Middle East

Sudan: Citizens demand accountability

The military council says that those who committed crimes over the past 30 years will be held to account.

Women's Rights

Runaway Saudi sisters get help offer from Georgia amid concerns

Maha al-Subaie, 28, and Wafa al-Subaie, 25, fear members of their family have come looking for them in Georgia.

Runaway Saudi sisters get help offer from Georgia amid concerns

Middle East

Syria's fuel shortage affects government-controlled areas

The government blames Western sanctions on Syria and its ally Iran for the shortage.

Middle East

Tripoli suburb hit by mortars as the West divided on Libya truce

Foreign powers unable to present a united front at the UN as shelling continues to add to people's suffering.

Tripoli suburb hit by mortars as the West divided on Libya truce

Libya

Libya death toll rises to 205 as Tripoli fighting continues: WHO

WHO says it has deployed more staff as UN-recognised government seeks international action against Khalifa Haftar.

Libya death toll rises to 205 as Tripoli fighting continues: WHO

Syria's War

UN urges help for thousands of foreign children in ISIL camp

2,500 foreign children of ISIL fighters stuck in a Syrian camp, UN says, urging governments to take responsibility.

UN urges help for thousands of foreign children in ISIL camp

Sudan

'Victory is coming': Sudan protesters keep up pressure

Tens of thousands rally across Sudan demanding civilian rule one week after Omar al-Bashir's removal by the military.

Sudan's military removes al-Bashir: All the latest updates

Inside Story

Why is press freedom deteriorating globally?

Journalists around the world are facing increasing hostility, new report by Reporters Without Borders shows.

Jamal Khashoggi

Khashoggi probe to push for accountability: UN investigator

United Nations special rapporteur on extrajudicial executions blasts Saudi trials in Khashoggi case as substandard.

Khashoggi probe to push for accountability: UN investigator

Middle East

Iran floods: Charities reach devastated villages

Volunteers have come to help but some houses are too far gone and others completely washed away.

Saudi Arabia

Saudi, UAE make major aid donation to flood-hit rival Iran

Contribution of food and shelter material comes amid US-Iran sanction relief spat over flood recovery efforts.

Saudi, UAE make major aid donation to flood-hit rival Iran

Middle East

Egypt opposition urges voters to reject constitutional amendments

Political parties say changes, which could extend Sisi's rule to 2030, are an 'assault on democracy'.

Egypt opposition urges voters to reject constitutional amendments

Sudan

Sudan demonstrators keep up pressure week after al-Bashir removed

Thousands of Sudanese march in Khartoum demanding military council hand over power to civilian rule.

Sudan demonstrators keep up pressure week after al-Bashir removed

Middle East

UN condemns latest attack on Libya’s Tripoli, mulls ceasefire

Indiscriminate rocket fire in high-density neighbourhood could constitute war crime, UN says.

Human Rights Watch

HRW: Torture persists in Iraq jail

US-based group says torture is ongoing in Mosul's Faisaliya prison, despite calls on government to take action.

HRW: Torture persists in Iraq jail