Middle East

10 years and 9 kilos: Child starvation takes its toll in Yemen

The malnourishment of children in Yemen leaves them not only hungry and physically weak, but also easy prey for diseases like cholera.

Golan Heights

Syria condemns Trump's occupied Golan Heights move

It says Trump's stand shows 'blind bias of the US' towards Israel and vows to recognise sovereignty over Golan Heights.

Syria condemns Trump's stance on Golan Heights sovereignty

Middle East

Families demand justice as toll in Mosul boat disaster hits 103

Locals have attributed the Tigris River accident to overcrowding, saying vessel only had a 50-passenger capacity.

Families demand justice as toll in Mosul boat disaster hits 103

Iraq

Overloaded ferry sinks in Iraq's Tigris River, at least 100 die

Victims were celebrating Persian New Year Nowruz at an amusement park in Mosul when tragedy struck.

New Zealand attack

Erdogan calls for fight against Islamophobia like anti-Semitism

Turkish leader calls for fight against Islamophobia that is like the one against 'anti-Semitism after the Holocaust'.

Erdogan calls for fight against Islamophobia like anti-Semitism

Syria's War

'Suffocating smell of death' as SDF attacks last ISIL pocket

Amid fierce fighting, ISIL fighters remain squeezed in a few hundred metres in besieged Baghouz village, SDF says.

'Suffocating smell of death' as SDF attacks last ISIL pocket

Iraq

Dozens killed as ferry carrying families sinks in Iraq

More than 70 people die as the vessel packed with families celebrating Nowruz capsizes in Tigris River.

Middle East

Sudan summons Egypt ambassador over 'illegal' Red Sea oil bids

Khartoum protests Cairo offering oil and gas exploration blocks 'in Red Sea areas subject to Sudanese sovereignty'.

Sudan summons Egypt ambassador over 'illegal' Red Sea oil bids

Golan Heights

Trump backs Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights

Trump makes announcement about the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Twitter as Mike Pompeo visits Jerusalem.

Middle East

Women in Iraq push to criminalise domestic violence

For almost a decade, women have been encouraging their parliament to pass a law that would criminalise domestic violence and they hope this year will be different.

Middle East

FLN abandons Bouteflika in Alergia

The head of the President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's own National Liberation Front has said that the party now supports the popular movement in Alergia.

Iran

Iranians celebrate Nowruz under harsh sanctions

Due to high inflation and an uncertain future under US sanctions, Iranians are celebrating Persian New Year differently.

Iranians celebrate Nowruz under harsh sanctions

New Zealand attack

Turkey calls OIC meeting on Islamophobia after NZ attacks

The meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation to be held in Istanbul in the wake of Christchurch massacre.

Turkey calls OIC meeting on Islamophobia after NZ attacks

Middle East

In Nowruz speeches, Iranian leaders vow to boost economy

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says the Islamic Republic has successfully resisted US sanctions.

In Nowruz speeches, Iranian leaders vow to boost economy

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Israeli forces kill Palestinian near checkpoint in West Bank

Ahmad Manasra's death marks the fourth Palestinian killed by the Israeli army in 24 hours in the occupied West Bank.

Israeli forces kill Palestinian near checkpoint in West Bank