- Jordan’s former crown prince signs letter agreeing to support the Kingon April 23, 2021 at 3:28 pm
A letter signed by Jordan’s former crown prince Hamzah bin Hussein indicates that he is ready to be “of help and support” to his half-brother, King Abdullah II, and the crown prince.
- UN is ‘very concerned’ about Princess Latifa’s situationon April 23, 2021 at 3:28 pm
The United Arab Emirates has not proven that Princess Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum, the missing daughter of Dubai’s ruler, is alive.
- The moment of truth is here for the Iran nuclear dealon April 23, 2021 at 3:28 pm
Few doubted the United States and Iran deep-down preferred diplomacy — even a new deal — to escalating tensions, and possibly military confrontation. Now the moment of truth is here, in a Vienna conference room.
- Jordan bans social media chatter on royal family drama as king tries to draw line under crisison April 23, 2021 at 3:28 pm
Jordan has imposed a ban on the publication of anything related to the royal family drama that has rattled the country in recent days, as the king moves to draw a line under the crisis.
- Benjamin Netanyahu Fast Factson April 23, 2021 at 3:28 pm
Read CNN’s Fast Facts about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
- Jordan’s royal family drama sends shudders around the region. Here’s what we knowon April 23, 2021 at 3:28 pm
For a country often seen as a bastion of relative calm in a troubled region, the events that unfolded in Jordan over the weekend were among the most dramatic in decades.
- Yemen Fast Factson April 23, 2021 at 3:28 pm
Read CNN’s Fast Facts for information about Yemen, a country located on the southwestern tip of the Arabian Peninsula.
- In a jarring day for Israel, Netanyahu’s corruption trial resumes as coalition talks heat upon April 23, 2021 at 3:28 pm
Benjamin Netanyahu faced some of his biggest challenges to date, both legally and politically, in a historic split-screen day in Israel.
- Iraq Weapons Inspections Fast Factson April 23, 2021 at 3:28 pm
View CNN’s Fast Facts to learn more about the United Nation’s inspection for weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in Iraq from 1991 to 2007.
- Jordan accuses former crown prince of attempt to ‘destabilize’ country’s securityon April 23, 2021 at 3:28 pm
Jordan’s government has accused former crown prince Hamzah bin Hussein, the half-brother of the country’s ruler King Abdullah II, of plotting to “destabilize” the country.
- Jordan’s king breaks silence after royal drama grips the countryon April 23, 2021 at 3:28 pm
Jordan’s King has broken his silence about a royal family fallout that rattled the country, calling the episode the “most painful” of his 22-year reign.
- US reinstates hundreds of millions in funding to Palestinians, reversing Trump decisionon April 23, 2021 at 3:28 pm
The US will resume the flow of hundreds of millions of dollars in aid for Palestinians that was previously halted by the Trump administration.
- Syrian Civil War Fast Factson April 23, 2021 at 3:28 pm
View CNN’s Fast Facts on Syria’s Civil War to learn more about the on-going conflict, the escalating refugee crisis, and to view a timeline of events.
- The United Arab Emirates has announced its first female astronauton April 23, 2021 at 3:28 pm
A woman has made history in the United Arab Emirates as the country’s first female astronaut.
- Israel appears to hint at possible role in Iran nuclear site incidenton April 23, 2021 at 3:28 pm
Israel’s army chief has appeared to hint at possible Israeli involvement in an incident at the Natanz nuclear site in Iran, which was described as “terrorist action” by the head of Iran’s atomic energy agency.
- Crystal meth and Covid-19: Iraq battles two killer epidemics at onceon April 23, 2021 at 3:28 pm
“The situation in the country was rough. You go and try to find work, but there was no work,” Khaled says. “Once, twice and I was hooked. I was trapped. I couldn’t get out.”
- Mysterious blackout in Iran threatens to undermine nuclear talkson April 23, 2021 at 3:28 pm
Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has vowed revenge against Israel after an apparent attack on an Iranian nuclear site caused a blackout at the facility over the weekend.
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The UAE aims to join an elite space club of just three nations, with an unmanned moon mission planned for 2022.
- ‘No one can dare ask why’: What it’s like to live in a town where everything is controlled by the Talibanon April 23, 2021 at 3:28 pm
Women are banned from leaving their homes without a male companion and nobody dares ask about schooling for girls living here. Taxation, that’s sometimes fair and often on the rich but compulsory, can be prey to rival taxmen and lead to beatings and imprisonment for non-payment. Justice is dispensed in mobile courts with adulterers jailed or killed and some reoffending thieves hanged in public. Bread, clothing and even the occasional smartphone are gifts for fighters.
- The UAE is partnering with Japanese company ispace to launch a moon rover in 2022on April 23, 2021 at 3:28 pm
Japanese lunar robotics company ispace will deliver a rover built by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to the moon in 2022, it announced Wednesday.
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- What civilians in Afghanistan say about America’s withdrawalon April 23, 2021 at 3:28 pm
America plans to “close the book” on its 20-year war in Afghanistan — but the departure of US troops will usher in an uncertain chapter for Afghan civilians.
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President Joe Biden has formally announced his decision to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan before September 11, the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that led the United States into its longest war.
- In a fabled desert city, a decisive battle could determine Yemen’s fateon April 23, 2021 at 3:28 pm
Marib is a tiny island of hope in a sea of discarded dreams. After six years of war, the city of more than 2 million people has emerged as pivotal in Yemen’s future.
- Iran’s Nuclear Capabilities Fast Factson April 23, 2021 at 3:28 pm
Read CNN’s Fast Facts on Iran’s nuclear capabilities.
- ‘ER’ virtual reunionon April 23, 2021 at 3:01 am
Amal Clooney is doing what so many people have been doing during the pandemic — watching “ER.”
- Facebook Oversight Board decision on Trump’s account loomson April 23, 2021 at 2:45 am
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- This year’s Oscars already have made historyon April 22, 2021 at 9:25 pm
Welcome to the Oscars edition of Pop Life Chronicles. Even before the envelopes are opened, the 93rd Academy Awards already have made their mark with some historic firsts.
- Dow sinks more than 300 points on worries about higher taxeson April 22, 2021 at 8:42 pm
US stocks tumbled Thursday over investors’ worries about higher taxes.
- Jordan Releases 16 Accused in Alleged Plot, Soothing Royal Riftby Rana F. Sweis and Patrick Kingsley on April 22, 2021 at 5:27 pm
Jordanian officials had arrested 18 people earlier in April, accusing them of aiding a former crown prince to foment unrest. All but two were released Thursday.
- U.N. Presses Dubai on Fate of Princess Latifaby Nick Cumming-Bruce on April 21, 2021 at 1:16 pm
A United Nations panel is demanding that Dubai produce “evidence of life” for Sheikha Latifa, two months after the princess said in dramatic video footage that she was being held prisoner.
- Iran Rattled as Israel Repeatedly Strikes Key Targetsby Ben Hubbard, Farnaz Fassihi and Ronen Bergman on April 20, 2021 at 10:28 pm
Recent attacks suggest that Israel has a clandestine network inside Iran and that Iranian security services have been powerless to break it.
- Fleeing a Modern War, Syrians Seek Refuge in Ancient Ruinsby Ben Hubbard and Ivor Prickett on April 19, 2021 at 9:00 am
So many people have fled to Syria’s crowded northwest that families have settled in important archaeological sites. “We, too, have become ruins.”
- Train Crash in Egypt Kills at Least 11by The Associated Press on April 18, 2021 at 9:31 pm
In a country known for poorly maintained equipment and mismanagement, a deadly accident north of Cairo adds to the trauma.
- With Afghan Decision, Biden Seeks to Focus U.S. on New Challengesby David E. Sanger on April 17, 2021 at 8:29 pm
The president’s choice to set a firm date for a full withdrawal reflected a belief that the priorities of 2021 require moving on from policies set in 2001.
- Iran’s Push to Enrich Uranium Amid Nuclear Talks: What to Knowby Rick Gladstone, William J. Broad and Michael Crowley on April 17, 2021 at 12:16 am
A highly purified form of uranium is needed to make an atomic bomb, but the main point of Tehran’s action may be to give it leverage in nuclear talks.
- Iran Vows to Increase Uranium Enrichment After Attack on Nuclear Siteby Farnaz Fassihi, David E. Sanger and William J. Broad on April 16, 2021 at 2:37 pm
Iran also attacked an Israeli cargo ship at sea, raising tensions but causing little or no damage.
- What civilians in Afghanistan say about America’s withdrawalon April 16, 2021 at 8:06 am
- How the U.S. Plans to Fight From Afar After Troops Exit Afghanistanby Eric Schmitt and Helene Cooper on April 15, 2021 at 9:35 pm
Drones, long-range bombers and spy networks will be used in an effort to prevent Afghanistan from re-emerging as a terrorist base to threaten the United States.
- Somalia’s President Extends Term by Two Years, Drawing Condemnationby Declan Walsh on April 15, 2021 at 8:56 pm
His four-year term expired, President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed signed a contentious law that critics fear could plunge the fragile country into renewed, possibly violent, turmoil.
- Iran Talks Resume, Gingerly, After Attack on Nuclear Siteby Steven Erlanger on April 15, 2021 at 3:29 pm
Another round of Vienna talks on reviving the 2015 nuclear accord is considered to be positive despite an apparent Israeli attack on Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility.
- Denmark Strips Some Syrians of Residency Statusby Elian Peltier and Jasmina Nielsen on April 15, 2021 at 10:17 am
The country is the first E.U. nation to make such a move. Many Syrians say that returning to their native country isn’t an option, and rights groups warn that the policy will tear some families apart.
- The Israel Prize Is Meant to Unify. More Often, It’s Mired in Controversy.by Isabel Kershner on April 15, 2021 at 8:48 am
This year’s rumpus involves a scientist who opposes the occupation of the West Bank.
- Iran’s Top Leader Signals That Nuclear Talks Will Resume Despite Natanz Sabotageby Farnaz Fassihi and Megan Specia on April 15, 2021 at 8:32 am
The declaration by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei appeared to put to rest any speculation that Iran would boycott or quit the Vienna talks aimed at saving the nuclear deal.
- U.S. Is Expected to Approve Some Arms Sales to U.A.E. and Saudisby Michael Crowley and Edward Wong on April 14, 2021 at 10:31 pm
The Biden administration is close to completing a review of Trump-era weapons sales to the two Gulf Arab states. Democrats in Congress oppose the deals.
- Will Afghanistan Become a Terrorism Safe Haven Once Again?by Julian E. Barnes and Eric Schmitt on April 14, 2021 at 12:43 pm
Not likely, at least in the short term, intelligence officials assess. But stopping terrorism groups over the long term could be more difficult.
- A Ramadan Closer to Normal for 2021by Vivian Yee and Adam Rasgon on April 14, 2021 at 9:06 am
Compared with last year, when mosques around the world were closed because of the coronavirus, this Holy Month has limits, but friends and family, too.
- After Nuclear Site Blackout, Thunder From Iran, and Silence From U.S.by Patrick Kingsley, David E. Sanger and Farnaz Fassihi on April 13, 2021 at 12:27 pm
The Americans and Israelis have worked together in the past to impede Iran’s nuclear ambitions, but the U.S. denies that was the case in the latest sabotage.
- A Clash of Wills Keeps a Leonardo Masterpiece Hiddenby David D. Kirkpatrick and Elaine Sciolino on April 12, 2021 at 12:57 pm
The Louvre inspected the “Salvator Mundi” and certified it as the work of Leonardo da Vinci. But it kept those findings secret after a squabble with the painting’s owners.
- In Iraq, Drought and Abundance in the Mesopotamian Marshesby Emilienne Malfatto on April 12, 2021 at 9:00 am
Once vengefully drained by Saddam Hussein, the wetlands in southeastern Iraq have since been partially restored. Now the region and its isolated settlements face a new set of challenges.