Politics

UK: Leaders, academics raise alarm over Saudi 'crisis'

From Yemen war and princes' detentions to women's rights, delegates meet in UK to discuss succession of developments.

UK: Leaders, academics raise alarm over Saudi 'crisis'

Middle East

Entire Palestinian village faced with forced removal

Jabal al-Baba residents express fear about future as they anticipate the forced removal of their community within days.

Entire Bedouin village faced with forced displacement

Yemen

UN calls for an end to Yemen blockade

Aid has started to trickle into Yemen almost two weeks after the Saudi-led coalition closed land, air and sea borders.

Gaza

Egypt reopens Gaza's Rafah crossing for three days

The crossing, which is being run by the Palestinian Authority, is expected to remain open for three days.

Egypt opens Rafah for first time under unity deal

Middle East

Syria's Ghouta suffers from severe lack of medical treatment

Doctors have given the Syrian government a list of 452 patients that need to be evacuated, but nine have already died while the UN waits for approval from the Syrian government.

Lebanon

Coming to grips with the fear of war in Lebanon

Some in the country are stocking up on food supplies as tensions mount over resignation of Prime Minister Saad Hariri.

Coming to grips with the fear of war in Lebanon

The Listening Post

Saad Hariri, Saudi power play and the media

Riyadh's Middle East power struggle and the role of the news media. Plus, the challenge of covering Manus Island.

UpFront

Saudi Arabia, Iran, Yemen, Lebanon: What's next?

We debate whether Saudi Arabia's latest shakeups could trigger a wave of authoritarianism in the Middle East.

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia 'swaps assets for freedom' after arrests

Saudi authorities are making deals with people held in sweeping government crackdown, sources say.

Saudi Arabia 'swaps assets for freedom' after arrests

UpFront

Is the US complicit in Saudi war crimes in Yemen?

We ask US Congressman Ro Khanna about the US alliance with Saudi Arabia and where Congress should draw the line.

Palestine

The colour-coded Israeli ID system for Palestinians

Israel's control over the Palestinian population is based on a system of colour-coded IDs in the occupied territories.

The colour-coded Israeli ID system for Palestinians

Lebanon

Macron to receive Lebanon's Hariri 'with PM honours'

French president expected to welcome Lebanese leader and his family in Paris on Saturday.

Macron to receive Hariri 'with prime minister honours'

Syria's Civil War

Civilian deaths reported in ISIL bombing in Syria

Car bombing leaves at least 20 dead and dozens more wounded at site housing displaced families near city of Deir Az Zor.

Syrian 'civilians killed' in ISIL attack in Deir Az Zor

Middle East

US aiding Saudi 'war crimes' in Yemen: Congressman

Ro Khanna says US is aiding 'Saudi Arabia's war crimes' in Yemen and calls Saudi Crown Prince bin Salman 'not smart'.

Middle East

Sudan deploys paramilitary forces to curb migration

Sudan has deployed paramilitary forces at its borders to curb the flow of migrants transiting on their way to Europe.