Gaza

Israeli air raids kill two Palestinian teens in Gaza

Hamas says it launched rockets and mortars in response to Israeli air strikes, which also wounded 30 Palestinians.

Middle East

EU's Federica Mogherini visits Libya to reopen bloc's mission

The EU relocated its Libya office to Tunis in 2014 after the 2011 uprising that toppled and killed Muammar Gaddafi.

EU's Federica Mogherini visits Libya to reopen bloc's mission

Inside Story

What's behind Saudi Arabia's arrest of religious leaders?

Saudi authorities arrested a prominent scholar and his sons, accusing him of criticising the ruling family.

World Cup

2022 World Cup: Will Qatar host 48 teams?

Qatar might be the first nation to host a 48-team World Cup tournament if a number of CONMEBOL nations have their way.

Middle East

Yemen civil authorities take charges of the Al Ghaydah airport

Following months of protests, the Saudi-led alliance is handing control of a Yemen airport near Oman to civil authorities roughly a year after seizing it.

Iraq

Iraqi security forces on high alert as protests spread

Demonstrations began in the southern city of Basra over high unemployment and a lack of basic services.

Palestine

Palestine: Unregulated tobacco industry on the rise

With high unemployment in the occupied West Bank, Palestinians are turning to the informal tobacco market, in which the required water - restricted by Israel - to cultivate is low and demand is high.

Counting the Cost

China in the Middle East: Behind Xi's economic charm offensive

We examine why China is pledging billions of dollars in loans and aid to revive growth in the Middle East.

Iran

Three years on, survival of Iran deal in question

Sanctions to hit Iran starting in August after US President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the 2015 agreement.

Middle East

Israeli forces kill 15-year-old Palestinian, wound scores

Protests began on March 30 calling for the right of return of refugees, which make up 70 percent of Gaza's population.

Israeli forces kill 15-year-old Palestinian, wound scores

Gaza

'Death penalty': Gaza merchants suffer as trade crossing shuts

After Israel's measure, 55 percent of goods can no longer enter the Gaza Strip, exacerbating already dire conditions.

'Death penalty': Gaza merchants suffer as trade crossing shuts

Middle East

Foreign residents in Palestinian territories denied visa renewals

Israel is increasingly rejecting applications to renew residency visas and families face being split up.

Middle East

Gaza marks more than 100 days since mass protests began

Living conditions haven't improved since the weekly demonstrations began 105 days ago.

Human Rights

Algeria halts refugee expulsions to Sahara after outrage

Suspension comes after Associated Press report alleged Algeria abandoned 13,000 migrants and refugees in the Sahara.

Algeria halts refugee expulsions to Sahara after outrage

Inside Story

Who is in control of Libya's oil ports?

Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar hands over control of key oil ports after a strongly worded letter from President Trump.

Who is in control of Libya's oil ports?