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Palestine teenager shot by Israeli troops in protest dies

23 May, 2018

A Palestinian teenager has succumbed to a gunshot wound inflicted by Israeli troops last week in the occupied West Bank during Nakba Day protests.

Syrian cleric condemns 'flagrant looting' after regime captured Yarmouk

23 May, 2018

A Syrian cleric has condemned government troops and allied militias for looting homes in the recently recaptured Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp.

Palestine's hospitalised leader to be discharged within 2 days

23 May, 2018

Palestine's 82-year-old president will be discharged from hospital on Friday, a doctor treating the leader has announced.

Powerful cyclone wreaks havoc on Yemen's Socotra island

23 May, 2018

A severe cyclone has wreaked havoc on the Yemeni island of Socotra - listed by UNESCO as a world natural heritage site.

Shots fired! Iran's top five fiercest Trump put-downs

23 May, 2018

As a war of words between Iran and the US intensifies, we count down the five cattiest - and sometimes creative - comebacks by Tehran.

Journalism watchdog calls on Saudi Arabia to release blogger

23 May, 2018

The Committee to Protect Journalists has expressed its concern over Saudi Arabia's crackdown on women's rights advocates, and called for their immediate release.

UAE aircraft destroy two Houthi 'attack craft' in Yemen

23 May, 2018

Emirati fighter jets destroyed two Houthi boats that were allegedly aimed at an oil tanker on Wednesday, UAE state media have claimed.

France's PM cancels Israel trip under cloud of speculation

23 May, 2018

France's Premier Edouard Phillipe cancelled a trip to Israel due to 'domestic agenda' issues, however, many are speculating other factors may be at play, including France's condemnation of Gaza massacre.

EU deny reports it will repair Gaza border crossing

23 May, 2018

Israeli media initially claimed that the EU would contribute to repairing the Kerem Shalom crossing, used to transfer goods to Gaza.

Turkey opposition fields left-wing candidate in election bid

23 May, 2018

Turkey's opposition are hoping leftist Muharrem Ince will give Erdogan a run for his money at the June presidential elections.

The Iraq Report: Post-election horse-trading kicks off

23 May, 2018

Our weekly round-up of events in Iraq this week focuses on negotiations to form a government after no one party won an overall majority.

Turkish lira crashes to new low against the dollar

23 May, 2018

Turkey's lira is in free-fall, losing five percent of its value in one day and adding pressure on the central bank to increase interest rates, which could slow the economy.

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