Inside Story

Can the EU bypass US sanctions on Iran?

European leaders have been trying to figure out a way to protect their companies after US pulled out of nuclear deal.

Iran

Saudi Arabia denounces Iran attack allegations

Riyadh condemns 'false accusations' by Tehran holding it responsible for Saturday's deadly shooting in Ahvaz city.

Iran arrests 'separatists' behind deadly Ahvaz parade attack

Middle East

Palestine: Demolishing Khan al-Ahmar

Israeli military set to expel 10,000 Bedouin residents to make way for a series of new Jewish-only residential units.

Palestine: Demolishing Khan al-Ahmar

Yemen

Yemeni government issues arrest warrant for outspoken ex-official

Ali bin Salem al-Huraizy has opposed Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates coalition's presence in al-Mahra.

Yemeni government issues arrest warrant for outspoken ex-official

Middle East

Bahrain charges 169 for forming another 'Hezbollah'

Shia-majority country has long accused Iran of stoking violence in the Gulf state.

Bahrain charges 169 for forming another 'Hezbollah'

Opinion

Is it Ahvaz or Ahwaz - and what difference does it make?

Ahvaz is a cosmopolitan city that cannot be defined by narrow-minded ethno-nationalism.

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi

Oil Price

Oil prices hit four-year-high of $82 amid looming Iran sanctions

Crude prices rose to $82 after Saudi Arabia and Russia appeared to reject calls from the US to increase production.

Oil prices hit four-year-high of $82 amid looming Iran sanctions

Yemen

HRW accuses Yemen's Houthis of torturing prisoners

Rights group says arbitrary detention, torture, and enforced disappearances have gone unpunished in Houthi-held areas.

HRW accuses Yemen's Houthis of torturing prisoners

Yemen

Saudi-UAE alliance to open humanitarian corridors in Yemen

Alliance says corridors will help delivery of life-saving aid to starving Yemenis in Hodeidah and the capital Sanaa.

Saudi-UAE alliance to open humanitarian corridors in Yemen

Middle East

Egypt pushes interests as it brokers Palestinian talks

By acting as mediator between Palestinian factions and Israel, Egypt wants to reassert its regional role, analysts say.

Palestinian talks: Egypt seeks to regain regional power

Syria's War

What will Turkey do next in Idlib?

Hay'et Tahrir al-Sham continues to pose a challenge to Turkey, which has to either disband or attack it.

What will Turkey do next in Idlib?

Gaza

World Bank warns Gaza economy is 'collapsing'

World Bank calls on Israel to ease restrictions on trade and movement of people to halt economic 'free fall' in Gaza.

World Bank warns Gaza economy is 'collapsing'

Libya

UN: 1,700 Libyan families displaced by fighting in last 48 hours

At least 115 civilians have been killed and more than 5,000 families displaced since August 26, UN says.

UN: 1,700 Libyan families displaced by fighting in last 48 hours

Syria's War

Russia deploying S-300 to Syria 'major mistake': US

US National Security Advisor says sending S-300 missile system to Syria would be considered a 'significant escalation'.

Opinion

What next for Russian-Israeli relations?

Russia's decision to install the S-300 in Syria increases the risk of unintended confrontation with Israel.

Yury Barmin

by Yury Barmin

Yury Barmin