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Mosul victory 'days away': Iraqi PM

24 June, 2017

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is getting prepared to announce victory over the Islamic State group in their last Iraqi bastion.

Balls and walls: This week in Middle East football

23 June, 2017

Blog: The Hebron derby, the Baghdad clasico and a ray of hope for a end to the sporting aspect of the Qatar blockade.

US-led Syria strikes killed nearly 500 civilians in month

23 June, 2017

US-led coalition airstrikes on two Syrian provinces targeting extremists have killed almost 500 civilians over the past month, more than double a previous 30-day toll.

Ambitious bin Salman will face trial by fire

23 June, 2017

Comment: Both at home and abroad the challenges facing bin Salman will be huge. It is unlikely he will succeed where more experienced hands did not, writes Barak Barfi.

Bomber blows himself up among civilians fleeing Mosul

23 June, 2017

An official said it was difficult to get a definitive casualty toll because the area where the attack happened was not fully cleared.

Saudi succession reshuffle threatens the house of cards

23 June, 2017

Comment: An indulged prince who flaunts his wealth, newly proclaimed Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman will find building support amid increasing dissatisfaction a Herculean task, writes Robert Springborg.

Morocco busts 'IS-linked cell plotting tourist attacks'

23 June, 2017

Security services in Morocco dismantled a suspected "terrorist cell" linked to the Islamic State group accused of plotting major attacks on tourist sites.

Iraq official denies Russian report of killing IS leader

22 June, 2017

An air raid that Russia claimed killed the leader of the Islamic State group has reportedly killed an elderly hay dealer and his extended family instead.

Mosul's destroyed Grand Nuri Mosque: Perfect for IS propaganda

22 June, 2017

Comment: The symbolism of the destruction of the Grand Nuri Mosque in Mosul will act as a lightning rod for extremists to reinvigorate the simmering sectarian war, writes Tallha Abdulrazaq.

IS is targeting children to hold Mosul civilians hostage

22 June, 2017

Islamic State militants are targeting children in Mosul to prevent civilians from fleeing the city as Iraqi forces push into the last stronghold held in Iraq by the militants there

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