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Isis charging Syrian civilians $1,000 'not to be used as human shields'
Smugglers have been charging Syrian residents of the Isis-held city of...
Israel approves first new settlement in two decades
Israel has approved the construction of the first new settlement in two...
Trump team stops disclosing troop deployments in Iraq and Syria
The Trump administration has stopped disclosing significant information...
Isis deputy leader 'killed in air strike'
Isis' deputy leader has reportedly been killed by an air strike in...
Isis 'used 17 suicide car bombs to help leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi flee Mosul'
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of Isis and self-declared Caliph...
Club gets shut down for playing remix of Islamic call to prayer
A nightclub in Tunisia has been closed by authorities after a DJ played...
Russia suspends agreement that prevents direct conflict with US forces
Russia has said it is suspending a deal with the US to prevent mid-air...
Putin has offered a stern warning to the US over Syrian air strikes
Russian President Vladimir Putin has condemned US cruise missile strikes...
Church bombings in Egypt kills at least 37
At least 32 people have been killed in two bomb attacks targeting two...
Lapid Seeks to Capture Israel’s Middle Ground
Once dismissed as a passing fad, Yair Lapid, a 53-year-old former TV...
Saudi Arabia elected to UN women's rights commission
Saudi Arabia has been elected to the UN women’s rights commission...
Women hang eerie wedding dresses from Beirut's seafront for a very important reason
Activists campaigning to get Lebanon to abolish an old law which allows...
Turkey has suspended 9,100 police officers over ties to failed coup
Turkey has suspended more than 9,100 police officers with alleged links...
Iran 'bans female football player' photographed without veil
A former member of Iran's women's football team claims she has...
Pizza Hut release advert 'mocking Palestinian hunger strikers'
Palestinians and activists are calling for a boycott of Pizza Hutt...
Police rescue 14-year-old boy 'locked up at home since birth' by parents
A 14-year-old boy whose parents allegedly kept him confined in the...
Hundreds of rebel fighters evacuate Homs, Syria
Rebel evacuations are bringing Assad closer to a symbolic victory of...
In Iran, people are very worried about Donald Trump. But not for the reason you might expect
The rally for Hassan Rouhani at the Shobada Centre in Imam Khomeini...
Why the US attack in Syria last night was much more significant than Trump's team would have you believe
The Pentagon’s account of its Thursday night air strike on pro-Assad...
Trump Seeks to Affirm Global Role With First Official Foreign Trip
President Donald Trump embarks on his first official foreign trip Friday...
Eye Opener: Trump urges Muslim world to fight terrorism
President Trump lands in Israel, looking for a path toward peace in the...
This is why Saudi Arabia and its allies suddenly cut ties to Qatar
Qatar is unexpectedly under siege from its neighbours. Led by Saudi...
While everyone was watching the election, 30 people were just killed in a suicide bombing in Iraq
At least 30 people have been killed in a suicide bombing south of...
Russia: 'highly certain' Isis leader dead
Russia's Foreign Ministry has said there is a high degree of...
How the Meaning of Old Age Is Changing
How the meaning of old age is changing, the most important work of the...
Arab States Demand Qatar Close Al Jazeera, Shut Turkish Base
Saudi Arabia and other Arab states have called on Qatar to shut down...
Locals in Lebanon help Syrians who lost everything in devastating refugee camp fire
“I am actually startled by the response and how quickly the rebuilding...
Wonder Woman has now been banned in a third country
A court in Tunisia has decided to ban summer blockbuster Wonder Woman...
Devastating fires in refugee camps highlight dangerous conditions Syrians in Lebanon are forced to live
“I don’t hope for much anymore. But I didn’t think we’d lose...
Putin signs deal to keep base in Syria for half a century
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law ratifying a deal with...
Saudi Arabia may finally face accountability in Yemen as air strike kills 5 civilians
At least five civilians have died in a Saudi-led coalition air strike...
Suicide attacks in Baghdad kill at least 25
Iraq's Interior Ministry spokesman says a double suicide bombing in...
Palestinian leader denounces Donald Trump’s diplomacy as 'slap of the century’
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has denounced Donald Trump’s policy...
Mike Pence angers Palestinians by saying it is 'an honour to be in Israel's capital, Jerusalem'
US Vice President Mike Pence sparked fresh anger at the beginning of a...
Survivors of Kabul hotel attack that killed 18 recount ordeal
Survivors of the Taliban attack on Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel...
EU reassures Palestinians of commitment to Jerusalem as a shared capital
The EU remains committed to seeing Jerusalem as the shared capital of...
Three Israeli pilots say they would refuse to fly deported asylum seekers back to Africa against their will
Three Israeli pilots have spoken out against the forced deportations...
UK barristers call for intervention from Iranian authorities over treatment human rights lawyers
British barristers have written to Iran‘s supreme leader Ayatollah...
Man shot after 'trying to break into' Iranian president's office
An Iranian man has been shot and arrested after trying to break into...
Israel demolishes EU-funded Palestinian classrooms
Israeli authorities on Sunday tore down two EU-funded classrooms that...
In Saudi Arabia there’s an underground gym teaching women to fight
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia does not exactly have a reputation for...
Analysis: Tillerson travels the world as the anti-Trump
In contrast to Vice President Mike Pence, who uses his overseas trips to...
Footage shows moment bomb destroys building in East Ghouta as Syria fighting escalates
Footage has emerged of the moment a rocket hit a building in a besieged...
Iran may pull out of nuclear deal over Western banks' reluctance to do business
Iran may pull out of its nuclear deal with international powers if...
Hundreds attend funeral of Palestinian journalist killed in Gaza while covering protests
Hundreds of mourners attended the funeral of a Palestinian...
Yazidis who suffered under Isis face forced conversion to Islam amid fresh persecution in Afrin
The Yazidis, who were recently the target of massacre, rape and sex...
US embassy move to Jerusalem leaving hundreds of elderly residents facing eviction
Workmen have been toiling around the clock in preparation for Monday’s...
Palestinian man publicly sets himself on fire over dire living conditions in Gaza
A 20-year-old Palestinian is in a critical condition after setting...
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: British mother jailed in Iran told by judge to expect to be convicted and re-sentenced on old evidence, supporters claim
A British mother jailed in Iran has been taken back to court and told by...
Imprisoned Brit Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe to face trial in Iran on fresh charges
A British-Iranian aid worker who has spent more than two years in an...
Jared Kushner heads back to Middle East to push next steps in peace plan
The White House says Kushner and Jason Greenblatt would travel to...
Three babies among dead as boat capsizes off Turkish coast
Three babies were amongst the six people who died after their boat...
Gaza militants agree to rocket ceasefire after Israel launches airstrike
Palestinian militants have agreed to stop firing rockets into Israel...
US has been 'defeated' by Iran, country's supreme leader claims ahead of Trump sanctions
The US has been “defeated” by Iran, the country’s supreme leader...
British MPs call for access to detained women activists in Saudi Arabia after torture allegations
A group of British MPs and lawyers is calling for access to women...
John Bolton contradicts Trump by saying Syria withdrawal depends on defeating Isis
Donald Trump’s national security adviser John Bolton has appeared to...
Western nations pressure Iran on missiles even as they refine their own rockets
On the same day Donald Trump called out Iran in his State of the Union...
Isis child suspects being detained and tortured without evidence, human rights report reveals
Children suspected of being affiliated with Isis are being arrested and...
UK claims it has killed just one civilian in 1,700 bombing raids on Iraq and Syria
Just one civilian was harmed in RAF airstrikes that killed more than...
Iran's Revolutionary Guards raid modelling agencies for 'promoting vulgarity'
Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards force has raided three modelling...
Iranian boats 'attempt to intercept' British oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz
Three ships belonging to Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have...
Iran rejects UK proposal for international coalition to protect shipping in Strait of Hormuz
Iran has rejected plans for a European maritime force to defend...
Southern Yemen separatists seize presidential palace, tearing coalition apart and sparking fears of new war
Yemen’s southern separatists have seized control of the port city...
Saudi Arabia women's rights reforms less extensive than they appear, campaigners warn
Saudi Arabia’s reforms on women’s rights are radically less...
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