Middle East

Death toll from Iraq's ferry disaster rises to 120

Families demand justice and blame government for its failure to keep check on the safety and management of ferries.

Middle East

New Algerian opposition group fails to reach consensus

The National Coordination for Change laid out plans for a transition, but received mixed reactions from protesters.

Algeria: New opposition umbrella group fails to reach consensus

Lebanon

Pompeo tells Lebanon to choose Hezbollah or independence

US Secretary of State Pompeo says sanctions on Iran and Hezbollah are working, but experts are divided.

Pompeo tells Lebanon to choose Hezbollah or independence

ISIS/ISIL

The rise and fall of ISIL - and how it could rise again

Despite the end of ISIL's territorial rule, the armed group is likely to remain a force in the region, experts say.

Anatomy of a 'caliphate': The rise and fall of ISIL

Inside Story

What will be the outcome of Trump's Golan Heights tweet?

US president says it is time to recognise Israel's sovereignty over the occupied territory.

Lebanon

In Beirut, Pompeo at odds with Lebanese leaders over Hezbollah

Pompeo warns of group's 'destabilising' actions but officials respond group is part and parcel of Lebanese politics.

In Beirut, Pompeo at odds with Lebanese leaders over Hezbollah

Syria's War

ISIL territory '100 percent eliminated' in Syria: White House

US Defense Department tells Trump ISIL no longer holds any territory in Syria, a White House spokeswoman says.

Middle East

Israeli forces kill two Palestinians at Gaza protests

Ministry of Health says 62 Palestinians also wounded by Israeli forces in 51st weekly protest in besieged enclave.

Israeli forces kill two Palestinians at Gaza protests

Middle East

Yemen's warring sides fail to release prisoners

Thousands of Yemenis have been detained without cause, and some are forcibly disappeared without a trace.

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