Media

Cyberattack against Qatar puts fake news in focus

Despite denials of comments falsely attributed to Qatari emir, Sky News Arabia and Al Arabiya ran discredited stories.

Middle East

Pentagon admits Mosul strike killed over 100 civilians

Another 36 unaccounted for in single most deadly incident for civilians since anti-ISIL operations began in 2014.

US says Mosul strike in March killed over 100 civilians

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia: Ramadan moon sighting continues on Friday

Lebanon, Turkey Yemen and Iraq declare Saturday as the first day of Ramadan while Saudi Arabia postpones confirmation.

Saudi Arabia: Ramadan moon sighting continues on Friday

Middle East

Israeli forces raid occupied West Bank 'freedom camp'

Activists say one local man was wounded when soldiers entered the 'We are Sumud' camp and attempted to remove tents.

Israeli forces raid Sarura protest camp in Hebron Hills

Religion

When is Ramadan?

Saudi Arabia has called for moon sighting on Thursday evening. If no moon is spotted, fasting begins on Saturday.

Ramadan 2017: First day of fasting expected May 27

Middle East

UN alarm over conditions for Palestinian prisoners

UN rights chief expresses concern as health of hunger-striking prisoners in Israeli jails 'deteriorates significantly'.

UN alarm over conditions for Palestinian prisoners

Middle East

Saudi Arabia steps up efforts to reduce global oil supply

Khaled Al Faleh, Saudi Arabia's energy minister, is under pressure to rally support among key oil producers to rein in excess supply.

NATO

NATO to 'formally join' anti-ISIL coalition

Member states of military alliance are set to officially join a US-led coalition fighting ISIL, diplomatic sources say.

NATO to 'formally join' anti-ISIL coalition

Middle East

Clashes erupt on Jerusalem Day

Celebrations of Jerusalem Day, which began on Tuesday and ended at Wednesday evening, have led to clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli security forces in Occupied East Jerusalem.

Middle East

Libya arrests father, brother of alleged Manchester bomber

Authorities in Tripoli detain the father and younger brother of Salem Abedi, who carried out a suicide attack in the UK, killing at least 22 people.

Middle East

Qatar to 'prosecute perpetrators' of hacking

Investigation launched into cyberattack by hackers who posted fake reports on the country's official media platforms.

Qatar to 'prosecute perpetrators' of QNA hacking

Middle East

Mosul: thousands flee the city as Iraqi forces try to secure west

Iraqi forces are trying to secure all western districts of Mosul. People continue to leave the area as fighting rages in residential neighbourhoods. More than 200,000 people are still living under ISIL control in the city.

War & Conflict

Inside Syria: How life goes on in a besieged town

Civilians in Erbin, one of Eastern Ghouta's besieged communities, live with no water, electricity or public services.

Inside Syria: How life goes on in a besieged town

Al Jazeera World

Lebanon: The Battle of Abra

We investigate an incident highlighting tensions in Lebanese politics, the role of Hezbollah and the sectarian divide.

Middle East

Amnesty: Palestinian writer is 'prisoner of conscience'

Human rights group calls for the release of Ahmad Qatamesh, a prominent writer jailed without charges or trial.

Amnesty: Palestinian writer is 'prisoner of conscience'