Middle East

Red Cross: Yemen cholera cases could exceed 600,000

More than 600,000 Yemenis could have cholera before the end of the year, the International Committee of the Red Cross has warned.

Opinion

From Khayyam to Mirzakhani: Iran's beautiful minds

Both Omar Khayyam and Maryam Mizrakhani complicate the vision of their common homeland, Iran, in Western imagination.

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi

Middle East

Deadly shooting incident at Israeli embassy in Jordan

Two Jordanian men were killed and an Israeli man was seriously wounded by gunfire at the Israeli embassy in Amman.

Middle East

Sudan clashes kill up to 10 in Darfur: tribal chiefs

Clashes between two Arab tribes come as the UN and African Union prepare to downsize their peacekeeping mission.

Sudan clashes kill up to 10 in Darfur: tribal chiefs

Middle East

Hay'et Tahrir al-Sham take control of Syria's Idlib

Group formerly linked to al-Qaeda affiliate consolidates grip on Idlib as main rival rebels Ahrar al-Sham withdraw.

Hay'et Tahrir al-Sham take control of Syria's Idlib

Middle East

Palestinian hospitals stretched with influx of wounded

Israeli forces have injured more than 900 Palestinians since clashes over al-Aqsa Mosque compound erupted on July 14.

Middle East

ISIL fighters executed by Haftar's forces in Libya

New video online shows senior leader reading charges and carrying out executions before talks between rival factions.

ISIL fighters executed by Haftar's forces in Libya

Inside Story

What happens to child soldiers when war ends?

Thousands of children struggle to adjust back into society after being recruited for armed conflicts.

Middle East

Erdogan urges Saudi to play main role in solving Gulf crisis

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Saudi Arabia, a key player involved in the regional blockade against Qatar, will have to play the biggest role in solving the Gulf diplomatic crisis.

Middle East

Dahlan reveals controversial Hamas deal on Gaza

Power-sharing accord with Gaza ruler to see Egypt border open and power outages ease, says exiled Palestinian official.

Dahlan reveals controversial Hamas deal on Gaza

Middle East

Erdogan visits Saudi Arabia over Gulf crisis

Turkey's president to discuss Gulf crisis with Saudi king and crown prince before heading to Kuwait and Qatar.

Erdogan visits Saudi Arabia over Gulf crisis

Middle East

Mosul refugees return home through new bridge after conflict

Displaced Mosul residents are returning home with the help of a temporary bridge built by the Iraqi government.

European Union

EU's Mogherini urges direct talks to end Gulf crisis

Qatar and its neighbours should agree 'clear principles and a roadmap' to resolve row, says EU's foreign affairs chief.

EU's Mogherini urges direct talks to end Gulf crisis

Middle East

Alliance for Freedom and Dignity probes Qatar blockade

Brussels-based human rights group calls for end of sanctions against Qatar to alleviate suffering of ordinary people.

Alliance for Freedom and Dignity probes Qatar blockade

Middle East

Yemen crisis 'absolute shame on humanity'

Head of rights group CARE raises famine alarm, while Red Cross warns that 600,000 could contract cholera in 2017.

Yemen crisis 'an absolute shame on humanity'