Ali Younes

Ali Younes

Qatar

Qatar demands release of four Qataris disappeared in Saudi Arabia

Fate of four Qatari nationals forcibly disappeared in Saudi Arabia since last year is still unknown, rights group says.

Qatar demands release of four Qataris disappeared in Saudi Arabia

Jamal Khashoggi

Will Khashoggi's disappearance affect Turkish-Saudi ties?

Turkey faces a 'moral' and 'economic' dilemma in the wake of the disappearance of the Saudi critic in Istanbul.

Will Khashoggi's disappearance affect Turkish-Saudi ties?

Hamas

Sinwar: Another war with Israel not in Hamas's interest

Gaza leader says Hamas willing to reach a truce with Israel in exchange for lifting of the blockade.

Sinwar: Another war with Israel not in Hamas's interest

CIA

Gina Haspel's CIA looks to recruit more foreign spies

Director of US intelligence agency says focus will be on recruiting human assets to help target Iran and China.

Gina Haspel's CIA looks to recruit more foreign spies

Jordan

Jordan's new tax-reform proposal faces strong criticism

Opposition to new proposal grows amid claims that the government has done nothing to tackle corruption.

Jordan's new tax-reform proposal faces strong criticism

Qatar

Qatar first Gulf nation to grant permanent residency to expats

One hundred permanent residencies each year to be given to children of Qatari mothers and skilled expatriates.

Qatar first Gulf nation to grant permanent residency to expats

Syria's War

End of the line for Hay'et Tahrir al-Sham in Syria?

With major assault on rebels' last bastion of Idlib impending, analysts suggest time is up for former al-Qaeda branch.

End of the line for Hay'et Tahrir al-Sham in Syria?

Jordan

'Cigarettes case' testing Jordan government stance on corruption

Case of illegal production of fake-brand cigarettes captures public attention amid calls to fight high-level corruption.

'Cigarettes case' testing Jordan government stance on corruption

Middle East

Hamas: Kushner and Greenblatt spokespeople for Israeli occupation

Palestinian officials say the US has lost its regional standing and credibility because of its Middle East policies.

Hamas: Kushner and Greenblatt spokespeople for Israeli occupation

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Critics call Israel's nation-state law 'provocative and racist'

Opponents say the legislation will have a far-reaching impact on social dynamics in Israel and on the future of peace.

Critics call Israel's nation-state law 'provocative and racist'

Gaza

Qatari envoy sheds light on US plans for Gaza

Israel and Hamas have a tacit understanding not to escalate the conflict into a full-fledged war, Qatari mediator says.

Qatari envoy sheds light on US plans for Gaza

United States

Kavanaugh appointment 'to reverse civil right gains', groups warn

Civil rights groups and activists express concern over President Donald Trump's pick for a seat on the US Supreme Court.

Kavanaugh appointment 'to reverse civil right gains', groups warn