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Turkey targets Kurdish positions in Syria's Afrin

20 January, 2018

Turkey launched new strikes on Kurdish positions in Afrin on Saturday, as 'first stage' of Ankara's operations in northern Syria begins.

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.

'Attempted car-ramming' in West Bank injures Israeli soldier

19 January, 2018

One solider has sustained minor injuries after a Palestinian car drove into a group of Israeli soldiers at the Qasr al-Yahud pilgrimage site in the Jordan Valley

Israel to 'review' killing of Jordanian citizens

19 January, 2018

Israel has not issued an apology over the killing of two Jordanian citizens, but says it wants to 'review' the incident to fix relations with Jordan.

Haley voices regret to African envoys after Trump 'slur'

19 January, 2018

Haley asked to meet the African ambassadors at the UN after they released a joint statement on Friday demanding an apology from Trump for his 'outrageous, racist and xenophobic remarks.'

A return to authoritarianism in Tunisia: (Part I)

18 January, 2018

Comment: On the anniversary of a revolution that brought hope to many, Tunisians are back on the streets. Khadija Mohsen-Finan looks back at what became of democratic transition, post-2011.

Pence visit showcases dilemma facing Egypt, Jordan leaders

18 January, 2018

Pence's Middle East visit will take place amid sky-high tensions and anti-US sentiment in the region, meaning Sisi and Abdullah must tread carefully to maintain their alliances.

Closed borders and xenophobic policies don't create jobs

18 January, 2018

Comment: For Macron and May, the approach is similar: Distract the masses from domestic failings, by stirring up anger towards migrants and refugees, writes Malia Bouattia.

US signals open-ended military presence in Syria

18 January, 2018

Despite Trump arguing against his predecessors' military interventions while running as a candidate, his presidency has brought about an open-ended military presence in Syria

Ethiopian PM arrives in Egypt for talks on Nile

18 January, 2018

Ethiopia’s prime minister arrived in Cairo on Wednesday for a two-day visit to discuss a massive dam that Egypt fears will cut into its share of the Nile

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