Middle East

'Double standards': Israel soldier gets 9 months for killing teen

Palestinian officials, activists and family members denounce 'ludicrous' punishment of officer who killed Nadim Nuwarra.

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Second journalist covering Gaza rally killed by Israeli forces

Palestinian Ahmad Abu Hussein, 24, dies of wounds after being shot in the abdomen during protest on April 13.

Second journalist covering Gaza rally killed by Israeli forces

Middle East

Kuwait expels Filipino envoy, recalls own ambassador

Move comes after discovery of Philippine embassy staff 'encouraging workers to flee employers' households', KUNA says.

Kuwait expels Filipino envoy, recalls own ambassador

Iran

Rouhani lashes out at Trump, says no changes to nuclear deal

Iranian president rejects Emmanuel Macron's suggestion of a new agreement with Tehran during talks with US president.

Rouhani lashes out at Trump, says no changes to nuclear deal

Middle East

OPCW inspectors reach second site of Douma 'gas attack'

Evidence gathered during five days of inspections will be brought to the Netherlands for testing and analysis.

Chemical inspectors reach second site of Douma 'gas attack'

Middle East

Face to Face: Saudi Arabia-Iran

An in-depth look at the military spending, the economy and the drivers of growth for the two regional rivals.

Face to Face: Saudi Arabia-Iran

Ramadan 2017

When is Ramadan?

Scientifically, Ramadan's new Moon should be visible on May 15.

When is Ramadan in 2018?

Syria's War

Russian army hints at providing advanced air defences to Assad

Statement comes a day after Israeli defence minister says Tel Aviv would destroy the system if it is 'used against' it.

Russian army hints at providing advanced air defences to Assad

Opinion

Trump is offering Saudi Arabia a 'bad deal' on Syria

Why the proposal for a Saudi-led deployment of Arab forces to Syria would not work.

Joe Macaron

by Joe Macaron

Joe Macaron

Middle East

Armenian opposition leader calls for renewed protests

Nikol Pashinyan called on supporters to rally in the streets again on April 25 after planned talks he was scheduled to begin with the ruling Republican Party (HHK) were cancelled.

Yemen

What does killing of political chief mean for Houthis?

Houthi leader's death could embolden the movement to carry out further attacks against Saudi Arabia, analysts say.

What does the death of Saleh al-Sammad mean for Yemen's Houthis?

Inside Story

Are world leaders doing enough to stop the war in Yemen?

More than 45 people recently killed during air raids by the Saudi and US-backed coalition in Yemen.

Syria's War

Yarmouk camp: From 'war on stomachs' to 'annihilation'

Activists describe scenes of besieged camp in southern Damascus as Syrian forces attempt to drive ISIL out.

Syria's Yarmouk camp: From a 'war on stomachs' to 'annihilation'

Egypt

Egypt: Former top auditor sentenced to five years in prison

The sentence comes after Genena claimed to be in possession of documents that could incriminate senior army officials.

Egypt: Former top auditor sentenced to five years in prison

Opinion

Is a military coup possible in Iran?

IRGC staff changes and talk of the merits of a 'military president' suggest that a coup might be under consideration.

Saeid Golkar

by Saeid Golkar

Saeid Golkar