Middle East News

Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr gives a speech to his followers on March, 27, 2016 before entering the highly fortified Green Zone, in Baghdad, Iraq.

Surprise election estimates put U.S. foe Al-Sadr in position to determine Iraq’s next leader.

"These files conclusively prove that Iran is brazenly lying when it says it never had a nuclear weapons program.": Netanyahu

Israeli prime minister claims Iran had been hiding all of the elements of a secret nuclear weapons program.

A 3,000 year old ancient Egyptian papyrus is being reassessed in the wake of a litany of powerful men being accused of sexual assault.

‘Astonishing’ rape charges against a powerful Egyptian found on a 3,000-year-old papyrus could be one of the first ever records of a man being fired for sexual assault.

Russian honor guards carry a coffin with the body of air force pilot Roman Fillipov, who was recently killed after his aircraft was shot down over rebel-held territory in Syria, during a farewell ceremony at Chkalovsky military airport outside Moscow on Thursday. | REUTERS

Reports of Russian mercenary deaths from U.S. air power underscore dangers of Syria’s war.

Putin has launched more than 100 attacks after Syria rebels shot down a Russian jet on Saturday.

Russia launches HUGE offensive after Syrian rebels shoot down fighter jet and KILL pilot.

If Putin succeeds in getting part of his Syrian peace plan accepted at the Sochi conference, he will have brought off a major feat.

Putin plans to end Alawite hegemony in Damascus and evict pro-Iranian Shiite militias including Hizballah.

Netanyahu himself called the campaign, whose avowed purpose was to topple him by stigmatizing him with corruption, a witch hunt.

Attorney general to police: No evidence of graft for indicting Netanyahu.

Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, blames “Americans and Zionists” for the recent protests. The Shiite Muslim hard-liner says money supporting the citizens came from “one of the filthy-rich governments of the Persian Gulf.” (Associated Press/File)

Iran tortures and kills protesters; West mostly silent as 8,000 citizens arrested.

A Russian officer walks next to drones that allegedly attacked a Russian air base in Syria and were captured by the Russian military - the two drones were put on display at the Russian defence ministry in Moscow Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5259591/Russia-shows-advanced-terrorist-drones-captured-Syria.html#ixzz53z6yCzPd Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

Russia reveals terrorist drones captured in Syria are so advanced they could pose a threat anywhere in the world and are immune to jamming technology.

Russian security services are urgently investigating who supplied these advanced UAVs to terrorists.

Russia foils massive attack on its Syrian bases by electronically “controlling” 6 drones, downing seven.

Boom: Israel’s Annual Exports Expected to Exceed $100 Billion.

Israel’s population as of the last census numbers 8.547 million (2016), slightly larger than the GTA in Ontario.