Haider al-Abadi has issued a furious response to the Qatar hostage deal which took place in Iraq, saying the Baghdad government has seized the hundreds of millions in ransom cash.
The CEO of one of the Middle East’s largest carriers said Monday passenger numbers to the United States have dipped slightly over fears by some Muslim passengers
Two Qatari hunters who endured a 16-month hostage ordeal in Iraq spoke on Sunday of their joy at being released, in the first public comments since the group were freed.
Jim Mattis meets Qatar's emir and defence chief as part of a tour aimed at rekindling relations after testing times under the Obama administration.
Comment: The China-Russia alliance could yet cement, but Putin would have to accept the role of junior partner, with China being the dominant player, writes Naveed Ahmad.
Emirates and Etihad airlines will boost screening for passengers flying to Australia this week after the country imposed new requirements for enhanced explosives detection.
Hamas has finalised its new charter, reportedly recognising Israel's 1967 borders, changing the definition of its enemy from 'Jews' to 'the occupiers' and distancing itself from the Muslim Brotherhood.
Over $260 million has been pledged in humanitarian aid for Syria during a meeting in Doha on Sunday involving the UN and 25 non-governmental organisations from across the region.
Comment: Beyond the fawning compliments, Sisi's visit to Washington will likely see the Egyptian president keen to persuade Trump to outlaw the Muslim Brotherhood, writes Mohamad Elmasry.
National teams were focused on their attempts to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, with the Syrian regime using the occasion to win PR points.