The Pentagon’s reduction of US troops and military hardware in the Middle East shows a reorientation of the Biden administration’s priorities in the region.
Interior Minister Aboldreza Rahmani Fazli says Raisi has been elected president with 61.95 percent of the vote as voter turnout was 48.8 percent, a record low for a presidential election in the country.
Long-dominant National Liberation Front (FLN) dominates in weekend parliamentary elections, but with a significantly reduced 105 seats and with the country's lowest ever turnout at 23%, electoral board says.
The newly elected Prime Minister Naftali Bennett is likely to part ways with his predecessor's harsh Iran policy and align his administration with Washington's less confrontational approach.
Palestinian resistance group Hamas says it does not foresee any positive changes from Israel's post-Netanyahu government, with other leaders saying they expect new government of Naftali Bennett to be even worse.
Right-wing groups plan a flag-waving procession through the walled Old City's Damascus Gate and into its Muslim quarter, drawing warnings from Hamas.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken lands in Jordan on the last leg of his tour aimed at consolidating a ceasefire that ended the worst Israeli bombardment in years on besieged Gaza.
Ceasefire in Gaza holds on second day as teams of Egyptian mediators meet officials in Israel and Palestine and humanitarian aid begins to enter Israeli-blockaded enclave ravaged by 11 days of bloodshed.
Experts and protestors point at Iran-affiliated militias, accusing them of being responsible for a string of assassinations that mainly targeted activists.
Israel has a powerful network of support from states like the US to Christian Evangelical groups across the globe.
Under the Biden administration, various normalisation efforts have started across the region, ranging from Turkey-Egypt rapprochement, to Iran-Saudi talks.
France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the UK call on Israel to stop settlement expansion policy across occupied Palestinian lands.
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