Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Israeli soldiers kill four Palestinians, wound 700 at Gaza rally

More than 10,000 attend fourth mass protest in as many weeks calling for return of Palestinian refugees to their lands.

Israeli soldiers kill four Palestinians, wound 700 at Gaza rally

Women's Rights

Anger in Iran as 'morality police' scuffle video goes viral

Clip of young woman being beaten by officers during argument over headscarf seen as reflection of recurrent struggle.

Anger in Iran as 'morality police' scuffle video goes viral

Gaza

Israeli forces kill four Palestinians at Gaza protests

At least 729 wounded as thousands of Palestinians take part in protests near Gaza border. Here are the latest updates.

Gaza protests: All the latest updates

Inside Story

Is Saudi Arabia spreading itself too thin?

The kingdom has announced several multi-billion-dollar projects to diversify its economy away from oil.

Middle East

Romania to 'move Israeli embassy to Jerusalem'

A final embassy relocation decision rests with Romanian President Iohannis, who said he had not been consulted.

Romania to move Israeli embassy to Jerusalem, says ruling party

Middle East

Chemical weapons watchdog OPCW denied access to Douma

Inspectors with the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons are on stand by waiting to enter the area of Douma.

Opinion

Syria in 2018 is not Iraq in 2003

Why using the 'they lied about Iraq's WMDs' argument doesn't work in Syria.

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

by Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

ISIS

Assad's forces target ISIL in southern Damascus

Air strikes and shelling hit Yarmouk, Hajar al-Aswad and Tadamun after failure to negotiate evacuation, reports say.

Assad forces target ISIL in southern Damascus

Middle East

Syria: Rebels in Dumayr agree to leave after Ghouta devastation

Rebels say they fear their district will face the same fate as Douma.

Syria's War

Iraq launches 'deadly strikes' against ISIL in Syria

Iraqi PM's office says F-16 fighter jets carried out air raids near the border in coordination with Syrian army.

Iraq launches 'deadly strikes' against ISIL inside Syria

Middle East

Chemical attacks on Iran in the 1980s that US ignored

Iran denounces 'hypocrisy' of US air strikes as experts urge Tehran to press Syria to stop future chemical attacks.

Chemical attacks on Iran: When the US looked the other way

September 11

9/11 attacks' suspect arrested by Kurds in Syria

Mohammed Haydar Zammar, a Syrian-born German national, is accused of being involved in planning the 9/11 attacks.

9/11 attacks' suspect arrested by Kurds in Syria

ISIS

ISIL given '48 hours' to evacuate area south of Damascus

ISIL fighters have been in control of an area south of Damascus for nearly three years.

ISIL given '48 hours' to evacuate area south of Damascus

Qatar

Qatar-Gulf crisis: All latest updates

Today is the 318th day of the blockade.

Libya

France confirms Haftar is treated in Paris hospital

An unnamed European diplomat says Haftar sustained irreversible brain damage and will be unable to function as before.

France confirms Libya's Haftar is treated in a Paris hospital