Turkey

Deadline extended for unregistered Syrians to leave Istanbul

Turkish minister says Syrians in Istanbul have until October 30 to return to cities where they were first registered.

Deadline extended for unregistered Syrians to leave Istanbul

Qatar 2022

Qatar to build 'reusable' FIFA World Cup stadium

Once completed, it will be the first FIFA World Cup stadium that can be fully dismantled.

Qatar to build 'reusable' FIFA World Cup stadium

Australia

Australia joins US-led naval mission in Strait of Hormuz

Australian PM says it's within country's 'national interest' to work with US-led security mission.

Australia joins US-led naval mission in Strait of Hormuz

Africa

Sudan forms 11-member sovereign council, headed by al-Burhan

The members of the Sovereign Council and the prime minister will be sworn in on Wednesday.

Sudan forms 11-member sovereign council, headed by al-Burhan

Turkey

Deadline elapses for unregistered Syrians to leave Istanbul

Refugees not registered but living in largest Turkish city face prospect of being expelled.

Deadline elapses for unregistered Syrians to leave Istanbul

Middle East

UN postpones anti-torture conference in Cairo after outcry

Spokesman says the body will consult NGOs and national rights groups before deciding where and when event will be held.

UN postpones anti-torture conference in Cairo after outcry

Middle East

Explosion rocks arms depot north of Iraq's Baghdad

Blast latest in series of explosions targeting sites belonging to groups under umbrella of Popular Mobilization Forces.

Explosion rocks arms depot north of Iraq's Baghdad

Yemen

Fresh clashes between separatists, government in Yemen's south

Fighters from Security Belt militia take two government military bases in Zinjibar, in Abyan province, officials say.

Fresh clashes between separatists, government in Yemen's south

AJ Impact

Dwindling enthusiasm for fossil fuels could hit Saudi Aramco IPO

Investors are turning towards renewable energy just as the world's largest oil giant wants to go public.

Dwindling enthusiasm for fossil fuels could hit Saudi Aramco IPO

ISIS/ISIL

Pompeo says ISIL gaining strength in some areas

In wide-ranging interview, Pompeo also tells CBS the US and North Korea have not resumed talks as quickly as he hoped.

Pompeo says ISIL gaining strength in some areas

Syria's War

Syria rebels withdraw from strategic town

Opposition fighters in Syria's northwest withdraw from key town as government forces press ahead with Idlib offensive.

Syria's war: Rebels withdraw from Idlib's Khan Sheikhoun

Opinion

The looming partition of Yemen

After the UAE's decision to withdraw its troops from Yemen, the secessionist takeover of Aden was inevitable.

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Lebanon

'Similar to mafias': Lebanese singer Elissa says will quit music

Outspoken singer, who has sold over 30 million albums worldwide, is known for tackling taboo subjects in her music.

'Similar to mafias': Lebanese singer Elissa says will quit music

Middle East

Iraq: 31 unidentified bodies found buried in Karbala

Human rights groups accuse the government of covering up possible sectarian violence.

Syria's War

Turkey says military convoy targeted in northern Syria

Turkish defence ministry says three civilians killed after air raids target military convoy in northwestern Syria.