Jamal Khashoggi

Saudi denounces US Senate vote as 'blatant interference'

US senators backed measure accusing MBS of ordering Khashoggi's murder, urged end to support for Saudi-led Yemen war.

Saudi denounces US Senate vote as 'blatant interference'

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Israeli PM's son gets brief ban on Facebook

Facebook account of Benjamin Netanyahu's son blocked for 24 hours after message calling for expulsion of Palestinians.

Yair Netanyahu, son of Israeli PM, gets brief ban on Facebook

Middle East

Sudan's Bashir first Arab leader to visit Syria since war began

Omar al-Bashir expresses hopes Syria will soon recover important regional role in talks with President Bashar al-Assad.

Sudan's Bashir first Arab leader to visit Syria since war began

Jamal Khashoggi

UN calls for 'credible' probe into Khashoggi murder

Antonio Guterres says 'absolutely essential to have credible investigation and to have the punishment of those guilty'.

Jamal Khashoggi case: All the latest updates

Opinion

Manufacturing spies: Iran's campaign against 'infiltration'

Iranian security forces are accusing innocent academics of being spies to cover up their own failures and insecurities.

Maysam Behravesh

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Maysam Behravesh

Hamas

Thousands mark Hamas' 31st anniversary in Gaza City

Hamas leader Ismail Haniya expressed his group's willingness to hold presidential or parliamentary elections.

Hamas leader Haniya says movement wants 'national unity'

Jamal Khashoggi

Turkish FM: EU countries ignoring Khashoggi murder

Mevlut Cavusoglu says it is clear that Saudi hit team planned killing in advance, as UN chief calls for accountability.

Jamal Khashoggi

The unsuccessful whitewashing of MBS's image as peacemaker

Since Mohammed bin Salman became crown prince in 2015, Saudi Arabia has been at the heart of a spate of regional crises.

The unsuccessful whitewashing of MBS's image as peacemaker

War & Conflict

Blast kills four in Syria's Afrin held by Turkey-backed rebels

Car bomb attack comes after Turkish leader Erdogan threatened to launch new offensive against US-allied Kurdish forces.

Blast kills four in Syria's Afrin held by Turkey-backed rebels

War & Conflict

UN humanitarian chief calls for immediate truce in Yemen

Ceasefire reached in Sweden needs to be quickly 'translated into a real change on the ground' as fighting rages on.

UN humanitarian chief calls for immediate truce in Yemen

Jamal Khashoggi

UN calls for 'credible' probe into Khashoggi murder

Antonio Guterres says it is 'essential to have credible investigation and to have punishment of those that were guilty'.

UN calls for 'credible' probe into Khashoggi murder

Middle East

Turkey says Trump working on extraditing wanted preacher Gulen

Trump said last month he was not considering extraditing the preacher.

Turkey says Trump working on extraditing wanted preacher Gulen

Qatar

Qatar Petroleum looks to invest $20bn in US

Energy Minister Saad al-Kaabi also says QP aims to announce foreign partners for new LNG trains by mid-2019.

Qatar Petroleum looks to invest $20bn in US

Middle East

Israel says fourth Hezbollah tunnel found near Lebanon border

Israel says the tunnel is under its control and does not pose a threat to Israelis anymore.

Israel says fourth Hezbollah tunnel found near Lebanon border

Bahrain

Bahrain FM defends Australia's decision on Jerusalem

Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa says Australia's Jerusalem decision does not affect legitimate Palestinian demands.

Bahrain FM defends Australia's decision on Jerusalem