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  1. Battle for Mosul's Old City goes house to house as ISIS fighters defend stronghold

    06.19 / 21:18 haaretz.com Haaretz.com - Middle Easte
    The historic district and a tiny area to its north are the only parts of the city still under Islamic State…
  2. Saudi Arabia captures three members of Iran's Revolutionary Guards as boat approaches oil field

    06.19 / 18:18 haaretz.com Haaretz.com - Middle Easte
    Relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia are at their worst in years, with each accusing the other of subverting regional security and support opposite sides in conflicts in Syria, Yemen and…
  3. Israel reduces Gaza power supply by further 45 minutes per day

    06.19 / 17:13 haaretz.com Haaretz.com - Middle Easte
    Gazans will now get three and a quarter hours of electricity from Israel, as dispute between Hamas and Palestinian Authority…
  4. Meet the female Arab DJs setting the West Bank free

    06.19 / 17:13 haaretz.com Haaretz.com - Middle Easte
    Daring to enter a predominantly male musical realm, the women who mix techno, oriental and dubstep in Ramallah, Haifa, Bethlehem and further afield, are paving the way for…
  5. Greek and Turkish leaders meet to discuss contentious Aegean flyovers

    06.19 / 17:13 haaretz.com Haaretz.com - Middle Easte
    Athens says Turkish fighter jets frequently infringe the airspace under its civil aviation control, and both airforces have lost planes and personnel in accidents over the…
  6. Iran's Revolutionary Guards kill leader of Sunni militant group in country's southeast, state media reports

    06.19 / 17:13 haaretz.com Haaretz.com - Middle Easte
    Jalil Qanbar-Zahi, leader of Ansar al-Furqan, had been pursued by Iranian security forces for 25 years and was killed by the Guards near the city of Qasr…
  7. Haaretz called on Israelis to listen to Abbas. And listen they should - to every word

    06.19 / 16:16 haaretz.com Haaretz.com - Middle Easte
    While the Palestinian leader's words of peace are not sharp or precise, his remarks about the holy right of return and the martyrs are surprisingly…
  8. Jordan cancels Lebanese indie band's concert over gay frontman - for a second time

    06.19 / 15:19 haaretz.com Haaretz.com - Middle Easte
    Interior Ministry declines to give reason, but Jordanian lawmakers object to lyrics and sexual orientation of Mashrou' Leila's lead…
  9. What really happens in the world's most moral army

    06.19 / 15:19 haaretz.com Haaretz.com - Middle Easte
    As a proud Israeli leftist who believes in the two-state solution, I should have been a compassionate soldier in Gaza and the West Bank. But this is a story about the corrupting effect of limitless…
  10. Qatar accuses UAE of supporting 9/11 terror attacks as diplomatic crisis deepens

    06.19 / 15:19 haaretz.com Haaretz.com - Middle Easte
    The UAE warned Qatar on Monday that sanctions imposed by several of its neighbours could last for years unless Doha accepts…
  11. Iranian clerics and ultra-Orthodox rabbis agree: Zumba is sinful

    06.19 / 15:19 haaretz.com Haaretz.com - Middle Easte
    The Iranian government just banned the popular fitness craze, but some rabbis have been arguing for years that exercising to Latin tunes can lead to pole dancing or…
  12. UN sees spike in meetings between Israeli army, Syrian rebels, warns of escalation

    06.19 / 13:24 haaretz.com Haaretz.com - Middle Easte
    Israel says the meetings are held for humanitarian purposes, but the UN warns they could trigger clashes between rebels and the Syrian…
  13. Iran's Khamenei blasts Trump's 'nascent hooligans' over 'regime change' efforts

    06.19 / 09:09 haaretz.com Haaretz.com - Middle Easte
    'Do not look at the bluster of this guy who has just come [to office as president] in America,' Iran's supreme leader…
  14. Iran's missile launch and U.S. downing a Syrian jet - explained

    06.19 / 09:09 haaretz.com Haaretz.com - Middle Easte
    Iran's missile fire toward Syria targets is a show of strength and a message to U.S., Russia and…
  15. Iran threatens ISIS with intensified strikes after firing missile into Syria

    06.19 / 08:05 haaretz.com Haaretz.com - Middle Easte
    Iranian Revolutionary Guard general says that if ISIS carried out more attacks, 'there will be more launches with intensified strength' at the group's strongholds in…
  16. U.S-led coalition downs Syrian warplane, Syrian army says

    06.18 / 20:24 haaretz.com Haaretz.com - Middle Easte
    Plane shot down near Raqqa, in 'flagrant attack' army says as multiple forces close in on ISIS…
  17. Iran fires at militants in Syria in first use of mid-range missiles in 30 years

    06.18 / 19:27 haaretz.com Haaretz.com - Middle Easte
    Militant groups are responsible for attacks in Tehran, Iran…
  18. As Qatar crisis rages, Egypt gets closer to Hamas

    06.18 / 19:27 haaretz.com Haaretz.com - Middle Easte
    As the diplomatic crisis surrounding Qatar continues, Cairo, Hamas and Palestinian President Abbas' rival Mohammed Dahlan have reportedly agreed on a new way to run Gaza – which could loosen the blockade at Israel’s exp…
  19. In Egypt, first woman takes up job of rousing Muslims for nighttime Ramadan meal

    06.18 / 19:27 haaretz.com Haaretz.com - Middle Easte
    Dalal Abdel-Qader, a 43-year-old mother, has broken into the exclusive male-only job of the 'mesaharaty.' Though she makes less than three dollars a night, she says it's 'worth millions' to…
  20. For the first time in years, Iraqi and Syrian soldiers meet at the border

    06.18 / 17:34 haaretz.com Haaretz.com - Middle Easte
    The meet-up is being described as a significant accomplishment for Syria's military in their battle against the…