Missiles fired after the arrest of 14 Tehran-backed fighters as a ‘message’ to deter future Kataib Hezbollah attacks. Two rockets targeted American diplomatic and military…View More Iran-backed armed group denies Iraq rocket attack on US interests
More than 80 percent of all deaths in the region were in five countries: Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. The Middle East faces…View More Middle East at 'critical threshold' of coronavirus crisis: WHO
Majid Taheri is the second Iranian to return from the United States in the past week after months of quiet diplomacy. Iranian physician Majid Taheri…View More Iran doctor freed by US returns home after prisoner swap
Ethiopia argues the dam will bring electricity to more than 65 million people who currently ‘live in complete darkness’. Egypt has told the United Nations…View More Egypt warns of 'existential threat' from Ethiopia dam
Doha’s rapid self-sufficiency measures after the 2017 blockade prepared it for the coronavirus pandemic challenges. Doha, Qatar – Three years into an illegal blockade, Qatar…View More Beating the blockade: How Qatar prevailed over a siege
People express outrage after a video showing a car carrying Afghan refugees set ablaze went viral. Afghans have taken to social media to denounce Iranian…View More Afghans denounce Iran police after refugees killed in car blaze
As preparations for the battle for Sirte intensify, thousands of foreign fighters are on the way to the key city. Eastern-based forces allied with renegade…View More Libya: Haftar's forces mobilise mercenaries for Sirte battle
Jamil Sayyed’s comments lead to outrage in a country in its seventh month of anti-establishment demonstrations. Beirut, Lebanon – Lebanese legislator Jamil Sayyed has said protesters…View More Lebanon MP: Protesters outside officials' homes should be 'shot'
Turkey has launched an air and ground offensive against the PKK which it terms a ‘terrorist’ group. A Turkish soldier has died on Sunday in…View More Turkish soldier dies in clashes with PKK fighters
The West Bank is seen as occupied territory under international law, making the planned annexation illegal. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said he will…View More Explainer: Israel's annexation plan for occupied West Bank
DUBAI (REUTERS) – An Iranian news agency on Saturday (June 27) reported a visit by the chief of the elite Quds Force to eastern Syria,…View More Iran news agency reports visit of new Quds chief to Syria
Saudi Arabia’s crown prince seeks access to sensitive documents that are in Saad al-Jabri’s possession, sources say. As Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS)…View More MBS pressures ex-intel official's family over documents: Report
Announcement comes as Arab League ministers hold an emergency meeting to find ‘a pause’ in intensified fighting. Libya’s internationally recognised government says plans were discussed…View More Libya's GNA, US Africa Command to jointly 'fight terrorism'
RIYADH (AFP) – Saudi Arabia on Monday (June 22) announced it would hold a “very limited” haj this year, with pilgrims already in the kingdom…View More Saudi Arabia says to hold 'very limited' haj due to coronavirus pandemic: State media