The photos of Iran opposition leader, wife shared despite ban

DUBAI: A new photo of an Iranian opposition leader and his activist wife who have been held under house arrest for eight years is spreading on social media in the country....

Five children killed in attack in Yemen‘s Hodeida: UN

DUBAI: Five Yemeni children were killed in an attack on their home in flashpoint Hodeida province, the UN and medics said, months into a ceasefire agreed by the government and rebels....

Qaida-linked Syria group kills 21 regime forces: Monitor

BEIRUT: A Syrian jihadist group linked to al-Qaida killed 21 regime and allied forces Sunday near Idlib province, in one of the deadliest breaches of a six-month-old truce deal, a monitor...

Egypt‘s top cleric calls polygamy ‘injustice,‘ draws debate

CAIRO: ‘s top Muslim cleric has stirred up controversy after saying that polygamy is an "injustice" for women, but stopped short of calling for a ban on the practice. "Those...

Netanyahu defiant after decision to indict him ahead of polls

JERUSALEM: Prime Minister ‘s long reign atop Israeli politics has earned him the nickname "King Bibi," but a decision ahead of April elections to indict him on corruption charges may be...

Vatican to open own probe into accusations against Pell

CITY: The Vatican is opening its own investigation into accusations against Cardinal , who was found guilty of sexual abuse of minors in his native , a spokesman said on Wednesday....

US, Taliban pause negotiations in Doha following ‘solid‘ talks

DOHA: The US and the have paused negotiations in Doha, with the diplomatic push aimed at ending the war in set to restart over the weekend following "solid" talks between the...

US-backed Syria fighters find mass grave near Islamic State-held area

AL-OMAR OIL FIELD BASE (SYRIA): A spokesman for US-backed forces fighting the group in Syria says they have uncovered a mass grave near the last Islamic State-held pocket in the country‘s...

Guns and milk: What they carried from the ‘caliphate‘

NEAR BAGHOUZ: Guns, laptops, gold coins and baby formula: when Syrian fighters search women emerging from the ruins of the jihadist "caliphate", what they find is not the contents of your...

Hamas calls for Israel to be held accountable after UN Gaza probe

GAZA CITY, PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES: Hamas called for Israel to be held accountable on Thursday after a said its soldiers may have committed crimes against humanity in their response to Gaza unrest....

Lebanese Hezbollah rejects Britain‘s move to ban it

BEIRUT: ‘s militant group has strongly rejected the British government‘s move to ban it as a terrorist organization. Hezbollah said in a statement on Friday that the decision is an...

Iraq will prosecute 13 French IS fighters captured in Syria: President Barham Saleh

PARIS: Iraqi courts will prosecute 13 French citizens captured while fighting for the Islamic State jihadist group in , ‘s President Barham Saleh said on Monday. The fighters, who were...

Amnesty says impunity emboldens Mideast rights violations

BEIRUT: The world community‘s "chilling complacency toward wide-scale " in the Middle East and emboldened governments to commit "appalling" violations last year, said Tuesday. The group‘s annual survey of the...

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