Syria's War

Israel fires missiles at Damascus airport: Syrian media

Syrian state media reports Israeli attacks on Damascus International Airport overnight.

Syria state media: Israel fires missiles at Damascus airport

Middle East

Are pro-Iran parties on the rise in Iraq?

US-backed Haider al-Abadi appears to be losing grip on power as Tehran furthers its influence in Baghdad.

The Listening Post

Faking the online debate on Iran

How keyboard warriors target journalists, academics and activists who favour dialogue instead of war with Iran.

Journalism Is Not A Crime

Iran orders closure of newspaper for 'insulting' Shia Islam

Reports say Sedayeh Eslahat ordered shut by top prosecutor for 'desecrating' family of Prophet Muhammad's grandson.

Iran orders closure of newspaper for 'insulting' Shia Islam

Business & Economy

'Saudi and Russia taking oil market hostage': Iran

Iran's OPEC chief Hossein Kazempour Ardebili says Saudi and Russian actions are a result of US attempts to cut Iran off.

Iran OPEC chief: 'Saudi and Russia are taking oil market hostage'

The Listening Post

Lessons from the crash: Media and the 2008 financial crisis

A decade on from the 2008 global financial crisis. Plus, Twitter bots manipulate online debates on Iran.

United States

Kerry says nothing wrong with meeting Iran's Zarif

Obama-era official has admitted he met Iran's foreign minister 'three or four times' since Trump took office.

Trump, Pompeo accuse Kerry of 'undermining' US policy on Iran

Syria's War

UN chief: 'Bloodbath must be averted' in Syria's Idlib

UN chief appeals to all parties to desist from fighting and protect civilians trapped in rebel-held province.

UN chief: Syria's Idlib must not be transformed into a bloodbath

Battle for Idlib

Erdogan and UN warn of Idlib catastrophe

Turkish leader urges world to stop Syrian army attacks on Idlib, as UN says 30,000 have been already displaced there.

Erdogan and UN warn of human catastrophe in Idlib

Iran

Iranian Guards responsible for deadly attack on Kurds

At least 11 people were killed and dozens wounded in Saturday's cross-border attack on Kurdish rebels in Iraq.

Battle for Idlib

Syria and Russia forces step up Idlib attacks

Rebel commanders say offensive has not yet started despite escalation that killed at least six civilians.

After Tehran talks, Syria and Russia forces step up Idlib attacks

Iraq

'11 dead' after rockets hit Iranian Kurdish offices in Iraq

At least 11 killed and 50 wounded in missile attack on Iranian Kurdish party offices in Koya, reports say.

'11 dead' after rockets hit Iranian Kurdish offices in Iraq

Battle for Idlib

Everything you need to know about the looming battle for Idlib

Who are the main players, what are the likely scenarios and what will be the human cost? All questions answered.

Everything you need to know about the looming battle for Idlib

Iraq

Rockets hit Iranian Kurdish opposition offices in Iraq

At least 11 killed and dozens more wounded in missile attack on Iranian Kurdish party offices in Koya, reports say.

Rockets hit Iranian Kurdish opposition offices in Iraq's Koya

Battle for Idlib

Erdogan on Idlib: We won't watch from the sidelines

Turkish leader says Turkey will not sit idly by, if the 'world turns a blind eye' to killing of tens of thousands.

Erdogan on Idlib: We won't watch from the sidelines