Middle East

Hezbollah, Syria army launch attack on Lebanon border

Lebanese armed group and Syrian soldiers attempting to clear fighters from the Juroud Arsal mountainous border area.

Hezbollah, Syria army launch attack on Lebanon border

Middle East

Yemen's cholera epidemic is worst on record: Oxfam

More than 360,000 suspected cholera cases have been recorded over just three months in war-ravaged Yemen, says charity.

Yemen's cholera epidemic is worst on record: Oxfam

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Israel bars Muslim men under 50 from al-Aqsa

In announcement hours before expected protests by Palestinians, Israel police further tighten restrictions on holy site.

Al-Aqsa: Israel bars Muslim men under 50 amid protests

Middle East

Syrian refugee uses ballet to convey message of peace

Ahmed Joudeh fled Syria and is now training as a ballet dancer in Amsterdam.

Syria's Civil War

Syrian refugees rebuild their lives in Istanbul

Since the outbreak of Syria's war in 2011, Turkey has welcomed more than three million Syrian refugees.

Syrian refugees rebuild their lives in Istanbul

Opinion

Post-ISIL Iraq: Breaking the cycle of violence

Failure to prosecute perpetrators of extrajudicial killings in Iraq could be dangerous.

Zaid al-Ali

by Zaid al-Ali

Zaid al-Ali

Earthquake

Two killed as strong earthquake hits Greece and Turkey

Deaths on Greek island of Kos as magnitude 6.7 earthquake shakes Greek Dodecanese Islands and Turkey's Aegean coast.

Two killed as strong earthquake hits Greece and Turkey

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Hamas warns Israel of al-Aqsa 'red lines' amid protests

Almost one week after attack that set off tensions, Israeli officials deciding whether to keep new security measures.

Hamas warns Israel of al-Aqsa 'red lines' amid protests

Middle East

Qatar's Emir orders change to law combating 'terrorism'

Decree defining terms such as 'terrorist acts' follows a deal between Qatar and US to fight 'terrorism financing'.

Qatar's Emir orders change to law combating 'terrorism'

Middle East

Riot police fill Moroccan city amid protest call

Riot police in al-Hoceima fire tear gas to scatter hundreds of protesters who defied a ban to march against 'injustice'.

Police use tear gas to halt Morocco 'million-man march'

Middle East

Kuwait closes Iran cultural mission, expels diplomats

State news says move relates to the 2015 case of a broken up 'terror' cell that authorities said had contacts with Iran.

Kuwait closes Iran cultural mission, expels diplomats

Middle East

Pro-Assad forces lose 28 men in ambush in Syria

Firefight in village east of Damascus comes as clashes between two anti-government factions continue in Idlib province.

Deadly ambush near Damascus hits pro-Assad forces

Middle East

Execution site discovered in Iraq's Mosul

Human Rights Watch says observers discovered the corpses of 17 men, allegedly executed by Iraqi forces, in west Mosul.

Execution site discovered near Mosul's Old City

Middle East

Germany criticises Turkey for jailing rights activists

Sigmar Gabriel, Germany's foreign minister, has criticised Turkey over the jailing of six human-rights activists and warned German citizens they could face arbitrary arrest in the country.

Sport

beIN signs new contract to broadcast UEFA matches

Contract means the UEFA matches will be available exclusively on beIN SPORTS for the next four years.

beIN signs new contract to broadcast UEFA matches