Middle East

Lawmakers rejected a proposal 30-67 from Sens. Rand Paul, Bernie Sanders and Mike Lee to block the $650 million weapons transfer to the kingdom.
Khalid Aedh Al-Otaibi was arrested at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris on Tuesday while attempting to fly to Saudi Arabia’s capital.
Bieber’s model wife, Hailey Baldwin Bieber, posted a supportive video on Instagram of him on stage, with the words: “Go Baby.”
Bowman, a New York Democrat, met with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett in November. The visit angered members of the DSA political group.
Sens. Rand Paul, Bernie Sanders and Mike Lee are forcing a vote early next week on legislation to block a $650 million missile sale to the repressive regime.
Idan Roll, the new deputy foreign minister, described outreach efforts to HuffPost. But Israel's foreign policy and human rights records remain controversial.
Federal agents say hackers pretended to be Proud Boys in messages to Republican lawmakers and targeted Democratic voters with threats.
Jared Kushner reportedly blew off a desperate plea to intervene with Donald Trump to stop him from trying to steal the presidential election, saying he was too busy working on “Middle East peace.”
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) told HuffPost of a plan to block the missile sale. Other top Democrats are pressuring Biden to end the brutal intervention in Yemen.
Biden pledged to root his foreign policy in values like human rights, but didn't apply that standard to the long and morally dubious U.S.–Saudi relationship.
The Iraqi government says Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi has survived an assassination attempt with an armed drone and is unharmed.
A Jordanian prince who was put under house arrest by his half-brother, King Abdullah II, in the spring is still not free, his mother alleged.
The meeting with the leaders of Germany, France, and Britain — known as the E3 — comes at a pivotal time, as Iran continues to enrich uranium to near-weapons-grade levels.
Abdul Hamid al-Matar was killed two days after a U.S. military outpost in Syria was hit by drones and rockets.
Conservative MP David Amess was murdered earlier this month while greeting constituents in an English town.
Organizers hope the installation will draw attention to the importance of preserving the Dead Sea.
Powell's testimony before the U.N. Security Council in 2003 made the case for war against Iraq with false claims of weapons of mass destruction.
The man was diving off Israel's Mediterranean coast Saturday when he spotted a trove of ancient artifacts, officials said.
Iraqis have voted in parliamentary elections held months ahead of schedule as a concession to a youth-led uprising against corruption and mismanagement.
Banisadr later fled Tehran after being impeached for challenging the growing power of clerics as the nation became a theocracy.