Middle East

Israel removes more al-Aqsa security installations

Palestinians celebrate as new security installations at the entrance of al-Aqsa Mosque compound removed after protests.

Israel removes more al-Aqsa security installations

Middle East

Families in Yemen demand release of 'prisoners of war'

Protesters call for ICRC intervention in securing freedom for those held in UAE-run prison network and Houthi-run jails.

Families in Sanaa demand release of 'prisoners of war'

Middle East

Saudi-led coalition blamed for boat deaths off Yemen

UN investigators point finger at coalition helicopters for raid on Somali refugee vessel in March that killed 42 people.

Saudi-led coalition blamed for deaths off Yemen coast

Inside Story

Libya peace talks - Can they deliver?

France launches latest attempt to broker peace amid long-standing conflict between two main rival groups.

Middle East

Kurdish independence vote causes concern in Iraq

With ISIL defeated by government forces in northern Iraq, the question of Kurdish independence could pose a new problem.

Human Rights

Amnesty: Saudis should stop 'bloody execution spree'

Rights groups urge kingdom to halt executions of 14 men, reporting that at least 66 have been beheaded so far this year.

Saudi Arabia should stop 'bloody execution spree'

Middle East

Syrian forces target Eastern Ghouta despite safe zone statement

Syrian government forces conducts air strikes less than 24 hours after announcement of safe zone near the capital Damascus.


EU court says Hamas to remain on 'terror' list

Ruling comes after lower court said in 2014 that Palestinian group should be removed over lack of legal arguments.

Middle East

Dubai magazine banned over report on failed projects

Arabian Business report on liquidation of dozens of failed real-estate projects deleted from website and apology posted.

Dubai bans Arabian Business for one month over report

Middle East

Lebanon urges US to help resolve Gulf crisis

Visiting Washington, DC, PM Saad Hariri says 'dialogue is the best way' for improving Saudi-Qatari relationship.

Lebanon calls on US to help solve Gulf crisis


Israeli MK: I'd 'execute' Palestinian attacker's family

Palestinians criticise Oren Hazan who said on Facebook that family of a West Bank attacker should be executed.

Israeli MK: I'd 'execute' Palestinian attacker's family

Middle East

EU ruling to keep Hamas on terrorism blacklist 'outrageous'

In an interview with Al Jazeera, Ahmed Yousef, a Hamas spokesman, explained why his group believes the EU ruling is 'outrageous'.

Middle East

'Disappointing': Qatar decries bloc's latest blacklist

Move by Saudi-led group boycotting Qatar to add names to 'terrorist' list is baseless, communications director says.

Qatar says new terror list 'disappointing surprise'


Qatar: Finding opportunities for reform in crisis

Qatar today faces a crisis, but it is also an opportunity to become a regional leader on human rights.

Kenneth Roth

by Kenneth Roth

Kenneth Roth

Middle East

Libyan rivals agree on nationwide ceasefire

Fayez Serraj and Khalifa Haftar commit to stop using armed forces except for in fight against 'terrorist' groups.