon, with a population of around six million, has recorded 183,888 coronavirus cases, including 1,466 deaths, since February.

British-Iranian crooner pays tribute to Soleimani with English-language ballad

02 January, 2021

The "world has become a total mess" since the killing of Qasem Soleimani last year, singer Hassan Tavakoli opines in the song.

In pictures: The Middle East bids farewell to 2020

01 January, 2021

Here's our look at how the region said farewell to a year of change and challenges.

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