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
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
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
George Floyd protests: Questions about role of white protesters As protests and unrest continue across the US, African Americans are questioning the role of white…View More Anger at killing of autistic Palestinian by Israeli police
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'
Egyptian president warned of ‘direct’ intervention in Libya, citing the need to protect Egypt’s porous border. Libya’s UN-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) has denounced…View More Libya: GNA calls Egypt's military threat 'declaration of war'
Bouraoui convicted on six counts, including ‘insulting the president’ and ‘insulting Islam’. An Algerian court has sentenced prominent anti-government activist Amira Bouraoui to a year…View More Algerian activist Bouraoui handed prison sentence: Lawyer
Yemen’s internationally recognised gov’t says STC has attacked state institutions and citizens’ properties in Socotra. Yemen’s internationally recognised government says Southern Transitional Council (STC) fighters…View More Yemen accuses UAE-backed separatists of staging a coup in Socotra
Ankara says strikes in northern Iraq targeted the PKK in response to increase in rebel attacks on Turkish army bases. Turkish air strikes in northern…View More Turkish air strikes kill civilian in northern Iraq: Official
Turkey, Russia, Egypt and UAE are all recalibrating their plans after the retreat of LNA commander Haftar from Tripoli. After Libya’s renegade military commander Khalifa…View More The unfolding geopolitical power play in war-torn Libya
Palestinian officials say the Israeli army raided Ramallah in the occupied West Bank and arrested a 20-year-old man. The Israeli army raided Ramallah in the…View More Israeli army 'arrests' Palestinian youth in Ramallah raid