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.

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

by Zaid al-Ali

Zaid al-Ali

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'.

Iraq

Iraq war map: Who controls what

As fighting in parts of Iraq intensifies, a visual breakdown of the control of territory after years of war.

Iraq war map: Who controls what

Middle East

Mindsports 4th World Championships kicks off in Doha

The Mindsports World Championships began in Doha on Saturday. This is an event where physical activity isn't key to participation - with scrabble and chess the headline events.

Middle East

Saudi TV's Qatar Airways report 'terrorises' travellers

Doha says the Saudi TV channel's video report showing a Qatar Airways plane being shot down 'terrorises' travellers.

Qatar files complaint with ICAO over Al Arabiya report

Middle East

Lebanese army launches offensive against ISIL

The Lebanese army says it has killed 20 ISIL fighters while pushing the group out of an area on the Lebanese-Syrian border. The army is targeting the group's positions in the country's northeast.

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Israel kills Palestinian teen after 'stabbing attempt'

Palestinian health ministry confirms 17-year-old killed at military checkpoint in occupied West Bank.

Israel kills Palestinian teen after 'stabbing attempt'

Middle East

Iraqis flee northern city as army prepares to oust ISIL

Refugees face harsh conditions as they are stopped by authorities while trying to flee at the height summer, NGO says.

Thousands flee before Tal Afar ground invasion

Middle East

Family defends Jordanian accused of murdering US troops

Parents of a 39-year-old Jordanian soldier who killed three US military trainers seek to have him exonerated.

'Maarik al-Tawaiha was no murderer' family say