Middle East

Turkey extends deployment of troops in Iraq and Syria

Renewal of bill comes two days before scheduled independence referendum in Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region.

Inside Story

Will the US pull out of the Iran nuclear deal?

Iran says it has successfully tested a new long-range ballistic missile with a range of 2,000km.

Middle East

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.

Reporter's Notebook

Iraq: Who will control Hawija after ISIL?

As operation to retake town from ISIL begins, debate on who will govern after the armed group's defeat heats up.

Iraq: Who will control Hawija after ISIL?

War & Conflict

Syria: SDF says it took largest gas field from ISIL

US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces claim to have taken a major gas field, which is located in Deir Az Zor.

Syria: SDF says it took Conoco gas field from ISIL

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

Iran

Iran's ballistic missile capabilities

Iran possesses a large amount of different missiles, from short-range missiles to long-range cruise-missiles.

Iran's ballistic missile capabilities

Middle East

Iran 'successfully' tests new ballistic missile

Defying US warnings, state media shows test of Khoramshahr missile hours after it was unveiled during a military parade.

Middle East

Flash floods destroy thousands of homes in Sudan

Rain and flash floods have destroyed thousands of homes in Sudan in the past few weeks. While some areas are still struggling to cope with the water levels, people in other regions are trying to rebuild their lives.

UpFront

Has the Syrian opposition lost the war?

Journalist Patrick Cockburn and Syrian American Council adviser Mohammed Ghanem offer differing views on the Syrian war.

Middle East

Prominent Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Mahdi Akef dies

The former Muslim Brotherhood general guide, Mohammed Mahdi Akef, has died. His daughter made the announcement on Facebook. Akef was arrested four years ago, a day after former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi was ousted from power.

Syria's Civil War

Raqqa: 'Seeing dead bodies is normal now'

As battle for ISIL-held Raqqa enters its final stages, those on the ground lament civilian casualties.

Raqqa: 'Seeing dead bodies is normal now'

Middle East

Kurdish leader Barzani: Independence will not disrupt fight against ISIL

Iraq's Kurdish leader, Masoud Barzani has promised Monday's independence referendum will definitely go ahead, despite international pressure to stop it.

Middle East

Prominent Syrian activist, daughter killed in Istanbul

Syrian National Coalition, relatives demand swift investigation into stabbing of Orouba and Halla Barakat in Turkey.

Orouba Barakat, daughter Halla found killed in Istanbul

Middle East

Kurdish referendum to 'go ahead' despite opposition

KRG head defiant as Turkey calls planned independence referendum in Kurdish northern Iraq a threat to its security.

Barzani: Kurd region poll to occur despite opposition