Middle East


Air strikes kill at least 17 civilians in Syria rebel enclave

Regime and Russian air strikes on a rebel-held enclave near the Syrian capital killed at least 17 civilians on Saturday, a war monitor said. Eastern Ghouta, one of the last remaining opposition strongholds in the country, is the target of near-daily air raids. “Syrian and Russian aircraft on Saturday continued their intense bombardment of Eastern […]

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Arabs seek recognition for Palestinian capital in east Jerusalem: Jordan

Jordan said on Saturday the Arab League would seek international recognition of the Palestinian state with east Jerusalem as its capital after Washington recognised the Holy City as Israel’s capital. Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi made the announcement at a joint news conference with Arab League chief Ahmed Abul Gheit after talks in Amman on the […]

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UN to Hold Emergency Meeting on Iran Unrest

Pro-government supporters held large rallies Friday across Iran as the United Nations Security Council prepares to hold an emergency meeting to discuss the ongoing unrest. Thousands of government advocates rallied for a third straight day in dozens of locations around Tehran and several cities after Tehran’s prayer leader urged authorities to deal “firmly” with those […]

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Yemen could be ‘worst’ humanitarian crisis in 50 years

People in war-torn Yemen are facing a situation that ” looks like the Apocalypse”, the UN’s humanitarian chief has told Al Jazeera, warning that the country could become the worst humanitarian disaster in half a century. The Arab world’s poorest country has endured nearly three years of war between Houthi rebels and Saudi-backed forces loyal […]


US envoy Haley to present ‘irrefutable evidence’ on Iran

US Ambassador Nikki Haley will present “irrefutable evidence” that Iran has tried to cover up violations of international obligations, the US mission said Wednesday. Haley will hold a press conference in Washington on Thursday on Iran’s “ongoing destabilizing activities in the Middle East and elsewhere in the world.” The United States and Saudi Arabia have […]