Middle East

US air raids 'kill 80 ISIL fighters' near Libya's Sirte

B-2 bombers and US drones target two camps near city of Sirte, killing at least 80 ISIL fighters, Pentagon says.

Middle East

20 dead as Tehran tower catches fires and collapses

Firefighters reportedly trapped under rubble after building housing a shopping centre and clothing workshops collapses.


Egypt adds ex-football star Aboutrika to 'terror list'

Lawyer for four-time African Footballer of the Year says court's decision is 'contrary to the law' and will be appealed.

Journalism Is Not A Crime

Egypt extends Al Jazeera journalist's detention again

Al Jazeera denies charges against Mahmoud Hussein and calls for his release as detention is extended for second time.

Human Rights

Palestinians in Israel strike after deadly Negev raid

Palestinians in Israel protest in cities across the country after home demolition raid turned deadly in Um al Hiran.


More snow falls across Mediterranean countries

Much of southern Europe is experiencing its second round of snow in just under two weeks.

War & Conflict

Russian and Turkish jets 'carry out joint raid on ISIL'

Russia's defence ministry says its fighter jets teamed up with Turkish warplanes to hit ISIL in northern Syria's Al Bab.


Jordan cracks down on activists over social media posts

Eight activists, including retired army generals and teachers, charged over anti-government statements.

Middle East

Palestinians killed in Israeli home demolition raid

Two Palestinians and one Israeli police officer killed during home-demolition operation in southern Bedouin village.


Who represents the Palestinian people?

The political parties and groups advocating for the cause of Palestinian self-determination.

Middle East

Fatah and Hamas to form unity government

Agreement reached after three days of talks in Moscow paving the way for the formation of a new National Council.


Turkey deports New York Times journalist

Rod Nordland was sent back to London from Istanbul's Ataturk Airport as he was entering Turkey, the newspaper said.


Court says ex-Libya rebel can sue Britain's ex-FM

Supreme Court says dissident, who helped topple Gaddafi, can sue ex-foreign secretary Jack Straw and MI6 officials.


Islands of contention: Tiran and Sanafir

A tumultuous tale of two islands that span decades.

Syria's Civil War

Russia 'inviting Trump officials' to Syria talks

Foreign minister says Russia and US could start discussions on 'fighting terrorism' in Syria at summit in Kazakhstan.