Yemen

Air strike in Yemen kills at least 35 people

Bombs hit close to Houthi-controlled capital, Sanaa, leaving dozens dead and injured, local media reports.

Air strike in Yemen kills at least 35 people

Middle East

Trump relative leads US team seeking Middle East peace

President's son-in law and White House adviser, Jared Kushner, to meet Israeli and Palestinian leaders.

Jared Kushner leads US team seeking Middle East peace

Middle East

Calls grow to delay Iraqi Kurdistan vote for independence

Turkey’s foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, is in Iraq to hold meetings in Baghdad and the northern Kurdish region. His visit came hours after US Defense Secretary James Mattis held similar meetings to push for a united Iraq.

Shorts

How to be a Palestinian supermom

To Manal Tamimi, being a Palestinian parent brings a lot of unique responsibilities.

Saudi Arabia

Eid is on Friday, September 1

Saudi Arabia officially declares Friday, September 1 the first day of Eid al-Adha 2017.

Saudi Arabia declares Eid al-Adha on September 1

Middle East

US to withhold $290m in Egyptian aid over human rights

US will cut $95.7m in aid and delay another $195m due to Egypt's failure to make progress on respecting human rights.

Middle East

Saudi police detain teenage boy for dancing in the road

Police arrest 14-year-old filmed dancing to 90s hit song Macarena at a street crossing in the coastal city of Jeddah.

Saudi police detain teenage boy for dancing in the road

Hajj 2017

Hajj 2017: When is it and how long does it take?

The dates for the five-day Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca have been officially announced after moon sighting on August 22.

Hajj 2017: When is it and how long does it take?

Middle East

Thousands flee as Iraqi forces gain ground in Tal Afar

As battle for the ISIL-held city of Tal Afar intensifies, Pentagon chief James Mattis makes unannounced visit to Iraq.

Iraqi forces make gains against ISIL in Tal Afar push

Middle East

Iran 'needs just 5 days' to resume uranium enrichment

Iran's atomic boss says Tehran 'loyal' to nuclear deal but ready to respond if US renegotiates or walks away from it.

Middle East

Israel 'jeopardising' Palestinian patients in hospital raids

The medical director of the main Palestinian hospital in occupied East Jerusalem is calling on Israeli forces to end what he says have become increasingly aggressive tactics on hospital grounds.

Middle East

UN accuses two sides in Yemen war of international law violations

Two new UN reports have accused both sides in Yemen's war of violating international laws.

Qatar

Dubai TV airs 'fake news' about rallies, curfew in Doha

Qatar dismisses false report by UAE channel claiming anti-government protests took place with demonstrators teargassed.

Dubai TV airs 'fake news' about rallies, curfew in Doha

Syria's Civil War

Syria: US-led attacks 'kill 100 civilians in 48 hours'

Women and children among the dead as a barrage of US-led coalition raids hit ISIL-held city.

Raqqa: US-led attacks 'kill 100 civilians' in 48 hours

Middle East

Palestinians decry arrest of Islamic movement leader

Raed Salah's arrest is part of a wider political trend in Israel targeting Arab political life, Palestinians say.

Palestinians decry arrest of Islamic movement leader