Middle East
  • Two weeks after snapping off diplomatic & economic ties with Qatar, four Arab states have sent Doha a list of 13 demands, ordering the isolated country to act on them to end the unprecedented crisis in the region.  

    Doha, Qatar
    LAST UPDATE : Jun 23, 2017, 6:34 AM EDT
  • Mosul's Al-Nuri Mosque as seen from a sniper hole.

    Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said that the destruction of the Grand al-Nuri Mosque of Mosul by Islamic State fighters is a “formal declaration" that the jihadist outfit has conceded defeat against coalition forces.

    LAST UPDATE : Jun 22, 2017, 6:35 AM EDT
  • Saudi Arabia's new Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

    In a big reshuffle in the country’s line of succession, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman issued royal decree, appointing his son Mohammed bin Salman, 31, as the new crown prince, replacing a 57-year-old nephew.

    LAST UPDATE : Jun 21, 2017, 6:41 AM EDT
  • (Source: mashleymorgan/flickr)

    For the first in the Syrian conflict, a U.S.-led coalition fighter jet shot down a Syrian military plane on Sunday after it dropped bombs near America-backed Syrian Democratic Forces in Raqqa province.

    LAST UPDATE : Jun 19, 2017, 6:16 AM EDT
  • Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, painted portrait

    Russia’s defense ministry said on Friday that it is verifying the inputs that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi may have been killed in an airstrike conducted on May 28 in the Syrian city of Raqqa.

    LAST UPDATE : Jun 16, 2017, 7:20 AM EDT
  • (Source: Mustafa Khayat/flickr)

    At least two people died and hundreds of others fell ill in a camp near the Iraqi city of Mosul after they ate fast-breaking iftar meal served to them by a non-governmental organization on Monday.

    LAST UPDATE : Jun 13, 2017, 7:53 AM EDT
  • The building of Iranian parliament.

    Armed men launched two coordinated attacks on the Iranian parliament and the shrine of Ayatollah Khomeini inTehran on Wednesday, killing at least one security guard and injuring several others.

    LAST UPDATE : Jun 07, 2017, 6:47 AM EDT
  • U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, heads to Moscow to persuade President Vladimir Putin.

    The G7 foreign ministers held a meeting with their Middle Eastern allies on Tuesday to reach a common ground over threatening Russia with strict sanctions if it fails to abandon Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 11, 2017, 7:52 AM EDT
  • About 650,000 civilians are trapped in conflict-hit western Mosul.

    Iraq’s Counter-Terrorism Service troops and elite interior ministry security units advancing towards IS-held western part of Mosul launched a fierce assault on the city airport and a nearby military base on Thursday.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 23, 2017, 4:45 AM EST
  • Warships led by Russia's sole aircraft carrier, Admiral Kuznetsov, will be withdrawn first

    Just days after implementing nationwide ceasefire across Syria, Russian military chief claimed on Friday that Moscow has begun scaling down its armed forces deployed in the Middle East country. 

    LAST UPDATE : Jan 06, 2017, 6:05 AM EST