Turkey

Erdogan helped Iran evade US sanctions, Zarrab claims

Erdogan has claimed the testimony by the Turkish gold trader in New York is a trick by US-based Muslim scholar Fethullah Gulen to undermine his government.

Middle East

Saad Hariri withdraws resignation after cabinet meeting

Lebanese prime minister revokes resignation after cabinet voted to remain out of regional conflicts.

Iran

US: Rex Tillerson vows to hold Iran to the nuclear deal

US secretary of state met EU officials to discuss efforts to 'hold Iran fully compliant' with terms of the nuclear deal.

US: Rex Tillerson vows to hold Iran to the nuclear deal

Iran

Iran: Chabahar Port promise and nuclear deal threat

New Iranian port eases India trade into Afghanistan and benefits the economy as US nuclear-deal opposition looms large.

Iran: Chabahar Port promise and nuclear deal threat

Qatar

Turkey, Iran, Pakistan see big trade boost with Qatar

The Gulf crisis helps open new trade routes and increase bilateral trade from Iran, Turkey and Pakistan to Qatar.

Turkey, Iran, Pakistan see big trade boost with Qatar

United States

CIA chief warns Iran against anti-US action in Iraq

CIA Director Mike Pompeo in letter to Iran's army chief says US will hold Tehran responsible if its troops are targeted.

Mike Pompeo warns Iran against anti-US action in Iraq

UpFront

Is the Iran deal set to unravel?

We debate whether the Iran nuclear deal needs fixing.

UpFront

Iran, nukes and Trump: Is war likely?

We debate whether the Iran nuclear deal needs fixing, and speak with former President of Malawi Joyce Banda.

Iran

Rouhani: Saudi tensions with Iran 'to cover up defeats'

Iranian leader says relations have improved with neighbours but Riyadh stokes animosity to distract from own problems.

Rouhani: Saudi tensions with Iran 'to cover up defeats'

Lebanon

Hariri: What happened in Saudi stays in Saudi

In an interview with a French news channel, Hariri says his time in Saudi will remain undisclosed.

Hariri: What happened in Saudi stays in Saudi

Opinion

On the Kurdish Question

Formation of an independent Kurdistan would be disastrous for all peoples of the region, including the Kurds themselves.

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi

Opinion

Instability in the Middle East is not the Kurds' fault

For decades, Kurds have been denied civil rights; their desire to secure them is perceived as dangerous.

Bayar Mustafa

by Bayar Mustafa

Bayar Mustafa

Iran

Iran to widen missile range 'if threatened by Europe'

Revolutionary Guards commander says Tehran so far limited missile range to 2,000km but could increase this with ease.

Iran to widen missile range 'if threatened by Europe'

Middle East

Top Lebanese Druze leader calls for Saudi-Iranian talks

Top Lebanese Druze politician says kingdom's modernisation plans could not work while Riyadh was engaged in Yemen war.

Walid Jumblatt calls for Saudi-Iranian discussions

Yemen

US urges 'additional steps' to end Yemen blockade

Saudi-led coalition has shut air, land and sea access to country, saying it will halt arms from reaching Houthi rebels.

US calls for 'additional steps' to end Yemen blockade