Middle East

US Vice President Mike Pence addresses Israeli Knesset

Pence's visit is being boycotted by Palestinians who are angry at the US decision to name Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

US Vice President Mike Pence in Israel visit

Qatar

Qatar-Gulf crisis: All the latest updates

An air, sea and land blockade imposed on Qatar by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt is now in its eighth month.

Turkey-Syria border

Turkey's operation in Syria's Afrin: The key players

We take a look at key players as Turkey launches operation to push out Kurdish fighters from Syrian border towns.

Turkey's operation in Syria's Afrin: The key players

Oman

UAE 'annexes Omani territory' on new Louvre museum map

Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum publishes new map showing Musandam as part of the UAE, in addition to omitting Qatar entirely.

UAE 'annexes Oman territory' on new Louvre museum map

Middle East

Sudan's press freedom: Concern about confiscations

A wave of arrests and a bill that gives national security agents unprecedented powers to shut down media offices have raised concerns that Sudan’s press freedoms are being further eroded.

Weather

Powerful storm brings more misery to Syrian refugees

Torrential rain and strong winds sweeps across Turkey and the Levant.

Powerful storm brings more misery to Syrian refugees

Gaza

Gaza under commercial strike amid worsening conditions

Private sector in Gaza Strip calls for a six-hour strike to protest living conditions amid ongoing blockade.

Gaza under commercial strike amid worsening conditions

Yemen

UAE-backed group vows to 'overthrow' Yemen's government

South Yemen separatists, backed by the UAE, declare a state of emergency and vow to topple Yemen's government.

UAE-backed group vows to 'overthrow' Yemen's government

GCC

How Qatar-Gulf crisis developed up to the GCC summit

Here is how the Qatar-Gulf crisis developed day by day up to December 5.

Opinion

The dawn of the Saudi entertainment revolution

What a Hollywood deal reveals about Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's ambitions in the entertainment industry.

Bill Law

by Bill Law

Bill Law

Turkey-Syria border

Tension rises as Turkey sends troops to Syria's Afrin

US urges restraint and France calls Security Council meeting as showdown looms between Turkish troops and Kurdish YPG.

Yemen

Yemen's children face 'worst diphtheria outbreak'

International aid organisation says deaths in Yemen likely to rise as bacterial disease spreads.

Yemen's children face 'worst diphtheria outbreak'

Turkey-Syria border

Turkey's troops cross over into Syria's Afrin

Turkey's prime minister says part of the operation is to establish a 30km 'safe zone' in Syrian enclave of Afrin.

Inside Story

How will new front in Syria war impact US-Turkey ties?

Turkey launches air and ground attacks on US-backed Kurdish fighters in northern Syria.

Middle East

Jordan king backs two-state solution in Pence meeting

Jordanian king meets with Mike Pence in Amman, in a visit that comes after US named Jerusalem as Israeli capital.