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Pipeline to peril: Nepalese girls trafficked to Gulf

11 December, 2017

Traffickers are exploiting a legal loophole to avoid serious punishment, even when they are caught. Pramod Acharya investigates.

Netanyahu faces pressure in Europe amid Jerusalem decision

11 December, 2017

Netanyahu faces renewed pressure from Europe on Monday to reboot the moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace process following widespread criticism of the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Israeli security guard stabbed as Jerusalem protests flare up

10 December, 2017

A Palestinian stabbed and seriously wounded an Israeli security guard in Jerusalem on Sunday, amid unrest over the White House's declaration of the city as Israel's capital.

Lebanon calls for economic sanctions against the US

10 December, 2017

Lebanon has suggested Arab nations should slap economic sanctions on Washington over Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move the US embassy to the contested city.

Clashes near US embassy in Lebanon over Jerusalem move

10 December, 2017

Protests denouncing Trump's Jerusalem announcement near the US embassy complex in Lebanon turned violent on Sunday as police fired tear gas and clashed with activists trying to reach the compound.

Lebanon slams Iraq militia visit to Israel ceasefire line

10 December, 2017

A visit by an Iraqi Shia militia leader to Lebanon's ceasefire line with Israel was criticised by Lebanon's prime minister on Saturday, who said it violated local law.

Signs of US-Saudi rift after rare Washington criticism

09 December, 2017

US State Department chief Rex Tillerson has offered some mild, but rare, criticism of Saudi Arabia's foreign policy which has been driven by the young Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

World leaders meet with Lebanon's Hariri to discuss crisis

08 December, 2017

World leaders, including the US secretary of state, are due to meet with Hariri to discuss ways to stabilise Lebanon after the prime minister withdrew his shock resignation.

Pro-Hizballah newspaper declares 'Death to America' in Trump backlash

07 December, 2017

Lebanon's pro-Hizballah newspaper Al-Akhbar delcared 'Death to America' on its front page on Thursday as world anger mounted against Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Refugees face Libyan slave markets under proposed European law

07 December, 2017

Comment: New EU Commission reforms could see refugees returned to 'safe' countries that are anything but safe in reality, writes Matt Broomfield.

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