Ali Younes

Ali Younes

Soleimani assassination

Admired and reviled: How Soleimani was seen in the Middle East

Experts say killing of Soleimani, a 'strategist' but 'unpopular' among many, will not affect how Quds Force functions.

Admired and reviled: How Soleimani was seen in the Middle East

Iran

US killing of Iran's Qassem Soleimani 'an act of war'

Iran's reaction to US killing of top commander is unpredictable amid risk of further escalation, analysts say.

US killing of Iran's Qassem Soleimani 'an act of war'

Iran

'Iran is not afraid': Why Tehran dismisses US threats over Iraq

As war of words between Washington and Tehran escalates, analysts explain why the Islamic Republic will not back down.

'Iran is not afraid': Why Tehran dismisses US threats over Iraq

Iraq

US caught off guard as protesters storm Baghdad embassy: analysts

US vulnerability exposed as hundreds surround heavily fortified compound in Iraqi capital to protest against attacks.

US caught off guard as protesters storm Baghdad embassy: analysts

Iraq

Are the US and Iran heading for a confrontation on Iraqi soil?

Analysts say US air attacks against Iran-backed militia in Iraq and Syria could become flashpoint for conflict.

Are the US and Iran heading for a confrontation on Iraqi soil?

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Palestinians paying thousands of dollars in bribes to leave Gaza

Palestinians in Gaza say it could cost up to $4,000 to expedite travel from the blockaded territory to Egypt.

Palestinians paying thousands of dollars in bribes to leave Gaza

Yemen

Yemen's war: Signs conflict could wind down in 2020: UN

Opponents waging war over the past five years appear ready to end the bloody conflict, United Nations official says.

Yemen's war: Signs conflict could wind down in 2020: UN

Syria's War

'No war and no peace' in Syria, analysts say

As key players grapple with domestic issues, Syrian war has been left in temporary stalemate, experts tell Doha Forum.

'No war and no peace' in Syria, analysts say

Palestine

What was behind the latest escalation in Gaza?

Israel's killing of an Islamic Jihad commander last month sparked two days of fighting in the coastal enclave.

What was behind the latest escalation in Gaza?

Middle East

Gaza's surviving al-Sawarka children struggle after Israel raid

Nine members of Palestinian family were killed last month after an Israeli air raid on their home in central Gaza.

Gaza's surviving al-Sawarka children struggle after Israel raid

Iraq

Adel Abdul Mahdi, an Iraqi prime minister 'doomed to fail'

PM's exit likely to end his political career but not 'dysfunctional system' that brought him to power, analysts say.

Adel Abdul Mahdi, an Iraqi prime minister 'doomed to fail'

Palestine

Netherlands halts aid to Palestinians over family payments

Rejecting accusations of 'supporting terrorists', PA says it only helps families of victims of Israeli occupation.

Netherlands halts aid to Palestinians over family payments