Syria's War

Russia, Turkey set borders of Idlib demilitarised zone

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said 'concrete frontiers' of the demilitarised zone set to help stop attacks.

Russia, Turkey agree on borders of demilitarised zone in Idlib

Libya

Death toll from clashes in Tripoli climbs to 96

Fighting between rival groups since August 26 has killed almost 100 people with families reportedly trapped in houses.

Death toll from clashes in Libya's Tripoli climbs to 96

Iran

Trump will fail just like Saddam, says Iran's Rouhani

US leader will fail in his confrontation with Tehran, says Iran's president in speech marking the end of Iran-Iraq war.

Iran's Rouhani: Donald Trump will fail just like Saddam Hussein

Gaza

Gaza: Palestinian shot dead by Israeli sniper

Since protests began on March 30, Israeli forces have killed at least 174 Palestinians in the besieged coastal enclave.

Yemen

Saudi accused of impeding UN-backed war crimes probe in Yemen

The Saudi-led military coalition has been accused of bombing multiple civilian targets, including hospitals.

Saudi accused of impeding UN-backed war crimes probe in Yemen

Middle East

Calls in Iraq to protect archaeological treasures

For 12 centuries the spiral minaret of the Great Mosque at Samara has survived storms and wars. But perhaps its greatest danger is from neglect.

Middle East

Protests held in Idlib demanding Assad leaves power

Syrian opposition fears Bashar al-Assad will cement grip on power.

Middle East

Saudi woman's case against father stirs 'guardianship' debate

A civil court in Jeddah ordered a man to obtain a passport for his adult daughter after he had refused to do so.

Saudi woman's case against father stirs 'guardianship' debate

Middle East

Red Cross warns of 'desperate' situation in Libya

Constant fighting and the destruction of infrastructure has created 'severe protracted crisis' in Libya, says Red Cross.

Libya: ICRC warns of 'desperate' situation as fighting continues

Europe

Will EU tap Egypt to solve its refugee crisis?

Plans to deepen EU ties with Cairo over migration crisis would turn 'a blind eye' to human rights abuses, critics say.

Inside Story

What's driving down the number of terrorist attacks?

US State Department argues the decline was caused by the near-defeat of armed groups such as ISIL.

Yemen

UAE-backed separatist leader vows to continue Hodeidah offensive

Yemen commander Aidarous al-Zubaidi says Hodeidah offensive launched by UAE-Saudi coalition will not stop again.

UAE-backed separatist leader vows to continue Hodeidah offensive

Hezbollah

Hezbollah to Israel: 'Precision' missiles now obtained

Taunting Israel, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah boasts about armed group's upgraded military capabilities.

Hezbollah to Israel: 'Precision' missiles now obtained

Opinion

What is behind Sudan's cabinet reshuffle?

Amid deepening crisis, President Omar al-Bashir is trying to buy time ahead of the 2020 elections.

Ahmed H Adam

by Ahmed H Adam

Ahmed H Adam

Opinion

Yom Kippur and Ashoura: Are Muslims observing a Jewish holiday?

The Judeo-Islamic tradition has deep historical roots that Zionism and Islamism have tried to erase.

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi