Turkey

'Political show': Turkey slams US Senate 'Armenia genocide' vote

Turkish foreign minister says the US vote is 'not legally binding and has no validity whatsoever'.

'Political show': Turkey slams US Senate 'Armenia genocide' vote

Libya

Libya's Haftar announces 'decisive battle' to capture Tripoli

Commander of self-styled Libyan National Army says 'zero hour has come for broad, total assault' to take over capital.

Libya's Haftar announces 'decisive battle' to capture Tripoli

United States

US Senate adopts resolution recognising 'Armenian genocide'

Senate approves resolution recognising early 20th century killings of Armenians as 'genocide', a label Turkey rejects.

US Senate adopts resolution recognising 'Armenian genocide'

Algeria

Polls close in Algeria election denounced by protesters as 'sham'

Extremely low turnout reported in presidential vote as demonstrators in Algiers say deep reforms needed before polls.

Polls close in Algeria election denounced by protesters as 'sham'

Greece

Head of Tobruk parliament says Libya-Turkey deal 'invalid'

In Athens visit, chief of parliament in Libya's east rejects accord signed by rival UN-recognised government in Tripoli.

Head of Tobruk parliament says Libya-Turkey deal 'invalid'

AJ Impact

Saudi prince gets his $2 trillion Aramco valuation, but at a cost

Shares of the state-owned oil and gas giant surpassed the crown prince's target on company's second day of trading.

Saudi prince gets his $2 trillion Aramco valuation, but at a cost

Yemen

Flashpoint city of Hodeidah 'most dangerous place in Yemen'

Aid groups say 799 civilians killed and wounded in Hodeidah province in 2019, the 'highest toll' in war-torn country.

Flashpoint city of Hodeidah 'most dangerous place in Yemen'

AJ Impact

As Lebanon talks to IMF, Fitch warns of possible debt default

Ratings agency also warns of further political unrest stemming from US dollar rationing to prioritise debt repayments.

As Lebanon talks to IMF, Fitch warns of possible debt default

AJ Impact

Turkey's central bank surprises with another deep rate cut

Bold move comes as lira stabilises and Turkey emerges from recession.

Turkey's central bank surprises with another deep rate cut

Middle East

Indicted Netanyahu to quit ministries, remain Israel PM: Lawyers

Supreme Court received petition demanding that Netanyahu step down from all his positions in light of indictments.

Indicted Netanyahu to quit ministries, remain Israel PM: Lawyers

AJ Impact

Turkey sends Libya maritime accord to UN for approval

Ankara says deal will allow Turkey and Libya to hold joint gas exploration operations - a move that infuriated Greece.

Turkey sends Libya maritime accord to UN for approval

Algeria

Algeria holds presidential vote despite push for boycott

Turnout expected to be low with protesters saying election is designed to preserve the status quo.

Algeria holds presidential vote despite push for boycott

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Israel: Cars of Palestinians vandalised in apparent hate crime

The incident bore the hallmark of a 'price tag' attack - a euphemism for Jewish hate crimes against Palestinians.

Israel: Cars of Palestinians vandalised in apparent hate crime

Middle East

Russia denies intensifying attacks on civilians in Idlib

Syrian government ally Russia denies dropping more bombs on civilians in rebel-held Idlib province.

Turkey

Turkey blasts US Senate sanctions aiming to 'change behaviour'

'A new manifestation of disrespect," says Ankara after US Senate committee votes for sanctions over S-400s, Syria war.

Turkey blasts US Senate sanctions aiming to 'change behaviour'