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UN Security Council to meet Friday to discuss Jerusalem

07 December, 2017

The United Nations Security Council will meet on Friday at the request of eight states over US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Gaddafi's son 'seeking comeback to Libya politics'

06 December, 2017

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, freed after six years' detention, is seeking a comeback to Libyan politics, with observers saying he could find support from loyalists to his father's old regime.

China warns against Trump's Jerusalem embassy move

06 December, 2017

China has warned that US President Donald Trump's plan to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital could fuel tensions in the region.

Trump to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Wednesday

06 December, 2017

US embassies around the world are braced for backlash after Donald Trump dismisses warnings from Arab leaders about recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Trump recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital

06 December, 2017

US President Donald Trump has dismissed warnings from Arab leaders, European allies and even the Pope by announcing the US' recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Al-Azhar warns Jerusalem embassy move will 'open hell's floodgates'

05 December, 2017

The Grand Imam of al-Azhar in Egypt has said US plans to relocate its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem will 'open the floodgates of hell to the West'.

Global outrage as Trump announces Jerusalem embassy move

05 December, 2017

The Arab world is reacting in anger after Trump's shocking decision to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, a break from previous US policy

Kuwait ends troubled two-day GCC summit on first day

05 December, 2017

Kuwait’s emir has ended a two-day Gulf summit only hours into first day, showing turmoil in bloc amid Qatar crisis.

Rattled by Shafiq, Sisi's regime is far from stable

05 December, 2017

Comment: President Sisi's rule may not be on the brink of collapse, but its recent handling of Ahmed Shafiq shows the foundations are cracking, writes Sam Hamad.

World Cup fever: This week in Middle East football

05 December, 2017

Syria's Omar Khribin is named Asian Player of the Year as the region gears up for two Middle Eastern derbies following the World Cup draw.

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