Tensions escalate during Jerusalem Day flag parade

Controversial Jerusalem Day Flag Parade sparks tensions as nationalist marchers clash with Palestinians and target media.

Unresolved conflict between Israel and Palestine

Death of Palestinian political figure, Khader Adnan, triggers fire between Palestine and Israel, ended in a ceasefire agreement.

Israel’s Netanyahu vows to restore security as violence surges

Heavy clashes, shootings, rocket strikes and a car-ramming attack have marred a period when the Muslim holy month of Ramadan coincides with the Jewish Passover and Christian Easter.

US says ‘stands with’ Israel after ‘unconscionable’ attacks

"The targeting of innocent civilians of any nationality is unconscionable. The United States stands with the government and people of Israel," State Department spokesman Vedant Patel said in a statement.

Enemies of Israel will ‘pay a price’ – Netanyahu

The prime minister blamed Palestinian groups for a barrage of rockets fired from Lebanon

Top Iranian, Saudi envoys meet in China, discuss diplomatic ties

After years of hostility that fuelled conflicts across the Middle East, Iran and Saudi Arabia agreed to end their diplomatic rift and re-open embassies in a major deal facilitated by China last month.

Russia deeply concerned over violence at Al-Aqsa Mosque

Moscow urges UN Secretary-General to prepare analysis on initial reasons for latest spiral of violence, recommendations for restoration of peace

Israel has crossed a “red line”: President Erdogan

"Turkey cannot stay silent in the face of these attacks. Trampling on the Al-Aqsa mosque is our red line," Erdogan said during a dinner for those breaking daytime fasting, a practice for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Saudi, UAE lead Mideast oil production cut for market ‘stability’

Crude prices have come down over the past year as concerns about a possible recession caused by higher borrowing costs have offset supply worries sparked by sanctions on Russia over its invasion of Ukraine.

Netanyahu tells Biden to stay out of Israel’s business

Israel will not tolerate meddling in its internal affairs, even from the “best of friends,” the PM said

Syria and Saudi Arabia to Reestablish Diplomatic Ties

Syria and Saudi Arabia have agreed to reopen their embassies after cutting diplomatic ties more than a decade ago. Talks between the two governments have gathered momentum, and the decision follows a landmark agreement to re-establish ties between Saudi Arabia and Iran. The move marks a significant step in Syria's return to the Arab fold.

US Airstrikes in Syria After Deadly Drone Attack Kills American

The US military carried out airstrikes in Syria against Iran-aligned groups in response to a deadly drone attack on American personnel. The attack drone was determined to be of Iranian origin, which could further escalate tensions between the US and Iran.