Ali Younes

Ali Younes

Syria's War

US intensifies bombing in Syria after Trump announced withdrawal

US military escalates bombardment of ISIL-held areas in eastern Syria after President Trump announced troop pull-out.

US intensifies bombing in Syria after Trump announced withdrawal

ISIS/ISIL

Syria battle against ISIL far from over, despite US pull-out plan

Despite assurances from Trump that ISIL is defeated, US raids against group in eastern Syria have intensified recently.

Syria battle against ISIL far from over, despite US pull-out plan

Chad

Chad opposition leaders decry Idriss Deby's Israel rapprochement

Opposition leaders reject Netanyahu's planned visit to Chad, saying ties with Israel will only benefit Deby personally.

Chad opposition leaders decry Idriss Deby's Israel rapprochement

Jordan

Jordan criticised over renaming brigade after UAE crown prince

Senior military officers said naming combat brigade after al-Nahyan was 'deeply insulting to its military traditions'.

Jordan criticised over renaming brigade after UAE crown prince

US & Canada

Suing Jordan 'only way to get truth': Families of slain US troops

Relatives of three US special forces in 2016 shooting incident file legal complaint seeking unspecified damages.

Suing Jordan 'only way to get truth': Families of slain US troops

Health

Qatar's WISH summit tackles 'human-centred' healthcare redesign

Global disease, mental health and fake drug detection spotlight at Doha's innovative health summit.

Qatar's WISH summit tackles 'human-centred' healthcare redesign

Floods

After floods, experts say Jordan unprepared for future disasters

Jordanian experts say lack of urban planning and failed government policies gave rise to destructive flash floods.

After floods, experts say Jordan unprepared for future disasters

Middle East

Hundreds of security firms vie for contracts at Qatar convention

Milipol Qatar hosts hundreds of companies hoping to sign defence and intelligence contracts for World Cup 2022.

Hundreds of security firms vie for contracts at Qatar convention

Jordan

Jordan floods death toll increases, mostly schoolchildren

Search and rescue efforts continue in the Dead Sea area after flash floods swept away scores of people on Thursday.

Jordan floods death toll increases, mostly schoolchildren

Jordan

Jordan's former counterterror chief Habis al-Hanini shot dead

The government says it has arrested a man in connection with the killing of ex-senior intelligence officer in Madaba.

Jordan's former counterterror chief Habis al-Hanini shot dead

Human Rights

HRW: Palestinian authorities committed abuses, torture

Palestinian governments, accused of systematic human rights violations, reject HRW report as 'biased' and 'inaccurate'.

HRW: Palestinian authorities committed abuses, torture

Jordan

King says Jordan to reclaim land held by Israel under 1994 deal

King Abdullah II says Amman will terminate parts of peace treaty which allowed Israeli farmers to use Jordanian land.

King says Jordan to reclaim land held by Israel under 1994 deal