Al-Aqsa Mosque

UN says al-Aqsa crisis must be resolved by Friday

UN envoy warns of "catastrophic" escalation if al-Aqsa mosque compound crisis is not resolved swiftly.

UN envoy: al-Aqsa crisis must be resolved by Friday

Middle East

Jordan seeks to quiz Israeli guard over embassy deaths

The guard sought by Jordanian security agencies in connection with deadly embassy shooting returns to Israel.

Jordan seeks to quiz Israeli guard over embassy deaths

Inside Story

Will calls for direct talks to end Gulf crisis work?

During Gulf Arab tour, Turkey's president says blockade against Qatar must end for diplomatic efforts to be effective.

Middle East

Clashes over al-Aqsa compound persist amid diplomatic efforts

Senior officials from the US and Israel are meeting at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem - the scene of more clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinian protesters on Sunday night.

Middle East

UN delegation visits Yemen amid cholera outbreak

UN officials meet Prime Minister Ahmed bin Dagher for talks on international aid, state news agency Saba reports.

UN delegation visits Yemen amid cholera outbreak

GCC

HRW: Saudi terrorism is killing people in Yemen

Speakers at conference in Doha question Saudi-led group's accusation that Qatar is funding terrorism.

HRW: Saudi terrorism is killing people in Yemen

Turkey

Qatar's Emir and Erdogan discuss Gulf crisis

Turkish president reviews Gulf row with Qatar's Emir on the last leg of his shuttle diplomacy tour in the region.

Middle East

Red Cross: Yemen cholera cases could exceed 600,000

More than 600,000 Yemenis could have cholera before the end of the year, the International Committee of the Red Cross has warned.

Opinion

From Khayyam to Mirzakhani: Iran's beautiful minds

Both Omar Khayyam and Maryam Mizrakhani complicate the vision of their common homeland, Iran, in Western imagination.

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi

Middle East

Deadly shooting incident at Israeli embassy in Jordan

Two Jordanian men were killed and an Israeli man was seriously wounded by gunfire at the Israeli embassy in Amman.

Middle East

Sudan clashes kill up to 10 in Darfur: tribal chiefs

Clashes between two Arab tribes come as the UN and African Union prepare to downsize their peacekeeping mission.

Sudan clashes kill up to 10 in Darfur: tribal chiefs

Middle East

Hay'et Tahrir al-Sham take control of Syria's Idlib

Group formerly linked to al-Qaeda affiliate consolidates grip on Idlib as main rival rebels Ahrar al-Sham withdraw.

Hay'et Tahrir al-Sham take control of Syria's Idlib

Middle East

Palestinian hospitals stretched with influx of wounded

Israeli forces have injured more than 900 Palestinians since clashes over al-Aqsa Mosque compound erupted on July 14.

Middle East

ISIL fighters executed by Haftar's forces in Libya

New video online shows senior leader reading charges and carrying out executions before talks between rival factions.

ISIL fighters executed by Haftar's forces in Libya

Inside Story

What happens to child soldiers when war ends?

Thousands of children struggle to adjust back into society after being recruited for armed conflicts.