Middle East

The struggle to save Iraq archaeological sites after ISIL battles

Many of Iraq's most important archaeological sites lie in ruins after the battle against ISIL.

Iran

Iran warns Pakistan to crack down on Jaish al-Adl

Revolutionary Guard commander says if Pakistan fails to take action at once, Iran will take its own 'revenge'.

Iran warns Pakistan to crack down on Jaish al-Adl

Middle East

Civilians face familiar threats in rebel-held Syria

Armed groups have committed abuses in rebel-held Idlib and Turkish-controlled areas, rights groups say.

Syria: Civilians face familiar threats in rebel-held areas

Opinion

Can the Astana process survive the US withdrawal from Syria?

Trump's decision to pull out of Syria has sent Turkey, Russia and Iran scrambling to find a solution for the northeast.

Marwan Kabalan

by Marwan Kabalan

Marwan Kabalan

The Listening Post

Sudan: A crumbling regime puts the squeeze on the media

Massive protests continue in Sudan despite government crackdown. Plus, India's media and the Ambani brothers.

Pakistan

Saudi Crown Prince MBS to visit Pakistan for investment deals

Originally scheduled for Saturday, Prince Mohammed's arrival in Islamabad has been delayed by a day.

Middle East

Woman gives birth to septuplets in a first known case in Iraq

The six girls and one boy were all delivered naturally at the al-Batoul Hospital in Diyala, Iraq.

Woman gives birth to septuplets in a first known case in Iraq

Syria's War

US-backed militia vows to 'end' ISIL in eastern Syria

A few hundred ISIL members are now boxed into an area of about one square kilometre in Baghouz.

US-backed militia vows to 'end' ISIL in eastern Syria

Middle East

Warsaw conference: Gulf ministers slam Iran in leaked video

Deleted clips show Bahrain's FM saying Iran poses 'more toxic challenge' to Middle East than Israeli occupation.

Warsaw conference: Gulf ministers slam Iran in leaked video

Yemen

Yemen FM faces backlash for smiling, sitting next to Netanyahu

Houthis accuse the Yemeni government of attempting to normalise ties with Israel at an anti-Iran summit in Poland.

Yemen FM faces backlash for smiling, sitting next to Netanyahu

Middle East

Working towards food sovereignty in Palestine

In the West Bank, agroecology farms and initiatives are established by Palestinians, for Palestinians.

Working towards food sovereignty in Palestine

ISIS/ISIL

UK schoolgirl who joined ISIL 'could be prevented' from returning

Home secretary says Britons who joined ISIL could be prosecuted after Shamima Begum, 19, said she wants to 'come home'.

UK schoolgirl who joined ISIL 'could be prevented' from returning

United Arab Emirates

Dubai airport disrupted after reported drone sightings

Flights were briefly halted at Dubai International Airport, which handled nearly 90 million passengers last year.

Dubai airport disrupted after reported drone sightings

Middle East

Russia, Turkey, Iran see US pullout from Syria as positive step

Leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran say US withdrawal is good for the country as they meet in the Russian city of Sochi.

Middle East

Turkey food prices soar to 20-year high

The price of vegetables is dominating Turkish headlines and with elections approaching, the government has introduced a programme to try to lower the cost of groceries.