Yemen

Civilians pay human cost of Yemen's war, rights group says

Mwatana urges UN Human Rights Council to create a commission of inquiry to bring all perpetrators to justice.

Civilians pay human cost of Yemen's war, rights group says

AJ Impact

UK finance minister: Riyadh must crack down on sports TV piracy

UK sports events are being ripped off by a pirate TV channel believed to be based in Saudi Arabia.

 UK finance minister: Riyadh must crack down on sports TV piracy

Middle East

'It exists to demobilise opposition': How Twitter fails Arabs

Social media platforms were essential in the Arab Spring, but governments soon learned how to counter dissent online.

'It exists to demobilise opposition': How Twitter fails Arabs

Middle East

HRW slams Kuwait for deporting Egyptian 'dissidents'

Kuwait has forcibly returned the eight men claiming they were a 'terrorist' cell linked to the Muslim Brotherhood.

HRW slams Kuwait for deporting Egyptian 'dissidents'

Middle East

Palestinian prisoner dies in solitary confinement in Israeli jail

Nassar Taqatqa, 31, has been found dead in his cell in Israel's Nitzan prison weeks after his arrest.

Palestinian prisoner dies in solitary confinement in Israeli jail

AJ IMPACT

Turkey says EU measures won't deter it from drilling off Cyprus

Statement by foreign ministry comes after EU takes punitive steps against Ankara's activities in Eastern Mediterranean.

Turkey says EU measures won't deter it from drilling off Cyprus

Iran

Iran exceeding nuclear deal limits 'not significant', says EU

EU foreign policy chief says steps taken by Iran so far, including enriching uranium above deal limit, are reversible.

Yemen

UN: Yemen's warring sides agree on port ceasefire moves

Under Stockholm truce, Houthi rebel and government representatives are tasked with withdrawing forces from key city.

Yemen rivals meet on board vessel for talks on Hodeidah pullback

Jamal Khashoggi

US House overwhelmingly approves anti-Saudi measures

The bill, which would sanction officials involved in Khashoggi murder, still needs approval of the Senate.

US House overwhelmingly approves anti-Saudi measures

Middle East

Macron seeks answers from Iran over academic's detention

The French president worried for Fariba Adelkhah at a time Paris and Tehran are in crisis talks to save nuclear deal.

Macron seeks answers from Iran over academic's detention

Turkey

Erdogan says Turkey aims to produce S-400s jointly with Russia

President says S-400s will be ready in April 2020, making Turkey the first NATO nation with Russian missile system.

Erdogan says Turkey aims to produce S-400s jointly with Russia

Iran

UN concerned by US curbs on Iranian FM in New York City

US accuses Iran's foreign minister of using American freedoms 'to spread malign propaganda' as tensions surge.

UN concerned by US curbs on Iranian FM in New York City

Social media

How armies of fake accounts 'ruined' Twitter in the Middle East

Twitter in the Middle East changed from a tool for transparency to a platform overrun by bots and propaganda.

How armies of fake accounts 'ruined' Twitter in the Middle East

Middle East

Israeli policeman who killed black teen released on bail

Police officer freed from house arrest two weeks after 19-year-old Solomon Teka was shot, causing nationwide protests.

Israeli policeman who killed black teen released on bail

Football

Mahrez's late winner takes Algeria to African Cup final

Algeria edge past Nigeria after stoppage-time goal to seal a place in the final where they will take on Senegal.

Mahrez's late winner takes Algeria to African Cup final