- Middle East Iraq Forces Combing West Mosul after Surprise IS Attack Iraqi forces on Monday were searching neighborhoods of west Mosul they retook weeks ago after a surprise jihadist attack on their rear that left ...
- Middle East U.S.-Backed Force Seizes a Quarter of Raqa from IS U.S.-backed fighters have seized a quarter of Syria's Raqa from the Islamic State group, a monitor said Monday, less than three weeks after they ... 1
The scene in Syria's besieged rebel-held town of Douma is almost surreal -- tables laden with food to break the Ramadan fast are surrounded by the crumbling carcasses of bombed-out buildings.Full Story
The Islamic State jihadist group on Wednesday blew up Mosul's iconic leaning minaret and the adjacent mosque where their leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi made his only public appearance in 2014, a top Iraqi commander said.Full Story
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed "concern about the funding of terrorism" to the emir of Qatar on Wednesday, calling for dialogue to end Doha's row with Arab states.Full Story
Saudi Arabia and its allies have drawn up a list of demands to be presented to Qatar, the United States said Wednesday, as President Donald Trump discussed the regional crisis with new Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
The latest moves came as Washington stepped up its efforts to resolve the thorny row between Qatar -- home to the biggest U.S. air base in the Middle East -- and its neighbors, led by Riyadh.Full Story
Mohammed bin Salman, named Saudi crown prince on Wednesday, becomes first in line to the throne as the historically conservative nation faces challenges at home and turmoil abroad.Full Story
Saudi King Salman, who ascended the throne in January 2015 and the last of the "Sudairi Seven" to rule, has presided over wideranging efforts to transform his oil-dependent, conservative Islamic realm.Full Story
Aid workers are preparing for a potentially massive outflow of civilians from Mosul's Old City, the U.N. refugee agency's representative in Iraq said, raising fears for civilians being held as human shields.Full Story
Israeli forces arrested the mother of a slain Palestinian assailant early on Wednesday after she praised her son's deadly east Jerusalem attack, the army and police said.Full Story
Iran on Wednesday demanded the release of three fishermen detained last week by Saudi Arabia, which claims the men were Iranian Revolutionary Guard members planning an attack.Full Story
Egypt began on Wednesday to deliver a million litres of fuel to Gaza, a Palestinian official said, in an attempt to ease the Palestinian enclave's desperate electricity crisis.
The fuel, trucked in through the Rafah border between Egypt and Gaza, will be routed to the territory's only power station -- closed since April due to fuel shortages.Full Story