Ali Younes

Ali Younes

Jordan

Jordan reclaims borderlands as Israel ties under strain

Amid mounting domestic public pressure last year, Jordan's king said he would not renew land deal with Israel.

Jordan reclaims borderlands as Israel ties under strain

Yemen

Will Yemen's southern peace deal really help end the war?

It remains to be seen if agreement to halt infighting in the south means a broader peace is on the horizon, experts say.

Will Yemen's southern peace deal really help end the war?

Middle East

Zarif: US push to isolate Iran in region will 'just not work'

Iran willing to hold nuclear talks with world powers but will not accept US dictates, foreign minister says.

Zarif: US push to isolate Iran in region will 'just not work'

Syria's War

Analysis: What does the Adana deal mean for Turkey and Syria?

Agreement resulted from mediation efforts by Egypt and Iran to satisfy Turkish demands that Syria end support for PKK.

Analysis: What does the Adana deal mean for Turkey and Syria?

Turkey-Syria border

US defence chief: We're not abandoning the Kurds in Syria

US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper responds to criticism, says US did not 'green-light' Turkey offensive.

US defence chief: We're not abandoning the Kurds in Syria

Saudi Arabia

Mysterious killing of Saudi King's bodyguard sparks intrigue

Former crown prince Mohamad bin Nayef visited Abdulaziz al-Fagham's family home to pay respect after his killing.

Mysterious killing of Saudi King's bodyguard sparks intrigue

Middle East

Arab countries must address water security or risk instability

Hazim el-Naser, of Middle East Water Forum, says water security is most important issue faced by states in the region.

Arab countries must address water security or risk instability

Mohammed bin Salman

Legal petition urges ICC to investigate MBS over Khashoggi murder

Petition on behalf of rights group calls for ICC to probe Saudi crown prince for alleged 'crimes against humanity'.

Legal petition urges ICC to investigate MBS over Khashoggi murder

Egypt

Nearly 2,000 arrested as Egypt braces for anti-Sisi protests

Authorities step up mass arrests, disrupt access to internet and tighten security amid calls for more rallies on Friday.

Nearly 2,000 arrested as Egypt braces for anti-Sisi protests

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Hamas official: No difference between Gantz and Netanyahu

Mousa Abu Marzouk says by ignoring a political solution and focusing on economics, US 'peace plan' makes a big mistake.

Hamas official: No difference between Gantz and Netanyahu

Jordan

Jordan teachers vow to fight on for long-promised raises

Earning near the poverty line, striking teachers say it's time for the government to honour its years-old commitment.

Jordan teachers vow to fight on for long-promised raises

Gaza

No hope for peace between Palestinians, Israel in 'near future'

Qatari envoy, tasked with rebuilding Gaza's infrastructure, says local, regional parties taking advantage of situation.

No hope for peace between Palestinians, Israel in 'near future'