Middle East

Vulnerable child and women refugees refused evacuation from Libya

Asylum seekers protest as UNHCR turns down evacuation requests, citing third countries' refusal to take in refugees.

Vulnerable child and women refugees refused evacuation from Libya

Turkey-Syria border

US soldiers who fought alongside Kurds slam Trump's Syria retreat

Some veterans blast Trump's decision to withdraw troops from northern Syria, calling it a 'violation of trust'.

US soldiers who fought alongside Kurds slam Trump's Syria retreat

United States

US mulls leaving some troops in northeast Syria to guard oil

Pentagon chief says US could retain military presence in northeastern Syria amid heightened fears of ISIL revival.

US mulls leaving some troops in northeast Syria to guard oil

AJ Impact

US could keep some military forces in Syria to guard oilfields

By securing assets in the northeast, US aims to stop ISIL from profiting from natural resources.

US could keep some military forces in Syria to guard oilfields

Middle East

Iran's Ali Sadr Cave 'too commercial' for world heritage list

Villagers in Ali Sadr say over-commercialisation of their cave has cost them a chance of gaining UNESCO world heritage status.

United States

Withdrawing US troops enter Iraq from Syria

Residents of Kurdish-dominated city pelt US forces with potatoes and shout expletives at them as they drive through.

Withdrawing US troops enter Iraq from Syria

Turkey-Syria border

'We've been neutral for years': Dilemma of Syrian Kurds in Turkey

Hundreds stranded in conflict days after US relocated troops from Syria and Turkey launched an operation.

'We've been neutral for years': Dilemma of Syrian Kurds in Turkey

Middle East

Turkey is not eyeing Syrian territory: Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that Ankara is not looking to conquer any country's territory.

Turkey-Syria border

Turkish FM: Operation to resume if Kurdish forces do not withdraw

FM Mevlut Cavusoglu warns military operation will restart after ceasefire expires on Tuesday.

Turkish FM: Operation to resume if Kurdish forces do not withdraw

AJ IMPACT

'The people are one': Lebanese unite against political elite

Hundreds of thousands take to streets in the biggest protests in four days threatening the coalition government.

Lebanon

As protests grow, Lebanese are 'reclaiming' public spaces

In heavily urbanised Beirut, public space is scarce and the amount of green space has steadily shrunk.

As protests grow, Lebanese are 'reclaiming' public spaces

Bahrain

Hamas decries Israel's participation in Bahrain summit

Palestinian group Hamas condemned Israel's participation in a US-led maritime security meeting in Bahrain.

Hamas decries Israel's participation in Bahrain summit

Turkey-Syria border

Kurdish fighters evacuate from besieged Syrian town

US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces pull out of border town of Ras al-Ain after ceasefire deal signed on Thursday.

SDF fighters evacuate from besieged Syrian town of Ras al-Ain

AJ IMPACT

Saudi Aramco says IPO timing depends on 'market conditions'

Aramco IPO is the cornerstone of a reform programme conceived by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman .

Saudi Aramco says IPO timing depends on 'market conditions'

The Listening Post

Blackface: The ugliness of racism in Arab media

Why the problematic practice of 'blacking up' can be found in entertainment across the Middle East.