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Iraq

Iraqi warplanes target ISIL fighters in Syria

Iraqi military says it struck potential suicide bombers who intended to strike during next week's Eid al-Adha holiday.

Iraq says its warplanes killed 28 ISIL members in eastern Syria

Turkey

Six things you need to know about Turkey's lira crisis

A breakdown of the causes and effects of Turkey's currency crisis.

United States

Pompeo forms Iran Action Group for post-nuclear deal policy

Group will coordinate and run policy towards Tehran, but analysts say the initiative puts US 'on path to war with Iran'.

Pompeo forms Iran Action Group for post-nuclear deal policy

Qatar

Turkey and Qatar: Behind the strategic alliance

Qatar's investment in Turkey exceeds $20bn, the second highest by any country.

Turkey and Qatar: Behind the strategic alliance

Middle East

Yemen war: A devastating toll for children

As the conflict in Yemen continues unabated, the situation worsens, causing the list of malnourished children to increase daily.

Opinion

The Druze and the nation-state bill

This bill demonstrates that no matter how much you cooperate - if you are not Jewish, this state is not for you.

Yara Hawari

by Yara Hawari

Yara Hawari

Turkey

Turkey 'ready to talk about everything' with US to solve disputes

Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu adopts conciliatory tone but warns Ankara will accept 'no threatening, no dictating'.

Turkey 'ready to talk about everything' with US to solve disputes

Gaza

Anger as Israel clears soldiers over deadly 2014 attack

Hamas says Israel must be tried before ICC after investigation into 2014 assault that killed 135 Palestinians closes.

Hamas decries Israeli decision to end 'Black Friday' probe

Middle East

Libyan court sentences 45 to death over protest killings

Fifty-four people sentenced to five years in prison over killings of about 20 people in 2011, as 22 others acquitted.

Libyan court sentences 45 to death over protest killings

Turkey

Turkey willing to talk with US as equals over tariffs and pastor

Washington imposed sanctions last week, sending Turkey's currency plummeting.

Politics

Turkish lira rallies after Qatar emir vows investment

Qatar pledges to make direct investment in Turkey, currently hit by currency crisis amid a diplomatic standoff with US.

Middle East

Syria rebel group accused of abduction, murder of key activist

Razan Zaitouneh, who disappeared almost five years ago, was one of the faces of the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad.

Middle East

Yemen struggles to enforce disability rights laws amid conflict

The International Red Cross says thousands have either lost a limb or suffered some other severe injury since the war began in 2015.

Business & Economy

A day in the life of a Tehran currency trader

As economic woes and political uncertainty drive down the rial's value, monetary speculators are winning the game.

A day in the life of a Tehran currency trader

Turkey

'America and Trump are hurting ordinary Turkish people'

Turkey's economic problems have been exacerbated by the US row, analysts say, as Turks voice concern over rising costs.

What's next for Turkey after lira slump?