Middle East

At least 9 killed in air raids in Yemen's Taiz province

Two children are among those killed in a Saudi-UAE-led coalition air attack in the Mawiya district of Taiz.

Several civilians killed in air raids in Yemen's Taiz province

Reporter's Notebook

How I M Pei's Museum of Islamic Art reshaped Qatar

The Chinese-born architect was known for transforming cityscapes - Doha residents share how he changed theirs.

Simple, iconic: How I M Pei's Museum of Islamic Art reshaped Qatar

Middle East

Yemen: Funerals held for Sanaa air attack victims

Air attacks and renewed fighting in Yemen's Hodeidah port city further complicate UN-sponsored peace efforts to end the four-year war.

The Listening Post

The media momentum for war with Iran

Hyped-up headlines and unspecified threats vis-a-vis Iran. Plus, the online horrors faced by female journalists.

Iran

US troop move to Middle East 'extremely dangerous': Zarif

Increased US presence in the region threatens international peace, Iran's foreign minister says.

US troop move to Middle East 'extremely dangerous': Zarif

Africa

Thousands protest in Algeria, renew call to postpone July vote

Algerians march for 14th consecutive week as authorities set up fences in front of the capital's Grand Post Office.

Thousands protest in Algeria, renew call to postpone July vote

United States

US to send more troops to the Middle East

Trump says troops to be deployed for 'protective' purposes amid rising tensions with Iran, a move Tehran has rejected.

Podcast

Iran, the US and the standoff in the Strait of Hormuz

Tensions between Iran and the US are intensifying. How did we get here?

Iran, the US and the standoff in the Strait of Hormuz

Saudi Arabia

Top general: Sudan will back Saudi 'against all threats, attacks'

Deputy head of Sudan's military council meets Saudi crown prince, says Sudan will continue to send troops to Yemen.

Top general: Sudan will back Saudi 'against all threats, attacks'

Yemen

Yemen's President Hadi accuses UN envoy of siding with Houthis

In a letter sent to UN chief, Hadi says Martin Griffiths threatens 'prospects for a solution' to the conflict.

Yemen's President Hadi accuses UN envoy of siding with Houthis

Middle East

US-Iran tension: 1,500 troops to be sent to the Middle East

New US troop deployed in the Middle East, over tension with Iran.

Israel

Wildfires rage in Israel during heatwave

Temperatures soar around the coastal fringes of the eastern Mediterranean with highs passing the 40C mark.

Wildfires rage in Israel during heatwave

Migrants

Libya's coastguard rescues 290 migrants off Tripoli's coast

The migrants were handed-over to anti-illegal migration department after they were disembarked at two cities.

Libya's coastguard rescues 290 migrants off Tripoli's coast

Middle East

Trump doubts need to bolster US troops in Middle East

Recent reports cited unnamed US officials saying US considering deployment of thousands of forces over Iran tensions.

Trump doubts need to bolster US troops in Middle East

United States

Trump prepared to bypass Congress on Saudi arms sale: senators

Democrats warn Trump may use 'emergency' loophole to sell missiles to Saudi Arabia without congressional approval.

Trump prepared to bypass Congress on Saudi arms sale: senators