Syria's War

Syria's president: OPCW 'faked' report on chlorine gas attack

'We were right, they were wrong,' says Bashar al-Assad after chemical weapon watchdog laid blame on alleged gas attack.

Syria's president: OPCW 'faked' report on chlorine gas attack

US & Canada

Florida city hit with cyberattack after deadly naval base attack

Officials expressed caution about linking the two incidents, while keeping possibility of connection open.

Florida city hit with cyberattack after deadly naval base attack

Iraq

Iraqis rally for slain activist as Baghdad summons Western envoys

Fahem al-Tai was killed in a drive-by shooting in Iraq's shrine city of Karbala while returning home from protests.

Iraqis rally for slain activist as Baghdad summons Western envoys

Middle East

Two years after ISIL defeat, Mosul still in ruins

The victory over ISIL is overshadowed by the slow pace of reconstruction and lack of services in the Sunni north.

Europe

Assad's uncle on trial for Syria corruption

Rifaat al-Assad built a French property empire with stolen Syrian state funds, prosecutors allege.

Corruption trial for Assad uncle begins in Paris

Iran

Zarif: Iran fully ready for prisoner swap, ball in US court

Comments by Iranian foreign minister come two days after US and Iran exchange prisoners in a rare act of cooperation.

Zarif: Iran fully ready for prisoner swap, ball in US court

Sport

Gulf Cup 2019: Football, blockade and an 'historic' win

A look back at the regional tournament in Qatar, played amid a two-year diplomatic dispute and won by Bahrain.

Arabian Gulf Cup: Football, blockade and an 'historic' win

Turkey

Turkey deports 11 French suspected ISIL members

Monday's deportations raised the number of foreign fighters expelled from Turkey to 71 since November 11.

Turkey deports 11 French suspected ISIL members

Israel

Palestinian ex-prisoners recall torture in Israeli detention

Case of Samer Arbeed, left in critical condition after Israeli interrogation, brings back terrible memories for victims.

Palestinian ex-prisoners recall torture in Israeli detention

GCC

40th GCC summit: The beginning of reconciliation?

Recent developments point to a possible thaw in relations between the blockading Gulf countries and Qatar.

40th GCC summit: The beginning of reconciliation?

Middle East

Rockets hit military base near Baghdad airport

Six 'fighters' wounded in attack with no claim of responsibility, military says.

Rockets hit military base near Baghdad airport

Middle East

Libya Crisis: Thousands seek shelter near Tripoli

As fighting gets closer to city centre, number of displaced people is expected to rise.

Middle East

Torture allegations: Palestinians fear for prisoners

Israeli Supreme Court outlawed torture in 1999 but it allowed use of physical pressure in some cases of exceptional methods in interrogation. But critics say some of these measures amount to torture.

Football

In Pictures: Bahrain lifts first Gulf Cup trophy

Bahrain win maiden Arabian Gulf Cup after losing their previous four finals in the competition.

In Pictures: Bahrain lifts first Gulf Cup trophy

Lebanon

Lebanon's Hariri re-emerges as PM candidate as Khatib withdraws

Protesters outside Parliament quick to denounce Hariri's possible return as a contender for prime minister job.

Lebanon's Hariri re-emerges as PM candidate as Khatib withdraws