West Jerusalem (Shutterstock)
December 19, 2018 - 22:00 GMT
Indonesia and Iran have chastised Australia over its recognition of West Jerusalem as Israel's capital city.
December 19, 2018 - 18:00 GMT
ISIS has executed over 700 prisoners in eastern Syria in the past two months, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Wednesday.
Jeremy Corbyn DENIES calling Theresa May a 'stupid woman' (Twitter)
December 19, 2018 - 14:02 GMT
Jeremy Corbyn was engulfed in a sexism row today over calling Theresa May a 'stupid woman' during bitter clashes at PMQs today.
Khashoggi Hit Squad (Twitter)
December 19, 2018 - 13:57 GMT
Turkey’s official news agency has circulated new pictures of the members of the 15-person Saudi Arabian team that Turkish officials say murdered a prominent Saudi dissident journalist in Istanbul in October.
At least 53 journalists were killed worldwide in 2018 (Twitter)
December 19, 2018 - 13:30 GMT
Fifty-three journalists were killed around the world in 2018, a three-year high that included a nearly two-fold increase in the number of reporters singled out for murder, a Committee to Protect Journalists report said Wednesday.
(Rami Khoury/Al Bawaba)
December 19, 2018 - 13:24 GMT
2018 was a wild year in global news. Here's the year's top 5 stories from Al Bawaba.
Naftali Bennett, head of the right-wing Jewish Home party (Twitter)
December 19, 2018 - 13:06 GMT
A bill that would allow Israel to exile families of Palestinians accused of attacking Israelis passed the first reading in Knesset (Israel’s parliament) on Wednesday.
Hodeidah (Twitter)
December 19, 2018 - 13:01 GMT
Residents in Yemen's main port city reported hearing four blasts on Tuesday - the first day of a U.N.-brokered ceasefire between Houthi rebels and Saudi-backed government forces.
Israel maintains Ramallah lockdown for 6th day (Twitter)
December 19, 2018 - 12:56 GMT
Israeli forces on Wednesday continued the lockdown of the West Bank cities of Ramallah and Al-Bireh for the 6th day in a row.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi (Twitter)
December 19, 2018 - 12:53 GMT
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasimi says Australia’s recent decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital would, if carried out, represent a violation of international resolutions.
Major General Ahmed al-Assiri (Twitter)
December 19, 2018 - 10:49 GMT
A report reveals that a high-ranking Saudi intelligence official, who was fired over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, made clandestine trips to Israel on behalf of Crown Prince bin Salman over the purchase of an Israeli spy tool that is said to have helped the kingdom track dissidents abroad.
U.S. President Donald Trump (Twitter)
December 19, 2018 - 10:40 GMT
U.S. President Donald Trump signed a letter of intent to proceed with negotiations to construct a Trump Tower in Moscow, according to a new document obtained by CNN.
Hezbollah flags over southern Lebanese land (Shutterstock)
December 19, 2018 - 10:35 GMT
The United States is concerned about Hezbollah's growing popularity and political influence in Lebanon due to the fact that Washington prefers to see a new civil war among different factions in the country, says an academic.
Former French officer Paul Barril (Twitter)
December 19, 2018 - 10:28 GMT
Qatar was almost subject to a military takeover just over a decade ago by Arab states currently blockading it, a former French officer has said.
General Security chief Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim (Twitter)
December 19, 2018 - 09:29 GMT
General Security chief Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim told local media Wednesday that he had “completed ... to the fullest” his role in the president’s initiative to resolve the government formation deadlock, paving the way for the Cabinet’s formation before Christmas.
Red Sea port city of Hodeidah  (Twitter)
December 19, 2018 - 09:25 GMT
Truce monitoring observers will be deployed in the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah on Wednesday as the first 24 hours of a UN-brokered cease-fire passed without incident.