Syria's Civil War

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

Middle East

Poor conditions in Syrian camps awaits refugees

Russia is increasing the scale of its air campaign against ISIL in Syria. Thousands of civilians are trying to escape the violence.

Hajj 2017

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

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

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

Middle East

'We are not nation-building. We are killing terrorists'

In first address as commander-in-chief, US President Trump argues against withdrawal from Afghan war and slams Pakistan.

Middle East

Russia says 200 ISIL fighters killed in Syria air raid

Russia has intensified an air campaign this month to help drive ISIL out of its major stronghold of Deir Az Zor.

Russia says 200 ISIL fighters killed in Syria air raid

Middle East

UN accuses Saudi, UAE of funding armed groups in Yemen

A confidential report by the United Nations accuses Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates of financing armed groups in Yemen. It also accuses all parties of violating international humanitarian laws in a war that has killed thousands of people.

Middle East

Chemical attacks continued in Syria despite Ghouta outrage

Four years ago a chemical attack in Ghouta, a rebel-held suburb of the Syrian capital Damascus, killed hundreds of people.

Opinion

Post-ISIL Iraq: Decoding Muqtada al-Sadr's Gulf visits

By reaching out to Saudi Arabia and the UAE, the Shia leader is attempting to counterbalance Iran's influence in Iraq.

Zaid al-Ali

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Zaid al-Ali

Middle East

Libya sends rescued Sudanese orphans home

Four orphans rescued from ISIL-linked groups in Libya have been handed over to the government in Sudan.

Middle East

Iraq army launches anti-ISIL assault in Tal Afar

Thousands of civilians are leaving the Iraqi city of Tal Afar as the army tries to retake it from ISIL. Iraqi ground forces backed by a US-led coalition have surrounded the area.

Middle East

ISIL mine kills three Lebanese troops on Syrian border

Lebanon army advances against ISIL in border battle and has recaptured two thirds of the territory, says military.

ISIL mine kills three Lebanese troops on Syrian border

Inside Story

Is the Saudi-led coalition failing in Yemen?

Confidential UN report sheds light on the coalition's more than two-year-long military campaign against Houthi fighters.

Middle East

Saudi Twitter users urged to expose Qatar sympathisers

Saudi official Saoud al-Qahtani says the kingdom will 'follow' everyone reported via the social media site.

Saudi Twitter users urged to expose Qatar sympathisers

ISIS

MAPPED: The battle against ISIL

In the past year and a half, ISIL's territory has been shrinking steadily.

MAPPED: The battle against ISIL

Middle East

Iraq launches final push to retake Tal Afar from ISIL

PM Haider al-Abadi announces ground operation to retake the northern city, telling ISIL fighters 'surrender, or die'.