Middle East

Global casualty toll of landmines doubled since 2013: Monitor

Landmines killed or injured some 6,897 people in 2018, up from a record low figure of 3,457 casualties in 2013.

Global casualty toll of landmines doubled since 2013: Monitor

Women

Women under ISIL: The torturers

Flogging, stoning, constant surveillance - female members of the police that enforced ISIL law tell their stories.

Women under ISIL: The torturers

Turkey-Syria border

Turkey says car bomb kills several in Syria region it controls

In Twitter post, Turkey's defence ministry says 17 killed and 20 others wounded in explosion near Ras al-Ain city.

Turkey says car bomb kills several in Syria region it controls

Opinion

Are the Arab revolutions back?

This latest wave of protests in the Middle East shows the revolutionary momentum of 2011 never died out.

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi

Middle East

Little hopes for progress after Syrian constitutional panel meet

UN put a positive spin on what was achieved in the first round of talks in Geneva, but there was little progress made in drafting a new constitution.

Talk to Al Jazeera

'Not an invasion': Turkey's Hulusi Akar on Syria operation

Defence minister discusses military operation in Syria, cooperation with Russia and Iran, and ties with the US and NATO.

Turkey

Turkey says 200 Syrian refugees returned home

Defence ministry says number of returnees is expected to rise with the 're-establishment of peace and security'.

Turkey says 200 Syrian refugees returned home

Refugees

Ahlan Simsim: Sesame Street's Arabic show to debut in Middle East

Ahlan Simsim is part of an initiative aimed at giving millions of refugee children in the region a learning programme.

Ahlan Simsim: Sesame Street's Arabic show to debut in Middle East

Battle for Idlib

Missile strikes Idlib IDP camp, at least 16 killed

At least 22 people killed in two separate attacks by Syrian government forces, volunteer medic group says.

Syria: Idlib IDP camp hit by deadly missile attack

Middle East

Israel says it bombed Iranian, Syrian targets inside Syria

Syrian state media says two civilians killed in attack, air defences destroyed most missiles fired over Damascus.

Israel says it bombed Iranian, Syrian targets inside Syria

Turkey

Russia baulks at Turkish idea of new Syrian military operation

Russia's defence ministry says it is puzzled by Turkish FM comments since Moscow upheld its part of Putin-Erdogan deal.

Russia baulks at Turkish idea of new Syrian military operation

Opinion

Baghdadi's death did not bring his victims any closer to justice

More than 8,000 people abducted by ISIL remain missing, their families still searching for information on their fate.

Maisa Saleh

by Maisa Saleh

Maisa Saleh

Turkey-Syria border

Deadly car bomb blasts rip through bus terminal in Syria's al-Bab

At least 18 people killed and many more wounded after two vehicles exploded in northern Syrian border town.

Turkey

Amid US-Turkey tensions, Trump lauds relationship with Erdogan

Trump hails 'very productive' meeting, but tells Erdogan purchase of Russia's S-400 system poses 'serious challenges'.

Turkey-Syria border

US to keep about 600 troops in Syria: Pentagon chief

Secretary of Defense reiterated some troops would remain despite Trump's desire to end Syria involvement.

US to keep about 600 troops in Syria: Pentagon chief