War & Conflict

Iraqi government launches offensive on west Mosul

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announces start of attempt to take ISIL's last major urban territory in Iraq.

Middle East

How factionalism is killing the Palestinian struggle

Factions have not only monopolised Palestinian politics but have also suffocated the youthful spirit of the struggle.

by Mariam Barghouti

War & Conflict

Uprooting Israel's 'unrecognised' Bedouin

Bedouin homes face ongoing threat of demolition in southern Israel.

Syria's Civil War

Syria's 'White Helmets' makers get US visas for Oscars

Leader of rescue group and filmmaker plan to attend Academy Awards next week after suspension of Trump's travel ban.

Politics

Egyptian jailed for 1993 World Trade Center attack dies

Omar Abdel Rahman, convicted of several 'terrorism' charges, dies, his son tells Al Jazeera the US 'killed him slowly'.

Middle East

Kurdish commander pledges to retain Syria's Manbij

Turkish president's plan to clear Kurdish forces from Syrian city and set up a safe zone meets with Kurdish defiance.

Middle East

Security Council resolutions to be 'Syria talks basis'

Elections, new constitution and governance to be on the agenda of forthcoming meeting in Geneva of Syrian factions.

Counting the Cost

Exploring the world's digital future

What countries or region will lead the next wave of innovation?

Tunisia

Break-dancing for social justice in Tunisia

The Mafia Wallitili Festival offered a platform to showcase the frustrations of the country's disillusioned youth.

Middle East

Hamas elects new leader in Gaza Strip

Yahya Sinwar, known as the founding member of the Hamas military wing, was chosen in secret elections.

Politics

UN-Arab League statement backs Palestinian state

Joint statement by UN and Arab League heads comes after Trump drops US commitment to two-state solution to conflict.

Middle East

Deadly blast hits town in Turkey's Sanliurfa

Car bomb kills at least three-year-old child and wounds 15 people in Viransehir, according to local governor.

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

US and Israel join forces to bury Palestinian statehood

Trump and Netanyahu are trying to push a more blatant and legalised form of apartheid on the Palestinian people.

by Daoud Kuttab

Politics

Fighting intensifies in Syria's Deraa

Heavy Russian attacks reported after rebels try to obstruct Syrian government bid to retake strategic border crossing.

Battle for Mosul

Battle for Mosul upends false Iraq narrative

Analysis: The success of Iraq's counterterrorism forces highlights deep public misconceptions about the war on ISIL.