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Chemical attacks 'frequently' reported in Iraq: WHO

26 June, 2017

World Health Organisation says possible cases of chemical weapons use in Iraq has 'increased substantially' since 2016.

US govt websites hacked with pro-IS messages

26 June, 2017

Websites in Ohio and Maryland were plastered with Islamic State group propaganda on Sunday night, US officials said.

Arab-Kurdish alliance seizes a quarter of Raqqa from IS

26 June, 2017

The Syrian Democratic Forces, a US-backed alliance of Arab and Kurdish forces, has recaptured a quarter of the Islamic State groups' Syrian bastion, in an ongoing offensive.

UAE embroiled in Yemen torture sites controversy

26 June, 2017

The UAE said it has no role in at least 18 black-sites in Yemen where torture took place, according to information revealed in an AP investigation last week.

Yemen to probe alleged interrogation abuses by UAE, US

24 June, 2017

Yemen’s internationally-recognised government on Saturday ordered an investigation into reports that US military interrogators worked with forces from the United Arab Emirates who are accused of torturing detainees in Yemen.

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.

Turkey sends first ship-load of food to Qatar

23 June, 2017

Turkey has faced increasing pressure from Riyadh over its support for Qatar and may soon face sanctions itself, according to one Egyptian source familiar with the matter.

UAE threatens Qatar to take list of demands 'seriously'

23 June, 2017

The UAE has threatened Qatar to take a list of harsh demands drawn up by its neighbours seriously or the diplomatic crisis in the Gulf would turn into a "divorce".

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.

Local al-Qaeda leader in Yemen 'killed by US airstrike'

23 June, 2017

The Pentagon has confirmed the death of al-Qaeda emir in Yemen's Shabwa province following a US airstrike.

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