Al-Aqsa Mosque

Palestine envoy to UN: Al-Aqsa crisis at tipping point

Riyad Mansour urges Security Council to protect Palestinians and their holy sites from Israel's 'destructive agenda'.

Palestine envoy to UN: Al-Aqsa crisis at tipping point

Al-Aqsa Mosque

Israel removes metal detectors from al-Aqsa compound

Palestinians continue to protest as mosque official says move does not fulfill Muslims' demands to remove CCTV cameras.

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Libya peace talks - can they deliver?

France launches latest attempt to broker peace in Libya amid longstanding conflict between two main rival groups.

Middle East

Syrian forces target eastern Ghouta despite safe zone statement

Syrian government forces have conducted air strikes on eastern Ghouta less than 24 hours after it was announced that a safe zone would be created in the Syrian region near the capital, Damascus.

Middle East

Libyan rivals agree on nationwide ceasefire

Fayez Serraj and Khalifa Haftar commit to stop using armed forces except for in fight against 'terrorist' groups.

Libyan rivals agree on nationwide ceasefire

Middle East

Hezbollah’s Syria offensive on agenda of Lebanon-US talks

Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri is due to meet with US President Donald Trump in Washington, DC on Tuesday.

Middle East

Egypt jails scores for life over 2011 protests

Defendants were charged with rioting, vandalism and attacking police during protests in December 2011.

Egypt jails scores for life over 2011 protests

Middle East

Erdogan: Era of bowing to Western pressure is over

Turkish president accuses West of manipulating his country, saying he will not back down in feud with Germany.

Erdogan: Era of bowing to Western pressure is over

Middle East

Egypt: No compromise in dispute with Qatar

Foreign Minister tells EU's Mogherini that Qatar must accept in full demands by Egypt, UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.

Egypt: No compromise in dispute with Qatar

Middle East

Women used as bargaining chips in South Sudan customary courts

A strike by judges in South Sudan means more people are turning to customary courts to settle legal issues.

Middle East

Qatar: Ending blockade should precede dialogue

Qatar's defence minister warns of legal action if the four Arab nations do not end siege that is in its second month.

Qatar: Ending blockade should precede dialogue

Middle East

Saudi-led group blacklists 18 individuals, groups

Additions to 'terror list' include nine groups from Libya and Yemen, and nine Qataris, Yemenis and Kuwaitis.

Saudi-led group blacklists 18 individuals, groups

GCC

Saudi lobby pays $138,000 for anti-Qatar ads in the US

Saudi American Public Relation Affairs Committee buys 30-second TV spots for ads accusing Qatar of funding 'terrorism'.

Saudi lobby pays $138,000 for anti-Qatar ads in the US

Middle East

Arsal, Lebanon: Hezbollah close to expelling Jabhat Fateh al-Sham

The Lebanese group Hezbollah says it is close to driving out Jabhat Fateh al-Sham fighters from the Syria-Lebanon frontier.

Middle East

Jordan seeks to question Israeli embassy guard

The guard sought by Jordanian security agencies in connection with deadly embassy shooting returns to Israel.

Jordan seeks to question Israeli embassy guard