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The UN and EU must do more for Jerusalem

11 December, 2017

Comment: The lacklustre international response to President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem imperils international law and the institutions that exist to uphold it, writes Sonia Boulos.

Hizballah: 'Israel will be destroyed after Trump's Jerusalem move'

11 December, 2017

The leader of Lebanon’s powerful militant and political group Hizballah, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, proclaimed on Monday that his organisation would renew its focus on the Palestinian cause

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.

Putin meets Assad at Russian military base in Syria

11 December, 2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin visited a Russian military air base in Syria on Monday and announced a partial pullout of Russian forces from the country.

New best friends: Russia's Putin visits Cairo and Ankara

11 December, 2017

Russian leader Vladimir Putin will begin a historic visit to Egypt and Turkey on Monday, two leading Sunni Muslim powers that have had complex relations with a growingly assertive Moscow.

Qatar buys dozens of Typhoon fighter jets from Britain

11 December, 2017

Qatar has signed an $8 billion deal to buy 24 Typhoon fighters from the United Kingdom amid an ongoing blockade of the Gulf state.

Iraq holds military parade to celebrate 'victory' over IS

11 December, 2017

The Iraqi military has held a celebration to celebrate the end of the campaign against IS, while others warn the fight is not yet over.

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.

Islamic State re-enters Syria's Idlib after clashes

09 December, 2017

After several days of clashes, IS recaptures villages in Syria's Idlib province, four years after they were first expelled, as Russian airstrikes in the province continue.

PA's Abbas to shun Pence over Jerusalem recognition move

09 December, 2017

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has vowed not to meet with US vice-President Mike Pence later this month following Washington's controversial policy shift to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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