Yemen

Fresh clashes between separatists, government in Yemen's south

Fighters from Security Belt militia take two government military bases in Zinjibar, in Abyan province, officials say.

Fresh clashes between separatists, government in Yemen's south

AJ Impact

Dwindling enthusiasm for fossil fuels could hit Saudi Aramco IPO

Investors are turning towards renewable energy just as the world's largest oil giant wants to go public.

Dwindling enthusiasm for fossil fuels could hit Saudi Aramco IPO

ISIS/ISIL

Pompeo says ISIL gaining strength in some areas

In wide-ranging interview, Pompeo also tells CBS the US and North Korea have not resumed talks as quickly as he hoped.

Pompeo says ISIL gaining strength in some areas

Syria's War

Syria rebels withdraw from strategic town

Opposition fighters in Syria's northwest withdraw from key town as government forces press ahead with Idlib offensive.

Syria's war: Rebels withdraw from Idlib's Khan Sheikhoun

Opinion

The looming partition of Yemen

After the UAE's decision to withdraw its troops from Yemen, the secessionist takeover of Aden was inevitable.

Imad K Harb

by Imad K Harb

Imad K Harb

Lebanon

'Similar to mafias': Lebanese singer Elissa says will quit music

Outspoken singer, who has sold over 30 million albums worldwide, is known for tackling taboo subjects in her music.

'Similar to mafias': Lebanese singer Elissa says will quit music

Middle East

Iraq: 31 unidentified bodies found buried in Karbala

Human rights groups accuse the government of covering up possible sectarian violence.

Syria's War

Turkey says military convoy targeted in northern Syria

Turkish defence ministry says three civilians killed after air raids target military convoy in northwestern Syria.

United States

Ilhan Omar: Go to Israel, see 'cruel reality of the occupation'

Denouncing Netanyahu's decision to deny them entry, Omar, Tlaib urge politicians to visit Israel and occupied West Bank.

Ilhan Omar: Go to Israel, see 'cruel reality of the occupation'

Inside Story

Does the Trump-Netanyahu special relationship serve or harm US?

The close ties between the US president and the Israeli prime minister are creating controversy.

Middle East

Palestinian president fires advisers, orders return of bonuses

Moves believed to be part of efforts to cut costs and recuperate funds after Israel stopped delivering tax revenues.

Palestinian president fires advisers, orders return of bonuses

Sudan

Al-Bashir 'received $90m from Saudi Arabia'

At the start of al-Bashir's corruption trial, investigator tells court the sum included $25m from Saudi crown prince.

Sudan's ex-president al-Bashir 'received $90m from Saudi Arabia'

Iran

Iran warns US against seizing oil tanker

Iranian tanker sought by US heads towards Greece as Tehran says any seizure attempt will have 'grave consequences'.

Iran warns US against seizing oil tanker

Egypt

Egypt: Criticism of Baron Empain Palace restoration 'fake news'

The Baron Empain Palace was built in 1907 by Belgian industrialist Edouard Empain and is a Cairo landmark.

Egypt: Criticism of Baron Empain Palace restoration 'fake news'

United Kingdom

Canada 'disappointed' by UK decision on suspected ISIL fighter

UK's move to strip detained Jack Letts of British citizenship sparks diplomatic spat with Canada.

Canada 'disappointed' by UK decision on suspected ISIL fighter