Hard-liner Raisi wins Iran presidency amid record low turnout
Sarbas Nazari | Iran | Jun 19, 2021
Turkey wild card in US-Russia conflict over Syria aid 
Fehim Tastekin | Turkey | Jun 18, 2021
Israeli army chief heading to Washington to restore mutual trust
Ben Caspit | Israel | Jun 18, 2021
Apathy shadows Iran vote but that doesn’t mean change won’t follow
Week in Review | Iran | Jun 18, 2021
Palestinian Authority calls off vaccine deal with Israel
Al-Monitor Staff | Israel | Jun 18, 2021
French foreign minister: Turkey and France have a ‘verbal cease-fire’
Al-Monitor Staff | News Brief | Jun 19, 2021
Netanyahu clings to prime minister’s residence
Rina Bassist | Israel | Jun 18, 2021
Turkish troops to remain at Kabul airport after NATO withdrawal
Jared Szuba | Turkey | Jun 18, 2021
Gaza-Israel conflict puts spotlight on Qataris of Palestinian descent
Sebastian Castelier | Gulf | Jun 17, 2021
US lawmakers unveil American hostage task force
Al-Monitor Staff | U.S. | Jun 18, 2021
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Gaza bomb squad handles ordnance with scant equipment
The Gaza Strip's bomb squad is working with severely limited resources to neutralize the deadly ordnance left behind after the latest Israel-Gaza fighting.
Entsar Abu Jahal | Palestine | Jun 21, 2021
Israel raids exchange companies for allegedly transferring funds to Hamas
Ahmad Melhem | Palestine | Jun 21, 2021
Hamas leader says Marwan Barghouti a priority for next prisoner swap with Israel
Rasha Abou Jalal | Palestine | Jun 20, 2021
Does Kurdish jihadist group threaten Hayat Tahrir al-Sham in north Syria?
Sultan al-Kanj | Syria | Jun 20, 2021
Count Gaza antiquities among casualties of Israel-Hamas war
Hadeel Al Gherbawi | Palestine | Jun 20, 2021
Egypt plans to resettle millions in Sinai amid anti-terrorism operations
A correspondent in Egypt | Egypt | Jun 20, 2021
Egyptian police search citizens in Cairo ahead of June 30 anniversary
A correspondent in Egypt | Egypt | Jun 20, 2021
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Israel again bombs Hamas targets in Gaza as fire balloons continue
Al-Monitor Staff | News Brief | Jun 18, 2021
Kuwait to allow vaccinated travelers entry beginning August 1
Al-Monitor Staff | Kuwait | Jun 17, 2021
General strike freezes Lebanon as economic crisis continues
Al-Monitor Staff | News Brief | Jun 17, 2021
Erdogan tells Biden Turkey won't change position on S-400s
Al-Monitor Staff | Turkey | Jun 17, 2021
Erdogan tells Biden Turkey won't change position on S-400s
Al-Monitor Staff | Turkey | Jun 17, 2021
US official says Trump recognition of Golan as Israeli territory remains unchanged
Al-Monitor Staff | News Brief | Jun 17, 2021
Gulf states want Iran deal talks to address Tehran’s missiles program, support for proxy groups
Al-Monitor Staff | Gulf Pulse | Jun 16, 2021
Qatar's emir hosts Venezuelan vice president for official visit
Al-Monitor Staff | Gulf Pulse | Jun 16, 2021
Conflicting accounts emerge on West Bank shooting
Al-Monitor Staff | News Brief | Jun 16, 2021
Israel strikes Gaza after incendiary balloons cause fires
Al-Monitor Staff | News Brief | Jun 16, 2021
Emirates loses more than $5 billion in 2020
Al-Monitor Staff | News Brief | Jun 15, 2021
Canadian parliament calls on government to repatriate citizens from northeast Syria
Al-Monitor Staff | News Brief | Jun 15, 2021
Culture
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Ancient fossilized fish found in Egypt that survived in hot waters
Alaa Omran | Culture | Jun 16, 2021
Egyptian Museum of Antiquities gets makeover to compete for tourists
Shahira Amin | Culture | Jun 13, 2021
Egypt traces relics of Ramses III back to Saudi Arabia
Hagar Hosny | Culture | Jun 6, 2021
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