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Lebanon denies allegations that banking sector launders Hizballah funds

03 December, 2017

Lebanon has denied Saudi allegations that its prestigious banking system is being used to smuggle and launder funds for powerful political and militant group Hizballah.

US holds talks with Saudi Arabia on 'Palestinian state'

02 December, 2017

Trump senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner has been holding talks with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on establishing a Palestinian state, isolating State Secretary Rex Tillerson.

Saudis and Iran trade insults at 'positive agenda' conference

02 December, 2017

A conference on creating "a positive agenda" became the latest battlefield for Saudi Arabia and its regional-rival Iran after the two accused each other of meddling in the Middle East.

A role in search of a hero

01 December, 2017

Comment: The Arab world seems destined to continue to offer a leadership role in search of its hero, writes Robert Springborg.

Lebanon garbage burning is serious risk to health: report

01 December, 2017

HRW said the Lebanese government's failure to bring under control the country's garbage crisis has led to open burning of waste which threatens to seriously damage residents' health.

Syria rebels shoot down regime helicopter: monitor

01 December, 2017

Rebels shot down a Syrian regime helicopter on Friday in a southwestern region near the borders with Israel and Lebanon.

Lebanon's political class must capitalise on Hariri's popularity

30 November, 2017

Comment: Rather than exacerbate sectarian rifts, the drama surrounding Lebanese PM Hariri's resignation has actually served to boost national harmony, writes Mona Alami.

Hariri signals he may withdraw resignation 'next week'

30 November, 2017

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri signalled on Wednesday night that he may withdraw his resignation next week, saying matters were "positive".

#SheDefends: Honouring the Middle Eastern women fighting for change

29 November, 2017

There is a long way to go to achieve gender equality in the Middle East, but progress - and sacrifice - has been made by brave women human rights defenders.

Jared of Arabia at the heart of Saudi sheikh-down

29 November, 2017

Comment: Amid Saudi Arabia's dramatic reshuffle, the involvement of Donald Trump's ambitious son-in-law has not gone unnoticed, writes Sam Fouad.

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