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UN appeals for $3 billion to save Yemen

21 January, 2018

The UN has made a desperate plea for $3 billion to 'save millions' in Yemen, as war, poverty and disease continues to put civilians at risk of death.

Yemen war forces over 32,000 civilians from their homes

21 January, 2018

Tens of thousands of Yemenis had fled their homes in the past two months, joining some two million refugees already displaced by fighting, the UNHCR said in a statement.

Erbil and Baghdad work to end Kurdish flight ban

21 January, 2018

Analysis: Regional and national airspace officials end their dispute and help stabilise Iraq's aviation sector into the bargain, writes Alex Macheras.

Turkey: Between old alliances and Kurdish anger

20 January, 2018

In-depth: Turkey finds itself navigating tricky land as it prepares for the offensive in Syria's Kurdish province while maintaining its ties with the US and Russian administrations.

Anti-IS coalition civilian deaths tripled in 2017: monitor

20 January, 2018

Civilian deaths in Iraq and Syria tripled in 2017, according to Airwars, adding Trump's declaration of a "war of annihilation" against IS could have contributed to the surge in fatalities.

Germany stops weapons sales to countries fighting in Yemen

19 January, 2018

Germany's government said on Friday it would "immediately" stop weapons sales to countries involved in the Yemen conflict, including major customer Saudi Arabia.

GCC crisis: What's behind Trump's volte-face on Qatar?

19 January, 2018

Comment: If America cannot bring the two sides to negotiate a settlement, it would be a huge blow to its standing in the region, writes Anthony Harwood.

Saving Yemen's riyal is great, but save Yemenis too

19 January, 2018

The riyal devaluation has been on the rise over the last three years, while civilian's ordeal has been swelling uncontrollably. Now, Yemen needs to save its currency and people simultaneously.

Syrian Kurds protest after Turkish threats

19 January, 2018

Several thousand people demonstrated against Erdogan on Thursday in Jawadiyeh, in the northeastern province of Hassakeh.

Tribal feuds spread fear in Iraq's Basra province

19 January, 2018

In Iraq's Basra province, tribal feuds are driving some residents to leave the oil-rich region.

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