Middle East and North Africa

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Natanz nuclear plant attack ‘will set back Iran’s programme by nine months’
US intelligence sources believe Israel was behind Saturday’s cyber-attack on heavily guarded facility

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

12, Apr, 2021 @5:11 PM

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Natanz ‘sabotage’ highlights Iran’s vulnerability to cyber-attacks
Analysis: Apparent attack by Israel is a reminder of the weaknesses of industrial control systems

Peter Beaumont

12, Apr, 2021 @2:59 PM

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‘My son could die’: the disabled Syrian refugees on the sharp end of UK aid cuts – photo essay
Two centres in Lebanon are among the casualties of cuts to British aid, with devastating consequences for thousands of patients and families

Kate Holt

12, Apr, 2021 @11:08 AM

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Israel appears to confirm it carried out cyberattack on Iran nuclear facility
Shutdown happened hours after Natanz reactor’s new centrifuges were started

Martin Chulov Middle East correspondent

11, Apr, 2021 @5:24 PM

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Yemeni journalists call for release of colleagues held by Houthi rebels
Four journalists face death penalty after being charged with spying and ‘collaborating with the enemy’

Bethan McKernan and Romain Molina

11, Apr, 2021 @7:53 AM

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Saudi Arabia jails alleged satirist ‘identified in Twitter infiltration’
Activist claims 2014 breach led to aid worker being sentenced to 20 years over parody account

Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington

09, Apr, 2021 @1:21 PM

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Iran nuclear talks to continue next week after breakthrough
Iranian deputy foreign minister says all Trump-imposed sanctions must be lifted to revive deal

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

09, Apr, 2021 @12:46 PM

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UAE has failed to show proof that Princess Latifa is alive, says UN
UN spokesperson says UAE has not responded to its request for ‘proof of life’ in relation to missing princess

Luke Harding

09, Apr, 2021 @12:09 PM

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Iran releases South Korean tanker seized in January
Unclear whether deal reached to release billions in oil revenue frozen because of US sanctions

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

09, Apr, 2021 @8:49 AM

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The biggest impediment to a new nuclear deal with Iran? Domestic politics | Holly Dagres
Though a return to the JCPOA seems likely, both Washington and Tehran have complex internal obstacles to overcome, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council

Holly Dagres

08, Apr, 2021 @1:36 PM

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Inside Somalia’s impasse: election talks collapse amid mistrust and blame
Leaders holed up inside Mogadishu’s high-security international airport have failed to agree a plan, risking further unrest

Amanda Sperber in Mogasdishu

08, Apr, 2021 @1:25 PM

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Biden restores $200m in US aid to Palestinians slashed by Trump
Former US president had gradually cut virtually all US money to Palestinian aid projects

Oliver Holmes in Jerusalem

08, Apr, 2021 @7:36 AM

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