Middle East

Trump arrives in Bethlehem for talks with Abbas

Visit comes after US president failed to explain how to revive Israeli-Palestinian talks after meeting with Netanyahu.

Donald Trump arrives in Bethlehem for talks with Abbas

Middle East

Who and where are the Kurds?

One of the world's largest stateless people that reside primarily in mountainous regions of Iran, Iraq, Syria and Turkey

Who and where are the Kurds?

Al-Qaeda

US raid kills 'seven al-Qaeda fighters' in Yemen

Pentagon says US forces kill seven suspected members of AQAP in a ground raid on a compound in Marib governorate.

US raid kills 'seven al-Qaeda fighters' in Yemen

Middle East

Trump holds talks with Israeli and Palestinian officials

US President Donald Trump held talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in which he promised to help broker an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal.

Middle East

Russia controversy plagues Trump’s first foreign trip

News headlines in the US continue to plague the president while he is in the Middle East on his first official engagement overseas.

Middle East

UN envoy: Liberation of Mosul from ISIL is 'imminent'

Jan Kubis tells UN Security Council armed group will soon be defeated but continues to use civilians as human shields.

UN envoy: Liberation of Mosul from ISIL is 'imminent'

Middle East

Iran's Rouhani denounces US' Middle East ignorance

Iran's president fires back at Trump's funding 'terrorists' accusation, saying Americans don't know the region.

Iran's Rouhani denounces US' Middle East ignorance

Politics

Tunisian forces clash with protesters at oil fields

Security forces fire tear gas to disperse hundreds of protesters demanding jobs and share of gas and oil revenues.

Tunisian forces clash with protesters at oil fields

Inside Story

Was Donald Trump convincing in Saudi Arabia?

The US president calls on Muslim leaders to join his fight against violence in the name of religion.

Middle East

Trump fails to explain how to revive Arab-Israeli talks

US president promises to help broker an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, but avoids delving into details of the conflict.

Middle East

Trump in Jerusalem to explore Palestinian-Israeli talks

US president has called Israeli-Palestinian peace 'the ultimate deal', but has been vague about how to achieve it.

Middle East

Palestinians on strike in solidarity with prisoners

Israeli forces shoot and wound 11 Palestinians in West Bank, as prisoners' mass hunger strike enters sixth week.

Palestinians on strike in solidarity with prisoners

Middle East

Yemen cholera epidemic: the outbreak continues to spread

Aid agencies are warning that cholera could be spiralling out of control in Yemen. More than 300 people have died from the disease this month. Thousands are already sick and hundreds more cases are being reported every day.

Turkey attempted coup

Turkey opens trial of suspected military coup plotters

Trial of 221 main suspects of July 15 coup bid begins amid heavy security and calls for death penalty.

Turkey opens trial of suspected military coup plotters

Middle East

Trial begins for nine Jordanians over Karak castle attack

Nine Jordanians have gone on trial in connection with last year's attack on one of the oldest castles in the Middle East. Gunmen linked to ISIL killed 10 people and injured tourists at Karak castle.