War & Conflict

Syrian children's hunger crisis worsens, aid groups blocked

Doctors in war-torn Syria say more and more children are dying of hunger in areas besieged by government forces. The crisis is particularly severe in eastern Ghouta, a region on the outskirts of the capital, Damascus.

Opinion

In Kurdistan we need change, not theatrics

The Kurdish referendum was about political power games, not about independence.

Srwa Abdulwahid

by Srwa Abdulwahid

Srwa Abdulwahid

Iran

Why Iran is a global hub for narcotics

The United Nations says Iran's security forces are making three-quarters of the world's opium seizures and a quarter of global heroin seizures.

War & Conflict

Chaos and conflict plague Libya six years after Gaddafi's demise

Many Libyans hold the current rival politicians responsible for derailing the revolution against Gaddafi's government.

Politics

Qatar-Gulf crisis: All the latest updates

An air, sea and land blockade imposed on Qatar by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt is now in its fourth month.

War & Conflict

US, UK affirm long-haul stay in Qatar's military base

. Its strategic location also makes it vital for missions in the Middle East and Asia.

Syria's Civil War

Why does Israel keep attacking Syria?

Al Jazeera examines what is behind the cross-border violence and threats between Israel and Syria.

Why does Israel keep attacking Syria?

Egypt

Rights groups blast Egypt's human rights record

As Sisi arrives in Paris, groups urge France to leverage its clout with Egypt to address human rights abuses.

Rights groups blast Egypt's human rights record

Kurds

Opposition group calls for Kurdish leader to resign

Kurdish opposition group says Kurdistan Regional Government head failed to heed advice on referendum and caused crisis.

Gorran says Barzani should resign after Kurdish vote

Middle East

How Iran saved Syria's Assad from 'imminent defeat'

Tehran helped keep rebels from government centres of power but its rising influence could undermine Assad's government.

FSA rebels: We would have won if not for Iran

Maps

Syria: Who controls what?

A map of the Syrian civil war that shows who controls what after years of fighting.

Syria: Who controls what?

Syria's Civil War

Russia accuses US coalition of decimating Raqqa

The Syrian city has suffered the same fate as Dresden during World War II, Russian defence ministry says.

Russia accuses US coalition of decimating Raqqa

Middle East

Syrian regime traps 400,000 civilians in east Ghouta

At least two babies die of malnutrition as eastern Ghouta remains under siege by regime forces.

Opinion

Who will pay for the reconstruction of Raqqa?

Those who destroyed Raqqa seem unwilling to pay for its reconstruction.

James Denselow

by James Denselow

James Denselow

Politics

Qatar-Gulf crisis: All developments until October 21

It has been five months since the blockade took place, below all the latest updates until October 21.