Middle East

OPEC minister: 'We used to have a WhatsApp group'

OPEC will meet on November 30 in Vienna to decide whether to extend global output cuts beyond March.

OPEC minister: 'We used to have a WhatsApp group'

Qatar

Latest: Kuwait's FM arrives in Saudi Arabia

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

Palestine

Palestinian groups agree on elections in 2018

Preparations to start for presidential, legislative elections by the end of next year, groups decide during Cairo talks.

Palestinian factions agree on elections in 2018

Qatar

WTO to review dispute between Qatar and the UAE

The UAE plans to thwart Qatari litigation at the WTO's using the national security exception, an untested defence.

WTO to review dispute between Qatar and the UAE

GCC

Saudi Arabia and allies expand Qatar blacklist

Two Islamic entities, 11 individuals added 'terror list', as nations blockading Qatar claim they are backed by Doha.

Arab nations blockading Qatar expand blacklist

Yemen

Diphtheria in Yemen: More than 100 infected, 14 deaths

In Ibb, in central Yemen, an outbreak of diphtheria is spreading quickly, while the blockade prevents essential medical supplies from entering the country.

Oman

Salalah tourism thrives despite war across the border

Competition for tourist dollars has increased in the Omani oasis, where regional tensions seem far away.

Salalah tourism thrives despite war across the border

East Jerusalem

Israeli forces assault 73-year-old in home demolition

Family members describe heartbreak after Israeli forces demolish their newly-built home in occupied East Jerusalem.

Israeli forces demolish family home in East Jerusalem

Saudi Arabia

Will Saudi easing of Yemen siege stave off famine?

Aid and rights groups say unless the Kingdom allows unfettered commercial access, millions will continue to go hungry.

Saudis to ease Yemen siege but millions to still suffer

Bashar al-Assad

Syrian opposition renews demand for Assad's removal

Draft resolution of Riyadh meeting says Syrian leader's departure at start of transitional period vital for ending war.

Syrian opposition in Riyadh: Assad has to go

Syria's Civil War

Russia, Iran and Turkey agree to hold 'Syrian congress'

Summit expected to be held in Black Sea resort of Sochi will bring together government and opposition figures.

Lebanon

Lebanon's PM Saad Hariri holds off resignation

As Lebanon celebrates 74th Independence Day, Saad Hariri delays his resignation in televised speech from Beirut.

Turkey

Call for Amnesty Turkey head's release as trial resumes

Amnesty says musicians Sting and Peter Gabriel and whistle-blower Edward Snowden signed open letter making the call.

Call for Amnesty Turkey head's release as trial resumes

Reporter's Notebook

Countdown to World Cup 2022: Five points

Despite blockade, the man in charge has no regrets about bringing the football tournament to the Middle East for the first time.

Al Jazeera World

Egypt: Hasaballah, the People's Music

How a legendary Cairo brass band gave birth to an entire musical genre, which still resonates with Egyptians today.